Sew Essential Box - January 2023


Dubbed "secret pyjamas" by our makers, the V-neck jumpsuit has a relaxed fit with a dropped crotch, buttons at the front, and 3/4 length sleeves. It features pockets in side seams and an optional belt. More...

Ships starting January 3, 2022

  • Brick Red Cotton Twill - There's something about coveralls that makes me lean towards muted colors. But I love the idea of the fabric being so loved and so worn that it starts to age a bit. This red fits perfectly with that idea - slightly faded, on the darker and softer side. The color is earthy and humble, but in the best way possible. Paired with a medium weight, flexible drape, and thin hand, this fabric will sew up into a fabulous jumpsuit that lives up to its secret pajamas name. We guarantee you'll love it!
  • Wheat Cotton Linen Blend - Traditional coveralls are a blank canvas, the thing you put on to protect your "good clothes" where you don't mind some paint or dirt on it. So, it seemed wholly appropriate to use a lighter color as one of our options, a fabric that can reflect its wear and tear with you, like a living object. Light and neutral, this linen blend is soft, supple, and breathable, and it will feel amazing to wear, no matter what you throw at it!
  • Storm Blue Cotton Twill - The color of this cotton twill is somewhere between a dark gray and a green-blue, reminding us of cold lakes and twilight skies in the wintertime. That makes it a wonderful choice for January sewing (and beyond!). Neutral yet not boring, this cotton twill is thin, breathable, and flexible. It will give you a very similar look to the sample made in the photos, meaning it will be an instant classic in your handmade wardrobe!

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
nancy pollard
the perfect box for serious sewist.

Needlesharp provides a beautifully curated box for sewing a garment. I love that the fabric is matched to the pattern. The tread and needle is matched to the fabric and all extra notions are included in the box. I have made many garments from these boxes and I am so proud of all of them. I have also discovered new fabrics and patterns that I might not have found on my own.

Zoe is my blouse!

Such an easy pattern and it looks so pretty on. Will be making another one very soon!! Loved the box and the beautiful rayon challis in burgundy. Such a treat and would have never bought this pattern. Thank you for such a great experience!❤️

Still learning after all these years
A few problems

I am struggling with the pattern. The instructions are confusing to say the least. Fabric is great.

Kristine Gorham
Good box, but could be improved.

Not enough interfacing included, had to purchase more to finish dress. Also, the 'extra' was a card stock bookmark. Kind of silly and not needed. Hoping more for sewing notions. Great fabric and presentation though! Just needed enough interfacing and better 'extra' item.

Sewing in FL
My best make yet!

I recently finished my Wilder dress in Burnt Sienna Monstera Print Rayon Poplin from the Sew Essential box and I can’t rave enough about this kit! The fabric is beautiful and incredibly high quality, and since I wear a smaller size I have enough left over to make a True Bias Ogden cami, too! The included thread matches beautifully. And I enjoyed making the Wilder pattern so much that I’ve also used it to make three Wilder blouses. Just the pattern and project materials are a great value, but with my extra yardage and multiple pattern usages it’s a steal. I’ve bought a few Needle Sharp kits and am always blown away by the quality and style of the fabric and choice of patterns. Can’t wait for my next project!