Hello folks! I love a good pdf sewing pattern, you know this. And so many independent designers are jumping on the pattern bandwagon and publishing some seriously awesome stuff! But the digital sewing world has become disjointed. Thousands of us are blogging, sharing photos on Flickr and pinning the heck out of patterns we have put our own creative spin on. We’re all out there, but we’re not connected beyond platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We need to bring it together.

So, we’d love your help! If you are an avid user of digital sewing patterns from pattern makers like Grainline, Wiksten, Victory and April Rhodes, we’d love your feedback! I mean, we really, really, really want to talk to you.

What’s in it for you? Well, by providing us with your invaluable feedback, we’ll bring you into the proverbial “fold” from the get-go. You’ll get the inside scoop on our idea and become a group of first users to test the heck out of it. That means you can influence the design, functionality, and even the features of the biggest development in the online sewing community yet! Sound interesting? Sign up below.

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  1. If I’m using a pattern for sewing, odds are it’s a pattern I first saw, obsessed over and then purchased online. And my inspiration is probably from a photo I saw on a blog. I sew quilts and, lately, more and more garments. Some for myself, but mostly for friends’ kids and babies.

    For garments, I want to see step-by-step photos of difficult parts of the process. Often, if I’m stuck on something, I can Google the pattern name and part I’m sewing and find that other people have struggled with it too. But often the explanations offered by my fellow sewists don’t help much. I sometimes get tripped up on wording because I edit for a living and over-analyze things, so photos would be amazing.

    I also love seeing ways patterns can be altered. The Oliver+S blog is a great example of this.

    I wish people would be more consistent in tagging photos and using hastags. There are so many amazingly talented people out there doing creative and beautiful things and I often feel so lucky to stumble upon something buried without a description or tag.

    I think there’s so much potential for photos and video tutorials …

    Anyway, that’s my 2 cents.

  2. Thank you Holly for your very valuable feedback! You’re exactly the kind of pattern user we’d like to talk to. I’ll be in touch soon via email!

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