Imagine you are a pattern maker. You have a great design all worked out. But what sizes should you include in your pattern?
You might start by looking at what other pattern makers are doing. Then you might look at
While I was writing up my list of Independent Sewing Patterns for the Plus-Sized Sewist, one of the things I noticed was how different everyone’s sizing system was. And the larger the pattern sizes available, the more the systems varied from pattern maker to pattern maker.
Having trouble locating a long-arm quilter who works close by? I’ve complied a list of Canadian long-arm quilting services. I’ll be adding as I go, so check back soon.
I haven’t tried them all, so I can’t vouch for them. If you know of any others, or have had a good experience with any, please [...]
Am I plus-sized? I don’t know. It all depends on what plus-size means. But I do know that I love independent pattern companies, and their patterns do not always come in my size.
So I’ve put together a list of sewing patterns companies that make things a bit bigger (plus-size, curvy, full-figured?) and that hopefully [...]
Ok, so it’s not really that big a list – yet! But it has some really great designers.
Here is a list of Canadian pattern designers. If you know of any others, please leave a comment or get in touch.
This list was last updated on June 9, 2014. Designers are [...]
Whether you work at home or in an office, sometimes it’s nice to be able to pick up your laptop and go work in a coffee shop for a change of pace. It’s so much more difficult when you have a sewing machine instead of a laptop.
Here is a list of Canadian sewing (and [...]
Finding Canadian companies that sell fabric online can be tough.
True, you can always shop at one of the US online shops, but it’s just not as easy. Some don’t ship to Canada. Sometimes the shipping prices are outrageous. Even when the shop sends out the fabric the same day, it can be stalled at [...]
Shannon is a Canadian sewing, quilting and stitching blogger living in Montreal. Also mother of four.
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