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Some Infinities

Our Little Infinity

Our Little Infinity

inspired  by The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

7″ embroidered

Yesterday, I shared the Interview with the Vampire-inspired design (also below) that I created for The Summer of Stitching on Fandom in Stitches.

Not long after posting that, I realized there was something I really, really wanted to make and share.  As I’ve mentioned many, many times before, I am a big fan of John Green. The Fault in Our Stars has been one of my favorite books since the first time I read it and I grow more fond of the story with each re-read.

Our Little Infinity took me a little over three hours to draft, trace & stitch the above pattern. It was also designed for The Summer of Stitching  on Fandom In Stitches for the I  Books theme.

Apparently, I just can’t stop stitching!

Okay? Okay.

TFiOS Clouds + Okay? Okay.

Posted earlier this year, also inspired by The Fault in Our Stars (TFiOS) . Find this and more free fandom patterns designed by yours truly here! Lots more free patterns by a variety of designers on Fandom In Stitches.

I see, said the vampire thoughtfully

I posted this one yesterday, but what’s a repeat of a free pattern between friends?

The first line of Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice.

Get the free pattern here

7″ embroidered + fabric paint

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Indulging the #tfios Fangirl

#tfios bracelets


It’s been a super stressful and sad week around here.

Yesterday, we lost a beloved family member, my own wonderful Aunt Colleen. Tomorrow, one of my kiddos is having surgery (routine wisdom teeth extraction, but still). I’ve just generally been feeling pushed and pulled in every direction.

Several weeks ago, I bought tickets to see The Fault in Our Stars (#tfios, if you’re a fan) for my 19 year old daughter and myself. The move is tonight, a day before the general release and we have decided that in spite of everything going on, we’re going to take those couple of hours to enjoy one of our favorite stories by one of our favorite authors.

#tissues for #tfiosPreparation includes the “Okay” bracelets you see at the top of the post (pony beads, alphabet beads and stretchy cording) as well as my TFiOS backpack from DFTBA stuffed with packets of travel tissues. I already anticipate tears, but now I expect even more. I’m a champion cryer, and I might breaking a record or two tonight.

OK Magazine Features by #tfios embroidery

It’s not all sadness around there, though the stress has been quite abundant.  OK!Magazine featured my #tfios Okay? Okay. embroidery and my phone went a bit crazy with tweets! You can get the free embroidery pattern here.

It’ll be a few days until my next post. Take care of each other and take a moment for yourself today.



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Okay, fandom? Okay.

Okay? Okay.

TFiOS Okay? Okay.  a free fandom pattern by Jennifer Ofenstein

Also on the Fiction & Literature page on Fandom In Stitches

I get a lot of emails from readers of both Sewhooked & Fandom in Stitches and one of the comments I receive more than any other is “why aren’t your fandom patterns on Sewhooked?”

Well, isn’t that a good question?

Back in 2012, I split Sewhooked in two when I established Fandom in Stitches. My collection of fandom patterns designed by myself and my friends had grown so huge that it was actually crashing my website. After a lot of rearranging, I eventually decided that those fandom patterns needed a home of their own.

Everything that was Harry Potter Paper Piecing, the Twilight Block of the Month (designed by Cat Magraith), and a slew of other fandom-themed patterns by both myself and my designer friends were the beginning of Fandom in Stitches.

When I split Sewhooked, I moved all those fandom patterns to make Sewhooked friendlier and easier to navigate. The unanticipated side effect is that you, my beloved and loyal readers, often don’t realize that I design for more than one website, so when I share a pattern like The Fault In Our Stars: Okay? Okay. (above), you may never see it.

10" TARDIS quilt block, paper pieced


also on the Doctor Who page on Fandom In Stitches

So, by popular request, I have compiled my collection of fandom-themed patterns designed by me and put them together on their own page here on Sewhooked!

Each and every one is absolutely free for your personal & non-profit use.

HP Snitch

Harry Potter Patterns on Sewhooked

Find more Harry Potter on Fandom In Stitches


Find my free fandom patterns and many more by other excellent designers on fandominstitches.com. All patterns are absolutely free. All we ask in return is that you use them for personal & non-profit use only. We wouldn’t say no to sharing your photos either!

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you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are

TFiOS Clouds for hand embroidery or applique TFiOS Clouds to paper piece

Left: TFiOS Clouds, 7″ Hand Embroidery or Applique

Right: TFiOS Clouds, 8″ Paper Pieced

While organizing the #TFiOS Design Challenge over on Fandom In Stitches, I could not resist designing a couple of patterns myself.


 The Fault in Our Stars has been one of my favorite books since the first time it was placed into my hot little hands.

As well as being a beautifully written, it is also an extremely quotable book. With that in mind, I created two versions of the same image, both just waiting for Your Words Here.

The design on the above left will work either for applique or for hand embroidery.

The design on the above right is paper pieced, but will also work just fine if you’d like to embroider the clouds after piecing.

And now, a couple of my favorite quotes, grabbed from GoodReads.

“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

“Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.

“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”

“The world is not a wish-granting factory.”

“You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”

― John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars


I know, right?

 photo tfioschallengebadge_zpsa5762687.jpg

Go Vote! Winner announced Tuesday on Fandom In Stitches.


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