The idea for the Sunday Freebies post originally stemmed from me joining FOPRR a Yahoo Group and signing up to donate 200 items to Friends Of Pine Ridge Reservation during 2016. Once I’d committed to send 200 items I began to think about what I could make to send. Up until then my focus in sewing for charity had been quilts. Quilts take quite a long time to make and it was clear that much as I’d love to, it wouldn’t be possible for me to make 200 quilts to send to Friends Of Pine Ridge…especially if I wanted to continue to donate to other organizations as well. On the FOPRR Yahoo Group someone posted a link to handcrafted items that were on Pine Ridge’s wishlist. From that I started to hop around the web, following links and watching tutorials. While hopping from place to place, downloading quilt patterns, children’s clothing patterns, patterns for baby items, and patterns for crochet items I decided that it would be nice if I collected and shared my finds. In that the idea of the Sunday Freebies posts was born.

This week I’ve finally finished my first group of hats that will go to Pine Ridge. These are items 1-6. I thought it’d be fun to share the images as the year progresses.

These hats don’t really use a pattern…I used a tutorial from YouTube to get the basic idea and have followed my own muse since then.

Here’s the tutorial:

Here are the hats I made following the tutorial and adjusting the size to fit various sizes from small child to adult size.

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Item 6

Though I’m showing you hats this week I’ve continued to collect patterns for quite a few other projects–from quilts to walker totes–to clothes for children. Here are this week’s finds. I hope you find something that inspires you to create something fun for yourself or for someone else.

Free Sewing Patterns

A cute fleece hat–takes one seam
Cloth Baby Booties
Diaper Changing Pad & Diaper/Diaper Wipes Holder
Adult Bib Apron
The Izzy Top – A Cute Two Color Top For Girls 18 Months To 5
Teeny Tiny Zipper Pouches – Hook To Keychain Or Backpack To Hold Chapstick, Lunch Money, Etc.
Multi-size Cheeky Panties  – Pattern To Make Your Own Lace Undies
Potholders With Pockets
Heart Shaped Potholders
Round Potholders
Finger Hotpads Tutorial
Heart Placemat
Headband Pattern
A Neat Bow Holder For Storing Little Girl’s Bows, Headbands, & More
Fabric Headband In Baby Through Adult Sizes
Receiving Blanket With 3 Different Edging Options
9 Inch Simple Potholders
Walker Or Wheelchair Bag
No Button Walker Tote
Scrap Busting Flower To Adorn Other Projects
Patchwork Jumper For Kids

Free Crochet Patterns

Long Double Crochet Cowl – Has Lots Of Pictures To Make The Project Easy To Follow
Cowl Made With Hexagon Granny Squares
Wavestitch Headband For Little Girls

Free Quilting Patterns

Heart Blocks In Sizes From 4″ -10″
Simple Heart Quilt
Dresden Star Quilt
Flying Geese Strippy Quilt
Patchwork Posies Quilt
Alice Brooks Butterfly Quilt Block
Sun Rays Quilt Block – Creates A Great Frame Around A Piece Of Applique Or Embroidery
Builder’s Star Quilt Block – Think Of A Star In A Star–Beautiful Block
Bright Hopes Star Block
Ribbon Star Block
Love In Chains Quilt Pattern
Easy Scrappy Heart Blocks & Quilt -Multi-Size Blocks
Love At First Sight – Heart Block Made Of Many Squares – Plus Quilt Pattern – Multi-Sized Block Pattern From 6″ – 12″
Another Heart Block – This One Measures 18″
Cupid’s Arrow Quilt – Hearts & Arrows

Free Embroidery Patterns

This week I did something different with Embroidery Freebies and collected some almost freebies. These are SETS of designs which are part of the treasure hunt at Secrets of Embroidery. The sets listed here are $1. Yes, you read it right $1. There are some BEAUTIFUL designs. I didn’t find ALL the freebies listed for any of the designer as I hopped around clicking on the sets that I thought I’d be most likely to use for myself, gifts, or charity projects. Here’s what I found. I didn’t get through even half of the sites that are part of the treasure hunt.

From All Sorts Of Embroidery —  28 $1 sets in the treasure hunt — I’ve found 8

Applique Pots
Easter Blessings
Antique Rose Coasters
Antique Rose Lace Doilies
Applique Rose Coasters
FSL Butterflies
Kitchen Sayings
Heirloom Bugs

 From All Stitch – 19 Sets in the treasure hunt — I’ve found 2

Floral Slices
Hibiscus Medley — Some Appliqued – Some filled

 From Amanda’s Divine Designs  – There are 20 — I’ve found 1

Cats among flower pots

From Artistic Designs  – There are 5 — I’ve found 3

Biscornu and Scissor Fob project and design
Rose Garden
Heirloom Hearts

From Creative Designs – There are 11 — I’ve found 1

Free standing lace jewelry

From Cuddle Me Crazy – There are 11 – I’ve found 5

Ripple Ballet
Applique Airplanes
Super Bikes
Frayed Bears
Happy Hippies — Van, Beetle, and More

From Dainty Stitches – There are 36 – I found 1

Vintage Tea Time 

From Dancing Thread – There are 6 – I found 1

Free standing lace crown – perfect for the little girl in your life

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