Are you interested in contributing to freesewing? That’s awesome, and exactly why this thing is open source in the first place.

Code of conduct

Freesewing strives to be an open and inclusive community. To keep the trolls at bay, we have a code of conduct.
As a contributor, you are expected to uphold it.

Where to get help or report a problem

  • The freesewing chat room on Gitter is the best place to ask questions, meet other freesewers, or just hang out and share a laugh.
  • Chat not your thing? The @freesewing_org Twitter account is the next best thing.
  • Did you spot a mistake? Have a suggestion for an improvement? Please file an issue on GitHub. You’ll need a GitHub account, but they are free.

Ways to contribute

There’s may ways to contribute to freesewing. Here are some of the more common ones, from easy to more involved:

Help spread the word

Tell your friends about freesewing, or spread awareness on social media. If you have a blog, perhaps you can write about us, or review one of our patterns.

It may seem simple, but it’s probably how you heard about us in the first place. So pay it forward.

Improve our content

On every page, there’s a link at the bottom that allows you to submit improvements. You’ll need a GitHub account for this, but they are free.

Use that button. Don’t be shy. If you see a typo, or something that needs clarification or more detail, please suggest your improvements.

Help with translation

Translation is one of the most important aspects to bring FreeSewing to all corners of the world. It’s also something for which we are completely dependent on the community.

Our documentation for translators will tell you all you need to know to get started.

Test, make, or showcase our patterns

Are you a maker? Go ahead and make our patterns, share your experience, and provide us your feedback.

We’d love to get pictures to showcase on our website too.

Design patterns

Desiging more FreeSewing patterns is a great way to help out.

You can take the tutorial and jump right in. Or, join our chat room on Gitter to discuss ideas, or find designers or developers to team up with.

Contribute to our code

Interested in submitting a pull request for our code? Awesome. All our repositories are available on GitHub.

Our chat room on Gitter is the best place to discuss ideas or ask questions.

Become a patron

All our patterns, and all our code, is accessible to everyone, regardless of where they live or what they can afford.

This is made possible by our Patrons; Loyal supporters who ensure a sustainable future for, our code, our patterns, and our community.

You can become a Patron for as little as 2€ per month. It’s a very tangible way to support the project.