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The Nightjar stands out from our other products. Unlike our usual items where we pop in the inner bowl and sew it to the outer one at the end, the Nightjar does things differently. We craft the outer bowl around the lining, giving you the chance to try something new and broaden your skill set.

What makes the Nightjar special is its unique wide base design, making it just perfect for organizing your pens, crochet hooks, or taller sewing notions. It's cute, a bit quirky, and a fantastic opportunity to finally cut into that print you've been stashing for years.

Finished Size 5" Wide x  5" Deep x 4" High

This PDF includes;
• Basic “how to” EPP Instructions.
• 38 print at home templates.
• Full assembly instructions.

From your stash you will need;
• 1 x fat ¼" or equivalent in scrap fabric.
• Glue baste eg. Sewline (glue sticks also work in a pinch).
• Needle and sewing thread.
• General sewing supplies.
• Cardstock or office paper and laminator.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Some experience with EPP recommended.


SVG Files are available to download as a separate purchase!

*** FAQ's ***

Do you I need a laminator?
No you don't, this is just a technique you can use if your printer does not like printing on card stock (like mine).

What weight card stock is best?
If you can print on card we recommend that a stock 220GSM - 300GSM be used, it needs enough bulk to hold the sides up but you also need to work within your own comfort zone.


Welcome to Cake & Ale! Our mission is all about combining the charm of traditional quilting with a fresh, modern twist. We're here to bring you patterns that you can lovingly handcraft using techniques passed down through generations. But guess what? You don't need to dedicate weeks to these projects – you can finish them up in just one weekend!

Now, if you're new to the world of hand sewing, don't worry. We've got your back. We're all about something called English Paper Piecing (EPP). This technique involves wrapping fabric around paper templates, kind of like creating a snug little fabric hug around them. This gives you the foundation to create these seriously intricate and spot-on shapes.

Once you've got these fabric-covered templates, it's like putting together a puzzle. You stitch them up, piece by piece, to form a work of art that looks like you spent ages on it. It's like magic, but with needle and thread.

So, whether you're a seasoned stitcher or just dipping your toes into the world of hand sewing, we're here to provide you with patterns that marry tradition and innovation. Get ready to create pieces that will leave everyone thinking you're a crafting rockstar – all in the span of a weekend!
Do I really leave the papers in?
YES!! Unlike traditional EPP our card stock templates stay in permanently. This is what creates, and holds the structure of our unique patterns together.

The Nightjar

SKU: C&A014
  • Please respect the copyright on this pattern and not distribute. 

    Designers make a living off their designs and like everyone else we have bills to pay.

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