How to Make Pumpkin Pie from Fresh Pumpkin and Milk

Learn how to make pumpkin pie from fresh pumpkin and milk for the most delicious and natural Thanksgiving dessert! Keep American tradition real with real ingredients instead of old, canned pumpkin puree and condensed milk!

As an American expat living in Italy, I miss out all the specifically American holidays. I’ve been either vegetarian or nearly so for years, so missing out on Thanksgiving turkey doesn’t bother me. But pumpkin pie was another story! It’s usually impossible to find canned …

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How to Make a Hooded Cape for a Child or Adult

Learn how to make a hooded cape for a child or adult without a pattern! This DIY cloak is perfect for Halloween or cosplay because you can adapt it to lots of different characters.

I am a big fan of versatile Halloween costumes that can be used for different characters. This way we can get lots of use out of each piece and be creative in using them different ways. Today I’m going to show you how to make …

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21 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Sew and Give in 2023

See the best 21 handmade Christmas gifts to sew and give in 2020! Family and friends will love these festive DIY gifts and you'll love sewing them! #diychristmasgifts #christmassewing #handmadechristmas

Everyone knows two things: sewing is super fun and DIY gifts are always better than store-bought! So check out this awesome list of the 21 best handmade Christmas gifts to sew and give to your loved ones for Christmas 2023! This collection of handmade Christmas …

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DIY Christmas Face Mask Pattern to Sew for FREE!

Enjoy the holidays while socially distancing with this DIY Christmas face mask! The adorable Christmas tree is easy to applique to the fabric and decorate with beads and sequins. The handmade face mask pattern is FREE, with three sizes and has options for a nose bridge, adjustable ear elastics and a removable tie. #facemaskpattern #christmasfacemask #christmassewing

Everything about 2020 has been unusual, and Christmas is no exception. But I’m determined to make this holiday season as joyous as possible, which is why I decided to create this festive DIY Christmas face mask! This project adds a super cute decorated fabric Christmas …

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How to Sew a Santa Hat (FREE Pattern!)

Learn how to sew a Santa hat with this FREE sewing pattern! Get into the holiday spirit with your own DIY Santa Claus hat with a super soft faux fur brim and pompom! 3 sizes included for all the family to play at being Father Christmas! #diysantahat #santahatpattern #christmassewing

We’re now halfway through November which means that we can start getting into the holiday spirit! So let’s start off the Christmas season with an easy tutorial on how to sew a Santa hat, along with a brand new FREE pattern in three sizes! This …

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20+ Easy Valentine Sewing Projects for Beginners

These are the best easy Valentine sewing projects for 2020! Decorate your home, embellish your clothing or create fun handmade gifts for your loved ones with over 20 free sewing patterns and tutorials! #valentinesdaysewing #valentinesdaygift #sewingtutorial

What better way to celebrate the holiday of love by making some easy Valentine sewing projects?! These tutorials and free patterns are perfect for beginners, but great even for more advanced sewists who can really personalize them! The following list of simple Valentine’s Day sewing …

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Perler Bead Christmas Patterns for DIY Ornaments

These perler bead Christmas patterns are perfect for kids to make DIY ornaments as holiday gifts! #hamabeadschristmas #perlerbeadschristmas

If you have kids, you probably know all about hama beads. Or perler beads, melty beads, Pyssla beads, fuse beads or any of the other names for them. Those little plastic cylinders that you arrange into shapes and fuse with an iron. So today I’m …

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12 Easy Holiday Decorations to Sew in Under an Hour

These 12 easy holiday decorations to sew will let you get in on DIY Christmas and holiday cheer in less than one hour! Simple handmade projects for beginners to sew by hand or with a sewing machine. #handmadechristmas #christmassewing

Every year it’s the same thing. We rush around during the holidays, wishing we had the time to make some fabulous handmade Christmas projects! But have no fear because today I’m sharing with you 12 fabulous easy holiday decorations to sew in under an hour! …

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DIY Snowflake Embroidered Felt Christmas Ornaments

Hand sew these beautiful snowflake embroidered felt Christmas ornaments for your tree or to decorate your home during the holidays. These are easy to create with a free embroidery pattern for three different designs, and require only three basic embroidery stitches. What a perfect handmade Christmas gift! #diyornament #embroideredornament

Every autumn, when it starts getting cool, I dig in to my massive felted wool sweater collection and let the colors and textures inspire me. This year I was inspired to embroider snowflakes (like I already showed with my DIY felted wool sweater stocking with …

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12 DIY Christmas Stocking Sewing Tutorials

Show some homemade holiday cheer this year with these 12 DIY Christmas stocking sewing tutorials! There are stockings to hang and fill, and smaller ones to decorate your home! #diystocking #stockingtutorial

One of the most beloved holiday traditions is the Christmas stocking. Kids love waking up early on December 25th to discover what is waiting inside their stocking, and adults often remember those moments, as well as their childhood stocking, fondly. Make your loved ones’ future …

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DIY Felted Wool Sweater Stocking Pattern with Embroidery

Sew this DIY felted wool sweater stocking pattern with embroidered snowflakes. These beautiful handmade stockings can be sewn by hand or machine! #diystocking #stockingpattern

Where I live in Italy, Santa doesn’t leave gifts in a stocking on Christmas Eve, but a friendly old witch does during the night before Epiphany (January 6). So I decided to create a pattern for a general winter-themed stocking, instead of a Christmas one. …

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How to Make a Vampire Cape with a Stand Up Collar

Learn how to make a vampire cape with a stand up collar! This easy cloak tutorial is made to size, so it’s perfect for any age or any size. The rigid collar with a decorative button makes it look Dracula-authentic and the circle cape swirls around for super swingy fun! A perfect DIY costume for Halloween! #diycostume #halloweencostumetutorial #halloweencostumediy

I love a good cape for Halloween. They’re so fun to swing around in and they can be used for loads of different costumes. But this year we decided to go for a Dracula look, requiring a rigid collar. So today I’m going to show …

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Easy Jack O Lantern Softie Tutorial – Great for Kids!

This easy Jack O Lantern softie tutorial is quick and easy to sew by hand, and a perfect Halloween craft project for kids who are just learning to sew! #halloweencraftforkids #halloweenkidcraft

I’m really excited to share this brand new Halloween craft for kids because this easy Jack O Lantern softie tutorial was created by a kid: my daughter, Sofia! Sofia had been sewing project after project from the Sewing School box set* (these books are AMAZING!) …

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Hand sewn plush heart pillow with pocket

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with love notes inside the pocket of this hand sewn plush heart pillow! The free pattern is easy enough for beginners and children to sew by hand or by sewing machine. #valentinesdaysewing #vdaysewing #kidssew

I always say that ANYONE can sew, and that goes for kids, too. This is why I love Sew a Softie, the wonderful recurring event created by Trixi from Coloured Buttons. My children and I participated in Sew a Softie last summer with a pattern and tutorial …

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How to Sew a Fabric Valentine’s Day Banner

Che bello! Come cucire un festone per San Valentino con ritagli e lo sbieco. Ottima decorazione handmade che esprime l’amore ai tuoi cari il 14 febbraio o ogni giorno! #sanvalentino #decorazionisanvalentino #sanvalentinofaidate

Yep, you might’ve noticed that I’ve been ever-so-slightly obsessed with banners these days. I just can’t help it! Ever since I created my “Celebrate! Banner” pattern last year, I’ve been making every possible type of bunting, both for me and to give to loved ones. …

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