In the Spirit of “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” –FREE Pattern for Everyone!


Hi Everyone, in the spirit of “no good deed goes unpunished”, I want to make this super popular pattern free to everyone for the next week.

Sometimes I'm tempted to believe that rather cynical phrase “no good deed goes unpunished”, but in the end, I get far more motivation and inspiration from our many, many supporters than I do from the occasional detractor.

We recently launched a new platform called Ko-Fi that would allow our supporters to make small, one-off, or even on-going donations to help out our site.  These funds allow us to continue to produce free sewing patterns and other sewing related content on a weekly basis.

Introducing Ko-Fi (pronounced like “coffee”) –a Great Way to Support Our Site

The response has been overwhelming with many, many readers contributing support.  Frankly, I've been stunned, so naturally, I wanted to do something in return.

To thank all these lovely readers, I offered one of our most popular paid patterns, the Ultimate Wallet Pattern which sells normally for $6.95, to supporters for at no cost.

The intent was not to sell the pattern but to thank readers for supporting us and to encourage new readers to do so if they felt it appropriate and they could afford it.

As seems to often be the situation, however, you can't make all the people happy all the time.  While many were very gracious and appreciative, there were some readers who complained that the pattern wasn't free to everyone or that it was a quid pro quo to sell the pattern in exchange for the support so it wasn't free —which was simply not the case.

To the readers who chose to support us over on Ko-Fi and especially those who were generous enough to make on-going contributions, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You're awesome!   It is your support, kind messages, and your on-going passion for the art and craft of sewing are what motivates me and gets me up in the morning and keeps me working late at night.

Please follow the link below (just under the large, red arrow) to directly download the PDF pattern.

Happy Sewing, Mayra


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If you want to help us continue to bring you a wide selection of free sewing patterns, projects, and sewing-related articles, please consider buying us a coffee to keep us going.  We'd really, really appreciate it.

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71 Responses to In the Spirit of “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” –FREE Pattern for Everyone!

  1. Mary Reigel says:

    The “FREE” link takes you to the link to purchase the pattern for $6.95…???

    • Mayra Cecilia says:

      Hi Mary, this has already passed, check your email for this type of deals, normally they only last 24 hours then it goes back to the original price.

  2. Debbie Croal says:

    I think you can’t make everyone happy, PERIOD. I can’t tell you how many times I have put in my email to get the same exact try for a drawing and yes you can get the free pattern download. But I don’t believe I’m ever going to make that bag. I like it but I don’t want to sew a bag. You have a fun site , great give aways and I would like to make one of your patterns of the zipper pouch you made the video tutorials for last year. I’m going to try it when I have more skill. I enjoy your upbeat nature. And beyond that people just LOVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. Take care, God Bless Debbie Croal

  3. Tina Giaramita says:

    Thank you for sharing this pattern for free!
    It’s got everything I’ve been looking for in an ‘ultimate’ wallet, and I can’t wait to get started on this project!
    I hope one day I can be as accomplished a sewist as you both are!
    Thank you for all your hard work and creativity – it inspires me!

  4. KittyAnn Hudson (KittyAnn) says:

    Hello! Thank you for the pattern and all the others through the years! Plus the links to articles and the ‘how tos’ as well. Just bought you a Ko-Fi, cheers!

  5. Claire says:

    Merci de permettre aux passionnées de couture de piocher dans vos idées et réalisations. Beaucoup de temps et de travail de votre part, certaines l’oublient sans doute !

  6. Melisa says:

    Thank you for your generosity. Don’t let those people who think they should always get something for nothing bother you. It is common practice to offer freebies to supporters as incentive and thanks and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s your pattern and your hard work and you can choose who to give it to, even if that is only people who’s name start with J, only supporters, or no one at all. Don’t let those people bully you into anything.

  7. Alene Pulliza says:

    Thank you! It is perfect!

  8. Nancy Lovell says:

    Thank you so much for your hard work and generosity in your patterns. It is much appreciated. Nancy from TX

  9. sheri47 says:

    Thank you , I am in need of a new wallet and this is perfect–

  10. Susan says:

    Thank you for this pattern.

  11. Cecilia Huether says:

    Thank you very much for this pattern.

  12. Gingi says:

    Thank you so much! Your work is a blessing to many!

  13. pat says:

    You have been doing so much for everyone. It’s sad that receive critical and crabby comments from anyone. Please don’t let that bother you, although that can be a challenge. There are so many of us who appreciate your efforts!

  14. Judy Russwurm says:

    Thank you for supplying this free pattern – it is really appreciated.

  15. Joy F says:

    Thank you for the free pattern. I’m sorry you had to endure those ungrateful messages. Why do some people think you should work for free? I bet they wouldn’t apply the same principle to themselves.

  16. Roxanne LaChance says:

    Thank you for this pattern and so many others. You have a heart of gold and everyone should appreciate all that you have given us for free. It is your livelihood and charging for patterns is how your business thrives, however you do it. No one should question that. It was so nice of you to reward your paying clients. They are supporting your business and helping you stay afloat. Maybe you are too kind as it seems people expect free all the time because of it. I was sad you caved in to those who complained. We should all donate for this great pattern to show our appreciation for all you do. A cup of coffee, bacon and eggs, pancakes or whatever. You deserve it. These are trying times and you need our support. Thanks for everything. You are the best.

  17. Susan Q says:

    Thank you for your most generous Mother’s Day gift. It is much appreciated. I hope to make this wallet soon. I have really enjoyed your site over the last few years, since I found you and hope you are able to continue to share your patterns for many more years to come. God Bless you and keep you safe

  18. jennifer winters says:

    thank you very much for pattern .can’t wait to make one!

  19. Jeanne Knudsen says:

    well, it appears that there are more positive comments than there are negative ones so that’s a true blessing. Hope you had a nice mothers day, sounds like you did. Thanks for the free patterns, its an awesome website.
    thanks again,

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