FREE Sewing Patterns and Tutorials

Gathered skirt

Gathered skirt

Let’s talk a bit about FREE Sewing Patterns and Tutorials this week. Almost every week I roll out a FREE sewing pattern and/or tutorial for something I’ve made. I make a LOT of stuff. None of the things I make are difficult. I can do more complex sewing. Would never tackle tailoring, but I can follow a moderately complex sewing pattern. However, I don’t see the point. I’m impatient and if I want something, I want it now. Also difficult patterns are – well – difficult. Why complicate life?

Origami Dress

Origami Dress

By making my own things I know for sure they were not made in a sweat shop. It bothers me when I hear about hardships other people endure so I can shop at bargain prices. I can make a difference. And I choose to.

Another reason I sew and craft is to upcycle or recycle as much as possible. Have turned old sheets into a – duvet cover, an electric cord into a – bracelet, old curtains in a – jacket – and an old table cloth into a – kaftan. It is so satisfying giving something old a new lease on life.

Tee Top

Tee Top

By making your own clothes an accessories you have complete creative control of how you dress. You can make exactly what you want, in a colour you love, to fit your body and life-style. I love all shades of green. When blue or pink are in fashion – it’s not a problem. I can still make what I love – in green. If something gorgeous is trending, I don’t have to wait for it to finally appear in the shops. I can make it in a couple of hours and be bang on trend. And if fussy frills or ghastly prints happen to be the fashion of the moment I can choose shapes or prints to suit my tastes. And so can you with my FREE Sewing Patterns and Tutorials.

Tapestry Kimono Jacket

Tapestry Kimono Jacket

The final reason I sew is because I love it. My other half has made a fold-down table for our office for sutting patterns and fabric. I put on a podcasts or some music and set about making something I know I will love. This blog is not about me. People often ask where I bought something and I often say “I made it.”

In this blog I show how. I’m not going to pose in a million photos because I have no desire to do that. It would feel wrong. My aim with this blog is to hopefully convert a few people to make their own using one of the FREE Sewing Patterns and Tutorials available. And hopefully by doing so make the world a slightly better place.

Have great week.

Greenie.

 

 

 

 

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