January 02, 2021

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12 Days of Christmas - Day 9 Giveaway! (January 2, 2021)

 

Welcome to DAY 9 of our 12 Days if Christmas celebration!

For our 9th Day Of Christmas giveaway, we are doing a GIVEAWAY of one $100 Girl Charlee eGift Card to one lucky winner. The gift card can be used towards any item available on the Girl Charlee website! Woot, Woot!

More about Girl Charlee:  (from their website) Within Girl Charlee Fabrics you are going to find the best selection of the most unique knit fabrics that you will not find anywhere else. I know how hard it is to find knit fabrics that are soft, have just the right hand and stretch, and are not prints that you have seen everywhere else, and at prices that don't break the bank, so I only source fabrics that fit all those characteristics and almost all are offered at 20% off regular retail price EVERY DAY. We offer the highest quality cotton lycra and spandex solids and prints, trendy designer cotton jersey and rayon blends direct from famous designer labels, and other specialty knits like vegan leather, Hacci sweaters, double brushed spandex, and much more. Each fabric is hand selected to ensure we are offering you the best fabric available at the lowest possible price!

This is one of my favorite place to shop for knit fabircs! They have such a great selection and lots of rib knits and ribbing for those hoodies too! 

Now... if you're thinking, "I am scared to sew with knits!" Don't be! There are so many great resources here on Pixie Faire to help you conquer your fear and ahcieve success!

You can find the full on demand Sewing With Knits video course HERE to download, or you can watch any of the course videos at any time when you have access to the Sewing With Cinnamon membership community!

 

How To Enter The Gift Card Giveaway:

We'd love to know what part of a PDF pattern is the most important feature or element in the document. Our goal is to provide you with the best sewing, knitting, and crochet patterns in the world! With your feedback, I'm sure we can make that happen!

Simply comment on this blog post finishing the following question...

"The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is [insert here]?"

 

Comments must be left (on this blog post) by midnight (pacific) on Saturday, 1/2/2021.

One entry per person.

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. Must be 18 or older to enter. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island. This contest is exclusively endorsed by Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire.

This is part of the 12 Days of Christams annual promotion, each day from December 25th through January 5th we are going to reveal a special One Day Giveaway for One Lucky Winner! These will be short-term prizes, designed for just 1 day each. So, be sure to set your alarm, bookmark our blog, and remember to check back each day. The giveaway will begin and end at midnight pacific time each day. Don’t miss out!

The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments received and contacted through the email provided in the comment. We will post a list of all the winners in the wrap up blog post on January 6th.

Additionally, by commenting, you agree to allow us to use your comments for future promotional activities. In other words – we might quote you when we are putting together new testimonial pages. If you’re not okay with that – don’t leave a comment :)

Okay, good luck, and if we’ve forgotten anything we will modify and/or update this post as needed.

We hope you enjoy our 12 Days Of Christmas Celebration. We are incredibly grateful for your ongoing support and wish you a happy holiday season, and a terrific new year!

Happy New Year!

Cinnamon & Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

Maggie Klein
Maggie Klein

January 02, 2021

I think the most important thing about a pattern is the original fit. I love it when I don’t have to alter the pattern!

France courteau
France courteau

January 02, 2021

The most important is the straight grain of fabric, seam allowance, notches and clear instructions.

Marlene
Marlene

January 02, 2021

The most important feature is clear photos. Being able to see the seam and attachment. Prints can be busy. White can blend and look like one piece.

Elizabeth Ann
Elizabeth Ann

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is that the measurements are correct so that it fits the doll.

Terri silva
Terri silva

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is the scale box to make sure my printer gave me the correct sizing, clear instructions that are not 15 pages long and suggestions for alternate versions!

Candy
Candy

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern are the actual pattern pieces. Experienced sewers don’t need detailed instructions all the time. But the way you and your sewers present instructions, they are extremely valuable to the sewers too. Your instructions are detailed and extremely easy to follow in all your patterns that I have gotten from you. Thank you!

Nancy
Nancy

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions with pictures showing what to do as well.

Melissa Burton
Melissa Burton

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern for me is great pictures. The visuals help me all the time when I’m stuck!

Karen Gilbert
Karen Gilbert

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is the measurement! They need to be very close to perfect.

Cathy
Cathy

January 02, 2021

One important element of a PDF is that the fabric used in the demo shows the details of the stitching easily. Busy prints or thread that matches the fabric make it hard to see the details.

darlene
darlene

January 02, 2021

The most important of pattern is the visual apect of the directions

Brenda Hannan
Brenda Hannan

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern, is pattern pieces clearly marked, and clear directions. I’m working on a pattern currently that I just purchased and am having a bit of trouble. I’m sure I’ll figure it out.

Tracy
Tracy

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern is good instructions boosted with clear pictures.

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 02, 2021

The most important aspect of the pattern is definitely the pictures. It is also nice to be able to ask questions and you guys always answer right back! Love the support your team gives.

Dianne
Dianne

January 02, 2021

`The most important part of a pattern is correct measurements. I want the pattern be the correct completed size. Dianne

Mary Schlabach
Mary Schlabach

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is which way to lay out fabric and the notches

Ellen Fabrizio
Ellen Fabrizio

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is detailed and easy to understand instructions, hopefully with pictures to illustrate any techniques that may not be as easy to understand.

BevM
BevM

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is accuracy.

Leonora
Leonora

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is very clear written instructions

Stella Wear
Stella Wear

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is well marked pattern pieces. But after this, the helpful “tricks of the process” are wonderful especially for small clothes that are put together differently than full size adult clothes.

Thresea
Thresea

January 02, 2021

I’m with so many others. Good instructions are important. And I am thankful when Pixie Faire sends out corrections to a pattern.

Brenda L Isovitsch
Brenda L Isovitsch

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is detailed, clear, instructions with photos.

Shirley
Shirley

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature of element in a pattern other than the pattern itself, I think is the guide sheet (instruction sheet)

Kevin Leistner
Kevin Leistner

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern for me are the sewing instructions included on the pattern such as pattern notches, gather lines, pleats locations, and the like, because if you loose the instructions that came with the pattern you still can use the pattern easily.

Maureen
Maureen

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the pictures.If I have a question about an item in the supply list the picture usually answers the question. If I need help understanding an instruction, especially a non-sewing pattern, the pictures answer the question. Your pictures are so much better than any Youtube videos I have seen.

Sandra Nixon
Sandra Nixon

January 02, 2021

I think the most important thing is the pattern pieces and clear instructions . Pictures also help..
Sandra

Judy
Judy

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions with sketches or photos for reference. That, and accurate fit vs. measurements given.

Deb
Deb

January 02, 2021

The most important part for me is the pattern layout that works with the motifs on the fabric. Especially strips or a plaid pattern.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is complete, detailed instructions with clear photos/drawings.

Beatrice Martin
Beatrice Martin

January 02, 2021

Most important part of pattern are directions clear and precise

Ann
Ann

January 02, 2021

The most important feature of a pattern is straight of grain on the pattern and seam allowances..

Julie
Julie

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear in focus pictures, especially of unusual details.

Rita
Rita

January 02, 2021

Most important to me is finding fabric with print that is the appropriate size for the smaller size clothes to give the correct illusion.

Kathleen
Kathleen

January 02, 2021

I think we all agree that a great pattern must include clear, detailed instructions. We have all found great patterns but sometimes we have puzzled over how to put them together because the instructions are sketchy at best.

Amy
Amy

January 02, 2021

The most important features in a pattern are that it fits well and the instructions / pictures are accurate and match.

margaret
margaret

January 02, 2021

The most important parts of a pattern are good fit and easy to understand directions.

Pam B
Pam B

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is the directions which should be in clear language with clear illustrations when possible but if the pattern pieces are well marked with standard symbols that makes a huge difference too.

CDeasey
CDeasey

January 02, 2021

The most important thing about a pattern is the instructions that are clear. I like the detail instructions and the summary. I am teaching my 11 yr old neighbor how to sew and we use the detail ones for her to follow. When I am sewing, I normally use the summary.

Carol
Carol

January 02, 2021

The most important part of any pattern are the drawings. I am very visual learner. Thank you for pointing out Girl Charlie’s web site, will be getting some knits.

Kimberly
Kimberly

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern for me is detailed instructions along with photos to help with understanding what to do.

Faith Comeaux
Faith Comeaux

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the instructions. Patterns with clear instructions & pictures to go with each step are the best .

Patty
Patty

January 02, 2021

Clear images and instructions. I prefer for the designer to use the same fabric for the entire construction, especially with a pattern that is not so common. Also, I like for the fabric to have an obvious Right and Wrong side.

Janet
Janet

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern, for me, are the instructions. I find exactly which pattern pieces I need, a possible layout and directions if I need them.

Pattij
Pattij

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is clear pictures and good directions!

Corinne Janes
Corinne Janes

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the detailed photos. I am a visual learner…the photos are key!

Jeanne
Jeanne

January 02, 2021

My best part of a pdf pattern to me is the supply list. I can print the list and get everything ready to sew. If I need anything from the store it’s on the list. 😊

Darlene
Darlene

January 02, 2021

The most useful part of any pattern is clear directions which includes both pictures and descriptions of how to complete each step. A recent pattern said make the optional pockets.
I am not a beginner so it wasn’t a problem, but how can we expect a beginner to enjoy sewing when they aren’t sure of what to do.

Astrid
Astrid

January 02, 2021

….clear instructions, pictures of each step and for a PDF pattern a measurement guide to ensure the printed pattern is correct.

Frieda Spears
Frieda Spears

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the instructions.

BettyAnn
BettyAnn

January 02, 2021

I look for the summary instructions. If I’m stuck, I can refer back to more detailed instructions.

Shelby Anderson
Shelby Anderson

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the set of step-by-step instructions with pictures. An additional feature I appreciate is the name of the pattern on the pieces.

Marjo
Marjo

January 02, 2021

The most important element in a pattern is pictures or drawings of each step. People who make beautiful things are most often visual and the illustrations make things clear. When we see something beautiful often we are at a loss for words to describe it.

Ann
Ann

January 02, 2021

The most important part of the pattern is the instructions/illustrations. I read the instructions ahead of time and it really helps if they are illustrated clearly. What I look for is the order of putting something together and any strange piece or method that is needed.

Hollee Brutton
Hollee Brutton

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is a picture or drawing.

Sue
Sue

January 02, 2021

PDF patterns need precise directions and pictures to end up with wonderful results. Many crafters are visual learners.

Deb
Deb

January 02, 2021

The most useful feature to me is to have a phrase on the cover telling whether the pattern is for knits or woven fabrics, or both.

Gloria B
Gloria B

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is first and foremost that the pattern fits and the instructions are precise. Hand drawn pictures at each step is great and an actual photo of a complicated step is always appreciated.

Myra
Myra

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern is accuracy, we need to know if the pattern already has sewing margins and if all the details are present. Nothing is more discouraging than an incomplete pattern or that doesn’t have all the details inserted, which results on a flawed project.

Dellory
Dellory

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a (pdf) pattern is that 1 inch square so you know that you have printed it correctly. Sure, there are lots of other things that are important, but if you don’t print the pattern right, all the great directions and photos in the world won’t save you.

Linda A C
Linda A C

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful feature or element in a pattern is the materials list whether its for sewing or knitting/crochet.

Sheilah
Sheilah

January 02, 2021

The single most important feature or element in a pattern is well marked placement lines!

 Cristy Estep
Cristy Estep

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is good directions and clear pictures! I also make sure to read all of the instructions before sewing.

Annette Gravely
Annette Gravely

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern (for me anyways) is the pattern layout! It always helps me figure out how to make the best use of the piece of fabric with very little waste.

Dona
Dona

January 02, 2021

The most important to me is the pattern pieces themselves and any useful tips for difficult things.

Kristen
Kristen

January 02, 2021

The most important thing in a pattern is instructions and correct measurements.

Karla
Karla

January 02, 2021

Clarity

Carol B
Carol B

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern are the step-by-step instructions, with photos to illustrate each step.

June
June

January 02, 2021

The most important element is the summary and of course, the pattern pieces. I can print off the summary sheet(s) and keep them with the pattern pieces. If I get stuck, I can refer back to the detailed instructions. Thank you for such get patterns.

Linda W
Linda W

January 02, 2021

The most important to me is not skipping steps by assuming I know what I should do next on a pattern. Clear precise instructions are so important. Also the list of appropriate fabrics to the pattern.

Susana
Susana

January 02, 2021

The most useful feature in a pattern is for me the picture. First to choose, then to help with the step by step instructions and to see different variations. I like when the patterns have variations and give more possibilities. I love the quality of yours patterns. Thanks

Tara K
Tara K

January 02, 2021

The most useful parts of a pattern for me are supply lists, fabric requirements and suggestions, seam allowances and a great pictorial step by step instruction

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 02, 2021

Clear instructions!

Lori
Lori

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions and photographs. Also, if there is a term that someone might not be familiar with, an explanation or definition would be very important.

Alyson Ray
Alyson Ray

January 02, 2021

Good directions are key. But I also like good line drawings and back views. I think they are helpful in seeing some of the details.

Dawn
Dawn

January 02, 2021

The most useful feature in a pattern is clear instructions, of course. A helpful feature is simple, easy ideas for adapting the pattern.

Patti M
Patti M

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern are concise instructions. I love it when the instructions contain the pattern number piece as well as the name of the piece in the instructions.

Liza
Liza

January 02, 2021

For me, the most important part of a pattern is clear,well fitting pattern pieces with good instructions. Thank you!

Pat Stoughton
Pat Stoughton

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is precise markings to enable perfect fit on any figure, no matter the size.”

Susan Baughman
Susan Baughman

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern Is the instructions!

Ann E
Ann E

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern are clear instructions with step by step photos.

Jackie Koepnick
Jackie Koepnick

January 02, 2021

the pictures and written instructions they are most important especially for a new or improved way of doing it thank you all at pixie faire. # 1 is if you do get stuck there is always someone here to help

Kristin
Kristin

January 02, 2021

Absolutely the most important thing is clear pictures for every step along the way. Well written instructions are also very important however, as they say, a picture is worth 1000 words. The pictures that are bright and clear and truly illustrate the steps are most helpful when trying something for the first time.

Carol
Carol

January 02, 2021

I think the most important feature of a pattern is clear, easy to understand instructions.

Lois
Lois

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is the directions – easy to follow – and photos that show exactly what that step is doing. So much easier if you can actually SEE what they are saying you should do.

Martha lee
Martha lee

January 02, 2021

Clear instructions by far are most important.

Keo
Keo

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern are that the garment looks as good on the inside as the outside.

Betty Adams
Betty Adams

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear easy to understand instructions. Pictures of hard to understand terms are also very helpful.

Marty Blinde
Marty Blinde

January 02, 2021

The most important features of a pattern for me are clear instructions with precise photos and that the names on the pattern pieces match the names in the instructions.

Anne Marie
Anne Marie

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern is clearly written instructions with clear pictures along side to help one make the garment.

Christine Reherman
Christine Reherman

January 02, 2021

The most important thing is for the pattern instructions to give clear and simple steps for the project to come together. I read a pattern completely before I start to be sure I understand the process. If there is anything confusing or unclear, I’ll try a different pattern.

Anne Marie
Anne Marie

January 02, 2021

The most important element of a pattern is clearly written instructions with clear pictures along side to help one make the garment.

Robin
Robin

January 02, 2021

The most important part of a pattern is clear instructions that explain new or difficult techniques.

Susan
Susan

January 02, 2021

The most important feature or element of a pattern for me are clear photographs of each step accompanying the clearly written instructions.

Amelia
Amelia

January 02, 2021

The most important element is clear instructions and some photos or links to videos.

Carol
Carol

January 02, 2021

The most important/useful part of a pattern are clear written instructions with pictures that show how the piece should look like after completing a step. Especially the difficult steps.

Brisja
Brisja

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear explanations of any tricky bits. Photos of the steps of how to do these parts is especially helpful. Working by yourself on a new technique can be really hard, but a good description of how to work it or a great photo can make the idea click and the pattern becomes easy to do.

Judy
Judy

January 02, 2021

“The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is the fit, as well straight forward instructions and especially instructions that can be used on a basic sewing machine that has no bells and whistles?”

Bill Young
Bill Young

January 02, 2021

The most important and/or useful feature or element in a pattern is a set of precise, clearly written instructions which include not only clear, grammatical sentences but sharp illustrations or pictures which show each step. Even the best drawn of patterns does not yield good results when the instructions are difficult to follow or when the illustrations do not match construction steps.

Ansley
Ansley

January 02, 2021

The most important\useful feature or element in a pattern is clear instructions, both written and visual. Sometimes when the pattern is printed out I rely solely on the pattern. I don’t want to rely on videos to show me how to do something. That is why I pay for a pattern, for the designer to care enough to write down clear and concise instructions in an orderly manner. The pattern pieces should be clearly marked as well so all confusion is avoided. That is the mark of a good designer.

Helene Dahl
Helene Dahl

January 02, 2021

The most important feature in a pattern for me is the fit and that it goes together well. For that testing is very important. Pictures of various interpretations are also very useful.

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