About Our Patterns
The Sewing Revival began selling digital sewing patterns from this website in 2017.
OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE MODERN SEWING PATTERNS THAT ARE SIMPLE ENOUGH TO ENSURE SUCCESS AND DIFFERENT ENOUGH TO CELEBRATE.
Clothing is one of the most personal expressions of who we are. Sewing your own makes that expression more uniquely personal, more creative, more sustainable, more mindful & more empowering. And it's not as hard as you may think.
THERE IS BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY
Sometimes we make things too complex and just getting started becomes daunting.
The Sewing Revival is about making things simple and ensuring that clever design and simple construction are not mutually exclusive. It’s about rediscovering the joy of bringing to life a piece of fabric to create something that reflects your personality and style. To take time and to indulge in the creative process as much as it is about the outcome.
ALL OUR PATTERNS ARE PDF FOR PRINTING AT HOME (OR YOUR LOCAL COPY SHOP).
The first collection is dominated by garments that are simple – with a different perspective. There are no zips, welt pockets or button holes. I have tried to challenge the conventional by mixing knit and woven fabric together and using simple techniques like gathering in unusual places.
When you purchase a digital pattern from The Sewing Revival you will be supplied with a link to immediately download a PDF file which includes your pattern pieces and written instructions on compiling your paper pattern and sewing up your garment.
The pattern pieces are printed with markings to align them prior to taping them together. Printing and taping instructions are included in more detail here.
All our patterns include seam and hem allowances. Seam allowances are 1cm / 3/8″ unless otherwise stated (our coats are 1.5cm (5/8"). Patterns include all other markings such as button placement, notches, balance points, lengthen and shorten indicators.
We know that one pattern will never fit every body and include instructions to alter the length (shorten or lengthen) of our patterns. We also have a photo blog explaining how to adjust the length of a pattern here. We try to ensure all our patterns have a relaxed fit (or good margin of error) to accommodate a range of body shapes. We like to celebrate how unique people are and encourage you to explore alternative looks within a single pattern with different fabric selections.
All our sewing patterns are available in digital format (PDF files that arrive straight to your email inbox). You can print them at home or take the larger scale AO size to your local printer. Whilst we are working toward providing every multi-sized pattern in both options (the Print-at-home file and the AO file), some of the older patterns are still separate. Please refer to the the details under "Size and Purchasing Options" for each pattern. Please also note we do not sell hard copy paper patterns.