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

101 Monday and Love

You know how sometimes two people just need each other? They feel void without the other, ache for one another. My valentine and I are like that. I am not complete without him. We are dependent upon one another. We go together. What's the point? Well, our 101 Monday for this week is a part … Continue reading 101 Monday and Love

Free Pattern Friday – the Love edition

  Welcome to the first edition of the Schoolhouse Patterns Free Pattern Friday. Now, as I said previously, this will most likely not be a weekly occurrence.  Not because I don't have a tank full of patterns to share with you, but because of lots of other reasons. Family. Dishes. Homeschooling. Laundry. Dates with my husband. … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – the Love edition

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.

101 Monday – Applique

Well folks, it's Monday. Today's 101 explains two ways to applique: one is all machine and the other has a little machine work and a little handwork. ap·pli·qué [ap-li-key]  noun,   verb, ap·pli·quéd, ap·pli·qué·ing. noun 1. ornamentation, as a cutout design, that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to a piece of material. Let's start with the all machine applique. You need the fabric you are applying the applique to, the fabric you are … Continue reading 101 Monday – Applique

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!