Posted by Helen | 22/07/2019 | Pattern News

Join us in celebrating our three year anniversary! We are so grateful that we can make patterns and spread the joy of sewing for a living, and we couldn't do it without you! As thanks for your support, all patterns are on sale this week for 20% off, no code required! Sale ends on July 29th at midnight PST! Shop the Sale Thank you so much for following along with us! We can't wait to bring you more patterns and sewing inspiration in our fourth year! Helen Shop the Sale

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Costa Tote Free Tote Bag Sewing Pattern
Posted by Chloe | 18/07/2019 | Costa Tote, Pattern News

We are thrilled to introduce our newest pattern, the Costa Tote! Costa is a modern, streamlined, everyday tote bag. Designed to accompany you everywhere, Costa will surely be your new favorite tote. Best of all, the Costa Tote is FREE when you sign up for our newsletter! If you are already signed up, no worries! You can sign up again and receive the tote. We promise you will not receive all our newsletters twice. The Costa Tote is perfect for everyday errands and shopping. It includes a lining, making it fully reversible! View A features an asymmetrical pocket design with...

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Posted by Chloe | 17/07/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! We're getting ready for something exciting this week- we can't wait to share the details with you tomorrow! News (clockwise from top left) Threadbear Patterns released the Frisco Jumpsuit & Top. Sew Over It released the Bonnie Blouse & Dress.  Orange Lingerie released the Devonshire Bra.  We also want to mention a couple of patterns that we missed this summer, and a new-to-us pattern company that we want to highlight: Untitled Thoughts re-released the Olive Jumpsuit, and it now goes up to size 30! Bobbinhood released the Bobbinhood Suit.  Our Lady of Leisure makes such cool and sleek...

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Linen Donovan Skirt Sewalong
Posted by Helen | 16/07/2019 | Donovan Sewalong, Donovan Skirt, My Makes

Who doesn't want to wear linen in the summertime? This Donovan Skirt in washed linen from Blackbird Fabrics is such a lovely summer piece and will surely get loads of wear for years to come. Chloe is modeling this Donovan paired with a simple knit tee. Donovan also looks great with a tank or bodysuit, a cropped top (like Ashton), or a tucked in blouse! We wrapped up our Donovan sewalong last week, so you can follow along and make your own Donovan Skirt! The Donovan Skirt can be made at any length and has side slits for longer versions....

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Posted by Chloe | 10/07/2019 | Wednesday Weekly

Happy Wednesday, makers! This week, we are wrapping up our Donovan Sewalong, and getting excited about our next projects! News (clockwise from top left) Seamwork released the Clarke Top and Miller Shorts.  Tessuti released the Verona Jacket.  Forget-Me-Not Patterns released the Clementine Knit Dress and Top. Emerald Erin released the Black Beauty Bra. Primrose Dawn released the Hellebore Hi-Cut Panty.  Community #HaveLegsWillWearShorts is underway! Maker Mountain Fabrics started this challenge to encourage us all to be comfortable and wear shorts this summer. This challenge is all about promoting confidence, body positivity, and self acceptance through sewing and wearing shorts during...

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Posted by Chloe | 10/07/2019 | Donovan Sewalong, Donovan Skirt

We have reached the final part of our Donovan sewalong! Today, we will be assembling and inserting the drawstring/waist tie. The drawstring is such a cute detail, and it adds a little extra adjustability to your waistband. You can make your own drawstring, as we have, or you can use store bought cord or ribbon. With the right sides together, connect the four waist tie pieces and pin the short ends in place. Why is the waist tie in four pieces? This pattern has an extra long tie that would be difficult to cut straight and also use up more...

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