Hola from Costa Rico! I have been on a “birding” tour in Costa Rico, and, believe it or not, did not bring my sewing machine. I did, though, bring my computer — there’s only so much “off the grid” I can take. So I thought I’d provide some links to a few other sewing blogs. These great blogs offer free patterns, projects and advice to keep you busy while I’m gone.
By the way, those pictures at the top of the blog are not sewing projects. It’s the Broad-billed Motmot (l) and the Resplendent Quetzal (r). It sure was worth the trip to see them and so many other colorful birds!
Sew Mama Sew has a ton of tutorials, free patterns, and they’re categorized by topics such as quilts, bags, clothes, etc. There is also a “learn” section with splendid tutorials and advice. This website also encourages contributions from others.
When browsing through the website, I found this quilt project. It has complete instructions on a great way to use up some scraps and create a beautiful quilt.
For you dressmakers out there, check out The Fold Line to inspire your next dressmaking project with the latest sewing pattern releases and reviews from a community of amazing makers. Search their one-stop sewing pattern shop and database to find your perfect pattern.
If bag making is your thing, then look no further than the Sew Sweetness blog. Sara Lawson is an author, pattern designer and Craftsy instructor, and while she certainly sews more than just bags, that is her area of expertise. Learn tons on how to properly sew, line and interface bags, as well as all about the hardware, resources and more!
Cute stuff right here! The Polka Dot Chair is a place for creative people like you to find simple and inspiring DIY projects for your home, sewing projects, Holiday crafts, and family recipes.
Check out this Spring Bunny Banner just in time for Easter!
This is just a very, very small sampling of the great online sewing resources and sewing blogs out there. If you have a favorite, let us know in the comments below.
Well, it’s back to bird watching for me! I’ll be back soon, though, and fill you in on our April Sew Fun sessions coming just around the corner.