How to create your own digital sewing pattern library (and search it too!)

Do you have a growing collection of sewing patterns that you struggle to keep track of? Maybe you’ve bought a sewing pattern and then realised you already own something similar.  Or you want to sew a pattern that you bought ages ago (on sale, right?), but you can’t for the life of you remember the name of it, let alone find the pdf file on your computer.

Today, I’m going to show you how to use Threadistry to create a searchable library of the sewing patterns you own. No more losing track of those pattern purchases. Watch the video here (or scroll down if you prefer to read!).

Fabulous felt doll sewing patterns for everyone

Store-bought dolls these days are so blegh! Over-the-top make-up, unrealistic body shapes, and ridiculous clothing - not what I want my little girl to aspire to.

I'd much rather sew felt dolls for my kids (yes, my son has felt dolls too!). They have such simplicity and character, and are perfect for little kids to play with. I just about squealed in delight when I discovered this store on Etsy:

Gorgeous Baby Romper Sewing Patterns for boys and girls

Babies are so cute! But babies in rompers are even cuter, especially in a handmade romper sewn with love, in just the right fabric.

I'm passed the baby-making stage, but when I meet a newborn (like I did at school this week), I start dreaming of the perfect romper pattern to sew. I love a train-driver style for boys and a bubble-style romper for girls (especially when they get to the chunky thigh age!). 

Here are my favourite baby romper sewing patterns:

Shady sun hat sewing patterns for the whole family

The weather is heating up here, and my freckles are starting to come out again. With skin as pale as mine (and my kids getting their skin from me), it's time to think about sewing sun hats. I've made a few bucket hats for the kids in the past, but there are so many more options than that.

Keep the sunburn (and freckly noses) away with these sun hat sewing patterns for the whole family.

How to sew a felt apple pie

My daughter wanted to dress up as Little Red Riding Hood for fairy tale day at school. I still have a class photo from fairy tale day at school when I was the same age. Unfortunately, I was one of three kids off to the side who forgot to dress up! I'm not going to let that happen to my daughter!