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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 Sew With Fleece

Some fabrics are notorious for being difficult to sew with. Fleece is one of them. Click through for a few tips for sewing with fleece.

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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 Size Up a Sewing Pattern

Got your eye on a vintage pattern but it’s not in your size? Or maybe your me-made was a tad too small but you don’t want to reprint/repurchase the pattern.

Sizing up or down a pattern is super simple; all you need is your original pattern, some tracing paper, a pencil and a ruler.

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How to Get the Most out of your Fabric

Or, how to get three projects out of one duvet cover.

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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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How-to: Blend Between Sizes on Sewing Patterns

So, you’ve measured yourself, looked at the pattern sizing chart, and decided that you’ll need to blend between sizes. But how do you do it?

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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.