It’s time to meet another of Patterns to Print’s talented designers! Sarah Vanderburgh creates quilt block inspired projects and lives in Canada. How often do you sew? I try to sew everyday! And I try not to be too hard on myself when I don’t 🙂 I usually get to my quilting space by 8… Continue reading Meet Sew Joy Creations!
I’ve moved to Calgary, Canada from Leicestershire, UK about a week ago and so as you can imagine not much sewing has happened, and not much is planned either as my fabric is on the slow boat over! So in lieu of a tutorial, I’ve collected a bunch of them already out there on the… Continue reading Tutorials to make Quilting Easier!
Happy New Year! It’s New Year’s Day, and a lot of us like to make resolutions for the year forward. Maybe yours are traditional, like exercising more, going on a diet or stopping smoking, or maybe you’re thinking of making a sewing resolution? If you are planning on conquering a technique, you may find a… Continue reading Resolutions….
First in a new series of posts on the designers here at Patterns to Print, please welcome Jane Poh from Projects by Jane, and Singapore! How often do you sew? When I work on my bag patterns, I sew every day. Otherwise I could go for weeks without touching my sewing machine. What do you… Continue reading Meet Projects by Jane
It’s the final day! Today we deal with the back and the waistband and the hemming. I discovered during this stage that I was best cutting the waistband to a size 6 despite measuring for a 12. Go for the hip measurements people! It’s fine though, I just chopped it down. The first thing we… Continue reading The Alder Skirt Walkthrough – Day Three
A day later than I would have liked, but here is the second day (of three) of the Alder skirt pattern walkthrough. Today we will be assembling the front of the skirt so it will look like this: I neglected to mention in my last post that there are pattern pieces A or P for… Continue reading The Alder Skirt Walkthrough – Day Two
Fit is very important, and this is what we are going to talk about today for your Alder skirt, but this may work for other skirts you’re planning on sewing too, so I hope you find this useful. Measure yourself – you need to do waist and hips and importantly, you need to be honest. Your… Continue reading Welcome to the Alder Skirt Walkthrough – Day One
This week will be the start of the next series of sew along posts for the Alder Skirt. I’m actually not going to have a sewing machine in a fortnight as I’m packing up a small amount of possessions and moving abroad! The Alder skirt though is a quick and easy dressmaking project, so I’m pretty… Continue reading Preparing for the Alder Skirt walkthrough
The final day of the walkthrough is here! If you missed the previous posts, click the following: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 This time we will be assembling the three parts. Here we go. If you are using a directional print, the seamline in the middle makes it even easier to line up your… Continue reading The Necessary Clutch Wallet – A Mini-series – Part 4 – with a prize!
Do you prefer sewist or sewer? Or maybe just fabric crafter? I usually choose quilter, but that no longer really defines what I do since I like to make clothes and bags too, I guess I’m a sewer. Regardless of the title you choose, here are some gift ideas for the sort of thing you… Continue reading Christmas gifts for sewing enthusiasts