Squares in a square in a bound frame! Blend 16 small squares into a finished 8½” square, highlighting each intersection with decorative stitching that is not only a gorgeous embellishment, but also holds together all the layers.
This classic one-piece cut is a great style for most body types. The extra-long tie is continuous for an easy, adjustable fit. And that intricate cross stitch flower on the bib is a built-in machine embroidery design!
This project is designed to throw you a few curves. No worries though, we’re talking about beautifully curving circles and semi-circles. A free pattern and notes on using a Circular Sewing Attachment make things quick and easy.
A stunning half apron design with a crisp, tailored look. The Jacquard ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons remind us of vintage skinny striped ties. The key to our look is to combine a strong ribbon motif with a rich solid fabric.
An oven mitt has an excellent surface for embellishment. We chose a Flourish Alphabet Monogram to personalize ours, joking how we could embroider “L” on one hand, “R” on the other — just in case you get confused when baking!
So fresh and fun, we want to take a bite out of these cute kitchen towels! If you’re brand new to appliqué, this is a beginner-friendly design. A classic ticking stripe combines with muslin and rick rack for a perfect homespun combo.
Need a last minute gift? How about a super simple project for a beginning sewer? This kitchen linens classic gives you two projects in one: a set of napkins and a matching half apron in 100% cotton toweling. Pretty and popular!
Two hearts are better than one, and our heart shaped oven mitts are the perfect pair. They slip on to give you a protected, flexible grip. Free patterns are offered for both the full heart shape as well as the unique curved pockets.
Spring is coming (we promise), and this floral fantasy apron has all the pretty details you need to celebrate the season: from a pleated bib to cute diagonal flap pockets – each held in place with an accent button.
These bunnies are ready to hop-to-it and help with your dish drying. Download our free appliqué templates to make one towel, the full set of three…. or more! As you know, bunnies have many friends and relations.
An apron in flannel makes for some cozy cookin’! The ties adjust with grommets and knots to fit a variety of sizes. Rick rack around the bib and along the waistband is the perfect finishing touch. We made ours with pre-cuts.
This pair of oven mitts has a tough industrial style: clean lines, simple patterns + bold machine-inspired accents. Light to mid-weight canvas and denim are excellent choices. Neutral tones and simple patterns keep the utilitarian flair.
A fan-favorite apron with all the best details: sweet florals and pretty rick rack + form-flattering waist pleats and a quilted accent along the top of the bodice. Even the tilted pockets have box pleat details.
The right time to pop on a cozy to keep things toasty is while your tea is steeping. It will also help keep your tea warm between cups. We offer free pattern downloads for the cozy itself as well as the cute teapot appliqué.
No tea party is complete without tea towels. We have a unique method for hemming and applying the bottom border accent. And, there’s a free template download for the sweet tea time appliqué designs.
Like whipped cream on a plain piece of pie, decorative stitches turn an ordinary project into something special. We started with a basic bib + skirt apron design in natural colors of cotton duck, then added multiple rows of stitching.
Start with an off-the-shelf hot pad and mitt set – we found ours for $2 – add some simple fabric and trim details and voila: style on a shoestring and a great first make. It’s also an excellent ScrapBusters project.
Dig down into your scrap stash for your favorite tall and narrow pieces, fussy cut them to center the prettiest possible vertical motifs, then stitch them together into this striking table runner with a subtle ruffled edge.
Scrumptious sherbet colors give this flouncy little apron just the right blast of spring sass. There are two layers, both fully lined, with a wide waistband and generous ties. And check out that jaunty diagonal pocket!
A heart-shaped bib, pretty ruffles rimming the edges, darts and pleats, all in a yummy combo of color and motif. This is a very fun, flirty apron. And we make no apologies for its all-out “girly-girlness.” Shown in two fabric combos.
Everything can NOT go in the dishwasher. Fine china, crystal, and flatware require hand washing, which means hand drying – best done with a lightweight cotton cloth that can both dry and add a bit of finishing polish.
The style of this half apron is similar to what you might see at your favorite bistro. Longer, with a slim fit, and thin wraparound ties. We added a monogram on the pocket because pro chefs do love their notoriety. Great for guys.
Pretty points on the bib and skirt give this signature S4H apron its name, but we also think it sparkles like a diamond thanks to all the beautiful details. There’s a free pattern download to help create perfect angles.
Are your potholders always on opposite sides of the kitchen when you need both to pull something out of the oven or off the stove? This two-handed design solves the problem and looks great doing it. Great gift idea!
We often look to clothing items as initial inspiration for our apron projects. With its classic fabric combination and tough hardware, this overall style apron has an industrial-strength look and feel serious cooks will love.
Our free gingham fruit embroidery + appliqué designs were custom-digitized for Aurifil 80wt thread. The stitch work is so delicate + precise, you’ll do a double-take when you realize it’s thread, not actual gingham fabric.
Combine the wearable feature of an apron with the wipe-able feature of a towel to create our Wear ’n’ Wipe Kitchen Towel Scarf. A patchwork panel at the top loops around your neck; at the ends are absorbent towels.
See how to make a patchwork panel from which you can cut horizontal accent bands. Use them to jazz up a store-bought flour sack towel (or two or three). We pulled leftover jelly roll strips, but any small scraps could work.
Pretty patchwork with pie-shaped wedges spins into a full circle. There are free downloadable patterns for the front wedges and the back circle. A Janome Circular Sewing Attachment gave us those perfect concentric quilting circles.
Hot pads provide a great small surface to experiment with some embellishment. Since they will be around a heat source, you can’t go wild, but subtle touches in natural fibers are so pretty. We used ribbon and decorative stitching.
A 9-part pattern is included to create the beautiful bottom curve, angled bodice, and cute pockets. For our special finishing details, we added just the right touch of decorative stitching and buttons to secure the ties.
Careful fussy cutting and renaissance details give this apron its unique style. Pattern downloads are offered for the bodice pieces as well as the pretty oval pocket. Originally done in the Elizabeth collection by Tula Pink.
It may be a half apron, but it’s full of pretty details. For yourself or as a delightfully easy gift, this adorable apron mixes a lightweight solid cotton with a bold quilting print. We added slash pockets and cute rick rack accents.
The perfect kitchen gift set. There’s an adorable half apron with two matching hot pads. Bundle up the trio with a set of your favorite recipes and a few kitchen utensils to create a handmade-from-the-heart gift basket.
Cardboard wraps do the job, but are they cute + clever or a green alternative? Make your own Cup Cozies, using our patterns and easy instructions. We offer three unique wrap options: snaps, lace-up eyelets, and elastic.
The toaster probably isn’t the prettiest member of the kitchen appliance family. Keep it accessible yet under wraps with our clever cozy. It features a pretty patchwork accent strip, bright piping all around, and an easy-tie handle.
Pull out some pretty fabrics from your scrap stash and blend them together into a happy mix of pattern and color. Each mitt uses up to four different fabrics. They’d make a great gift for wedding shower season!