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Aneela Hoey
Pattern Writer
Interests: Design, painting, dressmaking, gardening.
Recent Activity
Today I'm introducing my newest pattern, the Go Easy Tote. I've been making variations of this one for the past couple of years and it has quickly become my go to pattern for a fast make that I can't find... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2020 at comfortstitching
These past few weeks I've found myself wanting to sew more soothing projects that are quick, easy and mindless to put together. As I learn more about my making style, I find I'm not good at working on things that... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at comfortstitching
I have a new pattern to share today, the 4 Pocket Case. This one works perfectly for most kinds of hand projects such as paper piecing, appliqué or embroidery. The design has 2 zippered vinyl pockets to keep threads and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at comfortstitching
I released a new sewing pattern today, this one is called the Kit Supply Tote. As the name suggests it's perfectly sized for keeping together supplies whether you enjoy knitting or sewing. The zipper opens wide so you can see... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2020 at comfortstitching
Sometimes it's tricky to get across exactly what a pouch does in a single photograph. So when my friend Stephanie (@sewbespokeandco) emailed me this video to show the Flip Pocket Folio she'd made I thought that this might be a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2020 at comfortstitching
Today I released a new sewing pattern called the Flip Pocket Folio. It comes in a portfolio style and opens up to reveal 6 stacked pockets, making it nice and easy to see all the contents at once. It's going... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2020 at comfortstitching
Today I'm releasing my new Twice As Nice Pouch pattern. I've been a little bit obsessed with making quick and easy projects lately and this one definitely ticks both those boxes. A fast finish is not only rewarding but done... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at comfortstitching
I have a new pattern release to share today, the Pop Open Pouch. I've been slowly making and developing this pattern idea over the past couple of years. Like all my patterns, the design is formed out of the function/purpose... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at comfortstitching
I'm pleased to announce that I'll be teaching next year at The MQG Sessions in Denver, Colorado. This will be my first time visiting Denver and I'm happy to be part of such a stellar line up of teachers. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at comfortstitching
I recently decided to add a few new more basic pouch designs to my repertoire. I feel like I have lots of options for more advanced pouches but sometimes I just want to sew something fast and useful using materials... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at comfortstitching
Today I'm releasing my newest sewing pattern, this one is called the Just In Case Pouch. It's a nice sturdy case shaped pouch, perfect for keeping a small toolkit together for whatever you are working on. It features a swing... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at comfortstitching
Last year I made a new smaller version of my Double Zip Box Pouch pattern which I've found myself using a lot. Since I'd worked out all the measurements anyway, I decided to add the new size option to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at comfortstitching
I have a new book out! Sweet Stitches is a whole book full of iron-on embroidery pattern transfers. There are more than 250 designs and they couldn't be easier to use - simply cut out the pattern, iron on to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at comfortstitching
I have a new sewing pattern to share today - This one is called the Zippered Basket Pouch. The design allows the pouch to open out in a basket shape, making it easy to see what's inside and grab what... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at comfortstitching
I have a new pattern to share with you today - Speedy Vinyl Pouches I've been on a big organizing kick lately and have been making stacks of these. They're fast to sew up and speedy sewing means speedy organizing!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at comfortstitching
I'm releasing a new sewing and embroidery pattern today called the Sunflower Tote. This one came about as a result of two things - I wanted to start stitching some larger size projects and I seemed to always be in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at comfortstitching
It's been a while but I finally have a new pattern to share with you today. I've called this one the 3-In-1 Pouch. It opens up nice and wide and has 3 pocket compartments to keep the contents nice and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at comfortstitching
The wonderful Amista Baker has been busy organizing a fun online swap based on my new book. The #stitchandsewswap is perfect for anyone who enjoys sewing, swapping and online camaraderie. The event starts today and you can find out more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at comfortstitching
Hi Bunny, yes, Aurifloss by Aurifil has been my preferred thread for a few years now. The spools last for ages and the colors are incredible. I hope you give them a try :)
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2018 on stitch into summer at comfortstitching
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Something I've noticed myself and others doing more of these last couple of years is handwork. This can take many forms including embroidery, applique, english paper piecing and more. One of the biggest benefits of handwork is the ease of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at comfortstitching
I'd like to share a closer look at some of the projects and thinking behind my new book Stitch And Sew. My original idea was that the book should include fresh, modern looking designs that had a grown up appeal.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at comfortstitching
I have something new to show you today. For the past couple of years, I've been busy working on my third book and I'm exciting to share the details with you. This book combines my love of both sewing pouches... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at comfortstitching
I am very pleased to be able to offer a new sewing class. This will take place on Saturday 20th of October this year at a location in Berkshire. I will be teaching my Booklet Pouch pattern in the large... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at comfortstitching
I have a new pattern release to share with you today. This one is called the Booklet Pouch. It came into being last year when I was realised that I seemed to be using numerous different vinyl pouches of mine... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at comfortstitching
Hi Darnell, The interfacing I use is either Pellon 72F or Fast2Fuse heavyweight by C&T Publishing. Both of these interfacings are heavyweight and double sided fusible.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2018 on Foxglove nesting boxes at comfortstitching
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