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Manila

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Skill Level Guide

We created our skill levels according to the techniques required to sew each pattern, but our patterns will teach you everything so don't be afraid to sew above your skill level!

Beginner

Beginner sewing patterns teach the most foundational sewing techniques. These patterns focus on the basics like sewing and finishing straight and curved seams, hemming, and simple shaping methods such as darts and gathers. In addition, beginner patterns omit closures, making them perfect if you are new to sewing or are looking for a quick and easy make.

Advanced Beginner

Advanced Beginner sewing patterns expand on the skills learned at the beginner level, helping you to build confidence and range as a sewer. You'll find simple knitwear projects, bias tape finishing techniques, and begin to explore closures at this skill level.

Intermediate

Intermediate level sewing patterns focus on more precision sewing. In this skill level, you'll learn specialty closures. Intermediate patterns also introduce the skills needed for simple lingerie and athletic wear projects.

Advanced

Advanced sewing patterns require great precision and time investment. You'll find tailored pieces in this category with elevated details like bound buttonholes and welt pockets.

Downloadable digital pattern

Our Manila pattern has been discontinued.

  • Fabric & Supplies

    A knit fabric with at least 25% 4-way stretch, such as jersey, ponte, French terry, rib, or double knit, or knit activewear fabrics.

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    All-purpose polyester sewing thread, 2 yards of 1" knit elastic, a scrap or fat quarter of a lightweight knit fabric for the cuff lining (this could be the same as your main fabric).

    Refer to size chart for amount of fabric needed for your size.

    XS – 3XL

  • Sizing & Fit

    Our Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and our Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5'8" (172 cm).

    XS – 3XL

  • Details

    This pattern is a digital download. When you purchase a PDF pattern from Seamwork, your new pattern will be stored in your download library, where you can download it as many times as you like.

    Our pattern PDFs are layered for easier printing.

    Print-at-home files, copy shop files, and instructions. See contents file in download for detailed descriptions.

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