As we continue to build out our paper pattern library, today The School of Making releases the Maggie Dress, Full Wrap Skirt, Alabama Sweater, Walking Cape, Unisex T-Shirt, T-Shirt Topand Baby Bundle patterns in paper versions. Previously only offered in digital forms, these patterns will add new dimension and styling options to your hand-crafted wardrobe. They round out our current collection with paper options for every single pattern we offer.

Like all of our paper patterns, these each include nested sizes XS – XXL (except for the Walking Cape and Baby Bundle, which are offered in one size).


Maggie Dress
Offering a unique design and flattering shape, the Maggie Dress and can be customized to the length of your choice, from top, to tunic, to floor-length dress.


Full Wrap Skirt
The versatile Full Wrap Skirt comes with three different skirt variations: the Full Wrap Skirt, Pull-On Skirt, and Apron Skirt, with four length options for each variation.


Alabama Sweater
The Alabama Sweater is a wardrobe staple that boasts a relaxed fit, wide v-neckline, and two sleeve options.


Walking Cape
The seasonless Walking Cape can be a basic topper worn throughout the cooler and transitional months or intricately embellished for a special occasion.


Unisex T-Shirt
This men’s and women’s style offers a classic, everyday tee option with a relaxed fit and straight cut.


T-Shirt Top
The T-Shirt Top provides a more feminine version of the classic t-shirt in a fitted version with a cinched waist.


Baby Bundle
Our Baby Bundle includes a blanket, bunny, bib, and bucket hat for baby. These projects work up quickly and make beautiful gifts. Choose to make and give one or all.

For in-depth sewing, embellishment, and appliqué instructions pair any of the patterns with our Studio Book Series.

With 15 patterns (and counting), The School of Making’s pattern collection continues to grow. (Look for more additions to our pattern collection in 2019 with four new Build a Wardrobe styles.)

Shop Studio Books + Patterns here.

P.S.: If you are a store owner and are interested in carrying our paper patterns please contact Bonnie, Wholesale Coordinator for The School of Making, at workshops (at)


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  1. Elsie

    Loved the paper patterns included in the first 3 books; so much easier than having to store tiled versions or explaining to a print shop what I want. My question is: How are the various t-shirt patterns different from the ones included in the 4 AC books I own? Thanks for making paper patterns available; now to make a big enough order to justify shipping costs on one pattern.

    1. Alabama

      Hi Elsie,

      The T-Shirt Top Pattern is featured in Alabama Studio Sewing + Design and Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns, so if you already own one of those books you will have the pattern. With our update last week, the pattern is offered a standalone paper version.

      After requests for a men’s T-shirt option, we released the Unisex T-Shirt (for men and women) as a digital, standalone pattern in 2015 with the same constructions as the T-Shirt Top. With our update last week, it is now offered in a paper version.

  2. Helen

    I am confused. If I buy the book with the cd patterns will you send me the pdf patterns? Maybe I will buy a cd drive to make it work…but I’d rather buy fabric! Thank you…love your work.

    1. Alabama

      Thank you for your comment, Helen. At this time, we do require that the book be purchased in order for us to provide access to the pdf versions of the included patterns. If you do purchase the book, I would then be able to send you the pdf patterns.