Sew Essential Box - February 2023


With saddle shoulder details and a V neckline, snuggle up in comfort with either the long-line boyfriend style paired with your favorite jeans, or go for some vintage flair with the cropped version worn over the top of your favorite 50s sundress.

The Juniper Cardigan has you covered on those chilly Spring and Autumn nights with long or 3/4 sleeve options; it's also the perfect canvas for color and pattern blocking. Juniper has it all: for the ultimate customized cardigan use different colors and patterns to show off the saddle shoulder detail, as well as the separate waistband, sleeve cuffs and neckline pieces. More...

Ships starting February 2, 2023

  • Cornflower Blue Laguna Jersey - On Jennifer Lauren Handmade's site, they specifically namecheck Laguna Jersey as ideal for this sweater, so we knew exactly where to look for this box. And we just fell in love with this blue! Dreamy, light, with just the right amount of color, it's the blue that goes with just about anything without being a straight neutral. And in a cotton spandex mix, it's utterly wearable throughout the year. The fabric has great recovery and will transform into an amazing layering piece for the end of winter and beyond! 
  • Gray Marled Hatchi Knit - If you haven't heard of hatchi knit, that's no surprise. It's only really appeared on the market in the last decade, and the name is hardly descriptive. But at its core, it's a sweater knit with a looser weave than jersey and a soft, semi-fluid drape. That makes it a great choice for this cardigan, with its slim fit and light weight. The yarn-dyed knit, mottled with white and black, is incredibly soft, with a brushed hand and great stretch. The addition of spandex also gives it good recovery. A great neutral and a great knit!
  • Spotted Peach Cotton Spandex Jersey - The same substrate as the laguna cotton jersey, this fabric has been printed with an adorable spotted pattern. A light peach background covered in darker orange spots, this knit is playful without being too kitsch, and we absolutely love it. The peach color is light and soft, a good starting place for any outfit, and it will layer on top of turtlenecks, tanks, and dresses with ease. The cotton spandex mix is wearable and soft, and perfect for year round wear!

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!