Friday Goodies: Sewalong, Pattern Giveaway, And More


on the McCall Pattern Company blog 8-21-15

Lots of goodies on the blog today!

  • Enter our pattern giveaway
  • The next sewalong is here
  • Download a new coloring book PDF
  • Meet our guest pinner

Scroll down to read more about each…

pattern giveaway on McCall Pattern Company blog

Want to win a new fall McCall’s pattern? All you have to do is check out the new collection here, then leave a comment on this post telling us which pattern you’d like to win and why. Must have a valid email address; only one comment per person. One winner will be randomly selected next week and notified via email. We’ll also announce the name of the winner on this post, so check back next week if you want to see who won. UPDATE: Congratulations to Pamela (Parcher2001), random winner of this giveaway! Pamela, see the comments section for directions.

announcing the V1467 pea coat sewalong on the McCall Pattern Company blog

Plans are underway for our fall sewalong. By popular demand, we’ll be sewing V1467, the pea coat/jacket pattern by Anne Klein for Vogue Patterns. We’re thrilled that Rachel of House of Pinheiro and #sewphotohop fame will be co-hosting the sewalong with us. Order your pattern today while it’s on sale for $5.99USD! A sewalong schedule will be posted here soon, but look for things to begin around mid-September.


For those of you who enjoy our coloring book PDFs, here’s a new one featuring eight of the hottest Fall ’15 McCall’s patterns. This downloadable PDF features high-resolution line art, which you can color with your fabric ideas and styling details. Just enter your email address below to download our McCall’s Fall ’15 coloring booklet. You’ll receive a confirmation message on the page and the link to download the PDF will appear just below it.

Note: You will NOT receive an email from us with the PDF. You must click on the link that will appear—McCall’s Fall 2015 Coloring PDF—just below the horizontal box that says “Your email was sent successfully.” Clicking on it will download the PDF to your computer or device; if the PDF does not open immediately, then locate the file called McCall’s Fall 2015 Coloring PDF on your device and open it.

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Erica Bunker guest pinner for the McCall Pattern Company

We’re super-pleased to have Erica Bunker as our first guest pinner. We’ve long admired her advanced sewing skills and impeccable taste, not to mention we always find ourselves repinning her Pinterest pins. Follow Erica for a week starting today as she pins the things that are inspiring her fall and winter sewing plans. And if there’s someone you’d like to see as a guest pinner, please let us know in the comments section.

Have a great weekend filled with lots of sewing!

New Coloring Book: Vogue Patterns Fall Collection. Plus, Discussion Topic

Vogue Patterns Fall '15 Coloring Book PDF

In case you missed it, we released the Vogue Patterns Fall 2015 collection last week. We’ve been reading your comments about it (love that you have so much to say!), and your early favorites appear to be the pea coat, the mustard-colored vintage dress, and the “art-teacher chic” separates. Me, I’ve got my eye on the new DKNY shirt pattern.

To help you plan your fall sewing, we’ve put together another one of our “coloring books.” This downloadable PDF features high-resolution line art of 10 of the most talked-about new patterns from the Vogue fall collection, which you can color with your fabric ideas and styling details. Just enter your email address below to download our Vogue Patterns Fall ’15 coloring booklet. You’ll receive a confirmation message on the page and the link to download the PDF will appear just below it. Enjoy!

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Are you a planner-sewer or more of an impulsive type? On the McCall Pattern Company blog.Discussion topic: What’s your sewing profile? With a new season approaching, we’re starting to think about things we want to sew when it gets a little colder. Are you a planner sewer who makes a list of all the things you need for your wardrobe, and then sticks to that list? Or are you an impulse sewer, preferring to be guided by whatever pattern or piece of fabric that catches your eye.

For most of my sewing life I’ve been in the first camp, making a list and checking it twice. But lately I’ve been more of a “ooh, pretty pattern!” sewer, just making whatever strikes my fancy. It feels almost liberating to not sew with a plan, being the compulsive list-maker that I am.

But enough about me! What kind of sewer are you? Planner? Impulse sewer? Something in between? Leave a comment here! And feel free to tell us what you think of this new collection for Vogue Patterns. We appreciate your feedback.


Free PDF coloring book from Vogue Patterns

Friday Goodies: Butterick Coloring Book, New Fashion Sewing Video

New Butterick coloring book and new Fashion Sewing video on the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Happy Friday, and to our fans in the USA, happy Memorial Day weekend! As a treat for making it through the week we’ve got a another coloring booklet for you to download. This one features high-resolution, line illustrations of 10 new summer Butterick patterns. Print them out to doodle or to plan your makes. Or give them to any future fashionistas you might know.

To download our Summer Butterick coloring booklet, just enter your email address below. You’ll receive a confirmation message on the page and the link to download the PDF will appear just below it. Enjoy!

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In case you missed them, download the McCall’s coloring booklet here and the Vogue Patterns coloring booklet here.

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Don’t miss the last installment in our Fashion Sewing & You video series. Jennifer of Workroom Social gives a quick explanation of how to match stripes. And you know stripes are always chic, especially when you play with their orientation:

Stripes for spring/summer 2015. As seen on the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Watch the stripes video now:

And did you catch our latest collections video with Carlos and Karen? This has patterns from the new summer collections along with fabric suggestions. Watch it here.

Here’s hoping you have a great Memorial Day weekend! If we’re a little quiet on social media it’s because hopefully we are at the beach basking in the warm sun. Back next week!

Download this free coloring booklet PDF featuring 10 new Butterick summer patterns. Doodle your sewing inspiration!  High-res line illustrations.