Assembling your PDF pattern

The video below takes you through the process of compiling your pattern tiles once printed.

Help with printing at home can be found here.
Help with getting your large scale pattern file (in AO size) printed at the printers or Copy Shop is here.


A. Cut the BOTTOM and RIGHT HAND SIDE (only) of each pattern tile just outside the vertical tile lines.

B. Layout the sheets of paper printouts in a grid with the columns marked by the letters of the alphabet and the numbers indicate the row. For example; place numbers 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d (etc) from left to right along your table. Directly underneath these, place the next row numbered 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d etc (and so on).

C. Arrange the Pattern Tiles snug against each other so that they overlap to align the triangles and pattern markings. When the triangles are aligned, they should form a perfect diamond shape. Before you tape the pattern tiles together, it is best to arrange them all and place some weights to keep them still.

D.  Cut around the outside edge of the pattern markings. The solid line is the cutting edge (and will become the edge of your fabric piece). The dotted line is the seam (1 cm or 3/8”). Make sure you mark the notches by cutting around them (they are used to match up fabric when you begin sewing).


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& saving your pattern files


at home on A4 or US Letter


your print-at-home (PAH) pattern tiles

Large scale

Printing at a print shop


Choosing the right one for you

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Free Projects

for absolute beginners


You know how to thread the sewing machine, can sew a straight stitch and a zig-zag. You've also worked through the Easy Sewing Projects and now you are ready for a little more.

These patterns will teach you the basics like inserting elastic to create gathers for function (like a waistband) or style feature (like a gathered neckline or hem). You will learn to sew darts (to create shape in a garment) and sew a facing (the easiest way to finish a curve on a neckline). 


Highly recommended as first pattern. One size.

Bellbird top

A perfect first garment. Relaxed fit and elasticated sleeves.

Tui dress

A basic relaxed fitting dress with in seam pockets.

Hummingbird hoody

Learn to sew with a knit fabric using this basic raglan sleeve sweater or hoddy.

Sewing patterns to develop skills

New skills like the "buritto method" , matching plaids and patterns, top stitching, making & sewing your own bias tape. 
Learn to sew with stretch fabrics, insert a zipper, sew button holes and other fastenings.

Stitchbird dress

Cross over back pleat and internal side pockets this is an easy sew with great results.

Sidewinder pants

One of our most popular patterns. Pull on. No buttons or zips.

Skullduggery dress & tee

Learn to mix knit & woven fabrics with this easy to sew casual.

Mapua shorts

Learn to sew side angle pockets with or without the belt.

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