August is here and that means sewing for school is in full swing! There are so many great patterns for back to school sewing, and today we are going to take a look at some of our favorites!
There are so many great patterns for back to school sewing, and choosing the right ones for you will depend on what you’re looking for. You might love a vintage vibe for classic back to school dresses, or maybe your child wants somethings modern and trendy, or you might value easy to wear comfort over everything. Whichever style suits your taste, Boo and Lu has some perfect patterns for you! This is a roundup of our admin and testers’ favorite sews for the start of a new school year.
Let’s take a look at some great patterns for school clothes!
Robin and Cedar
Boo and Lu released two new patterns for Back to School 2023: Robin and Cedar. Robin features a classic swing dress or top silhouette, with beautiful V-neck and gathered front, and three sleeve options. Robin is drafted for knit fabric. Cedar is a dress or t-shirt and skirt separates set, with a pretty bodice ruffle detail option, and an elastic waist skirt with a ruffle and faux drawstring. Cedar’s top is drafted for knit fabric, and the skirt can be made in knit or woven. Both Robin and Cedar are classic and comfortable, perfect for every day wear.
Wren and Fawn
From the Back to School 2022 collection, Wren and Fawn are gorgeous vintage inspired designs, perfect for anyone who loves a modern take on a traditional aesthetic for back to school. Wren features a beautiful gathered bodice, delicate collar, and charming pocket options. Fawn can be worn as a dress or pinafore, with a pretty color-block front option, and sweet side bows. Fawn looks perfect layered over Wren. Both are drafted for woven fabrics.
Timber Wolf and Olive
Timber Wolf and Olive are must-have staples for every wardrobe. A quick sew unisex pattern, Timber Wolf has options for a simple tee, yoke style swing dress, colorblocking, ruffle detail, and a hood. With so many options you can make Timber Wolf for any child again and again. Olive is a classic dress or shirt, perfect for every day wear. Olive features two skirt styles, multiple sleeve options, and pockets! Both Timber Wolf and Olive have unlined bodices so they are quick to sew, and both are drafted for knit fabrics.
Tamarack and Powell
These two shirt patterns are incredibly versatile because they can be made as shirts or sweatshirts. Tamarack has a raglan sleeve, neckband or hood, color blocking, and ruffle options. Powell has a drop shoulder style sleeve, is relaxed fitting, has loads of color block options, and a scuba style hood. With these two hoodie patterns you’ll be able to make any shirt or sweatshirt your child wants! Both patterns are unisex and drafted for knit fabric.
Coffee and Pumpkin
Ideal for layering, the Coffee cardigan and Pumpkin pullover will help transition all your summer makes into Fall. Coffee is a curved front cardigan with multiple sleeve lengths and sweater lengths, and includes the option of a beautiful gathered back. Pumpkin is a cropped pullover with a neckband or hood, gorgeous bishop sleeves, and multiple bodice options. Both are drafted for knit fabric, and are the perfect layering pieces for over all those summer dresses!
Willow and Rowan
Amazing on their own, and fantastic when paired, the Willow shirt and Rowan shorts are sure to make your kids and teens happy! Willow is a fun and trendy dolman tee with multiple sleeve lengths, a twist front, and thumbhole cuffs on the long sleeves! Rowan is a unisex shorts pattern with multiple lengths, a relaxed fit, mid rise, and pockets! These two patterns are both drafted for knit, and are so comfortable your kids will be reaching for them daily.
There are so many great patterns for back to school sewing to choose from, and this is just a small collection. To browse all the patterns, click here. I hope this helps you get some ideas of some wonderful patterns to use to start building your child’s back to school wardrobe!
And as a bonus, make sure you check out the FREE tutorial for reusable sandwich, snack, and pencil bags, which you can find here!