It’s Sewing Indie Month!


It’s here, a whole month of blogging and sewing and tutorials and competitions with amazing prizes from all your favourite and best known independent sewing pattern designers. And I’m part of it – WOW!! It’s going to be a great month.

So, what exactly is Sewing Indie Month? 

Sewing Indie Month (SIM) is a month-long celebration of indie sewing patterns and the people who sew them. The month is packed full of fun interviews and informative tutorials. It also includes a sewalong contest with exciting prizes and has grown to include bundle sales, where you can get select patterns at outrageously low prices. The project is organised by Mari Miller of Seamster Patterns and the project (and pattern bundle sales) live at the Sew Independent website. You can follow it on social media by using the hashtags #SIM2015 and #sewingindiemonth

Which indie designers are involved?

Seamster Sewing Patterns  |  Waffle Patterns  |  Kate & Rose  |  Dixie DIY Patterns  |  Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick Patterns  |  Fehr Trade  |  Lolita Patterns  |  SomaPatterns  |  True Bias  |  Maison Fleur  |  Paprika Patterns  |  Closet Case Files  |  MIY Collection  |  imagine gnats  |  Sew House Seven  |  Muse Patterns  |  Blueprints For Sewing  |  Sew Over It  |  SeamstressErin Designs  |  Sew Liberated  |  Jennifer Lauren Vintage Patterns

You can find out more about all the designers involved here.

Now, I can’t tell you how exciting it is to see MIY Collection in that impressive line-up!!

How do I buy the PDF pattern bundles?

OK, so just one of the many brilliant things about Sewing Indie Month is that most of the designers involved have contributed one of their PDF patterns for inclusion in 2 bundle sales. The first one, which ran in August, was a great success, the second (which I’m part of), starts today! But it only runs until 10th September, so don’t spend too long thinking about it.

Here is the bundle in it’s entirety of 10 patterns:

sewing indie month pattern bundle

Pretty impressive huh?!

The way the bundle works is in essence you pay what you want for the bundle. The more you pay, the more patterns you’ll receive:

  • pay $25 or more for the first tier of the bundle (5 patterns)
  • pay $32 or more for the 2nd tier (the original 5 patterns + 2 more)
  • pay $38 or more for the entire bundle of 10 patterns – which works out at just $3.80 (approx. £2.47 per pattern!)

Even better, 20% of all bundle proceeds will be donated to Women for Women, which helps women dealing with violence, marginalization, and poverty due to war and conflict.

Here’s a full list of the patterns included:

Yes, that is the Walkley Vest & Dress of mine in there!!

And during the pattern sale some of the world’s best loved sewing bloggers will be busy stitching up their own versions of the patterns to inspire you. Here they are:

Remember, this is a once in a lifetime chance to get all of these patterns at such a low price and make a contribution to a very timely charity at the same time. Get yours now!

Tell me more about the competitions and how I can get involved?

There are three prize categories open to anyone sewing any pattern by any of the participating designers. Now I know loads of my MIY Workshop students that could enter any of these….!

Here are the categories:

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There are some amazing prizes up for grabs. Here are the full details on the competition rules and prizes.

Where will I find all the guest tutorials and interviews?

Keep track of all the SIM2015 goings-on with this calendar. Remember you can also follow us on social media with the hashtags #SIM2015 and #sewingindiemonth

Highlights for me and MIY Collection will be:

Busy month then!  Happy Sew Indie Month.

2 responses to “It’s Sewing Indie Month!

  1. Pingback: Sewing Indie Month 2015 Happenings | Wendy Ward

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