Sewing Hacks for pdf patterns

Ellie and Mac Sewing Pattern Posts

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Sewing Hacks for pdf patterns

Did you know? I also write blog posts for Ellie and Mac Pattern’s Website. All the makes you see in the pictures above? – I’ve written sewing tutorials or detailed sewing blog posts about.

Below are brief synopses on each sewing blog post in case you’re interested in making one of the outfits or curious on how to hack sewing patterns!

Click the title above the picture or the picture itself to see each post!

Poppy Top to Dress Hack

This dress started as an Ellie and Mac shirt pattern with a color blocking and a button down back. I hacked the pattern to turn it into a dress with a faux placket in the back. Click the title or picture to see how I did it!

Ellie and Mac Poppy Top Made into a Dress

Ellie and Mac Wrapped in Love Dress Hack

This knee length dress actually came from an E&M pattern with a maxi skirt and no ruffle. I shortened it and added this little ruffle. Tap or click the picture to see the full sewing tutorial!

Ellie and Mac Wrapped in Love Dress

Raglan Top to Raglan Cardigan Hack

This is a lace raglan cardigan, but you almost wouldn’t believe what the original Ellie and Mac sewing pattern looked like. Click the picture below to see the full pattern hack!

Ellie and Mac Going Home Sweater Made into a Cardigan

Skirt with Built in Leggings Pattern Mash

A skirt with built in leggings or leggings with a built in skirt? Either way it’s cute and not too hard to make. Click below to see this fun Ellie and Mac sewing pattern mash!

Ellie and Mac Be Invincible and Urban Legs

Ellie and Mac Be Dreamy Dress Hack

Another dress hack! This one involves shortening the hem on a dress, making a fun belt sash, and lowering the waist seam. Click to see the full tutorial below!

EaM Be Dreamy Dress Hack

Two Lounge Wear Patterns to Sew!

I used a fun scrap busting pattern for a lounge shirt and a jogger pattern for lounge pants. Click below to see which Ellie and Mac patterns I used!

Sew Lounge wear with Ellie and Mac Patterns

A Cute Woven Pants Pattern with an Elasticized Waist

These are the Ellie and Mac Feel Pretty Pants Pattern and they really will make you feel pretty! You can tap below to see all the details on this pants sewing pattern.

PDF pattern for Woven Pants with elastic waist

Add a Paperbag Waist to a Skirt

This sewing tutorial shows how to add a paperbag waist to bottoms that just have a regular waistband. Step-by-step photos on how to cut and sew!

Add a paperbag waist to the Ellie and Mac Trendsetter Skirt Pattern

Ellie and Mac Be Smart Jumper Skirt Pattern Hack

I used this super cute jumper skirt pattern and added a slight hack to the front of the waistband. Click below to see all the details!

Jumper Skirt Pattern with scooped front waistband and buttons with straps.

Ellie and Mac Sunset Dreams Dress to Top Hack

Here I took a princess seam dress and hacked it to be a princess seam tank top with a sweetheart neckline. Click below to see all the sewing pattern hack details!

Sweetheart neckline and princess seams tank top pattern

Hope you enjoy reading about how to alter patterns. There’s really sew much you can do when you start treating patterns as a great base to work from. I hope you can also make the clothing of your dreams!

If you’d also like to see more sewing posts from the Let’s Go Hobby Blog, you can click HERE to see all of those.

Please ask in the comments below if you have any questions! It emails me and I can respond to you quickly.

Happy Sewing!

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