We are so excited to introduce our two new pattern companies! We are always in the market to freshen up our patterns and keep you interested in sewing. Hopefully one or both of these new patterns will get the creative juices flowing for you and get you sewing! Don’t forget about our Indie Pattern Contest. Deadline for photos are July 30th so get sewing if you haven’t already!
Thread Theory is Pattern company that runs out of Vancouver Island in Canada. They solely focus on menswear patterns for the DIY home sewing community. We were excited to discover this company because it’s so hard to find stylish menswear patterns that the younger age of sewers can really sink their teeth into. They feature really hip designs in a sleek packaging with great directions. I just can’t wait to try them out!
I don’t know any man that doesn’t like a simple cardigan to keep cozy in! This pattern gives you freedom to design with alternate collor patterns and contrasting yoke designs. It would be great out of a structured knit like a sweatshirt knit or any other interlock knit.
This slim fit peacoat pattern would be a great project for anyone interested in sewing outwear. You could use a heavy wool fabric or a lightweight woven outerwear fabric to make this luxurious coat! I can’t wait to try this one out!
This simple shirt can be sewn up as a long sleeve version or short sleeve. It features a button placket and comes with super clear direction on how to hem knits! It could be made out of any knit you can get your hands on but would a nice thermal knot be wonderful!
I cannot wait to try out these boxer brief patterns! I can just image the funky knit fabrics we have and how awesome they would be in boxer form. How about this fun mustache print!
I’m also quite excited to introduce April Rhodes Patterns! We saw her at this last Quilt Market in Pittsburg where her Arizona line was released and we just fell in LOVE with her designs. As soon as we got back we made sure to get our hands on them.
The Staple Dress (top left)
So called because of it’s simplistic yet classic silhouette the Staple dress will become your staple go-to dress pattern for whatever fabric you fall in love with. I can imagine it in a beautiful voile or rayon now!
The Date Night Dress (top right)
I was so excited about this pattern that the day it came in, I ran home and sewed up my own version! It feature belowy sleeves and a classic a-line. It looks fantastic with a belt!
What I learned about April Rhodes Patterns:
- In her instructions she uses actual photographs which it just awesome.
- The pattern is made of paper NOT tissue paper!
- She includes in her directions the best way to finish your seams!
So far I’m in love, what do you think?
Good luck with your entries for the contest! Make sure to email your photos to Amy@hartsfabric.com.