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.

    To say I’m happy with the Love Notions patterns is an understatement! This is the first garment success I have ever had!

    I’m a quilter…but I’ve been checking out all if the beautiful creations that you have all made. I’m ready to dive in!

    Looking for a pattern?

    Shop this collection of quilter-friendly, woven fabric sewing patterns

    Melody Dolman

    Looking for a straight forward sewing project? Melody Dolman walks you through step-by-step and helps you get that perfect collared button-up. It’s easier than you’d think!

    Cadence Dress and Top

    The Cadence is a shift-style dress & top meant for wovens. Easy to construct darts at the bust give the dress shaping — with no zippers, buttons, or closures! Learn how to finish it off with facings for easy construction and no bias tape necessary.

    Rhapsody Blouse

    The Rhapsody Blouse is an easy to wear top meant for drapey woven fabrics. Learn to construct a yoke, make bias-binding, and make easy adjustments for a beautiful fit.

    Aria Button Down

    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!

    Allegro Bottoms

    If you are in need of a simple elastic waist, woven pant – Allegro Bottoms are it! These easy to wear, pull on style shorts, skirt, and capris will be a workhorse in your closet. Learn new sewing skills like: inserting elastic, faux fly sewing, and constructing pockets.

    Presto Tunic

    This woven garment is ideal for quilters! You can even use it with flannel or regular quilting cottons. Try the pin-tuck option for even more flair.

    Ready for some easy knit patterns?

    We’ve specially selected some patterns that are approachable for beginners who want to work with fabric that has stretch.

    Classic Tee

    This pattern is the perfect introduction to sewing knits – and we know every wardrobe needs a semi-relaxed tee with just the right amount of ease where you need it. Choose from three neckline options: crew, scoop and v-neck. 

    Ravinia Skirt

    The Ravinia Skirt makes a comfy and stylish bottom – and is a project perfect for a beginner who wants a quick and easy sew with a few interesting details. 

    Summer Basics

    Need a basic tank or dress? Summer Basics tank, maxi, or dress is a straightforward sew with clear instructions – but lots of ways to add more sophisticated details.

    Boyfriend Cardigan

    A quick and easy sew, this open front cardigan features drop shoulders, mid-thigh or duster length, side vents and drop pockets. 

    La Bella Donna Dolman

    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:

     

    Click to check out more sewing supply resources & our favorites:

    1. What sewing machine do I need? 

    2. Guide to sewing machine feet 

    3. Gift Guide for Sewists

    4. Tami’s Sewing Amazon Storefront

    5. How to make a sewing space anywhere

    6. How to organize your sewing space

    Love Notions offers lots of ways to get support as you sew! Here are a few of the places you can find answers to your sewing questions.

    Free & Private Pattern Support Group @ www.facebook.com/lovenotionspatternsupport

    Laugh @  www.tiktok.com

    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.

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