Simple Summer Pleated Skirt FREE Pattern

pleated skirt pattern

I’ve had a couple of nice lightweight cotton fabrics in my stash since last summer, meaning to make myself a couple more skirts.  I’ve got quite a few patterns I’ve designed I could choose from now, but one of the skirts has a border print and I wanted to make … Continue reading

Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern

Easy Cosmetics Bag Pattern. Free pattern, quick and easy to sew but so many uses!

My own makeup bag was in need of some attention.  I don’t wear a lot of makeup, hardly ever and a quick look inside my bag reveals congealed mascara, eyeshadow colors that haven’t changed since the early 90’s and some supermarket brand lipsticks.   I do have a couple of … Continue reading

Double Layered Blouse: Elegance Made So Sew Easy

doubled layered blouse

This double-layered blouse is particularly special –it is elegant, easy to make and wear, as well as being both comfortable and versatile. What more could you want from a piece of clothing? It is a truly tried and tested style, with the earliest images and drawings I could find dating … Continue reading

Oversized Pullover Top – Basic Athleisure Wardrobe

oversized pullover top

An Oversized Pullover Top is a basic item in my athleisure wardrobe, and I am very happy to share it with you this weekend. In case you missed it, last week we made the City Joggers Pants that so many of you downloaded last week. I big thank you to … Continue reading

Small Crossbody Wallet – When You Need An Extra Pocket

small crossbody wallet

I’m happy to share this new simple project and free pattern for the Small Crossbody Wallet.  It can be made using fabric, leather or vinyl and is suitable for intermediate sewists or advanced beginners. First, let me share with you the backstory for the design.  I had a disagreeable little … Continue reading

Wine Bag Pattern and Video Tutorial

Wine Bag Pattern. Sew a padded wine or

It’s that time of year when you might be taking a bottle of wine to a party or giving a nice bottle of wine or brandy to a neighbor for Christmas.  But how to wrap it?  This quick-to-sew padded wine bag pattern will protect the precious contents, and keep them … Continue reading

City Joggers Pattern – Starting Your Athletic Leisure Wardrobe

city joggers

This City Jogger Pattern is one of the most comfortable, everyday bottoms that I know of.  They are perfect for just about anything –from being cozy on an overnight flight to just running errands.  They are specially designed and made to be as comfy and relaxing as possible.  Being somewhere … Continue reading