About Me

I’ve been sewing since I was 12 years old. I sewed a lot by hand back then, we had a sewing machine at home, but it didn’t work well. I bought my first sewing machine when I was 24 years old and avoided any hand stitching at the time. In the meantime, I’ve fallen for historical costumes and sewing techniques and would describe myself as a sewing nerd.

I live in Bad Ischl (Austria) with my husband, my children and my cats.

I founded my pattern business, Blacksnailpatterns, in 2014 to support other costume and sewing enthusiasts with their projects.



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2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Meg

    Hello, I have purchased your pattern 0222 mens Breeches. I am very pleased with the pattern .But I would like to download the machine sewing guide. But it doesn’t see m to enable me to do this, could you please advise me. Thank you Meg .

    1. Rotraut Post author

      Hi, I´m sorry, but the machine sewing guide is only available as a blog post. To save it at home I recommend copying and paste into a word file.


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