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Patterns & Books

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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  • Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee

    Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee

    From the creators of popular blog, Let go of the rules with 12 fun, funky and improvisational projects. The fundamental techniques are outlined-from fabric selection to quilt tops to binding.

    Reg: $29.99

  • A Month Of Sundays

    A Month Of Sundays

    Learn a novel approach to quilting using low-volume fabrics (white or light-based fabrics with colours and/or graphics that do not overwhelm. Featuring 16 family-friendly projects including quilts, bags, bags, pennants and so much more. Scrap-friendly and perfect for all skill levels.

    Reg: $25.99

  • Modern Holiday

    Modern Holiday

    Dress up your home in something fresh for the holidays! These quilts and holiday decorations from designer/blogger Amanda Murphy take Christmas in a bright new direction that updates the traditional reds and greens with blues, pinks and whites. 18 festive projects include 9 quilts and 9 home decorat...

    Reg: $25.99

  • Growing Up Modern

    Growing Up Modern

    16 one-of-a-kind quilt projects to make for babies and kids. Almost all the patterns offer sizing for baby quilts and 7 of the patterns easily adapt to fit sizes baby, crib, and twin. Also includes instructions for a pillow and quillow.

    Reg: $22.95

  • Making Quilts

    Making Quilts

    21 inspiring projects from expert quilter, Kathy Doughty, of the popular Australian shop Material Obsession. Learn how to make good decisions relating to colour value and contrast for balanced impact.

    Reg: $24.95

  • Kwik Sew 3937 Cowgirl Outfits & Accessories For 18" Doll

    Kwik Sew 3937 Cowgirl Outfits & Accessories For 18" Doll

    Perfect for your cute dolls, create and give more character to them with style and pleasure! T-Shirt has long sleeves, hook & loop closure on back, and neckline, bottom edge and sleeves are hemmed. Shirt has collar, front and back yokes, cuffs, shirttail hemline, and button or snap closures. Yokes, ...

    Reg: $17.90

    VIP: $16.11

  • New Look 6912 Women's Dress

    New Look 6912 Women's Dress

    Misses' Design Your Look Dress...

    Reg: $12.99

    VIP: $11.69

  • New Look 6308 Misses' Jackets & Vests

    New Look 6308 Misses' Jackets & Vests

    This functional jacket and vest can be made with a zipper front and side slit pockets. Jacket and vest with patch pockets are also suitable requited fabrics and contrast sleeves on jacket.

    Reg: $10.95

    VIP: $9.85

  • New Look 6311 Misses' Flared Skirt In Three Lengths

    New Look 6311 Misses' Flared Skirt In Three Lengths

    Only 4 pattern pieces and yet so many options. It can be made mid calf, knee length or mini and with or without an extra layer. This Misses flared skirt is perfect for day or evening wear.

    Reg: $12.99

    VIP: $11.69

  • New Look 6316 Babies' Dresses & Panties

    New Look 6316 Babies' Dresses & Panties

    These lined dresses for babies are adorable for everyday wear or dressing up. Dress can be made with a variety of bows and trims for a fun girly look. Panties included in pattern. New Look sewing pattern.

    Reg: $12.99

    VIP: $11.69

  • Vogue V8633 Misses' Dress

    Vogue V8633 Misses' Dress

    Close-fitting dresses A,B,C,D,E,F have lined bodice with darts, raised neckline with front slit, extended shoulders, inset and back zipper closing. A,F: short sleeves. B,C,D,E: sleeveless. A,B,C: straight skirt. D,E,F: flared skirt.

    Reg: $30.50

    VIP: $27.45

  • Kwik Sew K3910 Metro Pillows

    Kwik Sew K3910 Metro Pillows

    FABRICS: Designed for woven fabrics....

    Reg: $17.90

    VIP: $16.11

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Can I purchase patterns and pattern books at Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Spotlight offers a wide range of paper patterns for all types of sewing projects including clothing for men, women and kids, as well as baby and toddler patterns, and special patterns for pets (clothing, toys and baskets), soft toys, play items and fancy-dress costumes. You can also find pattern books in the range for sewing projects including dressmaking and quilting, and many home projects.

What is included in dressmaking patterns?

Contents of patterns can vary depending on the item, but usually you will receive a number of sheets of thin tracing paper with all the necessary pieces of the pattern marked out on them, as well as advice on the amount and type of fabric needed for the garment, any extras or accessories needed (for instance buttons, zips, interfacing fabric, etc.) and step-by-step instructions on how to cut, pin and sew the item you have chosen.

Is it easy to use a paper pattern?

That depends a bit on the pattern you have chosen. If you are new to sewing or dressmaking, you may want to start with something relatively simple such as an A-line skirt or a sleeveless top to get familiar with the process. It is important to always cut all pieces of your pattern along the same colour or type of line, as there are usually several sizes provided on the same pattern. Other tricks include making sure you have the pieces laid out in the right direction – especially important with patterned fabrics – and that you cut pieces out as many times as stated on the pattern. Often, patterns will contain helpful diagrams that show you how to place the pattern pieces on the fabric for best results.

What else is included in the range of patterns and books?

If you love vintage clothing, you should check out the fabulous vintage dressmaking pattern books available here at Spotlight. With great illustrations and clear instructions, you will be able to create stylish cocktail dresses, petticoat skirts and elegant evening wear.

Does Spotlight offer homeware patterns too?

Yes, you will be amazed at the variety of patterns on offer, ranging from a simple cushion cover to intricate roman blinds and other window treatments, as well as many useful storage items, play sets for kids, and great everyday items such as cushion covers, placemats, kitchen aprons and more. Also included are patterns for Christmas decorations, and lots of cute baby essentials including bedding, window treatments and storage items.

What else do I need to know about this range?

As well as many standard clothing patterns for babies, toddlers, kids, men and women, the Spotlight pattern collections also includes plus-size patterns, petite patterns and maternity wear patterns, and many patterns for special clothing such as workwear, theatre and fancy-dress costumes and more. Craft patterns are also included, from laptop bags to stuffed toys and doll’s outfits.

Remember that Spotlight also stocks all your sewing essentials and a huge range of colourful fabrics for all types of sewing projects including dressmaking, interiors, crafts and more.

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