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The Best Free Sewing Patterns 2021

Here’s your 2021 roundup of the best free sewing patterns from top sewing patterns companies around the world. Links are direct to the original patterns for ease of use.

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Plus Size Sewing Pattern Companies

Many plus size people turn to sewing thinking that it will be more inclusive than ready to wear fashion. Sadly this isn’t the case – so many sewing pattern brands only cater to thin/standard sized sewists.

Here’s a round up of all of the plus sized/inclusve sewing pattern companies that I’ve found along my sewing journey.

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How to Organise Sewing Patterns, Fabric and Projects

So, you’ve firmly fallen down the sewing rabbit hole, you’ve got tonnes of patterns, notions, fabric, and you’ve probably got loads of project ideas floating around your head 24/7. But how to you organise it all?

Answer: digitally, with Trello.

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Do I Need to do a Full or Small Bust Adjustment?

Do you really need to do a Full or Small Bust Adjustment? Or do you simply need to grade out/in at the bust? Click through to find out.

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Top Sewing Patterns for Autumn/Winter 2020

Browsing through Instagram, you get the feeling that sewing is somewhat of a summer sport. Everyone loves, and relishes in making summer dresses, cute tops and flowy skirts.

But now we’re entering Autumn, I thought it was about time I do some research on Autumn/Winter appropriate sewing patterns. Click through for some of my favourites and my own A/W 2020 sewing plans.

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How to Finish Seams without an Overlocker

We all want to achieve a professional look on our me-made garments, but not all of us can afford to buy an overlocker/serger.

Luckily, I’ve found a fantastic resource with over 10 ways to finish seams without an overlocker.

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What to do With Fabric Offcuts, Scraps and Remnants

If you’ve made a few (or many) garments before, chances are you’ll have a bag, box or bin full of scraps and offcuts that are too small to make another garment.

Or, perhaps, you only bought a metre of fabric, a bolt end or a remnant, and now you’re stuck for ideas?

Read on for patterns and tutorials for small fabric requirements.

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A Beginners Guide to UK Online Fabric Shops

A question I see a lot in Facebook groups and other sewing communities is where to buy fabric online.

Take a look at some on my favourite online UK fabric shops, with something to suit all budgets.

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How-to: Sew on a Budget

It’s no secret that sewing as a hobby can become incredibly expensive very quickly.

Take a look at a few steps you can take to reduce costs, and learn to sew cheaply on a budget without sacrificing quality.

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100+ Plus Size Sewing Patterns

From my journey into dressmaking, I’ve noticed that there aren’t many inclusive pattern companies around.

I sit on the border of ‘regular’ sizing and plus sizing at a UK16-18, and am often left disappointed when pattern companies don’t offer larger sizes.

But, thankfully, there are a few great companies around that offer plus size patterns, and some that offer patterns designed specifically for plus sized women.

Click through for a few of my favourites. I can’t wait to give these a go!