Category Archives: Patterns

Free patterns with step by step guides.

Medium Size Floor Cushion in Ele

This free pattern will be added to the site soon.  It is for a medium size floor cushion and it is made out of Premier Prints Ele range.  Premier Prints fabrics are great for these sorts of makes as they are thicker and so hold their shape well.  You can make this out of any fabric of course, but if you have bouncy children (I do!), and don’t use cotton duck or home decor weight fabrics, you might want to reinforce the seams with interfacing!.


New product to make laminated fabrics at home


I bought this product from the states, you will probably all tell me you can already get it here, but i hadn’t seen it before.  I have been working on a pattern for a cover for the baby wipes.  We always have several packets lying around the house, for faces, floors and walls! 

So any way, this product comes on a roll like the stuff we used at school to cover our text books, but not as sticky.  You cut to size, remove the backing, place on the fabric (it is just tacky) and then iron in place.  I have used it to line the fabric that sits ontop of  the wipes and around the area where you pull the wipe out.

I have taken some pictures and will add them when I find the camera cable!  But you could use it to laminate fabric for bags, boxes for the bathroom or pencil cases, as well as table runners and placemats and bibs – I am definatley going to get a larger roll for the shop.

baby wipes cover using iron on laminate to stop everything getting wet!

Since making this one I have thought of ways to make the pattern less fiddly and will make a new version this week – i hope to have step by step instructions in the pattern section by the weekend.  It uses 1 half a fat quarter of fabric, less then half a fat quarter of interfacing (in the sample I used a cheap face cloth from sainsburys) and 1x 4 inch x 16 inch strip of iron on laminate).

This product is now in store, quarter of a yard is £1.75, half a yard £3.45, if you want 4 yards or more the price reduces to just £6.00 a yard – click here!

Melly & Me Giveaway!

Be part of our focus group and be placed in a draw to win a pattern of your choice, 5 runners up will get 50% off a pattern of their choice!

We all love Melly and Me here at Prints to Polka Dots, but the problem we have is deciding which patterns to stock!

Review the PDF below and then email us at with your favourites listed.  On 14th October we will put emails in a hat and pull out the winners, if you are one of the lucky ones we will contact you by email with details of how to choose your prize. 

Rest assured you are not committing to buy anything, we won’t hassle anyone who takes the time to give us feedback to buy anything, and the information you provide will not be passed on – in fact once the closing date has gone we will delete all the emails received.

“We want to stock what customers want, and if you like something, chances are there are a whole lot of other people who feel the same way”

 mellyandme catalogue

Melly & Me make their debut

What isn’t there to love about Melly and Me’s patterns.  These Australian designers are are ubber talented and bring sunshine wherever they go.

Pre-order patterns over the next week and qualify for 10% preorder discount (patterns due in last week of October) – no code required.




More in the patterns section of the shop!

Accessing Moda’s Bakeshop

We are proud to annouce that we have now added the official link to Moda’s bakeshop, full of ideas for fabric based craft, ALL FOR FREE, to our shop site.

To visit the Bake Shop follow this link:

Moda Bake Shop

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The Very Purple Person is Amazing!

I have found the most amazing site for those of you looking for free patterns for clothing, accessories and home makes.

The Very Purple Person is incredibly talented and produces beautiful patterns and easy to understand step by step instructions. I have already made the reversable bag and will be making the wallet tonight.

A reversible bag!
Easy full skirt

The patterns are contemporary and fun and should not be missed!

Visit today and get inspired!