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Sewing patterns for maternity, baby, and beyond. Ready to go, easy to use, wonderfully versatile.


loulou james creative studio

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loulou james creative studio


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About louloujamescreative

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On Etsy since 2012

If you can't find it, make it...

I have been making clothes and sewing my whole life. What started as crafting little doll dresses evolved into sewing pieces for my own wardrobe, and eventually an education in fashion design. I'm the person that made my own clothes because store-bought didn't fit, was out of my student budget, or just wasn't quite what I wanted. I always dreamed of having my own line but put that aside to work in another creative field after university. And then my sewing machine started to get lonely...

When I was expecting my first child I had a bit of a 'sewing renaissance' and dusted off my machine, determined to make my own stylish maternity wear and gifts for my little boy-to-be. I was shocked to see there were no patterns in the market for maternity or nursing-friendly wear; finding things I could make for my little man was a real challenge as well. Once again, I found myself making some essentials out of necessity. While expecting my second child, I was determined to make myself some lovely things and wanted to share with other 'I can/want to make that!' types out there. Smart, stylish sewing is my goal - not just for maternity, but for beyond as well.

Oh, and in case you're wondering - Louise & James are family middle names. That's me holding one of the many 'James' and I'm the "Loulou". Family and friends inspired me to start this little project and I hope they inspire yours.

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  • Tracy Platt

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a busy mom with a lifetime of sewing experience and background in design. Famous for declaring "I could make that!" and often heard saying "I'm going to make...", I enjoy sharing my ideas with other crafty, creative types.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 22, 2014
Welcome to the PDF pattern shop by Loulou James Creative Studio. We believe in smart, stylish sewing and great design at all skill levels in as little time as possible. Our goal is to create designs to take you from maternity into nursing and beyond, plus a few essentials for baby that you can make in as little as 2 or 3 naps!

Our final patterns are drafted and graded electronically (no hand-drawn work!) and do not require any scaling or further drafting. They feature helpful tips on how to work with PDF patterns, sewing with knits, how to layout your pieces and more. We also offer printing, please convo if interested.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Due to the nature of this product, all sales are final and we cannot offer exchanges or refunds. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, please let us know as soon as possible and we will work with you to ensure satisfaction.
We are pleased to now accept Etsy gift cards, PayPal and major credit cards! Please note that your order will not be shipped until your payment clears; this can take a couple of days with PayPal's eCheck program.
Patterns are now available for automatic download as soon as your payment clears. Patterns purchased in an 'essentials' kit will be emailed within 48 hours of order receipt and payment. All include additional support and updated info as available. If you would like your pattern sent to an email other than the one on file with Etsy, please let us know in the "Message to Seller" when checking out.

Patterns are generally sent/downloaded as 2 PDF files - one is the actual pattern and one is the instructions, just in case you only want to print your pattern and access the instructions electronically. If you would prefer one file, please let me know.

Orders to be emailed that are placed over the weekend may take a little longer; please be sure to check your spam folder and ensure that your inbox is not full if you do not receive your pattern within 48 hours. Please be sure that your email inbox is able to accept large files - if necessary we will send you your file(s) using DropBox, YouSendIt or a similar file sharing service. If you need your pattern sooner, please message us and we will do our best to accommodate.

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Additional policies and FAQs
All patterns and designs are created by Loulou James Creative Studio and are copyrighted. The patterns and any products made from these are for HOME CRAFTERS ONLY. If you are interested in selling products made from our patterns please contact us for details.

Please be sure to check the skill level of the pattern you wish to purchase. We strive to offer simple patterns with helpful instructions but should you need any help or have a question, please message us - we are more than happy to assist!

If you have any questions or require any additional support please be in touch! We are happy to offer additional help as needed.