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DIY Fashion: 10 Cute Sewing Pattern Sources

I thought it would be good to profile some cute sewing patterns, in case you are thinking of making your own clothes, instead of buying them from the shops.

Granted, a lot of sewing patterns are very fugly, but LUCKILY I’ve sourced the totally unfugly kind! Phew!

Have a click through and see if there’s anything you’d like to put on yourself!


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Victory Patterns

Cute, contemporary patterns with a vintage twist!

Colette Patterns Duffle Coats

Collette Patterns

Mens’ and womens’ patterns. Some contemporary and some delightfully vintage-inspired!

Made By Rae Washi Dress

Made By Rae

Patterns for women and kids garments, plus accessories too!

Tessuti Gabby Dress


Tessuti has a range of simple, modern patterns as well as fabric, sewing classes and other bits and bobs!

Burdastyle Tunic Dress

Burda Style

BurdaStyle is a total hub for home sewists! You can download patterns, gather new skills and get stitchy advice over there.

Lisette Patterns

Lisette Patterns

I like these patterns. They favour colourful, playful fabrics and cute shapes. They do kids’ patterns too!

Sew Liberated Patterns

Sew Liberated

Vintage-inspired patterns for the vintage-inspired lady. Sew Liberated have homewares, accessories and kidlet patterns as well.

Crafty Mamas Sewing Patterns

Crafty Mamas

Local label Crafty Mamas has 20 zillion patterns for kids and ladies basics (and more!)

Built By Wendy Books

Built By Wendy Books

Devised and written by Wendy Mullin and illustrated by our own Beci Orpin, these books are a fantastic guide to the DIY wardrobe.

Pip Lincolne's Books

My books (especially Sew La Tea Do!)

You probably already know my books are full of things to make. Sew La Tea Do is ALL about sewing cute stuff, in fact!

Add your own tips in the comments, if you like?

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x Pip

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