How to Sew a Curved Fabric Face Mask with a Free Pattern

Suddenly we sewists are finding ourselves sewing fabric face masks. The demand for these masks is great right now. So great in fact that Etsy sent an email out to sellers suggesting that if they sew they should consider making and listing fabric masks. This sent me on a quest for patterns and I found this one from Peanut Patterns. It’s free and I like it so much I’ve made a YouTube video tutorial for you today.

Happy Sewing and Stay Well! 🙂

How to Make a Patchwork Drawstring Bag Free Tutorial

Hello sewing friends! I am back today with another free patchwork bag tutorial. This is the same bag from yesterday’s post but with a different closure!

Patchwork drawstring bag by Daydreams of Quilts using Heather Ross fussy cuts.

You can download my free zipper pouch tutorial here for all the cutting measurements and then follow along in my YouTube tutorial video to change the zipper closure to a drawstring closure! Make a matching pair if you like. 🙂

Happy sewing!

How to Make a Patchwork Zipper Pouch Free Tutorial

Today I have a free tutorial, video and PDF download for all you wonderful sewing people! 🙂

I have been meaning to sew a patchwork zipper pouch with fussy cuts from Heather Ross fabrics for a long time so today was the day!

Patchwork Zipper Pouch made by Daydreams of Quilts with Heather Ross fabrics.

Download the free tutorial PDF pattern here and then head to the Daydreams of Quilts YouTube channel for a video tutorial.

Happy sewing!

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Sewing Tools

Many of us don’t give much thought to cleaning and disinfecting our sewing tools and machines yet for many of us these are items we touch and use on a daily basis.

Disinfecting Sewing Tools With Isopropyl Alcohol wipes.

Studio 39 Fabrics approached me with a timely collaboration idea to cover cleaning tips for our sewing rooms.

The video on cleaning and disinfecting our sewing rooms can be viewed here. Canadian residents can enter a giveaway sponsored by Studio 39 Fabrics at the end of the video!

Happy sewing and stay well!

Sewing a Canvas Pencil Pouch with a Free Pattern

Now is a great time to try out some of the many free patterns that are out there.

I made the Noodlehead Canvas Pencil Pouch pattern the other day! The pattern templates are on the Noodlehead blog and I created a YouTube tutorial video while I was sewing.

I used a clear vinyl zipper for my pouch. Another first for me!

Canvas pencil pouch with a clear vinyl zipper.

I hope you get a chance to try making one – or even a few! Happy sewing!

How to Make a Sleep Mask with a free pattern

I made one of these handy sleep masks a couple of months ago for my daughter and she’s somehow misplaced it in the house. She’s been asking me to make another one since she lost it. It’s a very quick make so it didn’t take long to whip up another one.

This uses a free pattern by Made for Mermaids which you can find on this blog post.

I made a YouTube video tutorial for my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/PoY_dTH6NWE

Happy sewing and sleep well! 🙂

Free Sushi Sewing Set Tutorial and Video Series

Hello sewing friends. This is a free sewing tutorial that I offer to my newsletter subscribers and Facebook group members. With this tutorial you can sew a wool felt California roll sushi and a needle book.

I have created a two part video quilt along series for my YouTube channel using this tutorial.

The tutorial is now available to purchase in my Etsy shop if you prefer that option.

Find the video series for this set here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgoebvsHULZsCu0ylB8JcMFRCNsXtteb2

Happy Sewing and Stay Well! 🙂

Sewing a Lip Balm Key Fob

This is another simple and fun free Made for Mermaids pattern to sew a lip balm key fob. I made a video tutorial on YouTube for how to sew it as well.

It was suggested to me on Instagram by the lovely @mtwevans that these would also be great for carrying hand sanitizer. Depending on the size of your bottle you could print the pattern out at 200% or 300% and make a hand sanitizer key fob!

Lip balm key fob made with a free pattern from Made for Mermaids using Alison Glass fabric.

Sewing a Bowl Cozy with a Free Pattern

I have been meaning to use this free bowl cozy pattern from Made for Mermaids for a while. The other day my son actually asked me to make him one. He rarely asks for me to make him anything so the next day I was on it! 🙂

Bowl Cozy made by Daydreams of Quilts with a pattern by Made for Mermaids using Circular Logic fabric by Janine Vangool of Uppercase.

This is a fun sewing project that uses two fat quarters and two pieces of batting. It’s great for using up scraps! There are written instructions on the Made for Mermaids blog and I created a YouTube video tutorial on how to make it.

Bowl cozy as seen from above.

I hope you get a chance to make one or even a whole set! Happy sewing!