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  • How to Sew a Mock Coverstich Neckband

    I learned long ago while sewing baby clothes, there are tricks to making knits easier. For example: steam, press, then put a ham on top to let it cool in place works wonders.
  • How to Sew a Placket

    Plackets, welts, double welts, single welts, and facings all basically work on the same premise. They're a bit scary at first and often pattern markings do not help with the anxiety. Pattern markings often make it look like you're doing some blind sewing on markings you then cover, hope you hit them, then cut a hole in your good fabric...riiiight. 
  • 2020 Donations Are In!

    We may be small, but we are mighty! We donated $50 each to Project Q and FolkTime for 2020. Thank you for helping to make this happen
  • Make Your Own: House Cleaning Wipes

    I developed this recipe in January 2018 to test in time for that year's Me-Made-May and haven't had to make a change since. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
  • Make Your Own: Economical vs. Frugal

    Nothing like a pandemic and quarantine to make it more vital than ever to reduce reliance on disposable products, amirite?
  • Capsule Wardrobe Fall - Winter 2019

    A little over year ago, I set some intentions. I wanted to both refocus my personal style at the life stage I'm at as well as share my drafting with others.
  • Winter Hats, Migrating Sewing Blog, Merging Accounts

    Hey! How's it going? I'm going to move my sewing/blogging over here from now on, cool? For one, it's just too much to manage multiple accounts, and two - I LOVE our indie sewing community and make no secret of sewing other patterns.
  • Ione Hack Pack is Here!

    When you're done, you'll be able to say, "Thanks, I designed it AND it has pockets!"
  • Tester Round Up #1

    Pattern development is dependent on community. Without help and feedback from you, the incredibly generous and kind sewing community, patterns can'...
  • 50% off A0 Printing at Patternsy!

    use the same code: IONE2019 at the Patternsy site for 50% off!
  • Launch Day!

    Thank you so much for coming to Launch Day of Workhorse Patterns!