7 Fast & Free Patterns to Break in Your New Machine

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Did you get a new sewing machine for the holidays? Lucky you! Take your new toy for a spin with one of these just-for-fun projects. (And hey, these free patterns are good for your trusty machine, even if it's not new!)

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1. Crosscross Cards

Put your smallest scraps to use while organizing your gift cards, business cards or credit cards. You'll finish this one in practically no time!

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2. Door Draft Stopper

Winter is far from over! If your home feels a little chilly, keep the warm air inside with a quick door draft stopper. Choose a fabric that matches the rest of your home decor.

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3. Shopping List & Coupon Holder

Cut down on your grocery bill when you always have your coupons on hand at the store. This little pouch keeps them organized along with your list.

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4. Flip Flop Messenger Bag

New year, new bag! Using 2½" strips means you get lots of practice piecing with your new machine (while using that new design roll!).

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5. Quilted Buckets

Get organized, bust your stash and enjoy your stitching time! One fat quarter turns into three of these cute buckets. 

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6. Women's Yoga Pants

Ah, a day spent in yoga pants at the sewing machine... what more could you want in life? Make your own comfy pants for around the house — you may never want to take them off.

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7. Easy Zipper Pouch Two Ways

Keep all those sewing machine extras in one convenient pouch. This one lays flat or stands up — whatever you prefer!

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