Free Fabric and Pattern Friday!

on August 19 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 480 Comments

We hope you’re enjoying our Back to School series.  You still have time to win a complete collection of Alphabet Embroidery patterns from Penguin and Fish.  And don’t forget — you only have 11 days left to complete your entry into our Serger contest!

Cute new collections from Alexander Henry in this week:

Farmdale

Farmdale

Halloween fabric

Ghastly and Boo Street Halloween prints

Lots of new patterns:

Bettsy Kingston Patterns

Bettsy Kingston PDF sewing patterns

Oliver + S Patterns

Oliver + S sewing patterns PRE-ORDER

Artsy Crafty Babe

Artsy-Crafty Babe PDF sewing patterns

Elizabeth Hartman sewing patterns

Elizabeth Hartman PDF sewing patterns

On Monday we’ll randomly select 3 people to win a yard of fabric and 3 people to win a pattern of their choice. To enter, please respond in the comments:

What is the best sewing tutorial you’ve seen this year?  If possible, include the link.

Have a great weekend!

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480 Responses to Free Fabric and Pattern Friday!

  1. Thanks I really needed this.

  2. Amanda says:

    Ikat bag is my favourite and her tute of the jumper dress is awesome…I’ve made 2 for my daughter and everyone comments on cute it is. http://www.ikatbag.com/2010/01/dress-for-winter-iii-very-simple-jumper.html

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Lorraine says:

    My favorite tip is Heather Mulder Peterson’s directions on how to sew the end of a binding:

    http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/2008/08/13/binding-tips/

    What a great list of tutorials! Thanks!

  4. Mayarose says:

    I also like this tutorial on machine binding. I am one of those that hate hand stitching the binding and am very thankful for learning this.

    http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2009/11/binding-tutorial.html

  5. brittany says:

    AWESOMENESS!!!

  6. Sandy says:

    I love Ayumills blog .. she has many free tutorials.

    I especially love her fabric basket
    http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2008/05/tutorial-fabric-basket.html

  7. Kristen says:

    I think my fave is the Gathered Clutch one from Noodlehead. It is SO cute! http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

  8. Kim says:

    A work friend is in cancer treatment and we decided to make her a bag of confort items. I found this great pattern for a chemo cap made of knit:

    http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/spatt01.htm

    I made 2 caps out of 1/2 yard of 60″ wide pink knit with poodles and the Eiffle tower on it.

  9. Erin says:

    My favorite sewing tutorial is definitely the lil cutie pouch from Anna at Noodlehead. She made it so easy to follow that I was able to sew a zipper for the first time!!! I was so excited that I woke my husband up in the middle of the night to show him. =-)
    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2009/10/tutorial-lil-cutie-pouches.html

  10. Mayarose says:

    Mine is for this wonderful fabric shopping bag using a plastic grocery bag as the pattern. I’ve made several and they last forever.

  11. Seema says:

    Love the fabric and peekaboo dress

  12. lisa says:

    love that fabric!

  13. Megan says:

    I use this crate cover tutorial all the time – just made 2 more last night!

    http://lauragunn.typepad.com/paintinmyhair/2008/09/post-1.html

  14. Carol says:

    Oh by far, my favorite tutorial is this sweet patchwork skirt that I plan on sizing up so that I can wear it while I sip iced tea swinging on a porch swing.http://www.polkadotchair.com/2009/05/very-exciting-news.html

  15. Ima says:

    There are so many great tutorials. Most of them have already been mentioned. I add this one (in Dutch): spoonairplanes on http://levenmetliv.blogspot.com/2009/11/en-de-winnaar-is-tutorial.html

  16. Jing says:

    The best sewing tutorial I’ve seen this year would have to be the Reversible Bag by Very Purple Person. It’s a fantastic free pattern and tutorial and making some of them has encouraged me to make more bags after a few rather unsuccessful prior attempts at other bags.
    http://verypurpleperson.com/downloads?did=20

  17. Michelle says:

    http://www.oliverands.com/blog/2008/08/lazy-days-skirt-free-pattern.html

    Love the Oliver + S Lazy days skirt tutorial….my daughter and niece do too.

  18. SewLindaAnn says:

    I have a million favorites (Buttercuppity bag, Noodlehead’s clutch, etc.) so I’m going to post the latest gift I made from Joypatch tutorial on her Card Wallet. It’s fun, easy and makes a really useful gift. I put a few gift cards in for a B’day gift.

    http://joypatch.blogspot.com/2009/11/rewards-cards-wallet-tutorial.html

  19. Jennifer P says:

    The back to school backpack tute on this sight! I LOVED it, and am currently working on one for my daughter. =0)

  20. alisha says:

    I don’t know if I’d say this is my favorite tutorial, but it’s one that I definitely plan on trying soon. It’s a crayon pouch: http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2010/08/cutie-crayon-pouch-recycled.html.

  21. April says:

    oh, wow! i can’t wait to start clicking though these links.

    as for my favorite – it’s kind of a tie between bijou lovely’s market bag (http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/2010/05/market-tote-tutorial.html) and Pink Penguin’s bento bag (http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2010/08/tutorial-lunch-bag.html)

  22. Kelly says:

    I LOVED the Baby Life Quilt over at Moda Bake Shop by V and Co. The appliqued words say, ‘Eat. Play. Sleep. Repeat.’, which I thought was so adorable! I made one as a gift for my cousin’s baby shower.
    Here is the link:
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/02/baby-life-quilt.html
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. delitealex says:

    Love the 90 min shirt tutorial.

  24. Amy says:

    I loved putting together a bicycle bucket:
    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/06/bicycle-bucket-tutorial.html

  25. Deb Cameron says:

    I love to sew dresses for me! And Grosgrain is one of my favourite blogs as Kathleen started doing a ‘Frock by Friday’ where she finds a free (mostly) dress pattern that anyone can download, she then steps you through printing and cutting your pattern and then sewing the dress to make a finished product, she will even answer any questions you have! It’s really great. To date I think she has done five this year, my favourite is the Selfish Seamstress’ Coffee Date Dress, you can find all the details/tutorial here http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/04/frock-by-friday-friday.html
    The finished pics are gorgeous!

  26. Alyssa says:

    I love the Prudent Baby’s snappy shirt/dress tutorial http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/07/snappy-toddler-dress.html

  27. Stephanie says:

    The gathered clutch tutorial, I’ve made so many of these!!!

  28. Christine says:

    this box bag/toiletry bag’s tute’s photos and instructions are great:

    http://DRAGOKNIT.BLOGSPOT.COM/2007/02/BOX-BAG-TUTORIAL.HTML

  29. Barb says:

    The “knot me tie skirt” by Sew Modern Mom is so cute and easy! It’s what got me started on re-purposing! http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2010/05/tutorial-knot-me-tie-skirt/

  30. What a great giveaway, alphabet, patterns or fabric…thanks!!!

  31. Rhea says:

    I made these back to school messenger bags for my two little girls. I have plans for making more back to school items from this month’s ideas. Thanks a bunch!

    http://pinoyinoz.blogspot.com/2008/07/tutorial-messenger-bag-with-zip-top.html

  32. Celeste says:

    Dana at MADE has posted a bunch of great tutorials this year. Love her tips for sewing swimsuits: http://www.dana-made-it.com/search/label/Sew-Along%3A%20Swimsuits

  33. Holly says:

    I am need of some new inspirational fabric!
    There are some great tutorials on making felt food on http://lillybeanmarket.blogspot.com/search/label/How-to
    Check out the videos in the right sidebar.

  34. Katie says:

    Sandi’s Saturday Market Skirt is my pick:http://portabellopixie.typepad.com/portabellopixie/2010/03/sewing-bits-and-pieces-.html

    I made one at the beginning of summer and have worn it at least once every week since. I love it so much, and have been dying to make another, but with two little ones running around, I haven’t gotten to it yet.

  35. Tanya Hug says:

    I have seen a lot of great tutorials, however, my favorite have been ones for lunch sacks.

  36. Justine says:

    I have been eyeing this tunic/skirt pattern for months! Would love to win it! My fav tutorial is Amy/badskirt’s sewalong guide to the O+S Icecream dress: http://badskirt.blogspot.com/2010/07/ice-cream-social-post-index.html

  37. Laura says:

    This may sound like I didn’t try to find a favorite but there are just so many. I am new to sewing and anything is helpful :)L

  38. I love pink penguin’s tutorials. I’ve made one of her things before. She recently posted a lunch bag tutorial that I would like to try. Here’s the link:

    http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2010/08/tutorial-lunch-bag.html

  39. Marlene says:

    I actually am very intrigued by the Sew Mama Sew wrap reversible skirt…. just wanna go and make one tonight!!

    Marlene

  40. we have love, love, loved the 90 minute shirt tutorial from MADE ::
    http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-90-minute-shirt.html

  41. Erica says:

    I love this cathedral windows pillow tutorial: http://alamodefabric.blogspot.com/2010/02/cathedral-window-easy-peasy.html

  42. Jennifer says:

    My fav is this one for circle skirts:
    http://taeliac.deviantart.com/art/Tutorial-Circle-Skirts-90497598

  43. nordicneedlegirl says:

    Here’s the Link:

    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=8432

    Check it out!

  44. Stephanie says:

    Oh I am so new to sewing, but this was THE most helpful to me:
    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/quilt-tutorials-.html

    Every step of quilting and I’ve referred to it a couple of times!

  45. nordicneedlegirl says:

    No Serger???

    One of the best tutorials I’ve found is here on Sew,Mama,Sew!

    It is from Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated – dated June 21,2010
    “Tips for Working with Knits and Mock Cover Stitch Tutorial”

    Once you realize how easy it is to get a durable and professional finish with your sewing machine, a huge world opens up with knits! You don’t have to have a serger/coverstitch. The best part is that not only does Meg walk you through your options, she gives you SPECIFICS! Which feet to try, stitch lengths to start with, tension adjustments, thread and needles, etc. There are so many ways to get to there! She helps you discover the best option for YOUR specific machine.
    Grab some scraps and give it a go! You’ll be glad you did.

  46. Robin E. says:

    Oooo, it’s hard to pick just one. Still, I really like this one for Pottery Barn inspired floor cushions. http://3punkmom.blogspot.com/2010/05/tutorial-land-of-nod-inspired-floor.html

  47. Ruth says:

    The most fun and informative tutorial I’ve used is the 1stQE at http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/

  48. Rachel says:

    I’m dying to try this dress (it’s a free pattern rather than a tutorial.
    http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/katjusha

  49. carrot cake says:

    In addition to Sew, Mama, Sew! tutorials, I love the detailed tutorials at Sew L.A. They help me so much!!!

    http://sew-la-fabric.blogspot.com/2010/05/pattern-of-month-may-2010.html

  50. kelli says:

    Girl’s raglan sleeve dress/nightgown:
    http://www.ikatbag.com/2009/08/summer-dresses-3-raglan-sleeve-dress.html

  51. Andrea T says:

    I’d have to say http://sewmamasew.com/?p=8154 because it looks to be the only thing that I could make lol

    sewing directions usually confuse me so I need pictures pictures pictures!

  52. Nina743 says:

    Great tie shirts for little guys. I’ll make several of these for my grandsons. Thank you!!

    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=10163

  53. Linda Morgan says:

    Love the “tie” shirts for little boys! There aren’t many projects and inspirations for little boys, but this one was cute and thrifty. Love the way the project uses fabric from a discarded or thrift-store shirt rather than spending money on new fabric. Thanks so much for the idea and excellent pictures of each of the steps from start to finish!!

  54. Jennifer says:

    I have made bunches of gathered clutches from the Noodlehead tute (http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html)

  55. I guess I need to write my own tutorial because I used my favorite tutorials (2 of them) to make a messenger bag just like I had in mind. I liked parts of one bag…and parts of the other…put them together and I have the perfect bag that has received rave reviews! I’ve made 5 in the last two months and have more people saying they want one!

    Here they are…

    http://ahhh-design.com/square-bag-tutorial

    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=2684.0

  56. Darla says:

    I love House On Hill Roads tutorials (twirly skirts, picnic blanket). She has such a clear, simple way about her ideas.

  57. laura says:

    Alfresco Bowl Covers
    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=8746

  58. Sakura says:

    I love the snappy dress/shirt tutorial from Prudent Baby.
    http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/07/snappy-toddler-dress.html
    Check it out! Easy and super cute and functional. Love it.
    P.s Also love so many great tutorials from MADE as well. http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorials.html.

  59. Keri says:

    Liesl Gibson Oliver & S has amazing tutorials. My favorite- lengthening & shortening a pattern. My two kiddies are sooo long limbed! =)

    http://www.oliverands.com/blog/2010/02/lengthening-and-shortening-a-pattern.html

  60. Angeliquez says:

    well..this one shook me a little.

    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

    i would love to win some fabric!

  61. Megan says:

    I love the ruffle jersey skirt on Cluck Cluck Sew. It gave me the confidence to try sewing jersey on my regular home sewing machine (not that I wouldn’t LOVE to win that serger!) and it turned out great!

    And how cute is that apple fabric – must get some!

  62. Jo says:

    Hard to choose — there’s so many good tutorials out there! The most recent one I bookmarked is this one, which I can’t wait to make…

    http://www.u-createcrafts.com/2010/08/creative-guest-bird-pillow-cover-by.html

  63. Nancy says:

    I love the Wonky Log Cabin Block tutorial at Tall Grass Prairie Studio:

    http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/2008/04/for-dana-wonky-log-cabin-block-tutorial.html

  64. JennE says:

    Love this beach towel dress, SUPER easy!

    http://www.dana-made-it.com/2010/06/beach-towel-dress.html

  65. Steph W says:

    I love these patterns!

  66. Rochelle says:

    http://sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/660-back-to-school-the-perfect-slouchy-book-bag is an awesome tutorial for my tween’s school bag. That daughter picked some Farmdale prints for a skirt for back to school. I could use another yard so that I could make her a bias cut skirt!

    I’ll be spending a good amount of time looking at all these tutorials. Thanks!!

  67. Anie says:

    it is not for this week but I recently discovered it. It is quick and lovely and adjustable, perfect for those baby making years!
    http://aiguillee.net-sauvage.com/index.php?post/2008/01/14/11-la-jupe-japonisante-repliee-nouee

  68. sarah says:

    I made a bunch of these skirts in the spring and now I’m ready for another round with fall prints: http://crafterhours.blogspot.com/2009/11/milkmaid-skirt-tutorial.html

  69. DK says:

    The mmmcrafts messenger bag tutorial is spot on and easy to follow: http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/06/basic-messenger-bag.html

  70. This little clutch is super-cute – it’s next on my “to sew” list!

    http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/04/27/pleated-pouch-tutorial/

  71. Sara says:

    It is a few years old, but I’ve been working from the Hyena in Petticoats Cathedral Window Quilt Tutorial. I’m loving the origami nature of this techinque.

  72. alli b says:

    I really enjoyed the tutorial on pillowcases from the blog Film in the Fridge. Before seeing it way way back in January I never even thought of trying to make my own pillowcases.
    http://www.filminthefridge.com/2010/01/27/pretty-quick-pillowcase-tutorial/
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    alli b

  73. Mandy says:

    I just love craftiness is not optional’s blog! she has great, easy to follow instructions for felt food, clothes and other goodies!
    http://theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com/

    I also like noodle head’s tuts…especially want to try this…
    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

  74. Joy says:

    I’m also a big fan of OhFransson’s tutorials! My favorite is her clothesline quilt using vintage pillowcases:
    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2009/06/clothesline-quilts.html

  75. Octavia says:

    I am partial to this pettiskirt tutorial I found because I want to make it for my daughter………and myself. Love all those ruffles!
    http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/07/full-and-fluffy-pettiskirt.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MakeItAndLoveIt+%28Make+It+and+Love+It%29

  76. How cute is the Farmdale collection!? Love it!

  77. Shannon F. says:

    The Hip Mama Diaper Bag isn’t new this year, but it was new to me, such a simple to follow tutorial for a great diaper bag.

    http://amingledyarn.wordpress.com/gallery/tutorial-hip-mama-diaper-bag/

  78. Sarah says:

    Since I just started sewing, my experience is limited :) But so far I have used this one the most!

    http://bordersbohobaby.blogspot.com/2009/07/make-gdiaper-microfiber-insert-sewing.html

  79. Deona says:

    Can I just tell you…I don’t even care if I win anything or not… all the great links included in this blog are an INCREDIBLE SOURCE for creativity!!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

  80. Its a super easy one, but I LOVE the Mama Elastic Waist Skirt at Freshly Picked.
    http://freshlypicked.blogspot.com/2010/02/elastic-waist-skirt-tutorial-mama.html
    I’ve worn mine so many times and I get compliments every time.

  81. Sara says:

    I love this women’s skirt tutorial by Notiva of verypurpleperson. Makes an easy peasy high end looking skirt for the thirfty!

    http://verypurpleperson.com/2009/12/easy-full-skirt-and-little-tutorial.html

  82. Patty says:

    I have two favourite tutorials that are related to one another. They are both from Mademoiselle Chaos. The first is for a pencil skirt and the second is for an a-line skirt made from the pencil skirt pattern.
    Pencil: http://mademoisellechaos.blogspot.com/2010/06/make-wish-tutorial-i-ominous-pencil.html
    A-line: http://mademoisellechaos.blogspot.com/2010/07/make-wish-tutorial-i-ominous-pencil.html

  83. virginia says:

    Lattice smocking by learning to fly is by far the most fascinating tutorial yet. I found this by link on Craftster.org on a gorgeous bridesmaid dress. This girl is plenty talented and constantly making and showing her creations on her website. learning to fly is her etsy shop and has beautiful jewelry.

  84. Colleen Butler says:

    my nieces were thrilled with the dry/wet pool bags. They used them all the time and love them.
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-wetdry-pool-bag/2009/06/30/
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. Erin says:

    Just reading through these comments my browser got bookmark overloaded!
    If I HAD a little girl I’d be all about this dress by “From an Igloo” the “In the Garden” shirred twirly dress. ADORABLE!

    http://fromanigloo.blogspot.com/2010/05/in-garden-shirred-twirly-dress.html

  86. Farscapegirl says:

    I love Oh Franson, crisp, new modern take on classic patterns. I love her wave quilt…especially the fabric colors!

    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/03/new-wave-quilt.html

  87. Leah says:

    I haven’t made it yet, but I plan on making http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/07/28/gathered-clutch-tutorial/ soon…

  88. Kristine says:

    Machine quilt binding! I always knew the concept but this tutorial got me to finally have the courage to try it! http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2009/11/binding-tutorial.html

  89. Kadybug says:

    I really love this puff quilt: http://www.honeybearlane.com/2010/07/puff-quilt-tutorial-part-1.html

    Sewing all the little pillows for the quilt was a blast! :)

  90. KeriCan says:

    I love this skirt tutorial for my daughter – I’d like to scale it up to grown-up size for myself, too.

  91. Helena says:

    There are so many great tutorials I have used out there, my next project is going to be this: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/05/cell-phone-gadget-case.html

  92. Michelle says:

    I want to make a bunch of these bags and gift bags for Christmas!

    http://www.psiquilt.com/2009/08/friendship-bag-tutorial.html

  93. Gretchen Thomas says:

    I’d have to say that my favorite tutorial was on Free Motion Machine Quilting on April 29, 2010. I needed help with an art quilt I was making and had never done free motion machine quilting and found this tutorial through a google search and thus found your WONDERFUL site!!! I was thrilled with the instructions and it helped me so much! Thank you for all the WAY COOL things that you teach!!! I also have to mention that I am VERY excited about the lunch bag tutorial from this month’s Back To School tutorials. I am ITCHING to make one of the oil cloth lunch sacks!!!

  94. Heather R says:

    I love the buttercup bag! And I’m going to try the gathered clutch next!

  95. Christa says:

    I love the Margaret Bag from OhFransson! It was the first bag I ever made!

    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2008/11/margaret-sling-bag.html

  96. ~Helena~ says:

    Found this super cute Belle dress(disney priness). My little girls would love it, can’t wait to make it. http://crafterhours.blogspot.com/2010/08/belle-dress-tutorial.html

  97. Annie says:

    The skirt sew-along was awesome, great for someone who’s slowly moving into the apparel side of sewing.

  98. Veronica says:

    I love all of the tutorials that are on indietutes. Her peasant top is the very first thing I ever sewed.

    http://indietutes.blogspot.com/

  99. Jessica says:

    There are so many great tut’s on the web, but I really like the pretty and practical Layer Cake Crinoline shared by Gertie. I want one in every color!

  100. Cindy says:

    My favorite tutorial is Kari Mecca’s Whimsy Sticks Demo. http://karimeccasblog.typepad.com/ This is the web site. I have the Whimsy Sticks and the tutorial helped me a lot!

  101. Susie says:

    OK so it’s from a year ago, but I had to submit my absolute favorite tutorial, from Made by Rae and posted on your site: The Springtime Ruffle Top. It’s the first piece of clothing I made for myself, and I continue to go back to it all the time, I adore it!

    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=791

  102. Lakshmi says:

    I really liked the below tute for floor cushion. Planning to make atleast 2 for my DD once i get hold of some cheery upholstery fabric…

    http://3punkmom.blogspot.com/2010/05/tutorial-land-of-nod-inspired-floor.html

  103. beverly says:

    So many to choose from!!!!!! But, I have to say, I love the Bitter Betty sew along tutorial for the apron shirt. I get a ton of compliments, I loved the music, & I love Betty! She’s great.

  104. Joy Mosley says:

    I absolutely love the tutorial of the back to school backpacks during the back to school week from this blog. I haven’t made one yet, but can’t wait to try!!

  105. empirewaist says:

    I love this comments thread! I’m excited to go through the suggested tutorials & learn something new. Thanks, Sew, Mama, Sew!

    One of my favorites is this wonderfully easy, pretty & inexpensive bag by Artsy-Crafty Babe:

    http://artsycraftybabe.typepad.com/tutorials/phoebe_bag.pdf

  106. Erin says:

    I loved the buttercup bag and have made a few myself!!

  107. maryellen says:

    I really liked the little market skirt tutorial. It turned out great, and I learned a lot. I second the Oliver & S tutorials, very clearly written and easy to understand. Thanks!

    http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-market-skirt.html

  108. Mama Lusco says:

    I love the Domesticated Skirt; it’s a reversible double-wrap and a fast sew!
    http://sewastraightline.blogspot.com/2010/03/domesticated-skirt.html

  109. Elizabeth says:

    I am loving all the tutorials on http://sewingin-nomansland.blogspot.com/

    My favorite is probably her pettiskirt tutorial! (http://sewingin-nomansland.blogspot.com/search/label/Little%20girls%20skirt%20tutorial)

  110. Gabrien says:

    I’m not sure if it’s from this year but I love the Noodlehead gathered clutch tutorial. I sure would love to win!

  111. Wkniceley says:

    I’d say one of my favorite tutorials has been the hedgehog softie that Lolly Chops had. It was so darn cute!

    http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops/2009/03/hamin-it-up-hedgie-style.html

  112. Diane says:

    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html – I loved how the zipper in put in this clutch and I never would have thought of putting gathers in the middle – really makes the clutch.

  113. Kristin M says:

    I love repurposing tutorials – especially this one on my list – http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/05/re-purposing-t-shirt-into-dress.html

  114. Anne S. says:

    Wow, there are so many tutes to check out! :)
    The tutorial I have used the most is the oliver+s lazy days skirt. It is quick and easy and my girls love getting a new skirt.
    http://www.oliverands.com/blog/2008/08/lazy-days-skirt-free-pattern.html

  115. jenn says:

    This beautiful, and very simple quilt from Cluck, Cluck Sew.

    http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2010/07/tutorial-road-trip-quilt.html

  116. kelli says:

    Ii just finished a popover dress from Leisel at Oliver + S and it was so easy, so quick, and so cute. The direcions are clear and it’s the best looking pillowcasxe-style dress I’ve ever made.

    I also added Rae’s pleated pockets from her tutorial at http://www.madebyrae.com. It was the perfect added touch!

  117. Gretchen says:

    Hmmm…just about any tutorial on http://www.ikatbag.com. Seriously, that woman is a creative genius.

  118. Greta says:

    I have not tried this one yet, but it’s on my list. :)

    http://www.polkadotchair.com/2010/04/tuesday-tutorial-skinny-simple-table.html

  119. Jennifer says:

    I really like the disappearing 9 patch tutorial on Cluck Cluck Sew. http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2008_10_01_archive.html
    I’ve use this idea now for two quilts and they’ve come out great!!

  120. AP says:

    I recently just found all of the great tutorials by Sew Mama Sew, and I can’t wait to get started on some of the projects.

  121. Tina C. says:

    i have made many lovely gifts from this “dopp kit” tute: http://www.mountainmomreport.com/2009/09/lovely-loaf-cosmetic-case-tutorial.html

    and i’ve made a million of these little fabric baskets with treasured scarves and other pretty pieces of fabric: http://vlijtig.blogspot.com/2008/11/here-it-is.html

  122. Sarah M says:

    My little boy was born Dec 30, so I have been totally out of touch with the sewing world. I can’t wait to peruse the links above! Sorry I don’t have one of my own to share.

  123. Wendy says:

    I want to make these potholders:

    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/06/quilted-potholder-tutorial.html

    and the strip-pieced pleated skirt:

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/08/strip-pieced-pleated-skirt.html

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  124. Emily S says:

    Definitely the skirt sew-along, featured here – you made it soooo easy!

  125. Lynda says:

    I’m sorry…I accidentally linked to the first of 4 tutorials to complete a posh pillowcase. This is the link for the actual pillowcase:

    http://yougogirl.typepad.com/you_go_girl/2010/03/posh-pillowcase.html

  126. Lynda says:

    I have several that I really liked, but this Posh Pillowcase tutorial was my favorite. It’s really good to know how many chocolates it will take to get through the project.

    http://yougogirl.typepad.com/you_go_girl/2010/03/lets-get-ready-to-rumble.html

  127. Alexandra R says:

    My favorite tutorial I’ve seen and used this year was Juicy Bits Felt Crown Tutorial. I made them for both of my daughters’ big days, and then some extra (“more princess-y and shiny mama!”) ones for ‘every-day’ :)

    http://juicy-bits.typepad.com/juicy_bits/2008/09/32-felt-birthday-crown-tutorial.html

    (don’t know how to make this is link, please cut and paste!)

  128. Corvus says:

    It’s more of a tutorial for technique than a full sewing tutorial, but Grosgrain’s video on sewing with elastic thread when one’s machine is less than agreeable with the idea finally got the technique working for me: http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/08/shirring-with-your-brother.html

  129. Jean says:

    I love the tutorial for Anna Maria Horner’s Socialite dress on your blog. It is incredibly helpful, and my dresses came out beautifully.

  130. Christine M says:

    I’ve seen lots of tutorials but have done only 1 so far (although I have made 3 of them). They are lovely fabric hangers by Val Laird (www.val-laird.blogspot.com).

  131. Julie G. says:

    I made the fat quarter bag from the tutorial on the site. Everyone compliments me on it!

  132. SheilaC says:

    There are SO many great tutorials!!

    But I do love this one:

    ultimate teacher’s bag:
    http://mamabeefromthehive.blogspot.com/2010/07/bag-is-done-time-for-school.html

    Thank you for the give away!

    SheilaC

  133. Jess says:

    This is absolutely my most favorite tutorial ever: http://madewithlovebyhannah.com/WordPress/?p=136

    It’s so darn cute!

  134. Kristin says:

    I am loving the series of tutorials on drafting a sloper over at ikat bag

    http://www.ikatbag.com/

    I’m hoping this will help me make a dress for my daughter that really fits.

  135. Marla says:

    One of my favorite tops that I made for my daughter is ‘Gigi’ from Children’s Corner. I made it in a polka dot cotton fabric. It was adorable!

  136. Mary Jo says:

    Tutorial may be stretching this–but I loved the directions you gave for turning something right side out. So wonderfully easy.
    And as with many others there are so many quilt tutorials–the people from your quilt month this year were all amazing and I have them all bookmarked.

  137. Andrea M says:

    Loving the Alexander Henry fabric! My favorite tutorial so far this year is the “gathered clutch” tutorial on “Skip to My Lou”.

  138. Carolyn says:

    The puppet style oven mitt was a great pattern/tutorial. I made all of the chefs in my family oven mitts. We have small hands so they were perfectly sized. I don’t think it has a link, but it’s the PDF that comes up when you google “puppet style oven mitt”.

  139. Jen L says:

    I love the buttercup bag on http://www.made-by-rae.com/2009/02/free-buttercup-bag-sewing-pattern.html
    I’ve made 2!

  140. Kat says:

    The popover sundress for the American Girl Doll by Oliver & S turned out really cute.

  141. Erica says:

    I enjoyed making the Market skirt with the gathered pockets on Dana-Made-It http://www.dana-made-it.com/2009/07/market-skirt-tutorial.html.

    One tutorial I still want to try is the patchwork basket on Pink Penguin. http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2008/05/tutorial-fabric-basket.html

  142. K says:

    http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2009/12/raw-edge-circle-quilt-tutorial.html

    Love Lady Cluck’s raw-edged Circle Quilt. I’m slowly gathering a square or two from all of my favorites as I finish them off to make one of these for myself.

  143. McKenzie says:

    I really enjoyed The Slim Slack for Boys by This Mama Makes Stuff. It was a challenge for this novice sewer, but the pants turned out great and stylin’ for my 2-year-old!

    http://thismamamakesstuff.com/tutorial-slim-slack-for-boys/

  144. Kirsten says:

    I love this from noodleheads! It comes together so quickly and makes a great gift! http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

  145. The most helpful tutorial I’ve used this year is a la mode fabric’s spiderweb block tutorial. I’m using it to make my Christmas tree skirt.

  146. Kim says:

    my favorite tutorial would have to be elizabeth hartman’s (oh fransson’s) tut for her mod sampler. It covers sooo much about quilting, from materials to cutting, to piecing, machine quilting, and binding. I am a self taught sewer, but really it’s thanks to tutorials like this that I’ve been able to do this! there’s so many great ones out there…but this is really one of the best.

  147. Shannon H says:

    There are so many tutorial out there that are awesome and makes it hard to say which is the best. But the one that I got the most use out of this year was http://jonag.typepad.com/stop_staring_and_start_se/2008/12/your-christmas-gift-from-mean-apron-in-an-hour.html

    Made lots of cute aprons for gifts with this one!

  148. QSOgirl says:

    I loved reading about Gertie’s draping project on her blog… Not a tutorial per se, but it made me realize that draping is not such an esoteric art…

    http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2010/07/draping-dress-part-six-show-off-your.html

  149. Julie says:

    My first foray into smocking was with the Undaunted Top featured right here: http://sewmamasew.com/?p=8666

  150. Jessie says:

    Love the halloween fabric. I also really like the artsy crafty bag

  151. Korby says:

    Such a hard question. So many incredible tutorials out there. My favorite is for a pillowcase dress. http://alittleloveliness.blogspot.com/2009/05/make-pillowcase-dress.html

  152. Tara says:

    I just made the Oliver +S lazy day skirt… it turned out great and the tutorial was very easy to follow.

    http://www.oliverands.com/blog/2008/08/lazy-days-skirt-free-pattern.html

  153. Katie says:

    The best tutorial I found this year was on how to baste a quilt from Elizabeth Hartman. I found it when I was just learning to quilt. http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2009/03/quilt-along-part-13-making-the-quilt-sandwich.html

  154. Julie says:

    For me personally, the best and most helpful sewing tutorial of the year was Elizabeth Hartman’s entire Oh, Fransson! blog!

  155. Jennifer says:

    I don’t know about favorite–it’s too hard to choose!–but I really like this tutorial: http://sewmamasew.com/?p=2125 for a fall pillow. I have all kinds of variations planned out in my head for different seasons/themes!

  156. Margaret says:

    I love this tutorial, and wish I had varied enough fabric to make one for my son: http://homegrownhappy.blogspot.com/2009/10/babys-soft-book-of-colors.html

  157. stacey says:

    the market skirt tutorial from dana-made-it.blogspot.com

    perfect bday present for my 4 yo!

  158. Kristin says:

    I loved the tutorial for this baby blanket; http://www.aestheticnest.com/2010/08/sewing-heirloom-cut-chenille-baby.html I made one for my baby boy (due in December) and it turned out so wonderful!

  159. Em says:

    Memory fabric matching game:

    Love it! So awesome!!! Very Montessori!

    http://kindershoponline.blogspot.com/2009/08/memory.html

  160. monica says:

    I am BRAND new to sewing, so this is the only thing I’ve made so far, and it turned out to be exactly what I wanted:
    http://www.marthastewart.com/article/octopus-costume

    This is what I plan on trying next:http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/03/spring-t-shirt-tutorial.html

  161. I’d love to do this bag, it’s adorable and very useful!
    http://www.ikatbag.com/2010/04/strawberry-bag.html

  162. Fran says:

    I love so many tutorials….so much to learn.
    My fav this year was for a tissue cozy. It’s
    a great little gift & a nice way to use small
    pieces of beautiful fabric.

    http://www.dontlooknow.typepad.com

    Go to the left column ….tutorials…& scroll
    down & click.

    Thanks for this opportunity & many thanks to
    all who share their knowledge.

  163. Kristin says:

    My favorite and most used tutorial this year has been the gathered clutch by Anna at Noodlehead: http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2009/08/gathered-clutch-pattern.html

    That’s the link to purchase the pattern, but on her blog, she also has a tutorial (http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html) that shows how to make it and leaves out the extra details that are included in the purchased pattern. If you purchase the pattern, you get tips and ideas, as well as the right to sell anything you make from them.

    They are super quick and fun stash busters! I’ve made several :)

  164. Jess says:

    I have to say that I am a tutorial junkie and couldn’t even count all of the fabulous tutorials I’ve used in the last 6 months! However, right now I’m loving the Belle princess dress tutorial from crafterhours here: http://crafterhours.blogspot.com/2010/08/belle-dress-tutorial.html

    This will be perfect for our trip to Disney World next month!

    Thanks again for another chance at some fantastic items :)

  165. Myra says:

    I guess the patchwork skirt or the Oliver & S dress are my favorites.

  166. Shelly says:

    I am smitten! Every single pattern and fabric you have listed is on my wish list!
    I have enjoyed several sewing tutorials this year, but ANYTHING done by Liesl of Oliver + S is a breeze to sew. I have especially enjoyed this free goody…
    http://www.oliverands.com/blog/2010/06/ruffled-halter-free-downloadable-pattern.html

  167. Dana B. says:

    I love the tutorial for the gathered clutch by Noodlehead. I love her inspiration! More tutorials please!!!

  168. tracey says:

    i haven’t tried this yet- but once school starts, i think this will be my first ‘no kids at home to bug me’ project.

    http://crafterhours.blogspot.com/2010/08/petal-shirt-tutorial.html

  169. Sharon T. says:

    Thanks for asking this question! I’ve discovered that I’m much better at following tutorials than patterns, although I have some great patterns that I’m excited to make. I’m more of a “learn by doing” learner and tutorials are easier for me to understand and help my creative side come out. :)

    Right now my favorite tutorial is one I found here on this blog
    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=8666. I just love the boat neck!
    My second favorite is
    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=791, also a great fit.

    And both tops are great for waitressing in!

  170. Marsel says:

    This one just caught my eye this week…it is bookmarked and waiting for me to give it a try! http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/05/little-girls-patchwork-skirt.html

  171. Beth says:

    Strangely enough, I came across this one today and I am dying to try it. So simple, but so effective.

    http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/08/19/headband-refashion/

  172. Sarah says:

    I like the market skirt tutorial (http://www.dana-made-it.com/2009/07/market-skirt-tutorial.html) I’ve made it a few times and while this skirt seemed like the sort of thing I should be able to just make up on mine, the reality is I like having a tutorial and having someone else already figure out the measurements!
    I love seeing the list of tutorials everyone has posted-I’ve bookmarked so many of them now!

  173. Ashley L. says:

    I had so much fun learning to shirr in order to make a teeny version of this dress for my newborn daughter!

    http://fromanigloo.blogspot.com/2010/05/playful-days-double-layer-top-or-dress.html

  174. Heather Bush says:

    The domesticated skirt tutorial: http://sewastraightline.blogspot.com/2010/03/domesticated-skirt.html

    I have made a few of these because I can wear it to both of my jobs (just flip it around the otherway and go!).

  175. LYnn says:

    I love that farmdale fabric.

  176. Kimberly B says:

    I love the Farmdale fabric. It would be so cute for a little girl’s dress.

  177. Juliana says:

    House on Hill Road’s Twirly skirt is awesome!!! I made my daughter one and have plans for many more!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

    http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/photos/twirly_skirt/

  178. Shirley Clark says:

    I have to commend Bunny from http://lasewist.blogspot.com/. She is an internet sewing friend of mine, and she’s also featured on the SB Blog Tour. Her blog holds a wealth of information for any seamstress.

  179. Alice says:

    Heh, my favorite (which I haven’t yet tried out, and am cursing myself for) is this tutorial on making your own panties:

    http://www.supernaturale.com/articles.html?id=70

  180. Jen in Ypsi says:

    yay! Halloween fabric!

  181. I love sewing and the lunchbags have been so fun. Everyonein my family is getting one. I so enjoy your site

  182. Carrie says:

    Adore the simple superhero cape tute from The Long Thread at http://thelongthread.com/?p=98. What a great go-to for birthday gifts!!!

  183. Andria says:

    I’ve seen a few that have helped me complete my first bias binding.

  184. Tabitha says:

    I sewed my first zipper ever with Noodlehead’s cutie pouch tutorial: http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2009/10/tutorial-lil-cutie-pouches.html

    It’s a basic pattern, but the tutorial is very easy to follow and it launched me into loving to add zippers to things!

  185. Java Jane says:

    Glad to see that you are carrying knits. Have you thought of moving into some wools or maybe challis?

  186. Rachel says:

    I like the Beach Party Top & Dress from fiddlehead’s blog.
    http://fiddlehead.blogspot.com/

  187. Ms. Fine says:

    You folks are always so generous! I’m really enjoying the pattern a day month. Many I’ve seen but many are new to me! Thanks!

  188. Moriah says:

    Disney’s ruffled skirt http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2010/04/murpheys-layered-skirt.html is something that I have not done yet but as soon as I have the time and resouces will do.

  189. Sandra :) says:

    I’ve already bought the road fabric for these car play mats from Rebecca @ This Present Life (http://happybabydesigns.blogspot.com/2010/04/car-playmat.html) – I can’t wait to make several of these for Christmas gifts!

  190. Heather says:

    My favorite tutorial has to be:
    Noodlehead’s Lil Cutie Pouch http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2009/10/tutorial-lil-cutie-pouches.html

    Well written, with lots of helpful pictures. Such a creative lady!

  191. I just discovered Alexander Henry fabrics a few months ago and bought myself a yard of his Vintage Tea Pots. To which, I made a ruffled apron!

    When I saw this fabric, I knew a fun Autumn Apron would be perfect!

    http://sewmamasew.com/store/ecom-prodshow/FDFDORCTINPK.html

  192. Monica says:

    Your pencil case tutorial was such a timely post. I have been searching for a tutorial on how to make a roll pillow case for a large round body pillow and this tutorial is exactly what I needed to see! SO, even if I am not using the tutorial for the exact purpose it was designed, but it will work perfectly for my purposes. Thanks!

  193. Rachel Bates says:

    I just reallzed that the tutorial i liked is old. Here is a new one that is so simple.
    http://elefantz.blogspot.com/2010/06/mini-tutorial-for-simple-gifts.html

  194. Abby says:

    The most useful tutorial I found this year is on how to sew in-seam pockets. One thing that’s good to note is that if you’re sewing an A-line skirt without a lot of ease, patch pockets are better because they won’t pull open when you sit. But for full skirts or pants, this tutorial has been wonderful!

    http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/sew-in-seam-pockets

  195. Rachel Bates says:

    http://calistayoo.blogspot.com/2007/08/tutorial-for-framed-crochet-purse.html

    this is an adorable ruffled purse with very professional tutorial

  196. marci says:

    I just recently learned (am learning how to sew) and I loooove making my kids clothing. My favorite tutorial is the one I have made the most and passed on through the admiration of my daughters dresses. The best is it grows with her. She’s worn them all summer and I will put them with shirts and leggins for the fall. Easy peasy! http://thematerialgirlsquilts.blogspot.com/2010/06/fat-quarter-top.html

  197. Michal Anne says:

    This was a great binding tutorial! Savede me lots of time and grief when binding my own quilt.
    http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2009/11/binding-tutorial.html

  198. Nicole Balazs says:

    I really enjoyed the lunch bag tutorial by the long thread:

    http://thelongthread.com/?p=6217

    I bring my lunch to work everyday and it’s nice to have a lovely original bag to bring it in!

  199. Ginger says:

    I really like the printable hem guide from The Scientific Seamstress. http://scientificseamstress.blogspot.com/2010/03/folding-templates-free-download.html
    I guess it’s not technically a tutorial, but it sure is handy.

  200. Natalie says:

    The best sewing tutorial, especially for beginners is this skirt you posted in Back-to-School section
    http://whipstitchfabrics.com/blog/20-minute-skirt-tutorial/
    I like it because there are so many pictures! I like to have the visuals- I can’t just read how to do it.
    Now I have so many new tutorials to check out too!

  201. Chelsea says:

    I love your zipper tutorial. I have been super scared to put a zipper in. I have made everything I can WITHOUT a zipper, trying to avoid doing it. UNTIL I found your tutorial! It makes it look so easy! I ran out and got fabric and a zipper to make my first skirt WITH a zipper. Thanks!

  202. Caralee says:

    I love the patchwork skirt tutorial. Easy but very, very, cute.

  203. Fiona says:

    Jane writes really well. I have used this really simple and well written tutorial several times this year and changed it each time to suit my own needs – a sign that it is easy to use and adapt: http://projectsbyjane.blogspot.com/2009/03/fully-lined-front-zippered-pouch.html

  204. Ani says:

    I love this skirt, it makes your waist look super small! hehehe, it is the only thing I’ve ever sewn for myself and it was easy and really cute

    http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/ida-maria-high-waisted-skirt–2/instructions/1

  205. I love tutorials and now there is a whole list of them on this post to check out! How exciting! By far, my favourite thing I’ve made from a tutorial (so far) is this twirly skirt http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/photos/twirly_skirt/ . I also like the tutorial for the Spring Ruffle Top. It’s a really cute top. http://sewmamasew.com/?p=791

  206. ara jane says:

    this isn’t very glamorous, but i use the sometimes crafter’s binding tutorial every time i have to sew on binding. it’s the only thing that gets me through the process without a major headache!

    http://sometimescrafter.blogspot.com/2009/08/binding-tutorial-three-part-series.html

  207. Joy says:

    This is a hard choice – there are so many good ones! I love Dana’s Summer Skirt with Deep Pockets – so comfortable and so many possibilities! http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-summer-skirt-with-deep-pockets.html

  208. Alexis says:

    I have seen seen too many fantastic tutorials to remember- but I used Blocks N Swaps hand sewing kit tutorial for my kit that I use all the time, so I would say this one: http://blocksnswaps.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-portable-handwork-sewing-kit.html

  209. Donna Joy says:

    Everyone should check out http://www.modabakeshop.com
    You can find lots of creativity there.
    Love all the posts, I am going to finish my weeding and come back and look through all of them, can’t wait.

  210. gina f. says:

    I love tutorials! I have used the Noodlehead gathered clutch tutorial to make 3 pencil pouches for my 3 nieces this past week for back to school. I like the Alexander Henry apple print. Thank you!!

  211. Laura says:

    I’m just about to start leilaandben unisex vest for my son. I can’t wait to see him in it with his new skinny jeans :)

  212. Krystina says:

    Oh Franson had this amazing tutorial on how to quilt flowers… maybe I can dig around the internets and find it. It looks so effortless when she does it!

  213. I’m not sure I can pick just one tutorial as the best so I’ll share with you the one that I’ve used the most in the last few months! It’s by Piece N Quilt a simple and SUPER easy receiving blanket tutorial! I have made them for at least 5 baby showers so far this year!

    Check it out here:

    http://piecenquilt.blogspot.com/2009/06/self-binding-receiving-blanket-tutorial.html

  214. Sylvia says:

    I love everything about Sew, Mama, Sew!! There is sooo much that I want to try!

  215. Suzee says:

    I found this cute little toddler backpack by indietutes and made several..then i enlarged the pattern and made a preschooler size.. they are SOO easy to make and no lining required!! I think its about a year old but i just found it last month lol..i see some of that fabric in the giveaway and am drooling to make more with it!!
    http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2009/10/toddler-backpack-pattern.html

  216. mamabird says:

    I’m really liking the 20 minute skirt. With a toddler and a little one on the way, the idea of adding something cute to my daughter’s wardrobe without it taking too long is absolutely exciting!

  217. Jamie says:

    I love the tutorial on Made By Rae — The Buttercup Bag! It’s easy to follow (I’m a beginner) and you get a beautiful bag out of it. I’ve made 2 already.

    http://www.made-by-rae.com/2009/02/free-buttercup-bag-sewing-pattern.html

  218. Alissa says:

    I love this ruffle tablerunner. Simple, trendy, great use of a fabric collection.

    http://sew4home.com/projects/table-linens/589-turquoise-2010-modas-ruffled-jelly-roll-table-runner-

  219. Lori says:

    Love Calico’s headbands…simple and classic.

    http://cally-cruze.blogspot.com/2010/02/easy-headband-tutorial.html

  220. Elizabeth says:

    For a newbie quilter: all of Elizabeth Hartman’s quilt making basics.

  221. Shara says:

    I’m new to sewing, so all tutorials are useful to me. I’ve enjoyed Oh Fransson’s Mod Sampler Quilt-along:

    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2009/03/welcome-to-the-quiltalong.html

  222. Cat says:

    I love the Warhol dress on MADE . . . so cute. http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/warhol-dress-pattern.html

  223. Southern Gal says:

    I love The Train to Crazy. She gives great instructions on everything she posts.

  224. Lynda says:

    I really loved this gathered clutch!

    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

  225. Krista Staigle says:

    I love making the pocketed Picnic blanket by House on Hill Road(http://sewmamasew.com/?p=531). It is a great gift, I just wish I could make one for my own family

  226. D'Lane says:

    I love making things for my little one. I REALLY love when what I am making is simple, easy, fun, and cheap. This tutorial has it all!

    http://littlebirdiesnest.blogspot.com/2009/03/easter-legs-another-baby-legs-tutorial.html

  227. heather says:

    I’m pretty simple, but the best tutorail I’ve seen is for a baby car seat cover. It’s a great quick and easy gift to make for expecting mothers. The cover is perfect because when you have a new born you don’t want every one is stop and see or touch your baby. The cover just covers their seat and then people assume they are sleeping.

  228. Jenny says:

    http://littlesnoring.blogspot.com/2009/09/easy-peasy-diy-pillow-piping-tutorial_20.html

    i found this tutorial to be eyeopening..maybe not the best, the definitely the one i plan to use in the near future!!

  229. jennifer says:

    The yoga skirt tutorial you had 2 months ago was GREAT! I loved it and made it myself! I made a tutorial myself, too. http://monkeyseemonkeydo-jennifer.blogspot.com/2010/06/yoga-skirt-tutorial.html

  230. Jennifer says:

    These responses are like a treasure trove of possibilities! I’m having fun going through each one and checking out the links!

    This sew-along is forthcoming: http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2010/08/blog-for-better-sewing-sew-along.html I am in love with Collette Patterns and will take the help I can get making my pieces turn out beautifully!

  231. Mandy says:

    I am new to sewing and I am about to finish my third pillow case dress. There are soooo many tutorials out there but the one I used to guide me along was from Make Me Pretty etsy shop.

  232. Jen Higgins says:

    I’ve read so many, that I’m not sure! I’m new to sewing and mostly learning on my own. This blog has been a really great help though!

  233. Nancy J says:

    I really enjoyed this tutorial for Scattered Prayers from CaraQuilts at Burgandy Buttons. http://burgundybuttons.blogspot.com/2010/08/shattered-prayers-by-cara.html#comments

  234. Heather says:

    The J-Crew inspired girls dress form create and delegate!

    http://createanddelegate.blogspot.com/2010/04/tutorial-j-crew-inspired-girls-dress.html

    I recently used it to make my very first dress for my daughter! Easy, clear, concise, and great pictures.

  235. Carrie says:

    http://sewmamasew.com/store/media/blog/SMSJCasaLeisurelyDress.pdf

    I love love love the ‘Liesurely’ summer dress tutorial by Jennifer Casa. Cute designs, great instructions for shirring fabric, plus can be converted into adult sizing with just a bit of finagling!

  236. Natalie says:

    I love the new Alexander Henry collection! Those little roosters are so darn cute! My favorite tutorial I’ve read this year is by Megan at the Bitchy Stitcher. How to Sew Binding Onto a Quilt for Beginners:

    http://thebitchystitcher.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-sew-binding-onto-quilt-tutorial.html

    I laughed and laughed when I read her tutorial! It made me think of the first time I had to do a binding without my Mother in Law’s help and how I did my own version of flailing around at each corner. And then I poured myself a drink!

  237. Joanna says:

    I keep meaning to make the bagsket at http://foofanagle.wordpress.com/2007/06/26/bagsket-tutorial/
    They are so useful, and would be great for sewing/quilting projects, or yarn/cross stitch, as well.

  238. Margaret says:

    The tutorial that I have gotten the most use out of this year is Oh Fransson’s Charm Squares Baby Quilt. I have made 8 baby quilts this year as gifts using this pattern and everyone has loved them. Oh Fransson’s tutorials and free downloads are easy to read, great photos and they quilts look great. I can’t wait for her book!
    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/03/charm-squares-baby-quilt-redux.html

  239. Delia says:

    I love the Lemon Squares quilt tutorial on the Fresh Lemons Quilts site.

  240. Melissa says:

    I best tutorial I found is right here on the blog, Installing a Zipper, http://sewmamasew.com/?p=87.
    Zippers and I used to mortal enemies but no longer thank to Michelle.

  241. Michelle says:

    The 90-minute shirt at Made is my favorite tutorial by far. It’s just so hard to find precious clothes for little boys, and with this one the possibilities are endless.

    http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-90-minute-shirt.html

  242. Lauren says:

    I’ve been making laptop cases as gifts. Stocking up for this winter. A yard of fabric could go a LONG way!

  243. Sara says:

    http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2008/10/binding-tutorial.html AmandaJean from crazymomquilts does a fab job with her binding tutorial and I love it immensely!!

    The Alexander Henry fabric looks divine as usual!!

  244. Cinnamon says:

    I want to try this one really bad since it will give me an excuse to finally buy one of those charm packs I drool over. http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/05/little-girls-patchwork-skirt.html

  245. Judy R says:

    This is not a new tutorial, but it is relevent to me now. I made a couple skirts from it – and may do another this afternoon!
    http://seemommysew.wordpress.com/maternity-skirt-tutorial-the-gwenna/
    I love the Oliver and S patterns. Once we know what we are having, I will get one!

  246. Shawna says:

    I really like this tutorial:

    http://www.pleasant-home.com/2009/11/snowy-peppermint-table-runner.html

    I actually haven’t gotten to make it yet, but I think she explains it so well, and my friend and I are going to make an autumn one each.

  247. Amanda says:

    I love the 20 minute skirt tutorial on Angry Chicken.

  248. Jocelyn says:

    So many wonderful suggestions. I don’t know if anyone has already mentioned this one, but this is a great stashbuster for quilters.

    http://littlemissshabby.blogspot.com/2010/04/stashbuster-block-2-tutorial.html

  249. Casey says:

    This skirt turned out so cute & it was easy enough for me to follow along. I was really happy with the end result. I got the man’s shirt from goodwill for $2, so that’s how much the whole thing cost. You can’t beat that!
    http://www.adventuresindressmaking.com/2010/04/one-of-greatest-mens-shirt-makeovers.html

  250. Roberta says:

    So hard to choose, but right now I am loving all bags and want to work on these next: http://www.morsbags.com/
    which I discovered through your site. I’m all about being green and saving the environment for my grand-babies ;) Fondly, Roberta

  251. kate says:

    Looove the Undaunted Top tutorial/pattern:

    http://sewmamasew.com/store/media/blog/SMSJCasaUndauntedTop.pdf

    Super easy and looks so cute on all shapes and sizes of women.

  252. My favorite online free tutorial that I used this year (and using your sewing machine is actually optional) is for a valance for a kids bedroom. I made one for my son and it turned out perfect!
    http://craftapple.wordpress.com/2007/10/21/valance/

  253. KPen says:

    http://thismamamakesstuff.com/tutorial-slim-slack-for-boys/
    I love these slim-slacks! I can’t wait to get into my husband’s closet while he is sleeping to steal some old dress pants!!

  254. Jessica says:

    What great fabrics and love the patterns. I need all of the oliver + S patterns this year they are all to die for!

  255. Vicki says:

    I like this free motion quilting tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts:
    http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2008/03/free-motion-quilting.html

  256. heather b says:

    the yoga skirt! I plan on making a couple for school for my daughter & for myself!

  257. Jenne says:

    The wee wonderfuls mermaiden on Martha Stewart. Strait from the new book. So easy, quick, and cute!

  258. Sharon says:

    I love tutorials. I just organized all the ones I have printed and I have a binder completely full.
    I love the Zig Zag Quilt Tutorial
    http://aquiltisnice.blogspot.com/2008/09/zig-zag-quilt-kit-tutorial.html
    Noodleheads gathered clutch.
    Oliver + S skirt tutorial and so many more! Great post BTW

  259. Jessica says:

    Easily, my favorite was: http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2009/03/quilt-along-14-freemotion-quilting.html. It gave me the confidence to start quilting!

  260. Katy Yo says:

    http://aquiltisnice.blogspot.com/2008/09/zig-zag-quilt-kit-tutorial.html

    I love this simple tutorial on how to make a zig zag quilt. Easy enough for me!

  261. I love all of the fabric. As for the best tutorial that is very difficult, becasue there are so many great ones. However, here are two of my favorites.

    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/02/boys-drawstring-backpack-from-khaki.html

    http://www.e-junkie.com/madebyrae/product/91333.php
    (I guess this is more of a pattern, but it is pretty inexpensve and I love how cute it is.

  262. Firda says:

    I love this custom roller blind tutorial at design*sponge from June this year:

    http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/06/sewing-101-roller-blinds.html

    My dream is to have a custom roller blind made of pretty fabric on every windows in our house!

  263. Gill says:

    The poochie bag from the happy zombie – I’ve made several!
    Gill

  264. Megan says:

    http://makingitfun.blogspot.com/2009/04/earth-day-spa-set.html

    I made this spa set for my sister in law for Christmas this year.

  265. Christina says:

    This project has been my biggest hit yet. I made this lunch sacks as a treat bags for a Bachelorette party. I used a Zebra print pattern and filled the bags with goodies.

  266. Lauren says:

    hi thanks for the giveaway. the best tutorial ive found so far is from crazy mom quilts no triangle zig zag quilt:

    http://beesquarefabrics.blogspot.com/2009/03/how-to-make-zig-zag-quilt-without.html

  267. My favorite tutorial is the “life cycles quilt” by JayBirdQuilts.
    http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2010/05/make-life-mbs-life-cycles.html

    Smiles,
    Kelly

  268. Kate says:

    First of all, what a great way to swap tutorials!
    I guess I would have two. The first would be Oh Fransson’s Margaret bag;
    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2008/11/margaret-sling-bag.html
    The second would be from Juicy bits;
    http://juicy-bits.typepad.com/juicy_bits/2009/03/83-baby-blanket-gift-set-part-1.html
    This one includes a baby blanket, bib and burp pads (the perfect gift for a new baby!)

  269. Julie C says:

    Mine would be the fabric flower at Sew Chic: http://sewchic.blogspot.com/2010/04/bazillion-and-one-fabric-flower.html We have made dozens of these..for our clothes, for the girl’s hair, for anything that would look prettier with a flower!

  270. My favorite tute is Pink Penguin’s patchwork fabric basket! I’ve made a couple of these and they all turned out awesome!

    http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2008/05/tutorial-fabric-basket.html

  271. Kathy says:

    Yikes, there are too many great tutorials to pick just one. The ones I’ve been using lately are for making hexies – lots of people have done these and I like being able to look through them all and see what most people think works best.

    The one that intrigued me the most recently was for making a faux piped binding for quilts. I’m going to make a mini quilt soon just so I can try out this binding technique. Here’s the link:

    http://tlcstitches.blogspot.com/2010/07/faux-piped-binding-tutorial.html

  272. Mandy says:

    I’ve learned everything I know about sewing from blogs and tutorials. My favorite place to get my information thus far is of course Sew Mama Sew! And Oh Fransson.

    I think the best thing I’ve found, and I still go back to when I need to refresh my memory on tricky things, would be http://sewmamasew.com/tutorials.php
    ..especially the “quilting basics” posts, those seriously soothed my jangled nerves about quilting!!!!

    and just to throw this out here
    http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/continuous_quiltbinding/index.html

    that one really helped me with binding!!
    I just want to say thank you wonderful ladies for helping me learn so much and put my mind at ease about something I really was nervous about learning!

    Mandy

  273. momawake says:

    http://tutorials.missouriquiltco.com/
    I really like the tutorials that Missouri Star Quilt Co. puts out. They are fun and simple and easy to follow.

  274. Lisa says:

    Amy Karol’s foldover snack bag tutorial is not only super cute to watch (my girls watched it with me) – but the snack bags are so (so) fast and easy to make. I wish I had this last year – but we are going to be ziploc free this year!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/akarol123

  275. Emily says:

    I recently made Jennifer’s Free Summer Top-Undaunted. Super easy, quick and cute. Just what I needed!

  276. jennifer says:

    I don’t need any fabric, but just wanted to say this is an awesome (as my 5 yo would say) collection of tutorials! We’ve just got to get a computer and internet for the sewing group I help with. The women would love this, and it would really help inspire and resource us for learning new things together.

  277. Elisabeth says:

    Everything in the “Clothes for Boys” tutorials was great! I have all kinds of projects and tutorials for my daughter but so few for my son. I have so many projects now lined up for him, I can’t wait to get started! Now if only my house could clean itself…

  278. Becky says:

    My favorite tutorial is always the newest one that I haven’t had a chance to make yet…so here’s my fave today:) I love No Big Dill! It’s one of those blogs that I NEVER miss reading. These fisherboy shorts are super cute, super easy, and the perfect summer/fall transition piece:)

    http://www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com/2010/08/making-your-own-patterns-with-no-big.html

    And that Farmdale makes me giggle:)

  279. Melissa Ann says:

    I can’t wait until my twins are toddling around so I can make them this sailor dress! I’m so tempted to see if I could manage to make myself one ;) http://ohsohappytogether.blogspot.com/search?q=sailor

  280. Rebecca says:

    I have so many favorites! The best one I’ve completely recently is the gathered clutch tutorial from noodlehead:

    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

    Easy-peasy and so cute!

  281. teri pastorino says:

    i really have to go through all these tutorials that everyone has posted. i love this site it is a wealth of information

    i can’t remember any of the tutorials that i have seen my head is swimmign lately. so i went through some of the ones posted already and found some things i want to make.

    i really like this one, what a cute skirth

    http://sewastraightline.blogspot.com/2010/03/domesticated-skirt.html

    too many things are makign it to my want to make list. seriously can you give away some free time too?!!!

  282. Megan says:

    Ooh, love it! I could use some cute, new patterns.

  283. Sabra says:

    SO many awesome tutorials out there! I have a majorly long list of things to try. but this is at the top.
    http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2009/07/bush-hat.html
    all three of my boys are getting them for Christmas :)

  284. Mary Margaret says:

    I am enjoying checking out everyone’s favorite tutorials. I’m finding so many new things to try! My youngest loves skirts and dresses, so this tutorial is great:
    http://trilliumdesign.blogspot.com/2010/05/skort-stack-2010-skegging-morph.html

  285. Camille says:

    I think my favorite is the Fat Quarter Baby Dress from the Polka Dot Chair. So cute and so simple!
    http://www.polkadotchair.com/2010/06/tuesday-tutorial-fat-quarter-baby-dress.html

  286. Heather L says:

    I’ve been bookmarking tons of tutorials lately…this one from Prudent Baby is adorable and worked well for me!
    http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/05/snappy-toddler-top-free-downloadable.html

  287. You just cant beat a sew mama sew give away. I would happily give up my chances to win the lovely things being offered today for the honor of winning the serger.

  288. Rebecca says:

    OK, I looked up both of my favorites and they are both from last year.

    String Quilt by Film In the Fridge http://www.filminthefridge.com/2009/04/27/a-string-quilt-block-tutorial-paper-pieced-method/

    Wonky Stars by Sill Boo Dilly http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com/2009/02/wonky-star-tutorial.html

    Hope these count!

  289. Erin D. says:

    i am new to sewing clothes, so i appreciated the great instructions on how to do a french seam from SewNeau. http://www.sewneau.com/how.to/french.seam.html

  290. jes says:

    yikes. I haven’t been able to try any tutorial yet since my daughter was born early this year. I’m just now starting to think I’ll be able to find time to sew again.

  291. Anita says:

    What a great theme, well really all of your themes are great! thank you, it must take a lot time and energy to pull it all together.

  292. Annika says:

    I swear I am not sucking up by saying this–my favorite is the Dresden Plate tutorial from this very blog.

  293. kristine says:

    I love the skirt sew along, I just bought 3 more fabrics to make it with:)http://sewmamasew.com/?p=8154

  294. Palila B. says:

    It’s not new, but I loved the steps for the Buttercup purse (I think that’s what it’s called.) It was the tutorial that got me to start sewing things other than simple bibs and towels for friend’s baby showers, and start sewing more complicated things for myself!

  295. Sara says:

    This wasn’t made this year, I think, but I found it this year – http://duhbe.com/blog/?tag=clothing-labels

    A great tutorial for labels.

  296. Michele says:

    That’s a tough one, I’m going to say something from Dana at Made…like The WARHOL Dress PATTERN that she has posted for free.

    http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/warhol-dress-pattern.html

  297. Jeannine says:

    I keep Jennifer Casa’s Summer top bookmarked:
    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=8666
    I am waiting to get a few minutes to make it!

  298. Kari says:

    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

    I know it was already mentioned but I thought it deserved a second plug. This tutorial is crazy fun and easy – done in less than 2 hours – and can be modified in hundreds of ways to personalize for yourself or a friend.

  299. Betsy says:

    Definitely Ashley’s string quilt paper piecing tutorial: http://www.filminthefridge.com/2009/04/27/a-string-quilt-block-tutorial-paper-pieced-method/

  300. Patty says:

    A quilted toiletries pouch tutorial – so easy and FUN!

    http://kellyrachel.com/blog/2010/06/15/make-a-bag-sew-along-toiletries-pouch-tutorial/

  301. Courtney J says:

    I haven’t had a chance to make it yet, though I should make the time b/c it would be really useful! A cute Casserole Carrier.
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/07/casserole-carrier.html

  302. Kaesmene says:

    I’ve enjoyed the fat quarter handbag tutorial here on SMS. I’ve made four bags so far as gifts and they get rave reviews!

    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=737

  303. Diane says:

    I love the lunchbag tutorial here on your site. I am a beginner sewer and I have already made three!

  304. Kimberly says:

    I still love Elizabeth Hartman’s spring bag. Turns out so beautifully and so easy! http://sewmamasew.com/?p=794

  305. Ileen says:

    Since I have reentered the sewing/craft world I began with the Pinwheel Dolly Quilt tutorial from V and CO : http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2010/01/tutorial-baby-doll-quilt.html
    I just love her site and my daughter loved the quilt

  306. Marcia W. says:

    The Saturday Market Skirt from Sandi Henderson is a favorite of mine. I also have Sandi’s book Sewing Bits & Pieces which has the pattern (pages 140-143).
    http://portabellopixie.typepad.com/PDF/SaturdayMarketSkirtFreePattern.pdf
    The chickens on Farmdale fabric are so cute. And, of course, Elizabeth’s quilts are always elegant.

  307. Tabitha O. says:

    I wanted to try a new to me technique and I think this one was my favorite in the past couple weeks…I think my favorite changes monthly or so lol
    http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/08/technique-tuesdays-shirring.html

  308. Cammie Heaston says:

    I love the 1st Quilt Ever Tutorial at Obsessively Stitching.

    http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2010/04/first-quilt-ever.html

  309. Jingle says:

    I saw a really cute on in Green Craft magazine for pin cushions on tiny jars and I have made several of them because they are so easy and super cute!

  310. Kelly Stockstill says:

    I love the tutorials over at Made by Rae: http://www.made-by-rae.com/ and Sew Many Ways: http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
    Kelly

  311. Angie says:

    There are tons of great tutorials out there, but the one that has had the most impact was a binding tutorial at Moda Bake Shop (here: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/08/binding-with-jelly-roll.html). I’ve often used jelly rolls for binding, but finishing it up was always a half-hour, many rip-outs, process. This made my day, and I’m happy to say I no longer dread binding!

  312. tayamg says:

    What a great question! Having so many links and resources in one thread is awesome! Best tutorial this year… It’s a tie between Anna Maria Horner’s Museum tunic as made by the Southern Institute for Domestic Arts and Crafts http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2010/06/anna-maria-horner-museum-tunic-tutorial.html
    AND
    Cherri House’s Welcome Spring quilt at Moda Bake Shop. Easy, Modern, Lovely. http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/04/welcome-spring.html

  313. carolyn says:

    Love it !

  314. Veronica says:

    I love this tutorial on how to do invisible zippers by Sew Katie Did. I had been so intimidated by them for so long, but it’s really easy. I made a pillow using this tutorial and I’m going to make many more.

    http://sewkatiedid.wordpress.com/2010/04/24/zip-to-your-pillow/

  315. Jamilee says:

    This child’s play tent is super easy and adorable! I am a preschool teacher and have made one for my classroom and another for a fellow teacher. Now I’m off to make 2 for my mother’s coworker.

    http://2littlehooligans.blogspot.com/2010/06/play-tent-tutorial-is-finished.html

  316. yasoda says:

    I have used this feliz pattern tutorial several times now. It was a great help.
    http://trilliumdesign.blogspot.com/2008/11/feliz-sew-along.html

  317. Joanna says:

    I’m another one who loved the Noodlehead Gathered Clutch Tutorial!
    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

    Love it!

  318. Anna Redding says:

    Love this giveaway! I have two favorite tutorials – the SMS skirt sew-along and the smock tutorial (which is a great toddler bib too)!

  319. Elizabeth says:

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/07/random-reflections.html#more

    I can’t wait to finish this quilt!

  320. Rebecca says:

    I have seen many excellent tutorials, but I really loved this one for a patchwork iron board cover. I hope to make this one soon.

    http://33stitches.blogspot.com/2010/03/as-promised.html

    BTW, LOVE the Farmdale Blossom prints!

  321. Tong says:

    I love Elizabeth of Oh Fransson and her New Wave quilt pattern is definitely my faouvarite so far this year!

  322. Nicole says:

    One of my favorite tutorials I’ve seen this year has been this one for chair covers: http://www.dana-made-it.com/2010/03/orange-you-glad-oilcloth-chairs.html.

  323. Kelly says:

    This modern take on the classic pillowcase dress is super cute on my daughter! You’ll love the tutorial! :)

    http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2010/04/retro-ruffle-dress-from-a-pillowcase/

  324. kate C. says:

    This one: http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2009/10/tutorial.html It sticks in my mind because I LOVE the quilt. So simple, yet so beautiful!

  325. annie says:

    I love those farmdale fabrics!

  326. Debbie says:

    I like the Posh Pillowcases at yougogirl.typepad.com. These are so lovely!

  327. jana says:

    It would have to be a boxbag tutorial–Dragonfly something. I have tweaked it a bit and have probably made 15-20 for gifts. I usually fill them with inexpensive beauty/travel supplies for my schoolage daughters birthdays.

  328. Beth says:

    I love making bags – so I think this one is my favorite this year:

    http://sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/636-baby-gifts-pretty-bird-quick-trip-diaper-bag

  329. Tabitha says:

    I love all the tutorials that Melissa at the Polkadot Chair does. My favorite that I made this year has to be The Little House Pouch from the long thread though. I made 4 before I could stop;) Thanks!

  330. Jen says:

    I love this tutorial, because I used it and came away with a perfectly good skirt that actually fits me!

    http://freshlypicked.blogspot.com/2010/02/elastic-waist-skirt-tutorial-mama.html

  331. Melissa Williams says:

    I love the idea behind this tutorial. I haven’t got to truly try it, but feel very inspired to do so..
    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=7107

  332. Deona says:

    The best sewing tutorial I’ve seen this year has been an embroidery machine tutorial for doing onesies! I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to get that tiny little thing on the hoop and this tutorial made it easy peasy!!! Love it! Here is the link: http://www.swakembroidery.com/swak101_embroideringbabybodysuit.htm

  333. Karen U says:

    The best tutorial I’ve seen this year is from Missouri Quilt Co Youtube on how to make quick and easy HST by sewing around the square and cutting diagonally. Super easy and quick. Thanks!

  334. Kate says:

    Thanks to a minor addiction to Prudent Baby, I have been finding TONS of cute baby-related tutorials. But this bonnet is my hands-down fave. http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/01/fleece-bonnet.html

  335. Annette says:

    My favourite would be Elizabeth Hartman’s Mod Sampler. I made my first quilt using this quilt along tutorial, and I’ve learned so much!
    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/quiltalong.html

  336. Beth says:

    The best tutorial of this spring/summer for me has been the “Leisurely Dress” tutorial here on SMS. It gave me the courage to try shirring with elastic thread and now I feel totally confident with the technique. The best tutorial of the winter was on how to use a rolled hem foot. I found it in an issue of Threads magazine.

  337. Debbie Laney says:

    I like the skeggings tutorial. I have not made them yet but I am going to try them. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  338. kim says:

    I love the cherry blossom print in turquoise and the peekaboo dress pattern! So cute!

  339. briana says:

    http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/warhol-dress-pattern.html
    I love this little dress. I made one for my daughter and I’ve made 3 others as gifts for other little girls.

  340. Heidi says:

    I’ve been using tutorials off the the Skip to my Lou blog for making christmas presents. Simple quick patterns. I’ve made the boxy bag, makeup roll and tissue holder. http://www.skiptomylou.org/

  341. PamP says:

    This adorable pillowcase dress. :)
    Very easy!
    http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art10503.asp

  342. Kris Goorsky says:

    I made my first quilt ever and Care at Obsessively Stitching has an amazing, easy to follow tutorial.

    http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2010/04/first-quilt-ever.html

  343. Lauren says:

    i really like this tutorial for reusable snack bags!
    http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/photos/reusable_snack_bag_tutori/index.html

  344. Susan Spiers says:

    My favorite SEWING tut is “A Simple Chinese Ornament” http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/02/sewing-tutorial-simple-chinese-ornament.html How pretty & sew simple! The variations of color are endless! Thanks for a great blog. Susan

  345. shannon says:

    I love that new Alexander Henry Farmdale fabric! The best tutorial I have seen lately is from Make it Perfect for a “peek-a-boo toy sack”.
    http://tonicoward.blogspot.com/2010/06/peek-boo-toy-sack-tutorial.html

  346. Leigh Ann says:

    My favorite tutorial is the Warhol Dress I found on made.com

  347. Lisa L. says:

    My favorite tutorial this year (so far) was the skirt posted on Sew Mama Sew back in June or July. I loved it so well, I made 2! http://sewmamasew.com/?p=8154

  348. Sarah E. says:

    I have a bunch of favs, but here’s one that I can’t wait to try:
    http://www.thetraintocrazy.com/2010/07/go-to-dress-pattern.html

  349. Lisa D says:

    I am still learning how to sew so I’m not out there hunting for the most complicated of tutorials. I found this one on refashioning a man’s shirt into shorts: http://www.saltwater-kids.com/2010/05/shorts-from-a-mans-tshirt-tutorial-.html

    I haven’t tried it yet, but I plan on making a pair as soon as I finish up a few other projects. Here, in Texas, we still have plenty of summer time for me to make a pair.

  350. Cecile says:

    The gathered clutch from Noodlehead: http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html
    I made it for a friend and will make one for me, it’s great as a clutch but also to store needles and sewing supplies.
    Thanks for your giveaways !

  351. Keri says:

    I really like grosgrain’s flock by friday tutorials: http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2006/07/frock-by-friday.html

  352. Luisa says:

    Love the Alexander Henry Fabrics so pretty for fall :)

  353. Deb DeChurch says:

    I love the pattern and tutorial for the gathered clutch that Noodlehead has on her blog. I’ve made six or so of these and they make wonderful gifts. http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

  354. Heather says:

    Love these fabrics!!!

  355. desiree says:

    I really love made by rae’s baby tights tutorial. Although I have not actually tried it yet, its on my list.

    http://www.made-by-rae.com/2010/03/free-baby-tights-pattern.html

  356. amy says:

    This has been my personal favorite this year.
    http://www.selvedge.org/pdf/How-To-Make-An-Easter-Chick.pdf
    Thanks for all the giveaways!

  357. Susan Spiers says:

    My favorite tut is Craftstylish’s “How To Cover a Button” http://www.craftstylish.com/item/6550/how-to-crochet-a-button
    What a great idea & the variations can be endless & oh so pretty! Thanks for a great blog! Susan

  358. Jennifer says:

    That Ava Rose tote is adorable.

  359. Adriana says:

    Yoga skirt (http://sewmamasew.com/?p=8450). It’s so easy, fast and super comfy!

  360. Jasmine says:

    Well, it was posted last year (but I didn’t find it ’til this year), but…this tutorial on steam-shrinking a waistband has been a LIFESAVER for so many pairs of jeans which I loved…but couldn’t wear because of too-loose waistbands (stretch denim: love it in the a.m., HATE IT and my baggy butt by p.m.).

    http://thebitchinstitch.blogspot.com/2009/11/steam-shrinking-waistband-or-sewing.html

  361. Jennifer R says:

    As someone who is fairly new to sewing, and self-taught, I found this tutorial on sewing a collar stand to be very helpful. I had a “simplicity” pattern (I think the name is quite ironic)! for a little boys shirt, but was completely confused by the collar, which wasn’t supposed to even have a stand… but this tutorial really helped, and the shirt came out pretty good. Hopefully the next one will be even better.

    http://www.cedesign.com/familyphotos/sewing/collar/index.html

    I think that often-times, people doing the tutorials already know how to do it, and don’t always anticipate where a newbie will get lost and need more step-by-step help.

    I tend to fall in love with my fabrics, so I hate to cut into them and start sewing until I feel like I really understand what the pattern/tutorial is telling me to do…

    It is also really helpful if a tutorial gives teh “big picture” statement before each set of steps …”now we’re going to attach the collar stand to the collar” so it’s really clear what you are trying to accomplish.

    By the way, thank you for putting up SUCH a great site – It’s the next best thing to having a real sewing teacher! And lots of great inspiration too! Great job!!!

  362. LeeAnn says:

    Two weekends ago I needed a quick baby gift and always wanted an excuse to make the little Itty Bitty Baby dress over on Made by Rae. Talk about super simple and quick. Once the fabric was washed and ironed this little dress with complete in less than 60 minutes. http://www.made-by-rae.com/2008/04/free-itty-bitty-baby-dress-pattern.html

  363. There are SO many! Being the to-do-list-a-holic that I am, I can’t wait to crank out a few portfolios. I plan to make one for my handbag, one for my diaper bag, one for my nightstand, and a couple for my truck (one for me and one in the backseat for my 4-year-old to doodle on).

    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=10041

  364. Jen says:

    I haven’t done a ton of sewing this year but I loved the Twirly Skirt tutorial!

    http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/photos/twirly_skirt/

  365. Cherie says:

    I love this sewing tutorial by iveyc95:
    http://iveyc95.blogspot.com/2010/04/line-ruffle-front-dress-tutorial.html

    She makes such lovely clothing.

  366. bess says:

    i totally have noodlehead’s gathered clutch on my list of things to make!

    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

  367. Susan C. says:

    I’m teaching myself to quilt, so I used the SMS Doll Quilt tutorial for my first project to build my confidence. It was just what I needed!

  368. lillianb says:

    i suppose by “favorite” it means the one i make the most?
    if so, i’m going to have to go with this really simple and super cute owl softie. i love the size – perfect for little ones to snuggle with!
    http://www.oneredrobin.com/stuff/Oh-Oh_Owl_Cushion_Softie.pdf

  369. Janelle says:

    I love this Reversible Charlie Bag tutorial. The bag is so simple, a great size and shape, and easy enough to whip out in an hour. http://verypurpleperson.com/2010/04/making-reversible-bag.html

  370. kelly jo says:

    This one just came out the other day on the Moda BakeShop site and I absolutely love it and can’t wait to pick the perfect jelly roll and start sewing!!

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/08/strip-pieced-pleated-skirt.html

  371. Susanna says:

    I’m most excited about making these bunnies: http://chezbeeperbebe.blogspot.com/2010/03/tutorial-and-pattern-recycled-mooshy.html
    since there are lots of new babies in my life recently.

  372. Liz says:

    My favorite is the 2 Layer Twirly Skirt from Polka Dot Chair. http://www.polkadotchair.com/2009/03/skirt-tutorial.html

  373. Jen R says:

    I’m pretty new to sewing and love making things for my little ones… this tutorial for reversible pants is pretty simple, and was fun to make. And the pants are just adorable. It also works well to use a knit fabric on one side, (maybe with an applique) and a woven on the other… gives the pants a really nice weight. http://imakestuff4fun.blogspot.com/2010/01/tiny-heiny-valentiny-reversible-baby.html

  374. Suzanne says:

    This Border Fabric Sundress tutorial is so simple and the dress I made from it continues to receive rave reviews. http://lilblueboo.blogspot.com/2009/06/border-fabric-sundress-tutorial.html

  375. Sara Upshaw says:

    I love collecting men’s shirt refashion ideas. I haven’t gotten to try but one. When I get the time, though, I’ll have plenty to choose from. This is one of my favorites. I love the sweet details. http://brisprojects.blogspot.com/2010/05/petal-sleeves-and-tulip-pocket-dress.html

  376. Alice S says:

    hmmmm…there are so many really good sewing tutorials out there….hard to name the best. I really like Oliver + S tutorials. I’ve made the popover sundress, the lazy day skirt and the ruffled halter this summer. All are easy to follow and versatile.

  377. Kristin says:

    I didn’t see it until this year, but I’m guessing it’s been around for a long time – but the most helpful and incredible tutorial for me was Elizabeth at Oh, Fransson!’s Free-Motion Quilting tutorial (http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2009/03/quilt-along-14-freemotion-quilting.html). It literally changed my life!

  378. Lindsay says:

    I’m really loving Made By Rae’s Itty Bitty Baby Dress right now. So versitile and perfect for shower gifts!
    http://www.made-by-rae.com/2008/04/free-itty-bitty-baby-dress-pattern.html

  379. Mary Claire says:

    I really enjoyed making the spider web quilt blocks from this tutorial at a la mode fabrics!

    http://alamodefabric.blogspot.com/2010/06/spider-web-quilt-block-tutorial.html

  380. kari says:

    It’s hard to pick a “best” because there are so very many!!!

    The one that’s highest on my to-do list right now is a sandwich mat and cover that Elizabeth Goodman featured on her blog To Be Charmed.

    http://to-be-charmed.com/2010/04/29/diy_sandwich_wrap/

    I have plans to substitute mylar (I buy large mylar bags for food storage and will repurpose one of those) for the plastic to improve it’s food-grade safety!

  381. Barbara says:

    I really enjoy Rae’s Spring Ruffle Top (right here on SMS). The instructions are very simple to follow and the result is perfect for a sunny spring (or summer) day.

  382. Hilary says:

    I like The Pink Penguin’s patchwork basket tutorial!

  383. Brigette says:

    This bird mobile is super cute as a beginner it is something i can do.
    http://www.spoolsewing.com/blog/2008/05/16/bird-mobile/

  384. Andrea says:

    I think it would have to be Jennifer’s free top tute…I was going out one evening and didn’t have anything to wear but knew I had the right fabric in my stash, so 1 hour later I ended up with a great top (love it when it’s quicker to make something than drive to shops!)

    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=8666

    Thanks for the chance to win

  385. Carrie says:

    My fave tute has been the lunch bag post — admittedly there were gobs of links on that post to various types/kinds of lunch bags, each with their own link. My fave from that post http://sewmamasew.com/?p=9954 was the Vintage Pillowcase Lunchbag. It’s versatile enough to make a cute purse out of also!

    I would *love* to win some fabric! jaynabug @ gmail.com

  386. I love this quilt! I just finished making it and can’t wait to give it to the Mom. :)

    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/03/charm-squares-baby-quilt-redux.html

  387. Lindsay says:

    The best sewing tutorial I have seen this year was this one on the Uhandbag blog: http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2010/06/free-bag-purse-pattern-the-love-basket.html A great roomy sized bag to carry all your bits and bobs in.

  388. Pam says:

    I really love the Oh Fransson Dresden Plate tutorial for quilting!

  389. Bec Clarke says:

    Wow there are alot but the best for me is:
    http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/07/full-and-fluffy-pettiskirt.html
    Pettiskirt tutorial. I have a little girl that is getting one this summer!!!

  390. elana says:

    this video on how to shirr fabric…it came at a perfect time since i was having so much trouble with the skirt sew-along!

    http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/08/technique-tuesdays-shirring.html

  391. Kristy says:

    This quilt binding tutorial: http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2008/10/binding-tutorial.html

    I couldn’t have finished my first quilt without it!

  392. carol says:

    Hi there! my favorite sewing tutorial is on Quiltville.com, and it’s the one for making a “Scrappy Trip Around the World”. Not only are the directions clear and concise, there’s a picture of every step. It’s actually my favorite sewing tutorial in general, not just this year. Although, this year, I’ve discovered you tube tutorials from Whitney Sews that I also like, and think they are perfect for the younger crowd due to their shorter attention span, lol. I LOVE the Quiltville utilitarian philosophy and really admire her use of every little scrap. Talk about the WOW factor, she is super organized and comes up with some brilliant quilts. Yes, you guessed it…I’m a HUGE fan!

  393. Jess says:

    Not sure if it was this year, but I loved the buttercup bag.

  394. This gathered clutch is so cute and quick and easy to make. Nice when you are in a pinch and need a purse to match an outfit!

    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

    Love that new Alexander Henry Line farmdale!

  395. Maggie says:

    This: http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2009/05/finishing-quilt-tutorial.html

    Quilt Binding Tute from Diary of a Quilter was so immensely helpful to me when I just couldn’t seem to get it right. All of the pictures are the best part.

  396. Stacey says:

    love the fabric and pattern choices!!!

  397. Patti says:

    There are so many great tutorials…it’s so hard to know which is my favorite. But the gathered clutch from Noodlehead is so much fun:

    http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html

  398. Anne Marie says:

    My favorite tutorial was the one for the lunch bags – so much nicer than the lunch bags you can buy at the store. I love to use vinyl for these which makes them nice and sturdy and well insulated. Thanks for the chance at the fabric or pattern drawing.

  399. Victoria says:

    My favorite patterns lately are from LittleBlueBoo (http://lilblueboo.blogspot.com/). They are PDF patterns and are easy to put together as well as fast and easy to cut and sew. Plus Ashley gives tips for working with knits and ways to change the pattern to make your items truly one of a kind.

  400. amy says:

    http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/photos/twirly_skirt/#tp

    Ok, so I don’t know if this is from this year, but since I only started sewing in April…..for me, it’s from this year. Step by step perfection. This is the first garment that I’ve made as an adult and it looks fantastic

  401. Christine says:

    I love the tutorial for these snack sets at JCasa : http://jchandmade.typepad.com/jcasapatterns/2010/04/quilted-patchwork-snack-sets.html

  402. Heather C says:

    I can’t wait to try the pieced t-shirt tut. All of my kiddos like it and that is saying alot. It’s unsual to please a 10-year old girl, 9-year old boy, and 2-year old girl with the same pattern.
    heather

  403. Lindsey says:

    I just finished making two cathedral window pillows based on a tutorial on Heather’s blog at a la mode fabrics. She said it was ‘easy-peasy” and it was. Stunning results!

  404. Debra says:

    The 90 Minute Shirt Tutorial – So great for boys and girls.
    http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-90-minute-shirt.html
    It wasn’t posted this year, but I just found it recently.

  405. Jill B says:

    I love the Castle Peeps Travel Play Set tutorial by Whipstitch at http://whipstitchfabrics.com/blog/castle-peeps-travel-play-set/. So clever and so much fun!

  406. April says:

    I personally like http://sewmamasew.com/?p=488 which taught me how to do finishes since I don’t have serger. It was SUPER helpful!

  407. Stella says:

    My favorite are Grosgrain’s Frock by Friday tutorial. While it’s great for beginners I love it because it keeps me on task and shows me that “yes, I do have time to sew nearly everyday”

  408. Beth says:

    Prudent Baby linked to these awesome baskets by The Mother Huddle. http://www.u-createcrafts.com/2010/07/creative-guest-hanging-storage-baskets.html Lots of ways I can think of to use these!!

  409. I love all the tutorials out there. I had nobody to teach me sewing, but learned all by myself with the tremendous help of tutorials out there. I especially love these two this year because of their simplicity and both were a super success when I made them the very first time.

    http://www.ikatbag.com/2010/01/dress-for-winter-iii-very-simple-jumper.html

    http://fromanigloo.blogspot.com/2010/05/in-garden-shirred-twirly-dress.html

  410. erinmalia says:

    Even though it was from two years ago, I only found it this year. But I think Dana’s Peeps Bunting is hysterical and adorable. http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-peeps-bunny-bunting.html

  411. Leandre says:

    Well, this tutorial wasn’t posted this year, but I discovered it this year, so I hope that counts. I LOVE this kneepad pant tutorial by Dana Made It (well, actually I love ALL her stuff, but this is my favorite.) I think the pants have such great style and since my kiddos forever have holes in the knees of their pants, this tute also helped me solve a problem. I have used this tute with knit, linen and cotton fabrics all with great results. Best of all, the pattern is perfect for girls AND boys. http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-knee-pad-pants.html

  412. Angel Syhre says:

    This is my go to little girls birthday gift tutorial of the year. http://sewmamasew.com/?p=8450 I match that up with a t-shirt (I either leave it plan or appliqué something from the skirt fabric on to it.

  413. Sue says:

    Just finished a vintage apron with the help from a tutorial over at Vintage Va Voom, it helped alot! Please enter me as I have a addiction for fabric and my only outlet is Walmart! Thanks! Sue

  414. Lisa says:

    I find myself returning to Pink Penguin for small project tutorials:
    http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-to-make-super-simple-camera-case.html

    I like the profusion of prints used in the projects, too!

    And Cluck Cluck Sew for small quilts:
    http://www.cluckclucksew.com/p/my-tutorials.html

    Color inspiration! Simple quilts with a modern flair, and great for someone like me who has been away from quilting for a bit.

  415. Johanna says:

    I am obsessed with quilting and sometimes spend hours finding an inspiration picture for my next quilt. I think that my next project will be a chubby star quilt. The tutorial can be found here: http://traceyjayquilts.blogspot.com/2010/07/make-your-own-chubby-stars-tutorial.html
    I like that it is not too much information because I hate reading through all the stuff that I already know but can’t skip because then I might miss something important.

  416. mamabear says:

    This one is my fave!

    http://sewmamasew.com/?p=5043

  417. It’s not a new tutorial this year, but since I’ve only been sewing for a year I think it counts anyway (you know, since I found it in the last year). It’s the knot dress tutorial from Everyday Chaos.

    http://bridgetbaxter.blogspot.com/2008/04/happy-anniversary-to-you.html

    I’ve used it a couple of times now and it’s so darn cute! (and easy – it was my first ever sewing project).

  418. Katie says:

    Caro at Splityarn has a tutorial for hand sewing a quilt binding that I found really helpful. Her tip for using binder clips (from an office supply store) instead of pins is genius! You can find the tutorial at:

    http://splityarn.com/2010/05/12/how-to-easily-hand-sew-a-quilt-binding.html

  419. naomi medrano says:

    The shirring tutorial from “Flossie Teacakes” has changed my life. I want to shirr everything now…and it is so easy!

    http://flossieteacakes.blogspot.com/

  420. Karen says:

    What a great offer! Thank you. :)

  421. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    My favorite pattern ever is Sugar City’s Village Frock! It’s a shame that the girls closed their shop, but you still can have a look on their flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/sugarcitydresses/pool/with/4899857813/

  422. Rachael says:

    My favorite tutorial I’ve seen lately is the Itty Bitty Baby Dress. Probably because I know so many friends that are having girls and they are so fun and easy to make and so pretty! http://drp.ly/1zAu1n

  423. Lina says:

    While not the best-written tutorial, I used this one for turning a t-shirt into lounge pants and loved the result:
    http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/oversized_t_shirt_to_comfy_yoga_pants

  424. Ana says:

    Hi,from Portugal : )
    the best tutorial is not easy too choose,
    but this one is very good :
    Pencil case tutorial at http://gluegunannie.com
    Ana

  425. Jen says:

    This tutorial (http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/06/basic-messenger-bag.html) is so easy to follow & makes a great bag.

  426. Asta says:

    Since I’ve started sewing only this year, most useful tutorial was how to sew a straight line by Disney at http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2009/08/sew-basically-sewing-strait-lines.html

  427. Sandy says:

    I gave my daughter a proper sewing machine for her 10th birthday and I wanted to find something she could make from start to finish by herself… I found this tutorial and it was fabulous, so straightforward and clear and step by step that she was able to make the whole skirt by herself!! All I had to do was be on pressing duty..I do draw the line at her using the iron :) She was so proud of making something she could actually wear all by herself.

  428. Papgena says:

    Thes best sewing tutorial this year??
    Boy, that’s a tuff one, there is so many great tutorials out there!
    I’ll pick one from the last month, ok?
    Patience Pays Off: A Pettiskirt tutorial from ‘sewing in no man’s land’ blog: http://sewingin-nomansland.blogspot.com/2010/08/patience-pays-off-pettiskirt-tutorial.html

  429. Kerstin says:

    I’ve used Splityarn’s zippered wristlet tutorial to make makeup bags for my bridesmaids, and most recently, a little bag for cousin’s graduation present. It goes together really quickly, looks great and it useful! Here’s the link to the tutorial http://splityarn.com/2007/06/01/sew-a-zippered-wristlet-tutorial.html

  430. Heidi says:

    Future Craft Collective did a super great Anticipation Calendar that I made for some wee friends very anxious about an upcoming trip.

    http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/11/how-to_anticipation_calendar.html

    Open for creativity and interpretation but easy to follow!

  431. Amy says:

    This tissue cozy is on the top of my list of things to make this year!

    http://dontlooknow.typepad.com/photos/how_to_make_a_tissue_cozy/index.html

  432. Best tutorial that I’ve done this year was for my Christmas ornaments. It was these uber-cute owls. I can’t find the link, I believe the blog is no longer being updated. But, everyone LOVED these cute little ornaments and I got to use up alot of my scraps too!

  433. Valerie says:

    I really liked the following tutorial:

    http://samstermommy.blogspot.com/2010/07/tutu-tutorial-happy-togethers-dress-up.html

    It wasn’t difficult, but super cute!

  434. Vanessa says:

    I really appreciated Angry Chicken’s easy lunch/snack bags. Her tutorials are always very entertaining and I love her no frills, easy as possible sewing methods. Have a look at her blog http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/tutorialsrecipes/

  435. Rohaise says:

    There are so many great tutorials that it’s difficult to choose. A recent great tutorial would be the various detailed posts from Badskirt (http://badskirt.blogspot.com/2010/07/ice-cream-social-post-index.html) to help with the Ice Cream Social sew-along have been really helpful and gave me the courage to join in (and learn how to do french seams at the same time).

  436. Michelle says:

    This one for machine applied quilt binding by Red Pepper Quilts. So well explained.

    http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2009/11/binding-tutorial.html

  437. deborah says:

    Wow! I would love to win… I am crazy about Oliver + S — and those are some great new fabrics out!

    I am digging the 20-minute skirt tutorial on Whipstitch.

    http://whipstitchfabrics.com/blog/20-minute-skirt-tutorial/

  438. sy says:

    beautiful fabrics *_*
    i love the pleated pouch tutorial http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/04/27/pleated-pouch-tutorial/

  439. erica says:

    Hmmm.. best sewing tutorial.. I would have to say I really liked this very simple to follow pillow case dress tutorial: http://sewingmamas.com/b/downloads.php?do=file&id=17

  440. Carrie de says:

    I loved the Quilting Basics series!

  441. Rebecca says:

    My tutorial for one-thread darts!

    http://uglycutedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/07/tutorial-one-thread-darts.html

    Actually, I really like Elizabeth Hartman’s tutorial for the lattice quilt. :)

  442. Claire says:

    Sometimes its the simple tutorials that are the most helpful. This one is for pillowcases with a nice wide border. Classic. http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/06/diy-project-pillow-shams.html I personally have a tutorial for a simple minky blanket http://sweetunwrappinglife.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/sewing-with-minky-a-simple-minky-blanket/ (sorry hope it’s not weird to post my own?) I love the simple ones because they are a great base point for your own creative idea!

  443. Eva says:

    My favourite sewing tutorial this year was the one on quilting flowers on Oh, Fransson! http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/06/machine-quilting-loopy-flowers.html

    The flowers are such a great idea and look beautiful! The steps are explained very thoroughly and with clear photographs. It really inspired me to try machine quilting!

  444. Tepary says:

    The twirly skirt is still a favorite in this house. I made it for my daughter when she was one, when she was two and now at three. She still loves it. http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/photos/twirly_skirt/

    Also, the basic kimono found here http://habitual.wordpress.com/kimono/

  445. robin baker says:

    so many good ones but my ultimate favorite has probably been the market skirt by dana on MADE. http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-market-skirt.html she posted it almost 2 years ago so not sure if that would count. my favorite thats been posted this year…was actually posted on this site. the yoga top skirt. i hate waistbands that cut into my stomach but yoga pants arent always appropriate. perfect compromise. :) http://sewmamasew.com/?p=8450

  446. Catarina says:

    It would be great to win something. I love sewing. I love SMS!
    And my birthday is in 3 weeks…

  447. shannon says:

    aaaahhh…love the oliver & s sewing patterns! i think ice cream dress and music box jumper are just fab and would love to win one of those! :)

    best sewing tutorial i’ve seen this year??? that is so tough. there is so much awesomeness out there in cyber space! i have been enjoying Saba, at Sew a Straight Line so i’ll provide the link to her domesticated skirt (it’s on my “to do” list): http://sewastraightline.blogspot.com/2010/03/domesticated-skirt.html

    i have also been enjoying her sewing lessons! i’ve learned so much from her! :) she takes the scariness out of techniques i have avoided, but am now willing to give a go at!!! :)

    thanks for the giveaway opportunity! :)

  448. bruinbr says:

    My favorite pattern/tutorial this year has been Oh, Fransson’s New Wave Quilt :) http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2010/03/new-wave-quilt.html

  449. jen says:

    I haven’t gotten to try it out yet but I love The Perfect Slouchy Bag that was just posted on Sew 4 Home:

    http://sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/660-back-to-school-the-perfect-slouchy-book-bag

  450. angelina says:

    oh gosh..there have been so many. i think the best might be the mushroom toadstools on the twig and toadstool blog.!

  451. Nicole Ritts says:

    By far this one is my fav! How perfect for the Fall season!

    http://www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/recycled-glove-how-to-make-a-chipmunk-softie-2721/

  452. CarrieMJ says:

    The best sewing tutorial has to be the puff quilt tutorials from honey bear lane blog.
    http://www.honeybearlane.com/2010/07/puff-quilt-tutorial-part-1.html

    It’s actually four tutorials. This is the link to the first one.
    flowerpower0097 at live dot com

  453. Teresa Peschke says:

    My most used sewing tutorial of this year is the ice cream social dress from Jess at craftiness is not optional. Ive made 5 of them so far.

  454. Kristy says:

    I love Dale Fleming’s 6 minute circle technique. http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/pieced-curves-so-simple/index.html

    I love machine sewing and I think circles are great. What more could a girl want?

  455. Serena says:

    I LOVE the gathered clutch tutorial from Noodlehead. (http://noodleheads.blogspot.com/2010/04/gathered-clutch-tutorial.html) I think it’s clear and well-written, and so stinkin’ cute.

  456. I guess for me it could be the Saturday Market Skirt from Sandi Henderson.

    http://portabellopixie.typepad.com/PDF/SaturdayMarketSkirtFreePattern.pdf

    I am already sewing the second skirt from it.

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