“Free” sewing things

by Ramona on June 7, 2013

Seems (or should I say, “seams”–LOL) like all we sewists like things that are free. Scour the internet and you’ll find many websites that offer things for free. Why do stores and independents offer things for free? Some just like to share what they’ve done, some like you to test a sample of their products before making a purchase. When downloading “free” things off the internet, be sure they are indeed, “free”. Reputable companies will require at minimum an email address and your name. Through this they increase their customer email list hoping for future purchases and to keep the customer informed of new products and sales.

Many of our members often make me aware of websites that offer “free” things. Just click on any of the links below to be taken directly to the website.

 

Free Patterns” has over four million subscribers. Anything you’d like to sew, you’ probably find a free pattern tutorial for it. An email is required to subscribe and it states on their website “there is no obligation of any kind.”

Free Patterns

sew can she” is a blog with tutorials every day. You can sew along. Caroline has an archive of her tutorials and guest tutorials.

Sew Can She | Free Daily Sewing Tutorials

Craft and Fabric links” is a website that has their own free fully illustrated patterns; they also have free sewing and quilting lessons.

CraftAndFabricLinks

 “Windham Fabrics” has free quilt project patterns featuring their fabrics.

Windham Fabrics

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Those are just a very few of the thousands and thousands of websites with free things on the internet. For those of you who enjoy using your embroidery machines, the embroidery design companies offer a free design perhaps every week or every month, again, for you to try their designs to see how they run and the quality they produce in their digitizing. Most also require your name and email so they can build up their customer list for newsletters and special offers. Check out some of my favorites:

Embroidery.com, our original ASG Online! hosting company, has free designs to test from their various designers:

Lindee is an award winning digitizer and embroidery educator:

Home

This website offers catagories of free embroidery designs:

freeEmbroideryStuff.EmbroideryDesigns.com

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I think we often forget about all the great information from the manufacturers of our machines. We tend to look to the dealer to give us all the information we need, when in fact, the manufacturers have spent a lot of money to keep in touch with consumers through their websites. The following companies sponsor our organization and have fabulous websites with free projects, embroidery downloads, and tech support information as well as the latest information on their new machines and their other products on the market. You need not own the brand of machine to enjoy all the information on their websites, but do check out the products if you are in the search for something new to add to your sewing studio:

Juki America Inc

BabyLock.com - Sewing Machines

 

Believe in Your Creativity

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 And of course, I would be remiss if I did not remind you that we have other wonderful sponsors of our organization that offer free projects, technical sewing information, patterns, and other things:

Sew News

Simplicity Creative Group

Threads

 Sulky

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Please click on the graphic and visit the websites for “free” projects, videos, patterns and information. If you have a favorite website that offers “free” things for sewers, please add it in the comment section below to share with all of us.

Sew ’til next time….

Ramona

{ 1 comment }

JC June 8, 2013 at 1:40 am

I love the “SewCanShe” site. Tee (MD ASG) told me and some others about this site last year. Nice tutorials for all levels. I need to check out freepatterns.com.

Thanks so much! -Joan.

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