Verona Woven Top

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Harmony Woven Top Tutorial by Lou Sheffer from Sew Much to Design Follow her on Instagram @sewmuchtodesign Introducing the Verona Top by Style Arc.  This is a stylish top, a contemporary take on a classic bohemian style.  It is a pull on top with a button and loop closure and fashion forward gathered sleeves.   It… Read More

Millicent Wrap Dress

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NECKBAND & BODICE: Fuse the back neck band, front neck band (and fold in half lengthwise wrong sides together), back waist insert and front waist insert & ties up until marked fuse line on the pattern. With right sides facing sew the top edges of the back neck seam together, turn to the right side… Read More

Loungewear Cami

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Please note this tutorial differs slightly from the Style Arc construction sheet. 1. With right sides facing fold and press the shoulder straps in half, length-ways. Sew two rows of stitching if desired, for extra strength. 2. Turn through to the correct side using a loop turner. Press and edge stitch around all edges of… Read More

Winona Knit Top Neckband

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With right sides facing, sew the front and back shoulder seams together. Neaten seam with overlocker/serger and press seam to the back. With the right sides facing outward press the front band in half lengthways, matching notches. Wrap the front of the band as marked on the pattern and then sew a stay stitch to hold… Read More

June Sheath Dress

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Sew the bust darts as marked on the front body and press down. With right sides facing sew one set of the pockets to the front side seam where marked on the pattern, clip at the notches. From the right side understitch close to the seam on the side of the pocket bag. Press pocket… Read More

Bob Woven Pant

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LEGS/POCKETS: With right sides together sew one set of pockets to the front side seam and one set of pockets to the back side seam (see pocket notches on the side seams) once the pockets are stitched on turn to the right side and understitch along the pocket seam on the side of the pocket. With… Read More

Zip – Fly Zip Tutorial

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Step 1 Fuse noted pieces. Sew fly facing to right side crotch. Step 2 Turn to face & press. Set aside. Step 3 Sew zipper to left side crotch. Step 4 Cover zipper with bearer & sew. Turn to face & top-stitch close to seam. Step 5 Join left & right crotch seams up to… Read More

Francesca Woven Shirt

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BODY & FRILL: Sew the front darts and the back darts. With right sides facing sew the front and back shoulders seams together. Press seam to the back and neaten with overlocker/serger. With right sides facing sew the front and back side seams together (not pictured). Press to the back and neaten with overlocker/serger. Sew… Read More

Joy Woven Vest

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BODY AND POCKET WELTS: With right sides facing sew the centre front body to the side body, matching notches as you sew. With right sides facing sew the centre back seams together, until the split notch. With right sides facing sew the side back body to the back body, following notches as you sew. Press… Read More

Harmony Woven Top

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Harmony Woven Top Tutorial by Lou Sheffer from Sew Much to Design Follow her on Instagram @sewmuchtodesign The Harmony woven top by Style Arc is the perfect way to welcome Spring. It offers chic styling in and easy to wear design. Boasting gorgeous flounced sleeves, this top offers effortless feminine vibes for your wardrobe. I… Read More

Anais Woven Dress

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POCKETS: With right sides facing sew one set of the pockets marked “A” to the front side seam marked “A” on the pattern, clip at the notches and sew a flat stitch close to the seam on the side of the pocket bag. With right sides facing sew the second set of pockets to the… Read More

April Bonus Sewing Patterns Out Now!

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For those of you who are new to Style Arc, every month we offer you a bonus sewing pattern. It is free when you buy any other pattern, but only at www.stylearc.com. This month you can choose from two bonus patterns. They are both fabulous styles – one is a brand new listing, the other… Read More

Nicola Woven Shirt

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BODY: Sandwich the back bodice between the two back yokes, sew and press. Press both yoke pieces upward. Sew a 6mm (¼”) top stitch across the back yoke seam, if desired (not pictured). Roll the whole back body up with the right side on the inside then pin to keep it out of the way. Pin… Read More

Zip – Lapped Zip Tutorial

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Sew the seam up to the bottom of zip, usually indicated by a notch. Press seams open and neaten with overlocker/serger. Align the right side of your zipper with the right folded edge of the fabric. There should be a small gap between the zipper teeth and the fabric edge. Pin the zipper down. With the… Read More

Trinnie Woven Dress – Sewing Pattern Details

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We recently released the gorgeous Trinnie Woven Dress sewing pattern. You get two different versions in one pattern. There are some fabulous details in this style including: a fitted bodice, shoulder pads, 11 panel gored skirt, and an invisible back zip. That’s not all though. Read on to check it out in more detail. Until… Read More

B O B B Y . K I D S . P A N T . P I P I N G

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STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL on sewing the pocket piping #SABobbyKidsWovenPant   Hey everyone, I’m Bec of @becsewsthings on Instagram and I’m thrilled to be working with Style Arc as they re-launch, re-invigorate their kids pattern range. My small child is in bed, a steaming cup of tea has been made, my sewing table is as tidy as… Read More

H A R L O W . K I D S . T O P . D U T C H

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Stap voor stap werkbeschrijving voor de   #SAHarlowKidsKnitTop Het patroon is gemaakt voor rekbare stoffen zoals tricot. Je kunt de top ook in french terry maken, maar gebruik voor de halsboord dan wel boordstof. Voor een nettere afwerking adviseer ik om een lockmachine te gebruiken. Voorbereidingen – Knip alle patroondelen uit je stof – Kijk… Read More

NEW RELEASE SEWING PATTERN | Trinnie Woven Dress

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Introducing the effortlessly elegant Trinnie Woven Dress sewing pattern. Two Versions Included: Version A: Longline sleeveless gored dress with extended shoulders, waistband and stand collar. Version B: Longline gored dress with short sleeves and waistband. We hope you love the new Trinnie Woven Dress as much as we do! Until next time, happy sewing from… Read More

Norman Jumpsuit

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Sew your pockets as per instructions or your preferred method. Pin and sew the upper front crotch seams together from the notch near the base of the crotch and finish 6mm down from the V of the V neck. With right sides facing, sew the front neck facing to the front neck with a 6mm… Read More

H A R L O W . K I D S . K N I T . T O P

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Step-By-Step Tutorial #SAHarlowKidsKnitTop Tips for working with stretchy fabrics: – use an overlocker / serger – use a stretch stitch – if you want to use a straight stitch, use a stretch thread (Seraflex for example)Preparations – Cut out all the pattern pieces. – Take notice of the grainline as mentioned on the pattern pieces… Read More

K I T . K I D S . T A N K . T O P

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Step-By-Step Tutorial #SAKitKidsTankTop Preparations – Cut out all the pattern pieces. – Take notice of the grainline as mentioned on the pattern pieces and also the pattern pieces that need to be cut on the fold. – Mark and clip all the notches on your pattern pieces – When finished, you should have 12 cut… Read More

NEW SEWING PATTERN RELEASE | CORINA KNIT DRESS

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Introducing the uber flattering and comfortable Corina Knit Dress sewing pattern! Corina will become your go to dress pattern, perfect for the office or a special event. Corina is a fitted pull-on knit dress with a slight negative ease. Features include a round neck with neckband, extended shoulders and a gorgeous twist front detail. Available… Read More

Christmas Charity Sewing Patterns 🎄

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To celebrate the holiday season and spread some much needed good cheer we will be donating 25% of all sales of the Melba Dress, Barry Woven Pant, Kennie Shirt, and Children’s PJ Bundle to the wonderful NPY Women’s Council. The NPY Women’s Council is a female run organisation that provides health, social and cultural services… Read More

HOPE MONTH – September 2021

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It’s Hope Month here at Style Arc and we’re doing something special to both celebrate a year of the fabulous Hope Dress sewing pattern and also help a very worthy cause. For the month of September 2021 we’re donating 25% of sales of the Hope Dress to Sikh Volunteers Australia, an organisation dedicated to feeding… Read More

New Release Alert | Belle Woven Dress Sewing Pattern

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Style Arc Belle Woven Dress Sewing Pattern

Make a statement with the elegant new Belle Woven Dress sewing pattern. Dress sewing patterns have been our best selling category lately, with the Brigid Wrap Dress, Melba Dress, Montana Midi Dress and Sydney Designer Dress all proving super popular. Today’s new release, the Belle Woven Dress, features a “V” neck, optional in-seam pockets, shirred… Read More

Weekend Essential Sewing Patterns

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Style Arc Bert Knit Top and Ernie Knit Pant

Made for casual days, these leisurewear essentials were designed with style in mind. Receive 20% off when you buy these two great patterns together as a discount pattern bundle. The stylish button-front polo of the Bert Knit Top elevates this comfy easy-fit style windcheater and pairs perfectly with the relaxed Ernie Knit Pant. ⁠ The… Read More

Ash Kids Anorak Sewing Pattern Out Now

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Did you know the Style Arc also produces kids patterns? Today we’re adding to our growing kids sewing pattern range with the launch of the Ash Kids Anorak sewing pattern. This children’s pattern features a centre-front zip pocket and cosy hood. You’ll love the tricky little feature that allows this anorak to fold up and… Read More

Introducing the New Brigid Wrap Dress Sewing Pattern

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Today we’re releasing the gorgeous new Brigid Wrap Dress sewing pattern. This fabulous new style features a full sleeve and tie belt. Inseam pockets keep it practical and functional. Check it out! The Brigid Wrap Dress is available in Single-size Hardcopy, Multi-size Hardcopy, Single-size PDF and Multi-size PDF (now including A0 format). Until next time,… Read More

Bailey Kids Top Sewing Pattern is Out Now

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Our new Bailey Kids Top pattern is the latest addition to our growing kid’s sewing pattern range. Most weeks we are adding fabulous new kids and teens sewing pattern styles. It’s starting to ramp up! Read on to find out more about our latest style. The Bailey Kids Top is available to purchase in multi-size… Read More

INTRODUCING THE MELBA DRESS SEWING PATTERN

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Featuring back pleats that create a subtle cocoon shape and refined design details, the Melba Dress is a polished and timeless silhouette striking the perfect balance between easy-wear and refined elegance. This dress pattern has instantly become one of our most popular yet. The Melba Dress is available in all the usual formats Single-size Hardcopy,… Read More

Alice Kids Short Pattern is Out Now!

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Our latest kids pattern release, the Alice Kids Short, is out now and available in the following formats: Multi Size PDF (including A0) and Multi Size Hard Copy. We’re excited to add another style to our growing kid’s pattern range. Check out the full range here. PS: Want to join the growing list of International… Read More

The Daisy Kids Top Sewing Pattern Is Out Now

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We’re excited to add to our growing kid’s sewing pattern range today. Our latest kids pattern release, the Daisy Kids Top, is available in Multi Size PDF (including A0) and Multi Size Hard Copy. PS: Want to join the growing list of International Style Arc Stockists? Click here to find out how!

New Teens Sewing Pattern Now Available

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Our latest Teens sewing pattern, the Pippa Dress and Top, is a great sun dress that is easy to sew. Perfect for prints, this dress is airy and comfortable with the shirred bodice. Our Pippa Teens Dress & Top is available in Multi Size PDF and Multi Size A0 Hard Copy. PS: Want to join… Read More

Oscar Kids Short Sewing Pattern Out Now

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Did you know that Style Arc also creates gorgeous kids patterns> Today we’re excited to add to our growing kid’s pattern catalogue; our Oscar Kids Short is finally here. Designed to be an easy pull-on short that every kid will love, Oscar features an elastic waist, with a drawstring, making it the perfect pattern for… Read More

SUIT UP| MELROSE BOILER SUIT PATTERN NOW AVAILABLE

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Today we’re excited to release the all new Melrose Boiler Suit sewing pattern. The Melrose boiler suit takes inspiration from utilitarian roots and strikes the perfect balance with everyday style. Scroll on to check it out. The Melrose boiler suit pattern is available in all the usual formats: Single-size Hardcopy, Multi-size Hardcopy, Single-size PDF and… Read More

Emma Kids Knit Dress Sewing Pattern Out Now

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Perfect for everyday wear, our latest kids sewing pattern release, the Emma Kids Knit Dress, is a comfy style designed to be made in a knit fabric to keep your little one warm over the cooler months. Pair this dress with tights or leggings over winter or sneakers for a laid-back everyday look though autumn…. Read More

Pippa Kids Dress And Top In Store Now

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Our kids’ sewing pattern range is growing fast. Today we’re launching the Pippa Kids Dress and Top. Pippa is a great sun dress that is easy to sew. Perfect for playful prints, this dress is airy and comfortable with the shirred bodice, that allows the children to run free in the park on a warm… Read More

Happy International Women’s Day

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In honour of International Women’s Day 2021, Style Arc will be donating 10% of sales from the 8th March to SisterWorks. Through work and entrepreneurship, SisterWorks’ mission is to support women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants so they can improve their confidence, mental wellbeing, sense of belonging and economic outlook. SisterWorks’ vision is… Read More

Have Fun with our Kids Applique Patterns

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SHOP HOUSES APPLIQUE, CATS APPLIQUE, TRUCKS AND TRACTORS APPLIQUE Are you feeling crafty or looking to use up some of those scraps in your fabric stash? Appliques are a great way to add some interest to our kid’s sewing pattern range. You can apply appliques to t-shirts, sweatshirts, dresses, and leggings but you are not… Read More

New Favourite Styles at Style Arc

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We release new sewing patterns almost weekly, here at Style Arc. It can sometimes be hard to keep up! We’ve released some gorgeous new styles lately but sometimes styles from our back catalogue become super popular again. Many of our styles are timeless classics. We thought we’d put together a quick list of which styles… Read More

Fresh New Frock in Store Now!

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The brand new Emerson Woven Dress sewing pattern is a delightfully effortless button through style for casual dressing. The Emerson woven dress features a dropped waist, balloon sleeve with elastic cuff and gathered skirt. Included in this pattern are two sleeve and two skirt options that you are able to mix and match top create… Read More

New Style Arc Kids Patterns are Here!

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Did you miss our newsletter last week? We are excited to announce we back designing children’s sewing patterns! Each month we will bring to you new designs that are both fun and practical and guaranteed to please the fussiest dresser! To launch, we thought it would be nice to select two of our favourite women’s… Read More

New Kids Sewing Patterns in Store Now

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So, the time has finally come when your little loved ones can own a Style Arc garment made by you. Child sewing patterns are here! Yes, we are back designing our kids sewing pattern range and we are beyond excited! As many of us in the office now have enough kids for a small football… Read More

The Huge Christmas in July Sale is Here!

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Happy Christmas in July! As the temperatures are plummeting in some parts of Australia it’s a timely reminder that our annual Christmas in July Sale is finally here! To celebrate our favourite sale, we’re giving you a massive 25% off our entire site with the exception of memberships and gift cards. Don’t forget to checkout… Read More

The Asha Dress sewing pattern is in store now!

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Skip your jeans and casual clothing this month because today we have released our latest sewing pattern, the Asha Dress. Long and flowy, from the sleeves to the hem, Asha is bound to turn heads! This sophisticated midi dress pattern will effortlessly elevate your wardrobe, with its regular fit with a slightly blouson bodice and… Read More

Bodice (Double Layered) Tutorial

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We have used this double layered method for our Nova Midi Dress, Montana Midi Dress and for the facing of the June Sheath Dress. For this tutorial I have used the Nova Midi Dress pattern. The construction sheet instructs that you should cut 2 main front bodice and 2 main back bodice. I am treating… Read More

20% off Store Wide Easter Sale on Now

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As many of us have a little more time on our hands lately it’s perfect timing for Style Arc’s Easter Sale! If you are looking to help occupy your mind and feed your soul for the coming weeks don’t miss out on snapping up a bargain with a massive 20% off across the site until… Read More

New Discounted Pattern Bundle Release

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As the is world practising self-isolation and social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the sewing community now have a real excuse to self-isolate in their sewing room. With no one bothering you or telling you to stop sewing, this is your time to raid your stash and sew until your heart’s content! If you are… Read More

Important Announcement Concerning COVID-19

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UPDATE Hard copy patterns are back, however we have been advised that regular delivery will be extremely unreliable at this time. PDF patterns are the fastest and most reliable way to get your patterns right now. If you still want paper patterns, we will do our best to send orders of 8 paper patterns or… Read More

New relaxed fit tunic sewing pattern out now!

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Give your everyday wardrobe a refresh with our trans-seasonal, relaxed-fit tunic sewing pattern for women, the Jules Woven Tunic. With a gentle nod to a modern Boho look, our latest release pattern is a relaxed fitting tunic that doesn’t hug your curves! With its loose fitting 7/8th sleeves, relaxed body shape and lightly gathered skirt… Read More

December 2019 Sewing Pattern Freebie is Here

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Today we’re excited to launch our December 2019 sewing pattern freebie, the fabulous new Montana Midi Dress! Our new freebie is available in Hard Copy Single Size, Hard Copy Multi-size, PDF Single Size and PDF Multi-size. Both comfortable and versatile this dress will work for a variety of occasions. A pull on dress with extended… Read More

Our Beautiful Bonnie Bundle is Now Live

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At Style Arc we love creating sewing patterns for complete looks but sometimes they don’t suit everyone and that is why we also offer the patterns as separately! Hot off the press today is our gorgeous Bonnie Bundle discounted sewing pattern bundle. In this discounted bundle you will receive three great patterns that work beautifully together as… Read More

Calling all wide pant lovers!

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Our Clare Pant sewing pattern for women is live! A wide leg is the standout pant shape of the season. The cleverly designed elastic waist sits flat over the tummy for a slimming look. Featuring a tie belt and angled pockets you will love this easy to wear and easy to sew fashion forward pant. A… Read More

The Classic Tracy Trench Coat Sewing Pattern

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There is no wardrobe piece quite like the classic trench. Lasting the test of time this trench coat sewing pattern for women will create the ultimate garment, one that can be worn with any look and can dress up the most basic of garments. We released our Tracy Trench many years ago when we first… Read More

20% off Easter Sale on Now!

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If you are lucky enough to get some time off over the Easter break and wondering how you will spend your days, we at Style Arc have you covered! Over here in Australia our Easter holidays will soon be upon us, so we have decided to celebrate this week by offering you a massive 20%… Read More

Kid’s Patterns are now available at Style Arc

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Have you heard that we have just released our new kid’s wear pattern collection? Our range of children’s patterns has something great for boys or girls! Style Arc is bringing you a range of kid’s sewing patterns that are stylish and comfortable for your little ones! Just like our women’s pattern collection, our kidswear patterns are drafted from new… Read More

Applique Tutorial

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Step 1 Select your applique fabric/s and play around with layering them to see if the colours and or prints work well together and are to your liking. Next you will need to pre-wash your fabrics and iron them before you start working with them. This will eliminate shrinkage and colour fastness issues down the… Read More

New Style Alert for October 2018

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A new month means new sewing pattern styles! Check out the gorgeous new discounted Carlsson Set sewing pattern bundle. Included in this discounted bundle are the all new Carlsson Sweater and our favourite track pant in the Style Arc range, the Joni Knit Track Pant. Buy them as a set or buy them separately, the… Read More

Fabulous New July 2018 Sewing Patterns in Store Now

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Today we are launching the all new Eme Dress (Paper, PDF, Etsy) sewing pattern. Based on our super popular Adeline Dress, Eme is a gorgeous easy-fit cocoon shaped summer dress pattern. With no fastenings or trim details required, this style is perfect for the beginner sewer. The loose-fitting shape allows for cool fitting during those… Read More

New Style Arc Sewing Patterns for May 2018

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It’s a new month and that means new sewing patterns here at Style Arc! Hit refresh on your shirt wardrobe this season with the Martha and Phoebe Over-shirts, Style Arc’s latest over-sized shirt sewing patterns! With its minimalist and androgynous feel, the Phoebe Over-shirt’s (Paper, PDF, Etsy) over-sized silhouette is ideal for layering or simply… Read More

Felled Seam Tutorial

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This sewing tutorial demonstrates how to sew a felled seam and will come in handy for our Meghan Jacket. Step 1. With right sides facing sew the seams together Step 2. Trim away the left seam to 6mm/1/4" Step 3. Press the right seam to the inside by 6mm/1/4", place this seam over the left… Read More

New Meghan Jacket Pattern and Fabric Bundles

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Hi Everyone! Today we are launching the gorgeous new Meghan Jacket. We’ve paired it up with some fabulous ponte knit colours too, so you can buy the pattern and the fabric you need in a single bundle. Check out the Black, Navy, Cement and Boysenberry Meghan Jacket bundles in store now! Don’t need any fabric?… Read More

Get the Parisian Classic Look

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Get the Parisian Classic Look – a stylish three pattern outfit for a discounted bundle price! You get the Gigi Jacket, Gem Knit Tee and Blakley Stretch Jeans in a single purchase (Paper or PDF). Drawing inspiration from the iconic French designer jackets, our Gigi Jacket includes all the key elements that make up this… Read More

Specials for World Health Day 2018

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Health isn’t a goal, it’s a way of living. To celebrate World Health Day 2018 Style Arc wants to help you make that healthy change. At Style Arc we bring fitness and fashion all rolled into one, and we hope this can inspire some of you to get moving off that couch! For the next… Read More

Mitred Shoulder / Collar Seam Sewing Tutorial

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Style Arc Sewing Tutorial - How to sew a mitred shoulder / neck

Suitable for the Mason knit Jacket, Estelle Ponte Jacket and the Harper Jacket. Step 1. Sew the centre back body seams followed by sewing the centre back collar seams together, we suggest a Felled or French seam as the collar seam is visible from both sides when worn. Step 2. Clip into the seams at… Read More

New Maisie Designer Dress Sewing Pattern

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  The new Maisie Designer Dress combines knit and stretch woven fabrics in a fabulous asymmetrical seamed dress. The angled knit bodice is a cosy look that works amazingly well with the woven cocoon-shaped skirt. This style features today’s essential side pockets as well. This is a great designer look. Mix your fabrics or make it… Read More

Flat Stitch or Understitch Tutorial

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The flat stitching (or understitching) is sewn to keep facings and linings from peaking out, especially around necklines and armholes and around the waist on a lined skirt to stop the lining riding up. It also means that when turned and pressed, the seam line tends to favor the inside of the garment.

Stevie Jacket & Jema Dress tutorial by Anne Kowalski

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An outfit for Mom: Style Arc Stevie Jean Jacket and Style Arc Jema Panel Dress

Meet my mom! She is Sallie’s favorite person in the world. I love the look Sallie is giving in this photo – she’s totally saying “my parents are so embarrassing!” (BTW can you believe these two kids have been married 56 years?) Neither the Style Arc Stevie (note: affiliate link) nor the Style Arc Jema (note: affiliate link) are something I would make for myself, as I… Continue Reading On clothingengineer.com

Corner Seams Tutorial

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Sewing Tutorial - how to sew corner seams

This is a quick tutorial on how to sew corner seams, it will come in handy for the following patterns: Serena Knit Dress Paige Top-dress Renae Woven Dress Mila Designer Dress Step 1. The acuteness of the angle will vary, depending on the design. The execution of the corner is the same, regardless of the… Read More

Paris Tote Bag Sew-Along With Ann

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Style Arc Paris Tote Bag

I don’t normally sew handbags. (In general I’m not a craft or home decor sewer.) But lately I’ve been wanting something classier than my old nylon L.L.Bean bag. In addition to being turned off by the high prices retailers demand for genuine leather bags, I realized that I wanted something more unique than what was being offered. That’s when I decided to make the Paris tote… Continue Reading On clothingengineer.com

Jett Jacket construction by Anne Kowalski

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Construction With right sides together fold back and press the front panel where marked on the pattern toward the inside of the garment (wrong sides together.) Now turn back the folded edges so right sides are together, but do not press. Starting from the folded edge, stitch across the top edge of the neck edge… Read More

Romy Anorak construction by Anne Kowalski

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Fabric Suggestions: Charmeuse, soft wool or any soft fabric of your choice. Trims: My suggestion: include “shock cord” and “elastic cord” as an alternative to”hat elastic”. It is easier for US-based customers to source. Helpful Hints: Cut out the pattern, taking note of the grainlines, maximum stretch, and the notes written on the pattern pieces… Read More

Poppy Zip Top construction by Anne Kowalski

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Fabric Suggestions: Light weight suiting, linen Helpful Hints: The back hem facing/ side hem facing seam is located about 2.7cm (1″) beyond the side back pleat seam. This is to minimize bulk at the pleat fold. Make sure to mark the notches at the hemline carefully on both the body panels and facing. Construction: Sew… Read More

Dotty Blouse construction by Anne Kowalski

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This clever pattern creates beautiful draping at the front while leaving the back as a regular shirt. Wear it with a cami or use a press stud to close the cross over at the front. You will love this top! Fabric Suggestions: Silk, crepe, viscose or you could use a jersey knit. Because of the… Read More

Neckline Finishing Tutorial

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This is quick & easy way to finish neckline of your garment. This method can be used on stretch & woven fabrics.With right sides together sew the short ends of the neck bandTurn to correct side & press the band in halfPin neckband to neck; once in place sew on matching notches.Fold neckband at centre… Read More

Collar and Collar Stand Tutorial

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This collar sewing tutorial will help you when sewing blouses, shirts and shirt dresses. This is basic Style Arc sewing tutorial covers how to sew a collar to a collar stand and a collar stand to a neckline. Follow the steps below to make the perfect collar! Step 1 Lay collar pieces face-to-face and stitch around the outer edge… Read More

Fly Zip Tutorial

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Step 1 Fuse noted pieces. Sew fly facing to right side crotch. Step 2 Turn to face & press. Set aside. Step 3 Sew zipper to left side crotch. Step 4 Cover zipper with bearer & sew. Turn to face & top-stitch close to seam. Step 5 Join left & right crotch seams up to… Read More

Sleeve – Two Piece Sleeve Tutorial

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Step 1 Pin top sleeve & under sleeve pieces together. Stretch undersleeve slightly to cover the top sleeve ease. Distribute the ease evenly. Step 2 Stitch seam from under sleeve, making sure there no tucks or pleats in the seam. Step 3 Pin & stitch the second seam. Step 4 Press all seams open.

Set a Sleeve Tutorial

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Step 1 Make x3 rows of loose stitching on the sleeve cap only. Make sure the stitchings are located inside the seam allowance. Step 2 From the inside of the garment pin sleeve to armhole matching notches. Then start pulling the threads to gather the sleeve cap so it matches the armhole. Distribute ease evenly…. Read More

Binding Tutorial

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This is a quick & neat technique & you can use it to sew any type of binding – neck, armhole, hem, splits, etc… Step 1 Fold binding in half lengthwise & press. Step 2 Then fold seam allowance of one of the edges & press. Step 3 Pin & sew unfolded edge of binding… Read More

Double Shirt Yoke Tutorial

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Step 1 Sandwich the back bodice between the two yokes, sew and press. Top-stitch the seam if required. Step 2 Roll the whole back body up with the right side on the inside then pin to keep it out of the way. Step 3 Pin front shoulder to top yoke shoulder seam and sew. Roll… Read More

Pockets Tutorial – Inseam

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Step 1 Sew pocket bag 1 to the main front where marked on the pattern (A-A) Step 2 Clip at notches Step 3 Turn to inside and press. Top-stitch pocket opening or flat-stitch close to the seam from the inside. Step 4 With the right sides facing, lay pocket bag 2 on top and match… Read More

Sleeve Girth Adjustment Tutorial

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Step 1 Slash and square lines (A) and (B). Step 2 Open centre by pivoting pieces from points (A) and (B) – like shown on the diagram. Step 3 Square off hemline. And smoothen the shape of sleeve head. Step 4 The outer pattern measurements remain as original. And the cross head and the girth… Read More

Flat Seat Pattern Adjustments

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Step 1 Use basic back leg pattern piece. This original pattern should measure up to your waist and hip measurement. Redraw this piece to work on as it is important to retain the original pattern piece to keep as a reference. The straight grain line is obtained by folding the pattern piece in ½ starting… Read More

Centre Back Vent Tutorial

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Step 1 To create a neat corner Fold corner on 45 degrees, match notches & pin Step 2 Then using tailor’s chalk draw a line front the notches to the folded edge. Make sure the line is on 90 degrees from the folded edge. Then stitch along the line. Step 3 Trim access fabric; turn… Read More

Zip – Invisible Zip Tutorial

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Step 1. Turn zipper to wrong side & align with pattern edges. Step 2. Using tailor’s chalk make several marks on fabric & zip. These marks will help you to align zipper & fabric evenly when sewing zipper in. Step 3. Open zipper fully & place one edge of the zipper over edge of pattern… Read More

Emily Knit Top

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The Emily Knit Top is our free pattern of the month for July 2014. You get it free with every order – but only in July 2014. You just need to let us know what size you’d like in the comments box when you order. It would be a very a simple make if it… Read More

Summer Dress Patterns – A few of our Favourites

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While we’re in the depths of Melbourne’s winter, a lot of girls (mostly from the other hemisphere!) have been asking for tips for summer dress patterns. To get you started, I thought I’d show you a few of my favourites for beach holidays or lazy days by the pool. Who knows? Maybe it’ll help me escape winter for… Read More

Evening Dress Patterns, a Necessity

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Style Arc's Alisha Dress Pattern

There’s something special about things that sparkle and shine, flow and move. These are the things bring that bring richness and warmth into our lives. We have all opted to set aside one (at least!) outfit for those special occasions that call for pretty things to be flaunted. Simply knowing you have a beautiful, special and expensive… Read More

Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

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Easy Sewing Projects - Style Arc's Bella Wrap

Every day women (and men!) take up the time honored pursuit of sewing. With the steady beat of the sewing machine, the fabric softly slipping under fingertips and endless fashion possibilities, what is there not to love? Sadly many give the pastime up because it becomes more of a frustration than a relaxation, a burden instead… Read More

Harem Pants Patterns – Standing the Test of Time

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Style Arc's Hayley Harem Pants Pattern

For nearly two centuries harem pants remained mainly in the Middle East and I Dream of Jeanie episodes. Even today many people would not know what you are referring to if you mention “harem pants”, however they might know what “hammer pants” or “happy pants” are. Seldom seen in the last twenty years, harem pants… Read More

May 2014 Celebrity Style – Get the Look

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Celebrity Style Sewing Patterns May 2014

Some of us are heading into winter while others are heading into summer. We’ve pulled together a few celebrity style looks to inspire your next sewing project, no matter what season it is! You’ll find links to our sewing patterns below to help you complete the look. Victoria’s Autumn / Winter Look We love Victoria’s… Read More

The Versatile Wrap Skirt Pattern

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Shelly Skirt - Style Arc Wrap Skirt Pattern

Nothing adds more sophisticated flirt to your wardrobe than a pretty, flowing wrap skirt. It is a versatile pattern as it can serve any season by simply choosing the right fabric. Simple versions of this skirt are notorious for coming undone at the most inopportune times. This may leave you tempted to pass on such… Read More

Pencil Skirts, Picking the Best Pattern for Your Body

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Style Arc's Zoe Pencil Skirt Pattern

Sleek yet fun; classic yet modern; stylish in all the right ways; it is the pencil skirt. Ubiquitous in the 1950’s this skirt has it all. The beautiful thing about this skirt is that it looks good on nearly every body type; the catch is picking the right cut. Sewing your own skirt will allow… Read More

Fun in the Sun with Sundress Patterns

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Lazy Daisy Sundress Sewing Pattern - Style Arc

Since the 1960’s when long hair, bare feet and tassels ruled fashion, sundresses have been a staple in closets all across the world. These days you don’t have to be a hippie to like and wear sundresses. From the beach to a garden party, the movies to a dinner date, sundresses can be appropriate for… Read More

Sewing Patterns – New for Sewvember

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New sewing patterns from Style Arc - November 2013

Can you feel the excitement? The electricity in the air? IT’S SEWVEMBER! We’ve got three new sewing patterns available for Sewvember 2013. A biker jacket, a skirt which ties in with the jacket and an easy-fit narrow leg pant as our free pattern of the month. We thought it might be fun to take you through a… Read More

A Line Skirt Pattern Reflections

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The A Line Skirt is back. It's a hot 2013 trend!

The A Line skirt pattern has featured a few times in Style Arc’s range. Put simply, an A Line skirt is narrow at the waist, skims the hips and is full at the hem – just like the letter “A”. The magic of an A Line skirt is that it flatters a number of body… Read More

Shift Dress Pattern Inspiration

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Shift Dress Pattern - A Style Arc Classic

I just love the versatility of a shift dress pattern. It’s no surprise that there are a few shift dress patterns in the Style Arc range, each with their own distinctive design features. In this post I want to introduce two of our favourites, the Jodie and Martine. The shift dress has become a timeless… Read More