FREE Craft Tutorials

Free Craft Tutorials

free craft tutorials

                          Victorian Crazy Patch Pincushion

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Vintage Mama’s Cottage and mamas*little*treasures has been creating fun and easy craft and clothing designs for many years. Many of these craft and clothing tutorials are available right here on our blog, FREE for you to use as you pursue your own love of crafting and creativity.

Be sure to contact us if you have any questions about our tutorials, and please stop back often as we will be adding new craft tutorials every month.

 

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 SNOWFLAKE WREATH

Create this beautiful Snowflake Wreath with plain white paper, scissors, glue, and a bit of ribbon. You can find the complete instruction in the FREE tutorial HERE.

 

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Create this sweet wall hanging craft for a nursery, a child’s room, or any other place in your house where you would like to bring in a little sunshine on a blustery winter day. The instructions for this fun craft project are available for FREE and can be found HERE.

 

000_22033-1024x544GINGERBREAD HOUSE  WINTER VILLAGE

Just a few sheets of brown card stock and vellum paper is all it takes to create this adorable Gingerbread House Winter Village display. These little houses look so cute on a mantle or on a table to bring a touch of warmth and light to your home for the holidays, or all winter long. Complete instructions are available in this FREE tutorial HERE.

 

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 Snow Globes are super simple to make, and you can make them very inexpensively and quickly. The kids can participate in this craft, and you can make yours as extravagant and elegant as you want! Make several and line them up on the fireplace mantle or use a grouping of snow globes as a centerpiece the next time you have a special family supper. You can find the instructions for making these cute Sparkling Snow Globes with the FREE tutorial HERE.

 

DSCF0347VICTORIAN CRAZY PATCH PINCUSHION

 All you need are a few scraps and snippets of fabric and trims and a little imagination to make this adorable Vintage Crazy Patch Pincushion. The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or any day for a special friend! Complete instructions are available HERE with the FREE tutorial from Vintage Mama’s Cottage.

 

100_4434-001MOTHER’S DAY BANNER CARD

This Mother’s Day banner is quick, easy, inexpensive, and best of all it is creative and will express your love for Mom or Grandma. All it takes is some scrapbook paper and a box filled with left over lace, ribbons, vintage buttons, and any mismatched scrapbook ephemera still hiding in the back of your craft cupboard. The FREE tutorial with complete instructions can be found HERE.

 

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Quick and easy, a Teacup Pincushion would make a perfect for a gift for mom or grandma, or for yourself as a special treat for all that you’ve accomplished in life.  So, if you have a teacup and saucer around your house (probably not Grandma’s antique china, though!) – or if you stop by your neighborhood thrift shop or antique shop, pick up two or three sets – let’s get started on your very own Teacup Pincushion! Complete instructions are available HERE with the FREE tutorial from Vintage Mama’s Cottage.

 

100_2983-3LACE AND BUTTON HAND-EMBELLISHED JOURNAL

Create this beautiful hand-embellished journal for someone special (or for yourself!)  Perfect to use as a journal, diary, scrapbook, or just a notebook for jotting down thoughts and ideas! Quick, easy, and inexpensive, this notebook will surely become your favorite place to stash your creative ideas for art projects, recipes, quotes, Bible verses, addresses, and anything that inspires you throughout your day. Complete instructions are available HERE for this FREE tutorial from Vintage Mama’s Cottage.

 

100_5011FATHER’S DAY BANNER CARD

Not only is this banner card fun to make, it is a project that you can use up bits and pieces and tiny scraps of ribbons and other fibers, as well as solo vintage buttons and any other ephemera you might have hiding out in the back of your scrap booking or craft drawer. In addition, you can send this banner card through the mail, and it can be displayed year ‘round on a mantle or shelf to remind Dad or Grandpa that they are loved and thought of often. Make your own Father’s Day Banner Card with the FREE tutorial and instructions HERE.100_5296-001

 

 

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This would be a perfect project to do with kids, because it is so simple, inexpensive, and it’s almost impossible to make a mistake!These sweet pretty little pumpkins look adorable on the mantle, as a table top display, or even along the top of your kitchen cupboards if you have a little shelf up there for pretty stuff. Find complete instructions and this FREE tutorial HERE.

 

100_9833-1GOLDEN OWL APPLIQUE

Here’s a super-simple appliqué pattern that is quick, easy, and adorable!  This little owl could be made up in lots of different fabric combinations, but I thought it would be really fun for autumn through Thanksgiving if I made it all in shades of gold, brown, and orange.  And it goes perfectly with the Autumn Patches jeans which you can make with the eBook patterns available in my Etsy shop, mamas*little*treasures.  Complete instructions for the Golden Owl Applique are available HERE in the FREE tutorial from Vintage Mama’s Cottage.

 

Applique Cover PageCHRISTMAS PRESENTS APPLIQUE

Hand-stitched applique work is perfect for an heirloom quilt, but if you want to create a fun, quick, and easy applique design for a t-shirt or for kids’ clothing, here’s a simple technique to whip up an embellished garment quick as a wink! Create your very own Christmas Presents Applique design garment with the FREE tutorial which includes complete instructions. You can find the tutorial HERE.

MORE FREE TUTORIALS FROM VINTAGE MAMA’S COTTAGE COMING SOON:

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“Christmas Presents” Applique Tutorial

Learn to Applique the SIMPLE Way! with the “Christmas Presents” Applique Tutorial by mamas*little*treasures   I learned to applique as a young mom, many years ago, and the primary technique for applique was the hand-stitched method.  As I learned how to quilt, with all of the stitching by hand, applique was just one of the decorative techniques …

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DIY Patriotic Clothespin Wreath

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“Golden Owl” Applique Tutorial

Golden Owl Applique Pattern by mamas*little*treasures Here’s a super-simple appliqué pattern that is quick, easy, and adorable!  This little owl could be made up in lots of different fabric combinations, but I thought it would be really fun for autumn through Thanksgiving if I made it all in shades of gold, brown, and orange.  And …

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A Kitten’s Tale Tutorial

Do you remember the nursery rhyme, “The Three Little Kittens?” Remember how they cried when their Mama scolded them and in exasperation declared, “What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!” Well, they eventually found their mittens, and now you can create this sweet wall hanging craft for a nursery, a child’s room, or any other …

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Father’s Day Banner Card Tutorial

Create Your Own Father’s Day Banner Card  Tutorial by Vintage Mama After creating the Mother’s Day Banner (which our Grandma loved, by the way!), I thought it would be fun to create something a bit different for Father’s Day. Since making mini-collage projects has been a craft that we do frequently at our house, it …

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Gingerbread House Winter Village

What you need: * 2 sheets of cardstock (8 ½” X 11”) for each gingerbread house * 1 sheet of translucent vellum paper (with or without design) for each gingerbread house * Scissors * Glue * Exacto knife (or any craft knife with a very sharp blade for cutting out the doors and windows) * …

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Lace and Button Journal Tutorial

Create this beautiful hand-embellished journal for someone special (or for yourself!)  Perfect to use as a journal, diary, scrapbook, or just a notebook for jotting down thoughts and ideas! Quick, easy, and inexpensive, this notebook will surely become your favorite place to stash your creative ideas for art projects, recipes, quotes, Bible verses, addresses, and …

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Mother’s Day Banner Tutorial

Keys to Grandma’s Heart Make This Charming Mother’s Day Banner from Vintage Mama’s Cottage Have you ever thought that it would be fun to give Mom or Grandma something different for Mother’s Day? Something besides a card and a bouquet of roses; or something different from the traditional plant, necklace, or brooch? This Mother’s Day …

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Pretty Little Pumpkins Tutorial

Since I have been refashioning and embellishing sweaters for a couple of years now to sell in my Etsy shop, these sweet little pumpkins seemed like the perfect project to decorate our home for autumn. Probably the best way to make this kind of craft project would be to use the pumpkins that you can …

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Snowflake Wreath Tutorial

After the holidays our homes can sometimes feel a bit lonely and empty once all of the decorations have been put away for another year. And January can be really cold and snowy. What better way to chase away the winter blues than by making a cheerful snowflake wreath? Let’s celebrate the beauty of the …

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Teacup Pincushion Tutorial

Yes You Can! Make your own Teacup Pincushion by mamas*little*treasures    Although I’ve been a designer and seamstress for many years, I had never thought of pincushions in any way other than purely practical.  I have used them throughout my years of sewing, but they were just always there as part of my sewing room …

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Victorian Crazy Patch Pincushion

 All you need are a few scraps and snippets of fabric and trims and a little imagination to make this adorable Vintage Crazy Patch Pincushion. A perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or any day for a special friend! What you need: * Various small scraps of different colors / designs of fabric * Various scraps …

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Winter Snowglobe Tutorial

The bustle and busyness of the Christmas season is over, we’ve welcomed the New Year, and now what? It is January, it is cold and snowy, the days are frequently dark and gloomy, so what can we do to brighten up our days? Crafts are always a great way to bring joy to our life, …

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1 comment

  1. Pam@over50feeling40

    Love the re-design! Great job!

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