Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Easy Needles; Learn to Sew Patterns?

I popped into ArtsJunktion a couple of weeks ago just to have a look around; one never knows what one will find.

This time I find two parts of what must have been a Learn to Sew kit.

I don't know what cards these two patterns are, but they both make reference to cards, S2, S3, S4, S6, and S7. It would be interesting to know why there isn't an S5 card and what the other clothing patterns were.

The premise seems to be having one size pattern on the card that can be adapted to other sizes after tracing out the pattern and slashing and spreading on one straight line.

I have a lovely border print I purchased at a Beacon of Hope fundraiser that I plan to use for the sleeveless top.

 It will be interesting to see if these patterns are as easy to adjust as claimed.

Has anyone else heard of these sewing cards? I cannot find any reference to them on the internet.


  1. I have never heard of these ones but there is something similar called "Silver Needles" that seem to be sewing patterns on cards. I always see them on eBay but they don't go up to my size so I have never tried them. They have some nice designs though. I think that they might have been from the 1970's. Maybe these are from the same stable? The illustrations look very close. The top looks really nice and a versatile design. I will be following closely if you make this up as that method of making things bigger sounds really simple. :) Thanks for sharing these. I love the styling. Xx

    1. The Silver Needles definitely look like the same patterns. I wonder why they gave them a new name over here. They did that with " Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" which, in the States, was called "HP and the Sorcerer's Stone".
      I'm hoping to try it soon. Of course, I'm like a magpie and am easily distracted.

  2. I relate to your magpie designation. Interesting concept though I had never heard of it before.

    1. I was intriuged by this concept. I have another type of learn-to-sew 'kit' but it contains actual patterns, not cards.