Q: Do you need to have a sewing machine? And can a never before really sewn anything person reasonably do this? Asked by Miranda O., January 2021
Yes, you will need to have a basic sewing machine to complete the projects. We do recommend you have a basic level of sewing - able to thread your machine, sew a curve, switch between straight and zig zag stitches, and a few basic projects completed before signing up.
Q: Hi! Are physical patterns included or do you have to download and print yourself?Asked by Taylor W., October 2021
Hi Taylor! The patterns are PDF digital patterns from independent sewing pattern designers. You will need to download the patterns and instructions; however, we do include the large format physical print of the pattern pieces, so you will not need to print anything!
Q: I received February’s box as a trial. I love the pattern and materials, but I didn’t have a code to download the instructions. How can I obtain a code for instructions?Asked by Kimberley S., February 2021
Hi Kimberley - Email us at support (at) indiestitch (dot) com and we will get this all straightened out for you, as we don't want to share your code in a public forum. Thanks!
Q: Will there always be a size 0 option on the sizes of clothing pieces to be made?Asked by Katie H., November 2020
Hi Katie -
Thank you for your question! The patterns we choose are size-inclusive and fit measurements xxs-3XL or larger. The XXS size typically is based on measurements: 29" full bust, 24" waist, 34" full hip.
These measurements do vary between designers, so this is an average of the last 5 of our featured designers' smallest sizes. If you have any other questions feel free to reach out!
Great box with quality fabrics and unique patterns. The surprises included in each box are both thoughtful and handy.
Please have the person who received the gift to review. Once again please direct emails to that person.
Obviously I have to enter my stars... I don't know what to enter so i will enter 1..I did hear the quality was good...Please have the person who received the gift to review.
Hi Denise -
I'm happy to hear that the person that received the box did like it and thought that the quality was good! Thanks for the 5 stars for quality and I'll be sure to pass on your comments to the CrateJoy support team.
I just wanted to try this box out since I'm a beginner at sewing but after my first project, I was hooked!! The sew-a-long videos have really taught me some great things that I would have never been brave enough to try on my own. I've found so many patterns that I love, and love it that everything I need for that project comes in the box, including some fun extras! I also love the FaceBook page, it feels like I'm part of a club.
Super Fun, Super Quality
Dont hesitate to subscribe to Indiestitch! During this pandemic it was such a bright light to get the "you have a package on the way" from Indiestitch. The patterns were trendy, fun, and there were options for beginner to advanced techniques depending on the version you chose to put together. Generous amounts of fabric have allowed me to not only sew up the monthly pattern but usually get additional sews from what I had left over. Good quality fabrics as well as fun extras arrive each month. I regularly use every single thing that was sent! I also wear the pieces I have made and Amber is super quick to answer questions and assist with any difficulties along the way. A really fun gift , a really fun group! HIghly recommend!!
This was a 3 month subscription as a gift for my daughter. The materials were great, the patterns fun and not overly complicated. Was a wonderful way for her to spend her downtime!
I'm a novice sewer so I was really hesitant to sign up for this subscription, but is really exceeded my expectations! The materials in my box was great quality and there was a very generous amount. There were a few fun surprises tucked in as well, which I really found to be thoughtful. I think one of the best aspects of this subscription is the tutorial videos that walk you through how to put the pattern together. I've never sewn clothes before so I was really nervous to get started, the videos were really helpful. The pattern in the box wasn't quite my style, but after watching the videos I was able to adapt it a bit and make an item that I really love. This is a really fun way to learn a new skill, I'm really looking forward to future boxes!
This is my first box and it was full of surprises! So glad to get a wonderful pattern and the material and goodies for it! If you are not presently a subscriber, you must give this a try right away.
The quality of IndieStitch is top notch! I’m forever ordering fabric (and patterns!) but I so rarely make up my mind on which project to do next. IndieStitch makes it simple and easy to focus on one project at a time.
Selfish Sewing at it's finest! Sew an amazing pair of pajamas just for you. The Y Back Sleep Set includes a Top/Shorts and a Slip option! Fabrics include cool lightweight woven. Perfect for summer sewing and sleeping!
Let's sew a dress!! This wonderful pattern is perfect for spring and all the in-person events we are looking forward to this season!! Look for our email on the 28th to select your own fabric for the dress!
Our March box features a knit colorblocked tee from Sinclair Patterns! This pattern features a curved hem, 3 sleeve lengths and a colorblocked front and back yoke with a pleat. This is a perfect project for beginners to gain skills with our step-by-step video tutorial of the pattern.
In June, we are featuring a tried and true, capsule building item - the Rockford Raglan from Love Notions! This shirt has several options for a wide variety looks. Our fabrics choices include yummy bamboo, a 100% cotton jersey, and some modal solids. Fabric selection will be emailed to you on May 28th.
Our May project features a fun, summery pattern from Made for Mermaids. Enjoy the look of buttons without sewing a single button hole! Each kit will include ribbed knit fabric, buttons, the digital pattern, print of the pieces, and more fun surprises! Boxes ship May 4th - just in time for Mother's Day!
Our pattern to kick off 2022 will be the Grace Cardigan from DIBY Club! This pattern is a great traditional/capsule piece that you will want to make again and again. Our fabric will include a selection of sweater knits, so get ready to cozy up with IndieStitch this New Year!
Our pattern for December 2021 will feature the Roxy Jumper from Sew Over It! “The Roxy Jumper is perfect for extending your autumn wardrobes through winter – the ideal make to wear over one your favourite handmade dresses, as she’ll keep you warm and stylish! She also looks fab paired with a high waisted skirt or pair of trousers. She will be your winter wardrobe’s best new friend"
We are making the Ramona Shacket for November 2021! What is a shacket? It's like a shirt/jacket combo - some are lined, but this one is not. The fabric choices are 5 different types of FLANNEL and fabric selection takes place the last week of October. Sign up today to receive everything you need - from materials, to the pattern, to support - to make this AWESOME project!
Did someone say joggers?! This box of IndieStitch features super soft French Terry fabric and the Woman's Lowland Jogger pattern from Lowland Kids. All project supplies and a 2 bonus tools (including a tool to apply eyelets for the drawstring) were included in this kit.
Cozy sewing is the best sewing!! Let's sew a warm fleece pullover from 5 Out Of 4 Patterns! This pattern features a quarter zipper and options such as contrasting panels and nursing access. Members had their choice of 5 different fabrics! Are you afraid of zippers? Let Amber guide you through the tricky parts with video sewing tutorials and help make your project everything you dreamed of!
Let's sew some undies! This pattern includes hipster, bikini, mid-rise brief, high-rise brief, cheeky, and thong. Each kit will contain cotton spandex fabric and enough materials to make at least 2-3 pairs of women's underwear.
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