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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!

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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 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
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Sew Liberated never ceases to amaze me - your patterns are inspiring & your service is exceptional. There are many amazing indie pattern companies but yours stands out & connects with sewists in a very unique & positive way. Thirteen of my 250+ patterns are yours. I reach for them most often to sew & to wear (who knew a Stasia dress could see you through a day of work, errands, events & a good night's sleep?!). Whatever magic you're working, please keep doing it & count me in as one of your groupies.

Sylvia N
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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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Thanks for all your hard work, loving this platform hidden away from all the ads and gimmicks of social media. I typically tend to be a mostly silent observer on social media and often forget to engage or share, but your platform really makes me want to join in.

Emmiline L.
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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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The class with Meg totally changed my view of clothing. The exercises she used to walk us through finding our style were eye-opening and left me inspired to continue the journey.

Wait til you see me next time — my personal style will be rock-star!

Rita Herrmann

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.