Catching up (and sewing up) with designer Caroline Hulse

Today’s post comes from none other than Caroline Hulse, fabric and pattern designer better known as Sew Caroline, and frequent Stitch contributor. We’re still obsessing over her ’40s Kimono Jacket from the Spring issue of Stitch and can’t wait to sew up more of her designs this year, such as her One Seam Maxi Skirt coming out in Stitch Summer 2015 this month. Be sure to grab a copy of Stitch Spring and Summer 2015 in the Sew Daily shop so you can sew along with us. Enjoy!

Hello! My name is Caroline Hulse, and I am the author of the blog, designer of Sew Caroline Sewing Patterns, and licensed fabric designer for Art Gallery Fabrics. Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of getting to know the gals behind Stitch magazine. I always love the projects they share in their issues and have loved having the opportunity to write a bit for them. However, the Spring 2015 issue of Stitch holds a special place in my heart because they did an entire feature on me and my designs. It was a dream come true to see an article written about little old me .
Along with the article, a project of mine was also featured in this issue: the ’40s Kimono Jacket. You can find a photo of the jacket on page 58 and instructions on page 111. This is a perfect transition project from winter to spring and can be used all summer long as a swim coverup, over a tank and shorts, etc. It’s definitely a go-to in my closet.
If you’re looking for a little more hands-on approach to learning how to sew up this cute ’40s kimono jacket, be sure to look in the Sew Daily shop for the video tutorial. I had the opportunity to record the instructions in video form for all of you visual learners!! There are SO many fun ways to learn how to sew this jacket!
Find Caroline at, her pattern shop, and on Instagram @SewCaroline.

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