Meg McElwee
Craftsy Instructor

North Carolina countryside

I'm Meg McElwee, the owner and designer of Sew Liberated, an indie pattern shop, as well as the author of the books Sew Liberated and Growing Up Sew Liberated. I love simple, woodsy beauty in both pattern and fabric. I try to infuse my designs with that rustic-chic aesthetic.

Meg's Craftsy Classes


Sewing With Knits

Don't let stretchy fabrics intimidate you as you start learning how to sew knits. Meg McElwee sets you free with easy patterns for the most comfortable, relaxed clothing you'll ever make. Follow along as she shows you how to create T-shirts, shorts, a dress and a fleece hoodie. She'll give you tips for reinforcing seams without a serger and how to customize each garment. As a bonus, you'll learn how to dye your finished pieces.


Meet Meg

Meg's Patterns

The Paloma Top, Tunic & Dress

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Meg's Projects

surplice dress, maxi version
Ashland Dress with sleeves
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Meg's Blog