Easter Crafts and Sewing Patterns

Free Patterns and Projects for Easter

You can totally blow the budget and buy everything for a festive, dress-up Easter celebration or you can engage your own craft skills to sew wonderful, festive Easter patterns and projects. Even a simple, easy sewing project can become elegant and festive with lace and decorations. Add trim and use lace to dress-up simple sewing projects that will look like you spent a fortune.

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    Free Pattern and Directions to Sew an Easter Door Stop Bunny
    Door Stop Bunny. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Use this free pattern to sew a Bunny door stop for your house. How you decorate the bunny and what color you make the bunny will make it a girl or boy bunny!
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    Bunny Pillow That's a Removable Cover
    Bunny Pillow That's a Removable Cover. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This pillow is bound to end up a special pet... not only does it not have a litter box that would need cleaning, it's a pillow that is a bunny and the cover comes off for easy laundering.  The step by step directions and a free printable pattern make this bunny pillow a great addition to an Easter basket.

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    An Easter Bag to Collect Eggs at an Easter Egg Hunt

    Easter Egg Hunt Basket. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Every egg hunt I have been to, has children with Easter baskets that the eggs roll out of or children with grocery bags to collect the eggs. If you make a special bag for the occasion, the bag will stay open better than a grocery bag and the eggs will stay inbetter than a basket. Add a festive embroidered design to make it even more special.

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    Wide Brim Hat Made from Wild Things! Pattern
    Wide Brim Hat Made from Free Wild Things! Pattern. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Have you ever considered sewing your own hats? There are free patterns available. All you have to do is add your own creative influences. The fabric you choose, the overlays of fabrics like lace, and the decoration you add, make your hat an original and something you can wear or watch your children wear with pride.

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    fun bunny ears for a child to play
    Costume Bunny Ears or Head Piece. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Kids love to dress up and play pretend! This simple project will have them getting all the hopping exercise they need and then some... along with loads of smiles while they wait for the Easter bunny.
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    Free Patterns and Directions to Sew an Easter Basket Liner
    Sew a Basket Liner. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    We store our baskets from year to year and they can get pretty ratty looking after a number of years. Those baskets are part of the tradition that everyone looks forward to though. By sewing a basket liner, the baskets can still be used but clean fabric is near the candy and treats that fill the Easter basket.

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    Fabric Bowl Becomes Fabric Basket

    Fabric Bowl Become Fabric Basket
    Fabric Bowl Become Fabric Basket. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    If you've been sewing for a while, you've followed the fabric bowl craze. These fabric bowls are a great way to be creative and have a usable item when you are done. Did you ever think of converting a fabric bowl to a fabric basket. Find the details here.

     

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    Fabric Book Cover with inside pockets, handles and zipper closure
    Fabric Book Cover with inside pockets, handles and zipper closure. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Think white or cream and a beautiful religious thmed embroidery on the front... or a family crest, to create a special bible cover. What a perfect Easter gift that would make!

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    Sew Your Own Pocketbook
    Sew Your Own Pocketbook. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    The stores have plenty of bags, pocketbooks and purses ready to sell for your Easter outfit. I can never find one that has all the options I want on a handbag. The solution is easy. Make it yourself. You then can have all the pocketbook options you want in the color and size you want.

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    Long Fabric Scarf
    Long Fabric Scarf. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    It's not always possible to find the exact accessory you have in mind even if you have the hours it might take to find it in a store. When you sew your own accessories, you can have exactly what you have in mind in the colors and fabrics you want.

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    Discontinued Pattern -- All Cooped Up 309 - Pete and Henny
    Discontinued Pattern -- All Cooped Up 309 - Pete and Henny. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Candy equals cavities and weight issues... solve the problem with something that will last a lot longer than Easter candy. Sew a stuffed toy that will be loved for years to come to pu in the Easter baskets.

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    Elastic Thread Gathered Dresses
    Elastic Thread Gathered Dresses. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    When you don't have time to spend browsing the pattern catalogs and waiting in line, consider the many free clothing patterns you can find on the Internet. Use your printer, tape and paper to have a pattern at your finger tips in moments.
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    Free Patterns and Directions to Sew Children's Clothing and More

    Dressed up Sweat Shirt
    Dressed up Sweat Shirt. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Free patterns and sewing are the perfect combination to stretch your budget dollars on kids clothing. Kids our grow and rip clothes far faster than the clothing wears out. Sewing their clothing allows you to make the clothing durable.