Retro Snaps – New pattern and a Sewalong!

Retro Snaps – My first Sewalong!

retro snaps pic

So, my new pattern, Retro Snaps is out now!

To celebrate the release of the fun, fussy cutting pattern, I thought I’d host my first ever Sewalong!

There’s going to be fun, inspiration, prizes of course and maybe you’ll meet a new friend or two?


So here’s all the details:

The pattern:

The pattern for the Sewalong will be the ‘Retro Snaps’ pattern by me. Find out how to purchase it here.

(When you purchase the pattern you will get an exclusive 15% discount codes for both Olive and Flo Handcraft and Cottoneer (when you spend over $50))

They both have all the fabrics you will need, if you fancy a bit of fabric shopping to get you started!

The pattern is a fun fussy cutting pattern made up into two strips of film.

The pattern includes full instructions for putting together your block and then further instructions on how to turn this into a quilted cushion.

However, it would also look fab as a mini quilt, or why not create more blocks for a fun quilt. At 20” square, just 4 blocks would make a nice sized baby quilt!

This is the perfect time of year for a Christmas themed cushion. Or maybe you have a gardening friend/ relative who would love a floral themed cushion as a gift?



The sewalong will be hosted by me @imstudiolou on Instagram.

(Please make sure your account is not set to private if you want to join in, or I won’t be able to see your photos.)

I’ll be making another one or two blocks as well!



The sewalong runs 12th November– 1st December (inclusive) with prize winners being announced on Sunday 2nd December.

What do I need to do?

The fun bit! Sew!

All you need to do to join in the sewalong is buy and make the pattern.

Show us your fabric pulls, and progress along the way with the hashtag #retrosnapssal (and have a little look at what others are doing too!)


Did someone say prizes?


Not only does everybody who purchase the pattern get a discount code for Olive and Flo and Cottoneer, but there are also some great goodies up for grabs!

Prizes up for grabs will be:

  •  Art Gallery fabric “Aura” (by Mr. Domestic) F8 bundle
  •  Aurifil thread bundle
  •  1 year digital subscription to Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine
  •  Clover/Vilene haberdashery bundle


All posts on the #retrosnapssal will be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes. Open internationally.

Please make sure you only post your own photos and only post each photo once!

Giveaway winners will be picked at random at the end of the sewalong and announced on Instagram on Sunday 2nd December.


I really hope you like this pattern and I would love you to join me on my first sewalong!





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