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WHAT’S YOUR CREATIVE PERSONALITY?

Uncover and celebrate your hidden creative strengths, understand your roadblocks, and get personalized guidance on your sewing journey.

Meg wears a white top with black Arthur Pants
Ashley, Meg and Pam smile together wearing Lichen Dusters

GO DEEPER WITH OUR ONLINE COURSES

Our classes give you the technical skills to up your sewing and wardrobe game, WHILE ALSO supporting you in developing a nurturing mindset that benefits your overall mental health, not just your craft.

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Rediscover your inner fire and be encouraged to bravely step into the world to shine your light. It all starts by dressing yourself with intention.

In this course, you’ll define your style, curate your closet and craft a wardrobe sewing plan … and so much more.

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Peruse our top-notch online sewing courses for complete beginners through intermediate sewists.

Our project-based classes give you the skills and confidence to build your unique and comfortable wardrobe, one fun garment at a time!

The Creative Hinterland: Patternmaking for Mindful Sewists course logo

Learn to bring your creative vision to life and hack any sewing pattern! In this one-of-a-kind course, we’ll teach you foundational patternmaking skills by walking you through 12 mouthwatering hacks of the Hinterland Dress.

For intermediate to advanced sewists. 

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I can't even tell you how much I have enjoyed your courses! My sister and I did the Studio Tunic together and now we are waiting impatiently for the Hinterland. Thank you so much for all your inspiration!

Lisa Hamilton
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Judith is a gem! After 50 years of sewing and more fitting courses than I care to divulge, her expert guidance helped me FINALLY approach my bodice issues head on. I now love the geometry of pattern alteration and can move forward confidently to make clothes that fit!

I will continue to learn from her once I start the Creative Hinterland course!

Sharon Baker
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I'm really proud of how far I've come! I'm also so proud of my classmates, whom I've been meeting via Sew Liberated's (non-social-media) groups pages, and it's been so nice to connect with other people who are also experiencing the learning process and sharing their own perspectives and questions.

Thu Ngo
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Since 2019 posting on the Mindful Wardrobe Project has been such a fun way of meeting other makers. I love sharing and posting on daily outfits, projects and thoughts on making. This is such a joyful and kind community. I'm so grateful for the course, community and fitting advice on the Mindful Wardrobe Project, thank you!

Liz Burrati
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Thank you for helping me fall in love (again) with the art of sewing.

I have been sewing for many years but lacked the confidence in garment sewing and Sew Liberated has liberated me! I had a season where sewing had to be put aside for a time but that season is coming to an end. I just finished the Arenite Pants and the Hinterland, and next want to try the Stasia.

Oh and one other note, my daughter has purchased one of your online sewing courses and we are doing it together, so much fun!

Patti Henry
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I feel the need to let you know that, while I am not new to sewing, I was never confident enough to sew clothing for myself until I discovered Sew Liberated. You and your crew are the reason I made all of my clothing this summer and discovered an amazing community not only in the Sew Liberated gang but in so many of your suggestions. I am a different sewist these days and I wanted to say thank you!

Sharon DiCrosta

an iconic handmade dress

Our much-loved closet staple, the Hinterland Dress, has been sewn by over 12,000 sewists, who revel in its simplicity and versatility.

A sewing bestseller

When we released the Hinterland Dress pattern, we had no idea that it was going to spread so far, all via word-of-mouth.

Grab your pattern and join in!

The Hinterland Dress is available up to a 58.5” (147 cm) bust and a 61” (155 cm) hip. The pattern includes 3/4-sleeve, short sleeve, and sleeveless options, as well as full-placket, half-placket, and placket-free options.

learn to sew pants that fit

Learn to make a pair of pants that fits you beautifully, enabling you to move freely and confidently as you go about your life – a feeling that is the birthright of every person of every shape and size. 

Master fundamental pants fitting skills while sewing several pairs of Chanterelle pants in our fun online course, Fit and Sew Pants.

I’m Meg, and I passionately believe that what you put on your body matters.

Your clothing choices affect your mood, which affects your thoughts, which make you … well, YOU.

I want you to dress yourself with intention. To clothe yourself in lovingly-made, well-fitting treasures. To dress how you want to FEEL.

I didn’t always have this clarity surrounding my wardrobe. Learn more about how my son’s devastating diagnosis shaped me into the confident and purpose-filled sewist I am today.

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You want to love your wardrobe. You want the joy of making something beautiful.

But, let’s be honest, that long list of potential projects can be OVERWHELMING, making you feel anxious rather than joyful.

I’ve developed a Guide to Holding Time for Creativity where I show you a path to slowing down, finding mental space, and turning your sewing into a practice of self-care.