14 must-have autumn sewing patterns to add to your capsule wardrobe

As the nights draw in with a chill in the air; we switch out our iced coffees for all things pumpkin spiced, and we reach for the shades and styles of the new season. 

It’s time to put your summer wardrobe into hibernation and get cosy with some seasonal sewing projects. We’ve rounded up the must-have sewing patterns for autumn - think soft fabrics, long sleeves, pieces to layer and luscious loungewear.

The smart casual oversized blazer

For the transitional days, an oversized blazer is an essential. Worn to the office for a smart-casual look, and at weekends for a city chic style, this is a sewing staple not just for autumn!

Anorak pattern for the autumn showers

A utility jacket is perfect for rainy day walks, crunching leaves and splashing through puddles. Sew in twill and cotton fabrics to shield you from the wind and light showers to come.

Overalls sewing pattern

Create an effortless look with your own set of overalls! Stitch in knit or jersey fabrics for a cosy outfit for days spent at home, or opt for denim fabric to create a sturdy, long-lasting pair of overalls you can wear time and time again.

Wide leg trousers

Wide leg trousers are all the rage this autumn! Sew together your own pair in wonderful woven fabrics to keep you warm and bang on-trend. Opt for neutral shades to create a staple pair of trousers to go with all your seasonal looks.

Denim trousers

Every wardrobe needs a pair of denim trousers! Denim is one of the most durable fabrics, making it a great choice for your autumn/winter projects. Denim trousers are an essential for everyone’s capsule wardrobe, so what are you waiting for?

Cosy loungewear set

Start the season in the right way and treat yourself to some new handmade loungewear. This pj set is great for hibernating at home, curled up on the sofa watching the seasonal classics. Lightweight cottons or comfortable jersey materials are the perfect choice for your new loungewear set!

Women’s cardigan

A long-line cardigan like this one from Simplicity is ideal for dressing any outfit up or down. Sewn in wool and fleece, this cardi will protect you against the elements while still looking stylish!

Wrap coats

Wrap up warm this autumn/winter with a belted overcoat. This sophisticated design is ideal as we get ready for the colder, snowier days!

Autumn essentials to keep the kids warm

Don’t forget about the little ones! Find fleece jackets, ponchos and more seasonal accessories to fill their wardrobe with the cosiest items. For festive gatherings and homey days, we’ve got delightful dresses that would look beautiful in corduroy fabrics and shirts in thick cottons. Whatever their age, whatever the occasion, we’ve got loads of patterns to keep them cosy warm for autumn and winter!

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Sarah Jones is Content Manager at LoveCrafts. Lover of chunky yarns and colourful paper crafts, Sarah works with the in-house team and a whole load of talented content creators to keep makers informed and inspired!

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