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Easy pencil case sewing pattern free tutorial with zipper for beginners

See how to make an easy pencil case with my free pencil case sewing pattern and tutorial! This useful and quick beginner sewing project is a perfect DIY back-to-school project and also makes a great DIY gifts idea for kids. Easy zippered pencil case pattern This zipper pencil case can hold pencils, markers, gel pens, …

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DIY Kids Cheetah Halloween Costume for Boys

Looking for a cute boys Halloween costume idea? Make this DIY kids cheetah Halloween costume with a cozy hoodie and pants plus a ‘World’s Fastest Land Animal’ running medal and running shoes. This kids cheetah costume is a cute Halloween costume idea for kids that you can make yourself. Kids love animal Halloween costumes and …

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Free Baby Bib Sewing Pattern for Drooly Babies

Here’s an easy and free baby bib sewing pattern with a few clever twists for drooly babies who are teething. First, it’s lined with waterproof PUL fabric, the same stuff that you can use to make DIY baby diapers. I put orange PUL fabric on the back to reduce teething wetness on his clothes and …

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How to make a headboard slipcover with storage pocket

Make a cheerful headboard slipcover to quickly and easily change up a bedroom. Because the slipcover is removable, it’s a super cute and inexpensive way to decorate a kid’s room and keep changing it up as they grow. And seriously, how sweetly adorable is this pleated pocket storage pocket? The storage pocket is just the …

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Kid’s Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with French Beret and Giant Paint Brush for Little Artists

Here’s a handmade kids’ Halloween costume idea that’s sure to be a trick-or-treating masterpiece: a classic watercolor paint box, topped with a handmade French-inspired beret and a jumbo paint brush made from a pool noodle. It’s simple and clever with just a little sewing needed. I made this watercolor paint box artist costume for DIYNetwork.com. …

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DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Bags with Sticky Spiderwebs + Moving Spiders (eek!)

Here’s a spooky DIY Halloween trick or treat bag free pattern with ‘sticky’ spiderwebs and creepy spiders that can move and crawl around. Eek! The sticky spiderwebs on the DIY Halloween trick-or-treat bag are actually thin strips that I cut from VELCRO® Brand fasteners… …and the spiders have a bit of VELCRO® Brand Sticky Back …

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DIY Washable Baby Placemats For Clip-On Chairs

This free pattern for DIY wipeable baby placemat attaches to clip-on highchairs (and restaurant high chairs too!). It covers the table …and unlike baby plates, your little darling can’t throw it onto the floor. I actually came up with this baby placemat pattern a few years back for my daughter, Elise, who is now three. …

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Extra-long baby bib free sewing pattern for toddler-sized spills

This longer baby bib free sewing pattern with pocket is for all the messy toddlers out there and their moms (AKA me) who are tired of doing their laundry. All of Elise’s baby bibs were much too short …not only were her bibs not keeping food off of her clothes but they also were looking …

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Easy DIY baby tag blanket free sewing pattern

Make a DIY baby tag blanket for snuggly newborns to cuddle and learn and play! This baby tag blanket with ribbon loops and super-soft minky fabric is a DIY baby gift for my friend Cristin‘s crazy cute newborn daughter, Margot. My DIY baby tag blanket free sewing pattern is a simplified, pocket-less, and slightly-larger version …

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DIY curved burp cloth free pattern for baby

This curved baby burp cloth free sewing pattern is reversible, recycled, and super easy to make — you’ll be able to knock out this DIY burp cloth pattern in no time flat. During my nesting frenzy before our son Liam was born, I rummaged through all our towels (among other things) and set aside the …

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Tiered ruffle baby dress free sewing pattern

This free tiered baby dress sewing pattern has subtle gathered ruffled tiers and a classic pillowcase-dress-inspired neckline with ribbon ties that’s perfect for late spring and summer. And it’s super easy to sew. This sewing pattern was totally inspired by a piece of fabric; specifically, the Texas Modern Strips Coral fabric at Spoonflower by Jacinda …

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Kid’s pillowcase free sewing pattern with secret pocket for nighttime treasures

This free pillowcase pattern features a super cute little pocket for tucking in nighttime treasures. Kids can use the pillowcase pocket to store flashlights and bedtime friends. Adults can tuck in tissues, earplugs, or a mobile phone alarm clock (although I recommend putting your phone on airplane mode and turning off the wireless first). I …

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Kid’s non-slip fabric Play-Doh mat or coloring mat

I sewed this non-slip fabric kid’s play mat for Play-Doh and coloring for our living room coffee table. The DIY fabric kid’s play mat is super oversized (16″ x 28″) to give lots of playing room. It’s machine washable, hang dry. And did I mention the play mat is non-slip too? Yep, I backed it …

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Kid-sized Messenger Bag Free Pattern and Sewing Tutorial

This free child-sized messenger bag pattern is the perfect shrunken size for the special kid in your life. Make this DIY kids messenger bag free sewing pattern in a couple evenings. This kids messenger bag free sewing pattern is a variation of my free bridesmaid’s handbag sewing pattern and my free shoulder handbag sewing pattern …

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