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
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All Print Service patterns are 50% off! No code needed.
Printed on recycled newsprint, our print service takes the printing out of PDFs!
MUST be purchased with a current or historical order of that pattern.
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 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.
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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