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Sewing Patterns for Teens and Tweens

Are you trying to start your sewing journey and are finding that you struggle to find patterns that are designed for teenagers that you would actually want to make yourself? Maybe you’ve had some encouragement to get stitching and have somebody who wants to help you get going, but you want to choose the styles […]

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Woman wearing the Hallon Dress sewing pattern from Paradise Patterns on The Fold Line. A sundress pattern made in silk crepe, charmeuse, rayon twill, challis, tencel, cotton or linen fabrics, featuring a very relaxed fit, ruffled hem, very low back with gathers, sleeveless, maxi length high low hem, bust darts and boat front neckline.
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Top 10 Indie Sundress Sewing Patterns

Who’s ready for summer? Not me! I always find myself rummaging through my clothes when the temperatures soar, confused that I don’t have what I need to battle the heat…noooooo! So this year I identified what is missing from my handmade summer wardrobe and began my search for the perfect sundress pattern. As I’ve already […]

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Top 10 Summer Skirt Indie Sewing Patterns

A fuss-free wardrobe needs to have a selection of carefree, comfortable pieces that you can just throw on with minimal effort and planning. This is especially true when the weather hots up and in the UK, you have to snatch the chance to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts! One of my go-to garments in the […]

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Speedy Summer Sewing Projects

When the weather is at its best, we tend to spend less time at our machines and more in the great outdoors. But we usually still have a sewing itch to scratch! I often find that summer presents sewing gaps in my wardrobe that need filling with something that can be whipped up in an […]

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Top 10 Indie Summer Wrap Dress Sewing Patterns

How can a style be both timeless and on-trend? It’s something the humble wrap dress does with ease… it never fails to look fresh and classic all at once! We LOVE a wrap dress and there are some wonderful indie patterns that are ideal for making and wearing right now. Here are our favourite wrap dress patterns […]

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Top 10 Indie Occasionwear Sewing Patterns

If you’ve had an invite for a special do, I know the first thought that runs through your head… “What shall I sew?”. It is a popular topic in our lovely Facebook group and a list we’ve had requests for many times, so here we are! If you have had an invite to a wedding, […]

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Top 10 Indie Activewear Sewing Patterns

April is Move More Month in the UK – a month-long focus on inspiring activity beyond exercise, teaching the human necessity of movement and sharing tools and resources to support individuals, businesses and schools in this quest. We don’t need much of an excuse to sew, but feeling comfortable while exercising is a great one […]

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Children wearing the Child/Teen Little Hannah Dress sewing pattern from By Hand London. A dress pattern made in cottons, linens, silks or viscose, featuring a scoop wrap neckline, gathered skirt, short or long sleeves and no zipper.
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Sewing Patterns for Matching with your Mini Me

Twinning is winning! If you love to sew your own clothes and have kids, you might be tempted to make matching outfits for you and your mini-me! We have hunted down a fabulous selection of women’s indie sewing patterns that have co-ordinating mini patterns for makers who love to match! It’s such a fun way […]

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Woman wearing the Pietra Pants sewing pattern by Closet Core Patterns. A trouser pattern made in linen, chambray, lightweight denim or twill fabric featuring a flat front, high waist with elastic at the back and slanted hip pockets.
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Top 10 Indie Easy Trouser Sewing Patterns

If you’ve been steering clear of sewing trousers because you are worried they are too tricky, we’re about to show you some options that are easy to sew. You heard me, easy. Trousers can be one of the most frustrating garments to buy. It’s like the goldilocks of shopping. You’ll try a pair on that […]

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Top 10 Indie Patterns to Start Sewing Lingerie

Have you ever thought about sewing your own lingerie? If you want to give this garment a go but are nervous about sewing something so delicate, we have pulled together a selection of approachable lingerie sewing patterns that are ideal for getting you started. Knickers are a great scrap buster and speedy sew once you […]

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