Welcome to our blog
We are hoping to cover a variety of sewing topics on our new blog. Our main focus has been designing PDF Sewing Patterns. We have a varied range and will still be adding to it.
Thank you for stopping by, we hope it has been useful.
By boutiqueuniquedesigns, Dec 2 2017 06:11PM
New Competition: We are going to try something different, each month we will be running a raffle for the prize of one pattern of your choice from our collection. To enter the raffle, add a photo of one of your Boutique Unique makes to the comments on this post. At the end of the month we will assign you a number and then do a random draw. This post will stay pinned to the top of our Facebook page for the duration of this month. Looking forward to seeing your makes and happy sewing!
Facebook does not endorse or is involved in this competition. Photos must be your own and of a boutique unique make. We will be adding any that come through via email to this post too.
Visit our Facebook Page to submit your photo or email us a copy at firstname.lastname@example.org
By boutiqueuniquedesigns, Nov 25 2017 03:43PM
Dotty A4 and A5 Planner Cover with Organiser Pockets
The Dotty Folder is a custom sized cover for A4 and A5 folders. It includes four pocket additions on the inside covers. Two large slip pockets, a post it pocket for two sets and a three pen pocket. These covers give you a great opportunity to create plush, attractive folders and planners which express your personal style and originality.
We originally designed these for ourselves for our personal planners and work diaries etc. We have added planner inserts to the A5 size to create a gorgeous personal planner at a fraction of the cost of some of the ones available on the high street. We have used the A4 size to store all our favourite pdf patterns. These would make great gifts for students, professionals and children. Go crazy and create themed folders for yourself or make some quick gifts.
Some of the features we like best is the opportunity to show off our originality. And with the vast variety of planner inserts and printables available on line you have the chance to make a completely themed planner exactly as you would love.
This is a relatively simple make, we have included guidance on how to adjust the size if necessary. The main skills needed to make this is top stitching and ironing hems for the floating pockets. The rest is straight sewing.
The main pattern pieces have points indicated for where to resize if needed. The arrangements of the pockets has been suggested in the pattern but you can change these to fit your needs. You might want two sets of pen pockets for example or you may want to divide the post it pocket into smaller divides for crayons. If you are unsure we would suggest you go with our layout for your first make, once you are hooked you might add in your own pattern hacks to create even more of a unique item. There is enough space to play with on the panels and we love doing fussy cuts for the top pocket layers.
By boutiqueuniquedesigns, Nov 9 2017 08:02PM
Free Nicky PDF Sewing Pattern
Take this opportunity to try one of our PDF patterns for free. Have a look at how we present our instructions and pattern pieces to get a clearer idea of what our patterns include.
We have made these as presents, to coordinate with particular outfits, makeup cases, pencil cases and more.
Pattern available to dowload here on this link
By boutiqueuniquedesigns, Oct 29 2017 02:11PM
We all love sewing but there is always a cost. If you are sewing for yourself, as a gift, or with a view to selling on, what are you prepared to pay out? Our top selling pattern is The Betty Bag and we have sold many, many copies of this pattern to sewers all over the world. I have costed out my favourite Betty sample as an example.
The Betty Bag PDF Sewing Pattern
Why Handmade goods can sound expensive but be worth it!
As you can see things soon add up and you have to ask yourself if you are planning to sell the bag you are going to have to price it very carefully. So if you are at your local craft fair and are surprised by the prices consider what goes into making one bag.
It doesn't have to cost this much though. As bag designers we have to make our samples to catch the eye and it helps if the fabrics are from current collections.
There are ways to reduce the cost.
Bag furniture in particular can be bought cheaper if you know you are going to be making a few bags, buying singly means paying top price.
Bag linings don't have to be from a named designer plain fabrics can be bought quite cheaply if you shop around.
Polyester wadding is cheaper than cotton and has more spring in it than cotton which is better for bags.
Recycling, never throw anything away without removing any buttons and with old bags remove any hardware.
We have an item on our website about upcycling and generally scavenging for fabrics and reusable trim.
Scavenge and Save - A thrifty mums tips to filling up your stash
The Betty Bag Pattern can be found here
View the rest of our pattern range here
Or just keep on scrolling for more hints and tips!
Please feel free to post any business links in the comments on this post if you sell handmade goods or have a maker whos work you love!
Christmas is on the way and we love unique gifts
By boutiqueuniquedesigns, Oct 14 2017 06:32PM
Rose Bag with Flap Zip Pocket & More
Rose Shoulder Bag PDF Sewing Pattern
A pretty medium sized handbag with handy zip pocket on the front flap and two cute bucket pockets underneath.
Big enough to fit your essentials, car keys, purse etc. Secure zip closure to main bag compartment and internal inset zip pocket.
Provides a good opportunity to show off some feature fabric on the front flap panel. Quickly get access to tickets etc in the flap zip pocket.
Flap Zip Pocket PDF Sewing Pattern
This pattern is suitable for experienced bag makers, it includes full colour step by step photos and instructions. Our pattern pieces are digitally drafted and are provided for all pattern pieces (no measure and cut pieces).
SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Main Bag Approx 9" High 8" Wide 2" Deep
Baby Bucket Pockets Approx 4" High 4" Wide 1" Deep
Find out more and buy now on our website for £4.75
Or visit our store on Craftsy Here and buy now for $5.99