Many people love to craft with the change of seasons. While some people make crafts without using guides or patterns, but craft patterns are perfect for people who are just beginning to craft, or for those who would like to do more complicated crafts.
Typically, craft patterns are used for crafts that require a little sewing, or need you to cut something out in a particular size.
Where to get patterns
There are many places you can get patterns for winter crafts. Some of the best resources are:
Craft books. There are entire craft books dedicated just to patterns for winter crafts. In addition to the patterns, they also have detailed instructions. You can purchase these books from craft stores, or if you don’t want to spend the money on a whole book, or just want one or two patterns, you can check out craft books with winter patterns in them from the library.
Magazines. Craft magazines around the winter months are the perfect place to find winter craft patterns. Typically, around October or November you will start to see entire issues for winter crafts. These are great because craft magazines are often inexpensive (under $5) and have several different crafts with patterns in each issues. So you can purchase them and use the other patterns next year.
Online. The Internet is an excellent resource for winter craft patterns. There are many different sites with nothing but winter craft patterns. Because searching for “winter craft patterns” online will bring you tens of thousands of sites, you can narrow down your search and find the type of craft you are looking for by typing in things like “snowman craft patterns” or “winter bird craft patterns” into a search engine.
Are patterns free?
Many of winter craft websites allow you to access and download patterns for free. Other sites require you to pay for the patterns, and there are some sites that will let you download simpler patterns for free, but the more elaborate craft patterns you will have to pay for. But even the patterns you purchase are usually for a nominal fee of $2 or $3. Some sites you subscribe to by month, then have unlimited access to the patterns on the site.
Where to get patterns
These are some of the best sites for winter craft patterns:
Kaboose The patterns on this site are free; you simple print them off on your home computer. They have a wide range of craft patterns ranging from Christmas crafts to winter crafts to other seasonal holidays. The crafts on this site are suitable for all experience levels.
Pattern Page This site, as the name implies, is nothing but patterns for crafts. You will find hundreds of craft patterns for free that you can download and use for your winter crafts.
About.Com Family Crafts. This site from about.com has a number of craft patterns for winter, many of which are fun for kids to make as well. Simply click on the craft you like, and you’ll be directed to patterns to print out.
Under the Rainbow This site has hundreds of free craft patterns for free, not just for winter crafts, but for all seasons and occasions as well.
Craft patterns are great for anyone who wants to make winter crafts and would like a little guide to help them. The above resources will help you to find the perfect winter craft patterns.