Sewing Tip- How to Design a Sewing Pattern


Here are some great tips on how to design a sewing pattern!  So Sew Easy shares how she develops a pattern from the early stages of the idea through to pattern development, testing, and the production of the samples.  “When I look at it like this,  including the time taken and all of the materials used in the process, it’s a…

Not your Ordinary Journal!


This journal emerged from disaster! On Monday, my craft room was in a State of Emergency!  Lucky for me there was also a State of Emergency on the roads too!  Snow and Ice didn’t deter me from organizing my craft room! I’ve organized this room before, but it always turned into a disaster room after every…

A Frugal Pattern Making Pursuit


If you love to copy sewing patterns, or if you make your own sewing patterns here’s a cost saving tip for you! Trace your pattern onto a paper drop cloth, which can be found at your local hardware store in the paint section. This recycled paper roll is 140-ft x 2.33 ft., and cost between $5-$10.  If you…

Are All PDF Patterns Created The Same?


I am working on my second PDF Pattern, and I can now say that not all PDF patterns are created equally.  Some are in need of more detail, some need more graphics.  Creating a template can be helpful, but there are always adjustments that need to be made.   And who would notice the difference  right?   Well Everyone…

E-Patterns Hit or Miss?


It’s my favorite time of the week, Hit or Miss time?  As most of you know creating an E-Pattern has taken over my life.  I’ve spent several weeks trying to figure out the Adobe (InDesign) program, and then I gave Adobe Illustrator a try.  As I watched the videos and discovered all of the great things that…

E-Patterns


E-Patterns or electronic patterns have been on my mind for a while now.  If you’ve noticed I’ve been a little distant lately, it’s because  I’ve been researching digital patterns, and learning Adobe’s ID (In Design program).  Not sure if this is the best program to create digital patterns, but I’m making a good effort to learn how…