• Fat Quarter Fun: 35+ Project Ideas

    Fat Quarter Fun: 35+ Project Ideas Last week was a big update for fabric scrap busters (suitable to use up your fat quarters too), this week…it’s Fat Quarters! These are a favorite with quilters since they can be purchased pre-cut in several different prints without having…

  • How To Customize Jeans Just The Way You Like: Fit & Style

    How To Customize Jeans Just The Way You Like: Fit & Style Did you find that perfect pair of jeans but they’re a bit too long? Or just a titch too short? Maybe you found a pair that fits just-right, but need a little stylish something added to make them perfect. Here’s…

  • Easy Pajama Patterns For All Sizes: {Tops & Pants}

    Easy Pajama Patterns For All Sizes: {Tops & Pants} Here’s a nice assortment of patterns and tutorials to make pajamas for sizes baby to adult. You’ll find several for bottoms (shorts and pants), a few tops and a few nightgowns…most of these are super easy to whip up and…

  • 15+ Women’s Belt Making Tutorials: Crafty Style

    15+ Women’s Belt Making Tutorials: Crafty Style Create that perfect fitting belt in just the right color and texture with these easy tutorials. Whether you’re looking for something casual, something frilly or maybe something that screams “fashionista”, you should find an idea or two here to work…

  • 13 Darling Pillowcase Dresses To Sew: {Patterns & Tutorials}

    13 Darling Pillowcase Dresses To Sew: {Patterns & Tutorials} This style of dress is not only adorable for young girls, but also comfy to wear with lots of room to accommodate playtime. Traditionally they were made with pillowcases but they can also be made with fabric panels. Here are…

  • Refashion T-Shirts Into Something Pretty {20+ Ideas}

    Refashion T-Shirts Into Something Pretty {20+ Ideas} No need to pay a small fortune for designer tees, here are over a dozen ways you can make pretty tops using t-shirts that just cost a few dollars each. Some full of ruffles, others with lace or petal embellishments.…

  • Fun With Felt

    Fun With Felt Felt is a popular material for crafting since it’s easy to work with (cut edges won’t fray), comes in many colors and even tiny pieces can be used for embellishing. Here are over two dozen different tutorials and ideas for…

  • Dog Clothing & Accessories To Make: {Assorted Designs}

    Dog Clothing & Accessories To Make: {Assorted Designs} Need a chuckle today? Check out these adorable outfits for your furry little friend! You’ll find an assortment of coats, sweaters and booties that are either sewn or knit (there is a single crochet project to view), with some repurposing…

  • 20+ Backpacks & Knapsacks: Sewing Patterns & Tutorials

    20+ Backpacks & Knapsacks: Sewing Patterns & Tutorials Here’s an assortment of back-to-school bags to make for both young and old using a variety of fabrics and supplies. Many are simple styles that can easily be adjusted in size to suit your needs. All but one of the…

  • 30+ Mug Rugs & Mats To Make

    30+ Mug Rugs & Mats To Make Mug rugs are extra large drink coasters or smaller versions of placemats that hold a cup of tea or coffee with room for a pastry or treat. They’re a great way to polish up on your quilting and sewing skills…

  • 40+ Coffee Cup Cozies & Sleeves

    40+ Coffee Cup Cozies & Sleeves Whether you want to make a reusable sleeve or cozy for take-out cups or ceramic mugs, this list has you covered. I’ve collected over three dozen different patterns and tutorials for sewn, knit and crocheted projects (all free!) and organized…

  • Make Fabric Napkins With These Easy Tutorials

    Make Fabric Napkins With These Easy Tutorials Cloth napkins aren’t just for fancy dining, they’re great for every-day use too (which cuts back on the cost of paper towels). Keep watch for sales on bed linens since you can make several from one sheet at a fraction…

  • Wine Charms & Accessories To Make: {Free Tutorials}

    Wine Charms & Accessories To Make: {Free Tutorials} Here’s a nice collection of bags, cozies & totes to make for carrying and presenting bottles of wine (they’d make great hostess gifts too). A few are quite elegant while others are more casual…some sewing is required but there are…

  • Crafty & Clever Picnic Blankets & Accessories To Make

    Crafty & Clever Picnic Blankets & Accessories To Make Summer is finally here and that means picnics, potlucks and family gatherings. Here are assorted projects that are not only lovely, many are quite clever and useful too! The first section lists gear and accessories that are useful for presenting,…

  • 20+ Free Pencil Case & Pouch Tutorials: {Sewing}

    20+ Free Pencil Case & Pouch Tutorials: {Sewing} Here’s a nice collection of pencil case patterns and tutorials, some are loaded with features while others are pretty basic in their design so there should be something for everyone in this bunch. These are not only great for carrying…

  • 10 Basket Liner Tutorials & Patterns: {Sewing}

    10 Basket Liner Tutorials & Patterns: {Sewing} Baskets are great for both organizing household items and hauling laundry, you can line them with fabric for easier cleaning and to dress up the baskets a bit for display. They are easy enough to sew using bright and cheery…

  • Free Appliance Cover Patterns & Tutorials

    Free Appliance Cover Patterns & Tutorials Keep your kitchen appliances dust-free with these cozies, they’re fairly simple to make with most of the tutorials showing how to customize the fit. I’ve sorted them into separate groups (toaster/toaster ovens, KitchenAid/mixers and assorted). If you’re looking for something…

  • 14 Lovely Wristlet Patterns & Tutorials: {Sewing}

    14 Lovely Wristlet Patterns & Tutorials: {Sewing} Here’s a nice bunch of assorted wristlets to make, some are fairly simple in design while others offer a few extra features. These are nice little purses (or pouches) to take along on errands where bulky purses and totes aren’t…

  • Tissue Box Covers & Pouch Cozies: {Free Patterns}

    Tissue Box Covers & Pouch Cozies: {Free Patterns} Here’s a nice mix of crafty projects for tissue boxes and pouches, most are sewn but there are a few other crafty techniques offered too. I’ve organized them into two separate groups for easier browsing, enjoy! Reversible: Fits standard size…

  • 15+ Clutch Purse Patterns

    15+ Clutch Purse Patterns Here’s a nice assortment of clutches to make with some designs fancy enough for dinners and parties while others are more casual and suitable for running day-to-day errands. Most are very simple to make and a great way to use…

  • 15+ Eyeglass Case Patterns & Tutorials: {Free}

    15+ Eyeglass Case Patterns & Tutorials: {Free} Here’s a collection of lovely cases to make that will help protect your glasses, they’re nice to give as homemade gifts too! These can be made with a variety of fabrics such as felt, linen, cotton prints, flannel and can…

  • 16 Messenger Bag Patterns & Tutorials

    16 Messenger Bag Patterns & Tutorials Here’s a nice collection of messenger bags to make, some designs are pretty simple and basic while others are loaded with features. Whether you’re looking for a simple one to run errands with or something zipped and loaded with pockets…

  • Cute & Crafty Dish Towels To Make

    Cute & Crafty Dish Towels To Make Looking for a way to add a little color and personality to your kitchen? Cute and crafty dish towels can do it! With minimal sewing skills, you can embellish kitchen towels in plenty of different ways (and some ideas presented…

  • 45+ Free Tote Bag Patterns & Tutorials: {Sewing}

    45+ Free Tote Bag Patterns & Tutorials: {Sewing} For some, tote bags may not be symbols of high fashion but they sure are handy and if you sew them yourself, you can make them as high-fashion as you like! Here are lots of ideas for making your own…many…

  • 15 Ways To Make A Dog Bed Or Pillow: {Free Tutorials}

    15 Ways To Make A Dog Bed Or Pillow: {Free Tutorials} Here are several different ideas for making a cozy dog bed (they’re nice for cats too), most are sewing patterns and tutorials but there are a couple DIY projects too. Many couldn’t be easier to make using minimal supplies (a…

  • 20+ Table Runner Patterns & Tutorials: {Free}

    20+ Table Runner Patterns & Tutorials: {Free} Here’s a lovely selection of different table runners you can make, some are made with simple sewing while others involve piecing and quilting (a few with pretty nifty ideas too). These are used to protect and decorate tables of all…

  • 30+ Patchwork Pretties To Make

    30+ Patchwork Pretties To Make Here’s a nice collection you’ll want to keep handy for scrap buster projects, also nice for beginner quilters looking to gain a little experience sewing with small fabric pieces. Some of these have been featured in other collections here on…

  • Make Your Own Fabric Door Stops: {12 Free Tutorials}

    Make Your Own Fabric Door Stops: {12 Free Tutorials} Have a door that won’t stay open or likes to slam shut every time there’s a bit of a breeze running through the house? Here’s a bunch of cute ‘n crafty ways you can make your own door stops. You…

  • 15+ Sewing Machine Covers To Make: {Free Patterns}

    15+ Sewing Machine Covers To Make: {Free Patterns} Keep your sewing machines protected from dust when not in use by covering them with something pretty. They’re easy to make and you can go as simple and basic as you like or try something a little more detailed. Here’s…

  • 30+ Nifty Gadget Goodies To Make

    30+ Nifty Gadget Goodies To Make Here’s quite a hodge-podge of tutorials and projects for various tech gadgets and accessories. Keep in mind that most of these can be made for gadgets other than those specified with minimal adjustment and that new models sometimes have different…

  • 10+ Free Eye Mask Patterns & Tutorials: {Plus Filler Recipes}

    10+ Free Eye Mask Patterns & Tutorials: {Plus Filler Recipes} Here is a nice selection of eye masks and pillows that I’ve gathered from around the ‘net, nice mix of everything here. They’re mainly sewing tutorials (with some pattern downloads), but I did find a couple crochet patterns (and one…

  • Crafty Ways To Cover A Book: {How-To}

    Crafty Ways To Cover A Book: {How-To} Here are a variety of ways you can make notebooks, paperbacks and books of all kinds a little more special. Some are permanent, decorative options while others are slipcovers or wraps that can be reused over and over. Many involve…

  • DIY Camera Cases, Covers & Straps: {Free Patterns}

    DIY Camera Cases, Covers & Straps: {Free Patterns} Here’s a nice bunch of patterns and tutorials for making camera cases, cozies and straps, lots of different ideas in this collection. I’ve organized them into two separate groups for easing browsing. First, here are the bags, all but two…

  • 50+ iPad & Kindle Covers, Cases To Make: {Free Patterns}

    50+ iPad & Kindle Covers, Cases To Make: {Free Patterns} Here’s a big list of free patterns and tutorials for making covers, cases and sleeves for an Apple iPad and the Amazon Kindle (the designs will work well for netbooks and other gadgets too). I have separated them into two…

  • 20+ Crafty Keychains To Make: {Free Tutorials}

    20+ Crafty Keychains To Make: {Free Tutorials} Here’s a big bunch of ideas for making keychains featuring a nice mix of materials and techniques (fabric, leather, beads, twine, etc.). These make great little homemade gifts, should be something for everyone in this lot! Wristlet Fob: Easy! Attach…

  • Recycling Old Towels: {Crafty Ideas & Projects}

    Recycling Old Towels: {Crafty Ideas & Projects} Have a bunch of old towels that still have life in them and can be used for something crafty? Here are several tutorials and ideas to get you started, plus the original list of ideas first published on Tipnut is…

  • 30+ iPhone (Cell Phone) Cases & Covers To Make

    30+ iPhone (Cell Phone) Cases & Covers To Make You’ll find some really neat ideas in this collection of free patterns and tutorials, a few are super easy to make too! The designs work for iphones, blackberries, ipods and other gadgets too. To keep things tidy, I have the…

  • 35+ Clever Dish Towel Craft Ideas

    35+ Clever Dish Towel Craft Ideas Saving a pretty dish towel for something crafty? Here are a bunch of ideas to get your creative juices flowing, many requiring just a few supplies and simple sewing. You’ll notice a few of these projects have been featured previously…

  • So Fun & Cozy For Kiddos! Easy-To-Make Hooded Towels

    So Fun & Cozy For Kiddos! Easy-To-Make Hooded Towels Whether it’s for the beach, the pool or the bathtub, both moms & kiddos alike love hooded towels. They do a great job drying off the tykes as well as keeping their wet heads covered and their bodies cozy warm.…

  • 20+ Ways To Make A Plastic Bag Holder: {Patterns & DIY}

    20+ Ways To Make A Plastic Bag Holder: {Patterns & DIY} Here’s a mixed bunch of patterns and tutorials for making grocery bag holders. There are several designs for sewing, a few for knit and crochet plus I also tucked in some clever DIY ideas turning ordinary household items into dispensers.…

  • 18 Fleece Scarf Patterns & Tutorials: {Free}

    18 Fleece Scarf Patterns & Tutorials: {Free} Here are over a dozen different tutorials and patterns for fleece scarves, some are even made with no sewing required! Lots to choose from with many styles suitable for both grown-ups and kids. Also check out these hats so you…

  • Sweet Bunny Softies To Make

    Sweet Bunny Softies To Make Here’s a lovely collection of free projects for soft & cuddly bunnies…these make great homemade Easter gifts (and loved all year round). There is one knitting pattern and the rest are for sewing. Enjoy! (PS: If you’re looking for Easter…

  • 20+ Charming Coin Purse Patterns & Tutorials: {Free}

    20+ Charming Coin Purse Patterns & Tutorials: {Free} I had a lot of fun putting this collection together, there are so many lovely and creative designs in this bunch. Some are a little fancy while others are nice and simple, some zipped, some snap shut while others squeeze…

  • 25+ Free & Crafty Placemat Patterns: {Sew & No-Sew}

    25+ Free & Crafty Placemat Patterns: {Sew & No-Sew} Here’s a great bunch of placemat tutorials and patterns that you can make to protect the kitchen table, most are for sewing but there’s a nice selection of no-sew versions as well. Everything’s in this bunch, easy to wipe laminated…

  • Free Blanket & Throw Patterns – Tutorials: {Fleece & Fabric}

    Free Blanket & Throw Patterns – Tutorials: {Fleece & Fabric} Here’s a nice collection of various blankets you can make using fleece and other assorted fabrics. These are so cozy to snuggle with on cold winter nights and couldn’t be easier to make! You’ll find a few no-sew versions (each…

  • Free Sewing Caddy & Thread Catcher Patterns

    Free Sewing Caddy & Thread Catcher Patterns Sewing caddies are great for keeping tools organized and at your fingertips, they can rest underneath a sewing machine or sit within reach on an armrest. Here are a few different ideas for making one, some have been previously featured…

  • Pincushion Mania! 50+ Designs To Make

    Pincushion Mania! 50+ Designs To Make Here’s the second list of pincushion patterns that I’ve collected from around the net, each offering free tutorials (some with template downloads too). You’ll find the first list here which has also been updated (January, 2011). Strawberry: You may remember…

  • 20+ Crafty Things To Make With Old Jeans

    20+ Crafty Things To Make With Old Jeans Jeans usually outlast our use for them since styles and sizes change before they have a chance to wear out but they still have a lot of life left in them. Here are plenty of crafty and clever ways you…

  • 15+ Door Draft Stoppers, Dodgers & Snakes

    15+ Door Draft Stoppers, Dodgers & Snakes Here’s a project perfect for this time of year when we’re looking for ways to block out the chilly winter weather. These can be used under doors or on window sills to stop cold drafts. They can be easily customized…

  • 15+ Free Fleece Hat Patterns & Tutorials

    15+ Free Fleece Hat Patterns & Tutorials How’s the winter weather treating you today, a little chilly? Let’s have some fun with it! Here are over a dozen ideas for making fleece hats to keep your noggin toasty warm. Most are designed for children but they’re easy…

  • Free Pillowcase Patterns & Tutorials: {Sewing}

    Free Pillowcase Patterns & Tutorials: {Sewing} Here’s a lovely assortment of free patterns and tutorials for making pillowcases, some are quick & easy for beginner sewers while others are more decorative and detailed for a more experienced sewer. Linda Mae: Incorporates two different fabrics, and the…

  • Needle Books & Cases: {Free Patterns & Tutorials}

    Needle Books & Cases: {Free Patterns & Tutorials} Here’s a collection of patterns and tutorials for sewing / embroidery needle books & cases. Materials vary, there are felt, fabric & cross stitch covers. Some are simple with sleeves of felt or wool to hold needles, others quite elaborate…

  • 35+ Lovely Mittens To Make

    35+ Lovely Mittens To Make Lots of different styles here, something for everyone! Most of the patterns I’ve collected are for knitting but I’ve found a few crochet and sewing projects to include in the list as well (you’ll find those towards the bottom). Tip:…

  • 30+ Sweet Softies: {Free Patterns & Tutorials}

    30+ Sweet Softies: {Free Patterns & Tutorials} These are so cute, perfect for gift giving and stocking stuffers. They’re each sewn in fabric or felt, all are available online. I had no idea how difficult it was to find tutorials for non-monster-alien-ish stuffies! Several Easter themed softies…

  • 35+ Free Slipper Patterns: {Knit, Crochet, Sewing}

    35+ Free Slipper Patterns: {Knit, Crochet, Sewing} Here’s an updated list of slipper patterns that features plenty of styles to choose from. I’ve sorted them into three groups for easier browsing (sewn, crochet, knit). Enjoy! Elle Tie-Ons: Adorable Doris-Day style, you’ll need both solid and print fabric.…

  • 40+ Fabric Wallet & Checkbook Covers: {Free Patterns}

    40+ Fabric Wallet & Checkbook Covers: {Free Patterns} Fabric wallets, checkbooks and wristlets make lovely handmade gifts and they’re pretty easy to make too! I’ll be adding more free projects here as I find them, this is one list you’ll want to bookmark and keep as a handy…

  • 20+ Hot Water Bottle Covers & Cozies: {Free Patterns}

    20+ Hot Water Bottle Covers & Cozies: {Free Patterns} When cold weather hits, there’s nothing like snuggling up to a toasty hot water bottle. Here are a bunch of patterns and tutorials for making covers and cozies for them so they’re even more snuggle-friendly. These are mainly knit and…

  • 25+ Pocket Organizers & Caddies To Make: {Sewing}

    25+ Pocket Organizers & Caddies To Make: {Sewing} Here’s a bunch of pocket-style organizers that you can make to store all kinds of things. Some have been featured previously on Tipnut and have been moved here for handy reference…but there’s plenty of new stuff to see too! Mail…

  • Take Charge Of Your Purse With An Easy-To-Make Organizer

    Take Charge Of Your Purse With An Easy-To-Make Organizer Wow ladies, the next time you’re cleaning out your purse, take a good look at everything you stash in there. Do we tote around a bunch of stuff or what! Having what we need within reach and safely tucked in…

  • 30+ Quilts To Make

    30+ Quilts To Make Here’s is a large collection of free quilt projects that I’ve organized from my bookmarks and previous Tipnut features…many are simple to make and perfect for beginners. Plenty of inspiration in this list! Lemon Squares: Squares-in-squares that is made out…

  • 40+ Free Pot Holder Patterns & Tutorials: {Sewing}

    40+ Free Pot Holder Patterns & Tutorials: {Sewing} Here’s an updated list of free patterns for pot holders, hot pads and oven mitts. I’ve moved the crochet and knitting projects over to their own page here. Enjoy! Scrap Busting: Made with heat resistant batting, has ribbon loops for…

  • How To Make Duvet Covers: {20 Free Patterns & Tutorials}

    How To Make Duvet Covers: {20 Free Patterns & Tutorials} Here’s a selection of tutorials from my bookmarks showing different ways to make duvet covers, most are quick & easy and only require basic sewing skills. Ruffled: Can be made with two King size flat sheets, thrifted bedskirts, sheets and…

  • 25+ Laptop Sleeves & Cases: Free Tutorials & Patterns

    25+ Laptop Sleeves & Cases: Free Tutorials & Patterns Here are over two dozen sewing, knit & felting tutorials for laptop sleeves and cases (there’s a couple for crochet too). These are my favorite picks of what I found available online for freebies. Enjoy! Padded With Straps: Instructions via…

  • 30+ Makeup Bags & Rolls To Make: {Free Tutorials}

    30+ Makeup Bags & Rolls To Make: {Free Tutorials} Makeup bags are ideal to give as gifts and they’re quite handy for more than just cosmetics. I took my time selecting these free patterns and tutorials, making sure there’s a nice mix of everything: Some simple, some zipped, some…

  • 40+ Crafty Pillows & Cushions To Make

    40+ Crafty Pillows & Cushions To Make All kinds of projects in this list, everything from sophisticated decor pieces that will pretty up a room to drag ’em around floor cushions that the kids can lounge on. Doily: So pretty & a great way to use those…

  • 15+ Casserole Carrier Patterns: {Free}

    15+ Casserole Carrier Patterns: {Free} Casserole Carrier: Lovely! Design made with a charm pack and lined with batting, handles are two round 6″ purse handles. Cozy Toter: Cute design made with cotton fabric, lined with cotton batting and finished off with bias tape. Casserole &…

  • Window Treatments: Free Patterns & Tutorials

    Window Treatments: Free Patterns & Tutorials You can easily update and freshen up a room with new curtains, drapes, fabric shades and valances. Buying window treatments can get pretty expensive but you can easily make them for a custom fit and save money. Here’s a collection…

  • 25+ Lovely Tea Cozy Patterns: {Free}

    25+ Lovely Tea Cozy Patterns: {Free} Here is a lovely assortment of tea cozy patterns that I’ve collected from around the ‘net…a little bit of everything in the lot (knit, crochet and sewing). Many are quite simple and easy enough for beginners so there’s something here…

  • Sewing Helpers: {Tips & Resources}

    Sewing Helpers: {Tips & Resources} Here’s a page full of several basic but helpful tips and tutorials for beginner sewers (and some great resources for those more experienced too!). You’ll find zipper installation helpers, tips for making your own bias tape, hemming methods, how to…

  • Homemade Swiffer Cloth Patterns

    Homemade Swiffer Cloth Patterns Who doesn’t hate paying money for swiffer cloths that you just end up throwing out? Here are a few ideas, tutorials and patterns for making reusable ones from fabric plus a bunch of knit and crochet designs to make your…

  • 20+ Tablecloth Projects To Sew

    20+ Tablecloth Projects To Sew I find shopping for table linens a frustrating venture (either the fabric is poor quality, the dimensions or shape is off or the colors just aren’t right). Easy solution? Make your own! Here are several different tutorials featuring a variety…

  • Crafty Coat Hanger Covers: {Free Patterns & Tutorials}

    Crafty Coat Hanger Covers: {Free Patterns & Tutorials} Here’s an assorted bunch of ideas for decorating coat hangers (these make great homemade gifts). You’ll find ideas for covering both wooden and wire varieties with some sewn, some padded, some crocheted and other crafty methods used. I’ve also tucked…

  • Assorted Beach Bags To Make

    Assorted Beach Bags To Make Here’s an updated list of bags for the beach or pool with many large enough to carry several towels and all your supplies. Most of these are free sewing patterns but I did tuck in a couple crochet projects at…

  • An Old Workbasket Sunbonnet Pattern That Opens Flat

    An Old Workbasket Sunbonnet Pattern That Opens Flat Make ’em to match your housedresses, your gardening outfits, even your sports clothes or your square dance costumes. Here’s one that opens flat for easy ironing and it’s so very easy to make. Two-thirds of a yard of average material…

  • 30+ Lunch Bags, Sacks & Accessories: {Free Patterns}

    30+ Lunch Bags, Sacks & Accessories: {Free Patterns} Here is a large collection of free patterns and tutorials for bags, totes and sacks that you can use (again and again) for carrying your lunch. Not only do they cut down on waste, they’re super cute too! There’s also…

  • 50+ Free Pincushion Patterns

    50+ Free Pincushion Patterns This list of pincushions is one you’ll want to bookmark since I add to it regularly…some have been featured previously on Tipnut and moved here to keep all the projects in one handy place. Below you’ll find over 50 tutorials…

  • Making Your Own Cotton Flannel Feminine Pads

    Making Your Own Cotton Flannel Feminine Pads If you’re into the environment and saving money, this is a great tip–imagine never having to buy disposable menstrual pads again! Even though I don’t faithfully use them, I did sew a large stack for myself (with a complimentary drawstring…

  • 40+ Scented Sachets To Make

    40+ Scented Sachets To Make Here’s a nice collection featuring many different types of scented sachets you can make that I’ve collected from around the ‘net. These make great stocking stuffers and gifts throughout the year for both young and old, something here to suit…

  • Vintage Potholder Pattern Collection

    Vintage Potholder Pattern Collection Here’s an assortment of vintage potholder patterns that were originally published on their own pages here on Tipnut and combined here to make one handy project page. There are some cute and kitschy projects in this collection including a chicken,…

  • 40+ Free Apron Patterns & Tutorials

    40+ Free Apron Patterns & Tutorials [Updated 2012] Whether you’re looking for something frilly, fancy or just plain practical, this apron collection has you covered! I’ve handpicked dozens of free patterns from around the web and organized them here in one handy spot for you to…

  • Keep Crochet Hooks Tidy & Sorted With These Free Patterns

    Keep Crochet Hooks Tidy & Sorted With These Free Patterns [Updated 2019 with several new tutorials] Once you’ve been crocheting for awhile, you begin to accumulate hooks of all sizes and maybe even doubles/triples of one particular size but manufactured by different brands. Over the years I’ve learned that I…

  • Tipnut’s Picks: 40+ Crafty Projects For Baby

    Tipnut’s Picks: 40+ Crafty Projects For Baby Here’s a whopping list of free patterns and tutorials for your favorite little one, perfect to give as gifts to welcome a newborn or if you’re a soon-to-be new mom–you’ll find lots of goodies here to fill the nursery. You’ll…

  • 50+ Reusable Grocery Bags You Can Make: Free Patterns

    50+ Reusable Grocery Bags You Can Make: Free Patterns Sure you can buy some trendy brand name shopping bags, but why not make your own for cheap, they can be as chic and cool as you like (and original too)! Here’s a bunch of free patterns and tutorials to…

  • 25 Free Clothes Pin Bag Patterns

    25 Free Clothes Pin Bag Patterns Here is a collection of free clothes pin bag patterns and tutorials I’ve found from around the net plus I tucked in a vintage embroidery goody at the bottom (a dancing wooden peg on a bar of soap, too cute!).…

  • Knitting Needle Cases, Rolls & Pouches: {Free Patterns}

    Knitting Needle Cases, Rolls & Pouches: {Free Patterns} You can easily organize all your knitting needles and supplies with a roll or pouch. You’ll find some that are quite large and loaded with pockets and features, others are more simple and small. Something here for everyone! Update: I…

  • 50+ Free Apron Patterns You Can Make

    50+ Free Apron Patterns You Can Make [Updated 2012] Here’s a treat for Tipnut readers, three free booklets packed full of apron patterns! I’ve scanned, re-typed and organized over 50 vintage goodies from my personal collection and organized them into separate eBooks for you to download (they…

  • DIY Laundry Room Supplies: {Projects & Patterns}

    DIY Laundry Room Supplies: {Projects & Patterns} Here’s an assortment of different laundry bags/hampers and ironing board covers you can make (all free tutorials). I also added a tip at the bottom of the page for cleaning a clogged iron. I’ll be adding more goodies to this…

  • Scrap Happy: More Than 50 Fabric Scraps & Remnant Ideas

    Scrap Happy: More Than 50 Fabric Scraps & Remnant Ideas Save those scraps! Here’s a big new collection of free tutorials and patterns to help use up those fabric pieces and remnants you have tucked away in your craft room (updated 2012). I’ve listed plenty of ideas for goodies that…

  • How To Make A Microwave Heating Bag

    How To Make A Microwave Heating Bag Instead of using electric heat pads & blankets or hot water bottles for your aches and pains, these microwaveable packs are just the ticket! They’re known by a few different terms such as: bed buddies, stress busters, rice or magic…