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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Do you do Sewing Pattern Crafts?

I have some vintage craft patterns. I think they really are so very cute, but have not got around to making any. I wonder, do you collect or make craft patterns?
They do come in all types, characters and themes. Some are hilarious!
McCalls 6400.
I thought Id begin with home grown native animals. Kangaroo, Fairy Penguin, Koala & Platypus.
McCalls 2197.
"Watch out little girl, its on your back!"
I like this one particularly. Koala backpack. 1980's.
Butterick 4168 - "The Jet Setters"
1960's. This is one I found in a rural op shop. I think its a bit odd, that's why it appealed to me.
Each have a name: Lover Boy, Rocker, Mod & A Go-Go.
They are all nationalities if you look at the colour of their faces - black, pink, yellow & white. I didn't know Humpty was all nationalities !
Simplicity 7367.
1960's. Fun shaped pillows for children or babies. Characters include: Lion, Turtle, frog, Cat, beetle,
pig. A cute assortment of bed throw pillows.
Simplicity 5739.
Another rural op shop find. I found this one funny, so bought it. I wont ever make it, but Im sure someone will want it and cherish it, so it will be re-homed.
Back in the day before the Onsie terminology !
Simplicity 7427.
How sweet is this puppy dog pattern !
It sure shows the history in the beautiful artwork.
I love the top pic showing their cute bums too...
Simplicity 8223.
Classic  Paddington. With his Sou' wester hat and duffel coat, name tag on his chest incase he gets lost.
So very English and so very huggable.
McCalls 9255.
1980's Gremlins - A movie I loved as a kid.
This is another persons suit - onsie.
Look at those bat ears !
McCalls 8311.
I couldn't leave out, everyones favourite non human - E.T.
Have a look at this suit ! Quite a lot of work in his face.
But my favourite bit is the hand with the "special" finger - note the red tip that glowed in the movie.
I have seen many amazing Craft patterns out there from the bizzare, to "why" to oh so cute !
Tell me about some memorable favorites of yours


  1. I have the 6400 pattern. Sadly I got it used and it is missing pieces and the instructions :( I really love the gremlins one! I was so excited to do the mama and baby kangaroo. I find the ET one kinda creepy.

    1. Lena, Im happy to see a fellow craft maker out there. 6400 is gorgeous and the Aussie theme is rare. I have found more since and I should post more on here. :)