One of the things I love most about being involved in the online sewing community is the support and enthusiasm fellow sewists have about me-made garments. Any time I have an issue with a pattern, especially with a pattern by an indie maker, I can just hop online and find help and examples from others around the world.
Here at Sprout, we are constantly adding new bloggers and makers to our follow lists. We love the level of participation the sewing community has on social media; the traditional art of making clothing and textiles is being joined beautifully with the power of social media. Process shots, reviews, fit issues and solutions, dancing around in brand new, inspiring creations is all part of the fun!
Last year, when I was really becoming interested in upping my home sewing game, I discovered the blog Madalynne and with it her awesome “Best Of” lists for sewing blogs. It’s a heavenly list of the best sewing blogs of the past year and is voted on by sewists. In fact, this past year over 2,000 people voted for their favorites. Through Madalynne’s collection of bloggers, I’ve discovered new favorites like House of Pinheiro, Cashmerette, and the hilarious Oonabaloona. And don’t forget about the indie pattern company category! Grainline Studio, one of our lovely partners, is a finalist and has received the honor for multiple years.
Happy sewing – – – – – – –
Nicole heads up Product Development at Sprout Patterns. She has a background in fashion development and design and a passion for businesses that do good, which has taken her to places like Uganda, Pakistan, and now Durham, NC. In her spare time, you can either find Nicole in her home studio creating with her kitten by her side or exploring new places around town and abroad. She loves live music, Asian cuisine, and laughing.