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Have you noticed that..........

Posted by enjoyingspring (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 2, 07 at 21:03

lately there are very few "FREE" patterns on the web these days. Any pattern that you find always has a price tag. I remember a few years ago you could find all kinds of nice patterns for things to make, whether it be knitting, sewing or any other types of crafts. But now, there just does not seem to be anything for "free" anymore, and less people also want to share any patterns they have.

Maybe it is just me, but I just can't seem to find anything worthwhile to make that is free on the web concerning patterns.


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RE: Have you noticed that..........

I think Free items are getting harder and harder to find. Some of the free stuff out there are the same things that have been out there for years or aren't that impressive.

A lot of people are selling their patterns these days but they are often for decent prices and many of the designers also will sell kits so you don't have to go shopping for all the pieces! Some places even do e-patterns so you can pay and print off right away.

I can't complaing too much because I seem to be blessed with the abilty to look at things and come up with my own pattern. I can usually make something just by looking and if not, I can at least get the general gist and then come up with my own plan. I paint a lot and I can probably tell you on one hand how many times I used an actual pattern!


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I think you may be right - complete instructions do seem to come with a cost a lot of the time. But the good news is that the abundance of crafty bloggers and DIYers out there means that there are a lot more technique tutorials available.

Lots of free instructional videos and tips for trying new things.

And a lot of places that sell patterns seem to have a couple of freebies - usually not for the project I am really interested in, but you can get a feel for their instruction style before you spend any money.

Here is a link that might be useful: craftfetish blog


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enjoyingspring, I belong to some other sites and have saved several freebies from them. Most are primitves ones for sewing. Email me if you are interested. I'd be happy to share with you.
Cheri


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I got this one in a newsletter

Here is a link that might be useful: here's one to look at


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Thanks Pattico for that link. Some how I missed the witch's boot pattern. Make sure you click on the free patterns above the picture. There's lots of them there.
Also check Tennesse Ridge Primitives. She changes her free pattern often. And they are always really nice ones. I'll check my other sites and see if I can find more.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tennessee Ridge Primitive Patterns


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I found some more...

Here's some more patterns for you...

http://www.thechocolatecrowtrader.com/free_pattern_archive.htm

Scroll down on this one and there's a whole list of free patterns...

http://www.debbiescountry.homestead.com/crafts.html

http://www.dianescrafts.com/

http://www.craftsayings.com/projects/index.shtml

http://www.freefamilycrafts.com/

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/mcshelpsite/sewingstuff/freepatterns.html/#child

http://americanprim.blogspot.com/

Lot's of free woodpatterns here...

http://www.countrycornercrafts.com/autumn.html

http://www.craftideas.info/

http://www.freecraftz.com/gallery.html

http://rubyglen.com/crafts.htm

http://www.patternpage.com/freepatterns.htm

http://cweb.snip.net/CountryCupboard/craftrecipes.htm

http://base.google.com/base/search?authorid=1211815&hl=en&gl=US

http://www.homeberries.com/Everyday/FreePrimitiveEveryDay.html

http://www.dolls-on-parade.com/free_patterns.htm

These are some that I had saved in my favorites. Hope these help you out.
Happy Crafting,
Cheri


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There are still lots of free knitting patterns. A really nice compilation of them is located here:

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory.php

Diane

Here is a link that might be useful: free knitting patterns


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ooooh thanks Cheri!! ~Anj


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Cheri, that should keep all of us busy for awhile checking out all those sites. Thanks. Luvs


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