About AppleGreen Cottage


Hi! Do you love free sewing, DIY and crafting tutorials?
Then you'll feel right at home here!


meFeel free to search through my free SEWING tutorials (and free patterns), easy DIY how-tos and ideas for CUTE CRAFTS. But do you want to know what my readers say it's the VERY BEST stuff at AppleGreen Cottage? It's this:


I create easy-to-understand sewing tutorials and patterns anyone can use, so you can learn to sew while having fun!

I'm kind of nuts about easy sewing projects. No wonder! I was lucky to be born into a family where my mom taught me how to hand-stitch, crochet, knit and tons of other things. And I knew how to sew BEFORE I knew how to read and write, and loved it so much! I sneaked behind my grandma's back to start using her precious Singer machine. Still remember when I broke a needle, pulling really hard on a piece of cotton when I was attempting to sew a softie for the first time. Thanks, grandma, for not being angry - and for explaining to me that we didn't need to buy a whole new sewing machine because of that! (I really was sure it was THE end for the machine. Pheeew!)

So I grew up into a fabric-loving sewing crafter, and a DIYer who (at some point in her life) realized she had surrounded herself with an unreasonable amount of apple green color, sometimes happily spilling over into these pages. That's how the AppleGreen Cottage blog got its name, anyway.

In addition to being

  • the Content Creator for the blog and
  • an Avid Crafter, I'm also
  • mom to a lively 5-year-old boy and a toddler girl
  • a Savvy Sewist (no diploma), 
  • English and German Language Translator (MA diploma plus 12 years of translation work in corporate finance, accountancy and taxes department), turned
  • Stay At Home Mom of two, 
  • Coffee Buyer, 
  • Family Trips Planner, and 
  • Manager of Lots Of Little Things.
My goal here on AppleGreen Cottage? To make sewing and crafting fun for everyone! #sewingisfun

The blog takes more of my sleep time than planned, but hey, everything manageable as long as there's coffee :) I've started adding payable patterns to my large free-pattern collection, which might (some day) assure an unlimited supply of coffee for me, or even cover all trips to my local fabric shop store. Just so you know where the pattern buyers' money will generally end up :)

Feel free to contact me: damjana (at) applegreencottage.com. I love your emails and respond to each and every one!

So back to sewing:... tons of sewing tutorials here. All for you. Get a cup of coffee, stay a while and help yourself to a free pattern or two, and have fun. I hope some of the tutorials will be useful to you too ;) Happy to see you here, enjoy!

Want More Free Patterns+Tutorials?

Get email updates and never miss out on new free patterns, printables and tutorials. If you sign up at THIS link, you'll also get the Fabric Hanging Basket Template for FREE, right now. A cute and easy-sew!


free pattern for a fabric hanging basket




Happy crafting!


P.S. I also run a mini pattern shop. Check out here what my customers said.
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