Quick, easy Valentine’s Day gift

Easy Valentine's Day gift idea

Life gets busy and hectic but making a sweet gift is easy and doesn’t have to be laborious to be cute. With just a few chocolate bars, a fabric scrap and some ribbon you can give something they’ll love. I can think of a lot of teachers who would love this Valentine’s Day gift. Serging […]

Go Green for the holidays! Fabric Gift Bag pattern & tutorial

Fabric gift bags are quick and easy to make. These “Go To” Gift Bags are unlined (one less step!) but have french seams so the inside looks clean and professional! There is a small, medium, and large size gift bag pattern and tutorial as well as a wine bag pattern and tutorial and felt gift card tutorial. Sewing your gift wrap!!

Sewing gifts for kids: Pajama Eaters

I prefer to make gifts for my kids for Christmas. I usually make pajamas, clothes and a toy. Last year I made each of my kids a Pajama Eater to go with their new pajamas. I used the pattern by Sew Fearless and loved it. I didn't make any of them exactly like the pattern. […]

A new home, a new bag for me and features for you!

I'm so sorry I didn't get last week's features up on Saturday! I've been working around the clock for a couple weeks getting Go To Patterns settled into a new comfy home and I'm happy to say it is finally here!! Woohoo!! I couldn't love it more. I still have a few kinks to work […]

Zipper Pouch Tutorial and Pattern Roundup

If you're participating in She's Worth It you'll want to head over to our She's Worth It Pinterst Board to check out the great tutorials we've rounded up. Tons of bracelets and zipper pouches. *as a side note, if you want to do some sort of magnetic snap pouch/bag, that's totally OK!* Here are some […]

Linen and leather padfolio

Have you ever made a gift that you wanted to keep? I had a really hard time taking this one to the post office. I sewed this linen and leather padfolio for Heather from The Sewing Loft for a gift exchange. She's a pen and paper gal and this padfolio sewing pattern was just the […]

Embroidery hoop sewing kit

I made this cute little gift a while back. It's perfect for gift for anyone who sews (or is learning!). A little sewing kit in an embroidery hoop. It's also a great way to use bits of your favorite fabric. I had seen different types of embroidery hoop sewing kits online but none of them […]

A Very Go To Christmas: Billy Car Roll Up Car Mat

A Very Go To Christmas continues this week with a super fun gift for little boys & girls that love cars. This Billy Car Play Mat and Roll Up was sewn by the über talented Jessica of A Little Gray. Her blog never ceases to amaze me. Her attention to detail is phenomenal. I can't wait […]

Making gifts extra special

Sometimes a gift is just a gift. But most the time it is not. That's why I designed the fabric gift bag. Cute, functional, reusable (green!) and it says more than, "I just picked up this $3 rainbow bag because that's what they sell at Target." Make a fabric gift bag. The new Go To […]

Patchwork baby sleep sack

Sewing a present for a mom-to-be before knowing if the baby is a boy or a girl can be difficult! I was so conflicted last week when I had a baby shower to attend. Should I make some baby sleep dresses? A blanket? I couldn't decide and I was uninspired. Then I remembered this pattern […]