Hello Sew Independent Readers! My name is Mari, designer and owner of Seamster Sewing Patterns. Donna, the founder of Sew Independent, decided to step back from this site so I took over.
I’m incredibly excited to be running Sew Independent because it’s the perfect home for Sewing Indie Month (SIM). SIM is a month-long celebration of indie sewing patterns that I started last year. And it’s going to be even bigger this year when it fully kicks off in September.
We’re starting the celebrations a little early though by throwing a huge sale. From today, August 3rd, until next Wednesday August 12th you can buy a bundle of 10 sewing patterns from different indie designers for as little as $3.80 per pattern! What makes this insanely discounted sale even more exciting is that 20% of proceeds go to charity!
The way the sale works is that you get to decide how much you pay, starting with a minimum of $25. Paying the minimum will get you a great wardrobe building pack of 5 patterns. The more you pay though, the more patterns you’ll get, with up to 10 patterns for as little as $38!
Of course you can pay over those minimums, and when you hear about the charity you’ll be supporting you may very well want to! The charity is the International Folk Art Alliance, which means you’ll get to help artisans from around the world create sustainable livelihoods through education and by giving them access to exhibition opportunities. Through the International Folk Art Alliance’s efforts, artists from around the world have been able to build schools and feed their local villages, find shelter from abuse, and recover their ability to support themselves and their families after the destruction of war.
With your generosity you’ll get to help makers from around the world and even those in your own backyards (us, the pattern makers!) create sustainable livelihoods. And because we appreciate your support, the 10 people who spend the most will receive a free bonus reward- printed copy shop versions of the patterns mailed to them anywhere in the world!
By now I’m sure your fingers are itching to start sewing!
If you spend $25 or more you’ll get the following patterns:
- Sutton Blouse by True Bias
- Cressida Skirt by Jennifer Lauren Vintage Patterns
- Sugar Plum Dress by Lolita Patterns
- Mississippi Ave Dress & Top by Sew House Seven
- Ultimate Trousers by Sew Over It
If you spend $32 or more you’ll receive the previous 5 patterns and the:
- Cookie Blouson by Waffle Patterns
- Bonnel Dress by Dixie DIY
And if you spend $38 or more you’ll get all of the above patterns plus the:
- Melissa Dress, Blouse & Skirt by Muse Patterns
- the NEW Saltbox Top by Blueprints for Sewing
- the NEW Sorrel Dress & Top by Seamster Sewing Patterns
That’s almost $100 off the full retail cost of $132.61! Because making a sewing pattern is so work intensive, we designers can only sell our patterns for such a low price when they’re bought in bulk- just like with Groupon. Chances are you’ll never again see these patterns offered at such rockbottom prices. We just couldn’t keep the lights on in our studios if we regularly offered such big discounts. So take advantage of this deal while you can!
This is a great way to try out a bunch of different designers. Plus, you’ll be able to get the brand new Saltbox from Blueprints for Sewing and the Sorrel Dress & Top from Seamster Sewing Patterns before the designers even start carrying them in their own shops. That’s right! During the bundle sale you won’t be able to buy these brand new patterns anywhere else.
Are you as excited as I am?! Head over to the new Sew Independent shop to support your fellow home sewers and artisans from around the world. Remember, the sale only lasts until August 12th!