Handmade starts here!
Learn to sew with our beginner friendly sewing patterns – modern patterns with nostalgic charm.
Made in New Zealand by Sophie Mutu
Our Bestselling Sewing Patterns
“Absolutely love this dress! Such a beautiful classic style, comfy fit and best of all my daughter loves it! Her favourite part is of course the pockets”— Mel Brit – Kauri Dress
NEW ON THE BLOG
NEW Honu Vest – Classic & Quilted
Trendy, folksy, and fun layering piece for your child’s wardrobe.
Sew your own with our beginner friendly sewing pattern.
How to use our sewing patterns
Download the PDF
Download and open the PDF sewing pattern on your computer. Your files will always be accessible when you’re logged in to our website!
Print your Pattern
Our sewing patterns are available in a range of formats:
- A4/Letter to print at home
- A0/Copy shop to send to your local printer
- Specialty projector files for projector users
Check the pattern listing for format availability.
Learn & be inspired!
FREE Ruffle Top Tutorial
Sew your own cute button up ruffle top!
A guide to gathering
A tutorial and guide for 4 different methods for gathering fabric!
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