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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  • Brave New Quilts

    Brave New Quilts

    Well-known author and blogger of Whipup.net, Kathreen Ricketson, presents 12 quilts inspired by 20th-century art movements - from Art Nouveau and Bauhaus to pop and punk. Every art-inspired quilt concept is divided into 4 chapters: Use of Line, Use of Colour, Use of Motif, and Use of Text. Each of t...

    Reg: $25.95


  • Gertie's New Fashion Sketchbook

    Gertie's New Fashion Sketchbook

    Discover Gerties vintage style and create stunning dresses for a variety of occasions. Mix and match elements of the easy to follow patterns and create a truly unique design.

    Reg: $32.99


  • McCalls M7101 Misses' Costumes

    McCalls M7101 Misses' Costumes

    Cape has self-lined yokes, gathers, and very narrow hem. Lined dresses have fitted bodice, princess seams, bows, ruffles (raw edge finish) applied to lining forming petticoat, and back zipper. Narrow hem. B: purchased bias tape finishes armholes. D: front applique. C and D: sleeves gathered at cap a...

    Reg: $19.99



  • Burda 7700 Women's Jacket

    Burda 7700 Women's Jacket

    Uncomplicated wide jacket simply closed with a press stud. Made of linen for the summer and walking fabrics for cooler days, with a rough finish. Various details available....

    Reg: $16.95


  • Burda 9831 Baby Coordinates

    Burda 9831 Baby Coordinates

    Jacket A with stitched edges and patch pockets. Bungee cord pants B and overalls D with press stud closure in the crotch. Sleeveless dress C with hem ruffle. Cap E with knotted lace....

    Reg: $16.95


  • Butterick B5466 Misses' Skirt & Belt

    Butterick B5466 Misses' Skirt & Belt

    Semi-fitted, straight skirts A, B, C, D, E, above mid-knee, have back zipper closure. A, B, C, E: darts. B, C: waistband. C: self-belt. D: princess seams. D, E: raised waist. E: back princess seams.

    Reg: $21.95


  • Butterick B6100 Misses' Top

    Butterick B6100 Misses' Top

    Semi-fitted pullover top has back neck slit, narrow hem and button and thread loop closing. B: contrast sleeves. D,E: double edged scalloped lace overlay. Includes separate pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cup sizes.

    Reg: $20.50



  • Butterick B4406 Misses' Petite Jacket Robe Top Tunic & Pants

    Butterick B4406 Misses' Petite Jacket Robe Top Tunic & Pants

    Unlined, loose-fitting jacket or robe has long sleeves, collar, button loop closure and stitched hem. Loose-fitting, pullover top or tunic has below elbow sleeves. D: side seam slits. Straight-legged pants has elastic waist.

    Reg: $21.95


  • Butterick B4136 Misses' Petite Skirt

    Butterick B4136 Misses' Petite Skirt

    Below mid-knee or above ankle un-lined skirts have princess seams and side zipper.

    Reg: $21.95


  • Butterick B5265 Misses' Historical Costume

    Butterick B5265 Misses' Historical Costume

    Lined Cape with neck band and fur collar has button, flexible braid and tassel trims. Flared skirt is underlined with muslin, has pleats, inside pocket, floor length and hook & eye closing. Lined bonnet with trim variations. Fur muff, lined to edge with ribbon loop. Purchased Blouse and Change Purse...

    Reg: $23.95


  • McCalls M6084 Misses' Cardigans

    McCalls M6084 Misses' Cardigans

    Cardigan has cascading shawl collar with shaped front hems. Wrong side of fabric shows. A: sleeveless. B, C, D: sleeve variations. 1 Hour Cardigan Sewing machine time only....

    Reg: $24.95



  • McCalls M6996 Misses' Jackets & Belt

    McCalls M6996 Misses' Jackets & Belt

    Close-fitting, unlined jackets have raised neckline with front or front band extending into gathered back collar, long sleeves and stitched hems. A and B: lower back and shaped front hemline. D: self belt. For moderate stretch knits only.

    Reg: $19.99


  • McCalls M7004 Pet Costumes

    McCalls M7004 Pet Costumes

    Outfit A: Coat and hat contrast back band and purchased binding. Outfit B: Jacket and hat contrast collar and visor. Outfit C: Coat and hat contrast collar, back band, hat band and bow tie. Outfit D: Coat and hat contrast skirt, hat band, and hat.

    Reg: $19.99


  • McCalls M7115 Misses' Romper & Dresses

    McCalls M7115 Misses' Romper & Dresses

    McCalls M7115 Misses Romper And Dresses includes pull-on romper and pullover dresses that have dropped waist bodice (close-fitting through bust), mock bands, gathers, narrow hem and front-button closing. A: Wide-legged. B and c: Sleeve slits. D: Pockets, and button tab on sleeves.

    Reg: $19.99


  • McCalls M7124 Misses' Dresses

    McCalls M7124 Misses' Dresses

    McCalls M7124 Misses Dresses are lined dresses that have close-fitting, boned bodice, side front seams, waistband, skirt side front and side back seams, no side seams, and invisible back zipper. A: Flounces (gathered at waist), wrong side show, and purchased horsehair. B: Yokes, back opening, very n...

    Reg: $19.99



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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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