Do you know my Granny?

  Well, you should know my Granny. Her name was Geneva Nezelene Day, but she went by Nez. Granny was a generous, fiesty woman who loved to feed people, listen to Bluegrass Gospel, and to quilt. She was not afraid to create and she used what she had. She was humble, loving, and I miss her. … Continue reading Do you know my Granny?

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From the archives

I'm not sure if I can actually say it's from the archives since Schoolhouse Patterns is only one year old. Nevertheless, I wanted to give you a little reminder that I have a free pattern for you to make a little something for your valentines, big and small. I wrote The Mini Tote pattern back … Continue reading From the archives

New Pattern! The Super Cameron Tote.

Hi all, I have something very important to share with you. I wanted you to know that I have a new pattern listed in my Etsy shop. It's The Super Cameron Tote. That may not seem like important news, so let me explain.      This is Cameron. Super Cameron. Cameron is my cousin's son. … Continue reading New Pattern! The Super Cameron Tote.

Fun update for ya!

Under the advisement of my 10 year old daughter, I have made a change to one of my earlier patterns, The Mini Messenger. I created this bag for my girls to use on a family vacation that we took several years ago. I wasn't really interested in carrying their spending money with me the entire … Continue reading Fun update for ya!

New to the family

    Time to introduce two new patterns to ya. First, The Secretary. This bag comes in 3 sizes and has pockets inside and a ruffle on the front. The small bag is great for little girls, the medium bag is perfect for your everyday purse and the large bag would make a great library … Continue reading New to the family

If you build it…

they will come, right? Hmmm. Like my new Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Trust me, you'll be glad you did. Obligatory photo to follow this sentence. Enjoy. Grandpa, sister, Granny and myself. Orlando, FL. 1978ish. Funny, my hair looks like that again.

Tada!

On January 1, 2013, Schoolhouse Patterns was born. Schoolhouse Patterns is a sewing pattern design company dedicated to creating sewing patterns that make pretty, simple, and useful items. You might see some things that look familiar. If so, that's because they've been around before. Schoolhouse Patterns (SHP) used to be Pattern Patti. I've carried several of … Continue reading Tada!