I enjoy sewing and love being able to create a one-of-a-kind dress or quilt. In the past sewing, quilting, crocheting, and knitting were frugal ways to create clothing and household goods. That cannot be said today. Unfortunately, the cost of fabric and yarn have gone up while the cost of imported clothing and household products from China has gone down. It can make it hard to justify making clothing and curtains by hand. However, while the supplies needed can be expensive, you can often make a superior product by creating it yourself. And you must also factor in the joy received in both creating something by hand and giving a homemade gift.
Whether you like to sew, quilt, crochet, or knit, there are ways to save money and keep the cost down when making handmade items. I always watch for sales on patterns at the fabric stores and craft stores. You can also find free patterns online. We have rounded up hundreds of free patterns to help save you money on your next project.
Free Sewing Patterns
In addition to free sewing patterns, here are some additional ways to save money on sewing projects by saving money on fabric and other sewing materials.
Free Sewing Tutorials
Many of these sewing tutorials can be made with scrap fabric, old clothing, or even old sheets.
Free Crochet Patterns
In addition to free crochet patterns, here are some additional ways to save money on your crochet projects by using these tips to save money on yarn.
Free Knitting Patterns
In addition to free knitting patterns, here are some additional ways to save money on your knitting projects by using these tips to save money on yarn.
Free Sewing Patterns for Children
Free Toy Patterns
Halloween Costume Patterns and Tutorials
Looking for more ways to save money on your handmade projects? Here are ways to save money at Hobby Lobby and ways to save money at Jo-Ann's Fabrics. Pair savings on supplies with free patterns to save even more money on all of your handmade projects.