The Five Pieces You Need to Sew Now

If you’re thinking about what to sew for the winter-holiday season, take a look at our newest video. We’ve got suggestions, inspiration and pattern ideas for the five things we think you should sew now.

coat sewing patterns from the McCall Pattern Company
l-r, Butterick B6244, McCall’s M7256, Vogue Patterns V9137.

With Daylight Savings Time in effect and the temperature dipping (though it was 71 degrees in NYC today—what’s up with that?!), this is the time of year we think about making coats. Some of here at the McCall Pattern Company love to make our own coats, some of us would rather sew anything but a coat. Have you ever sewn a coat? Tell us in the comments section if you have or plan to.

Jenna Lyons on the skirt she made that changed her life.

We love a good sewing story and this one by Jenna Lyons, J. Crew creative director, really resonates. It’s about how a skirt she made in her 8th grade home ec class actually changed her life. Yeah, sewing can do that. Take a moment to read Jenna’s tribute to sewing and fabric.

sneak peek of V1467 pea coat

Coming this Friday! We share our completed V1467 Pea Coats with you. Stay tuned!