Oliver + S

discussing the first year of parenthood

One of the best parts about teaching sewing classes, I think, is getting to meet the students who attend. Whenever I do a class or workshop, I always try to schedule¬†a little time to sit and chat (usually over lunch …

pillow talk hop

Back in October, Moda hosted two School House presentations at Quilt Market and asked each Moda fabric designer in attendance to make and present a pillow that describes our creative journey: our design process, our background, or something unique about …

little things to sew: travel quilt

This is the story of the photo that almost wasn’t. It’s about twin brothers, one of whom was in S’s class last year. We love these boys. They’re about as cute as can be, and their parents (who work in …

oliver + s little things to sew: the trailer

I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally be able to share this. Enjoy! Credits Animation: Holly Klein Photographs: Laurie Frankel Paper Doll Illustrations: Dan Andreasen Music: “Quixote Dreams of Dulcinea,” by Ergo Phizmiz This video is also …

flat-felled seams

Have you ever wondered how to make the perfect flat-felled seam? Here’s how you can do it.

take 20% off with our january pattern sale

Did your new year’s resolution this year involve doing more sewing? If it did, this is especially for you. From now through the end of next week, you’ll receive 20% off when you place an order on the Oliver + …

real life testing

One of the great pleasures of writing Little Things to Sew was that I had built-in inspiration and testing. When I started developing ideas for projects to include, I wanted to be sure that every single one would be interesting, …

behind the scenes at the photo shoot

In October 2009, we rushed home from fall Quilt Market to finish another big project. I had spent the better part of the year designing, drafting, and writing our upcoming book, Oliver + S Little Things to Sew. The projects …

notches: weekend winter activities with kids

Poor S was devastated when we took down the Christmas tree last weekend. She sobbed that all her holiday fun was over. I would imagine she’s not the only one feeling the January blues, either. I promised her some fun …

happy holidays!

Oliver, S, Ms. Potatohead (courtesy of the real S), and all of us wish you and yours a very happy holiday!

school days jacket and coat back in stock

Earlier this year, we took the larger size range of the School Days Jacket and Coat pattern out of print. Now, due to popular request, we’ve brought it back for a limited time. This unisex pattern contains options for both …

some knit fabric basics

Have questions about what, exactly, makes a knit fabric a knit? We have the answers for you.