Welcome to Pattern Revolution! We're a collective of women focused on encouraging and educating the modern sewist. Our team is made up of moms, shop owners, hobbyists, and masters of the trade. Our skill levels and project interests may vary, but our love of electronic PDF patterns are the same. Read more about the future of sewing patterns, or dive right in and let our posts inspire you:


Tutorials & Inspiration
Why Upcycle???

So you have probably heard of upcycling or refashioning in sewing circles.  It isn't a new fad, in fact it has pretty much been around for most of history, but its presence has taken a fun twist in today's sewing world.  We no longer simply turn collars, or cut full skirts down for a slimmer more fashionable silhouette; the modern upcyclist looks for a way to turn an old cast off into a brand new creation.

Pattern Reviews
The Vivian Handbag and Traveler by Swoon Sewing Patterns

This week on the Review portion of the Pattern Revolution blog, we are all about that BAG!

If you ask anyone that makes bags, you know that they are a labor of love. All of the cutting and interfacing and small details that take your project from homemade to HANDMADE. Then there's the payoff- the copious amounts of drooling by friends, family, and random people on the street that really can't believe that you MADE your bag. Even the ladies at the dentist's office that practically turn your bag inside out because they just can't believe it.

Sew Along
Upcyclists: March Madness

Check out Suzanne and Michelle's upcycle re-match!

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