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Are you looking for a Christmas gift for your loved ones that should be personal but the clock is ticking and you are running out of time? Then we have some ideas for you! GET YOUR FREE PATTERNS HERE Ville penning chain Ville is one of our newest patterns and a very easy make. Perfectly …

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Previous Next As we promised in our last post we have one more FREE sewing pattern for you. LUNA is our new sleeping mask pattern. A perfect gift for big and small! The pattern includes a step by step instruction on how to sew a kids and adult version. It is a really easy make and perfect …

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Previous Next Christmas is coming closer and closer, but before we will give you a whole Christmas gift guide we have some more free patterns for you.  Today we would like to introduce you to VILLE. Ville is a very easy to sew pennant chain that you can make with knitted or woven fabrics, that …

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Just two more days to go!! It’s time to take the last pictures and post your mini collection on Instagram! Our last interview is with last mini collection winner Colinde also known as @belle_evie_handmade Are you taking part in this mini collection giveaway?  Yes, I am! How do you plan your next collection? I don’t really …

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Just a few days to go until our 2nd mini collection GIVEAWAY will be closed. We already saw a lot of collections and they are really looking amazing!! But we still have 2 winner interviews for you. Today you can read all tips and tricks from @me.and.kiddo  Are you taking part in this mini collection …

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To get some inspiration we interviewed our last mini collection winners. They tell a bit about their favourite autumn colours, fabrics and how they plan, sew and photograph their collections.  Today we start with Bettina from @vidar.and.me Are you taking part in this mini collection giveaway? How do you plan your next collection  Who is it …

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We are so happy to release our new BILLIE BEANIE pattern! Autumn is coming slowly and it’s getting colder in the mornings. BILLIE is a beanie pattern for the entire family! You can sew it in various versions like a regular beanie, bow beanie or with a wide cuff (looks amazing in ribbed fabrics!). And the …

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It seems like you all enjoyed our mini collection challenge in spring and a lot of you have asked if we can do something similar again.  And which season is better than autumn? Coming back from summer holidays, school and work starts again and the need for autumn clothes is back. As well as the …

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Our College fabric, also known as French Terry, is a soft and comfortable fabric made with 96% cotton and 4% lycra. It’s a knitted fabric with a looped back side, that holds you warm.  French Terry works great for sewing pants, shirts and dresses. It’s great for the cooler seasons but also for a chilly …

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@cirkus_karlsson @baralitetill @minikrachmacher We are so happy to finally release our new pattern.  Helmi is a maxi- & midi dress pattern that even includes a two piece set with skirt and crop top. The dress/skirt can be sewn in various lengths & with flounced details. The dress top & crop top can be sewn with …

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We got the question on Instagram, if we can show different ways of sewing in our new labels and here we go!  There are a lot of different ways of sewing in our labels, for example in the neckline, side seam or on the hem. Next to some inspo pictures we would like to show …

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Most of you have probably seen Elvelyckan Design´s new spring / summer collection.  A good mix of animals, flowers and fruits as well as a breeze of sea air with submarines, sharks and seaweed patterns. And even some of your favorite patterns found their way back into the webshop. Our new colours for this season …

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@ozark_and_orchid @baralitetill @baralitetill In our last post you can learn all about sewing with Lycra fabrics, as well as a lot of tips and tricks. Today we would like to introduce you to our MIRA & KAI pattern.  MIRA & KAI is a swimwear pattern for you and your mini! It includes a ladies bikini top …

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We get a lot of questions about sewing with lycra fabrics. That’s why we would like to show you some tips and tricks and with the right settings, it’s really not that hard! You can use Lycra fabrics for swimwear or sportswear, for example together with our LYCKA and MIRA&KAI patterns.  About Lycra fabrics: Lycra …

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WOW! We are overwhelmed with how many of you participated in our mini collection GIVEAWAY!! You all made beautiful mini collections, if you would like to have a look on all collections click HERE. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED OR VOTED ON INSTAGRAM!! It was really hard to just choose a few collections that …

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@leissadesign @baralitetill @ikbenvink @baralitetill @minikrachmacher We are happy to finally publish our LYCKA leggings pattern.  LYCKA is a mini and me pattern for big and small!  This sewing pattern is a basic leggings pattern for elastic fabrics. It includes a lot of different variations, you can choose between waistbands, hem versions and extra details like …

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@skarpaneko (made also the cover picture) @rutigdesign @mairao.design We finished March with introducing you to our SENNA skirt and would like to start the same way into April. Today we would like to introduce you to our CLEO culotte pattern. The pattern includes a lot of variations, you can choose between 4 different lenghts, 2 …

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@xeniabj @evy_saerens @baralitetill made even the Senna skirt in the cover picture! Today we would like to introduce you to our SENNA skirt pattern. Senna is a mini and me pattern and includes both adult and kids sizes. SENNA is a straight model midi skirt with side slits. The pattern includes different options like gathered back, …

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In one of our last posts we announced our exciting GIVE AWAY!  The next few weeks we would like to give you some more inspiration and show you how other seamstresses work on their mini collections, as well as show you some fabric and pattern inspiration, which fabrics work together and how to combine patterns. …

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We are so excited to start into March with a special project and we would like you to get involved. We would like to start a give away with the theme MINI COLLECTIONS. We see a lot of beautiful and creative mini collections on Instagram and it seems like a lot of you like them, …

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Today’s sewing tip is a ruffle tutorial.  How do you sew ruffle’s? Do you use the classic version with two threads or do you sew ruffle’s with the help of an elastic band? We show you today both versions and some tips and tricks. We hope we can help you if this is the first …

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@elfandy.collection @ozark_and_orchid @s.e.bro One year ago we published our VERA pattern.  VERA is a basic allrounder shirt and dress pattern with a lot of variations like different necklines, arm lengths and various models for top and dress shapes. It’s the perfect pattern for basics in any women’s wardrobe! You can combine it endlessly according to …

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We are interested in, where you are sewing. Do you have your own sewing room? A corner in your bedroom or do you always need to tidy up after sewing on the kitchen table? We would love to show time by time some of your sewing spaces here on our blog. If you would like …

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@hellohenry__ @mysatelje @mairao.design Hey and welcome back to our Cut&Sew blog in 2021! And a happy new year to all of you!  Let’s make it a sewtastic year! Today we would like to introduce and show you a bit more about our ESTRID kimono pattern. We published the pattern last may, but it’s not only …

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Frida @baralitetill Maira @mairao.design Frida @baralitetill Maira @mairao.design Frida @baralitetill Previous Next The fourth and last FREE pattern we will publish this Advent is a pattern hack for our EDDA blouse.  Edda is an oversized blouse with a lot of different collars, sleeves and button plackets. In our free version you can find an instruction …

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Previous Next Today is the third of advent that means it is time for another free Cut & Sew pattern.  After sharing my favorite swedish Christmas pastries HERE on friday we would like to share a pattern with you that makes baking even more fun!  POLLY potholder is a fun sewing pattern for two different …

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Now it is not long until Christmas anymore. Soon it’s already the 3. of Advent. It’s getting darker and darker outside and more cozy inside.  It’s time to enjoy this special time of the year!  Sit down, enjoy some warm tea, a book or a knitting project or some sewing time!  And of course some …

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@baralitetill @lillaedesign @traknappen We are very happy to finally introduce you to our first men’s pattern.  Our goal for the future is to create easy to sew sewing patterns for the whole family. Sewing for men can seem difficult sometimes, but it really doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need is a basic pattern …

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Previous Next Today is the second of advent that means it is time for another free Cut & Sew pattern.  This time we would like to give you a pattern for a sustainable alternative to wrapping paper.  We always wrap all of our presents into wrapping paper and on christmas eve the whole living room …

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Previous Next Today is the first day of Advent and some of you have probably lit a candle, enjoyed a family Sunday or simply some cozy time alone.  The countdown to Christmas has officially begun and we wish you all a December full of love, joy and a lot of creativity.  Therefore we have decided …

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Hey and welcome! We are happy to finally share our new CUT&SEW blog with the world. A little over one year ago we decided to create easy-to-sew patterns with step-by-step instructions, to offer in addition to our Elvelyckan Design fabrics. We are very thankful for all your support in sewing our patterns.  Due to the …

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