Let’s talk about school uniforms!

I’m proud to host here today one of the sweetest sewing blogger I know, one of the first I virtually met during my blogging journey. She has a great taste in choosing sewing patterns, has a great technique (that’s improving day-by-day sewing dolls clothes too) and a gorgeous growing daughter/model… Drumroll please… enter Amy @SewsNBows:


I’m Amy from SewsNBows! I’m here to chat about some of the best PDF sewing patterns for school uniforms and accessories. My goal is to get you prepared to sew up a storm for back to school.

If you don’t have enough time to get it all done, just pin this post.

Pinning it is practically the same thing as doing it, right?!

The Best PDF Patterns for Sewing School Uniforms

School Uniform Patterns: Tops

My top 3 picks for shirts should keep your littles well dressed all school year.


Stellars Vest from Elegance & Elephants

Stellar's Vest & Dress pattern from E&E | Best Sewing Patterns for School Uniforms

Sleeveless v-neck vest with banded arm holes. Perfect to throw over a polo or button up top. Goes up to size 10.


Prepster Pullover by Blank Slate Patterns

Prepster Pullover by Blank Slate Patterns | Best School Uniform Patterns

Mandarin collar with button placket, back yoke, and short or long sleeves. Includes sleeve tab and pocket options. Up to size 8.


Classic Polo by PeekABoo Patterns


Long or short sleeved polo with collar & button placket. Unisex and easily customizable. Up to size 12.

School Uniform Patterns: Bottoms

These 3 patterns will give you the most variation for your money, while staying within the dress code.


Classic Chinos by Peekaboo Patterns

Classic Chinos | School Uniform Patterns

The perfect khaki pants pattern for school uniforms. Also includes shorts length chinos. Up to size 12.


Beach Bum Bermudas by Peekaboo Patterns

Bermuda Shorts by Peekaboo Patterns | Best School Uniform Patterns

A more casual alternative to chino shorts. Up to size 8.


Betty Skirt by Shaffer Sisters

Betty Skirt by Shaffer Sisters | best PDF Patterns for School Uniforms

This skirt has a deep yoke with pleated or gathered option. Also includes a button placket variation. Up to size 16.

Layering Patterns

These patterns will help transition your school uniform wardrobe in between seasons.


Basic Leggings by Serger Pepper

Basic Leggings pattern from Serger Pepper | Best PDF Patterns for Back To School


V-neck cardigan by PeekABoo Patterns

V-neck Cardigan pattern from Peekaboo Patterns

This is a nice cardigan to wear in the classroom and keeps little arms warm. Up to size 12.



The Tie Pattern from Peaches & Peanuts

This tie pairs nicely with a polo or button up. Also includes adult size and instructions to properly knot a tie.


Buccaneer BBall Shorts from Patterns for Pirates

Buccaneer BBall Shorts from Patterns For Pirates | Best PDF Patterns for Back To School

Basketball style shorts with curved or straight legs, panel piping or stripes, and faux or working drawstring waistband. These will look great in gym class!


Backpack for Toddlers by Filles a Maman

Backpack For Toddlers pattern, Filles a Maman

For smaller kids, this backpack is perfect for back to school! Pattern includes 2 versions.


Love Your Lunchbox from Gingercake

Love Your Lunchbox pattern from Gingercake | best Back To School Sewing Patterns

Handy lunchbox pattern with bonus snack pouch.

If you want to get a head start on fall and winter wardrobe planning, check out this free printable checklist from Gracious Threads.

Hope this helps you get geared up to sew. You might like some of my sewing boards on Pinterest. That’s where I pin all the things I want to sew…but never get around to making. Thanks for having me over, Irene!


… thanks for being here, Amy <3

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