Hi! I’m Caroline Mannegren, founder and owner of Threads by Caroline. Lovely to have you here! I'm very passionate about creativity, and sewing in particular. I want to coach you through the world of sewing, help you build your sewing skills and make clothes that you feel proud of. Let me tell you my story.
It all began when I was expecting my first child, in 2012. I wanted to sew for my baby but by then I hadn't sewn since the sewing classes in Junior high school and I really struggled to sew quite easy garments such as beanies and baby bibs. The seams turned out all wavy and several garments were never finished since neither I, my mother or mother-in-law understood the sewing instructions. I then wished I could be able to sew clothes I'd feel proud of and enjoy the process.
The years went by and my love for and knowledge of sewing grew. After my second maternity leave I couldn't find a relevant job for myself (based on my education) and so I decided to turn sewing into my work. In May 2017 I released my first sewing pattern, the Olivia dress and tunic. Seeing the response to that pattern was amazing and I knew this was what I wanted to do.
Above: A Victoria dress I sewed for my niece.
I love creating my own and my children's clothes, and I believe anyone can learn how to do it. No matter what your sewing skill level is, these patterns will be perfect for you to build your skills and have fun doing it.
I work hard to make all patterns easy to use and have great fit. They should also be instructive as well as inspiring.
Thanks to the detailed and pedagogical tutorials you'll experience less fuss, and instead enjoy the process and be proud of the result.
A little bit more about me...
I'm a wife, and mother of two amazing girls (born 2013 and 2015). I’m 35-years old, but seeing my oldest daughter start school makes me feel a lot older. Since sewing is both my work and hobby there’s honestly not much time left for other hobbies, but I do love to spend time being outdoors with my family (I mean nature is just gorgeous here in Sweden), reading, and the occasional spa-weekend or dinner date with close friends. I have a PhD in International Relations and a Masters’s Degree in Human Rights, but somehow I ended up sewing instead ;) (read The Story above).
As owner of this small company I do several different things. Everything from designing and making patterns to marketing, graphic design, customer service and packing orders.
I love working with other creative people and have been lucky to cooperate with talented women in several ways. Photographers, other pattern designers, pattern testers etc... I'm so thankful for these collaborations!
Share your makes
I'd love for you to join the Facebook group "Threads by Caroline - Sew and Tell". Here you can share pictures of what you’ve sewn. You can also ask questions about my patterns or just get inspired.
Do you put your sewing photos on Instagram? Use the hashtag #threadsbycaroline if you've used my patterns, I’d love to see what you’ve made!
Threads by Caroline AB
VAT number: 559227-5167
Address: Jönköpingsvägen 26 B, 566 31 Habo, Sweden
E-mail: info (at) threadsbycaroline.com
A few words about the logo: The beautiful flower is an illustration created by Freepik. The water color illustration in the logo was created by kjpargeter / Freepik.
The flag icons on the website are created by Freepik of Flaticon.