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interview & giveaway with Patterns by Figgy’s

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I’m really happy I had a chance to interview Patterns by Figgy’s and they also graciously offered up some patterns for a giveaway as well!  Read on for the interview and giveaway.

How did Patterns by Figgy’s get started?

Figgy’s got started from a simple idea that came from frustration. I know that sounds terrible doesn’t it? In 2008 I decided to take my sewing to another level by opening a little Etsy shop so I could stay at home but still help pay the bills. I frequented a wonderful fabric shop (“Sew to Speak” in Ohio) that carried adorable children’s patterns. The only issue was I could never use them to help create garments for my shop. So I began drafting my own patterns.
In 2009 I met a fabulous designer through Flickr, Karen LePage. She was not only a great designer but she was also a graphic designer and that’s what I needed. She took my pencil drawings and made them “pretty” (keeping it simple, it takes a lot more work than you think). As I got to know her more and more and realized how well we work together I quickly asked her to become my business partner. Thank goodness Karen said “yes”. Because of our teamwork Karen and I became an official company in 2010. The best part is that we shared a very important belief, which is that we wanted the seamsters that purchased our patterns to use them and create garments to sell at farmers markets and online venues.

Where can we buy quality knits?

I always suggest checking the locally owned fabric shops and talk to the shop owner about what you’re looking for and perhaps they’ll have just what you need.
If that’s not possible a few terrific online outlets are: “HARTS Fabric” has terrific fashion apparel knits and “Sew Mama Sew” always has a nice selection.

Do I need to have a serger?

There’s nothing like having a serger around the house. Cuts a lot of my time in half when constructing garments but if you’re not sewing five garments a day then your sewing machine will do the trick. It’s as simple as changing your stitch to a zig zag stitch, change the width to 1.0 and the length to 3.0. There are some terrific knit tutorials out on the web if you prefer to have a visual guide. We just added a new one to our blog that was part of the “Great Knit Experience” that Jen from “Stitch Simple” began last week.

I know I hinted at patterns for adults, and you do have a larger sizing of the tee for two pattern for kids that fits adult s/m, but are there any other plans in the works?

By popular demand we have also released the “Little Woo” in teen and Small/Medium adult sizes “(Big) Little Woo”. We’ve had some requests for the “Ofelia” pattern to be sized for teens/adults so that’s something we’re taking into consideration.

What’s in store for your next pattern collection this spring?

The Spring line is my very favorite line since we began the business. We have a total of 3 patterns with a total of 6 garments coming out in May to be introduced at or a little before Quilt Market this coming Spring in Salt Lake City. We are offering both boy and girl patterns that have a vintage feel but with a modern twist.

We are working with an amazing fabric designer “Happy Zombie” who is with the Lecien fabric company. I wish I could share more and I will, just as soon as we can! We’ll also have a big announcement in regards the book we just finished for Wiley publishing next month. At that time we’ll actually get to tell everyone what it’s about!
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Thanks Shelly and Karen!  I’m really excited about all your upcoming business adventures, should be fun to see what’s to come!

Now on to the giveaway:

There will be 3 winners selected to each win their choice of a Patterns by Figgy’s pattern!  How fun is that?!

To Enter:

  • leave a comment!
  • one comment per person
  • leave your email address in your comment (so I can contact you when you win!)
  • three winners will pick their choice of pattern from Patterns by Figgy’s
  • giveaway open until Friday, February 18th, 2011

347 thoughts on “interview & giveaway with Patterns by Figgy’s

  1. Anita says:

    I got a serger about a year and half ago, I still haven’t tried out knits on it. I think I’m ready…

  2. Ooty says:

    Oh I love that Knit Experience post! Thanks for this giveaway =)

  3. Alice says:

    I would love to win this. I just bought the Tee for Two pattern last week and love it, (except for the fact that I am incapable of sewing a collar.)
    kirkandalice (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Timmi says:

    Just started making clothes so I am very very new at this but the patterns look easy enough!
    bluepuppybites(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. Ramona Burke says:

    I’ve never tried their patterns, but they sure look cute!

  6. I love their patterns! I have the Little Woo and want one in my size.:)

  7. oh yes, I have plenty of knits to upcycle…would love to try these patterns out! =)

    Nani@VictoriousVixen.com

  8. Alexandra says:

    I just recently learned about Figgy’s . . . very cute!
    girlwillgo@gmail.com

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  10. Lori says:

    I love the Robert Kaufman fabrics. Thanks for this opportunity.
    Blessings, Lori
    itsybitsystitches@gmail.com

  11. HollyBaum says:

    Oh how cool!! I only hope to have a serger one of these days. And your story sounds like where I am now. I want to stay home and craft and create but can’t afford to. So you have given me a little inspiration. thank you so much Figgy. (my email is mamabumx3@yahoo.com)

  12. Triana Ord says:

    I just got a serger for Christmas and am DYING to work on some knits! These patterns are amazing!

    triana@sk8erord.com

  13. please enter me in your generous giveaway :)

  14. Steph says:

    Thanks for such an informative interview and great giveaway! I’ve purchased some knits, my mom bought me a serger, and I’ve yet to make anything! Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Lissy says:

    I have a serger but haven’t done much with it but would love to start sewing knits!

  16. I just found your blog not too long ago and have secretly stalked it. I love it though.
    I would love to pick a pattern!

    brylie.muhlestein@gmail.com

  17. the dowiaks says:

    i’d love to try out knits! especially since my kids sorta live in them, especially during summer. texasdowiak at gmail dot com

  18. Megan says:

    I’d love to try one of their patterns!

  19. Dymbrulee says:

    I would love the tee for two pattern :) I can see so many possibilities!
    ipompyro@gmail.com

  20. Emily says:

    Super exciting! I love knits too!!

  21. Annette says:

    Little Woo is Adorable! I would totally wear an adult version too! :) ahibbie at gmail dot com.

  22. LeeAnn says:

    I’m so excited to learn about Figgy’s! And I can’t wait to check out the first fabric source link.

  23. Chris says:

    I am still gun shy with knits…perhaps this is the kick I need!

  24. Monica says:

    love those dapper dillingers! My boys would be so comfy in them! mehartman at gmail dot com

  25. Shannon says:

    Oooh, great give-away! I’m a knit junkie…
    Thanks!
    Shannon mamashustling(at)gmail(dot)com

  26. Mary says:

    Very excited to learn about the adult sizing on some patterns! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
    mary.maul@gmail.com

  27. Meagan says:

    Yay for Ohio! :) What a fun company!! I would love to win this! ::Crossing fingers::

    Trendymeg@msn.com

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  29. Shannon says:

    Ooooh – I was JUST looking at the tee for two pattern for my first foray into knits! The dress is so cute and could be embellished in so many ways, love it! Sign me up for this giveaway STAT!

  30. Cricket says:

    What I think is the best part is that they allow people to make and sell garments made from their patterns. Because not all of us have the ability or desire to draft our own patterns.

    Thanks for the chance to win a pattern.
    wisecricket (at) gamil (dot) com

  31. Jacqui says:

    This summer Hazel is pretty much living in simple knit dresses like that one on the front of Tea for Two, so it would be the perfect pattern to win! Of course if I did it would promptly turn to fall and get cold :) But that would actually be a good thing. jacqui{dot}craig{at}gmail{dot}com

  32. Kristin says:

    I want to try her Tees for Two pattern so bad! nkmeldrim at hotmail dot com

  33. Mare says:

    I have some knits laying around that need to be made into something. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Mika says:

    Yay, would love to win!
    mikayoshida [at] yahoo [dot] com

  35. Jenette says:

    Pick me… I would love to win and start experimenting with knits…

    jwmice at yahoo dot com

  36. Katrina says:

    I love sewing with knits! thanks for the great post. katrina_hertzer2000 at yahoo dot com

  37. Anonymous says:

    I’m a knit beginner but so far I’ve found out that what once seems hard just means you need to read some online tutorials and give it a try!~

    thanks for the chance to win.
    lesliewilliams@hotmail.com

  38. Brittany says:

    These look really cute!
    bland_brittany at yahoo dot com

  39. oh goodness! too fun! fingers crossed!

    sisters4saymoreismore(dot)gmail(dot)com

    ~selina

  40. I just got a serger for Christmas and my 4 year old could sure use some new clothing.
    I am loving the Dapper Dillingers! They look so comfortable!
    -Paty
    angel.baby.paty@gmail.com

  41. Tammy says:

    I’d love to win! :)

    mrstammys {at} hotmail {dot} com

  42. Bec Clarke says:

    Ohh I looove their patterns, I have a little woo and want more!!!
    beccaj74 (at) yahoo.com.au

  43. Cute pattern! If I win I will have to try my hand at sewing with knits(scary!).

  44. Jen B. says:

    Patterns by Patterns by Figgy have been on my list to buy for a while now. I love that they have patterns for boys!

  45. Em says:

    I’m still scared of knits.

    (and it seems I’m not alone)

    em_komiskey (at) yahoo (dot) com

  46. Darcy says:

    Love that Tee for Two pattern – thanks for the lovely interview and give away!

  47. Krista S. says:

    I have been to Sew to Speak, love it!!! Would love to win a pattern!!!

  48. Cammie says:

    What a great post! I really want to try making clothing…it seems so scary!
    This would give me the push I need, thanks!

    theredkiwi at yahoo {dot} com

  49. Fab says:

    I would love to win, a pattern I have never sew knits but would love to try. thanks

  50. I’ve been dying to try the Tea for Two pattern!! If I don’t win, I may just have to break down and buy it!

    stephanie dot e dot carroll at gmail dot com

  51. Sewfast says:

    How awesome…I didn’t even know about these great patterns!

  52. Jeanne says:

    I would love to win a pattern. I have two nieces and a nephew that would look cute in any of them!
    I have been enjoying reading your blog.
    jeanne.egler@comcast.net

  53. H2Ogirl says:

    I’ve loved these patterns for a bit. . . thanks for the chance to dip my feet back into knits.

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  55. What a wonderful story and so inspirational! These pattern are super cute! I hope I win! pick me! pick me!
    Email Mukweto @gmail.com

  56. Sew Much Ado says:

    Ooh, awesome, I’d love to win!

    sewmuchado@gmail.com

  57. Stephanie says:

    I’d love to try their patterns – I’ve had my eye on the Tee for Two pattern for a while. :)

  58. Megs says:

    I just purchased the Tee for Two pattern but have yet to actually make it (sigh). Also just recently got a very basic model serger. I’m primed and ready to sew for my two awesome kiddos! Thanks for the chance at such a great giveaway!

  59. Sounds fun! I have no fear of knits, although they might fear me!!
    melcollette at gmail dot com

  60. Kristie says:

    Count me in, Anna. I am getting rusty at sewing clothes, a new pattern would be great 😉

  61. Great giveaway! I can’t wait to try one of these patterns.

  62. Susanne says:

    Oooh, I have the Tee for Two, and my Little Woo just arrived in the mail today! Can’t wait to get started. Thanks for the chance to win!
    susanne(dot)ruder(at)gmail(dot)com

  63. Another great place to get knit fabric for small projects (i.e. kid clothes) is the clearance section in women’s clothing. You can get a large or extra large shirt that is about a yard of material for under $5.

    Someday, I’d like a serger. But if I win the giveaway my trust old White sewing machine will have to do.

  64. Erin says:

    I love Figgy’s patterns!

  65. very fun! and an inspiration, if you can dream it…it can happen!

    patti (at) dobrindts (dot) com

  66. Josie says:

    Yay! Thanks for the giveaway! I have, thusfar, been a little (lot) afraid of patterns, but I’ve heard such great things about Figgy’s patterns and would love to give them a shot.

    josiestamps[at]gmail[dot]com

  67. missy says:

    thanks for sharing a new pattern resource, and for the chance to win.

  68. carey says:

    I have been thinking about trying one of these patterns out for weeks now. Thanks for the chance to win!
    carey.penn@gmail.com

  69. Bailey says:

    I am slowly starting to work with knots and would love to win!
    hrobbins422 at yahoo dot com

  70. amy says:

    Woo hoo!! Their patterns are adorable!!! I would love one!
    amyedunn (at) gmail (dot) com

  71. I’ve been eyeing the beech hoodie pattern for a while.

  72. Lainie says:

    I love your patterns! Especially the thicker paper. Beach Bum hoodie is awesome!

    Thanks for a chance to win a freebie!
    Lainie

    mishmashmaggie@gmail.com

  73. Zia Maria says:

    Fabulous giveaway, would love some of their patterns.

    plnewhou(at)juno(dot)com

  74. motherof4 says:

    I would love the chance to win one of their patterns!

  75. Still waiting for the perfect pattern to start sewing knits… could this be it? I think so!

  76. Jenny says:

    I love to sew knits and I have two boys that are constantly growing out of their clothes — I’d love to win! jenny and sullivan and parker at comcast dot net.

  77. Amanda says:

    I would love a pattern! I have only tried to work with knits a few times so far! schirizzle@gmail.com

  78. Nikki says:

    I would love to win the tea for two pattern! I want to get better at sewing with knits.

  79. I’d love one!
    -Kristy
    bakkernk at gmail dot com

  80. I haven’t worked with knits, but I am willing to try!

  81. brittney says:

    Always love new patterns!
    benldlw@yahoo.com

  82. marisa says:

    Would love to win a pattern!

    montreuils6 at aol.com

  83. Marissa says:

    Love the pattern, pick me pick me!

    marissa@dogwoodhillemb.com

  84. Kristin says:

    I would love to try the tee for two pattern!
    kristin.hagaman(at)gmail(dot)com

  85. Sascha says:

    I just got the Big little woo. can’t wait to try it out. There’s a few more I’d like to try out too.

  86. Kasey says:

    Fantastic giveaway! Thank you!

    kaseymgm (at) gmail (dot) com

  87. beth lehman says:

    Based on your recommendation I just bought Tee for Two at Pink Chalk today. I can’t wait to try it – I would love some adult patterns….!!! Reading throught the knit experience was great – elizabethlehman@hotmail.com

  88. Ellen says:

    Would love to experiment more with sewing and jump into knits! What cute patterns! -ellen
    mcstellen1 (at) yahoo

  89. great patterns … looking forward to sewing t-s … darlene

  90. I’m hoping to sew more with knits this year. I’m sure a new pattern from Figgys would motivate me more.

  91. 4throse says:

    This is so helpful. I’ll have to check out those patterns!

  92. Mirja says:

    What wonderful patterns!

  93. Stephanie says:

    I would love to tackle sewing with knits–I have never done it but it is on my never ending sewing to do list. 😉 Thank you for offering a great giveaway.

    scharlefour[at]gmail[com]

  94. I would love to win!
    I have a few knits I picked up on sale, but am a little scared to start sewing with them.
    Michelle
    cityhousestudio@yahoo.com

  95. mashley says:

    mk_ashley[at]msn[com]
    I am just getting restarted sewing after about 10 years! I would LOVE to win this!!!!

  96. Katiebee says:

    Great line of patterns! Thanks for the opportunity to play along~

    rekrab@windstream.net

  97. Collette says:

    Ooh, I already follow their blog and have been eying (that looks weird) the Tee for Two pattern. That would be a lovely winter pick me up!

  98. I am SO ready to try that tee for two pattern! I wish I had a serger, though…buuuut, no space in this house, ha!

    brierleigh (at) gmail (dot) com

  99. You sure got busy and found places to get knit fabric and patterns Anna! I would love a new pattern. marykolb (at) charter (dot) net

  100. Lucie says:

    I am a novice at sewing, so having a fun pattern would be AWESOME. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    Lucie (Lucka73601@gmail.com)

  101. Brad Fallon says:

    Great post! I love reading this kind of article and viewing their crafts. You guys have so many ideas. Very creative!

  102. Jocelyn says:

    It would be so fun to win one of these! I just got a serger for Christmas and would love to try and make some cute clothes for my kids!

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  104. Erin says:

    I would love to work more with knits! Thanks for the giveaway!
    emariehannon at gmail dot com

  105. How fun! I actually picked up a business card from that indy fabric shop, Sew to Speak, because it is in my hometown (I was visiting one trip) and had a cute owl on it. (lindsay.conner@gmail.com)

  106. Lydia says:

    Thanks for the advice on what to do without a serger!
    lydia(dot)norvell(at)gmail(dot)com

  107. Elizabeth says:

    Great interview! Thanks for the advice for those without a serger–I think I’m ready to try those knits!!

    mompenkert@verizon.net

  108. I’d love to win!! I’ve been wanting to do more with knits! what a perfect excuse! :) katiepenfield(at)gmail(dot)come

  109. The patterns are great! Hope I win!!

  110. redzshadow says:

    I dream of the day I can get a serger. I guess until then it is zigzag for me. A free pattern would be awesome!

    redzshadow at gmail dot com

  111. BeachQuilter says:

    Charming patterns and great advice! I love sewing for my granddaughter and am always looking for something fun to make!

  112. Grandma G says:

    My new serger and I would love to have one those patterns to make something for my granddaughter!

  113. The Bairs says:

    I’m excited to try out Figgy’s patterns, thanks for sharing! victorialeebair(at)gmail(dot)com

  114. Rachel says:

    I bought a used serger a few months ago but haven’t tried my hand at knits yet. I’m excited to see the dress version of the T for two. A pattern that will work for my son and daughter! Thanks for the info rachel(underscore)ahc(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  115. Thanks for the opportunity. Love these patterns!

    gwennypenny(at)live(dot)com

  116. Jade says:

    I’m serger shopping right now because my girls prefer wearing knits (me too) and I have been coveting their patterns for awhile. Thanks for the chance to win! jadelovesbrynn at yahoo dot com

  117. love these patterns and love your blog! so great.
    patchworkcollaborative(at)gmail(dot)com

  118. Shelly is just the best. I have the pleasure of seeing her at least once a month…yet, I don’t have a pattern! WHAT? So, sign me up! I’d love to win one of her awesome patterns!

  119. Sarah says:

    One of my sewing goals for this year is to learn to sew with knits. This would be great.

    sassysarahl@hotmail.com

  120. Jan says:

    What fun! Loved the interview.

    jansturtevant@gmail.com

  121. Madison says:

    I’m new to sewing and haven’t gotten a chance to try out knits yet. I’ll be honest…I’m a little afraid. But I got a couple yards of knit on clearance for REALLY cheap recently (meaning I’m not afraid to waste a lot of money if I totally mess it up), so I’d love one of Figgy’s patterns to give knits a try with!

    mseaber(at)gmail(dot)com

  122. Anonymous says:

    What a fun giveaway. I just recieved tee for two pattern in the mail yesterday and can’t wait to try it out :)
    krisjd(at)gmail(dot)com

  123. Malea says:

    How awesome! I’ve been nervous about trying knits, but this cute pattern might finally push me to go ahead and give it a shot!

    malea[dot]walliser[at]gmail[dot]com

  124. Megan says:

    I would love to win a pattern – I’m ready to try out my serger on knits!

  125. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [16 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  126. Kristina says:

    Would love the opportunity to win. Thanks so much for the giveaway! One of my goals this year is to not be afraid of knits anymore … and buttonholes! Sirbubbadoo at gmail dot com

  127. Pattern’s by Figgy are my absolute favorite! They totally banished my fear of knits!

  128. Meg says:

    Ooohhh! I’ve never seen this company and now I NEED a pattern from them!! Hope I win!

  129. Dorothy says:

    Ooooh. I am saving up for a serger, and some Figgy’s patterns would be a great addition to the must-have list….

  130. Clover says:

    would love to win. thanks for the giveaway!

    cloverafton@cox.net

  131. Kristen says:

    I’ve eyed their patterns for a while, but knits scare me! I got a serger from santa, so maybe with a little push and a pattern, I’ll be able to create something adorable for my kids!

    kuffens (at) yahoo (dot) com

  132. Rebecca says:

    I would love some of these patterns! I have a pile of interlock just waiting for me to do something with it!

    rebecca.keall AT gmail.com

  133. Heidi says:

    I just tried knits for the first time, and I would love to do more!

  134. Tamara D. says:

    I love patterns by figgys – I have the tee for two and love it. Thanks for the giveaway. tamdeford at yahoo dot ca

  135. QuiltyGirl says:

    I love how the company was created to help people who choose to sew for a living!
    And I can’t wait to see Patterns by Figgy’s and Happy Zombie come up with together. :)

  136. Serger is gathering dust would love a reason to bring it out again.

    jennbill1 at gmail.com

  137. enter me in for this one!! I am ready to start and adventure with knits

    c_pritchard at hotmail dot com

  138. barneyn says:

    how exciting! this is really great!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  139. Natalie says:

    I would LOVE this–thanks!
    personatalie1 {at} gmail {dot} com

  140. RyanSarahN says:

    i have been wanting to try out the tee for two pattern! thank you. ryansarahn at gmail dot com

  141. Erin says:

    I love Pattern by Figgy’s. I have begun sewing my children’s cloths and have been wanting to purchase these patterns. Thank you for the give away.

    Erinlebaron at gmail dot com

  142. craftifairy says:

    Wow, It’s great having patterns for knits, especially for children.
    Thanks!
    my email: liat1hh@gmail.com

  143. Leia says:

    I have just discovered and started drooling over these patterns!

  144. Jody says:

    Would love to win! The only problem would be trying to decide which pattern to pick-they are all so wonderful looking. jjrenn at sbcglobal dot net

  145. Addy says:

    I’d love to try out one of these patterns, and, Karen, you’ve inspired me to try to tackle knits on my regular ol’ machine. I read your tutorial, and I’m ready to give it a whirl!

    addyforrest(at)gmail(dot)com

  146. Kerry says:

    such a useful interview- thank you Anna, I have never been able to master sewing knits but there are lots of tips here, bookmarked it!

  147. Floor (Holland) says:

    Wow, would love to win a pattern!
    floorvk @ hotmail.com

  148. gill says:

    I love my overlocker but I really should use it more!

  149. Anonymous says:

    Nice interview. And I would love to win a patern! eendtje@versatel.nl

  150. Polkadotjes says:

    I love knits and never seem to find good knit-patterns. I’m in!

  151. Rachael says:

    Nice to see some fashionable patterns for BOYS!!!

  152. Irina says:

    I’m diving into making clothes for my daughter now and one of this patterns would be great to have. Thanks for the chance!
    irinadejuanATgmailDOTcom

  153. Tezzcan says:

    Beautiful Fabrics and Patterns.
    I’ve been wanting to try knit fabric for a long time but I’m too scared to try.

  154. Nikki says:

    oh I would love to win a Figgy’s pattern :)thanks for the chance.

  155. Lynn says:

    I’ve looked at all the lovely Figgy patterns before, and now that I have a serger(birthday present!) I’d love the chance to win a pattern.

  156. Jesy says:

    thank you for the chance, Figgy’s patterns are adorable! little woo is my favorite!

    punkydoll at gmail dot com

  157. Ellen says:

    I have had a serger for years and didnt do much with it. In March, I am going to take a serger class to be able to really use my serger!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  158. Great patterns, thanks for the chance to win.
    Karlynh@optusnet.com.au

  159. Ruby says:

    These patterns are great! Really unique. I would love to win one and try it out.

    rubybansal@hotmail.com

  160. Avlor says:

    I just checked out the Patterns by Figgy’s site. How exciting! I love her tutorials and her patterns! cloudlake [at] gmail.com

  161. Chandra says:

    I’ve just been starting to delve into knits. This pattern would be awesome!!
    chandradawn (at) yahoo (dot) com

  162. Kelly says:

    I tried one tee for my daughter, but couldn’t stand the pattern, so I gave up – but now I have a serger that does coverstitching, so it would be a perfect time to try again with an awesome new pattern!

    kellyjo.haines(at)gmail(dot)com

  163. Sarah says:

    That would be awesome to win! sarahgreeneye (at)yahoo (dot) com.

  164. sarah says:

    ooohhhh knits! i’d love to be confident! gorgeous patterns! x

  165. Here is my comment… it is just one comment… I would love to win this pattern… I love making new things! O how great this would be!
    crystallacombe_photographer(at)yahoo(dot)com

  166. kristi says:

    What cute patterns. I am always looking for a cute pattern.

    brettandkristi@gmail.com

  167. amber says:

    when i saw the knit dress you made the other day, i was wondering if i could make it in a larger size; it’s so cool to see that a teen/small adult is becoming available!

  168. JuneBug says:

    Cool! Might just be my push into the knits world…

  169. I have been shopping around for just the right pattern to make my very first garment — this is perfect!

    maureencracknell@hotmail.com

  170. I adore that you make larger sizes since so many people do not. My older kids are always left out and have to do with scarves and hats. Can’t wait to hear about the book!

  171. I have never sewen with Knits but would love to give it a try!
    tmsatterwhite@hotmail.com

  172. What a great giveaway! I love your blog and your two daughters are so cute :)
    mtrand2 “at” gmail “dot” com

  173. Jennifer says:

    I just started sewing with knits! I’ve been using old t-shirts for projects, I’m practicing! I found that the key is to use my iron with lots of water and steam to make the finished project look good!
    j_banyay (at) yahoo (dot) com

    monkeyseemonkeydo-jennifer.blogspot.com

  174. Emillie Rose says:

    ooh would love to win! have never tried this before :)
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

  175. Anonymous says:

    I have four little people and would love a dependable tee pattern!
    andreaswheeler@hotmail.com

  176. evamarie says:

    I just bought a serger, so i sure would like to try and tell my friensd in holland bout it! evamariebeij(at)gmail(dot)com & zusjeb.blogspot.com

  177. ltmommy says:

    I “splurged” on the Tee for Two” pattern and it was worth every single penny – so far this winter I have made two shirts for my son, a shirt for my daughter, and two nightgowns for her too. I even fooled around with it a little and enlarged it to make a shirt for me! I am planning to make summer shirts and dresses soon too. So versatile!!! And so adorable too! I’d love to try another pattern. lesliegrossman at yahoo dot com.

  178. Just Barb says:

    ooohh…I’ve been eyeing some Figgy patterns for a while…LOVE that she has ones for boys too!!

    Threadsofgray@yahoo.com

  179. Sonja says:

    This is the first I have seen of Figgy’s patterns. Would love to try the T-for two…lots of use for that one : )
    Cheers!

  180. Tez says:

    Oh wow, 187 comments already! I’ve just recently *christmas time* begun my love affair with knits, I’m totally pumped to try one of these patterns!
    toute_suite at yahoo dot com

  181. Miranda says:

    I just started working with knits. It took a long time to get over the “fear”, but I’m so glad I did. I upcycled t-shirts and other knit clothing I had on hand. This made the fear factor less because if I really messed up or it didn’t look good, I wasn’t out a lot of money.
    I would love to try the Tea for Two pattern. It is just adorable!
    Miranda
    lifeonhackberryroad@yahoo.com

  182. Cat says:

    cute teaa! and, the pattern looks easy for a beginning seamstress like me :)

  183. alayne says:

    really cute patterns! i would love to try one. thanks for another fun giveaway.
    missalayneous3 at gmail dot com

  184. jill says:

    I’ve never sewn with knits–other than an applique on a tee. Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

    jillderosa4 at gmail dot com

  185. Deb says:

    With a grandchild on the way, I’ve been looking at kid’s patterns. I have to say, I love Figgy’s patterns, and would love to win one!
    ddechurc at indiana dot edu.

  186. katiemarie says:

    I’ve never sewn with knits before (they scare me a little), but I’ve always loved Figgy’s patterns! I’m expecting my first baby in October and would love to sew some adorable clothes.
    ktbbc01(at)aol(dot)com

  187. Marty Wolsey says:

    I love having new sewing adventures. This would be a great one!!

  188. Monica says:

    I would love the tee for two pattern for my daughters. So awesome!

    mmhemsley (at) gmail (dot) com

  189. Cat says:

    Oh my gosh the Beach Bum Hoodie & Board Shorts pattern is adorable. ccjt24 at gmail dot com

  190. vashkita says:

    i would love one of these patterns!

    mary dot kellerman @ gmail

  191. Raddness says:

    What a great story! I would love to win one of their patterns!

    rlsjtm@hotmail.com

  192. syocom says:

    The patterns look so fun. You can’t go wrong with a knit

  193. Corrie says:

    I just got a serger! I really want to try this. :) corrie(dot)merricks@gmail.com

  194. miq says:

    I bought a serger about a month ago, and I still haven’t tried it out yet! I am almost ready…

  195. Kenda says:

    I really love the Patterns by Figgy website. There are a lot of helpful tips. I’d love to try a new pattern. kenda.headley@gmail.com

  196. Dolly says:

    I hope to win that Nie Nie skirt pattern to make up for my 7-year-old granddaughter !
    biking underscore dot at
    yahoo dot com

  197. DianeY says:

    Love her patterns-I find it difficult to find many cute ones for knits, which I love using

  198. Anonymous says:

    Awesome patterns! :)
    pink.karen(at)gmail(dot)com

  199. kristen says:

    These are great! Thanks for introducing such a great resource!

    iamkristen.martin at gmail dot com

  200. Tracy says:

    OH! I’d love to win the tee for two pattern! Thanks for the inspiration!

    tracyannhong@gmail.com

  201. Kallie says:

    Just discovered those patterns and I love them a lot!;) homemadekallie@gmail.com

  202. Lisa says:

    I think I’m ready to try sewing with knits. Would love to try one of their patterns for my first experience with knits!

  203. Renee says:

    I’d love to win!
    renee dot buist at yahoo dot com

  204. Melissa says:

    What great patterns! I would love to win :)

  205. Tabitha says:

    I used to sew knits about 10 years ago, but then I stopped. I’m getting inspired to start again! Thanks!

  206. Katie says:

    Such great patterns!

    kathleenann08(at)gmail(dot)com

  207. carrie says:

    I have a serger and have just started sewing knits. I’d love to try out some Figgy’s patterns!!

  208. Melanie says:

    I haven’t ventured into the wonderful world of knits yet (I’m too scared!) so this will be the push I needed!

  209. Lynda says:

    I’ve never made anything with knits, but I would love to try!

    lmr3683 at hotmail dot com

  210. Ruth Yoder says:

    My sister has a serger, but i think my sewing machine can do it too!
    frances.paris@yahoo.com

  211. brooke says:

    Oh fun! I love her patterns and I’ve heard great things from everyone especially about the Tee for Two :-)

    brookeali(at)hotmail(dot)com

  212. Amy says:

    Oh I have been dying to try that Tee for Two pattern!!!

    -Amy
    Crafting by Candlelight

    bibanon1@gmail.com

  213. Oberschin says:

    I would pick the tee for 2. :)
    oberschin@gmail.com

  214. Alisa says:

    I’d love to try a pattern! I’m looking forward to the book too.

  215. neubiewaters says:

    I have been eyeing the Tee for Two pattern for a while now. I’m excited to see new patterns by Figgy’s!
    erin(dot)n(dot)waters(at)gmail(dot)com

  216. keri says:

    What a fun giveaway – I have to sew almost all of my 8 mo old daughter’s clothes since she’s about 2T size and wears cloth diapers. I would love to try one of their patterns.

  217. Thanks for the chance to win! I own the “tee for two” pattern, and would love to win the larger sized “little woo”. I’m dying to try that one out! Thank you so much for offering larger sizes.

    craftyNHmom@gmail.com
    http://www.kdmullen.blogspot.com

  218. micdarz says:

    I would love to win a Figgy pattern!
    micdarz(at)gmail(dot)com

  219. Anonymous says:

    I just got a serger for christmas and would love to win one of these.

    m.t.commerford at gmail dot com

  220. Sahmy says:

    What great patterns! I think I am ready to try out some knits! susanmv@comcast.net

  221. Lori says:

    This would be so so fun to try!
    ericjandlorik(at)yahoo(dot)com

  222. Tanya says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing her spring patterns! They sound great.

    tavsmummy at cableone dot net

  223. Anonymous says:

    Oh, knits. How I love you, how I use inappropriate language when I sew you… A pattern might help a lot!

    kathleenpoling (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

  224. janusje says:

    I’d like to win such a beautiful pattern!
    crjanne at yahoo dot com

  225. sunflowerlin says:

    I have done a few knits before, but they still give me the nervous tummy!

  226. Kristen W says:

    Nice interview! I’ve been wanting to sew more with knits, so it’s great to have resources like this. Thanks!

    kwaltz119@gmail.com

  227. Melissa S. says:

    How fun! I would love to win but I may just buy some of these patterns anyway. How have I not heard of this company before?

  228. Thanks for the chance to win a pattern! I’ve been lurking in the online store for ages…

    lmhr515 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  229. jessyz says:

    oooh I was just checking out the website and thought the T for two was cool

  230. Heidi V says:

    I would love to try some of these patterns!

  231. tjp says:

    I’ve been wanting to attempt sewing with knits with my serger…and I would love to try one of these patterns!
    ltprotts at gmail dot com

  232. Kimberly says:

    Awesome. Nice interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

  233. olive.oyl says:

    WOW!
    Here’s one I just HAVE to win.

    Thank you!
    ayalilti(at)gmail(dot)com

  234. Heather says:

    Very cute classic patterns!
    transeau(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  235. Thanks for the tips, and the giveaway! hooray

    jenn dot nienaber at gmail dot com

  236. Anonymous says:

    I´d love to win…my moms birthday is on friday, hopefully that means I am lucky…lucky to have her anyway. thanks for the giveaway!
    andrea.auras@gmx.at

  237. Amber says:

    We are learning how to fit and sew knits at our ASG meetings right now. I would love more patterns!

  238. Callie says:

    I have been wanting to try one of their patterns! Would love to win one!

    calbryn (at) aol (dot) com

  239. Kristina says:

    There are a couple of their patterns I’d love to try. amace@cox.net

  240. grace says:

    love the patterns and would love the chance to try one out.

  241. Alsacianne says:

    I just recently started to sew knits… So nice :)
    Thanks for the chance, this is a wonderful giveaway!
    alsacianneATliveDOTfr

  242. Jessica says:

    You can never have too many patterns! Would love to win! monkeyshinersbaby at yahoo

  243. Anonymous says:

    I’m a pretty new sewer and have experimented with knits a bit, but would love to get my hands on some Figgy!!!!Thanks for sharing this!
    Crystal crywrigh@hotmail.com

  244. ~M~ says:

    Just got a serger for Christmas so I’m itching to try something with it. I’d love to try one of these patterns! They have a really helpful site too! :o)

    blueyedkitty04(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ~M~

  245. Ana says:

    Would you believe I have a serger that I don’t use? Criminal, I know. I need to break it back in again. I’d love to start out with a pattern from Patterns by Figgy!
    anabrightful at yahoo dot com

  246. Vira says:

    Would love to try the patterns!
    vkrykus(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  247. How awesome to have patterns that we can use to create items for our shop!! Thank you Figgy!!! They are really cute!!
    bumblebeeandsophie@gmail.com
    cindy

  248. I have been dying to try the “Tee for Two” pattern. Love this shop!
    ky.jackson@gmail.com

  249. Amanda says:

    Oh- love these patterns. :-)
    I’d love hearing peoples stories on how they started. Trying to get started myself!

    av_valley (at) yahoo (dot) com

  250. Kelly says:

    Fantastic! I could really use some tips for working with knit — Thanks!

    wimseyfan(at)yahoo(dot)com

  251. I am just learning to sew with knits and I love them!!!!!!! My daughters will love knits (who would not!!) and the patters are simple and cute, just what I need. leaachamberlin@hotmail.com

  252. Robyn *Ü* says:

    I would certainly love a chance. I’ve been apprehensive about working with knits but reading your posts lately have given me a bit of encouragement.

  253. thecaseyfam says:

    I have been wanted to get the Tee for Two in old kids sizes! thecaseyfam@hotmail.com

  254. Johnson says:

    I would love any of these patterns!
    aaronhannahjognson@yahoo.com

  255. Erin says:

    I love the Tee for Two pattern because it can be used as a top and dress. So cute and perfect for working on my serger that I just got.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    emstone28 (at) gmail (dot) com

  256. jack says:

    How exciting!! Which one would I choose?? Tough question. Thanks for the opportunity!
    maxthebull@hotmail.com

  257. Marsha says:

    A serger is on my shopping list. Would love to sew one of these patterns for my 3 grandchildren. Thanks for the giveaway. yowly06@verizon.net

  258. Steph says:

    I need to get my sewing mojo back.. a new pattern would be just the thing!

    steph6467 @ q (dot) com

  259. Jessica says:

    I’ve had a serger for years, and just got brave enough to use it last fall – LOVE it. Now I have some knit to use, but a pattern would be wonderful… it would surely make the project more successful!

  260. Caroline says:

    What a great giveaway! I don’t have a serger … yet … I’m still dreaming of one.

    carolinejaco@gmail.com

  261. I wil be so excited to try the pattern that i am going to win, my serger is screaming for something fun.

  262. my daughter is so into comfy clothes – these look perfect!

    bess :)

  263. Kate says:

    Very fun! Its great to hear their business story. I want to do more sewing garments (and learn how to sew knits) this year, so this would be great!

    NeedleAndSpatula (at) gmail (dot) com

  264. stacy says:

    I’m really into trying out new, indy pattern designers, so I’m crossing my fingers I win!

  265. Anne says:

    I’ve been wanting to try the Tee for Two pattern for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win! grokgrace(at)hotmail(dot)com

  266. I am always on the look out for new patterns! I would love a chance to win some! Thanks for doing this!

  267. Ann says:

    I recently found the Figgy website and love the patterns. I have a small grandson and some other family babies on the way and will be sewing clothes for them. I am looking forward to trying you patterns!
    Ann (jablaskovich at gmail dot com)

  268. Kandice says:

    I have been wanting some patterns to use up some of my vintage knits that came from my grandma’s stash! This would be great for that! bufordkyle at hotmail dot com

  269. Kristiina says:

    What Fabulous Patterns…I would LOVE to learn to sew better with knits…. burns052700@hotmail.com

  270. Jess says:

    awesome! these look like fun patterns!

    craftinessisnotoptional(at)gmail.com

  271. twrightgirl says:

    Love those patterns. just got a serger this month.

    twrightgirl at hotmail.com

  272. Jamie says:

    Would love a chance to win! Thanks!
    violintastic@gmail.com

  273. Cindy says:

    This is a great giveaway! I want to be like Anna – and never be afraid of knits again!:) I have always wanted to sew with knits but have been too afraid. This post has given me the “push” to just try it. Winning one of your patterns would be great! Thanks so much for the chance!
    orr20004@msn.com

  274. ceharris says:

    I love “Sew to Speak”. I hope to win the patterns to use there great fabric!

    ceharris @ columbus . rr . com

  275. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I haven’t heard of patterns by Figgy but would love to give them a try. Thanks!
    Kim

    kschm720@gmail.com

  276. Anonymous says:

    Serger has been in the box for 4 years…this could be the push I need 😉

    madnolopee at hotmail dot com

  277. missavene says:

    Knits are so great since they are so comfy, I would love to win a patten. That tee for two one looks super!!
    missavene at gmail dot com

  278. felicia says:

    I have heard such great things about their patterns and have been looking for the perfect basic tee pattern! Hope I win!

  279. Hilary says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and the info!
    hilarypeterson AT gmail DOT com

  280. Radmall says:

    I was just in SF and bought the most lovely, high quality knit remnants in following my personal pledge to become more confident in sewing with knits this year. I love Figgy’s patterns and would love a chance to win.

  281. MollyP says:

    Loved your recent Tee for Two post. Happy to have a chance at winning some great knit patterns. Figgy’s is now on my to-do list! Thanks!

  282. Karen says:

    my 2 4yo boys are long & lean… so off the rack clothes don’t do too well for them. a cute, well-designed pattern would be fantastic help! loved browsing the website – like Kenda said, a lot of helpful tips.

    Thanks for the chance!

  283. Cameron H says:

    I’d love to try my hand at knits! Thanks for the giveaway chance. cbrh(d0t)blogs(at)gmail(d0t)com

  284. JamieS says:

    Please enter me! I have been looking for some cute patterns for knits! sanders4 at austin dot rr dot com

  285. Melinda says:

    I have been tempted to try my hand at garment sewing. I love that you can sell what you make from these patterns! What a great business philosophy!

  286. Janna says:

    Love it! I need to work more with knits.

    etsyteachermom at gmail

  287. Vanessa says:

    count me in! i’ve got a small pile of knits that need to be turned into something cute :)

  288. Baker says:

    I would LOVE to try one of your patterns! My mom & I have been sewing for years and I have just now started sewing on my own for my 2 year old daughter and a little bit for my son. YAY for new things!! Thanks so much!
    3mckenzie@gmail.com

  289. Marci says:

    Wow! With 7 grandkids, I think I NEED this pattern! Thanks for the generousity!

  290. I would love to have a pattern for my granddaughters. I love to sew with knits.

  291. Kristianna says:

    What cute patterns! I’m pretty new to working with knits but I’d love to win a pattern and give it a try.

    kristiannasharma@yahoo.com

  292. Monica says:

    I’ve been waiting for a good time to jump into knits…this may be it.

    what fun stuff!!

    monica
    mogriff29@gmail.com

  293. trippin says:

    I love these patterns! I have been making the t-shirts and dapper dillinger pants for my boys. They look so handsome in them. I would love to win and try out a new pattern.
    jeanninetripp@gmail.com

  294. mandi says:

    Wow! I love this pattern line!
    mandiandjohn{at}sbcglobal{dot}net

  295. Rocio says:

    Nice patterns. Thanks a lot for the giveaway!
    marabaradesign@gmail.com

  296. VickiT says:

    Great interview and the patterns look great too. I know it might not be the best choice but, last Fall I did run across some fairly nice selection of knits at Hancocks Fabrics.

    vburr at charter dot net

  297. megan says:

    I’ve been wanting to try the Tee for Two pattern! It looks so good on little boys.
    meganberka@gmail.com

  298. Little Holts says:

    Such a cute tee pattern! I’d love to try their patterns out for my kiddos.

    eljwholt@gmail.com

  299. Laura says:

    I’d like to try this out– my children are so little, it doesn’t seem worth it to put them in anything that doesn’t stretch and isn’t totally comfortable.

  300. repeanut says:

    Adore the Little Woo pattern…is the adult size pattern somewhere online? I’d love to make it for myself!!

    katy (at) afruma (dot) net

  301. Marga says:

    I would love to win the pattern!!! If not, I’ll buy it!
    margarita.conde@gmail.com

  302. I love the patterns! I have never sewed with knits, but really want to try it out. Thanks for the giveaway!
    katiesingley at gmail dot com

  303. Fox and Amy says:

    I love the Tee for Two–I’ve seen it all over blogland, and I’ve been dying to try that pattern!
    Amy
    ajh15@hotmail.com

  304. Kirsty says:

    Totally cool patterns. I would love a new pattern for my boys.
    litldittydesigns@gmail.com

  305. Annie says:

    I have a stash of knits just waiting for a new pattern!
    acr302@gmail.com

  306. Anonymous says:

    love the patterns! love the giveaway!!
    singing.in.the.rain.val@gmail.com

  307. Melanie Plante says:

    I would love to start sewing with knits – and Patterns by Figgy makes me want to do it! I can ‘see’ my daughter in all the patterns. I hope I get an opportunity to do it.

    m_opel@yahoo.com

  308. Jessica says:

    i just got a serger and really need to start using it. thanks for the chance to win!

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  310. Carrie says:

    i’d love the tee for two pattern. I am inspired by mini boden’s tees with mismatched sleeves and want to try to make something similar for my daughter.

  311. Alyssa says:

    Oh, figgy patterns!

  312. Rebekah says:

    It’s nice to know a little history! I’m newer to knits but love them and just got my grandmas serger so these patterns would be so fun to try!!!
    5reckles@gmail.com

  313. Very inspiring! I love to create something out of what seems to be nothing! jennifermariewalker@gmail.com

  314. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been looking at these patterns for a while and trying to decide which to try first. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
    sabrinahannah at gmail dot com.

  315. sara b says:

    I’m so excited! I just finished my first Tee for Two and it looks so cute on my 9 month old.
    sjbutenhoff at yahoo dot com

  316. Jiaying says:

    I’m yet to conquer my fear for knits. Maybe this will do it? :)

  317. JenW says:

    this would be awesome because one goal for this year is to conquer my fear of knits! myhedwig at gmail dot com

  318. Anonymous says:

    cute patterns
    ekmaurer3 @ frontier.com

  319. Enter me please, great giveaway! thanks :0)

  320. Leisha says:

    My lil girl NEEDS some new t-shirts. A massive growth spurt in a few months has all her shirts showing her belly botton! Yikes! I would love this pattern! Thanks for a wonderful inspiring blog! chilemom24atyahoodotcom

  321. Nina says:

    I LOOOVE sewing with knits(maybe even more than wovens).
    I have 3 kiddos (9 mth girl, 5 yr boy and 8 yr girl)and would love to win the “Tee for Two” pattern because it’s something I could use for all of them.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    imlovingeveryday@gmail.com

  322. KatheG says:

    I would be thrilled to win one of the patterns. And thanks for all your ideas on knits and fabric.
    KatheGTN at aol-dot-com

  323. Karen P. says:

    I’d love to try knit dresses!

  324. janetta says:

    Nice! Pick me, pick me! :)

    texanntx (at) aol . com

  325. Margaret says:

    Cute patterns! It’s been awhile since I’ve sewn with knits. I’d love it give it a try again.

    mscoresby18 at gmail.com

  326. Heather says:

    Cute patterns I would love to win this. memakingdo at gmail dot com

  327. Shannon says:

    i love the tee for two pattern but i’ve been too scared of knits to divein! :) buuuut maybe if i win a pattern it would be the shove i need. 😉
    espeetradingco at gmail

  328. BFree says:

    I would love to win this!

  329. Valaried says:

    How exciting!

    Valariedobbins(at)gmail(dot)com

  330. Brenna says:

    These are so cute!

    adams(dot)brenna(at)gmail(dot)com

  331. Jennifer says:

    Oh, lovely lovely! I’ve sewn with knits a few times and found the results surprisingly satisfying!

  332. Melissa says:

    Great patterns. I would love to try some. Such great practical clothes for kids. mstroscio@verizon.net

  333. **nicke... says:

    i am really excited about this post. I have had my eye on a couple of figgy patterns. love them!

  334. Stephanie says:

    I’ve been wanting to try these patterns.

  335. It’s pretty late on Friday evening but I hope I’m not too late. I’d love the chance to win a pattern!

    akgorby@hotmail.com

  336. gina says:

    Love the patterns!

    You did a great job on the shirt!

    Hugs,
    Gina

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