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Top 10 Sewing & Craft Posts of 2017

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Check out the best craft tutorials and free sewing patterns that were published in 2017 on! There is something for everyone, get inspiration to try a new craft or method in the new year. #crafts #diy #sewing

2017 is coming to a close, so I’m looking back on the most popular posts I shared this year! I based the list off things that were published this year, my most popular posts overall rarely change, you can see what those are in my q3 blog report. It’s always interesting to see what resonated with readers in comparison to my favorites, and it doesn’t surprise me that the #1 most popular was also my personal favorite from the year! I’d love to hear if you think a project I shared didn’t get the credit it deserved, you can see below that the opposite happened and there is one that got more attention than I expected!

Presented in order of descending popularity:

Pocket Kitty

This is one of my favorites, and I’m so pleased with how many examples I’ve seen with it stitched up! Happy little felt kitty to tuck into a pocket or hang on the tree. Definitely my most popular free pattern I’ve offered.

Top 10 best baby gifts to sew! There are 50+ links to free patterns and tutorials for the best handmade baby gifts. Pair one with something practical that you loved as a parent for the best baby shower gift idea ever!

Top 10 Best Baby Gifts To Sew

This post is loaded with links to over 100 free patterns for baby gifts, so I’m not surprised it has been well received!

Make a diy magnetic pin bowl with this easy clay tutorial. Perfect diy gift for a sewing lover, no one will believe it is handmade!

Magnetic Pin Bowl

This was my first time working with clay and I love how this turned out; a twist on the typical pincushion.

Looking for cute ways to patch kids' pants? Sashiko style bug sew on patches are easy and adorable. Visible mending for kids is fun and makes the cutest DIY knee patches!

Sew On Patches – Sashiko Style

I love patches! These pants were a big hit, and I think they’re even cuter than before I mended them.

5 tips for how to store fabric scraps on a budget! Creative fabric scrap storage doesn't have to be expensive; save even the tiniest scraps and give them a new purpose instead of filling up your trash.

How to Store Fabric Scraps on a Budget

I’m surprised to see this on here; I usually peek at my stats every few days and don’t remember ever seeing this as a top post so it must be a slow, steady traffic. I try to use up every last scrap, so I hope this inspires other people to keep (or give away) their scraps instead of trashing them.

A big list of beginner sewing projects that are fun and easy to make! Simple sewing tutorials with pictures to help along the way, there is a beginner sewing project for everyone on this list!

20+ Beginner Sewing Projects

I like having this post to direct friends who want to start sewing, or kids who are ready to learn, glad it is well received.

How To Make a Fabric Tray - let your kids join in and paint fabric to make a gift for Mother's Day! Fabric trinket trays are a great beginner sewing project that uses up fabric scraps. #ad #cbias

How to Make A Fabric Tray

I’m planning on making some variations of this in 2018, I gave this one to my Mom and I want some for myself!

Looking for a five minute, fast and easy fabric craft? No sewing needed - these DIY bookmarks are a great way to use up knit fabric scraps. Look no further for a Mother's Day craft that kids can make, let them pick out the fabric and help glue and then you drill the hole and add the tassel!

How To Make A No Sew Bookmark

These look so professional, I think, but I was surprised to see these too!

How to make a doorstop from fabric! This is a super easy sewing tutorial for beginners, all it takes is a few straight lines and maybe half an hour. Customize the fabric to your decor or use it as a project for kids to sew themselves!

How To Make a Doorstop

I’m going to be honest, I don’t love this project. But apparently the Internet does!

How to make a seashell collecting bag! This is a simple sewing tutorial for making a mesh bag to carry seashells in. Leave the sand at the beach and bring the treasures home! Perfect summer sewing project.

How To Make a Seashell Collecting Bag

We’re talking about trying to get to a beach in 2018 so I need to sew more of these, they are simple but effective.

Check out this huge list of free pdf sewing patterns for kids, adults, home decor, softies, and accessories! All of your favorite designers shared what their most popular downloaded freebie was, and they're all in one spot for you to sew. #sewing #pdfpattern #freesewingpattern

Last minute addition! I had no idea a post could take off so quickly, but it turns out that this collection of the most popular free sewing patterns from over 50 different designers was a hit! It was published after this post, and definitely in the top 10 most popular after only a day or two, so go check it out here.

What do you think, which was your favorite?

Check out the best craft tutorials and free sewing patterns that were published in 2017 on! There is something for everyone, get inspiration to try a new craft or method in the new year. #crafts #diy #sewing


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Elizabeth Hurley

Monday 25th of December 2017

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