Sew Fun Blog

20 Online Pattern Shops to find that inspirational outfit to sew!

By Uyii Studio

We have been asked to recommend online pattern shops for clothing patterns. Whilst most definitely not comprehensive in any sense, we have been following these boutique patterns makers for their fabulous designs, many of which are on our bucket list of clothes to make and wear. Here's what's on our list:-

  1. We love the variety and playfulness of Rad Patterns made for jersey/knit stretch fabrics. We are so inspired to sew for the whole family!
  2. Loose fitting stylish clothes patterns to wear everyday (for the minimalist wardrobe) -  The Draper's Daughter
  3. Chic clothes to hang out in - Tilly and the Buttons
  4. Fashionable clothing patterns with oh-so-subtle pattern cutting that makes us ogle - Named Clothing
  5. Inclusive styles with drapes to die for - By Hand London
  6. Where fashion meets comeliness - Deer and Doe
  7. There is a wrap dress pattern in there I can't wait to make - Chalk & Notch Patterns
  8. Because Cheongsam dresses are always in fashion - Porcupine Patterns
  9. Everyday wear with some lovely vintage inspired dresses - Sew Over It
  10. The name says it all... The Vintage Pattern Shop
  11. Great fitting pants patterns, with lots of plus size and maternity options - Megan Nielson Patterns
  12. Lots of plus size options + especially jersey/knit stretch patterns for athletic/sports wear  - Jalie sewing patterns 
  13. Awesome variety of patterns with wonderful plus size options - Seamwork
  14. Great plus size options - Closet Core patterns
  15. Casual everyday wear - Itch to Stitch
  16. Casual wear patterns for jersey/knits - Yuzu and Pear
  17. With a focus on menswear - Thread Theory
  18. A little bit of everything, with menswear options - Wardrobe by Me 
  19. The gorgeous outerwear patterns really make me want to live in a place with seasons - Grainline Studio 

Last but no least, let's not forget the powerhouses from Vogue, Butterrick, Simplicity, and Burdastyle. There will always be a pattern that catches our eye in their catalogues.  

https://somethingdelightful.com/vogue-patterns/ & https://www.simplicity.com/simplicity-storefront-catalog/patterns/ 

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Covid Update: 20 July 2021 | Our classes continue as scheduled

By Uyii Studio

Dear friends of Sew Fun,
In light of the updates by the Singapore Government and Ministry of Health (dated 20 July 2021) on the evolving Covid-19 situation, our studio continues to operate under recommended safety measuresYour classes will not be affected and will continue as scheduled until further advised by SkillsFuture.  Should there be any new updates, we will keep you informed.
These are the measures we have been taking in our studio and we require your continued support to create a safe space:- 
  • Class size is capped according to guidelines
  • Classes operate with groups of 2 and safety distance between groups
  • Tools & equipment are catered to groups of 2 to ensure no inter-mingling between groups
  • SafeEntry check-in/out (Use of TraceTogether Token / App 
  • Students and teachers keep their mask on at all times
  • Sanitization of hands at the start and end of every class
  • Students disinfect the sewing machine and tools they used at the end of class.
  • Disinfecting the studio before and after each class, especially all touch points such as our tables, chairs, door handles, electricity points, etc.
  • Use of Industrial grade Air Purifier within the studio 
The most important thing at this point of time is for everyone to Stay Safe and Be Healthy!
Let's Keep Calm and Sew On 💪
The Sew Fun Team

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Covid-19 Update: 19 May 2021 | Our classes continue as scheduled

By Uyii Studio

Dear friends of Sew Fun,
In light of the updates by the Singapore Government and Ministry of Health (dated 14 May 2021) on the evolving Covid-19 situation, our studio continues to operate under recommended safety measuresYour classes will not be affected and will continue as scheduled until further advised by SkillsFuture.  Should there be any new updates, we will keep you informed.
These are the measures we have been taking in our studio and we require your continued support to create a safe space:- 
  • Class size is capped according to guidelines
  • Classes operate with groups of 2 and safety distance between groups
  • Tools & equipment are catered to groups of 2 to ensure no inter-mingling between groups
  • SafeEntry check-in/out (Use of TraceTogether Token / App is enforced as of May 17. Please read below for more details.
  • Students and teachers keep their mask on at all times.
  • Students to sanitize hands at the start and end of every class
  • Students disinfect the sewing machine and tools they used at the end of class.
  • Disinfecting the studio before and after each class, especially all touch points such as our tables, chairs, door handles, electricity points, etc.
  • Use of Industrial grade Air Purifier within the studio 
Implementation of TraceTogether-Only SafeEntry
To support the mandatory implementation of TraceTogether to Check-in / out, we require your support in bringing along your TraceTogether Token OR download and set up your TraceTogether App.  The use of TraceTogether Token/ App is mandatory as of May 17, 2021.
Image: TraceTogether Token 
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The most important thing at this point of time is for everyone to Stay Safe and Be Healthy!
Let's Keep Calm and Sew On 💪

The Sew Fun Team
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Best of you! Best in Singapore

By Uyii Studio

Best of you! Best in Singapore

A big shout out to all our students who has given us the opportunity to join you on your sewing journey! It is because of your love we are featured in the Best in Singapore list. Thanks to our students, our classes are only filled with the joy of sewing (on top of some stress ;P) and the studio bursting with creativity. 

We want to take this opportunity to recognise the commitment our students have taken to allocate time (30 hours or more) to come to our studio to hone their craft.  We understand that behind the table where you sat at, to just be there, you may have had to arrange babysitting of your little ones, child care for the older ones, minders for your older folks, planning of meetings, organising errand runs around the classes and many more other scenarios we may not fathom. 

During the class, we recognise your commitment to be present in the moment to pay attention to the instructions, be open to discovering how things work and for some, running in the back of the mind could be thoughts of a tough conversation you had before walking into the class, something unresolved, or the constant reminder to yourself to work towards completing on time so you can rush off to pick up the kids or be on time for your next appointment.

At the end of the class, everyone walked out feeling a sense of accomplishment and for some a renewed sense of believe in themselves. For each time a stitch went off, each time you sat there to unpick, each time you had to redo something, you might start wavering and think of other things that didn't quite pan out the way it should have.  With a laugh (or strained smile) and a focus on just that one step, you always found a way to accomplish what you set out to do.  

You set yourself a goal, held yourself accountable and all these flurry of pre-planning for something more important than sewing - that is to make time for yourself and bring out the best in you.

Thank you for letting us join you on your sewing journey.

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Covid-19 Update - 29 May 2020

By Evonne Collaborator

Dear friends of Sew Fun, 

In light of the updates by the Singapore Government (dated 19 May 20) on the evolving Covid-19 situation, our classes are suspended until 30 June 2020 (or until as advised by the government). 

It is more important to follow the recommended measures and as a community take care of the vulnerable amongst us.  Stay safe and keep on sewing.  Sew face masks for your family and the community with our free pattern and learn through this video .  

Rest assured we will resume our classes when the situation has improved and the current measures are lifted. We will keep you posted on any updates as well as when classes can resume via both email and whatsapp.
 
Drop us an email at asksewfun@gmail.com if you have any questions for us.
 

 

Stay Safe Everyone!
Let's Keep Calm and Sew On 💪
Warmest Regards, 
The Sew Fun Team

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Covid-19 Update - 22 April 2020

By Evonne Collaborator

Dear friends of Sew Fun, 

In light of the updates by the Singapore Government (dated 22 April 20) on the evolving Covid-19 situation, our classes are suspended until 1 June 2020 (or until as advised by the government). 

It is more important to follow the recommended measures and as a community take care of the vulnerable amongst us.  Stay safe and keep on sewing.  Sew face masks for your family and the community with our free pattern and learn through this video .  

Rest assured we will resume our classes when the situation has improved and the current measures are lifted. We will keep you posted on any updates as well as when classes can resume via both email and whatsapp.
 
Drop us an email at asksewfun@gmail.com or whatsapp us at 96431128 if you have any questions for us.
 

 

 
Stay Safe Everyone!

We all know what to do - stay home, only go out to get your groceries or food, keep in touch with people - especially those who live alone - but most importantly remember to be kind. Everyone is feeling the pressure of this scary situation, so we need to look out for each other.
Let's Keep Calm and Sew On 💪
Warmest Regards, 
The Sew Fun Team

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Our inaugural video - Learn to sew SEW FUN Face Mask

By Uyii Studio

Our inaugural video - Learn to sew SEW FUN Face Mask

Sew Fun is the product of our dedication to share our knowledge and love for fabric and sewing. Whilst we offer a range of classes for various skill levels at our sewing studio in Singapore. We bring to you our Youtube channel with this inaugural instructional video in hope to carry on our love in knowledge sharing with the community within the Red Dot and beyond.

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Alternative Materials For Your Face Mask

By Uyii Studio

Alternative Materials For Your Face Mask
Here's a suggestion of alternative materials you can use to make your reusable face mask

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