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Free sewing pattern for the “Susan” skirt (May only)

We’re offering you another free sewing pattern from “inspiration”! This month we will be sewing a skirt. As always, we are giving you the pattern and instructions free of charge. You can find the download link further down in this post.

Once again, you’ll have to be quick. The pattern for the “Susan” skirt is only available for free download in May 2021. You can download the pattern for free until May 31, 2021.

Missed the free download?

Are you too late, but you still really want to sew the skirt? You can buy the pattern in the “inspiration” online shop at the following link:

Sewing the “Susan” skirt

Maxi skirts have become a staple feature on the catwalks. They are versatile for combining, extremely practical and perfect for the summer. The “Susan” skirt ticks all these boxes. This long skirt can be combined in so many ways that it can be worn for almost any occasion.

Sewing the "Susan" Skirt

During the shoot for our “inspiration” magazine, the model paired the skirt with a colorfully embroidered denim jacket:

Colorfully embroidered denim jacket

Anyone who likes fashion will love maxi dresses and skirts. They are airy, comfortable and wonderfully feminine! The length is at least down to the ankle.

Sewing a airy and comfortable skirt

Issue 02/2020 of inspiration

The “Susan” skirt comes from the summer 2020 edition of “inspiration”. The magazine offers lots of ideas and instructions for fashionable clothing, beautiful accessories, practical sewing tips and great decoration ideas for the home. These include a wrap shirt and wide trousers in a trendy batik print. You can buy the patterns online or have them conveniently delivered to your home.

Are you interested in the entire issue? You can also buy this in the online shop.

Cover inspiration Magazin 02-2020

Issue 02/2020 is available as a single issue in the inspiration online shop at the following link:

Download the “Susan” skirt pattern (May only)

But now on to the “Susan” skirt. You can download the free sewing pattern at the following link:

The link takes you to the BERNINA website. The pattern is available for free download during the month of May once you register for the BERNINA inspiration newsletter. 

Sewing "Susan" Skirt with free pattern

Unzip the zip file containing the pattern

After downloading, you will have a zip file. In the extracted folder you will find:

  • Sewing instructions with information on materials, cutting out and sewing
  • A pattern in A4 format. You can print this out on your regular printer at home and stick the sheets together. Make sure you print out the pattern using the “original size” setting. Check the test square to make sure the pattern has been printed out in the correct size.

Please note that clicking the download button will automatically download the zip file to your computer. You will have to unzip it to access the PDF pattern. In Windows, you do this by right clicking on the file and clicking on the menu item “Extract all”. On a Mac, you can unzip zip files by double clicking the left mouse button.

Downloaded files are generally automatically put into the downloads folder, but this depends on the operating system, the device used and your local settings. If you download the file on your smartphone and cannot find the file or cannot unzip it, please try using a desktop computer.

Missed the download?

Do you want to sew the skirt, but missed the download for the pattern? No problem! You can order the magazine as a single issue (including the printed pattern) from the shop and have it delivered to your home. Simply click on the following link:

We wish you lots of fun and success with your sewing!

Best wishes,

Free sewing pattern & instructions: Skirt „Susan“

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