Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sewing packs that save you money

Save money this year by making your own clothes! To help you achieve this, this year we will put together wardrobe idea packs. What this means is that we will put together a collection of patterns for you that will help you to create a suggested look.

By buying these packs, which can contain anything from two to five patterns, you will be paying a discounted price, saving even more money on our already low priced sewing patterns.

We are working hard on a surprise project that is going to be launched in the next month or so... I can’t give anything away now but what I can say is that is is going to take sewing patterns to the next level! Like our Facebook page for all the latest news.

This week’s patterns in review
That’s right, you can get Kim Kardashian’s look with our Kim pack of patterns, easily and affordably at home.

Our Valentine’s day 2016 pack includes our vintage style knickers sewing pattern (plus the tutorial on how to add suspenders to your vintage style knickers), our ladies thong sewing pattern, and our envelope style gift bag sewing pattern to help you make that romantic day even more special.

Before you go remember to check out our competitions!

Happy sewing!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Some latest sewing news

What an exciting week. We have so many patterns in their final stages, and we’ve launched a few new ones. Most importantly though, this week we launched our biggest competition!

Join our monthly sewing challenge and you could stand a chance to win an Acer Chromebook (click on the featured post to the right of the page to view all the finer details).

For our January sewing challenge the theme is “TIES”. I look forward to seeing all your entries on twitter (Remember to follow us at @Booleheart)

This week’s patterns in review

Our high waist skirts

There are a few items that every woman should have in her closet that are not only stylish, but timeless too. The pencil skirt is second only to the little black dress on this list.
Our knee length under dress makes the perfect LBD

Since we launched an ideal little black dress pattern last year, we thought that naturally the next best thing to do is launch out High Waist Business Skirt. It really compliments any business wardrobe with it’s strong, professional lines.
Me doing a selfie in the new skirt

This skirt is incredibly simple (only 2 pattern pieces) and very quick and easy to make. You can make a few of these skirts in different fabric options.

We decided to even create a shorter version. The Short High Waist Skirt really makes an ideal summer and party skirt. Make one in a fun print to suit your personality, or in simple black for a more elegant look.
Selfie time in the shorter skirt

Have fun with these skirts, they can even add a pin-up style to your current wardrobe, they are so straightforward and look like they are professionally made and not home made.

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Do you want to get more sewing done in 2016? Whether to practice and hone your skills, or to simply create a fun and affordable wardrobe for you, your friends and family? Then join our sewing challenge for 2016.

By joining our challenge you also stand the chance to win an Acer Chromebook. 

How do you join?
Every month we will be posting a sewing theme, for example for January the sewing theme is ties. Create a sewing project, in theme, take a picture and share it with us on twitter using the hashtag #MySewingPatterns

An example of how your tweet must look

There are a few rules of course:
  1. The projects posted on twitter must be from the Boo Lè Heart / My Sewing Patterns range of sewing patterns (CLICK HERE or click on the button to the right of the page to visit our online store).
  2. A new pattern theme will be tweeted every month, so remember to follow us on twitter @MySewingPattern
  3. Entrants can make any of the 12 themes supplied at ANY time during 2016, as long as you mention which month it is for. For example, you can still make your January tie in March 2016 or sew all 12 themes in the 12 days of Christmas, the choice is yours.
  4. You don't have to make a specific pattern, as long as it's in theme. For Example if the theme is "make a dress", you can make a dress from ANY of our available dress patterns.
  5. For an entry into the draw to win the computer, entrants must create at least 6 of the sewing challenges.
  6. Entrants who create all 12 challenges will receive 2 entries into the draw.
  7. The last sewing challenge must be shared with us on twitter no later than 30 December 2016. The draw for the winner, and announcing the winner on twitter will happen on 31 December 2016.

Feel free to add your own sense of flare and style to the patterns!

Here are the themes we have already been running during 2016:
January: Ties – sew any of our tie patterns
February: Dresses – sew any of our dress patterns
March: On Top – sew and share any of our tops, jackets, waistcoat... pretty much anything you would wear “above the belt”
April: Black and white – sew anything you wish from our patterns in this color combination
May: For The Ladies – make anything from our sewing patterns for women
June: Something for the Guys - use any of our men’s patterns for your entry
July: Anything Vintage, Pin-Up or Rockabilly style - bring those classic styles back to life
August: For the Home - Make something that makes your house feel like a home

Good luck and Happy Sewing!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Demystifying our digital patterns

Our patterns come in a very easy, printable format. They are downloaded as pdf, and can be printed on any home based printer, on standard A4 paper.

I even did the maths, and most of the time it works out cheaper to purchase and print patterns in this way, than the traditional way of going out to purchase a physical pattern.

For today’s blog post I just want to go through the basics of how to use our patterns so that you can see that they are so user friendly, anyone can use them.

What you will need:

  • A printer to print out on
  • Plain, normal A4 sheets of paper
  • Sellotape
  • Paper cutting scissors
  • Additional: I like to put my patterns in an A4 PVC envelope when I’m not using them, just to keep them safe.
How do you do it?

  1. Print your pattern on your standard, every day printer.
  2. You will see that each A4 page has a grid border, these grids are marked on the sides to help you to match up the pages.
  3. Each page shows a column and reference number to help you to line them up in the correct order.
  4. Once you have assembled your pages (like a really big and super easy puzzle), you tape all the pages together. You will now clearly be able to see your pattern on the pages in front of you.
  5. Cut out the size you choose, and just like that your pattern is ready to use.

You also still have digital copy on your computer, so if you need a different size our your pattern gets damaged, no problem, you can easily print a new one.

Remember to check our previous blog posts for the competition we are currently running.

Happy sewing!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Bridal designs galore

My bridal range has just taken off so well with my patterns having become extremely popular. I am super grateful and I am hard at work expanding my range.

Sweetheart Trumpet style gown

This is a fit and flare style gown, it is designed to hug the figure closely until midway between the knees and hips, where it flares out. Adding applique lace to this design gives it an elegant and timeless finish.

Princess style gown

The pattern for this dress is currently available for pre-order. It has a corset bodice which is complimented by the layers of skirt that flow behind the bride to be. This gown will make any bride feel like the amazing, special person that she is, on her wedding day.

Empire style gown

A classic and timeless cut, this gown suits the bride who knows who she is and carries a natural grace and beauty with her wherever she goes. It can also be used to create bridesmaid dresses.

Plus many more to come

This is just the beginning, there are many more designs to come over the upcoming year.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Holding my horses

What a busy start to the new year! I am already in the process of creating a whole lot of new patterns being launched over the next month and am really excited to be sharing them with you soon.

I often find I am so impatient and just want to start sharing everything with you straight away, but alas I have to hold myself back, as hard as that may be. Creating samples and testing the patterns is time consuming, but necessary, to at the very least make sure my patterns work before I launch them.

With my bridal range though, as this process can take longer than expected, I do like to post the patterns available for pre-order sales. Keep your eyes open for these as the pre-order sale prices are much lower than the final pattern prices, so you really get a huge bargain by taking advantage of these... and I usually throw in a free gift pattern too.

This week’s patterns in review

Our Sunglasses pouch

I must admit, the popularity this pattern gained absolutely blew my mind. It become a much bigger seller than I thought, but let’s face it, who doesn’t own sunglasses (or even normal glasses at that), and these are items that we do want to keep safe and in good shape for seasons to come.
And for beginning sewing fans, this really is an ideal starter pattern to give a try and hone those skills in creating fashionable homemade accessories.

Available for pre-order

Our next bridal pattern is in the process of being created to be launched in February 2016.The Taryn dress is a simple yet elegant strapless dress. It is a timeless design that is ideally suited for the woman who has an effortless and confident sense of style.
It will go on sale for the price of $9.99, but for now is available for pre-order for only $5.99.

As a bonus gift, whoever takes advantage of the pre-order special will receive a FREE pattern and instructions for our long thin tie. This is the perfect accessory for a date who would like to wear a little something to compliment the woman wearing our Taryn dress. It can be made in matching fabric or colours to the dress itself.

Remember to check our previous blog posts for the competition we are currently running.

Happy sewing!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Batty about bat wings

Happy New Year! May you have a wonderful year filled with blessings and exciting sewing projects.

This year will see us increasing our patterns in two areas. Firstly our bridal collection will be growing and secondly we will be adding in a good few basic patterns, such as a simple woman’s dress shirt, and pairs of smart and casual pants that are simple and easy to follow.

Our aim is to create easy and user friendly patterns for everyone!

This week’s patterns in review

We love our bat wing tops and dresses, not only are they easy to make but they are very fashionable.

Our tops and dresses can be made in a variety of fabrics, from comfortable t-shirting and warm knits (even cut and sew wool) to chiffon and the softer range of fabrics, adding a variety of styles for all different occasions, formal or casual.

They can be made as sweaters or winter tops for the cold seasons and they even make gorgeous costume covers for the upcoming summer months.

These are some of our favourite and most versatile sewing patterns, and you can have so much fun with them.

Remember to check our previous blog posts for the competition we are currently running.

Have a wonderful New Year. Happy 2016 and happy sewing!