12 beginner sewing patterns to start making today

Victoria skirt beginner sewing patterns

Whether you’re returning to sewing after a few years away from your machine or have never sewn a stitch before, it’s a good idea to begin your dressmaking journey with a simple pattern so you can perfect the basics.

The Boxy Top

The Boxy Top sewing pattern

Sew a staple boxy top for your everyday wardrobe (and even print the fabric, too!) with Jen Hewett’s block-printed design. This is a great beginner’s sewing pattern.

The Drape Top

The Drape Top sewing pattern

Sew a sleeveless tee for your everyday wardrobe with The Drape Top sewing pattern, a versatile scoop neck detail tee made in cotton jersey for comfort and ease.

5 of the best sewing patterns for men

5 of the best mens sewing patterns

Following the success of our 5 beginner sewing patterns post, and with Father’s Day almost upon on us, we’ve rounded up 5 of the best mens sewing patterns out there for Summer 2017 and beyond.

The Lizzy Dress

The Lizzy Dress sewing pattern

This shift dress sewing pattern’s simple construction, easy-to-wear shape and versatile style make it an all-year-round wardrobe staple. It’s easy to sew with a comfortable fit and comes in sizes 6 to 20. You’ll want to wear yours all year round. Stylish chambray shift dresses are one of the most sought-after styles on the high street… Continue reading

The Walkley Dress

Walkley Dress sewing pattern

The Walkley Dress and top sewing pattern is the perfect project if you’re new to sewing with knits. Make yours as a dress or a tee, and try a stash-busting pattern hack too! MIY Collection‘s Walkley Dress and Top are easy to sew, with sizes small to large. Designer Wendy Ward says: “The Walkley is your new favourite… Continue reading

The Poppy Playsuit

The Poppy Playsuit sewing pattern OOS

With its easy-to-wear loose fit and simple construction, The Poppy Playsuit pattern by Sew Over It is ideal for beginners and is sure to become a summer wardrobe staple. Wear it with your favourite sandals for strolls in the park, days out at the beach, barbecues with friends – anywhere you want to keep cool,… Continue reading