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Aneela Hoey
Pattern Writer
Interests: Design, painting, dressmaking, gardening.
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I finally have a new pattern release. The Side Saddle Pouch is a pattern I've been slowly working on and finessing over the past two years. I've made multiple versions in that time and wanted to make sure the instructions... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2022 at comfortstitching
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As soon as I had handed in the artwork for the Meander collection, I began planning and dreaming up all the projects I could make from it. As you might imagine, the list was long and time has been in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2022 at comfortstitching
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This month finally sees the release of yardage for my new fabric line - Meander. It's been a 15 month long wait since I handed in the artwork for this group. I'm more than a little excited to see the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2022 at comfortstitching
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This month sees the arrival of precuts from my newest collection - Meander in shops. Yardage will follow in February but if you are eager to start piecing your next quilt and have a precut friendly pattern in mind -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2022 at comfortstitching
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Yardage for my newest fabric line - Make Time - is now shipping and has started to arrive in stores. I wanted to share some of the projects I've made with Make Time fabric so far. Unsurprisingly there have been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2021 at comfortstitching
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My Bloom quilt pattern is back! I first released this design way back in 2012 to coincide with the release of my Sew Stitchy fabric line for Moda. It has been unavailable for a few years but after repeated requests... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2021 at comfortstitching
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This month sees the release of my newest fabric line - Make Time - for Moda Fabrics. Precuts have already started arriving in stores with yardage due to follow in a few weeks. I put this group together during summer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2021 at comfortstitching
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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