Winter sewing inspiration

Winter sewing inspiration

If it's cooling down where you are in the world, it can be a great time to get cosy in your sewing area and whip up some winter warmers!

We've got plenty of pants, and outerwear patterns to keep you warm but there's also some easy ways to winter-ise some of our patterns that you might think of as warm-weather numbers!

Want summer things? Check out this summer roundup with inspirational makes from the community (including lots of our pants made into shorts)!

Below, I'm wearing a boiled wool Mallee Jacket with the a merino funnel-neck  Tarlee T-Shirt (the funnelneck is a Patreon bonus) with my pink linen Glebe Pants.


Extra cosy M&B Patterns

Below, Leila wears a Belmore Jacket (with the April Pattern Bonus, a lining and instructions for lining for our Belmore Jacket) with an un-released boilersuit pattern.

 Looking for cool weather fabric? Check out our blog post with places you can shop boiled wool, or this one with places to buy warm fabrics for your Shoalhaven Shacket.

Find some great pre-quilted fabrics in this blog post, or see a roundup of our outerwear patterns here.

Winter outerlayers!

  • Our Belmore Jacket, Grainger Coat, Mallee Jacket, and Shoalhaven Shacket are all very capable of keeping you cozy and warm! You can read more about them here.
  • Our Belmore Jacket, our most recent outer layer pattern, can take you from Summer to Winter, depending on your fabric choice! Our Grainger Coat was designed with quilting in mind! Available in two lengths, you can make it by quilting your own fabric, or by purchasing pre-quilted fabrics!
  • Our first outer pattern, the Mallee Jacket was designed with boiled wool in mind, and the unique raw-edge seam finish takes advantage of the non-fraying qualities of the fabric.
  • The Shoalhaven Shacket combines the best parts of shirts and of jackets and is the closest thing we have to a winter jacket! I'm wearing my double-faced wool Shoalhaven in the picture above, with my radioactive Huon Dress.


    Cool weather pants

    It's fair to say that we love pants! If you love pants too, we've certainly got options for you! We've got our tapered Birchgrove Pants, our wide-leg Glebe Pants, our Noice Jeans (which Leila is wearing above), side-pocket Sculthorpe Pants, and the diagonal side-seam Willandra Pants.

    View B of our Glebe Pants is a pleated-view where the waistband is flat at the front- it's perfect for wool (even pink wool) or corduroy!

  • We've seen lovely wool Sculthorpe Pants, and I've made wool Birchgrove Pants too! Corduroy would also be a cozy choice, like these ones from @katie_parrott and @cookinandcraftin!

  • Cosy tops and shirts

  • We've got lots of tops which work for both summer and winter- depending on the fabric chosen! Our Huon Shirt & Dress, Tarlee T-Shirt, Torrens Box Top, Waikerie Shirt & Dress can all easily move between the seasons.

  • Our Tarlee can be made from with short-sleeves and a crewneck for summer, or the long-sleeve turtleneck version can keep you cosy in winter! Above, Leila wears a turtleneck Tarlee in merino from A+R Fabrics.

  •  Wool and silk have especially lovely qualities which make them great for cool weather. A Waikerie or Huon Shirt in a silk would be lovely, and a Tarlee T-Shirt could be layered underneath for extra warmth. A wool gauze, or silk noil Torrens Box Top would also make for extra luxurious cool-weather options which could be layered over a Tarlee.


  • Above, we're both wearing the funnel-neck bonus for our Tarlee T-Shirt pattern (the funnelneck is a Patreon bonus), with Birchgrove Pants.
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