Woman wearing The September Coat sewing pattern from Merchant and Mills on The Fold Line. A duster coat pattern made in dry oilskin, oilskin, mid - heavyweight linens, denim, wool, corduroy, cotton twills or canvas fabric, featuring a relaxed fit, button front closure, breast pocket, midi length, waist pockets and back centre vent.
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Most Popular New Pattern Releases of 2021

January is the time of year for reflection and seeing what has been so we have been nosing at which 2021 indie pattern releases have been the most popular with you all. We were so intrigued to see what made it into the top ten and to remind ourselves of how many fab indie patterns […]

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Top 10 Indie Party Dress Sewing Patterns

Party season is upon us and we feel it is about time to put on a party frock and celebrate the festive season (and we want an excuse to sew something lovely!). If you are thinking of adding a party dress to your handmade wardrobe, we have a few ideas up our voluminous (and on-trend) […]

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Handmade Gift Ideas

Are you planning on sewing handmade gifts this holiday season? There is something rather lovely about making a present for somebody. You have a story behind each piece you’ve sourced to make it and the time you spent stitching away. The lucky recipient gets something that’s completely unique and full of love, care and attention, […]

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Top 10 Pyjama Indie Sewing Patterns

Sewing your own pyjamas may seen like a self indulgent sew but if you wear pjs at night you are in them for over eight hours! Let me tell you there is nothing nice than a handmade pair. They also make wonderful presents for friends and family so if you wanted to get ahead with […]

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Top 10 Coat Indie Sewing Patterns

I think we can all agree that winter is most definitely here and if you haven’t started thinking about sewing a coat yet fear not there is still time. Sewing a coat is actually one of my favourite projects, you can really take your time and they really aren’t as hard as you think they […]

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Top 10 Dungaree Indie Sewing Patterns

Today we are talking dungaree sewing patterns. If you are reading this I’m assuming you are in the camp that loves them as much as I do. As someone who doesn’t wear dresses that much I find these a great alternative. We have rounded up some of the sewing communities favourites so you can find […]

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Maternity Sewing Patterns

If you are pregnant or thinking about what to sew if you were pregnant then we’ve got a fantastic read for you.  The options for maternity sewing patterns are pretty scarce and a lot of them aren’t very inspiring. As a maker it’s been really interesting seeing how you body changes through the process and […]

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The Top 10 Indie Sewing Patterns of 2021

Do you ever wonder which are the most popular indie sewing patterns? We often get which ones you guys love the most.  So we thought we’d share the most popular sewing patterns for 2021. We’d love to know if you’ve made any of these patterns or own a few of them? Maybe some of you […]

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Top indie shirring sewing patterns

  The shirred dress has become a summer staple after appearing on fashion blogger Instagram accounts and then the high street. Over the last couple of years we’ve seen other styles that have had their ‘Insta-moment’ such as the off-the-shoulder dress but we think the shirred dress will be around to stay for summers to […]

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Woman wearing the Ipswich Swimsuit sewing pattern by Cashmerette. A swimsuit pattern made in swimsuit lycra/spandex fabric featuring supportive straps and a low-rise leg.
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10 Summer Swimwear Indie Sewing Patterns to Sew

Sewing your own swimwear seems to be one of those projects that makes many of us quiver at the knees, but this need not be the case. If you’ve made a couple of garments using a stretch fabric like a jersey then you already have most of the skills needed to sew your own swimsuits. […]

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