Are you a Quilter?
Hey crafter! You wanna make beautiful clothes, too?
Love Notions Patterns are the perfect place to start for quilters – especially those who want to build or rekindle their garment sewing skills. Our tutorials are clear and focused, our patterns are wear-able and classic, and our resources are top-notch. Read through this page to get patterns, support, and advice just right for quilters. You already know your way around a sewing machine, so let’s get you set up for success with sewing garments.
Looking for a pattern?
Shop this collection of quilter-friendly, woven fabric sewing patterns
This is your classic button-down shirt. Try it with the classic collar or the banded collar – you can even make it a tunic or dress. Get the full-length workshop class for step-by-step video instructions!
Ready for some easy knit patterns?
This is a perfect transitional piece for your me-made wardrobe – and one that uses very little fabric. This gorgeous top is filled with options and is quick and easy to sew and wear!
If you are a quilter, you probably have most of these items already.
- A reliable regular sewing machine (our favorite is the Babylock Brilliant)
- A cutting mat
- Rotary cutter
- Thread (we like Gutterman)
- Machine Needles (start with universal needles)
- Fabric (you can work with stretch or non-stretch, but keep in mind that different patterns require different types of fabrics)
Garment Sewing items you might want:
- Tape measure for taking your measurements
- French curve ruler (for making pattern adjustments)
- Marking tools, especially tracing wheel and chalk paper – for marking darts
- Button hole sewing supplies (automatic machine foot, chisel, fray check)
- Interfacing (a variety of weights and uses- read here for more about interfacing)
- zipper feet
- Serger (not necessary, but nice to have for beautiful interior finishing)
- Coverstitch Machine (could also use a twin needle on a regular machine)
Click to check out more sewing supply resources & our favorites:
Free & Private Pattern Support Group @ www.facebook.com/lovenotionspatternsupport
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Looking for patterns that are easy for a quilter? Check out our specially selected patterns linked above which are a perfect spot to start because they build on the skills you already have as a quilter. Love Notions patterns feature full-length tutorials, embedded videos, with simple & classic pattern design so you actually end up wearing the piece you spent your hard work, time, and money on!
Read this post to understand even more about the Quilting to Clothing sewing experience.
Try our Famous Laundry Day Tee (for free)
This pattern is beloved throughout the sewing community! For many people, it is the very first knit garment they ever sew up and it gets them hooked on the joy of sewing. Plus, you can get it for free when you join our private Facebook Pattern Support Group.
What about Fabric?
Fabric is an essential ingredient to any sewing project! Learn from these fabric resources & get what you need!
Learn how to use PDF Patterns
New to PDF patterns? You can use PDF patterns with your at home printer, send them to a copy shop for a large format print, or even project them directly onto your fabric with an overhead projector. Use these videos to see how. Plus, you can even see exactly how to sew up the Free Laundry Day Tee from start to finish using PDF patterns!
Sewing School is in session! Find instant support for your sewing questions
We’ve got some blog posts linked below just for your beginner sewing questions.
Everything you need to know about thread for a beginner sewist.
Learn how to sew knit binding.
How to digitally organize your fabric stash + Fraser Cardigan
Tips and Tricks for Sewing Pockets – using the Love Notions Sloane Sweater Sewing Pattern.
Tip for saving fabric when you cut
Learn how to create a 3d design using your sewing machine.
How to sew for your tween
Read this post to learn about “ease” when it comes to sewing.
Learn how to professionally finish seams + Luna Loungewear Looks!