Easy sewing tutorials and patterns everyone can sew. Have fun!Damjana
If you love to sew and create, you'll feel right at home here!
I'm Damjana, the owner and designer here at Applegreen Cottage, since 2014. I love to sew, and I love the way sewing brings people together.
This is why I create easy sewing patterns everyone can sew and enjoy. Two things you'll find here: clear and detailed sewing tutorials that are super easy to follow. Also, clever tips that will make sewing a breeze!
My biggest goal is to make sewing and crafting fun for everyone.
And to help you learn to sew beautiful handmade items - the easy way!
Now, About you
You love to create with fabric.
You'll love it here! These will get you started:
Looking for a first sewing project?
These quick beginner projects are the perfect match for you!
Looking for good sew-to-sell projects?
Maybe you already have a handmade shop and are looking for sew-to-sell ideas? THIS sew-to-sell guide is for you!
Love sewing bags, and bags only?
THIS bagmaker's guide. Packed with great tips - a huge resource!
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AppleGreen Cottage - the story behind.
What started as a creative outlet turned into a solid site that connects people through sewing.
Sewing is so much more than just putting fabrics together! You create something new, something you need, or want. Or maybe make and gift it to connect to your loved ones, or sell and create your own handmade business. Or simply sew to get through troubling times by keeping busy.. It helps. Sewing can be a form of self-care. Making things with your own hands can be empowering. I hear it from people who come here to learn something new: sewing can change a life for the better. Mine, yours, everyone's. It shows, in every little comment and enthusiastic response from you.
I love the way sewing brings people together.
And me, seeing it happen, well that's an amazing feeling.
So I am determined to keep growing Applegreen Cottage into one of the best sewing resources out there, and I sincerely hope it helps you thrive, empowers you to develop your creativity, learn new amazing things, connect, mingle, and have a great time!
More About Me
Owner and designer of AppleGreen Cottage. Mom to 2 adorable kids. A partner to an amazing man who supports me in every step of my creative journey that's turned into a successful small business. (And who always helps when I crash the website!)
In addition to being
- the Content Creator for the site and
- an Avid Crafter, I'm also
- a Savvy Sewist (no diploma),
- English and German Language Translator (MA diploma plus 12 years of translation work in corporate finance, accountancy, audit, and taxes departments),
- Coffee addict,
- Family Trips Planner, and
- Manager of Lots Of Little Things.
And I'm kind of nuts about crafts and easy sewing projects. No wonder! I was lucky to be born into a family where my mom taught me how to hand-stitch, crochet, knit, and tons of other things. And I knew how to sew BEFORE I knew how to read and write, and loved it so much! I sneaked behind my grandma's back to start using her precious Singer machine. Still remember when I broke a needle, pulling really hard on a piece of cotton when I was attempting to sew a softie for the first time. Thanks, grandma, for not being angry - and for explaining to me that we didn't need to buy a whole new sewing machine because of that! (I really was sure it was THE end for the machine. Pheeew!)
Feel free to contact me: damjana (at) applegreencottage.com. I love your emails and reply to each and every one!
And don't forget to share photos of what you sew, I'd love to see them! ❤
Why the name Applegreen Cottage?
At some point, just when I was thinking of starting a blog, I realized I had surrounded myself with an unreasonable amount of apple green color. It's still my favorite color (if someone hasn't noticed) and it's been spilling over into my projects and anything I create on these pages. And also, a cottage was the space (albeit digital!) I needed to store my creations. That's how the AppleGreen Cottage site got its name.
My Sewing Patterns
I started adding payable patterns to my large free-pattern collection, hoping they would someday assure an unlimited supply of coffee for me, or even cover all trips to my local fabric shop store.
Then an amazing thing happened: I am so lucky to have readers who LOVE my patterns!
But don't take my word for it - see what my customers say!
Now, while I might still occasionally spend a little of that money on coffee and fabric, I am happy to say my blog and pattern designs have evolved into a business that helps to feed my entire family. Thank you!
And here's my SHOP (link). Make sure to check it out, and grab a bunch of freebies when you sign up for my weekly newsletter!
Happy crafting! Damjana
Check out what my customers said.