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: I would like to start on my February project but the card with the QR code doesn’t have a code to enter to get the instructions. How can I get the instructions for the pattern?Asked by Kimberley S., February 2021
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
🎉The featured designer for October 2020 is Pattern Scout Studio!!🎉 We will be making the Lulu Cardigan!! “Lulu is a close-fitting cardigan with princess seams for knit fabrics. Perfect for layering or wearing alone, the Lulu can be styled up with trousers or a skirt for dressier occasions, or down with jeans or leggings for a sportier look."
We are feeling some fall vibes with our next box of IndieStitch! We will be sewing a skirt with a fun layering detail and optional zipper. If made in a solid color, this skirt will make a perfect addition to your capsule wardrobe or if you choose a print, it would be a perfect accent piece for a night out! You will receive an email before our shipping date with the option and we can't wait to sew with you!
This box featured the Slim Fit Raglan by Patterns for Pirates. This pattern is loved by many and can be sewn for each season. We will be using a buttery soft double brushed poly and you will have your choice of fabric in print or solid or a combo! You won't want to miss this box!
June was all about knits and July is all about wovens! Sew some shorts with us this month! We will be tackling the Endless Summer Shorts pattern by Winter Wear Designs. Our boxes will ship on July 6th due to the holiday and our sew-along will start via our Facebook group on July 13. I can't wait for you to join us!
Have you been sewing masks and want to explore the wonderful world of sewing clothing for yourself? The June 2020 box is made just for you! This month we will explore knit fabric and sew the Sara Everyday Tank from 5 out of 4 Patterns! Grab this kit and join us on June 15th as we sew this pattern together via our Facebook Group
Did you know if you spray thin fabrics with starch before cutting, it makes working them much easier? Our May box features the Marigold Dress from Blank Slate and a chance to work your magic with some beautiful rayon challis. Each box comes with 3+ yards of fabric, elastic, thread, buttons, hem gauge and spray starch. Me Made May has never been more fun with this sewing kit from IndieStitch.
Dust off your gathering skills, April 2020 is all about flounces and ruffles! IndieStitch's featured Independent PDF pattern designer is Love Notions with the Forte Top & Dress. This top has 4 different views and is sure to bring some fun for spring weather. Our box also includes a 5-page copy shop print of the Forte Top (no printing or taping required!), a digital coupon for your pattern, a macrame kit, all notions to complete the project, and hand soap!
This is the first box of IndieStitch and we are so excited to exceed your expectations and deliver all things cozy as winter comes to a close! Let March come in like a lion and go out like a lamb with a Jalie project in a sweater knit. A project that is perfect for those days when the sun is shining and it's starting feel like spring is just around the corner. For more spoilers - follow us on Instagram @indiestitchsubbox!
We are so excited to have Made for Mermaids as our featured designer for November! We are sewing up the Carli which is a fun reversible top with a cross or twist detail. As a subscriber of IndieStitch, you get a choice of fabric each month! Choices this month range from a basic solid for your capsule wardrobe to a cozy sweater knit. Come sew with us!!
Our next kit features RAD patterns and the Couch Potato Joggers. The Couch Potato Joggers are perfect for chilling at home or running around! The fabric choices with this pattern could include a staple solid color for your capsule wardrobe, a camo print, a yummy corduroy, and a snuggly solid! Your fabric choice will determine if these are truly a couch potato pant or secret PJs you can wear out and about! Stylish and comfy!
March 2021 Features the Yanta Overalls from Helen's Closet! Each and every box of IndieStitch includes everything you need (and more!!) to make this fun project. Join us in our Private Facebook community for a Yanta sew-along! Have fun sewing for yourself with IndieStitch!!
Let's sew a shirt and explore fabric dyeing! Our May 2021 box features a capsule-worthy t-shirt pattern that you can make over and over again! The fabric in this kit is a white rayon and you will also receive your choice of dye colors! Sewing and fabric dyeing tutorials will be included within our Private Facebook Group. This box is a great way to expand your summer wardrobe and learn a new skill with the support of our growing community!