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Help & Resources: Contents

Welcome to the Pattern Emporium Blog, featuring more resources to help bring your creative vision to life! 🧵✨  

At Pattern Emporium, we're all about embracing the relaxed side of style—think easy-to-wear silhouettes, thoughtful details, and designs that prioritise comfort without compromising on style.

Let's sew together and unleash your creativity!

Happy sewing!

BEGINNERS
  1. Beginners Video Series - Understanding Digital PDF Patterns
  2. Joining The Pattern Pages Together
  3. Layers - A guide to understanding layers in pdf sewing patterns
  4. Measuring Yourself (written)
  5. Measuring Yourself (videos)
  6. Stretch Factor - What is it?

CHARTS & LISTS

  1. Mashable Sleeves List - Stretch Fabrics
  2. Mashable Sleeves List - Woven Fabrics
  3. Pattern List - In a handy downloadable tick list format
  4. Silhouette Fit Chart - Tops & Dresses

DOWNLOADING & PRINTING

  1. Downloading - How to download & print your pdf sewing patterns. 
  2. Downloading & Printing - All
  3. FAQ - Frequently Asked Printing Questions
  4. How to change Adobe Reader back to the old version
  5. Layers - What are they?
  6. Layers - Can't find them?
  7. Layers - Revert to the old version of Adobe Reader
  8. Printer Settings
  9. Where has the layers icon gone?

FABRIC

  1. Denim - Tips for sewing denim & other thick fabrics
  2. Rayon - Tips for sewing with rayon
  3. Stretch Factor - What is it?
  4. Thick Fabrics - Tips & Tricks 

MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Black Button on you sewing machine - What is it for?
  2. General Blog

PATTERN ADJUSTMENTS

  1. Bicep Adjustment
  2. Bodice Length Adjustment
  3. Calf Adjustments - Pants 
  4. FBA - Full Bust Adjustment for Stretch Fabrics
  5. Hip Dip Adjustment
  6. Pants - Fixing smile & frown lines
  7. Pants - Full calf adjustment
  8. Pants - Adjusting for hip dip
  9. Pants - Lengthen or shorten the legs
  10. Sleeve Adjustment
  11. Small Bust Adjustment (SBA)
  12. Spellbound Dress - Bodice length adjustment (video)
  13. Summer Breeze Dress Success - Measuring the bodice so it fits you perfectly
  14. What Is Hip Dip? - Pattern Adjustment

PATTERN MASHES - GET CREATIVE

  1. Mashable Sleeves List - Stretch Fabrics
  2. Mashable Sleeves List - Woven Fabrics
  3. Calypso Kaftan with Summer Breeze Dress
  4. Going Places Dress
  5. Hello Gorgeous Tee
  6. Like A Boss Tee with Be You Tee

PATTERN HACKS - GET CREATIVE

  1. Harem Pants (Kids) - Line the kids harem pants
  2. Heartlight Skirt : Add a waist tie
  3. Lovebug Skirt (Kids) - Remove the panels from the Girls Lovebug Skirt
  4. Skater Skirt - Sew a stretch skater skirt
  5. Songbird Jacket - Lengthen the neck band
  6. Starlight Skirt - Add a waist tie
  7. True Romance Top - Add a different necklines to the True Romance Top
  8. Summer Breeze - Convert the Summer Breeze to a strapless dress
  9. Wanderlust Dress - Add a cuff

SEWING HOW-TO's

  1. Binding - Making Binding
  2. Binding - Sewing Binding
  3. Drawstring - DIY Drawstring Ties
  4. Elastic - Harem pants ankle elastic made easy (written)
  5. Elastic - Harem pants ankle elastic made easy (video)
  6. Flip Method - Tips for sewing with raw edges
  7. Lining Kids Harem Pants
  8. Raw Edges - Tips for sewing with raw edges
  9. Topstitching (video)

 WHAT'S IN THE PATTERN

  1. Be Mine Balloon Sleeve Top