Welcome back everyone to A Beginner Sews! After a crazy few weeks at the studio, amidst lockdown and flooding and just about everything else you could imagine, I have emerged the proud maker and owner of my very own Jarrah sweater. So read along to hear all about the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of this instalment of the Beginner Sews series.
Sometimes you come across a pattern that shows you how to express yourself in an artistic way. And I think I found that in the Hovea Jacket. Hola! My name is Porfiria Gomez. I am a creative and modern quilter and some of you may know me from Martha Stewart’s quilters to follow. Sorry just had to plug that in lol. When I was given the opportunity to create a quilt coat using the Hovea pattern I jumped for joy. I can’t help but share my excitement around this jacket, I made two and I feel like each is true to my nature. [Read more…]
Hi there, Amanda from @broadclothstudio here! I love math, I really do. And I really love “quilt math”: figuring out the most efficient way to cut out all my patchwork pieces is like a fun puzzle to me! But sometimes even I don’t really feel up to doing all the calculations. I kinda just want to throw caution to the wind, roll up my sleeves, and start sewing. So, in honour of those days when I just can’t be bothered, here’s my “No Pattern (Just a Little) Minimal Math” way of figuring out the patchwork for a quilted coat just like the Hovea Quilt Coat & Jacket! [Read more…]
Hi, my name is Mari and I run a small embroidery business in Sydney called “NOKEBILITY”. NOKEBILITY is a platform for those who love stitching, sewing and crafting using Japanese KOGIN and SASHIKO. I sell finished KOGIN & SASHIKO embroidery products, kits, materials and organic cotton items such as reusable kitchen towels and baby bibs. My aim is to share about KOGIN, SASHIKO and so many other Japanese materials with passionate sewing and stitching lovers all over the world.
I love making and sharing unique items via @nokebility that are useful at home, reusable and eco-friendly. I can’t stop thinking day and night! I am so excited to collaborate with the team of Megan Nielsen Patterns this time for the release of the Hovea Quilt Coat & Jacket pattern. [Read more…]
Hi, I’m Natalie & here is my Hovea quilted jacket that I made for my partner, Matt! I was so excited when Megan reached out to me about her new quilted jacket pattern, the Hovea Quilt Coat & Jacket. I love how versatile this pattern is, with length, finishing and closure options, but also that anyone can wear it. I’ve made enough quilted coats for myself, so I thought I’d finally make one for my very patient partner, Matt. I rarely make him anything, so he was super excited to finally get a quilted coat of his own. [Read more…]