Sew Liberated: Traditional Crafting with a Modern Twist

The Sew Liberated pattern range is the brainchild of Meg, a designer, author, Montessori teacher, and - most importantly – Mama from the United States, who started sharing her patterns as a way of supplementing her meager income as a teacher working in Mexico. In describing her mix of traditional craft and modern design, she says;

"Sew Liberated is a name that I chose because of its many layers of meaning and many possibilities of interpretation. For me, Sew Liberated is a way of looking at craft that is, at once, traditional and completely modern. Depending on who you are and your own preferences, you can find solace in the "traditional crafts" either as a return to a slower lifestyle, or as a fist-held-high statement of non-conformism with today's commercial culture. Personally? I identify with both reasons and don't see them as mutually exclusive. In addition, Sew Liberated touches on the personal fulfillment we experience when we create. "

– From the Sew Liberated website

The range of Sew Liberated patterns includes stylish, modern designs for Mums and children, and a range of handy accessories, complete with easy-to-follow photo tutorial instructions, assembly diagrams and full-sized pattern pieces. Now for a sample of the range…

The Flora Tunic and Twirly Skirt will make the little girl in your life dizzy with glee! The Tunic features a comfortable, A-line cut with an eye-catching pleat just below the neckline. The Twirly Skirt is, perhaps, the twirliest of all - the weight of the fabric and the faux skirt layers give it such a satisfying spin!

The Emmeline Apron (pictured at top) is the one you’ve been waiting for - modern, stylish, and fun to sew. You’ll never want to take it off! Best of all, Emmeline is completely reversible, so it’s like two aprons in one.

Stylish, flattering, and quick to sew, the Schoolhouse Tunic is a versatile addition to your wardrobe. Make the tunic-length to wear as a dress or over jeans - or make a shirt-length version.

Whatever your treasures, the Mischievous Gnome Messenger Bag is your trove. Featuring a large rear pocket for magazines and books, two front pockets for easy access, and a generously-sized zipper pocket on the inside, this bag will quickly become your most trusted companion.

You can now find Sew Liberated patterns in store at Patterns Only.