May is for Makers – supporting independent designers

I have joined with with Lindsey Rhodes to support independent pattern designers this month of May. She has launched a fabulous campaign called “May is for Makers”, where each week you buy a pattern to support a designer. As Lindsey explains on her blog, we are telling the pattern designers that their work matters to us.


May Is For Makers |


You can see her original post by clicking the button above, or going to her blog HERE.


I would like to share with you the first two patterns that I have purchased. I am trying to support a different designer and if possible, a different aspect of the industry each week.

Last week I bought a paper piecing pattern from Juliet of Tartankiwi Patterns


In flight - Tartankiwi Patterns


This week’s purchase is of a new bag pattern, which I am rather excited to try. Blue Calla is a designer that is new to me and I fell in love with her Boronia Bowler Bag.


Blue Calla - Boronia Bowler Bag


I love the size and shape, the fact that it closes completely with a zip and has both handles and a shoulder strap. The design is perfect for showing off a feature print, as shown in the sample bags sewn by her pattern testers.

I am looking forward to finding some new patterns and designers to support for the next 3 weeks in May.
I would love to hear your suggestions for what other purchases I can make – let me know in the comments what you are loving at the moment, and if you are joining in with Lindsay to support our hard-working designers and makers!



 Happy Crafting - Cassie.

Please be aware that there may be affiliate links in this content. Your support allows me to keep creating for you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *