by Heidi Emmett
My COZY sewing pattern has only been available for a few months and I am so excited about the responses and pictures of COZY’S that I am receiving.
Please note: This pattern, “COZY” is my newest sewing pattern in the Line up of “Art to Wear” patterns from Designs by Heidi. COZY is made using Kantha Cloth. What is Kantha cloth? It is two lengths of fabric (one of them could be pieced together first) that are hand stitched together. Usually there is NO BATTING inside. The “no batting” inside makes for a lovely drape in the finished garment.
The other BIG thing about this pattern is that YOU create the pattern pieces yourself using the measurements I give you in the instructions. You will create 4 rectangles for the COZY. It’s easy and takes about 45 minutes. Visit my Etsy shop: Go to, Etsy.com and type in the search bar, DesignsbyHeidiEmmett to purchase this pattern, or you can purchase it from me, directly, by emailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org COZY is BEST purchased as a PDF/digital files (since there are no pattern pieces involved) for $10.00. Hard copies are available too for $5 more.
I think you can really see the basic shape of “COZY in this picture. Now, let’s take a look at what Mary B. created. Follow along as I describe the changes she made to fit what she wanted in this great, easy to change Pullover/Jacket sewing pattern.
Mary B. lives close by and dropped off her Finished COZY for me to take pictures of. THANK YOU Mary! You’re the BEST! Let’s take a look. Here is the front of her COZY.
COZY – An “Art to Wear” sewing pattern, by Heidi Emmett email: email@example.com or my Etsy shop: Etsy.com/ DesignsbyHeidiEmmett
And now the back. COZY – An “Art to Wear” sewing pattern, by Heidi Emmett email: firstname.lastname@example.org or my Etsy shop: Etsy.com/ DesignsbyHeidiEmmett
Let’s look at this COZY more closely and learn some new ideas that could work with one that you will make. Check out the large button at the top. I like the way she attached it to the back. Unique.
Look closely. Mary added a loop on the collar piece to attach to the button on the back to “keep the collar in place,” she said.
Several changes in this shot. Mary did not use the pockets on the front, and used an “inseam” pocket instead (look through the patterns you already own to find a pocket pattern that is inseam, OR.. find something in your closet and trace one off of that). Mary also took OUT approx. 3 ” from the front piece and 3″ from the back piece. This was done from the CENTERS of both the front and the back pieces. One last thing in this picture, Mary opened the side seams from the bottom to create “open sides.”
Mary lengthened the sleeves (patterns’ sleeve is 3/4 length). To take out the extra bulk at the wrist area, she folded the sleeve over just the amount she needed and stitched a button through all thicknesses to keep it all together.
Mary also folded the collar in half lengthwise and stitched 1/4″ away from the fold line. She told me that it was to keep the collar from changing shape as it was worn. I’m not sure if you can see what she is talking about. There is definitely a left and right side to this collar (blue stripes on left, floral on right). See the stitching on the foldline now? If you look at the full front view of Mary’s COZY, you should see this technique right away.
Mary, I think everyone in my reading audience will LOVE what you have created. Thank you so much for sharing it and all the cool touches you added to make it a very special “ART TO WEAR” piece.
O.K., why am I showing these “Rock Sheep” again? Because like Mary and her changing up of her COZY, I just LOVE the creativity that this person had done with rocks and some metal pieces. Also, honey (husband of 40 yrs.), if you are reading this, I really, REALLY, want a few sheep of this breed (not real ones, ha,ha), for our yard.
A beautiful winter sunrise picture that bears repeating.
And such amazing news. In case you had not heard, California, well, most ALL of the western states have been in severe drought these past three years. Well, they just took another snow pack survey at, I think it is the 7,500 ft. level and as of this past Tuesday, the Sierra Nevada Mountain range is at 205% of average. There is more snow up at the peaks right now than the last “high” season which was 1983!!!! WhoooHooo! 2 more storms are expected this weekend to bring another 2-4 feet of snow. Our prayers are definitely being answered! Thank you Lord!
I’m finally back into my old groove of getting into my sewing studio almost everyday. Remember, I used to say just 15 min. a day and you can accomplish much with your creative endeavors, besides adding a few more minutes each day to being in your “Happy Place?” Well, I’m saying it today, so, after this load of wash, and a quick trip to the grocery store, I’m there. I hope you can too. Hugs and Blessings, Heidi