Free Chemo Headwear Pattern and Tutorial

Chemo Headwear

Here’s an easy chemo headwear pattern and tutorial so you can make that essential accessory to help her feel more beautiful during recovery. Materials: 1 fat quarter (18″ X 22″) or 1/2 a yard of cotton/silk, Cashmere, 100% Cotton or Rayon. 6 1/2″ of 3/4″ elastic thread to match 9″ of thin elastic (1/4″ or 3/8“) tailor’s … Continue reading

Sew an Alzheimer’s Activity Mat

alzheimers activity mat

Sew an Alzheimer’s Activity Mat with free sewing instructions as seen on Sewing With Nancy! Marcia Engquist, who designs Alzheimer’s Activity Aids, designed these activity mats after watching residents at a care center restlessly fidget. These easy-to-sew activity mats help soothe the agitated fidgeting of people with dementia or autism. Plus, the mats … Continue reading

Sashiko Quilting Tutorial: How to Make a Japanese Embroidery Cushion

Sashiko Japanese Embroidery Cushion

Sashiko is a type of traditional Japanese embroidery. It started out as a way to strengthen cotton and linen fabrics, but these days, we enjoy its repetitive patterns for decoration. Once you get started, sashiko embroidery is a really calming and relaxing activity. MATERIALS For the embroidered panel: 55cm x 55cm (22″ … Continue reading