Below the Kowhai sewing patterns nz

Handmade starts here!

Learn to sew with our beginner friendly sewing patterns with nostalgic charm, and luxurious linen fabric.

Made in New Zealand by Sophie Mutu

Our Bestselling Sewing Patterns

Summer Sewing Inspiration

“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 BTK Fabric Collection

100% linen fabric nz selection

Luscious hues and quality fabric for you to create with!

Tio Trousers - wide / tapered leg sewing pattern

NEW Tio Trousers

Wide and Tapered trousers with a whole range of pocket options!

Sew your own wardrobe staples with these timeless and trendy trousers!

It’s Awhi Coat season!

Now’s a good time to prepare your winter woollies.

A unisex sewing pattern with hood and collar variations, along with beginner friendly photo and video tutorials.

How to use our sewing patterns

Download or Order

Download and open the PDF sewing pattern on your computer. Your files will always be accessible when you’re logged in to our website!

Or, order a printed paper pattern directly from us!

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
  • Or, have the printed pattern sent directly to your door

Check the pattern listing for format availability.

Cut and Sew!

The fun part!

Use our comprehensive instructions to sew your own garments.

Show them off in our VIP Community or tag us on Instagram!

Learn & be inspired!

Sew your own dolman top

Sew your own Dolman Top with this easy pattern hack!

A guide to gathering

A tutorial and guide for 4 different methods for gathering fabric!

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