Pattern Drafting With Sew4 Home and a Surprise


Ever wonder how pattern makers make all the wonderful clothing patterns out there? Well, Carla Crimm of Scientific Seamstress and Sis Boom Pattern Co shows you how she does it in this article for Sew4Home. There may or may not be a 25% discount code for all Sis Boom Patterns at the bottom of the article so you might want to check it out.

Also, if you haven’t done so already, join our Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook group. We are there to answer all sorts of questions on our patterns and general questions too. Don’t be shy, join us today!

Sis Boom Rooms – Hotel Frederiksted Edition

It’s an exciting week here at Sis Boom. The release of Hotel Frederiksted is a few months away, and all this week we will be showcasing projects our fans have been working on in this fantastic new line. Be sure to check out our Facebook and our 2 Instagram pages – Jennifer Paganelli and SisBoomCo.

Since it’s back to school time, we thought a few Sis Boom Teen Rooms would help get you inspired. No teen? No worries. Lots more inspiration to come.

Room 1


Room 2

+ Smart Is Cool Print
+ Good Vibes Only Print
+ White IKEA frame for Sis Boom fabric

Sis Boom in Homespun Magazine


We are thrilled to be in this month’s issue of Homespun magazine out of Australia. Older fans might recognize this photo from a few years ago, but it’s a timeless idea worth sharing again. Here, Jennifer used her grandmother’s yo-yo quilt for the upholstered headboard. You know how we love mixing vintage looks with the new here at Sis Boom! Pillows by Jennifer for Peking Handicraft. Photo by the uber talented Tim Geaney.

Below is a picture of the magazine cover. Its worth seeking out for our Australian fans. Interested fans outside of Australia can download a digital copy as well. It’s a lovely issue loaded with ideas. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


Sneak Peek of Hotel Frederiksted

Hotel Fred 2

It’s time to introduce the next fabric line…Drum rolls please for Hotel Frederiksted.

We are super duper excited. Next week we will be revealing some of what our Sis Boom friends have been working on!!! Aug 15th the ideas will all start rolling in. In the meantime dream a little dream.

Hotel Frederiksted releases November 2016. Hotel Frederiksted was a hotel my father owned on the other side of the island of St. Croix. Frederiksted was other worldly in its quiet nature where the only sign of life were the uniformed sailors that routinely took over the town when their mighty ships docked. Starting as a spec on the horizon, I knew slowly as these vessels approached, I would soon be dwarfed by these mammoth ships. This sleepy town lit up when the big cruise ships docked. We loved going on a trip to Frederiksted to greet the cruise ships and be awestruck by their size. Souvenirs lined the streets of the town and it was the local color that beckoned the tourists. The tourists were all dressed in colorful garb, and as a local, we quietly swore to never look like a tourist but it was their loud sometimes garish outfits that spoke to my soul. Here, repeated from the depth of the ocean blues to the pinkish orange sunsets is my interpretation of this sacred time in my life. Please share with your quilting friends. Stores carrying our fabrics are welcome to use our collages to promote.

Hotel Fred 1

Hotel Fred 3

Sis Boom Super Fan: Amanda Wilson of Dream-for Girls

We are in the dogs days of summer here in the States, but our down under fans are enjoying cooler weather. Amanda Wilson of Dream-for Girls in Sydney, Australia released a darling collection of clothing for girls featuring our Color Brigade fabric and we are so flattered. She even named the collection Jenny Rose after Jennifer saying “it’s for a beautiful lady named Jennifer, with a sprained ankle and who paints roses with magic as well.” Jennifer sprained her ankle earlier this summer when her dog, George, took off after a chipmunk. Luckily she is OK and pleased old George still has some peep in his step.

Amanda’s collection is available in her Etsy Shop, so hop over and check it out. Amanda has 2 beautiful children, a playful puppy, a great loving husband and a large extended adorable family too. She has worked as a designer/patternmaker and it’s always been her passion.

When we asked Amanda to send her a little bio about herself, she sent in the sweet little poem below. Judging from her joyous spirit, a little extra love and happiness is sewed into every garment she makes.

“Once upon a time…
from down under here…
There was a dream…
of sunny days, beautiful fabrics, sweet party dresses, smiles and fun twirly skirts in our aussie gum tree bush, pretty bows and playful pants down under here !!
Along came a friend and captured some magical photos with love, along came another friend,to walk us on the way…
and hello !!! Dream – for girls.

Photo credit: Meredith West of Dee Dub Designs