Welcome to Heather Wielding Designs
Heather Wielding Designs is a small, Finnish based company. And when I say small, I mean tiny: I run this show all by myself!
My name is Heather, and I make sewing and knitting patterns.
I started sewing pretty early, back when I was six. Knitting came along a few years later. When I was a kid, sewing patterns were only available in expensive magazines. I wasn’t allowed any, so I learned to draft patterns myself. I had a basic pattern for a top, skirt, and pants to help me along. With those tools, during the time of no internet, I taught myself how to create patterns for sewing both basic designs as well as elaborate styles.
The same happened with knitting, only a bit slower. Patterns were scarce and there was no internet, so I taught myself.
Now, many moons later, I am blessed to be able to offer my patterns to the sewing community. My patterns are hand-drafted and edited to fit the modern standards. They are available in pdf-form alone, which means you buy a product, download it, print it out, and tape pages together. Most of my patterns are available in petite sizes only: I’m small, and I’ve sewn for myself and other tiny ladies a lot during the past 34 years, so I know petite sizes best of all. My patterns are often touched by Gothic influences, but don’t be afraid: a bit of dark glam makes any day a lot brighter.
Along with patterns, you’ll also find a blog on my site. Most pattern makers share sewing tips and tricks, but I like to do things a bit differently. Instead of going inside garments, I like to stay on the outside. In my blog, you’ll find styling tips and outfits posts all based on my patterns. I know getting dresses can be challenging sometimes, and I want to do what I can to make it easier. I don’t just want to show you how to make a dress, I also want to show you how to rock it.
I hope you’ll enjoy your stay.