Oliver + S

introducing Lisette

Since we first started Oliver + S, the most frequent request we’ve received is for sewing patterns in women’s sizes. And so, at long last, we’re happy to announce the launch of a new brand of sewing patterns for women: …

boys’ patterns winner

What a treat to see how many of you are interested in sewing for boys! We’ve drawn a winner who will receive a set of three of our popular patterns for boys. The lucky seamstress is Casey, who wrote: My …

celebrate the boy: sewing for boys

In honor of Celebrate the Boy week over at Made by Rae, I thought we would spend a little time today talking about sewing for boys. At Oliver + S, we make patterns for boys and for girls. Not all …

little things to sew: it’s here!

Oliver +S Little Things to Sew is ready to ship! You can now order an autographed copy for yourself on the book page of our website. I thought it would be fun to leave you with a few favorite behind-the-scenes …

little things to sew: bear carrier

Ok, I admit it. This is my favorite project in Oliver + S Little Things to Sew. Inspired, as usual, by S who wanted to take Bear to a museum but didn’t want to carry him. She improvised a rubber-band-around-the-neck …

the oliver + s stop on the moda pillow talk blog hop

Have you been following the Moda pillow talk blog hop? At Quilt Market last fall, each Moda designer was asked to make and present a pillow that describes our creative journey, our design process, our background, or something unique about …

little things to sew: bias trimmed apron

My grandma (my mom’s mom) came from a family of 12 children. It seemed to me, when I was growing up, that my mom’s relations went on forever. Family reunions were enormous, and I couldn’t keep track of who was …

do you pinterest?

If, like me, you think visually, you’re going to love pinterest! It’s like a virtual bulletin board where you can add images you find on-line, organize them to create different categories, and share them with other people. I’ve been using …

little things to sew: messenger bag

Even though you wouldn’t guess it from the book’s title, there are a few projects in Oliver + S Little Things to Sew that can be made for both kids and adults. The messenger bag is one of them. The …

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 …