In early September I hinted about a project that I was working on, but that I was unsure if I would be able to pull off in a timely manner. Well, somehow, I found the energy to go all in on this (seemingly) small project and now I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and feel ready to share it with you.
So what is it then, you may ask? Enter a (small) drumroll…it’s a line of pdf-sewing patterns for winter accessories, namely two types of knit hat patterns and one pattern for mittens. Or as I like to phrase it, sewing patterns for when you don’t feel like knitting.
This little collection has actually been years in the making, the challenge has been to draft patterns with balanced, sleek, proportions that look like they could have been hand-knitted. There is nothing bulky about these patterns – I really wanted to create a contemporary collection in line with the current fashion for accessories.
Another goal was to create easy to follow instructions, which is why every single step is illustrated with technical drawings. And the hats come with two different assembly methods, so you can experiment and see which one you prefer. If you have my book Sewing Activewear you know my illustrated step-by-step way of teaching, and these patterns are made in the same spirit.
Plus these patterns are great to use for refashioning, both the samples I’m wearing in the photo above are actually made of recycled sweaters. So stay tuned for sew-alongs where I show you ways to do this!
So when will this pattern line launch? Well, unless something unforeseen happens, the launch date is 16 October. Just in time for colder days and with plenty of time to make the patterns into gifts for the holiday season – I think you will love how gratifying these patterns are to make. It’s the perfect sewing relief after a gruelling project!
I will show lots of behind the scenes stuff on my Instagram feed and stories in the upcoming weeks, so head over there to see more! It’s with a combination of excitement and nerves that I’m sharing this project with you. So I really hope you like it!