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

  • Burda 7308 Women's Dress And Jacket

    Burda 7308 Women's Dress And Jacket

    Slim bodice and bell-shaped, swinging skirt, supported by an underskirt of tulle ruffles, putting some life into the party. Final touch: small bolero made of lace fabric....

    Reg: $15.50

  • Burda 9501 Girl's Jacket

    Burda 9501 Girl's Jacket

    Coat and jacket based on one pattern with back yoke, box pleat, collar and button closure. Coat A tends to have a more classic style. Jacket B gets its sporty look from the tabs....

    Reg: $15.50

  • Kwik Sew K0116 Ellie & Friends

    Kwik Sew K0116 Ellie & Friends

    These adorable little stuffed animals have belly, inner ears, and coiled tail made from a second fabric choice. The giraffe's horns and spots are made felt. The eyes on all three animals are made with French knots, using embroidery floss. Designed for woven and firm knit fabrics....

    Reg: $17.90

  • Kwik Sew K3941 Childrens' & Doll Raincoats

    Kwik Sew K3941 Childrens' & Doll Raincoats

    Girls' lined raincoats have front tabs, and topstitching detail. View A has patch pockets, pocket flaps with snap closures, hood with brim, and six front snap closures. View B has a collar, patch pockets, pocket tabs with snap closure, adjustable sleeve tabs with snap closures, and four button tabs ...

    Reg: $17.90

  • Simplicity 1318 Women's Top

    Simplicity 1318 Women's Top

    Easy to sew kimono for any occasion. Pattern includes a kimono with contrast bands, cropped with lace trim or draped high-low hem with option of contrast banded front and cuffs. Sized XXS-XXL. American Sewing Guild....

    Reg: $18.99

  • Burda 7291 Men's Jacket

    Burda 7291 Men's Jacket

    Two variants, edged with woolen braids. A collarless, with patch pockets. B with standing collar and welt pockets requiring some more skill....

    Reg: $15.50

    VIP: $13.95

  • Burda 7313 Women's Coat

    Burda 7313 Women's Coat

    Cape A with sleeve vents. Short variant B for the shoulders, made of fake fur. Knit cape with roll collar for indoors. Scarf D matching all kinds of outfits, simply to slip on....

    Reg: $15.50

    VIP: $13.95

  • Burda 7320 Women's Dress

    Burda 7320 Women's Dress

    Maternity dress, narrow silhouette. Front gore pleat allows for enough width. Sleeveless variant A: elegant for the evening or city-look with roll collar. B with small sleeves and pleats....

    Reg: $15.50

    VIP: $13.95

  • Burda 7326 Women's Drindl Costume

    Burda 7326 Women's Drindl Costume

    Three variants with matching blouses and aprons, with either classic button fastening or lacing. Easy to dress with back zipper....

    Reg: $16.25

    VIP: $14.62

  • Burda 7332 Pirate Costume

    Burda 7332 Pirate Costume

    Loose shirts with shoulder yoke. Model A with flounces and collar. Shirt B with simple lacing and sleeve cuffs....

    Reg: $15.50

    VIP: $13.95

  • Burda 7333 Robin Hood Costume

    Burda 7333 Robin Hood Costume

    Caps or jacket as a costumer for a knave, shepherd or Robin Hood. Matching rough fabrics such as boiled wool and leather further contribute to an authentic look....

    Reg: $15.50

    VIP: $13.95

  • Burda 7336 Doll Clothes

    Burda 7336 Doll Clothes

    Backless dance dress in varying lengths with separate tulle petticoat or two-piece party dress with corset bodice with peplum and multi-ply tulle skirt....

    Reg: $15.50

    VIP: $13.95

  • Burda 9508 Boy's Pants

    Burda 9508 Boy's Pants

    Chic ethnic lederhosen with bib, typical embroidery and button-on suspenders. The shorts for the summer and the knee-length pants for the rest of the year....

    Reg: $15.50

    VIP: $13.95

  • Burda 9509 Kid's Dirndl Dress

    Burda 9509 Kid's Dirndl Dress

    Chic dirndl in two lengths, combined with two fabrics and matching aprons. The dirndl blouse is available with short puff sleeves or long narrow sleeves....

    Reg: $15.50

    VIP: $13.95

  • Burda 7198 Women's Blouse

    Burda 7198 Women's Blouse

    Lovely blouses for the summer, with round neckline and button panel in the front. Ornamental details like the tiny pocket, rounded hem and inserted gussets deserve closer attention....

    Reg: $15.50

    VIP: $13.95

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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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