Free Sewing Patterns

Free sewing patterns from all around the world! If you want to use a pattern that’s not in your language, try opening the site in Google Chrome or Google Translate to get a machine translation. And be sure to bookmark the page as new patterns will be added. Women’s clothes Tops Site is available in […]

Trying a free t-shirt pattern: Deer and Doe Plantain

I am looking for the perfect tee pattern! I had always heard good things about the Deer and Doe Plantain. My procrastination gets in the way of quests like these, so I had actually printed this pattern at least 5 years ago but never sewed it up. The nice folks at Deer and Doe have […]

BOOK: Sew Cute Quilts and Gifts | Atsuko Matsuyama

Sew Cute Quilts and Gifts by Atsuko Matsuyama Zakka Workshop Publication Date: November 1, 2019 I have been looking for beginner sewing resources to share with others, and this book has inspired me beyond measure! There are some really cute and creative ideas here, and most don’t require a lot of fabric or special supplies. […]

Free PDF Sewing Pattern: Retro Overnight Bag by The Crafty Kitty, via Birch Organic Fabric

Today I stumbled across this adorable pattern and fabric on the Birch Organic Fabric site, and I just had to share it! The designer is Stephanie of The Crafty Kitty, and the fabric is Serengeti by Jay-Cyn Designs. Click the picture below to download the pattern and instructions!  

Replacing a Coat Lining

I’ve been meaning to write about replacing a coat lining for months–I’m either very late, or very early! J has a now-vintage winter coat from Structure (the former men’s line from Compagnie Internationale Express) that has held up to much abuse over the years. The lining finally gave out though (and was hanging from the […]

Free and affordable resources for sewing formal gowns, bridesmaid and prom dresses

Note: View all our sewing posts here: Bridal gowns, prom and bridesmaid dresses, evening wear– formal clothing can be some of the most expensive items your closet. It can also be hard to find a good fit or a true expression of one’s personal style. Sewing your own dress can be a way to […]

In the Shop: Sewing Patterns

Vintage Sewing Pattern Roundup–Etsy Sale Edition Growing up with a mom who sewed, I developed a love for patterns early in life. Sitting at that little table in the fabric store, flipping through the big books from Vogue and McCall’s, imagining the possibilities, I waited for the sales to scoop up my favorites. I loved […]