Indie Pattern Designers

Looking for a different pattern than one from ‘the Big Four’? Here’s a good list of smaller pattern designers.

Here’s part of the list:

  • Colette – There’s little that I could say about Colette that hasn’t already been said – vintage inspired designs with excellent community support.
  • Sewaholic – From Vancouver, Tasia designs for pear shaped women but these classic patterns would look good on many shapes and sizes.
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Favorite place

Check out this wonderful music video by the band Black Books. The video explores the world of sewing. “The aim was to create an energetic, fun and at the same time warm and intimate music video to illustrate the track. Cloth is very symbolic, warm, personal, and of course colorful, so, I chose to explore the world of sewing and play with material and tools.”… Read the rest

Thrift to Gift – inspiration

Looking for inspiration for this year’s Holiday Luncheon Gift Exchange?

Check out below links for re-purpose, re-cycle, re-do or re-new inspiration!

Savvysugar.com – 94 Upcycling Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind. Not all of them use fabric, but they’re great for inspiration.

My Recycled Bags.com – Bags, totes and purses crocheted using recycled products, like plastic grocery bags, VHS tape, cassette tape, and re-claimed fabric.… Read the rest