Link Love – 4 FREE Projects for the Young & Young at Heart

Quick note: My online Zoom classes are back in session! Click here to see the full list. Coming up next: Free-Motion Quilting Quick-Start I and one of my favorite pattern picks, the Confetti Quilt from Tied with a Ribbon.

The cold snowy weather we’ve been having lately is perfect for staying in and sewing – and if your weather as been anything like ours, you may have some kids or teens at home, too.

So I’ve rounded up a short list of free projects and tutorials that my daughter Connor and I have tried and particularly recommend, specifically curated to appeal to the young (and young at heart!) 🙂

Let’s kick off with a couple of projects from one of my favorite sewing-related websites – SewCanShe.com:

DIY Puppy Pillow (fits standard bed pillow) from SewCanShe.com

https://sewcanshe.com/2016-9-27-diy-puppy-pillow-free-sewing-pattern-for-a-standard-bed-pillow/

And here are the versions we made:

Adorable Owls from SewCanShe.com:

https://sewcanshe.com/2016-10-24-adorable-owls-free-sewing-pattern-tutorial/

A couple of our owls:

Next, French Seam Pillowcase Set in Under 30 Minutes from Smashed Peas and Carrots.com

http://smashedpeasandcarrots.com/french-seam-pillowcase-set-in-under-30-minutes-tutorial/

And our versions (we adjusted the measurements slightly, but used a similar method):

And How to Sew a DIY Floor Pillow from FynesDesigns.com

https://www.fynesdesigns.com/how-to-sew-a-diy-floor-pillow-a-step-by-step-tutorial/

And ours (we played with sizes and shapes):

Happy Sewing!

Beth Ann

Art-making is both passion & coping mechanism in my life with chronic debilitating disease. I'm constantly trying new things, happily open to new adventures along the way. Designer, quilter, mixed media & fiber artist, author, instructor & Creative Director for Lakeshore Sewing.

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