The Infectious Stitches Blog

On the Infectious Stitches blog I document the things I make with fabric and thread. I’ve also written several tutorials for sewing techniques and projects. I love to connect with other sewing and quilting enthusiasts and I hope that browsing through my projects will spark your creativity!

Completed: Sienna Maker Jacket

Completed: Sienna Maker Jacket

Last summer I wanted to make a new coat and, after researching some patterns, settled on the Sienna maker jacket by Closet Core patterns. I traced and cut out the pattern pieces, ordered some fabric swatches, picked and ordered a lovely fuchsia canvas fabric and then...

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Completed: Foldover backpack

Completed: Foldover backpack

My youngest daughter turned 3, and since I had made her older sister a backpack when she turned 3, it only seemed fair to make her one as well. So, I designed a waxed canvas foldover backpack that closes with a side release buckle.Fabrics and interfacing For the bag...

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Hand quilting with young children

Hand quilting with young children

During the Christmas break I spent some time hand quilting small wholecloth quilts. It was mostly so I could do something creative while still spending time with my family when we were all at home. My daughter observed this and expressed her desire to try hand...

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The 100 day project

The 100 day project

The 100 day project started on February 13 and I am participating! The idea is that you choose something creative to do every day for 100 days. I decided to do 100 days of block and quilt design. So, every day I now spend a bit of time drawing designs on paper, or...

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Completed: Pete hat

Completed: Pete hat

On Saturday November 12 Sinterklaas and his Petes arrived in The Netherlands. They will stay until Sinterklaas’ birthday on December 5th. During this time, children put out their shoe occasionally and it will be filled with a small toy or some candy. On December 5th...

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Completed: Fractured Safari

Completed: Fractured Safari

A couple of weeks ago I had some uninterrupted time to myself because my children were staying with my parents for a couple of nights. I used some of that time to finally turn a quilt top into a quilt! The design was inspired by the “fractured” quilt from “Quilting...

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Completed: pencil roll

Completed: pencil roll

My daughter’s school participates in a project that collects shoeboxes filled with some school supplies, personal care products and small toys. These are then shipped to other countries and distributed to children living in poverty so they receive a gift with some...

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New Directions: Pattern tester makes!

New Directions: Pattern tester makes!

From my work as a scientist, I know that papers improve a lot when you receive feedback on the text and figures from colleagues or peer reviewers. After reading a text again and again and again you simply no longer spot missing words or typos. When you are completely...

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New Directions Pincushion pattern release!

New Directions Pincushion pattern release!

For quite a long time now I’ve had a dream to create sewing patterns. This past year I’ve taken some big steps to make this dream come true! The most important step was spending a lot of time playing with Adobe Illustrator, to learn how to use more of this software’s...

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Emmely Treffers

About Emmely

I am a sewing enthusiast from the Netherlands. I live in the Leiden area with my husband and two daughters and I am currently working as a senior researcher in molecular virology. With my quilting patterns and sewing blog I want to infect as many people as possible with my love for sewing.

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