Sewing PatternsAll Questions Ask a Question Follow

You can not only save money, but also create original one of a kind crafts by making your own patterns. This page contains thrifty, do it yourself, sewing pattern craft projects.

Featured Videos Questions


47 Total Articles   Page 1
A person welding.

Welding Cap Patterns?Welding caps were originally designed to help keep sparks from burning exposed skin when welding, but they are worn by non-welders as well. Making your own welding caps allows you to create ones that match your personality and it also can save you money. This page has advice about finding welding cap patterns.


sewing machine

Pattern for Fitted Queen Sheets?Making your own bed sheets allows you to choose your fabric and perhaps get a better fit. This is a page about pattern for fitted queen sheets.


Sewing pattern on a piece of fabric.

Finding Patterns for Petite-Plus WomenFinding sewing patterns that fit your height and figure can be difficult. There are websites that sometimes fill the gap found in traditional pattern books. This is a page about finding patterns for petite-plus women.


A woman wearing a blue turban.

Free Turban Sewing Patterns?Some sewing projects can be done using free patterns found at stores or on the internet. This is a page about free turban sewing patterns.


clothing pattern

McCall's Patterns Reviews?This is a page about McCall's patterns reviews. McCall's patterns are one of the major sewing patterns available at your local fabric store.


The finished Folded Flower Table Runner

Folded Flower Table RunnerThis was a cute and different table runner to make. Reminded me a little bit of paper folding or origami.


The completed Strip Block Potholder

Strip Block PotholderI've become interested in quilting and all of the neat ideas for quilt blocks. Because there are so many, I decided I would make a variety of quilt blocks and turn them into potholders so I can try out a lot more designs and it wouldn't be as time consuming.


The finished Roll Holder Basket

Roll Holder BasketOld-fashioned roll basket!


The completed knot purse.

Knot PurseVery simple, quick-to-sew reversible purse.


Mother Goose and her new bonnet.

Mother Goose's New BonnetThis is my old Mother Goose stuffed toy I had as a child in the late 50's, early 60's. She was missing her bonnet so I decided to make her one. I found what the original bonnet looked like but came up with this simple bonnet that could also be used for a doll.


Tissue Case with Pocket - finished case

Sewing a Tissue Case with PocketMake a cute little fabric case for a purse/pocket sized facial tissue package. This example goes one step beyond and incorporates a nice little pocket for lip balm, hand sanitizer, or lotion.


Photo of a Denim Dimetrodon Toy

Making Denim DinosaursThese cute dinosaurs are made from denim scraps. Learn how on this page.



A pattern being used in sewing.

Altering the Size of a Dress Pattern?Dress patterns now often come with multiple sizes defined on each pattern piece, but sometimes if using an older one, or trying to adjust a multi-sized one you will need to do some altering to the pattern prior to cutting the fabric. This is a page about altering the size of a dress pattern.


Blue tote bag.

How to Make a Sling BagThis heavy weight sling or tote bag can be made fairly quickly. You will find so many uses for it that you might want to make more. This page contains photos and instructions for how to make a sling bag.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Pattern for Facecloth Pajamas Gift?Where would I find the face cloth pattern to go with the poem that starts "We look like pajamas, but, really we aren't."?


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Pattern for a Pillow Book Rest?Where can I find a pattern for pillow book rest?


watermelon and orange slice placemats

How to Make Fruit Slice PlacematsThis is a page about how to make fruit slice placemats. changing up the fabric colors and patterns you can make a variety of fruit slice design placemats. They would be fun to use for summer meals and picnics.


A little girl wearing a pioneer bonnet.

Finding a Pioneer Bonnet PatternSchool skits, harvest festivals, and Halloween are times when you might want to make a pioneer style bonnet for yourself or your child. They are also very good sun bonnets. This is a page about finding a pioneer bonnet pattern.


Credit Cards

Credit Card Holder Patterns?If you want to carry just your cards a credit card wallet is a nice alternative to a wallet. This page is about finding credit card holder patterns.


Gingham basket liner.

DIY Spring Basket LinerUsing colorful spring fabrics you can sew up a pretty liner for an old or plain basket. This is a page about spring basket liner.


A little girl wearing a sundress.

Patterns for Girls SundressesThere are a number of sources for patterns for making a child's sundress, in addition to buying one at a fabric store. This is a page about patterns for girls sundresses.


denim cozy with a large button

Denim Coffee CozyUse the paper cozy you get on a cup of coffee to create a pattern to make you own from recycled denim remnants. This is a page about denim coffee cozy.


Close up of a sewing pattern.

Using ConTact Paper for Protecting Sewing PatternsThis is a page about using ConTact paper for protecting sewing patterns. Sewing pattern paper is very thin and can easily be damaged, especially if the pattern is used multiple times.


Two chihuahuas dressed in clothing

Free Dog Clothing PatternsThis page is about free dog clothing patterns. Sewing for dogs can be fun. Clothing can give your best friend extra protection from the cold.


Making a Fabric Bow

Making a Fabric BowThis is a page about making a fabric bow. Making a fabric bow is simple enough even for the beginning crafter.


bag with toiletries

Making a Washcloth Gift BagThis cute little gift bag starts with a colorful washcloth. This is a page about making a washcloth gift bag.


Washcloth Travel Toothbrush

Making a Washcloth Travel Toothbrush...Using a washcloth and minimal sewing skills you can make this cute, practical toothbrush holder. This is a page about making a washcloth travel toothbrush holder.



Finding Patterns for Baby Clothes

Finding Patterns for Baby Clothes?This is a page about patterns for infant baby clothes. There are numerous online sources for free and inexpensive patterns. Saving money on the pattern can help keep the cost down when making your own baby clothes.


carseat pillow

Making a Child's Handle PillowThis is a page about making a child's handle pillow. This small pillow is perfect for your child's carseat. The handle allows them to easily carry it themselves.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Free Doll Clothes Patterns?Are there any free doll wardrobe patterns available anywhere?


girl wearing a bonnet holding a basket of grapes

Bonnet PatternsThis is a page about bonnet patterns. Bonnets have a long and varied history. There are many styles to choose from when making a costume or a practical garden hat.


Reusable Absorbent Towels

Make Reusable Absorbent TowelsIn our continuing efforts to be more environmentally friendly, cutting back on the use of paper towels is an area where we have a number of options. This is a page about make reusable absorbent towels.


Fabric Shoe Organizer

Making a Fabric Shoe Organizer?This is a page about making a fabric shoe holder. Make a fabric shoe organizer to coordinate with your decor.


Using Sewing Machine

Tips for Using Sewing PatternsThis is a page about tips for using sewing patterns. Using sewing patterns can offer you access to numerous projects, as well as a jumping off place for your own alterations.


A girl sewing with a sewing machine.

Sewing Projects for Beginners?This page is about sewing projects for beginners. You can create many wonderful things once you can sew, but starting with a simple undertaking is the best way to learn the basics.


Kwik Sew Pattern

Kwik Sew Patterns ReviewsThis page contains Kwik Sew patterns reviews. These quick to make sewing patterns are available online.


Boxing Glove

Making a Boxing Glove Shaped Pillow?This is a page about making a boxing glove shaped pillow. Pillows shaped like animals, sporting equipment and such make a fun gift or addition to your home decor.


a woman sewing

Altering Misses Size Pants Pattern to Petite?This page is about altering misses size pants pattern to petite. When your pattern is too big, there are ways to make it fit right.


Sewing Patterns

Making Your Own Sewing PatternsThis page is about making your own sewing patterns. Many kinds of patterns for sewing projects can be made at home.


Vintage Sewing Pattern

Finding Vintage Sewing Patterns?This is a page about finding vintage sewing patterns. You can spend hours scouring the internet looking for vintage sewing patterns.


Spa Towel Wrap With Shoulder Straps

Making a Spa Towel WrapThis is a page about making a spa towel wrap. You can make your own spa style towel wrap easily at home and save money as well.


Homemade Tote Ideas

Homemade Tote IdeasThis is a page about homemade tote ideas. Totes have many uses from grocery shopping to carrying your craft supplies.



Patterns in manila files with envelop in plastic bag taped to outside.

Storing Sewing PatternsThis page is about storing sewing patterns. Keeping your patterns organized helps you to easily find what you need to start your project.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Vintage Nurse's Uniform Pattern?I need to make about 10 uniforms for a play that my daughter is directing. The play is the first of August so I would need a pattern soon. I have found some numbers of pattern that are old.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Pattern For Fabric Cat That Sits on Shelf?Does anyone have a pattern for a shelf sitting stuffed cat? Thank you.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Pattern For Amish Prayer Bonnet?I am looking for a pattern for an Amish Prayer Bonnet.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

X-Large Mans Thong Pattern?I need a paper pattern for a x-large man's thong.


Fabric Door Silencer

Fabric Door SilencerMaking it out of my son's room when he was sleeping was always a challenge. It seemed like no matter how hard I tried, the door latch would make too much noise. After seeing some ideas online, I created this fabric latch silencer. It works really well and its cute too!


Icepack Cover step 4

Ice Pack CoverWhile making a cover for your ice packs may have already occurred to many of you, it hadn't for me. After constantly trying to wrap towels around packs over and over all day and night for hubby's leg after knee surgery, it finally occurred to me to just sew a cover for each pack...


kindle in pouch 1

Padded Kindle PouchI recently made a Padded iPad Pouch and the pattern also included directions for making a Kindle Pouch. It is perfect for protecting your Kindle!


A grilling apron made out of blue jeans

Grilling Apron from Blue JeansThis is a quick apron to sew together for backyard grilling. Use the legs and seats of the jeans and sew together to make the width of the apron.


Dog Poop Bag Dispenser

Dog Poop Bag DispenserWe recently bought a package of dog poop bags with a dispenser. The dispenser broke almost immediately, leaving us with a bunch of bag rolls without a way to carry them with us. I designed this easy to make fabric pouch that clips to our leash.


watermelon and orange slice placemats

Fruit Slice PlacematsA fun and quick craft you can vary just by changing the fabrics. Either enlarge my pattern or draw a wedge shape. By changing the fabrics, you can have a watermelon, an orange, lemon, apple, or whatever fruit you like.


More Featured


Padded Kindle Pouch

Padded Kindle PouchCheck out how to make this cute kindle sleeve with this short video. These make a perfect gift for the kindle users in your life.


Dog Poop Bag Dispenser

Dog Poop Bag DispenserThis video shows you how to make a cute bag to hold a roll of dog poo bags.


Heart shaped pot holder.

Heart Shaped PotholderThese heart shaped potholders are easy to make and can easily be customized for your kitchen.



Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Pattern for a Bread Maker Cover?Does anyone have a pattern for bread maker cover? The brand is Breville.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Looking for Simplicity Pattern #1442?I am looking for Simplicity 1442 pattern. It's a rag quilt, fire truck. It also has a hedgehog and peacock. It can be used or downloadable. I have found them on eBay, but have a hard time paying $60-75 for a pattern.


Discontinued Simplicity Pattern #4269 - photo of pattern envelop

Discontinued Simplicity Pattern #4269?Does anyone know where I can get Simplicity pattern 4269? It's a wedding dress/Belle costume. I have seen it on eBay and etsy, but can't find any for sale.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Lawn Goose Clothes Patterns?I am looking for patterns for the cement goose that sits outside. I have looked everywhere and they say they no longer have them. I am looking for different dress patterns like Easter, Halloween, Christmas, etc. Thank you so much.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Pattern for Adult Pull-up Diapers?Where can I find a pattern for adult-sized diapers? Possibly pull-up style. I have a 38" waist and 42" hips. I need something that would be pull up style because of leakage at the sides. Disposable diapers run me over $300 a month and I can no longer afford them.


Logo for ThriftyFun Questions

Welder's Multi-size Cap Patten?I need a welder's cap pattern with different sizes. I have a grandson and son- in-law that are welders. I would like to be able to fit the pattern to each of them. They live 5-6 hours away from me; problem! I would like to buy one with multi-sizes available.


More Questions
Mother's Day Ideas!
Easter Ideas!
ThriftyFun on Facebook
ThriftyFun on Pinterest
ThriftyFun on TikTok
ThriftyFun on YouTube
ThriftyFun on Instagram
Enter a Contest
Free Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post

Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2023-03-28 11:11:06 in 10 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2023 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.