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Regarding Changes at Craftsy

Big changes are afoot at Craftsy, and if you are following any independent designers on social media or via their blogs & websites, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about it over the last few days.

For those of you who haven’t heard, Craftsy sent emails to all of their designers, including me, on December 19 to let us know that they are drastically changing the platform.

Many designers are losing their shops entirely. No questions, no ability to petition for a second chance.

Other designers, like me, received a message saying that we can keep our shop, but that some of our patterns may be deleted. There is no list of patterns that may be excluded from our shops.

Stores will be purged or locked down on December 28, depending on whether or not designers are being cut. My understanding is that the remaining shops will be frozen until some time in 2019, meaning those designers who do make the cut won’t have access to change their stores.

We were hit with this all at once. No chance for input, no time to process with just Dec 19 – 28 to figure it all out.

Here is the FAQ they have created for this change.

Because of the past ease of using Craftsy, most of my paid pattern business was built on their platform. Losing control over my pattern business is not an option. I am an independent designer and have been since I started down this path many years ago. I do everything myself from designing, writing, communicating with pattern testers, editing, publishing, promoting, etc.

Effective immediately, my Craftsy shop is closed. 

As of the writing of this post, I have deleted 261 patterns from my Craftsy pattern shop, both free and for sale. There is a lot of work ahead of me to remove & change all the links on Sewhooked and to find appropriate new homes for all of my patterns. Please know that I will get all of this sorted out, but it is going to take a considerable effort and a lot of time.

On that note, Craftsy says on the FAQ linked above that customers will continue to have access to purchased patterns which have been purged will be able to print or save those PDF files. However, if at some point this because an issue for you, please feel free to send your receipt to me at sewhooked@gmail.com and I will be happy to send the pattern or patterns you purchased to you directly.

All of my FREE patterns are still available right here on Sewhooked. You can access them to print or save. See FREE PATTERNS in the menu above. There are several menu options to choose from.

For the time being, all of my paid patterns will be in my Etsy shop. If you’re looking for a pattern not currently listed, please get in touch and I will add it for you. I am looking into several other possible platform options as I decide what to do next.

As of right now, my Craftsy & Share-A-Sale links no longer work. If you need help finding a pattern, please contact me. Be patient as you wait for replies. 

Sewhooked is no longer a Craftsy affiliate effective December 22, 2018.

For the time being, I’ll be enjoying my family as much as possible for the holidays and I hope you get to do the same.

In Stitches,

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Free Pattern Friday – Applique?!

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday! I’m back today with something ALL TOO SHOCKING – A free applique pattern!

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REMINDER: All of my for sale Winter and Christmas themed paper pieced patterns are on sale in my Etsy shop through the end of December! Please note this is ETSY only and not available on Craftsy.

Check out the menu on sewhooked.com for ALL of my free patterns!

Smiling Santa Gift Bag Tutorial

If you’ve been around a while, you may remember the Smiling Santa Gift Bag tutorial I shared some time ago right here on Sewhooked.

Years ago, I would make these sweet felt gift bags for the kiddos in my life. Santa was one of my favorites, but I also made quite a others, too!

Here’s a photo from WAY BACK in 2000. Whew, thank goodness that Millineum thing turned out okay. 😉

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For this design, I’ve taken my hand drawn Rudolph templates, played with them in EQ8, and created a 10″ pattern to share.

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Please be gentle with me. Designing applique using software is brand new to me.

Make a quilt block, or use some felt and the Smiling Santa tutorial to make your own Rudolph bag! Want a printable Gift Bag tutorial? Get it here.

>>>Download or Print Young Rudolph to Applique<<<

Like this pattern? Let me know and I might create more fun things for you to applique. 🙂

Here are some of my previous winter freebies! Enjoy!

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Download Sewhooked Snowflake or Save/Print from Google Drive

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Download Winter Mittens from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

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Get Mug O Love on Craftsy or Save/Print from Google Drive

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Download from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

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Download from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

Sweet Skating Sue – download from Craftsy!

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Save/Print from Google Docs OR Get it Free from Craftsy

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Save/Print from Google Docs OR Get it Free from Craftsy

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Free Pattern Friday – All About Winter!

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday! It’s been awhile, my friends!

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Now through the month of December 2018, all of my for sale Winter and Christmas themed paper pieced patterns are on sale in my Etsy shop! Please note this is ETSY only and not available on Craftsy.

I thought this would be a great time to revisit my FREE winter and Christmas themed patterns, too. My freebies can be mixed and matched freely with the paid pattern sets.

This is a round of up patterns I’ve shared over the years, all paper pieced, all free plus one brand new pattern to share with all of my Sewhooked friends!

If you enjoy my free patterns, I encourage you to purchase a pattern from my Etsy or Craftsy shop. Please do the same for any maker you enjoy who shares free content. It’s how we are able to keep sharing. ♥

Check out the menu on sewhooked.com for ALL of my free patterns!

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First up, we have a brand new pattern from the Sewhooked Suggestion Box! I’ve had multiple requests for a snowflake pattern. This was the result of a lot of sketching and tweaking and I do hope you like it!

Sewhooked Snowflake is 10″ paper pieced.

Download Sewhooked Snowflake from Craftsy

or Save/Print from Google Drive

Here are some of my previous winter freebies! Enjoy!

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Download Winter Mittens from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

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Get Mug O Love on Craftsy or Save/Print from Google Drive

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Download from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

Sweet Sue Title.jpg

Download from Google Drive or Get it on Craftsy

Sweet Skating Sue – download from Craftsy!

Friend Gnome title

Save/Print from Google Docs OR Get it Free from Craftsy

holiday house 2017

Save/Print from Google Docs OR Get it Free from Craftsy

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Surprise! New pattern – Signs Signs Signs

Surprise!

Guess who has been working on a new pattern in between all the other craziness?!

You guessed it!

Some time ago, Robin B. made an amazing suggestion that I have had in the back of my mind ever since – a multi-directional signpost.

With all the travel I’ve been doing this year, I absolutely could not resist designing this one. I did a little research and a little sketching. I worked up a pattern and sent it off to my pattern testers.

It is now tested and ready to share!

This awesome, versatile pattern is perfect to express your wanderlust or to point to where your loved ones are, or maybe share your favorite fandom locations. Think fabric with existing text, hand or machine embroidery, stenciling, fabric markers, the list goes on!

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Find Signs Signs Signs in both of my online shops:

$3.95 on Craftsy

or

$3.95 on Etsy

10″ x 30″ (10 1/2″ x 30 1/2″ with seam allowance) as shown, made using three paper pieced blocks.

Need more signs? Duplicate and rotate the center block! Add to larger projects or make as is for a fun wall hanging.

Includes full-color instructions with fabric amounts, suggestions, and paper pieced pattern.

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And here is Amber’s fantastic tested version! She has big plans for this and I can’t wait to share what she does!

If  you try your hand at this pattern, I’d love to see what you do with it over in the Sewhooked Facebook Group! Not on Facebook? Tag me on Instagram (@sewhookedjen) or Twitter (@sewhooked)!

Thank you for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend! 😀

See you soon!

 

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Free Pattern Friday – Sailor Hat

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Today’s pattern was a special request from Sylvie, who needed a simple Sailor’s Hat.

I didn’t have time to try this one out myself but was lucky enough to have some willing testers, including Sylvie. Thank you to everyone who helped!

Sailor Hat is 6″ x 10″ finished with instructions to make it 10″ finished by adding simple sashing.

Want it bigger? I have a tutorial for that!

Have a pattern idea? Leave it in my Suggestion Box!

Enjoy!

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Print or Save from Google Drive

OR

Get it Free on Craftsy

 

Tested Sailor Hat by Amy WondaalTested Sailor Hat by Nicole CoutureTested Sailor Hat by Sylvie Weir

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Thank you to my Patreon Patrons for making it possible or me to share patterns like this for free!

Like my free content? Consider being a Patron! Find out all you need to know on my Patreon page. $10 Patrons receive new paid patterns for free as they are released. Details on Patreon.

Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However, you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

2018 Fat Quarter Lotto

Deadline is April 21!

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & occasional prizes! I’ll be there, as with many friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

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Free Pattern Friday – Pretzel!

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Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

Many, many years ago (according to my computer, about twelve!) a friend asked for a pretzel pattern.

So, of course, I said yes!

I thought it would be fun to share this updated version, which has zero carbs, zero calories, and finishes at 5″. Want it bigger? I have a tutorial for that!

Enjoy!

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Print or Save from Google Drive

OR

Get it Free on Craftsy

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Thank you to my Patreon Patrons for making it possible or me to share patterns like this for free!

Like my free content? Consider being a Patron! Find out all you need to know on my Patreon page. $10 Patrons receive new paid patterns for free as they are released. Details on Patreon.

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Want to support my work but Patreon is not for you? You can still help support my free content and keep me creating by purchasing a pattern. Buying patterns gives you something tangible for your money and helps me keep doing what I do! However, you choose to support me, whether it’s Patron, purchases, or by sharing my work with your other quilty friends, I appreciate you. ♥

This is just one of the patterns available in my Craftsy shop!

2018 Fat Quarter Lotto

Deadline is April 21!

Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & occasional prizes! I’ll be there, as with many friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

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New Pattern – Braided Confetti!

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I’m delighted to share a new(ish!) pattern!

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A version of this pattern (above), originally known as Braided Kaleidoscope, was published in a magazine many years ago. The magazine went out of business and the copyright has reverted to me. Because it’s not been available for some time, I thought it would be fun to update the pattern for 2017 (almost 2018!), turn it from a single block into a quilt, and share it with you!

While the piecing hasn’t changed, the color HAS. The new version is colored quite differently to create a new effect. It’s also designed to make a 46″ quilt.

 

Make it scrappy, soft, or bright. Whatever works best for you!

Pattern includes fabric amounts, paper pieced pattern units, coloring page, and instructions to make the quilt shown here, all for just $4.95.

Get Braided Confetti on Craftsy.

Get Braided Confetti on Etsy.

Members of the Sewhooked Patreon Pattern Club should already have a copy in their inboxes. Thank you so much for your support!

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Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!

 

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