A Valentine’s Day Tote

Valentine's Day is almost here and Schoolhouse Patterns has the perfect gift idea for you. Make your sweeties a Valentine's Day appliqued tote. It's such a quick, fun sew. The tote is 9"x9" and is just the right size to hold a book, a gift card or two, and plenty of Valentine's Day sweets to … Continue reading A Valentine’s Day Tote


‘Round here

Believe it or not, there is no snow on my front lawn. For now. It's a beautiful 60 degrees today, cloudy, but nice. Tomorrow, on the other hand, 36 with snow/sleet/rain. Bluh. Just thought I'd let you know what's up 'round here. My oldest daughter, Celia, turned 16. Her sisters made a fabulous cake for … Continue reading ‘Round here

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

The Dotty Stocking

The holidays are here. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time with family, ate a lot, shopped a little and generally enjoyed the restful weekend.  We even had time to get out the Christmas decorations. When we moved this fall, we decided to leave our nine foot Christmas tree with … Continue reading The Dotty Stocking

Sew Mama Sew giveaway! and remembering.

Sew Mama Sew readers, welcome to the Schoolhouse Patterns blog. I'm Cindy, the owner & designer. I hope you're having fun entering giveaways. Keep reading to find out about mine. Like a giveaway? Today is your day. Sew Mama Sew, a blog devoted to sewing, is hosting it's biannual giveaway. In their post today, you'll … Continue reading Sew Mama Sew giveaway! and remembering.

Review of the eClutch…keep reading!

Hey all! I'm shouting out to you today. I'm promoting. I'm linking up a review for you to check out. It's about one of my patterns. I know you're going to be tempted to click the links right now. That's what I would do. However, I think it would be in your best interest to … Continue reading Review of the eClutch…keep reading!

Just wanted to let you know..

I'm participating in a blogiversary giveaway over at Fly Away Home. Lucy is one of my pattern testers, one of those lovely people that I couldn't do without. She is offering 5 patterns from 3 different designers, including one from me. Maybe you would like to win this pattern. I have to say, this one … Continue reading Just wanted to let you know..

Free Pattern Friday – The Toddler Pillow & Case

Spring break starts today around here. One of my daughters is headed off to Florida with a friend. We're all a little jealous. It must be nice to have friends that will take you to lovely, warm destinations. It's still so cold here. I think I need a couple of new friends. Friends that like … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – The Toddler Pillow & Case

Free Pattern Friday – Flag on the Fly – a super easy bunting

Today's free pattern is the Flag on the Fly pattern. This is such a simple quick sew, you'll whip it out in no time and is a great way to use up scraps. Enjoy! **Note – I have uploaded a PDF of this pattern just in case you prefer to print the pattern out or … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday – Flag on the Fly – a super easy bunting

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