Indie Pattern Month 2014

Indie Pattern Month is here!

Woo hoo! Oh yeah! It’s finally here!!! Indie Pattern Month starts…. tomorrow!!!!!

(Can you tell I’m kinda excited? 😉 )

We’ve been working super-hard over the last few months to bring this all together, so we’re a bit excited that it’s finally happening!!!! 😀 We hope you’re excited, too!

So to kick it all off, here’s a summary of what you can expect to see on The Monthly Stitch during June.

Lots of creations from indie patterns

Of course, this depends to a large extent on all of you. While Mel, Juliet and I have lots of plans involving sewing with indie patterns, this month is all about encouraging everyone to sew with indies and share the results. We’re looking forward to seeing what everyone makes!

(Want to get involved and share what you’re making on here? You can sign up as a contributor really easily – just fill out the little form at the bottom of this page and we’ll get you all set up and ready to go.)

Daily bits of inspiration

Every day during June, we’ll share a bit of inspiration over on the Monthly Stitch Facebook group. Patterns, combinations, mix-and-match ensembles. Have a look and get inspired!

Interviews with indie designers and the people who support them

We’ve got some great sponsors for Indie Pattern Month, and we’ve interviewed them all, to find out what makes them tick. We’ll have all the low-down for you during the course of June, with insight into where they get their inspiration, where they do their work, and (if we’re lucky!) maybe even some hints about what’s coming up next for them!

Sewing contests

We’re trying out something new for The Monthly Stitch during June – sewing contests! We’re hoping they’ll give you all a bit more encouragement to sew with indie patterns. 😉 There are four contests during Indie Pattern Month, each with a different theme and prizes to be won! The four themes are Dresses, New To Me, Franken-Indie, and Indie Fan Girl, Level: Ultimate. There’s one running every week during June. Click through to each theme to find out the timelines, the sponsors, the rules, and what you can win.

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As well as donating prizes for the sewing contests, some of our amazing sponsors have also given us some great prizes to give away during the month. Keep an eye out for those – you never know, you may get lucky and win a new indie pattern or two!


As if prizes and giveaways weren’t enough, we even have some great discounts for you all, courtesy of some of our Indie Pattern Month sponsors.

Diane Ericcson Design – 15% off with the code MSJUN14 – valid until 15 June
Dresses & Me – 15% off any full priced patterns with the code IPM2014 – valid until the end of June
Kitschy Coo – 15% off any pattern orders with the code INDIE – valid until the end of June
Lekala – 15% off with the code TMSINDIEC – valid until the end of June

Indie Pattern Month sponsors

Of course, we couldn’t have done all of this without support from some pretty amazing sponsors. We’d like to give them all a big shout-out – they’re all wonderfully talented people, and super passionate about what they do. And we encourage you to show them some love in return and go check out their sites if you haven’t seen them before – you never know, you may discover a new favourite! 😉 Just click on any of their logos below to find out more about them.

Plus, a huge thank-you to our latest sponsor – Lekala! Lekala has just approached us with an offer to sponsor an extra prize in each sewing contest, as well as a 15% discount off their patterns for the month. Wow!




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