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I sew what's your super power

Welcome to my site!

Feed Our Life is all about being creative!

Here you will find lots of sewing, crafts, DIY, crochet, knitting, quilting, embroidery & craft PATTERNS, many FREE for you to download and enjoy.

My name is Jacqui and I have been sewing for 4 decades, way before it was considered fashionable to be wearing handmade clothing!!

I am a mother of two exceptional young human beings and married to one heck of an amazing man.

I have always been creative and have a rather large pattern hoard…I have thousands of sewing patterns and projects squirrelled away in my sewing room and on my USB sticks that I need to justify, so I set up my blog to share them all with you!

My History

When I finished high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do, so my husband (then boyfriend) suggested I do a fashion diploma. So, for two years, I studied for my Diploma in Dressmaking, Fashion Design and Pattern Cutting.

We then travelled the world for a few years before settling down and getting married.

I then also studied for 5 years to become a Lawyer but felt very much like a fish out of water and returned to dressmaking.

My experience

Wedding party gowns and outfits made by Jacqui

For years I owned my own dressmaking business, called “The Dressmaker” where I designed and created (primarily) wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dresses, page boy suits, Grooms’ waistcoats, cravats, ties, prom gowns, formal evening wear, dance costumes and still found time to make my family clothing too!

After 25 years give or take, my husband still can’t understand why I want so many patterns and why I keep all my left-over fabric bits from projects, but ANY self-respecting seamstress would totally understand why I can’t throw away perfectly good fabric scraps! (wink)

My Disclosure

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This costs you nothing, but for legal reasons, I must inform you that if you click on one of my links in this post and subsequently make a purchase, I will earn a commission for referring you to Amazon. So, if you go ahead and click on through today and buy something, let me say a HUGE thank you!

Fabricologist

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!

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Hundreds of free dress patterns, templates & tutorials

If you’re new to sewing

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…

Creatives

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.

Contribute

I am looking for bloggers, designers and anyone in the creative world who would like me to showcase their site right here on feedourlife.blog!

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Membership

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 a monthly digital magazine, which will be free as part of the membership. (The magazine will also be available in my Resource Shop as a paid copy too!)

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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Photos

Below are some of the clients I’ve made garments for in the past and, yes I have their permission to showcase their photos here!

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Dresses made by Feedourlife

Dresses made by Feedourlife

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Dress made by Feedourlife

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