Easy to Personalise Patterns

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Among the many things we love about sewing, being able to create something totally unique shoots to the top of our list. Below we share some of our ‘easy to personalise patterns’. From colourful topstitching to simple wardrobe hacks, use these patterns as the basis to create something that reflects your personal style and stretches your skills.

As well as featuring different top and dress styles, the Colour-Block Tunic by Simple Sew welcomes the opportunity to go bold with colour blocking. Here we combined a bold pink fabric with a dynamic triangle print, but you could simply use two shades of plain fabric for an equally eye-catching look. This pattern is also perfect for using up any leftover fabric scraps – yay! Click HERE for the pattern.

Ever come across our fun and timeless Ruby pattern? Its simplistically chic shape means you could easily adapt your pattern and experiment with different silhouettes. The dress is finished with a concealed zip at the back but why not test your skills and insert the zip at the side of the garment leaving the opportunity for you to shape the back bodice how you like? Click HERE for the pattern.


Not only is the Kimono-style pattern by Simple Sew really easy to make, it’s also really simple to adapt. Minimal pattern pieces and a loose shape mean you can easily lengthen and shorten the sleeves and hem. You could also play around with different fastening options including a sash belt, hook and eye or buttons. Click HERE for the pattern.

Whatever the season, the Anneka Tunic from Simple Sew is a wardrobe winning staple. Not only can you personalise your look by adding layers under the dress in winter, you could also add contrasting patch pockets, or even remove the pockets altogether. Want to push your skills? Why not outline the pockets with a contrasting topstitch or add contrasting bias binding to the neckline? Click HERE for the pattern.


If you want to put your own spin on a garment quickly, buttons are a great place to start. This flattering A-line skirt from Simple Sew features six decorative buttons on the front which could be made more eye-catching when covered with a contrasting fabric. Click HERE for the pattern.

We love the design versatility of this activewear pattern by Simplicity. The S8327 features different style options including optional contrast side and waistband panels that are crying out for a fun fabric contrast! Thought you couldn’t add a fashionable twist to your handmade activewear? Think again. Click HERE for the pattern.

Loungewear just got a dreamy upgrade with the Simplicity S8995 pattern. The pattern includes a loose-fitting top and trousers with ruffle trims. If you love ruffle hems as much as we do why not make them stand out by running a topstitch parallel to the seam line. You could also create a contrasting ruffle trim by mixing up your fabric choices – handmade pjs never looked so fancy! Click HERE for the pattern.

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