This is a site which I hope will give you inspiration or motivation, wherever you are on your journey of sewing for yourself – looking for a place to get started, looking to do something outside your comfort zone, discovering new ideas or designers you haven’t tried, or just looking for new sewjo. It is not a site for detailed pattern descriptions or pattern reviews, but you will find links here to reviews and other blogs that do that really well. My aim is to create a directory, and a starting point for you to find what you’re looking for, to explore and find more.
This site is also (unashamedly) about supporting the community of independent PDF designers who have inspired me to find a passion for sewing – talented, wonderful, hard-working women running their own small businesses, juggling their creative careers with families, customers and life in general – who provide incredible designs, instructions and support for their patterns, and who share my belief that sewing for yourself is not sew selfish. I’m Australian, but the PDF pattern design and sewing community is truly international, so the patterns and blog posts featured here come from both sides of the world.
I hope this site encourages you to find a little time to do something for yourself, and to realise that “selfish sewing” is actually not sew selfish.