Join the McCall Pattern Company Facebook Group

McCall Pattern Company Facebook Group

We just launched the McCall Pattern Company Facebook Group, and we’d love for you to join us. This is the place to share and post about your makes with our patterns, and to meet like-minded sewing friends from the United States and the rest of the world. It’s a nice place to hang out!

The impetus for creating this group was seeing the success of the Shirtdress Sew-Along Group on Facebook, which now has over 700 members. We then decided to create this broad group, with the idea that we would have sub-groups for specific things like sew-alongs. For now we are limiting content to current, women’s patterns.

Come join us! McCall Pattern Company Facebook Group If you have suggestions for other ways you’d like to see us use social media to engage with our consumers, please leave a comment here. We’re always eager to talk to home sewers. Thanks!

  1. I love it! I’ve already posted the dress I made with Butterick B6318, and received great encouragement from the other ladies.

    1. Well no wonder! Those dresses are AMAZING!

    2. I am looking for a pattern #5148 size 44-46? I need to get the directions for it. Please let me know. Thank you

  2. Not everyone is on Facebook (including me). Perhaps we can be included in another way?

    1. Hi Moe. We wish there was a one-size-fits-all solution for this. For better or worse, Facebook Groups are the currently the fastest and easiest way for us to establish a community. (We tried Flickr groups for some past sew-alongs we hosted but those never really took off.) We remain open to finding ways to be all-inclusive, though, so stay tuned. In the meantime, are you on Instagram? We love to connect with our consumers there and appreciate when they tag us to show us their makes.

      1. How about a blog email list? A lot of other blogs do that.

  3. same here. I was part of it back when it first launched (when it was only offered to the first 3 schools), but got turned off to it quickly. I do work professionally with it – but have removed myself from it for almost 10 years now. I will never have a personal FB account, and I hope you will have non-FB options.

    1. Hi Mag. We hear you. Please see our response to Moe on this as it applies to you too. Thanks!

  4. Thanks, what a great opportunity to connect with like minded people and share projects,ideas and inspiration.

  5. Yay! I’m not a Pinterest fan but THIS I can get with! :heading over:

  6. I am not on Facebook nor on Instagram. I opened a Facebook account a long time ago and closed it when I heard that Facebook was sending members personal information out to marketing companies without members permission. And now they track your every move. I am more open to Instagram but haven’t opened an Instagram account because I feel like I don’t have time to keep up with all of these platforms. I barely have time to keep up with my blog! I will keep an eye out for any non-FB options…thanks!

  7. Fantastic – I love interactive social media. And it is a great way for you to get product feedback and to develop relationships with customers. We love that! Well, I do, at least

  8. Yes! Happy to join this group and looking forward to sharing my “makes”. Thank you!

  9. Love to join, looking for inspiration!

  10. This is a great idea, Meg. I’m in! I dabbled in FB for the past few years but only in the past 6 months or so have I discovered the incredible sewing community that exists on FB. There are pages for EVERYTHING sewing from specific patterns to designers to opinion pages (scary sometimes) to pages where you can buy other people’s stash and the latest and greatest bag hardware. I could go on… but suffice to say, I am really enjoying the sewing world on FB. It is and never will be the depth of blogs nor will it have the visual impact of Instagram but it is another way to connect with fellow enthusiasts. All of these options take time and to follow them all takes time from sewing, for me anyway. But I think a choice can be made to follow what works and inspires each individual sewist out there. It’s a personal decision. I’ve found the FB experience a very positive one when it comes to sewing and am glad McCall’s is taking this step.

  11. Ohhh, this is exciting! I’m part of the facebook group for a few other pattern companies and love the interaction that takes place!!!! In fact, those pages tend to be the absolute friendliest in all of facebook…at least as far as my experience goes!

  12. I just love all your patterns, However they are not sized in real woman’s measurements and have not been for a long time. A person that wears a size 22 does not have a waist that is 37 inches it is not realistic causing tremendous alterations to your patterns or the finished product not fitting in the waist. this needs to be changed. You are not the only one who does it all pattern makers do it and it causes many people to give up sewing because with the beginners they dont know how to alter the patterns to make the waist larger without the clothing looking horrible.

  13. My mom told me when I was learning to sew in the sixties that Vogue patterns were hard to sew with scant instructions. I’ve always stuck with Simplicity, McCalls and an occasional Butterick!

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