How to add a Sew and Tell to Threadistry (and WIN!!)

One way you can participate in the Threadistry sewing community is to add your "Sew and Tells". This is your review of a sewing pattern or tutorial, and a chance to share your sewing. There is also a prize each month, randomly selected from the users who have added a Sew and Tell. 

Today, I'm going to show you how to quickly add a Sew and Tell to Threadistry.

How to add a Sew and Tell to Threadistry. A Sew and Tell is a sewing pattern review and gets added to your personal projects library. It's a great way to share your love of sewing and keep an online diary of everything you've sewn. Happy sewing! #sewing #sewingjournal #sewingdiary

Firstly, you must have an account and be logged in to create a Sew and Tell. Click Log in/Register in the top right-hand corner. If necessary.

Every Sew and Tell is linked to the associated pattern or tutorial and can be added from the individual pattern page. In my example, I've sewn the Poinsettia Party Dress. To find that pattern in the Threadistry library, I click in the search box on the sidebar and enter the pattern name. You could enter the Pattern Designer's name to search.

Search for a sewing pattern on the online sewing pattern database on Threadistry

After clicking search, you'll be taken to the Pattern Search page. Click on the picture or title of the correct sewing pattern to go to the individual pattern page. 

Note: If you can't find the pattern in the Threadistry library, you can add it yourself by clicking "Add Pattern" in the menu bar, or send an email to with the pattern details and I'll get it added for you.

Find the sewing pattern with Threadistry pattern search

Scroll down the page to find the "Sew and Tell section. Click "Add yours" to create your Sew and Tell sewing pattern review.

The add your Sew and Tell section on an individual pattern page on Threadistry

This will take you to the "Create Sew and Tell" page. The associated pattern or tutorial will already be entered. To add a photo of your project, click "Choose file".

Upload a photo of your Sew and Tell for your sewing pattern review on Threadistry

Select the correct photo from your computer/phone, and click upload. A mini preview version of your photo will appear. You can add up to 5 photos of your Sew and Tell.

Add additional details to your Sew and Tell, including a rating of the pattern, an overview of your review, a link to another website (such as a blog post) with more details of your project, and the category and sub-category. (Sub-categories appear after selecting the main category.) Some items are optional.

Add a review and additional information to your Sew and Tell

Click "Next page" at the bottom to go to the second page. All items on this page are optional. Please provide as much or as little detail as you like to add to your sewing pattern review.

Answer additional questions to add further details about your sewing project.

When you have completed your Sew and Tell, click "Save" at the bottom of the page.

Save your Sew and Tell sewing pattern review

Once saved, you will be taken to your Sew and Tell page. If you need to make changes, click the "Edit" tab at the top of the page.

A final Sew and Tell sewing pattern review page on Threadistry.

Your Sew and Tell will now appear at the bottom of page for the sewing pattern that you used, and also in the Sew and Tell tab on your profile page.

Sew and Tells appear at the bottom of the pattern overview page.

As a thank you for contributing to the Threadistry community, one Sew and Tell is randomly selected each month to win a sewing related prize, such as an Etsy voucher or sewing pattern. Subscribe to the Threadistry newsletter for more information:

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Share your review of any sewing pattern or tutorial and go in the draw to win a sewing-related prize, such as Etsy vouchers and sewing patterns. There's a new draw every month. Share your love of sewing!