The Sewing Room Podcast: episode 3, diary of a sew-along

Today’s podcast is a little different – recorded over several sessions, it tracks the progress of the Easter Bunny Puppet Purse sew-along, from behind the scenes preparations to what went on in the Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group. Find out what I use for pattern weights (not as exciting as some I’m sure – let me know what you use in the comments!) and a little of what’s gone on in my sewing room.

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Easter Bunny Puppet Purse sew-along

Easter Bunny Puppet Purse sewalong

Come and join the first Bishy Barnababes sew-along to make a cute Easter Bunny Puppet Purse.

These make great gifts and are a unique alternative to giving Easter eggs, although you could add a small egg in the purse!

Get the pattern here and you’ll also get the patterns to make a mouse, cat, bear and pig too.

Bishy Barnababes Prairie Petticoat and skirt

Latest release – Prairie Petticoat and Skirt pattern

Bishy Barnababe Prairie ruffle skirt The latest Bishy Barnababes PDF sewing pattern to be released is the Prairie Petticoat and Skirts.


Imagine the girls from Little House on the Prairie frollicking around barefoot in flowered cotton skirts with vintage lace trim:







Bishy Barnababes Prairie Petticoat




Or maybe you prefer the elegance and beauty of layers of tulle that can be worn as a petticoat under an Easter dress or embellished to create a masterpiece you won’t want to hide!






Bishy Barnababes Prairie short skirt



Or perhaps something that’s shorter and full of fun:




Bishy Barnababes Prairie short skirt

The Prairie Petticoat and Skirts PDF pattern has them all. In sizes newborn through to age 16, plus American doll and Build-a-bear, and four styles included, there’s bound to be one that’s just right for someone in your life. All styles have an elasticated waistband for comfort and can be pulled on easily over the hips. It is easy to create a custom fit and with the addition of various trims the possibilities are endless! I’ve been amazed at my wonderful testers’ creations.

Bishy Barnababe Prairie petticoat

The detailed instructions and diagrams make this pattern suitable for beginners and experienced seamstresses alike. Join the Bishy Barnababes Patterns Facebook group for ongoing support and the latest releases, coupon codes.

Both rectangle sizes (in Metric and Imperial measurements) and pattern pieces are provided, as well as print shop files for 36″ and A0/A1. With a layer for each size and a detailed printing table, print just the pages you need on either letter size or A4, saving ink and paper!