Last week the embroidered hoodie pattern got many of you guessing how to attach embroidered patches to stretchable velvet. I’m sure the advanced sewists out there got the clues immediately after looking at the fabric swatches. For the others, I’m now going to show you how I did it and … Continue reading →
The focus of this tutorial is to teach you how to transform an existing pattern to adapt it to the bell sleeve top design. It’s time to use the patterns you already have and learn how to alter them to come up with different outfits. This tutorial works best if … Continue reading →
So…with well over 2 billion t-shirts being made every year, it’s no wonder so many of us find ourselves with cupboards (especially our male counterparts’ cupboards) which are starting to overflow with years and years worth of t-shirts which are kind of cool but just don’t seem to get worn … Continue reading →
Have you ever wanted to change up a favorite pattern, to make a dress or top without the usual sleeves, or maybe skip the collar this time? Or maybe you have a dress pattern that has a full lining and you just want to replace it with a one-piece facing … Continue reading →
Do you remember the free Sew A So Simple Shrug pattern that came out at the start of this year. I’ve worn that thing to death! But already its getting a little warmer here in Cayman and although sometimes you need a little cover up in the evenings, not something … Continue reading →
Thanks to Sharon who suggested this style of top based on one she owns and loves. This Moved to Tiers Tunic pattern has 4 layers, tiers or ‘shingles’ and is so versatile. Make it in a fun and funky stripes, or on-trend with color blocking with a different fabric in … Continue reading →
As you know, every month I like to offer up a new free sewing pattern. But so many people have been asking me recently about how I make the patterns, how they can make their own, and how they can adjust patterns to fit them better or slightly change the … Continue reading →
If there is one thing I don’t get to wear very often here in the tropical weather of the Caribbean, it’s a cardigan or jacket. But when I was running a few ideas past the pattern testing team, a cardy or jacket was a pretty popular idea now the cooler … Continue reading →
Did you notice the black top I was wearing when I modeled the Flirty Skirty pattern a while back? It had my pattern testing team calling out for me to make a pattern just like it. Their wish is my command! So here is the Pattern of the Month for … Continue reading →
I’ve had this pattern on my mind for a while now and at last, ‘It’s a Wrap!’ The Wrap Top is loosely based on the original Wrap Dress pattern that has been downloaded thousands of times and been the most popular pattern on the site so far. This ‘It’s a … Continue reading →
I am delighted today to be able to introduce to you Diya from the Hobby Harbor. Diya is one of the pattern testers who sews and checks over every one of the paid-for patterns here, and helps me to make sure they all are a good fit for all sizes, … Continue reading →
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