I am an absolute beginner at sewing. What pattern should I start with?
If you are totally new to sewing I would recommend you starting with an easy pattern such as the Wee Braw Bag or I Heart You Bag. As with all my patterns, they are very easy-to-follow and I carefully talk you through each step with the help of plenty pictures. It’s almost like I am sitting right next to you. Your sewing buddy, cheering you on!
After completing those two you will have learned how to insert a zipper (it's super easy, I promise!) and how to install casing for a drawstring bag. From here you might want to have a look for a new challenge. Maybe try out using some fancy material like Vinyl. I love a good vinyl pouch and made several patterns using vinyl, but I think the Glitta Pouch is my favourite of them all. Still super easy!
And finally I would really like you to push yourself a little. Try maybe the Wee Travel Pal or Wee Billow Bag. I agree, they will take you a little longer and there are more pieces to be cut BUT they are actually not as tricky as you might think. Take your time and let me talk you through carefully. I know you can do it, just as everyone before you!
I also currently offer two skill-builder patterns teaching you about improv piecing, Bonnie Curves and Improv Piecing. If you’re interested in learning a fun new quilty technique, they are an amazing starting point to unleash your creativity.
Also. Why not join me making a quilt? It's totally free and you can learn a lot. You don't need to be an experienced quitter, if you own a sewing machine you can totally join! Check out my post about LETS MAKE A QUILT TOGETHER and join us.
I would like to join LETS MAKE A QUILT TOGETHER but don't really understand how it's working.
Yes. Please join us!! Everyone is welcome. It's for free and you don't need to be an experienced quilter. If you know how to sew a straight line you will be able to make a gorgeous quilt together with us. And for a couple hours a day we will all forget the strange world outside... Sounds fun, right?
About the set up. I wrote an in depth post about LETS MAKE A QUILT TOGETHER. Please have a look over there for details. Or just come directly and join our fun Facebook Group. I carefully walk you through step-by-step (using learning units you can work through at your own speed) whilst chatting a lot about all the details in the Group Discussion. And along the way, you'll meet an awesome bunch of likeminded folks from all over the world, maybe even your own neighbourhood?! On top, I have so many fun things planned for you all... Can't wait to meet you!
I have a store and would like to stock your patterns. Is there a way to do that?
Currently I only offer digital patterns, selling them here on my website. But if you are happy to print them yourself for your customers or kits, I am sure we can work something out. Please get in touch for more details.
I run my local guild/ sewing club and would love to teach one of your patterns. Is that possible?
YES. All my patterns come with a license to teach. But use of the pattern is only permitted if a copy of the pattern is purchased for each individual student.
If you need any help or pictures for your website, please get in touch and I can provide you with more material.
I would like to sell items made using your pattern. Am I allowed to do so?
YES. All my patterns come with a license to sell. By purchasing the pattern I give use license to sell products made using the pattern. Please credit Laura Cunningham of Sweet Cinnamon Roses (or @sweetcinnamonroses on Instagram or @sweetcinnamonroses on Facebook) as the pattern designer when listing or selling your products.
I would like to try one of your patterns but I am not sure about the buying process. Would you mind talking me through?
Sure. Pick the pattern you wish to purchase and tab the button “ADD TO CART”. Repeat this for all patterns you fancy to buy. As soon as you’re done, please go to checkout by clicking on the small cart symbol on the top right corner of your screen. Now, on the right of your screen “Your cart” will open up on a black background, please tab the “Check Out” button here.
Please fill in all relevant information such as Email Details, Name and Billing address. If you have a discount code, you can redeem it on the right side of your window. After filling in all your details, click on the “Continue to Payment” button and you’ll land on the “Payment” page. Please check if all information is correct (Contact and Billing) and choose your payment method before clicking on “Complete order”.
The next page with your “order confirmation” will open automatically. Please allow a couple minutes for your downloads to appear. When they are ready for download, please click on the “Download Now” button and your pattern will downloaded automatically. If you can’t find them on your computer, please check your downloads folder.
You’ll also get two automated Emails from me. One again with your “order confirmation” and a second one with “your sewing patterns by SweetCinnamonRoses”. In that Email you’ll get all the relevant links to your patterns. Please follow those links and click on the “Download Now” button. Your pattern should open on your screen automatically, if not please check again your downloads folder. If you didn’t received my Emails, please have a look at your Email Spam Folder.
But of course, if you need help anywhere here in the process, please let me know and I will do my best to assist you.
Can you please tell me more about saving/ printing my PDF patterns.
Ok. Currently all patterns are digital PDFs files only. So after you bought your copy, please make sure to save the file somewhere safe on your device (desktop computer, ipad, phone,..). Maybe you already have a folder holding all your digital sewing patterns.
Let’s talk about printing. There’s really no need for you to print out my patterns, as there are no templates included. So you can easily just read them off your device and even better, you can get started straight away without even switching on your printer or leaving the house for the next copy shop.
But of course, if you wish to print them out - please feel free to do so. Be aware though that the pattern format is A4 and not letter size (mostly used in the US). So if there are any issues printing them out, make sure to consider that. If in doubt, contact your local copy shop and I am sure they can help you out. Most modern printers at home can easily adjust though and you probably won’t even notice the slight difference in format…
If you need any further help, please let me know and I will do my best to assist you.
What sewing machine, sewing notions and materials would you recommend?
I sew on a Janome 6700p and I love her. And for materials, I would always, always, always recommend to invest into the best you can afford. It’s just not worth it getting upset over poor quality fabric or thread. I do understand that sewing is an expensive hobby, so maybe buy less or finally use those birthday pennies…
Do you use affiliate links?
Yes, in addition to other affiliate programs, specifically I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. I will never post a link to a product I do not personally recommend. If you click on an affiliate link and then proceed to purchase something from that affiliated website, I receive a small commission. This helps me continue to provide high quality, free content. Please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
I am still not sure and have more questions. What is the best way to contact you?
Please always feel free to get in touch. I am here to help. You can reach me via Email (email@example.com) or use my Contact Form. And if you like to follow me on a more regular basis, you can find me on Instagram and Facebook where I share my current projects with you all.