Friday, February 16, 2007

What can you make with a yard of fabric?

Lots of things.

Apron: (from

Baby kimono top: (from Martha Stewart)

A basic tote bag (from
or a shoe bag: (from CranstonVillage)

small zippered totes (from Nancy Zieman)

or bags (from Thimble)

round-end sack: (from Thru-Hiker)

Doll clothes for 11 1/2 inch size (from CC Originals) or for 18 inch size (from Infinite Freedom)

Fabric roses (from Denver Fabrics)

Fleece dog coat (from Barlow Scientific)

Fleece mittens (from Barlow Scientific)

Fleece ski cap (shown) or another fleece hat (both from P2Designs - Patterns for Charity)

Fleece socks (from Hancocks)

Fleece slippers (from P2Designs)

Napkins: four 18x18 or six 12x12 – with serged edges

Pillowcase: Travel pillow or standard pillow size

Pocket size tissue cover (from Craft and Fabric Links):

Purses: a free clutch purse pattern from Kwik Sew or use directions (from to make these:

More purses to make (from Threads magazine)

Stuffed animals - Carol's Zoo patterns are great for this – only 2 pieces!

Underwear - I like Kwik Sew and Jalie patterns

Edited 2/27/07 to add:

Fortune Cookies from Nancy's Notions.

More free patterns on the internet – not necessarily all for less than 1-yard of fabric but quite a collection!

Added: 7/10/07:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:22 AM

    Great ideas! I just inherited my mom's Singer sewing machine, Circa 1970. This post has given me some great ideas!
    Thanks also for the tip on the cat museum. I'll try to check it out.