Hello Summer! Well, it’s actually still Spring for a couple of weeks here and my friends in the northern hemmisphere are heading for Winter, but in Australia we are so hot we are on fire (quite literally)! We are in dire circumstances here with terrible bushfires, so we are thinking of all of you in the crisis zones.

One piece of good news we have for you is that One Thimble Issue 22 is ready for release today! You may even have your copy if you preordered in advance!  I’m excited to be back coordinating the blog tour for One Thimble, it’s such a pleasure to work with these talented editors, pattern designers & bloggers!Screen Shot 2019-11-13 at 7.11.57 am.png

Lets look at the awesome line up for Issue 22!

5 New patterns included in Issue 22

Piper Pinny Dress by Bubby & Me CreationsReady Gentlemen Shirt by Orange Daisy PatternsOceaan Shorts by The Eli MonsterDesoto Beltbag by Phat QuartersXanadu Bodysuit by Duchess & Hare

3 Pattern Hacks based on existingOne Thimble patterns

Inseam Pocket Hack on Jolie SkirtJumper to Cardigan Hack on Beep Beep SweatshirtLong Pants to Shorts Hack on Everest Shorts

All of this included for just $12!!

73264636_10159398487017575_3310535722032693248_oI’m so excited to share with you the pattern hack I provided for this issue! An inseam pocket tutorial on the Jolie Skirt from Issue 10 (Jolie Skirt Pattern by Filles a Maman). 

Who doesn’t love pockets? They are an absolute essential right?

Screen Shot 2019-11-13 at 8.05.28 am.pngThis was a real challenge for me! I had to create a pattern piece (my first digital drawing) and a sewing tutorial while on the road to Uluru! We were travelling 8,500km with poor to zero internet service with just my husbands work laptop and a plastic souvenir ruler to aid me. But I still said yes haha!

I was limited to the programs pre-installed on my husbands computer, so I had to create the pocket pattern piece in Microsoft Word & I was unable to sew along as I created the tutorial, but I think I did ok! When we got home I was able to test it out and take the pics for the tutorial. Let me know what you think! I tried to make it as easy to follow as possible, and also able to be used as a pocket hack on any skirt, pants or dress pattern you might like to use it on.

I love this version sewn by Alison of Little Seren. She loves the Jolie pattern and uses it often in her online storeScreen Shot 2019-11-13 at 7.14.11 amHave you got your copy of One Thimble Issue 22? Tell me your favourite pattern or hack in the comments and then enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy!

For your chance to win a copy of the new One Thimble Issue 22 – Summer 2019 please enter the rafflecopter prize draw here.Open until 12am Wednesday November 20th AEST

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We have some amazing bloggers joining in to share their makes this week. Be sure to check each one out on the tour and show them some love.

November 13

Idle Sunshine

Rebel & Malice

Sew Cucio

November 14


Make it Sew with the Bear and Pea Atelier

November 15

The Graham Crafter

Marvelous Auntie

The Accidental Sewist

November 16

Beri Bee Designs

{Spools+Oodles} of Fun

November 17




November 18

The Crafting Fiend

It’s Liesel

November 19

Lulu & Celeste

Idle Sunshine Tour Wrap Up!


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