Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Why not make mum something special this Mother's Day.  I have two super easy free patterns available on website for you to download and start now.  The super quick zip purse and the women's apron are so simple and quick to make and look fabulous.

For those who would prefer mum to do the sewing, I am giving away a Bella Bag Pattern and Fabric Pack for Mother's Day.  Simply leave a comment telling us why your mum is special for your chance to win.  Winner willl be announced Tuesday 8th May 2012.  This competition is available to all Australian residents and the Pack will be posted via regular mail to anywhere in Australia.

UPDATE - The competition has now closed - congratulations Hadley - the winner of the. Bella Bag Sewing Kit!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Winner of the Bubikini

Congratulations Laney you have won a copy of the Bubikini bikini pattern for children. We would love to see some pics of your creations! To claim your prize please send through your details to

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Have the cutest bub on the beach this summer in the Bubikini!

The Bubikini pattern for girl's, (sizes 0 to 5 years), is a cotton two piece bikini pattern incorporating full step by step instructions and full sized templates required to make your Bubikini bikinis. The pants have elastic legs and waist with an option for ruffles at the back. The top has elastic for a great fit, with a halter neck style tie and full ruffle around the top of the bikini. This pattern is super easy to make and is suitable for the beginner sewer.

For your chance to win a copy of the new Bubikini pattern, simply leave a comment and the winner will be announced next Friday 18 November 2011. This pattern will be available for purchase from our website and select stockists from Friday.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Winner of the Blog Competition

Congratulations Danielle (entry number 7), you have won a copy of Little Bird Patterns newest pattern - Henry Pants Pattern for boys sizes 1 to 6 years. Please email your postal address to and your pattern will be in the post on Monday - would love to see some completed pictures of your pants! Happy Sewing. Thank you to everyone who entered.
The Henry Pants are now available for sale at

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Boy's Pants Pattern Sizes 1 to 6

The Henry Pants Pattern for boys sizes 1 to 6, will be available on our website next week. This pattern is fabulous, the pants are nice and roomy with deep pockets - great for the active boy. These are great for Spring in a light cotton and with so many great boy's fabrics around you will be sure to make something fantastic.

We are giving one lucky blog follower a chance to win a free copy of the pattern. Simply leave a comment for your chance to win. The winner will be announced Friday 19th August 2011, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Quick Cute Headband Holiday Project

My daughter (8) made these gorgeous headbands. Such a great simple holiday sewing project, it takes no longer than 30 minutes and here's how: You will need one strip of fabric for the headband with measurements of 80cm long by 9cm wide. Fold the width of the fabric in half with the right sides of fabric facing and sew down the long end and along one short end, turn the headband the right way around and close the end opening with a neat topstitch and iron flat.
To make the flowers, simply cut out a three petal flower template on cardboard and use this to cut out 5 to 6 flowers in different fabrics. To arrange, start with one fabric cutout and place the next one on top moved slightly clockwise so that the petals are not directly on top of one another, repeat for all fabric cutouts, pin together to secure.
The position of the flower is just off centre of the headband. Hand sew the flower onto the headband using a button in the centre of the flower to finish it off.
You have finished, tie it in your hair (with the tie at centre back) and enjoy!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Super Simple Satchel

Holiday time with the little ones for me means no rushing around for school and time to complete fun projects! The Super Simple Satchel pattern is so quick to make and best of all you can pick fantastic fabrics to suit your little girl or boy or even you! The pattern template for this one is a simple A4 sheet of paper. The instructions are included on our website as a free PDF - so what are you waiting for, give it a try! Happy Sewing!