As you’ve probably heard from every pattern designer, seeing what people make with your patterns is just the best. Which is why Me Made May is even more exciting for us, because everyone is posting outfit posts daily, and there are always so many new makes to discover. I’ve gathered my favourites here, I hope you find some inspiration for your next projects! You can find more on our Pinterest board, and if you’d like to be featured here just tag us @paprikapatterns on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.Continue reading
Today’s post is one especially for the French speaking sewing community. I want to translate some of our patterns into French, and I need some help to decide which ones. It’s quite simple – select the patterns you’d want to see in French, and click submit! You can select more than one pattern but we won’t translate them all so choose carefully. Thanks!
Le post d’aujourd’hui est spécialement pour la communauté de couture française. Je voudrais traduire certains de notre patrons en français, et j’ai besoin d’aide pour décider lesquels. Il est assez simple – sélectionner les patrons que vous voudriez voir en français, et cliquez submit! Vous pouvez sélectionner plus d’un patron mais nous ne pouvons pas traduire tout donc choisissez bien. Merci!Continue reading
It’s been too long since I did a round up of the creations people have made with our new patterns. Did you know you can find them at any time on our Pinterest board? Just in case you need some inspiration. If you’d like us to find your garments too, tag us on social media @paprikapatterns (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) or use the pattern hashtag. A lot of great makes have popped up this Autumn and Winter and here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!Continue reading
Tying information together in such a way that you have direct access where you need it, has been a goal for us from the beginning. That’s why our pattern instructions include shortlinks that bring you directly to the extra information on the subject on hand, if you need it. There’s no use for content that you don’t know exists, right? To make the package more complete, I’ve also wanted to give you easier access to the supplies you need to make our patterns. That’s why we’ve partnered with The Sweet Mercerie to point you in the right direction. Fashionable sweater fleece or French terry is not always easy to find, but The Sweet Mercerie has a great collection.Continue reading
Today I’m going to show you my favorite way to attach a neckband to a garment. This is meant for stretch fabrics like jersey and french terry. The most common method is to divide the neckband in four, divide the neckline in four, match them up and then stretch the neckband while you sew. I also used this method in my Zircon instructions because it’s the one people are most familiar with. For this method the pattern designer provides a pattern piece for the neckband that is the right length, with a 10% or 15% stretch calculated in the pattern.Continue reading