A new premium pattern design brand is weaving global fashion industry expertise with innovative and modern home sewing approach
Homer + Howells is a new Scottish sewing pattern design house that wants to help home sewers blend their passion for fashion and sustainability. Harnessing the creative skills and industry experience of its two co-founders, the company aims to tap into the growing sewing trend. They offer digital, downloadable sewing patterns to create a contemporary capsule wardrobe.
Nicola, a former Topshop Garment Technologist, says:
“My vision is for a sewing pattern house that gives home sewers the tools and skills to dress themselves in sustainable modern clothing. Our easy-to-follow instructions enable you to sew designer-quality clothes using their home sewing machine. Our collection of patterns represents a modern woman’s wardrobe with wearable, functionalstyles that have longevity. We love clean lines, contemporary cuts and flattering silhouettes. And of course, our patterns are size inclusive that are designed for real body shapes.”
Nicola and Susan have created an initial capsule of patterns focused on understated British styling and perfect tailoring. The sewing patterns are available as digital files to download and print. They also include an easy-to-follow instruction booklet packed full of key sewing instructions and tips for each style.
Susan, a Creative Pattern Cutter and former Pattern Room Manager at Christopher Kane, says:
“Consumers are increasingly interested in knowing where and how their clothes are made, as well as how it impacts the environment. The obvious alternative to fast fashion is to make your own clothes. We’re supporting people’s growing desire for a more ethical and sustainable wardrobe.”
The digital PDF patterns retail at £14. Each contains a pattern in two formats – A0 PDF and a tiled Print-at-Home PDF. All sewing patterns include sizes 6-24 (UK) and sizes 2-20 (US).