Articles in Free Stuff

  • Free Pattern Hack

    Draft cowl pockets to compliment Zinnia’s full silhouette

  • Giveaway Winner!

    Thank you all for taking the time to comment with your cutting tricks! From the silly to the serious, we loved every last suggestion. And the winner is… Congratulations Virginia! I am allergic to cats, but I have been informed by my coworkers that they make excellent sewing helpers!

  • Free pattern hack: The Oslo Sweater Coat

    You probably wouldn’t be surprised to find out that Oslo is an office favorite. I mean really, what’s not to love? A cardigan the looks stylish but feels like the coziest robe, it is hard to improve on. But Sarai, being the clever lady that she is, came up with this hack almost by accident …

  • Free Pattern Hack: The Florence Slip

    When I lived in L.A. I had a drawer full of vintage slips and nighties. These were all items I had picked up from thrift store over the years. These items were exclusively from the 1950’s onward. This meant that while they were pretty, they were synthetic. When I made the move from Los Angeles …

  • Free Pattern Hack: Shaped Hem Mabel

    I love a good chameleon garment. Take your favorite pair of jeans for instance, no matter your mood, you rarely feel out of place wearing them. Mabel is one of those pieces. Made up in a grey french terry and worn with your favorite t-shirt it is perfect for a lazy Sunday, or worn with …

  • Win a Seamwork Subscription

    Every month we look forward to seeing all the beautiful and unique creations made with Seamwork patterns. You all blow us away with your amazing creations! It is inspiring to see people carve time out of their busy and demanding schedules to support our magazine. That is what is so great about the patterns featured …

  • Free Pattern Hack: The Peony with a Shoulder Yoke

    The Peony Dress is one of those styles I never seem to tire of. I adore the figure flattering simplicity of a fitted bodice and a flared skirt. If you look through my closet you will find a fair amount of my wardrobe consists of this style silhouette. For this exact reason I am constantly …

  • Free pattern hack: Violet sans facing

    I don’t know about you, but I’m not always crazy about facings. Sure, they’re easy to sew, and there are certainly times where a facing is the best option for finishing a neckline. There are even times when it’s really the only option. But with a little more work, you can often change out facings …

  • Sign up for your free copy of The Colette Guide…

    Well folks, Sept-HEM-ber has officially drawn to a close. I’d like to thanks Devon for her wonderful contributions all month long. Aren’t her tutorials great? We hope to have her back again very soon. I thought I’d share a few pages of The Colette Guide to Sewing Hems, the book I put together from all …


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