Sew Essential Box - October 2023


Ruri is a simple and stylish track pants sewing pattern. These relaxed, yet smart sweatpants have a slim fit and tapered and slightly cropped legs. There's an interesting pleat detail with snap fastening at the leg openings, faux fly at the front, and an elasticated waist at the back. Lovely, curved in-seam side pockets. More...

Ships starting October 2, 2023

  • Spruce Green Cotton Fleece - What's a fleece doing in a theme about ponte pants, you ask? The Ruri Sweatpants are suited for sweatshirting, so we thought we'd include an option in case you wanted a more loungewear feel. And it's one of our favorite fleeces - soft and brushed, but nicely thin and easy to sew. The color is a deep pine green and will look stylish whether you're sitting on the couch or popping on some booties for a fall day out. 
  • Navy Micro Houndstooth Ponte - This yarn-dyed jacquard weave has a tiny houndstooth print that makes it look like wool suiting and a deep navy that adds a subtle burst of color. To be honest, it doesn't look at all like a knit, and that's the point. A pair of pants in this sophisticated fabric will look exactly like dressy "hard" pants, while feeling like your favorite loungewear. Suitable for work or play, this fabric is a stunner!
  • Black Ponte de Roma - There's nothing better than a go-with-everything, wear-every day pair of black pants. And that's especially true when it's made out of a soft and supple ponte knit that looks almost exactly like dressier crepe or twill. We promise, you'll want a week's worth of these pants to wear every day! Perfect for the office or work from home, these will become an absolute wardrobe staple.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Tamra Baca
I Loved this Pattern!

This pattern and the fabric were fantastic! The pattern had such clear instructions as well as a detailed blog post to walk through all the steps. The fabric choice was nice to work with and is super comfy and seems like it will last.

Nice notions included as well! Loved it.

Shelley Tech
Pattern review

I really like the jacket and pattern. The only thing I would recommend is to have the front facing be one solid pattern piece instead of two separate pieces. This was a little confusing.

Valerie Straub
Lois Dress

I thought this was a very flattering pattern and I am pleased with how it is turning out. The lightweight cotton voile print was a good selection on Mary's part and she included everything needed so no further shopping necessary which I love. I used the included tear away product to stabilize the waist and it was easy to use. I skipped the side zipper as I didn't need it and raised the neckline for a more modest fit. I have enjoyed all my Needle Sharp boxes, love how Mary puts everything you need in there plus labels and little extras. It has helped introduce me to Indy patterns and keeps my me made wardrobe currant.

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!❤️