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Delicate and Drapey: 13 Beautiful Sewing Patterns for Bamboo Jersey

Posted by Nicola Stachurski on

Delicate and Drapey: 13 Beautiful Sewing Patterns for Bamboo Jersey

  It's such a good time to be a home sewer - there are so many fantastic, creative patterns and fabulous fabrics online. However, it can be hard to squeeze in some sewing "me time" amongst the responsibilities in our busy lives. So, instead of spending your precious spare time searching for sewing patterns, here are a collection of beautiful designs perfect for bamboo jersey, to help you get straight to your next exciting sewing project. Hi, my name’s Nicola and I studied Garment Construction and spent my twenties in the fashion industry. Although I’ve moved to a different career, sewing remains one...

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15 Sewing Pattern For Your Kids (and a few for mum too!)

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

15 Sewing Pattern For Your Kids (and a few for mum too!)

Do you love sewing for kids? Today I'm sharing some of my favourite sewing patterns for kids clothing, for both boys and girls. Fortunately, many of these patterns come in adult sizes too! I've tried to pull together a list of well known and lesser known patterns, so hopefully, you'll discover something new here. All patterns listed are by independent pattern designers, by mums who have turned their passion for handmade fashion into designing sewing patterns for modern clothes. Enjoy!   Tops/ T-shirts: 1. Waterfall Raglan This wonderful pattern by Chalk and Notch will not only help you sew beautiful tops for girls,...

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Make This Simple Stylish Top With A FREE Sewing Pattern

Posted by Nicola Stachurski on

Make This Simple Stylish Top With A FREE Sewing Pattern

free ruffle top sewing pattern made in crepe fabric

Here is a fabulous free pattern to make up using either MaaiDesign's Rayon and Viscose, or the French Terry.

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The Year of the Sleeve

Posted by Kate Brookes on

The Year of the Sleeve

Hello, I'm Kate of Sewing with Kate and today I am guest blogging here for MaaiDesign.  Did you know, this year has been deemed, 'The Year of the Sleeve’?  There has been some amazingly inspirational pieces on Instagram this year, especially in our sewing community.  The Year of the Sleeve was initially instigated by Ryliss Bod of the Sewing and Design School in Washington. She started collecting and posting some sleeve designs earlier this year. Here are some of my favourites, all massively OTT and wonderful. With sleeve inspiration in abundance, I thought this could be a good opportunity to show how to...

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10 Dresses To Sew This Summer

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

10 Dresses To Sew This Summer

There is no shortage of sewing patterns for dresses, the abundance of choice can be a bit overwhelming. So I thought I would share my 10 favourite sewing patterns to sew a fabulous dress this summer. Some I have already made, the others are all on my to sew list. What all these patterns have in common is that they were designed by independent designers, women who turned their passion for sewing into creating unique sewing patterns so we all get to sew wonderful handmade clothes that fit. All these designs got a lot of attention in the online sewing...

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