Swantje Wendt Fashion Designer // Illustrator

that's me. swantje. fashion designer, ebook & pattern maker, founder of nadelwald co-sewing space berlin, trainer for video classes via makerist, author via EMF, free illustrator for Kartenmacherei and love trying new stuff. wanna have a look scroll down, wanna get in touch write to »swantje@nadelwald.me«

...or love to be somewhere else?

know what you mean man. sometimes it feels sooo right like this.

but hey - much more important than your face in the sun and your feet in the sand is to have the right stuff with you aaaand the right bags to put your beloved things in. always carry a big and a small one...where else should we put towel and sun lotion??? but where to find the perfect couple?


no idea? come on! it's so easy doing things we really love, right? ha, surprise...for me it's sewing bags. okay, beside that i also love sewing easypeasy jersey clothes, but back to the bags...uhhhhyeah...i love sewing bags. lunchbags, backpacks, washbags, shopper - everything from tiny purses to large weekenders made of cork, leather, canvas...or whatever i get and did you know: i'm also doing tutorials. so if you think you need a new one like those below, well - just grab some needles, fabrics you like and start the engine. 'cause:

what you sew is what you get

need an example? take this:

The Black Line - Copper & Cork - Washbag

all you need is love...additional to that - fancy fabrics, matching or contrasting thread, different sewing stuff and of course your machine might be useful...and don't forget to add some passion. how much love and separate stuff you need to finish this incredible washbag, you'll find in the ebook instruction. so don't think twice, press this button and make it yours! how does it feel? fantastic, right?

The Black Line - Copper & Cork - Shopper

The Black Line - Copper & Cork - Shopper

oh no tiny bags! you're a perfect shopping queen! need a really really big one for all the stuff you'd like to carry with you all day long? why didn't you ask before?! here you go...

The Black Line - Copper & Cork - Shopper


wanna learn sewing stuff - now?

great! so this might be the perfect thing for you..wohoooo. it's a so called "video-class" and something really strange happens when you press the button down here. yeah...pictures start moving, unbelievable but true. so don't be afraid, give it a chance and ha, let me help you one by one...

Grundkurs: Verlockende Overlock

for example the right way starting with your beloved overlock and (much more important) how to get this »aaaaaaarggrmpfl« thread through the machine.

Grundkurs: verlockende Overlock (German)

Aufbaukurs: Overlock & Coverlock

mhmm...like to start knowing your overlock much better than before? okeeee, no probs. i'm here to help you getting stuff done. check this out man:

Aufbaukurs: Overlock & Coverlock (German)
Oberteile aus Jersey nähen (German)

Oberteile aus Jersey nähen

even not enough? want some more? like it much harder? niiiiice...take this one & feel perfectly upgraded for shirts and sewings techniques with those creepy elastic fabrics so called Jersey.

Oberteile aus Jersey nähen (German)

but, let's start with something simple

here you'll find some easy projects. no nerdy overlock stuff. no more jersey fabrics. just you and me, some inelastic materials and the good old sewing machine...hopefully not the grandma one, without electric power. otherwise you should wear a towel while sewing (for sweat and may some tears). want me stop talking now and start watching? here you go. guess what? yehaaaaw it's for free!

okay...let's stop sewing and start starring at something totally different now.



like this card? it can be yours. now. you just have to switch to »Kartenmacherei« and have a look for my new collection there.


...aaaand the first sneak peek from my book


that's it. wanna give me some feedback...write something funny, strange, itchy, crumpy, lovely – or just say hello to:


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