Patterns & Books
Need inspiration for your next project and some guidance about what design you should use. Then have a browse through our range of pattern books which will help you to choose what your next project will be.
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Can I purchase patterns and books from Spotlight?
Yes, you can. Discover modern patterns for the modern maker, with a variety of sewing, knitting, crochet patterns to suit every occasion. These books are jam-packed full of patterns, tips and advice that are suitable for both beginners and seasoned pros. Whether you are looking to make a special occasion outfit for your child, a new wardrobe for the husband, or super stylish ladies clothing, we have the patterns books for you in this selection.
What is included in this range?
This range includes the vast selection of patterns books that we have available at Spotlight, with patterns for just about every type of textiles project. Whether you are a beginner who is just mastering the basics of the craft or you are an expert in the field and have been sewing for years, there are patterns for just about every level of ability available. Find patterns from some of the biggest brands in the sewing world and shop the range today for everyday wear, formal style, fancy dress costumes, accessories, soft furnishings, toys, and so much more! Plus, with our guaranteed low prices across the entire collection, you can stock up on patterns, without breaking the bank.
How do I ensure that I choose the right pattern?
With thousands of pattern books and paper patterns at Spotlight, it can be difficult ensuring that you choose the right pattern for you. However, there are a few things to consider when making your decision:
-Purpose: First of all, think about what you are hoping to make, and the purpose of the garment. Whether you are looking for everyday wear or something more formal, for a man, woman, child, or even pet, search patterns by purpose to find the right one for you.
-Style: Think about your overall style and the shape and silhouette of the piece with regard to the wearer. Consider the features, neckline, sleeve style and length with regard to what suits you the most.
- Fabric: You can use any colour of fabric for your sewing project, although, you should be cautious about changing the type of fabric that is stated in the pattern. For those in the know regarding material properties, similar types of fabric can sometimes be switched. However remember that this may change the drape, style, fit and shape of your finished piece.
- Measurements: Most patterns feature a wide size range for each item, and one of the best ways to ensure accuracy is to measure the wearer prior to beginning your project. You can also mix and match different pattern pieces and sizes, which will help to ensure that your garment fits you perfectly.
Do you have any tips for sewing with a pattern?
When you first receive your pattern, they usually contain an envelope which holds all the pattern pieces and the instructions. We recommend that you read all instructions carefully prior to beginning your creation. Study your pattern carefully, and check the key and glossary carefully to see what each of the individual markings means.
Your pattern will also state how much fabric you are likely to need. However, we always recommend ordering slightly more so that shrinkage and seam allowance can also be taken into consideration. Start by measuring your intended wearer and selecting the right size of pattern for them. Most pattern companies follow an international code, and some patterns are multi-sized, which means they can be suitable for a wide range of sizes. Experts recommend ironing your paper pattern on the lowest setting after it has been cut out to ensure that it lies flat to the material. Always use sharp fabric scissors when you are cutting out your pattern, using the solid lines as a guide.