Top 10 Free TUTORIALS you'll really love

Dear readers of AppleGreen Cottage, THANK YOU. I cannot believe it even myself, but it looks you've been bearing with me for a whole YEAR now!!! Congrats to your patience ;)

Now, let's see what things were popular and which things…well not so much! I'm showing them in three (somehow overlapping) categories - kids activities, sewing and DIY - have a look!

Top 10 posts in my first blogging year

So here they are in order from 1 to 10 - have a look!

These SEWING TUTORIALS were among the most popular posts:

free bib tutorial
The one that seems to be the most useful to you - how to save some money making easy and quick bibs for your toddler (beginner level, step-by-step tutorial with photos). A FREE pattern includeed, for everybody to use.

free hat tutorial
How to make the cutest bucket hat for your kid. (Like, ever. From the best FREE bucket hat pattern I've ever seen!) You loved it so much that this photo is all over Pinterest! Thank you :)

free tutorial for a baby toy
A soft toy for a baby. You really LOVED it! Could be because it's a great baby welcoming gift you can make in a really short time. Or because it's easy to make, even if it's your first sewing project?

how to sew pajama pants
People also keep coming back for this one - it's a free PAJAMA PANTS tutorial. Could be because it's useful in all seasons, though I wrote it in winter... Really, you just switch the warm minky material for thin jersey and you've got your kid a pair of SUMMER PJ's ;)

pirate costume for kids

Of all my sewing projects, this one was the fastest and the EASIEST. Why? Cause I was really running out of time - my kid was literally waiting in front of my sewing machine to complete the PIRATE COSTUME so he could go play IMMEDIATELLY! And it worked, have a look!

The most popular KIDS ACTIVITIES were - off course, the most colorful ones:

color mixing tutorial for kids
I called it an amazing trick. Although this water-walking experiment is meant for kids, I was impressed too. It's a color-mixing activity applicable to any age. If you have been secretly wanting to try it out yourself, you've got a great alibi - your kid!

kids play with colors
 A perfect summer kids activity to go for outdoors (moms, no cleaning needed!!)

an easy spider crafts
This is a recent one, easy and quick spider crafts (I love easy kids crafts that just take up ten minutes or so!):

Of the most popular DIY how-tos, the same two are my favorites, too:

free paper stars tutorial
Beautiful DIY paper stars, the perfect (and zero cost) party decoration to make by yourself. I find them just adorable though I may not be the most objective person on Earth to give you an opinion here... ;)

seed planters for free

Using zero-cost, eco-firendly seed planters to start a MINI GARDEN. How cute is that? It seems you have been using this idea a lot, and I love it that way! There should be many more free ideas roaming the net for those who are ready to try out new things, don't you think so?

Which one did you like most - or found the most USEFUL?
Let me know, I'd love to give you more of the kind you like :)

Want More Free Patterns and Tutorials?

Feel free to sign up for emails or - even better - check out some of my FREE PDF patterns on Craftsy. They are all linked to my free tutorials on the blog, so it will be super easy for you to use them to sew something cute for yourself:

Click here to get to my other PDF patterns on Craftsy.

Or check out my newest (and cutest) addition to Craftsy patterns:

DIY Mini Fabric Bin - just the cutest little bin to sew! It's an easy beginner sewing project. Get your PDF pattern on Craftsy.

Happy sewing!


  1. I love them all :) I like seeing all these creative things on your site - I save all your projects but when I need to try to do anything, I stop :D

    1. Thank you, Marina!
      Oh, don't worry, you'll get to it :) I know you and your girl do many other creative things together ;) Have a great (summer) day!

  2. These are amazing! I don't know how to sew until I read your post. Thanks for sharing. I'm excited to try them all. Haha!

    1. Thank you. And let me know what you decide to make first (I'm curious)! Have a great day,

  3. These are just fantastic craft tutorials. I am in love with each and every craft here and will try it at home. My kids go to a Phoenix pre-k so I was looking for kid’s craft ideas. If you have any tutorials too then please share!!