Friday Pattern Company's Modern Designs Give Back to Charity
My name is Chelsea and I am the founder/designer of Friday Pattern Company. Sewing and making things are my great passion in life. I draw a lot of inspiration for my designs from artists and the way that creative people live. I'm always looking for ways to pair beautiful designs with functionality. I am originally from Santa Cruz, CA but am currently living in Sacramento, CA with my husband and dog.
Friday Pattern Company is a modern sewing pattern company. My sewing patterns are available in PDF and print, online and at a variety of retailers worldwide. The designs are minimal and the instructions are easy to follow. I always say that if you know how to thread your sewing machine, you can make a Friday Pattern, just take it step by step. Making your own clothing is fun and I emphasize that in the way that my patterns are written to the straightforward way that they are designed. Friday Pattern Company also has a charitable aspect. 5% of the proceeds from the patterns go to charity with each pattern benefitting a different charity.
Friday Pattern Co is something I have been dreaming up and developing for years but I've only been open for biz for about 2 years.
Friday Pattern Company is an modern independent sewing pattern company. People are generally familiar with mass produced sewing patterns from the Simplicity, Butterick, etc. Unlike patterns from the larger companies, my patterns are straightforward and easy to follow without the sewing jargon that can be a real turn off for new sewists. My designs are intentional and made with versatility in mind. One of the most beautiful things about fashion is the way that you can express yourself and I like to design things that can be a launching off point for your own creativity.
Although it is extremely tough to choose a favorite, I would have to say it is the Vernazza Two Piece, my bathing suit pattern. First of all, making a bathing suit to fit and honor your body is amazing and not very hard to do (I promise!). Secondly, there were really incredible conversations that took place around making and sharing this swimsuit that mean a lot to me. Women were sharing about the shame and discomfort that goes along with sharing images of your body, and how bullshit that is because we own our bodies and if we make rad swimsuits and want to show them off, we should be able to do that without doubting ourselves! Anyway, a search of the #vernazzatwopiece will bring up a lot of amazing handmade swimsuits and a lot of really cool conversations!