Pattern Hacks or Style Alts.
I am a pattern hacker from way back; when I was a teen I used to make my own clothes and I hacked patterns for all they were worth. I still do it. If you have a pattern you love it’s often easier to make a few changes than to have to experiment with something completely new.
Here on the blog you will find a load of very useful tutorials showing how to create new styles from existing patterns so that you can get much more value out of a pattern e.g. I’ll show you how to alter the Willow Shirt to make a girls shirt dress, Wonderful! now not only is it an all seasons pattern for boys and girls but now a gorgeous stylish and versatile dress.
Sewing Tutorials for Free Patterns
Over the years I have added a selection of delightful free patterns. These are usually added to celebrate a seasonal holiday like Christmas or Easter and as a little thank you gesture to my valued customers. The free patterns are available to download from the shop but the sewing tutorials for all the free patterns are posted here on the blog. You can locate the tutorial post you want from the Recent Posts list in the sidebar.
Free patterns are also my way of giving customers who are new to pdf patterns a chance to try out a digital pattern before purchasing. You can find out all about digital print at home sewing patterns from the About PDF Patterns page on my website.
Sewing Techniques and Tips
I will be adding some useful tutorials to help you get the best out of Felicity Patterns by improving your knowledge of sewing. Things like how to insert a plain zipper, how to insert a fly zipper and how to make bias binding.