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Opened by Jack Sauma in 1991, Mood Fabrics quickly became a staple of the New York City Garment District. With Jack’s family by his side and the world of fashion at his feet, Mood Fabrics grew to become a global success; launching an online store, opening a store in Los Angeles, and providing the fabric to the acclaimed show Project Runway. Currently run by Jack’s sons, Eric and Philip, Mood Fabrics is the result of hard work and family bonds, the epitome of the American Dream. Now, Mood hopes to help you achieve your dreams, whether you want to present a collection at fashion week or teach your children to sew. With fabrics that range from discount to designer, Mood is constantly adding new products to their collection.

Mood’s collection of fabrics is absolutely unmatched, but what do you do with them? How do you bring to life the croquis in your sketchbook? How do you use the stunning silk print you’ve had in your cart all week? What in the world is a French seam, and do you need a passport to get there? Mood Sewciety was created with all these questions, and more, in mind. Whether you want to get personal with cotton, or are on the quest to find the perfect dress (it exists, and it has pockets), Mood Sewciety covers a wide range of topics. Grow your confidence and sewing skills with Mood’s patterns (which come in a full range of straight and plus sizes), learn new tips and tricks with tutorials, and catch up on the latest trends with on-the-pulse reporting.

Excited to get started? That’s a Mood! If you’ve already got your fabric in mind, browse Mood’s patterns to find the right one for your fabric. If you love a pattern, but aren’t sure where to start, head over to Moodfabrics.com and peruse the fabric you think you’ll need. Check out cotton twill for structured trousers, silk charmeuse for slinky eveningwear, or Mood’s Exclusive Collections, which come in a variety of prints and textiles. Don’t know where to start? Take a look at Mood’s Applications Page, which details what fabric you need for specific designs and styles. Take to the sewing machine with Mood by your side, and don’t forget to use #madewithmood to show us exactly what kind of Mood you’re in.

81 comments

Wendy Martin May 25, 2019 at 6:08 pm

I came upon your website, while searching for embroidery designs. I decided to take a look, and I am so happy I did so. Wow, what wonderful and exciting array of clothes and designs. You have inspired me to get out my sewing machine, and with your lovely free patterns, make some some stylish and exciting new clothes, which I haven’t done for 4 years. Thank you so much.

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Hersha May 28, 2020 at 9:08 am

Hi I want to start sewing some simple clothes to begin with but don’t know what pattern to start with. Need help. Maybe a skirt. I have made curtains and know the basics of getting around a sewing machine.

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JB August 21, 2021 at 2:25 pm

Hi Hersha, I would suggest a simple skirt or shirt/blouse pattern to start. There are also fitting patterns for most of the pattern companies that help you fit to their patterns. Each company uses a different measurement system to make their patterns. I find that McCalls has the most fitting ease and Vogue has the least amount of fitting ease for their patterns. I hope this helps.

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francesca May 29, 2019 at 4:28 pm

what settings do i use on a uk printer to print these without losing some of the pattern?

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Courtney Norris May 29, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Hi Francesca – all of our patterns are formatted for US Letter size (8.5″x11″).

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Helene Poli September 15, 2020 at 9:02 pm

Hi, I want to start a capsule wardrobe but after printing my first pattern, I realised I did not know if the seam allowances were included in your models to print. as I was taking my nesurements and compare to the pieces I printed accordingly it seems all a bit too big, by roughly 2 to 3 sizes. Can you tell me if I did something wrong? The reference square was perfectly to size, please help!

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Courtney Norris September 16, 2020 at 7:58 am

Hi Helene! Yes, a 1/2″ seam allowance is already included. 🙂

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Donna Sĺoan January 22, 2021 at 5:45 pm

I found this marvelous site last year, but I am only now just realizing the variety and the ease I will have to adjust the patterns for my disability. Since I only have a straight stitch machine there will be alot of french seams and seam bindings used. I learnt to sew in the 60’s and was taught by a tailor. I am looking forward to this new experience. According to my teenage granddaughters I wont look frumpy any more.

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Pam June 24, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Hi Francesca

In case you still need to know, I printed on 105% scaling on A4 and that gave me a 2inch square on the 1st page. The pattern printed well and has fitted together very nicely with no detail being lost off the edges (Xyris Dress)..

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francesca w November 23, 2019 at 5:58 am

Very helpful! I managed to use A4 great

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Sherri Strong November 10, 2020 at 4:19 pm

OMG!! I love this site. I love these patterns. So often plus size patterns dont fit and your patterns fit great every time!

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Shaheen April 19, 2021 at 5:36 am

Nice

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Rachel May 24, 2021 at 9:03 am

I am from Australia and I am so jealous that I can’t see your store in person! Like a lot of the other people commenting here, I also found you via Google. I have to say greatest collection of free sewing patterns I have ever seen!! Now I just need a humongous fabric stash so I can sew them for myself. Thank you so much for being a resource for sewists around the world !!!!!!

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Yitty Klein July 24, 2019 at 6:34 pm

Hi,
I found your website on Google and I see some really gorgeous stuff!
I’m currently shopping for some buttons to replace on a jacket…
I don’t know sizing of buttons in real life… do you have some printable chart i can use as a guide?
If so please email it to me…
Thanks!
Have a great day!

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Courtney Norris July 25, 2019 at 8:58 am

Hi there! We have a printable button guide available here! 🙂

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Marlete August 9, 2019 at 11:16 am

Eu estou apaixonada pelo site encontrei por acaso achei os tecidos lindos e os padrões grátis maravilhosos sou do Brasil e apaixonada por costura e virei fã na primeira visita ao site parabéns

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Elaine August 17, 2019 at 7:09 am

I too came across Mood while searching for the perfect dress pattern. (I have yet to buy a ready-made dress that fits even remotely, and we have a family wedding coming up.)
I didn’t find it. . . but by a skillful (read: lucky) combination of Ursinia skirt with Cypress top, I got a dress that fits and looks like what I wanted, and most of all, meets my daughter’s criteria! And, in the search, I found lots of other patterns that I want to try.
Love it!

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Aafia Tanvir August 26, 2019 at 2:40 pm

Can I just say how great you guys are! Thank you for providing free patterns, means a lot to me!

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Sophia Schmidt August 3, 2020 at 6:05 pm

Hey
I’m planning to start an Instagram account about sewing etc. And I was wondering if I could sew pieces from your website and mention the link/ the website. Am I allowed to do this? I’d only show the results and maybe some photos of the fabric

Greetings!

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Courtney Norris August 4, 2020 at 9:24 am

Yes, of course!

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Jude October 24, 2019 at 6:37 pm

Hello and thank you for your very informative and generous sewing tips and patterns. I am on the board of the Australian Sewing Guild and many of our members, 2000, Australia wide follow your blog.
I see this pattern for the “trench” and others which our members would like to sew.
Can I have your permission to repost some of the patterns?

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Courtney Norris October 25, 2019 at 8:55 am

Thank you so much for the kind words! we’d love a repost, but please include a link to the original blog post. Thank you!!

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Katharina Sjoberg October 30, 2019 at 10:23 am

I want to printo out the patterns on A0 paper. How do I do that? I don’t want to glue together 24 pieces of A4 or letter size papers.
I would appreciate a reply.
Thank you,

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Courtney Norris October 30, 2019 at 1:26 pm

Hi Katharina! Our free patterns are currently only available in US Letter PDFs. Apologies for the inconvenience!

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Archa November 19, 2019 at 11:52 am

Can I use a batiste fabric for a wrap dress?
Kind regards, Arsha

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Courtney Norris November 20, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Yes, a batiste would look lovely as a wrap dress!

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Hermina Duby December 7, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Thank you so much for the free sewing patterns. I’m on a very limited budget I lots a lot of weight and sewing for my new size. I’m very grateful to you patterns. Looking forward to one day being able to get some of your wonderful fabric.!!

With Gratitude!
Hermina

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Elizabeth Patterson-Smith January 18, 2020 at 7:50 am

HI
Thank you so much for the free patterns,. I have downloaded the Willow Cardigan pattern but I can’t find the instructions on how to make garment.
Please advise

Thank you
Liz

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Courtney Norris January 20, 2020 at 3:14 pm

Hi Elizabeth, the instructions can be found here. Enjoy!

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Madison Sanderson February 10, 2020 at 6:55 pm

Hi I was wondering if Mood Fabrics was looking for interns? I would love to intern for your company!

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Courtney Norris February 11, 2020 at 8:53 am

Hi, Madison! Please email your resume and what kind of internship you’d be looking for to [email protected]. Thanks!

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Makayla February 18, 2020 at 12:30 am

You have no idea how much searching I have done for free patterns! This website has been a wonderful gift. Thank you so much!

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Raemelle Ianthe Childs March 13, 2020 at 12:30 am

I’m about to start back clothes embellishments (redoing) clothes. I so love doing this type of work. My daughter told me about the Mood fabric, and I know I’m going to enjoy doing business with you guys.
I’m so excited, can’t wait to get started.

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Barbara Jimenez April 9, 2020 at 3:07 pm

I printed out the Gladiolus jacket pattern but can not find the instructions. Please help!

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Courtney Norris April 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Hi! The Gladiolus instructions can be found here.

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Ges April 20, 2020 at 1:22 am

Hey! This site is interesting and I like your free sewing patterns. I’ve just started to learn to make my clothes and it’s inspiring to see so many beautiful garments. But one thing I don’t like: You can’t download the instructions. I really can’t be on my laptop while sewing. And ’cause English isn’t my native language and sewing vocabulary is new to me, I have to make notes about the meaning of new words. That’s why I always print all the instructions making it easier for me. This is just a little thing but it means a lot for some of us.
Thank you for good Mood!

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Gloria April 27, 2020 at 1:04 pm

Hello,

Thank you for the free patterns. I would like to know where I would find the directions for them?

Thank you,

Gloria

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Courtney Norris April 27, 2020 at 4:54 pm

Hi Gloria – instructions can be found in the original blog post for whichever pattern you downloaded. 🙂

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Andra S Nicolau May 11, 2020 at 4:48 pm

Hi guys! Great website. How do I get in touch with someone at Mood? I am interesting in discussing a partnership/business development opportunity.

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Courtney Norris May 12, 2020 at 8:57 am

Hi Andra! If you’re a blogger or avid social media user, you can apply to be a part of our Mood Sewing Network. 🙂

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M.C.G May 18, 2020 at 5:41 am

!!!!! I’m so in love with this site♥️♥️♥️. I recently ( as in yesterday) decided I am gonna give this sewing thing a go. I need a hobby. I’ve always wanted to..and the Universe (and Google , and the big eye in the sky that’s capturing my convos…) Bought me here and here is everything I need to know and to learn. Amazing!!! I literally am super excited!!! I feel like when I finally master it, I’ll be thanking you all for this site on stage Thank You

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Maja Andersen May 21, 2020 at 11:09 pm

I love this site, but I would really love it more if you had patterns for men.

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Sander December 30, 2020 at 10:33 am

Me too! I love the patterns, they are great, but I have not been able to find anything to make for myself yet…

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Beth May 22, 2020 at 4:42 am

WOW…amazing patterns – love every single one of them. I recently started making my own clothes because I just can find stuff that suits me, or is different enough to meet my style!! Being a lover of weird and random clothes, I can now make things that a, fit perfectly, b, match clothes I already have, c, no one else is going to get them :D, and d, I can make them as different as I like!! Thanks so much for all the free patterns – truly an inspiration 🙂

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Usisipho May 26, 2020 at 5:46 am

Thank you so much for these amazing free patterns, I’d like to ask for clarity on sorting though, how do I decide on a size when my measurements are all over the place, my bust is 36, waist 30 and hips are 44 inches and I seem to be in between sizes. Could you please advice .

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Courtney Norris May 26, 2020 at 8:57 am

Hi there! Your best bet is to cut the size for your largest measurement and take the garment in where necessary. We strongly recommend trying a test muslin before cutting into your main fabric if you’re not sure of the sizing. 🙂

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Schauniandystia Dutton June 1, 2020 at 7:46 pm

Hello, are seam allowances included in patterns, or should I add them? Thanks for such great resources!!

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Courtney Norris June 2, 2020 at 9:00 am

A 1/2″ seam allowance is already included in our patterns. 🙂

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Kim Clark July 20, 2020 at 5:21 pm

Do you have any plus size patterns on your website or in the store.

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Courtney Norris July 20, 2020 at 5:58 pm

Hi Kim! Most of our free downloadable patterns are available up to a size 30. 🙂

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Sarah July 22, 2020 at 4:47 pm

Hi! I love you style and blog, and the fact that you offer free patterns! However, I’m trying to download the Fern Jumpsuit and Sollya Romper and am getting a “network error” when the pattern fails to download. I’ve tried on multiple browsers, is there any way you can direct send the packages?

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Courtney Norris July 22, 2020 at 5:49 pm

Hi Sarah! Sorry, we’re working to fix the issue asap – for now though, when you get the ‘Network Error’ click the arrow on the download and click ‘Resume’. That seems to be working for a lot of people!

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Sarah August 8, 2020 at 11:55 am

Thanks, the downloads are working now!

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Eunice Fox July 23, 2020 at 5:21 pm

Hello, are there instructions for The Hibiscus Robe.

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Courtney Norris July 23, 2020 at 5:50 pm

Hi Eunice! You can find the instructions for our Hibiscus Robe here. 🙂

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Lesley Evans August 1, 2020 at 4:43 pm

Thank you for your gift of free patterns, and such fabulous designs to try. Love how you include curvy ladies . My daughter is going to love wearing plus size clothes that no none else has . They are so limited in shops. This will bring a much needed boost to her life. I thank you again Namesta

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Anupama August 4, 2020 at 12:21 pm

I absolutely love you guys. Thank you for providing us with free patterns, thats so humble of you guys. I am 10/10 gonna recommend this site to my friends

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Cynthia August 5, 2020 at 12:46 am

Where do I find instructions to assemble NYSSA pattern?

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Courtney Norris August 5, 2020 at 8:50 am

Hi Cynthia! You can find the instructions here.

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Nicola Sewell August 6, 2020 at 10:42 am

Hi I’m going yo be making up the lavender tee shirt with the cross over hack.
I’m having trouble with drafting the pattern, it doesn’t look right to me. I’ve tried sending you a picture of what I’ve drawn, but for some reason phone can’t do it.

Please could you point me in the right direction.
I really love your patterns. I’ve made up sage shorts, marigold camisole, lunaria dress. There so easy to put together. I’ve used other pdf patterns before and your are clearly the best.

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Courtney Norris August 6, 2020 at 12:13 pm

Hi Nicola! You can send images directly to [email protected] and she can help you out. 🙂

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Arielle Wasserman August 11, 2020 at 3:46 pm

Hi! I’ quite new to the sewing world so I was wondering if your jacquard linings, such as this one https://www.moodfabrics.com/italian-red-bi-color-ladybug-jacquard-lining-325933, can be used for other purposes. I feel like it would look superb as a cowl neck slip dress. Thanks!

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Courtney Norris August 11, 2020 at 3:58 pm

Hi Arielle! You might be able to, but it is on the thinner side since it’s usually meant to be paired with another fabric. I’d recommend getting a swatch so you can see how much light it lets through in person!

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Arielle Wasserman August 14, 2020 at 4:51 pm

Hi, I was wondering if you could give me the yardage for the Hydrangea gown but for the top only. I reckon the 6 yards listed on the page of instructions includes the skirt portion too. Thanks

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Courtney Norris August 14, 2020 at 5:01 pm

Hi, Arielle! You’d only need 2-3 yards for the top portion. 🙂

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Lisa August 26, 2020 at 9:15 am

I downloaded the free pattern Piper Shorts. Are there sewing directions and sizing measurements for the pattern?

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Courtney Norris August 26, 2020 at 10:56 am

Hi Lisa! You can find instructions and a size chart here. 🙂

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Taffy September 13, 2020 at 9:00 am

Hello,
Just started sewing a couple of weeks ago. Should I print the free patterns on A4 paper or on a different size? It doesn’t specify in the PDF files.

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Courtney Norris September 14, 2020 at 7:49 am

Hi Taffy! Our patterns are sized for US Letter paper.

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Olivia September 15, 2020 at 10:39 pm

Hello, recently downloaded the Poppy Dress pattern. When I print using “actual size” settings the first page comes out great – the box measures at 2 inches, the rest of the pages print what seems to be a little smaller. I checked the settings and it is telling me the page’s file size is 7.8 x 10.2 inches. Is this how the pattern is supposed to be? Do I just tape together and cut or is the sizing off?

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Courtney Norris September 16, 2020 at 7:57 am

Hi Olivia, there should be a blank border at the right and bottom edges to allow the next pages to overlap for taping.

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Maria Javiera Chandia Cabrera October 12, 2020 at 6:50 pm

I am very happy to have found this blog.
I want to know how I should print the patterns. What sheet size to use.
Greetings from Chile

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Courtney Norris October 13, 2020 at 8:20 am

Hi Maria! Our patterns are sized for US Letter paper. 🙂

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Anita October 18, 2020 at 8:26 pm

Hi,
Do you have a pattern for a roll collar please.

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Courtney Norris October 19, 2020 at 8:40 am

Hi Anita! The closest thing we have right now is the Tecoma Blouse, but I’ll look into having a roll collar in our pattern library soon! 🙂

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Busisiwe October 21, 2020 at 7:37 am

Hi Courtney. I wrote on your wall that I couldn’t download in PDF. I have figured out my problem and I have started sewing.
Love the look of if. I just wish I could attach a picture so you can see the outcome.

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Courtney Norris October 21, 2020 at 8:11 am

Hi, Busisiwe – I’m glad the pattern issue was fixed! I’d love to see how it comes out! If you have an Instagram, you can tag @moodfabrics and I’ll see it. 🙂

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Carmen Delia Cano Sánchez December 10, 2020 at 4:32 pm

Me encanta la costura

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brandi nicole kochan January 4, 2021 at 1:03 am

Your patterns are immensely useful. I’m a college student, and just buying fabric is a big expense for me. With how often my aesthetic changes, I often want a specific look, and well, driving to the craft store ten miles away isn’t always feasible. Your patterns are wonderful, and your fabric designs are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Jennifer Casey March 23, 2021 at 11:18 am

Hi Courtney! I’m loving the free patterns here. When I printed out the first page on default for US letter, the 2 inch block was correct, but I have a small border on the left and top side of the page. I know the bottom and right side are supposed to be there, but is the other border supposed to be cut?

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Courtney Norris March 23, 2021 at 11:28 am

Hi, Jennifer! There should be an L shape in each corner of your page that will align to make a + when 4 pages are put together – if that L is missing its corner or looks shortened, it may just be that your printer wasn’t able to print all the way to the edge and nothing needs to be cut. If the full L is there, your printer may have just centered the page and you can trim along that L. 🙂 I hope that makes sense!

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