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

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



Tio Trousers

Wide leg & Tapered

Trendy, practical, and all of the pocket options!

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.

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!

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!

Let’s connect

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