Labor Day Weekend Pattern Sales!!!

Here's a list of all the pattern sales I could find. Feel free to submit sales you find via the comments section below. I will update with new sales whenever I find them!

Terra's TreasuresFriday through Monday, 25% off with code LABORDAY25 at


Aivilo Charlotte: 40% off now through 9/2 at with the code LABORDAY2013 or my craftsy shop is already discounted at 40% off.


Patterns By Tina20% off Today through Tuesday (ends 9/3) Coupon Code is: LABORDAY2013. My etsy site: 


Felicity Sewing Patterns: Bargain Basement Sale at all my shops plus you can save 15-20% with bundle deals.


Nimblephish:  30% off everything in store, good through Monday 9/02. Coupon Code is LABORDAY30


Tikatuly:  15% off starting tomorrow through Monday, code LABORDAY15


Tie Dye Diva:  Reversible Fleece Hoodie Vest pattern only $5 and you can use code BUNDLE to save 25% on any 3 or more patterns too. Friday and Saturday only.


Funktional Threads:  I'm marking my patterns in my Craftsy shop down 25% for the weekend. Starts tomorrow morning (once I get them edited) and runs through Monday night.


Ellie Inspired25% off entire shop Friday - Monday. Code LABORDAY 


Foot Loose and Fancy Free: 25 % off entire order on web site starting now until Tuesday 9/3 till 11PM Use coupon code 25OFF    "Etsy on Sale" 25% OFF


Rabbit Rabbit Creations:  Buy 2 get 1 free on all patterns.


Fancy Schmancy: 20% off Total Purchase with code LABORDAY2013

GoTo Patterns:  Coupons on site


FairyTale Frocks and LollipopsLabor Day Savings at   --- enter the code: LABOROFLOVE and take 15% OFF your entire order - shop 50+ fabulous independent e-pattern designers in one spot! Happy Sewing!


Charming Ollie:  15% off Charming-Ollie through LABOR DAY with code 15LABORDAY2013 


Seamingly Smitten:  Start the weekend early!! Save 40% off your entire Seamingly Smitten - sewing patterns purchase today through Monday! Use code: HAPPYLABORDAY40 at etsy checkout. Spoil yourself over the holiday! 


Paco BeanNow through Monday, get 20% off with code: pbtwenty  Valid at only


Sew Sweet Patterns: Sew Sweet Patterns is having a end of summer sale! Use code SUMMER for 25% off your entire pattern purchase! 

Little Lizard King:  Little Lizard King is offering a buy four get one free special from If you buy four patterns in a single transaction, LLK will send you a fifth pattern free of charge (of equal or lesser value) Please do not purchase the fifth pattern; simply email indicating which one you want free.  Also, Buy our Bubble Skirt for $5 using code: bubbletrouble on


Millie Rose PatternsEnjoy 15% off Millie Rose Patterns for the Labor Day weekend. Use code LABORDAY. 


5 and 10 Designs : LABOR DAY SALE - Save 15% - off the Five and Ten Designs Volume One eBook this weekend only! Simply use Coupon Code 'LaborDay' at checkout!!!


Too Sweets Patterns: 30% off. code is LABORDAY 


Sisboom:  This PDF Pattern sale will cure your end of Summer blues – We promise! Buy 2 PDF patterns (minimum $20) or more to activate 40% off your entire PDF pattern order after coupon code BACK2SCHOOL is applied at check out.How it works: Buy 2 or more PDF Patterns and get 40% off your entire PDF pattern order! Use coupon code BACK2SCHOOL. So, 2, $10 patterns would be $12, 3 $10 patterns would be $18, and so on!  Please Note: 2 pattern ($20) minimum required to activate sale. Sale ends Monday September 2nd at midnight. Coupon code BACK2SCHOOL will activate coupon code


Cottage Mama: 10% off with the code NEWWEBSITE. It's not labor day sale, so not sure how long it lasts .


Everything Your Mama Made: I  am excited to share my first sale!  I don’t plan on having traditional sales often so if your a sale shopper take a second to check this out! Now thru Monday 9/2 at 11:59PST I have marked down all the patterns in the Craftsy shop NO COUPONS NEEDED! Save 10% on all 3 of my individual patterns (on sale for $4.45-$8.95) OR Save 20% off my Dolman Top Bundle pack that includes both the Carlie’s & Kymy’s Dolman Top patterns ($15.90 for $19.90 in patterns).  Not only that, but as a free extra, next week I will be sending out the 18″ doll expansion (.99 value) to all bundle customers to their paypal email!


 imaginegnats: 25% off with code work25


EmmylouBeeDoo: 20% off with code "labor20" 


MonkeysbugNeed a little Labor Day sewing motivation? Use the code LABORDAY at for 25% off your order of any and all patterns.


Ruby Jean's Closet - Labor Day SALE! Buy two, get one free (of same or lesser value). Just leave me a note at checkout letting me know what free pattern you want.  Sales ends midnight, Sept. 2.

Hailey Bugs Closet: I have my new pattern on sale for $5 for Labor Day Weekend. Here is the link


Found a sale I missed?

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!




The Perfect Bow and the Baby Proof Sash Tutorial

Every morning it is a struggle to dress my feisty 2 year old. All her pretty sashes hang untouched in the closet, while the dresses they go with get worn over and over. I love the look of a pretty bow, but my baby wont hold still long enough to tie it nicely, and in the miraculous event that she does, she unties it and removes the sash a few minutes later. GRRRR!!! Tell me I'm not the only one with this problem???

And so I fiddled around in my sewing room and came up with just the right answer. 


There are 3 pieces to the baby proof sash. The Bow, the Bow Center, and the Sash. 

Supplies: Sash and bow fabric, thread, sewing machine, scissors or rotary cutter, needle Kam Snaps and snap pliers. Kam snaps, by the way, are my FAVORITE things for garment closure for my crazy toddler. Fast and easy, but still secure.

Decisions, decisions....

First, you need to determine your sash length and width. Measure your child's waist while wearing the garment, add 2" for sash length.  Decide how wide you want the sash, double that and add 1/2". Cut your sash.

Then, you need to determine the bow width and tail length that you like.



This is all a matter of preference, and you can experiment until you find the bow size you like. Some people like big floppy bows, others like neat and tidy little bows.  The bow portion of the sash is one long strip. The width of the strip should be the same as the width you chose for your sash. The length should be the bow width x 2 plus the tail length x 2. Cut your bow strip. My bow here was 14" wide (yep, that's a big ol' bow!) and 45" long. (Tail length 13" X 2 + bow width 9.5" x 2 = 45")

Your bow center is going to be 6" long, but you must decide how wide you want your bow center to be. Just eyeball it, you really can't go wrong. Then double that number and add 1/2". Cut your bow center 6" long by width x 2 plus 1/2" . 

Making it!

Cut your sash strip and your bow strip according to the above directions, then fold right sides together along the length. 


Set sash aside for now. 


Pin bow ends closed.  Then fold your bow strip in half lengthwise with the fold on the left, matching up the ends. 


Lay edge of sash on the bow width line and stitch down using a straight stitch, making sure to backstitch at beginning and end. This closes the 1 sash end and attaches it to the bow.


Time for a tiny bit of hand stitching. 


Time to make the bow center. 


That's it! You did it! Snap it on your baby girl. No tying, no nothing. Snap and go! 


Whimsy Couture Giveaway and Discount Code!

I'm sure you've all heard of Whimsy Couture, and if you haven't, it's time to go look around the shop a little. With well over 100 sewing patterns published covering everything from pet beds to peasant dresses, Whimsy Couture has a lot to offer today's PDF pattern buyers. 

Boho Tunic

Boho Tunic

From today until July 31, 2013, you can get a whopping 33% off your entire order using the special discount code PATTERNREVOLUTION. This code is only valid for purchases made HERE, not through Etsy. Time to start your back to school pattern shopping! 

Ruffled Bolero

Ruffled Bolero

Whimsy Couture is also offering a 3 Pattern Pack Giveaway to Pattern Revolution fans!  How sweet is that?  Just enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post for your chance to win!

Ruffler Peasant Jacket

Ruffler Peasant Jacket