Toolbox Heroes: Beeswax

Toolbox Heroes: Beeswax
  We love our sewing machines at CNT Pattern Co., but some jobs, as you well know, are meant to be done by hand. Among the biggest issues with hand sewing, though, are the knots that will invariably appear – seemingly spontaneously – along your thread. Fear not, the hero...

25 Things to Sew in Under 30 Minutes

25 Things to Sew in Under 30 Minutes
Sometimes you want to work on a project and complete it in the same sitting. It gives satisfaction to know you started and finished it all in the same ‘session’. Today we have a list we have compiled for you of things you can make in under thirty minutes. We...

15 Sewing Tricks Grandma Should Have Shown You

15 Sewing Tricks Grandma Should Have Shown You
Sewing is one of those skills that as you learn, you find there’s more and more you need to know. We all remember our grandmothers and their ability to create or fix nearly every item. They seemed to know everything about mending and keeping sewing supplies organized. We have some of their great sewing tips, tricks and hacks we think everyone should know.

25 Things to Do With Fabric Scraps

25 Things to Do With Fabric Scraps
If you sew a lot, piles of scraps are something you have plenty of. Throwing them out always seems wasteful, but what can you do with all those fabric bits? We all threw in our favorite ideas to create this list of projects that give leftover fabric scraps a new...

Keeping a Clean Machine: Make-Up Brushes to the Rescue

Keeping a Clean Machine: Make-Up Brushes to the Rescue
For anyone who sews, you know the lifeblood of what you do is your sewing machine. Keeping your machine in tip-top shape cannot be overstated. The goal is to avoid the aggravation you will surely experience if your machine needs an expensive repair. Taking your machine in for periodic serving...

15 Terms Every Sewer Should Know

15 Terms Every Sewer Should Know
New sewists are often thrown tons of foreign terminology when they begin sewing; this can lead many new sewers to get overwhelmed and throw in the towel after listening to hours worth of youtube videos! We’re here to solve the mystery of these 15 commonly used sewing terms every sewer should know! 

Balinese Fabric!

Balinese Fabric!
CNT Pattern Company was six years old when Mom suggest I take my son to Bali, Indonesia to find out how hand dyed rayon is made. Mom owned a quilt shop which was stocked full of cotton. Her favorite was from a now very famous company called "Hoffman of California." She...

Say hello to our brand new website!

Say hello to our brand new website!
It has been a long time coming but today we're excited to announce the launch of our newest website! A lot has changed. For starters, the web has moved on leaps and bounds in terms of both design and technology. So much in fact, that it's almost unrecognizable compared to when we built our...