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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 want to express how much I am enjoying the Learn to Sew courses. Shaerie is such a clear and fun instructor who answers even the most basic of questions. I learned something new in all the Learn to Sew courses. I also love Judith's super positive support in the chats in the course community.

Stephanie E
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I really really love this pattern. I've made so many, I've lost track. I have more Hinterland Dress ideas that I'd like to make and I'd love to participate in the Creative Hinterland hacking course!

Yael
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I love the Hinterland Dress pattern. I've made it too many times to count now! I always enjoy using this pattern. It's very straightforward and the directions are great.

Rebekah
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I wasn't sure what to expect from the Learn To Sew Your Clothes Course, but already after the first modules I have gotten information that is invaluable. Simple things that as a self-taught sewer no one ever told me. I look forward to going deeper into the course, and with the knowledge I have gained so far to finally being able to work WITH my sewing machine instead of AGAINST it!

Ann V.
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I couldn't be happier with my Hinterland Dress! 1st, the instructions are awesome, 2nd it has pockets, 3rd the fit is great! I'm looking forward to sewing a winter version with flannel fabric and long sleeves! And very eager to sewing other patterns from Sew Liberated.

Eleni ManaKori
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Your course was transformative, absolutely life changing!

I’ve made so much more space in my heart and my house for sewing. I’ve got a wardrobe of 15 pieces planned, colors and fabrics in mind, a pile of decent goodwill fabric for making a first draft, taped and cut out a few of my patterns, and I’ve made two pieces so far.

This is a lot considering I’m a momma of five! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Rebecca Basile

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.

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.

Meg holding a stack of fabric in an oustretched arm.

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.