TGIF: A Pattern Giveaway, Cool Images, & Pattern Hacking

Limited-time pattern giveaway on the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Being the editor of a blog for a pattern company, you’d think I’d be using this space to write about all the things I’ve sewn lately with our patterns. Uh, no. Sorry, the weather has been too nice here in NYC to be indoors sewing. Let’s all stockpile patterns and fabric now, and then start up sewing again once the weather turns bleh.

Speaking of patterns, we just released the new Butterick fall collection and I feel like having a pattern giveaway on this blog. Yay! All you have to do is check out the new collection here, then leave a comment on this post telling me 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. I’ll also announce the name of the winner on this post, so check back next week if you want to see who won. (We’re also having this same giveaway on Instagram, if you want another chance to win.)

7/29/15 Update: Congratulations to V Reed, the random winner of this pattern giveaway!

The Great Pattern Hack ChallengeAre you a pattern hacker? Do you look at our patterns and think hmm, if I did this there and that here, how cute would it be? Yeah, we’re cool with that. I make hacks to our patterns every now and then, though I’m often pretty lazy and just stick with our designs. (You should see the hacks Nikki of Beauté J’Adore does to our patterns and other companies’ patterns. She’s an artiste!) If you like to pattern-hack and you’d love the idea of winning cool sewing prizes—like a new Janome sewing machine!—then check out the Great Pattern Hack Challenge from Michael Miller Fabrics and Janome.

Finally, just because it’s Friday, here are two sewing quote images for you to grab and share. Every time I read these words I think “that is so me.” Does this sentiment apply to you too? Have a great weekend!


sewing quote image by the McCall Pattern Company sewing quote image by the McCall Pattern Company