Don’t you love it when you find a great new website or blog? I am constantly amazed at the wealth of information and resources available on the internet and blown away by the generosity of those who spend hours putting together tutorials to share with the world.
And when you’ve found something awesome, what better to do than to share it with someone else?
Here are some of my favourites (some new, some old). If you have favourites that aren’t listed, please share them in the comments!
CAUTION: visiting the following blogs and websites might make you want to run to the nearest sewing machine and sew until you drop!
For inspiration and tutorials
Sew, Mama, Sew blog - the first sewing blog I ever subscribed to and still one of my absolute favourites. The forum is also a great place to ask questions and chat with other sewers.
Make it and Love it - I don’t know how Ashley manages to create so many amazing tutorials, but she does, on what seems to be an almost daily basis. Watch out – time spent reading this blog can make your “to sew” pile increase exponentially.
Grosgrain – I only recently discovered this one, but I know I will be back again and again. On the top of my list are some of the dresses listed under “a frock by Friday” (you’ll find it on the sidebar.) A free dress pattern followed by five days of sew-a-long how-tos - amazing, right?
Sew Fun! If you’ve been around awhile, you will already know how much I love these patterns. Some of them have recently been released in PDF format for easy access.
Pattern Rescue - a really fun site where you can buy, sell, and trade vintage patterns, as well as find missing pieces to older patterns you might own. On the recycle page you can pick up patterns for free, you just pay for the shipping.
Pattern Review - there is a lot on this site I haven’t explored, but the best thing it has to offer (as far as I’m concerned) is reviews of hundreds of patterns! I visit this site A LOT when I am thinking of purchasing a new pattern, and always find the reviews and photos helpful. (You will find the link to the reviews on the left side, under sewing reviews.)
For Free Patterns
I know that sounds too good to be true, but lots of fabric designers share free patterns on their sites.
Amy Butler - click on “free patterns” to see all that this amazing lady has to offer. Many of her quilts have been on my “to make” list for a long time.
Moda Bake Shop - another place I could spend hours just looking. “Stuffed Stuff” is one of my favourites – oh so cute!
So now that you know where I spend my online time, where do you spend yours? Do you have any great sewing sites to share?