Today I want to share a free PDF sewing pattern with you! I used the amazingly soft cuddle fabric and some luxurious satin from Shannon Fabrics to make this free neck warmer pattern for ladies. It would make lovely gifts for example for Mother’s Day, birthdays or Christmas! [Read more…] about Free Neck Warmer Pattern
Welcome to a new review today! I would like to introduce you to the Stitch Box Monthly, a company that offers surprise boxes that contain sewing related things such as fabric, sewing patterns, tools, notions, accessories etc. [Read more…] about Review – Stitch Box Monthly
Do you love knit fabric and care about that it’s free of pesticides? Then this review post will be of interest to you! [Read more…] about Review – Organic Cotton Plus Knit Fabric (plus free pattern coming soon!)
Today we want to show you a tutorial for how to add a hood to any cape (that is reversible or lined). [Read more…] about Free Sewing Pattern Hood Add-On For Capes
Sewing for baby is fun when you can use soft, cuddly fabric! In this post I am sharing a free pattern with you for adorable cuffed baby pants. Sew these for a baby shower gift or for your own little one! One size is included! [Read more…] about Free Baby Pants Sewing Pattern
Congratulations on your decision to start learning how to sew
The easiest project to start learning how to make could be a pillow or even a little girl’s simple skirt. If you have never sewn anything before you want to read the sewing pattern instructions and found out what type of fabric you need plus all the necessary notions for your project.
Thread to match your fabrics color
Anything else listed on the pattern
A basic sewing machine
To begin getting everything set up you want to make yourself familiar with your sewing machine. You will want to find the fabric and material requirements from your patterns so you can purchase the correct amount. To prevent fabric shrinkage, prewash your fabric, especially pure cotton or cotton/mixes. If you do not prewash certain fabrics that you do not know the quality of yet you might end up with less fabric than what your pattern calls for and which is especially bad, with ill fitting clothes because they might shrink in the wash.
Once that is completed you want to prepare your fabric which should be pre-washed and dried and pressed! Find the cutting information from your instructions and double check the size, dimensions etc. before cutting into your fabric. Here is a great tip to keep in mind for all future projects: measure twice, cut once!
If your pattern comes with pattern pieces, place those onto your fabric and pin them in place. Look for a layout instruction page to show you how to lay out your pieces on the fabric. Once you have them pinned you can start to cut out your fabric with your scissors.
Follow the instructions and take your time:
On most sewing patterns you will find contact information such as an email address or website that you can contact to get help, should you get stuck. Your local fabric store is also a great place to get further information or even tips from their trained staff. It is also highly recommended to do a quick internet search on a specific topic for a sewing step. Many sites such as sewing or craft blogs offer great tutorials. Once you have completed your first sewing project you will be amazed by how quick and easy it came together. If it was a piece of clothing for your special little one you will be proud to have made it yourself!
Our Vintage Pinafore PDF sewing pattern is quite the versatile pattern. This “pinny” is great for just about every season and occasion. Our valued pattern reviewer, Michelle from The Crafty Contessa used it to make her adorable daughter a very special dress with.
Whimsy Couture Vintage Pinafore Pattern Review
She used up several scrap pieces of fabric and with a few modifications and additions she created this very unique and overly cute pinafore. I especially like the cute shoulder accents! Besides, I really love the color scheme she used!
No more words needed. Really! 🙂 Now off to check out her blog post with the review! Click H E R E !!
Our Bow Turban Hat Pattern got a review plus an additional tutorial on how to make a fabric tab instead of the bow. This hat is made from all knits, it’s very comfy to wear.
An oversized front bow adds some whimsy! Isn’t this cutie pie darling?
The size range is awesome because you can make this fun hat in sizes 3 months through ladies so mommies can match their babies!
Check out our free tutorial on how to add decorative elastic to pants and shorts! I love decorative lace for all kinds of projects. Recently I added it to some knit leggings to make them a bit more “adorable”. I used Whimsy Couture’s Knit Leggings PDF Sewing Pattern to make the basic version without ruffles. They are easy to sew and go with just about anything. [Read more…] about Add Decorative Elastic To Pants
Reviews help decide whether or not to purchase a specific pattern. We at Whimsy Couture love when our customers review our patterns.
Michelle from The Crafty Contessa reviewed the “Center Insert” peasant top/dress sewing pattern. She made a top for this lovely girl!
Read all about her review H E R E !
Everyone loves a free PDF sewing pattern from Whimsy Couture, right?
A while back Dawn Nicole and I made her adorable Chloe dress into a cut-by-measurement pattern with sizes from 12 months through 12 girls.
You can now download this pattern for free right H E R E !
Don’t forget to browse through our website for more adorable sewing patterns!
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This dress sewing pattern is darling for summer. It features a unique front overlay that only covers the chest area, topped off with a pretty ruffle along the curved overlay hem. The straps are to tie which makes this dress so whimsical and pretty to wear solo or over tees.
Congratulations to our TOP 3 Whimsy Couture USA Cuties!!
Erika won 2nd place with her “Vintage Baby” romper. Pattern available HERE!
Jessica won 3rd place with her “Sweet Baby Doll” dress. Pattern available HERE!
Free Tutorial – How To shorten A Leg Template To Make Shorts
Does your sewing pattern for pants, rompers or overalls not offer a shorts version? Often times patterns with full garment templates would end up to confusing with too many lines if all leg lengths would be included. Even patterns without templates, such as Whimsy Couture’s “single/double/triple ruffle capris/pants”, available HERE, can be made into shorts by using the same measurements given in this free tutorial.
The adorable ruffle apron which is detachable with buttons can be found HERE!
Chances are you have a straight back knot dress pattern which may be too roomy for your child. Knot dresses are most of the time pull-over dresses and need room in the bodice area to get over her head. Too much room will result in not well fitting dresses, especially when not wearing anything underneath in hot seasons.
Today I want to share a real quick tutorial on how to add elastic to the back of a knot dress. There are several ways to do that but this free tutorial shows you this version:
All you need is a 2-4 inch long strip of non-roll elastic, preferably 3/4 – 1 inch wide.