23rd November 2022

It has been a busy month already and still a week of it to go! The Milestone Pouch was released earlier this month. A super practical and even cuter, little coin, card and key pouch! The ultimate scrap buster and such a satisfying little sewing project! You can grab it here in my Etsy Shop!

1st October 2022

The SPLASHpouch pattern has just gone live over in my Etsy shop!! To celebrate there is 20% off the SPLASHpouch until 8th October 2022 and 10% off all other listings in the shop!!

Head on over to my instagram page where you will find out about all the giveaways being hosted by me and my testers over the next few days!

February 2022

The end of 2021 saw the release of the APEXpouch pattern and I am delighted to follow it up with the upcoming release of the APEXcarry. The pattern started life last summer and was heavily road tested throughout our holidays around Ireland. The pattern was refined over the months and during testing with the addition of a main zipped closure option, a second smaller (but still big!) standard sized tote. I’m delighted that it will be released on the 5th February!!

Here are some pictures of that first version that is still serving us well as the “shove everything in there we’re going to the beach” bag! The overall styling and construction have stayed the same but with refined details and options making it a great all round tote pattern.

September 2021

This year has seen the release of two new great patterns. The MidnightSUN and the SUNrise patterns. Both are available to purchase from my Etsy Store The In Complete Stitch as is a discounted bundle the SUNbundle which includes both patterns at a reduced price.

November 2020

Welcome to In Complete Stitches. I’m delighted that, following the hugely successful release of the TrapBEAG TrapMOR pattern, the TrapINI pattern is now also available to purchase in my Etsy Store TheInCompleteStitch!!

October 2020

Getting the TrapBEAG TrapMOR pattern ready was a longer road than expected with those Covid19 related bumps creating a challenging year for us all. The warmth and resilience of the sewing community has certainly been a wonderful escape and comfort for me during these stressful times. I hope you too have found a safe peaceful corner where ever you live.

From the 17th October you can head to the latest blogpost to see all the amazing Traps by the fantabulous team of pattern testers who helped me perfect the pattern! While there keep your eyes open for a discount code (giving you 25% off your TrapBEAG TrapMOR and Planetary Backpack purchases until next Friday, 23rd October 2020).

If you would like to keep in touch and hear about future pattern releases, testing opportunities and grand plans here at In Complete Stitches please sign up to my blog newsletter or follow me over on Instagram and Facebook!

xx Sarah.

The Planetary Backpack is also available to download with lots of delightful versions popping up around Instagram. Why not check out #planetarybackpack and #incompletestitches for some inspiration!

Find out more in the latest blog post!

I can’t wait to get stuck into more patterns and have so many in the works – sign up to my newsletter and keep an eye on my Instagram and Facebook pages for tester calls and all the news!

Stay Tuned!!

My two messers; No.1 and No.2 in their Raglan Tees by Brindille and Twig, fabric by Elvelyckan Design, April 2018.


I’m Sarah and I work for most of the day as an architect with my husband in our practice, Keller Architects. (www.kellerarchitects.com) At home we have three small(ish) maggots running around but at night, when all is quiet, I satisfy my sewing addiction. In fact, at this point I can’t be sure if I buy fabric to feed this sewing addiction, or sew to justify my fabric addiction. Either way, my stash rises and falls in an irregular cycle that has a dangerously upward trajectory.

This is me (but I don’t really look like this, usually pulling that hair out not posing…) in my lovely Roho Blouse from Coffee and Thread Patterns, February 2019.

I set up this blog about 2 1/2 years ago, February 2018, with a few ambitions/goals in mind at the time. It has, until now, largely developed into a documentation of my sewing projects, driven to a huge extent by pattern testing. The wonderful Elles Lanfer of Misusu Patterns gave me my first opportunity, to test the Doris Skirt, in Feb/March 2018 and getting close to three years later I have become immersed in the online sewing and pattern testing world.

My littlest in her Misusu Pattern’s Doris Skirt, March 2018.
No. 2 and No.3 in their Dia Sweaters by Misusu Patterns, November 2018

I get huge enjoyment from pattern testing. It has given me behind the scenes access to an inspirational sewing community and drives me to expand my skills and push my boundaries with every new project. I also get a lot of satisfaction from helping small scale independent “indie” sewing companies to thrive in such a competitive market. I have been so lucky that each and every testing experience has been rewarding, positive and has continued to strengthen my sewing enthusiasm.

The Elsa & Elliot Coat by Threads by Caroline, a pattern test from February 2019. You can find a blog post here on how I hacked that “secret” pocket into it.
The Treasure Hunter Pinafore by The Sewn Edge, February 2019

Rhino appliqué detail on a Misusu Patterns Jolie Sweater.
See a blog post here on how I went about creating these appliqués.
No.2 in his Narwhal sweater (Misusu Jolie Sweater colour clocked and appliquéd.)
Sssssssss… snake appliqué on the front of a Treasure Hunter Ponafore.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading and if you’d like to hear more you could register to receive notifications of my latest blog posts! I also have a facebook page (In Complete Stitches) that you could follow, which I update regularly. x Sarah.

Me in my Roho Blouse by Coffee and Thread with my littlest chicken in her Lilah and Niva combo from Sansahash.