FREE PATTERNS



Terms of use: Patterns are given freely, you may not sell them or offer them for download. You may sell your finished items as you wish. Credit for design is © Denise Bailey-KKL Primitives

Teddy Bear Pattern
This is the pattern template only, no instructions.  I had posted it on PP'nH as a challenge in March of 2010
Just click on the images and print off

Bunny Pattern
This is another template only pattern - no instructions for another challenge I held in Feb. 2010

LU LU Lady Bug
Pattern is for ladybug only. The ladybug is my own pattern, the doll is not.

Materials needed:
scrap of muslin or black wool felt for body
scraps of red or burgundy wool felt for wings
12 - 14 black buttons in assorted sizes if using felt for wings
polyester stuffing
needle and black thread
red thread
large eyed needle
pencil
black acrylic paint if using muslin
paint brush
12 - 14 inch length of rusted wire
pinking shears ( optional)
sandpaper ( optional)
card stock (optional)

Directions:
Trace LuLu's body onto doubled muslin. Tracing line is sewing line.
Leave open where indicated. With pinking shears, cut excess fabric within 1/4 inch of seam, being careful not to cut through seam. Turn RSO and stuff firmly. Sew opening closed with a slip stitch.
( If using black felt, trace pattern onto cardstock, cut out. Place template on felt, and pin. Using the template as your guide, sew around template ( be careful not to sew through it. Remove template, cut excess felt and turn RSO and stuff firmly. Sew opening closed with a slip stitch.)

If you are using muslin instead of black felt, add a few drops of water to your black paint for a thin consistancy and paint ladybug's body. Use a blowdryer to speed drying or place in warm oven and keep turning until dry. You can sand the body if you wish or leave as is.

Antennae:
Using a large eyed needle, insert one end in the top center of head and bring back out about 1/2 inch as if you were making a large stitch. ( in one hole and out the other) Refer to pattern. These are the holes you will use to insert your rusty wire. Insert wire and pull through so they are even. Taking your pencil, starting close to the head, wrap wire around pencil to form the 'curls' on each end. Slip pencil out. No need to glue, wire will not come out.

Wings:
If you are using felt, you only need to trace one wing onto cardstock ( I used an index card) but cut out 2 pieces. Flip one over so you have a left wing and a right wing. Pin each side onto back of ladybug at the 'neckline' and slipstitch with red thread. The straight sides of wings should be facing each other in the center.

If you are using a polka dot fabric, use both wing templates. Place templates on folded fabric and cut out one of each. Tracing line is sewing line. Sew around wing being sure to leave an opening for turning. Turn RSO. Trim excess fabric and press with iron. Pin each wing side on back of ladybug with straigh sides facing each other in the center. Slipstich near 'neckline' with red thread.

Polka Dots:

Randomly sew black buttons on both wings - wing to body.

Prim Star Candlemat
The candle mat is oval and the finished mat will be 8" wide and 7" long.

Materials
2 pieces muslin,10” square
1 piece warm & natural ( or quilt batting) 10” square
4 small buttons ( I used 2 red and 2 green)
Mark B Gone pen
4 straight pins
sewing machine
embroidery floss – 2 strands
Do not stitch the solid outside oval line
I used black (outline stitch) for the outer oval
I used black (backstitch) for the inner circle around the middle star
I used red (outline stitch) for the middle star
I used two different colors of gold (backstitch)for the 4 stars on the outside
I used green (backstitch) for the stems
I used red (French knot – 4 wraps around needle) for the 'berries'
scissors
pinking shears ( optional)
iron
foil covered cookie sheet
coffee stain
1 heaping tablespoon instant coffee
2 tablespoons vanilla
brush
Directions
Outside line of mat is sewing line
Trace pattern onto doubled muslin, including stars and berries with marking pen
Place warm & natural as the bottom piece, on top of that add the muslin with the traced pattern, pattern facing up, pin together on the four corners
Hand stitch the pattern using outline stitch, backstitch and French knots ( see Embroidery floss above)
Hand sew a button into the middle of each outer star
Remove straight pins
Place unmarked muslin piece on top ( w&n on the bottom, stitched piece in the middle) and pin in place
Using sewing machine sew all around the candle mat on the outside solid line
With pinking shears, cut off excess muslin within 1/4” of the seam, being careful not to cut seam
Turn mat over and in the center cut a slit about 3” long and turn mat RSO ( right side out) slipstitch opening closed.
Press mat flat on wrong side
Place mat on foil lined cookie sheet and brush coffee stain (Do not soak, dip brush into stain and run brush up sides of bowl to remove excess stain) all over both sides of mat, being sure to also brush the sides.
Place cookie sheet into WARM oven and turn mat every few minutes until dried being careful not to burn

Making Prim Sunflowers


Materials needed:
muslin
scissors
Mark B Gone pen
needle
upholstery thread
1 small coffee can plastic lid
1 lid from pringles can or similar size
coffee stain*
cookie sheet & foil
polyester filling

*Coffee Stain
3 Tablespoons instant coffee to 1 cup hot water
2 Tablespoons vanilla
note : for grungy sunflowers add approx. 1/4 cup or more of cinnamon. Mix and let sit. After a short while the cinnamon will form a 'sludge' on the bottom of your pan. This sludge is what you apply to get the grungy dirty look.

Directions:
With your Mark B Gone pen, trace out 4 large circles using the larger plastic lid as your template. Trace 1 small circle with the smaller plastic lid.
Using the tracing line as your cutting line, cut out all circles.



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Place the 4 larger circles on top of each other. Center the small circle over these and pin in place.

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Thread needle with upholstery thread, knot and come up under the small circle to hide the knot. Begin basting the small circle, being sure to go through all layers of muslin. Leave about a one inch opening to insert polyester fill.
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Stuff lightly with polyester fill as shown in photo
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Stitch opening closed.
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With scissors, cut from outer edge of larger circles just to the beginning of the small circle, being careful not to cut through it.
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Continue cutting all the way around circle.
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Emerge sunflower into coffee stain, being sure to flip so both sides are soaked through. Let sit a minute or two.
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Take sunflower out of stain, squeeze excess moisture out and place on foil on cookie sheet
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Place cookie sheet in low oven (about 200 degrees ) to dry. Turning often so sunflower won't burn. When dry remove.
Start pulling apart the 4 layers of 'petals'
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To finish:
You can leave sunflower as is, or you can grubby it up by painting on the sludge and more coffee stain and returning to oven to dry.
You can paint the puffed up inner circle with a brown paint. When dried, dry brush the edge with black paint. I added some orange and gold to this one as well.
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For variety, instead of a muslin center, use homespun.
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This is a sunflower & crows cheesebox light I made with my sunflowers
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To make a larger sunflower you can use dinner and dessert plates as your template like I did for this sunlower nodder.

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How To Make Roses From Apples

I first saw these really cute artificial roses at a store in Lancaster, PA a few years ago. They were sitting near the cash register and a little sign next to them just said 'crafted by the Amish'. They didn't look like anything I'd ever seen before and I was compelled to pick one up. Imagine my surprise when I realized the 'flower' was made from a sliced apple. The apple rose was made to look like a long stemmed rose. It was attached to a long metal wire that had been wrapped with green florist's tape. At the time I had been drying out my own apples for using in fruit swags so I was pretty sure I could figure out how the apple slices were formed to resemble a blooming rose and make my own. Adding scented oil is a big plus!


Supplies needed:
apples with nice red skins
lemon juice
cinnamon
hot glue gun / glue sticks
oven or dehydrator
apple scented essential oil OR apple scented linen spray
small basket
floral foam
greenery
artificial berries
wooden toothpicks

Directions:
Use apples with nice red skins. No need to take the seeds out, they will drop out themselves during soaking. Don't slice too thick nor too thin. You don't want them paper thin. Here is an example of the thickness you are shooting for.





Place apple slices in a bowl and cover them with lemon juice. Every so often turn apples to keep them coated. The lemon juice will prevent the apples from turning brown. Soak for at least half an hour. Place apples on cookie sheet in a warm oven, no higher than 180 degrees. Leave the oven door ajar slightly. If you have a food dehydrator, this is a preferable way to dry out the apples. Keep in mind that it will take several hours to dry out the apples - but it has to be done in a very low oven. You want to take out the moisture not fry them. You also want the slices to be flexible when bent, not brittle so that they break. They will take careful watching.

Each rose takes about 3 slices of apple. Starting with the largest slice, hold between your thumb and first two fingers. Squeeze so the slice folds up somewhat, add a dab of hot glue to the center and squeeze a little tighter and hold a few seconds until glue has dried. Take a second slice and add some glue to the center, set the first slice on top of this, once more squeeze while holding between thumb and first two slices. Repeat this a third time. Your roses should resemble the ones shown. Insert a toothpick from the bottom center - come up slightly so that the tip can be seen in center of rose, add a touch more glue and sprinkle with cinnamon.

9 comments:

  1. What great freebie patterns Denise! Thank you!
    Patti

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  2. Your welcome Patti - thank you for leaving a comment! :)

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  3. Thank you!!I love your freebies!!

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  4. Thank you so much! These are great! laura

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  5. Awesome tutorials! Can't wait to start on the sunflowers....Thank you

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  6. I love your tutorials, I just stumbled upon them.

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  7. Wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Blessings
    Susan

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  8. Lordy lordy, If you let hubs curl your hair you could get a lot of bald spots. lol. Just kiddin. Get he will do a good job. Good luck on your recovery. Connie

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