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It is with deepest regret that I tell you all of the shutting down of Sad Patterns.

It’s been a great run, but there is nothing left for me to give to you all.

With so many pattern companies producing such wonderful patterns, without flaws,

I really have no choice.

Thank you all for the support over the years.

Goodbye… forever.

No, no, don’t cry.

I’m sure we’ll see each other soon.

Until next time…

Break time…


Sad Patterns is going on a break from now until Monday, June 3rd while Uncle Gilbert tends to some personal issues. Feel free to peruse the archives and remember all the crap the pattern companies have thrown at you so far.

I’ll be back on Monday to make sure all of your sewing nightmares come true. I’ll also be revealing June’s Saturday theme. 

Hugs and kitten,


I think we should take a break…


Sad Patterns is going on hiatus for a few days while Uncle Gilbert’s life gets turned upside down.

There will be no new posts until Monday the 18th.

I know; you’ll muddle through somehow.

See you in a few days opossums!

Hugs and stitches,


Sew what?

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I would like your help! I am looking for your worst sewing disasters! I need your pictures for my “Is this surreal life” section on Sad Patterns. If you’re like me, there are more that a few sewing nightmares rattling around your sewing closets, and thanks to the glorious people at Kodak, they have all been documented!

Send me an email with the picture attached to (I can block out eyes and hide the innocent if you want). I’ll feature your sew-tastrophes on the blog and together, we’ll let the whole world know that sewing is a deadly skill!

Try to get them to me by February 1st.