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Welcome! is about sewing, crafts, DIY, embroidery, crochet, knitting, patterns, freebies, in fact, anything and everything about being creative!

My name is Jacqui and I am an urhmm 40-something wife, mother and all-time sewing fanatic. I have always been in love with sewing and making things, ever since I was a little girl. I am a sucker for collecting free sewing patterns, tips and tutorials and have been doing this for decades!

When I finished high school, I completed a Diploma in Dressmaking, Fashion Design and Pattern Cutting.

My experience

Wedding party gowns and outfits made by Jacqui

For years and years I worked in my own business, designing and creating wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, little flower girl dresses, page boy suits, Grooms’ waistcoats, cravats, ties, Prom and evening gowns and party dresses! And in between all of that, when I had time, I made clothes for my family too!

I have been sewing for about 35 years (jeez) before it was deemed “cool”, or “sick” as the saying now goes. But I still can’t get enough.

After all these years, my husband still can’t understand what I plan to do with all my fabric bits, left over from previous projects, but any self-respecting seamstress would totally understand. I have to keep those bits just in case. (wink)

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Mission statement

My mission here is to create a directory of the world wide web’s endless list of sewing patterns, tips and tutorials. I am dedicated to sharing the best sewing, craft and home projects from around the web, offering sewing patterns, tips and tutorials, and projects for sewers of all abilities and ages! Check out my post on Hundreds of free dress patterns, templates & tutorials.

If you’re new to sewing, then start here with Sewing for Beginners

But there’s more…

Glossary of Essential Sewing Terms

Directory of Sewing Guides & Tutorials A-Z

The idea here is to make your hobby FUN and easy to do! From finding a project, to sourcing the tools and supplies required, having great tutorials to guide you, and of course, an endless supply of patterns and templates to keep you hooked!

I have a long way to go to achieve my mission as it remains very much a work in progress but if you can bear with me on this journey, you will have a very valuable resource at your fingertips at every step of the way…


This is the place to find projects for all types of crafts: quilting, applique, sewing, patchwork, embroidery, crochet, knitting, beading and more.

Note: projects and patterns are uploaded weekly, sometimes daily, so you can expect to see new stuff regularly.


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At the moment I am keeping all my pages and posts open to all my readers and subscribers. However, in the future I will be closing sections of my directory and offering a membership option to those who would like full access to the entire site, which will be continually updated with new content, free patterns, projects and so much more.

Providing a membership option will allow me to continue providing new content and maintaining my site at the highest possible level, something I may not be able to provide without some sort of contribution from my members.

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