To Texas With Love [FUNDRAISER]

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

hurricane harvey relief event

At MODKID we are deeply saddened by the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in Southern Texas and surrounding areas. We have joined a group of PDF Pattern Designers in an effort to raise funds to help the victims of this horrible tragedy.

During this 24-hour event, we will be donating 50% of our pattern sales proceeds to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. In order to participate, go to our Etsy store and purchase a pattern (or more) using coupon code HARVEYRELIEF. You will get 20% off the regular price of the pattern, and half of that will be donated to help the victims.

Here's how it works:


Please help us help others! And don't forget to check out the other wonderful designers participating in this fundraiser:

Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop | Honeydew Kisses Patterns | Love Notions | Grammies Dolls | George & Ginger Pattern Co. | Once Upon a Sewing Machine | 5 Out of 4 Patterns | Shwin Designs | Striped Swallow Designs | Greenstyle | The Wolf and the Tree | Made of Mermaids | Laela Jeyne Patterns | Bella Sunshine DesignsChalk and Notch Pattern | Sew Like My MomAnnelaine Patterns | Itch to Stitch Designs | Frocks and Frolics

Introducing Modkid Wren

Friday, August 18, 2017

It's time to introduce a new pattern to you!!

Wren is a unique layered dress with a crop top overlay. Wear them separately for different looks. The Crop Top instantly makes the tank style dress code compliant for back to school! Combining knit and woven fabrics gives you endless possibilities!! 

This pattern comes in sizes 2T (toddler) to 12 (girls/tweens).

Here is some good news: The 40% promotional coupon code WREN2017 is valid for your ENTIRE purchase on our Etsy store. It will expire at noon CST tomorrow, Saturday, August 19.

Our testers worked hard to help make the Wren the best it could be! Big thanks to each one!

Instagram: @sugirox, Facebook: Sugirdha Prakash

Simone Kleefsman, India's Closet

Alexandra Robbe, Facebook "by Sawadee"

Clare Fletcher

Feyza Mcfadyen, Instagram: @feymcfadyen

Fleur van Haaster-Sebregts, IG: @fleursebregts

Courtney Davis,, IG @sweeterthancupcakesblog

Isabel Laenen,, Instagram: @_beletoile_

Jennie Lindstrom,

 Johana Andrea

Kelly Curteis,

Rachel Reece,, Instagram: violetandjewels


Tandy Smedberg, IG: @designersmed

Tiffany Turner, Instagram: TipStitched, Blog: 

Tips and Tricks: Creating Perfect Pleats

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Today, I am posting a quick tutorial for three different styles of pleats. There are a variety of ways to tackle pleats, but this pleat tutorial shows the methods that are featured in several Modkid patterns. I'll link a few patterns at the end of each tutorial. 


Pintucks are a fun way to add texture to your fabric. Start by marking your fabric were you want the pintucks. Pintucks may be dictated by a pattern, or you may sew pintucks in place on a block of fabric and cut your pattern piece for your own design. It is important to mark nice, straight lines.

Fold and press the fabric wrong sides together along the first mark. Stitch close to the folded edge of fabric, 1/8" at a maximum.

Repeat folding wrong sides together, pressing, and stitching for each mark.

Press the pintucks to one side. Your piece is ready to be sewn into a garment or cut down into a pattern piece. Pintucks are featured in the following patterns:


This method of sewing pleats is acutally almost identical to pintucks. Again, mark your pleats in nice straight lines. These will fall farther apart than pintucks since they take up more fabric.

Fold and press the fabric wrong sides together along the marked line. Determine the depth of pleat you desire and stitch that distance from the edge. In this case 1/2". 

Repeat folding wrong sides together, pressing, and stitching for each mark. Finally, press the pleats to one side. For pleats without the stitch line simply baste the pleats in place along the side edges. Finally, press the pleats to one side. Great pleat patterns include:

Inverted Box Pleat:

Box pleats are essentially two pleats sewn back to back. You will need 3 marks equal distances apart.

Press the fabric wrong sides together along the right outside mark.

Bring the folded edge to the center mark and press.

Here's what that looks like from the top side.

Repeat folding the wrong sides together and press for the left outside mark. Bring that folded edge in to the center mark and press.

This is now the top view.

Baste across the top edge to secure the pleat in place. Done! You can find inverted box pleats in the following patterns:

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