In a continued effort to move towards a more sustainable practice and future, many brands are now taking it upon themselves to release patterns and DIY kits for people to get creating at home.
On top of reducing waste and your carbon footprint, individuals who purchase DIY patterns and kits can also make pieces at a fraction of cost of their retail price. And with the current cost of living, this roundup couldn’t have come at a better time. If you’re in the market for a new garment or two and happen to have an affinity for sewing, we’ve got you covered.
Read on for our roundup of five of the best Kiwi and Australian brands offering DIY clothing kits.
Liam Patterns has been around for a hot minute now, offering lovers of Ruby’s sister label, Liam, the chance to make their signature styles at home. Both the patterns and fabric off cuts are available for purchase through their website, with all different sewing skill levels catered for.
If there’s one thing we love, it’s a knit. Wanaka-based knitwear label, Monday Journal, have now extended their knitting pattern offerings to include sewing patterns and DIY knit and pattern kits, where customers can choose between a full knit kit (complete with knitting tin, wool, needles and pattern) or simply purchase the pattern alone.
The Fabric Store
Known for their delightful array of high-quality fabrics, The Fabric Store is also selling patterns for a range of unique and wearable pieces including: jeans, blazers and loungewear sets. Even better – their patterns are available to be made in diverse size ranges, with some going up to a women’s size 32.
If you have a penchant for colour and gingham, DIY Daisy’s ‘Sew It Yourself’ book has all the know-how you need to get going on your dream wardrobe. Containing 20 pattern-free sewing projects, the book also has a bounty of helpful advice and information for those who are just getting into clothes-making.
The Bold One
Currently offering several sewing pattern bundles (and made-to-order pieces for those of us who can’t wrap our heads around a sewing machine), The Bold One is ideal for those ‘confident beginners’ out there looking to make a wardrobe staple or two.