Join Our Pinterest Community Board, Please!

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Are you on Pinterest? We are and we’ve just created a new board you might be interested in. It’s a community board where you can pin photos of the things you make with our patterns. We’ve gotten it started with a few pins but it needs more. Having your photos here will also help us keep our fan gallery updated on this blog (at bottom of this page), and we also like to have images to post on our customer board at our NYC office.

Here’s how you can add pins of your Butterick, Vogue Patterns, McCall’s and Kwik Sew makes to the board: 1) Provide a link to your personal Pinterest page, either by leaving it in a comment here or by emailing it to pinterest@mccallpattern.com. 2) Follow this board (in order to add anyone to a group board, both parties have to follow at least one board from the other’s Pinterest account).

That’s all there is to it! We’re excited to have a Pinterest board filled with all the great things you sew with our patterns.

customer gallery at McCall's NYC office.
On the wall at our NYC office: Photos of our customers wearing the fantastic clothes they sew with our patterns.

 

And…we have a blog!

Dressforms at the McCall Pattern Company headquarters in NYC.

Finally, right?! (Ok, so we’re a tad behind in launching a blog, but we’ll give ourselves credit for being the first pattern company to launch a print magazine devoted to sewing patterns. That would be the Ladies Quarterly of Broadway Fashions in 1867, in case you were wondering.)

We love that the sewing community has found its voice online. Friendships have been formed, new sewers enter the fray every day, and the passion for sewing is growing. We’ve been reading and following your blogs, comments, tweets, pins and photos all along, but now in 2014 we’re dedicated to making the conversation two-way instead of one-way.

This blog is a way to directly engage with our customers. Here we’ll be writing about our new pattern collections, trends and inspiration, sewing and pattern tips, behind-the-scenes looks at how we do stuff, vintage patterns, and so much more. We’re excited to read your comments and we welcome ideas for post topics. There’s tons we can talk about!

Speaking of talking, we’re also active now on Twitter (@mccallpatternco), Pinterest  (The McCall Pattern Company), and Instagram (mccallpatterncompany). On Facebook, we have pages for each of our brands: McCall’s, Vogue Patterns, Butterick and Kwik Sew. We hope you’ll follow us here and on all of our social media.

So, now that we’ve got a dialog going, what kinds of things would you like us to write about here? Leave us a comment and let us know!