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Getting Started

If you are new to sewing, here are a few interesting links to help you get started. I also have a blog where I write about sewing, pattern making, fashion design and running a small business.




Looking to buy a sewing machine?

In this post I share some important considerations that you should weigh before purchasing a sewing machine that is the “right fit” for your individual sewing needs


HOW TO CHOOSE THE "RIGHT" SEWING MACHINE






How to Cut and Assemble a PDF Sewing Pattern

There are many benefits to buying and downloading a digital, or PDF sewing pattern. Instant gratification is one, and also storage. If you buy a lot of patterns, you will have to put them somewhere! The ability to endlessly print instead of tracing off a pattern or even worse- mistakingly cutting out the wrong size on a tissue pattern that you will have to repurchase and start over, whereas with a digital pattern, you can just re-print specific pages.

HOW TO CUT AND ASSEMBLE A PDF SEWING PATTERN



Perhaps you are ready to step up your sewing skills and try making a leather bag?

Welcome to my newest pattern, The Poppy Convertible Tote. Poppy is at once classic and modern. A beautiful leather tote that easily cinches to a classic shoulder bag. Featuring comfortable cotton webbing straps, an interior pocket plus hardware that functions as both clasp and optional cross-body strap holder.

THE POPPY CONVERTIBLE TOTE