Friday Favorites – 11.21.2014

This is the last week Friday Favorites will be posted on the blog! I will be sharing the same social sewing calendar updates & fun links, just in a weekly Friday newsletter! Sign up for the newsletter here; this week it will be a repeat of this post, but going forward the content will only be in the newsletter.

Social Sewing Calendar at


This week I added: Mystery Quilt alongLe Challenge: InkSee Kate Sew Icon Coat Sew AlongFox Quilt along  — ModKid Dapper & Riley Sew Along (prizes!)  to the social sewing calendar!

Read - Shop - See - Etc from Swoodson Says

Continue reading…

Indie Sewing Patterns to Gift {for Neighbors, Ladies, Men, Kids, & Babies!}

It’s that time of year! That time of year when I hustle hustle hustle to finish handmade gifts I should’ve been working on months ago. I wanted to share some PDF pattern ideas to be used as giftables – I am guessing if your friends & family are anything like mine, they have enough infinity scarves and zipper pouches to last them a lifetime.

Don’t forget that I have two patterns that would make great gifts too! The Little Artist Palette soft toy & puzzle as well as the Toy Superhero Cape (free!).

Continue reading…

Little Artist Palette Softie & Puzzle Pattern Release!

Little Artist Palette

 Introducing the Little Artist Palette softie & puzzle toy – my second Swoodson Says pattern and the first one that’s for sale! It is a downloadable PDF sewing pattern, with digital pattern pieces and real photograph instructions. I really love handmade toys, especially for gift giving, and that is what motivated me to pursue selling sewing patterns to encourage more handmade toys.

The finished palette measures about 13″ and could be used in many ways:

  • a softie for a baby or infant
  • a simple matching puzzle for a toddler
  • a prop for dress-up & imaginative play for an older child
  • a throw pillow for decor
  • a gag gift for any aspiring artists, of any age.

For the first week I will have it on sale for $5 from 11/17-11/21 (CST), no coupon necessary.

Ready to buy? You can find it in my own shop /on Craftsy (affiliate link) / on Etsy

Want to see what my patterns are like first? Download my toy superhero cape pattern, it’s free!

Read on for more pictures!

Continue reading…