Sample sale garment rail

Get inspiration for your next project from our garment sample rail

As part of our exciting fabric Sample Sale Event here at g&g we have brought together a range of samples to help inspire new project ideas for the types of fabric that are available in the sale. Many of them are from past Sewing Society kits so there are lots of Laurens Top Tips videos available for extra help and support - yay!

Some of the patterns are available as traditional printed patterns in the g&g shop and some are available as PDF patterns directly from the sewing pattern company website. We've added handy links to all the patterns below and remember if you opt for a pattern that is only available as a PDF you can make use of our A0 pattern printing service to have it printed out in A0 - easy peasy!

Jackets

Grainline Thayer Jacket

The Thayer is a workwear inspired jacket that will take you from fall to winter with ease. It features a slight A-line shape, roomy patch pockets and inseam yoke pockets, two-piece sleeves, and is fully lined for plenty of warmth. Front princess seams ensure a great fit.

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

The traditional printed pattern is available in our online shop in US sizes 0-18 and 14-30 in this link. The pattern is also available as a PDF from the Grainline Studio website.

Lauren wears US 4 in Cotton Twill with plaid lining.

Sew Over It Sorrento Jacket

The quintessential denim jacket, Sorrento is a classic piece in anyone’s wardrobe. Designed to look great paired with anything from trousers to dresses, the Sorrento Jacket is the perfect throw-on for spring or for when summer evenings turn chilly.

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

The pattern is available directly from the Sew Over It website as a PDF pattern as part of 'The my Capsule Wardrobe: Summer Dreaming' e-book and can be found in this link.

Lauren wears UK 10 in a cotton corduroy with a teddy shearling collar.

Friday Pattern Company Ilford Jacket

This is a versatile, modular design that makes for a simple pattern that is great for confident beginners, with optional extra details to push your skills and add in new sewing challenges. You can customise the design in so many ways to really put your own style on the garment and tailor it to your sewing abilities.

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

Pattern available as a traditional printed pattern in g&g shop and as PDF from g&g shop

Lauren wears size small in cotton twill with liberty tana lawn details.

Closet Core Kelly Anorak

Style meets function with the Kelly Anorak sewing pattern; a classic shape with a modern cut, this simple coat is the perfect choice for transitional weather.

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

US size range 0-20 available as traditional printed pattern in g&g shop. US size range 14-32 available as PDF from Closet core website and can be found in this link.

Lauren wears size US 6 in a cotton twill with Liberty Tana Lawn details.

Closet Core Sienna Makers Jacket

Sienna is a chic utility jacket inspired by vintage French workwear. Designed for hard-wearing use by makers and artists, it functions as both stylish outerwear and a highly practical layer for use inside the studio.

US size range 0-20 available as traditional printed pattern in g&g shop. US size range 0-20 and 14-32 available in PDF from Closet Core website and can be found in this link.

Sample made in US size 6 in sanded cotton canvas with Liberty Tana Lawn details.

Helens Closet Moss Jacket

The Moss Jacket is the perfect layering piece that is easy to throw on to work with the rest of your wardrobe. It is a relaxed-fit jacket with a dropped shoulder and is designed to be worn open, giving it a casual and effortless look.

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

The pattern is available directly from the Helens Closet website as a PDF in sizes US 0-34 and can be found in this link.

Lauren wears US size 6 in Ramie fabric with Liberty Tana Lawn details.

Separates

Sew Over It Ava Skirt

This versatile classic A-line skirt features front and back darts with a narrow waistband for a flattering shape. With two length options you can opt for a midi style with boots for the ultimate in cosiness, or go mini length for the perfect work-to-evening skirt. It’s an everyday classic that can be made with lots of different fabrics to work throughout the seasons – win-win!

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

The pattern is available directly from the Sew Over It website, in size range UK 6-30 and can be found in this link.

Lauren wears UK size 8/10 in a chunky cotton corduroy.

Anna Allen Philippa Pants

The Philippa pants/trousers are a simple yet sturdy tapered leg trouser design with a slim fitting cut that skims the legs. The side seams are completely straight, just as jeans and pants were typically made in the 1930’s and 1940's, which along with their high waisted fit gives a really lovely silhouette.

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

The pattern is available directly from the Anna Allen website as a PDF in size range US 00-22 and can be found in this link.

Lauren wears 6 waist graded to 2 hips in Sanded Cotton Twill Fabric.

Anna Allen Persephone Pants

An individual, high waisted trouser without side seams, meaning the front and back legs are cut from one piece. They have a concealed button fly, front waist in-seam pockets, belt loops, and two back waist shaping darts.

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

The pattern is available directly from the Anna Allen website as a PDF in size range US 00-2o and can be found in this link.

Lauren wears 6 waist graded to 2 hips in Cotton Twill Fabric.

True Bias Lander Pants

With a high waist and button fly, the Lander pattern is not only on trend, but also flattering and comfortable for all body types. The pattern includes front and back patch pockets, belt loops, and a straight fit through the legs. View A is a short with a 4” inseam, View B is an ankle length pant, and View C is a boot length pant that can be worn with a heel.

The traditional printed pattern in available in the g&g shop in US size range 0-18 and can be found in this link.

This sample was made in heavy weight cotton moleskin fabric in size US6.

Merchant and Mills Eve Trousers

The Eve Trouser is cropped, with a slightly tapered leg and optional turn ups. It’s an easy garment to make, fitting neatly at the waist and over the hips with a simple side zip and two back pockets. Choose to make pleats or darts into the waist seam.

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

The traditional printed pattern in available in the g&g shop in UK sizes 6-18 and can be found in this link and the PDF version in size range UK 18-28 is available directly from the Merchant and Mills website and can be found in this link.

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This sample was made using chunky cotton corduroy.

Avid Seamstress City Trousers

Effortlessly stylish, the City Trousers reimagine the contemporary, cigarette fit with a minimalist chic flair. A narrow waistband with an invisible zip at the back creates the ultimate body-slimming silhouette. With easy to insert side pockets and optional side slits at the hem, this astoundingly versatile pattern is fit for any level of sewing experience.

The traditional printed pattern is available in the g&g shop in size range UK 6-22 and can be found in this link.

This sample was made using stretch needlecord in size UK 12.

Tilly and the Buttons Bobbi Skirt

Having classic plain/solid handmade garments are excellent for pairing with your more bolder or patterned 'me-mades' and the Bobbi fits the bill perfectly with so many different combinations of pockets and styles.

Go utility chic with a choice of three pockets, optional flaps and belt loops – or leave them off for an understated look. It has a gorgeous shape thanks to the curved fitted waistband, princess seams at the back and slim-look bib on the pinafore. Bobbi will be a go-to garment in your me-made wardrobe.

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

The pattern is available as a PDF directly from the Tilly and the Buttons website in size range UK 6- 24 and can be found in this link.

Lauren wears a stretch chunky corduory in size UK 8.

Tilly and the Buttons Bobbi Pinafore

This pinafore version of the Bobbi was also made in a stretch corduroy in UK size 8.

Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore

Fan favourite Cleo is a pinafore or dungaree dress that’s easy to sew and easy to wear. Throw it on over a t-shirt, blouse or roll-neck sweater for year-round style.Once you try Cleo, you’ll wonder how you lived without it!

The pattern is available as a PDF in size range UK 4-34 directly from the Tilly and the Buttons website and can be found in this link.

Lauren wears UK8 in non stretch denim fabric.

Grainline Archer Shirt - Needlecord

The Archer Shirt from Grainline Studios is a truly classic shirt with all the essential details. The shirt has slightly dropped shoulders and features a traditional collar with collar stand, sleeve placket and cuffs, back yoke with pleat and optional front pockets.

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

The traditional printed pattern is available in the g&g shop in size range US 0-18 and it is also available as a PDF directly from the Grainline Studio website in size range US 0-18 and US 14-32.

Lauren wears a US size 4 in non stretch needlecord with added button placket ruffle that is explained in Laurens top tips video linked above.

Grainline Archer Shirt - Cotton Plaid

For this version of the archer Lauren has used a plaid fabric. To find out more about how to match plaid and check fabrics, check out this blog post and video tutorial.

Friday Pattern Company Donny Shirt

The Friday Pattern Company Donny Shirt is a boxy pull-on top that is designed to be a workhorse in your wardrobe. It is a dartless top with a lapel collar and patch pocket. The Donny is a great everyday top that can be worn with practically anything. Because of its boxy silhouette, the Donny is comfortable but still cool. Pair it with jeans or a skirt, layer it over or under a dress - the sky’s the limit!

The pattern is available in the g&g shop as a traditional printed pattern as well as a PDF pattern in size range XS-7X.

This sample is made in size US Small in a cotton chambray fabric.

Bags

Noodlehead Making Backpack

The Making Backpack from Noodlehead promises to be one of the most used items you'll make! A classic backpack with adjustable shoulder straps, useful top handles and plenty of room inside to fit everything you could need on a day out.

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

The pattern is available as a traditional printed pattern in the g&g shop and can be found in this link. We also have bag hardware bundles available in this link.

This sample is made with cotton Bedford corduroy.

Merchant and Mills Factotum

This handy, cross body bag is compact but copious. It has been designed to hold all of your daily essentials with one large main compartment closed with a metal tooth zip and two front gusseted pockets, kept closed by a build in tuck of fabric.

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

The pattern is available as a traditional printed pattern in the g&g shop and can be found in this link. We also have bag hardware bundles available in this link.

This sample is made with waxed cotton canvas.

Sotak Patterns Portland Tote

The Portland Tote is set to become your most reached-for handbag; compact in size yet roomy enough to fit all your everyday essentials. It comes with multiple straps and lots of pocket options (we know you love a pocket!).

We featured this pattern in a past Sewing Society kit - so for extra help and guidance you can purchase Lauren's top tips video via this link.

The pattern is available as a PDF pattern directly from the Stock Patterns Shop and can be found in this link.

This sample is made with waxed cotton canvas.

Taylor Tailor Desmond Roll top Backpack

The Desmond backpack is perfect for your next adventure, whether that be a weekend getaway, trip to the market, or commute to the office. It’s big enough for all of your essentials, but small enough to use as an airplane carry-on, easily fitting in under seat storage as well as in overhead bin space.

The pattern is available as a PDF pattern directly from the Taylor Tailor shop and can be found in this link.

This sample is made with waxed cotton canvas.

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