Sewing Tip – T-Shirt Dress Tutorial and Free Pattern


Myra at So Sew Easy shares a free adorable t-shirt dress pattern and tutorial. How will you recreate this fabulous look? You may want to save this for later! Myra says ” The t-shirt dress pattern is a part of my attempt to make a summer wardrobe that is both easy to make and easy…

Sewing Tip – DIY Anti-Pickpocket Handbag


Myra at So Sew Easy shares the Anti pickpocket bag: FREE pattern, tutorial, and video sew-along. The anti-pickpocket bag is made of fabric with twisted handles. “This will not only be an attractive addition to your wardrobe but also super functional if you’re traveling or spending time in crowded places. The twisted fabric handles are…

The Latest Thread – Sewing Resources, Design Challenge & Buttons!


This week I received a couple of photos of my sling bag on the beach, I have two sewing items to fix and correct. One is my grandson’s shirt and the other is the laptop bag. I  think last week was a blur, but at least I started the sewing resource page and I’m thinking about the latest Spoonflower design challenge….

The Latest Thread – Shopping, Fashion School, & Textile Designs


Every week this summer has been packed full of fun! I received my collection of presser feet, I’ve been looking into the Fashion School Crash Course, prepared my next textile collection for sale, and looking forward to my grandson’s birthday especially pictures of his little outfit!  So here’s the latest weekly thread… Shopping, Fashion School & Textile Designs (Before we get started  I…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Shopping, Textile Design and Design Challenge


This week I created a laptop bag for myself, found a sewing/quilting expo nearby in September, received my fat quarter designs, became an Instagram sensation and I still need your vote for my latest Spoonflower design challenge with Betabrand! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Sewing Expo, Sewing Textiles, and  Textile Designs The Sewing Expo is coming to Fredericksburg, Virginia!…

The Latest Thread – Etsy Shop,Textile Design and Design Challenge


This week I’ve cleaned up my Etsy shop and gave it a new beautiful look! I entered the Spoonflower design challenge with Betabrand, added some new buttons for the blog and started working on the next PDF pattern. So here’s the latest thread… Textile Design and Challenge The Spoonflower & Betabrand design challenge was to create a classic…

The Latest Thread – PDF Pattern, Sewing, Textile Design and Design Challenge


This week I finished my grandson’s birthday present and focused on creating two new fabric collections. I decided on an idea for the newest Spoonflower design challenge with Betabrand, and ordered some fat quarters on sale!  The biggest relief was the release of the PDF sling bag pattern! So here’s the latest weekly thread… PDF Pattern, Sewing Textiles, and  Textile Designs To all of my blog…

The Latest Thread – PDF Pattern Testing & Pattern Illustrations


This week we’ve been moving through the PDF pattern testing and some of the bags are finished! The pattern illustrations are almost complete and the pattern will be ready for release in another two weeks. I may have a moment or two to enter the Spoonflower design challenge before the deadline too. So here’s the latest thread! PDF Pattern Testing,…

The Santorini Tote Bag PDF Feature


Pattern Pile has selected my Santorini Tote Bag PDF pattern as one of bags to sew for spring! Besides the Indie pattern feature it’s also listed in the top 10 sewing project section too. (Woot-Woot!)  Click on the photo to see this and other amazing sewing projects. You can find the Digital pattern in my Etsy shop. Click on the following photo to get the…

What’s Your Problem With PDF Patterns? Vote in the Poll


PDF patterns are a popular convenience for the sewing enthusiast and the novice! I’ve downloaded a couple of great PDF patterns, but I’ve also heard a couple of horror stories too.  I’ve listed some of those problems in the PDF pattern poll below to understand your concerns.  If you’ve only had good experiences please let me know that as well in…

PDF Pattern Making


Have you ever tried to draft a pattern? What about altering an existing pattern and found that you’ve done something wrong?  Have you tried to create a PDF pattern or E-Pattern? Many of you know that I started the PDF pattern making process a couple of years ago and only one PDF pattern was born. I found that It was difficult to learn Adobe Illustrator,…