Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Back To School With The Pattern Patter Team

It's those words that every kid hates!  "Back to School!"  School starts this week where I live!  So unfair!  I'm glad I'm not a kid. :)  Maybe you can make it a little less painful for your tykes with some fun back to school patterns from the Pattern Patter Team?

 The Granny Squared
Vogue 1959
This cute busy book pattern from The Granny Squared will teach some valuable skills!  The fun pictures and colorful animals as well as the interactive pages are great for a youngster.

Simplicity 9473
How about these cute separates and a fun backpack from team member Neverwares?

McCall's M5824

 Here are some really lovely laptop cases and accessories from Cloe's Closet.  Why not make your own?  (Also available at Bluetree Sewing Studio!)

Simplicity 4391

More laptop and electronics bags from Pengy Patterns.

Vogue 1557

Also from Cloe's Closet, these adorable school-themed room decor items!  

McCall's 7524

Also for the younger set, this great alphabet book from Vogue Vixens.
Simplicity 3889

Keepsake Studio has this lovely and handy pattern with 5 laptop bags and sleeves in one pattern!

Simplicity 4391

More lovely messenger bags, laptop bags, and electronics cases from Vintage Needle Finds.

McCall's 2933

These cross-body backpacks from Fragolina are pretty nifty!  I never wanted a "normal" backpack when I was in school.  A creative teen can make their own and not have some drab store-bought bag. :)

McCall's 4727
This girls' accessories pattern from Grey Dog Vintage has some nice options for back to school, including purse, backpack, and cute ponchos for a chilly classroom. :)

And of course, no back-to-school entry would be complete without some SCHOOL CLOTHES!

How about some of these cute patterns for those school days?

Burda 5608
Find Crafty Patterns has this cool kids' jacket with a handy pocket in the back.

McCall's 3423

A tot can keep neat at craft time, and keep those art supplies close at hand with these fun aprons from The Granny Squared.

Simplicity 4897

Super-cool boho looks for tweens and teens with this pattern from Lady Diamond 86.

Simplcity 7933
These jumpers would be fun for any school girl.. from Bluetree Sewing Studio.

McCall's 9266

These easy basic pants, shirts, and hats are great for any kid's Back to School wardrobe, from Redcurlz's Patterns

McCall's 6122

These adorable looks from Pattern Memories are perfect for School Portrait Day!

Advance 9953
Speaking of School Portrait Day, how about these amazing vintage blazers for your fashion plate son?  From Vienna's Grace.

Butterick 6364

Mix-and-Match made easy with these versatile jumpers, dresses, and blouses from Wit's End Design.

Vogue 2758

Clutterina suggests this cute schoolgirl suit featuring boxy jacket and pleated skirt.

Simplicity 9174

Easy teen boys' looks from Lonestar Blondie.

McCall's 2744

Roma's Maison has these adorable dresses and school outfits with novelty pockets!

Simplicity 8946

People Packages has these great sweatsuits.  I wore these all the time when I was a kid.

Well, that's all for now!

What are your favorite back to school memories?  What did you wear on the first day of school?  :)


  1. Great ideas! I love the vintage little girls' outfits - pleated skirts or full skirts. My students always wore jeans - and school started August 1st here. So very glad that I don't have to go - retirement is so much more relaxing.....

  2. Cute. I love the girl's tunic and drew with the front pocket!!

  3. Fun...I do think little ones are cute in slightly more dressed-up looks. I remember wearing a skirt to first grade (but I had shorts on underneath so no one could see my knickers on the jungle gym!).

  4. Love the looks. My daughter starts preschool this year and all she wants are dresses and skirts. Spending a lot more time at the sewing machine these days since she has been going through my pattern stash.

  5. Thank goodness I sew as my daughter never liked anything in the "back to school" clothing sections of our local stores. Multi sized patters are great as favorite styles can grow with your child. :)

  6. I loved getting new shoe shoes when I was much younger!