Happy Holidays! And a Blogging Break…

After a busy sale this past weekend, it’s time to recharge. Sewaholic Patterns is officially taking a holiday break!

We’ll be closed from December 21st to January 3rd. Any orders that come in during the holiday will ship on Monday, January 4th.

stanley tree free downloadable sewing pattern

(our free Stanley Tree pattern – download it here!)

Holiday Shipping Info:


If you want to order paper sewing patterns, the last day to order will be Thursday, December 17th. 

We’ll ship out orders on Friday the 18th and then close for the rest of the year.


If you want to order PDF sewing patterns, you’ll be able to order them 24 hours a day, seven days a week, holidays included!

Here are some FAQs that mention PDF patterns, here is a post with tips on assembling them, and here is a reminder that all PDF pattern sales are final.

It’s been a fun and busy year here at Sewaholic Patterns HQ, although not without its challenges. I’m looking forward to spending time with friends and family, catching up on knitting and personal sewing projects, and not working! Even if your job is awesome, everyone needs a break.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season, a Merry Christmas if you celebrate, and a very Happy New Year!

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10 Responses to Happy Holidays! And a Blogging Break…

  1. Peta Louise December 1, 2015 at 11:59 am #

    Merry Christmas Tasia! I hope you and your team at Sewaholic enjoy a fun and relaxing holiday season with your loved ones.

    • Tasia December 2, 2015 at 6:43 pm #

      Thanks so much! Hope you have a lovely holiday season as well.

  2. Susan Linford-Mukai December 1, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

    Hello Tasia,

    I purchased a Janome coverstitch machine recently with a binding attachment and I’m having a really tough time with the attachment using jersey fabrics. I wondered if you might have one of these machines and if you have any great tips for sewing knits with it. I find the top fold of the binding moves over to the right after sewing for a bit so the stitches end up off of the binding. Very frustrating! I have tried spray starch on the binding, which helps prevent it from curling and twisting up before it goes through but it still doesn’t help my main problem. I also tried cutting the knit along the length of the selvage edge so it has less stretch but that doesn’t help either. Any suggestions?

    • Tasia December 2, 2015 at 6:43 pm #

      No idea – I’ve never owned a coverstitch machine! I used one in college briefly, but not enough to remember anything useful about it.

  3. Lindsay December 1, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    Have a restful, peaceful, happy, safe, and rejuvenating holiday!!!

    • Tasia December 2, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

      Thank you! You too :)

  4. Penny Cole December 2, 2015 at 1:11 am #

    I made this Christmas tree (small version) and it is so easy and looks very impressive. Has produced lots of compliments.

  5. Beth December 18, 2015 at 8:57 pm #

    This turned out so well! Thank you, I’m making two for gifts. By the way, during my online searching I found a very old McCall’s pattern that looked like this, so maybe that’s how your family tradition started :)

  6. Mary December 28, 2015 at 7:28 am #

    I realize you are on a break, and so I don’t expect a prompt response.
    I’ve been sewing swimwear for people, and have found that (‘pear’) smaller waisted ladies have a hard time with swimwear bottoms. Maybe you would consider designing a pattern for a front lacing suit bottom with a fly-type shield behind it? Perhaps with a sporty zipped option as well?

    Also it would be great to include a swim top with fringing interest along the top edge, or some other type of trim or cut that works better for smaller busts than it does for larger.
    Since you are the only pattern maker I can think of who works with this specific figure type in mind, I’m hoping you’ll consider these ideas in the coming year.
    Enjoy your break.

  7. Kate January 2, 2016 at 8:58 am #

    I just came across your blog and I have to say name of it is just fabulous. It’s so catchy and easy to remember because kind of makes you laugh :) Great stuff you present and I would love if you can give me some feedback about my blog.

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