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Calling pattern testers!

Brindille & Twig is looking for some pattern testers to fill out our team! We have just created our Facebook group for testers only and we need to add a few people like you <- What does testing look like? Pattern testers will be added to the Facebook testing group so you must be active [...]

2017-07-06T14:13:25+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Spring Romper pattern : 105

I've created the spring romper in response to many requests! The summer romper is very popular and some people wanted it with the ability to add legs. So here is a similar pattern to the summer romper with leg options and a pocket detail! The pattern is appropriate for a beginner, you can preview some [...]

2017-06-30T17:59:03+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Pattern tutorials|

Brindille and Twig’s new free pattern: The ringer tee

It's been awhile since I offered a free pattern so I decided it's about time! I made the ringer tee as an easy, fast style that anyone can try out. Even as a first project! The pattern also has the new layers feature you can read about here. I will show a short tutorial below [...]

2017-04-19T08:12:13+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Free patterns|

New way to print Brindille and Twig sewing patterns… LAYERS!!

Theo and I are so excited to show this to you!!  I've been working on figuring layers out since I did the survey in Brindille & Twig's sew and tell. From now on, all Brindille & Twig patterns will come in layers. (all these instructions will be included in the tutorials as well) Meaning: you [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:00+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Pattern tutorials, Guides|

Harem coverall : 97

I love this harem coverall style so much but the reason I've hesitated to make the pattern is because it can be a tricky balance. You need to be able to pull it up through the neck but you also need the neck to keep it's shape. That's why you need to be careful about which fabric [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:04+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Pattern tutorials|

Hood zip coverall pattern 96

Hello again!  I know it's been a LONG time!!  Mr. Theo (above) took it out of me for quite awhile :)  I believe I am back though, for the long haul. One of the patterns I needed for my baby boy was the zip coverall and finally, here it is!! Theo has been living in versions of [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:11+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Pattern tutorials|

Sprout Patterns

The printing, taping and cutting out of patterns is undoubtedly the most boring step of using digital patterns, right?  I just want to get to the fabric, sewing and wearing!! That's why I was excited to hear about Sprout Patterns, a division of the fabric printing company, Spoonflower. They print the pattern in your specified [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:15+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Guides, Reviews|

Hooded vest for fall! Pattern 95

Can you tell how jazzed she is with her new vest??  :)  I love it too. It's one of my all-time favorites in fact!  I made it in a few different types of fabric.  A sweatshirt knit, a medium weight jersey and an interlock.  It worked well in all three but I think I like the [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:19+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Pattern tutorials|

Homestead blog hop with Birch Fabrics

  The lovely Birch Fabrics is releasing some new prints 'Homestead by Emily Isabella'  AND they are giving some fabric away so look toward the bottom of the post to win :) They kindly let me try some of the gray sheep organic interlock fabric so I made my 2 latest!!  The slant seam hoodie and [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:22+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Reviews|

Pocket pants and slant hoodie

Sooner or later we will get hit with dropping temperatures and I want to be prepared!  I'm talking about Eleanor's wardrobe of course.  I made 2 new patterns that are perfect to keep her warm, the slanted seam hoodie (with a hi-lo hem) and the side pocket pants that can store all kinds of stuff! [...]

2017-04-19T08:13:26+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Pattern tutorials|