Seamwork has a catalog of over 200 sewing patterns spanning more than 10 years. Sometimes patterns will be updated to meet our current design standards. You always have access to the patterns that you purchased or downloaded. To get any pattern updates, just download the pattern one more time from your downloads library.
To read about patterns with technical or instructional updates, please see our errata pages.
For pattern naming conventions, keep reading.
Pattern Name Changes
Here at Seamwork, we use people’s names for our pattern designs. Whenever we can, we name patterns after our Seamwork Ambassadors, who are inspiring makers that work closely with our team to help give feedback, share projects, and connect with our worldwide community of Seamworkers. If a pattern is named after an ambassador, you’ll find that ambassador’s information on our product page, and we’ll introduce them to you in the magazine and on our social media.
Our naming conventions have not always been associated with people’s names. In the past, we have named patterns after places and themed collections (such as sweets and flowers collections). We have also responded to community requests to address cultural appropriation in pattern naming conventions, and as a result, some of our past patterns have either been renamed or pulled from the catalog. You can find those patterns listed below.
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To download corrected and updated pattern files, just go to your patterns library.
We do not often retire patterns, but with a catalog that spans over 10 years, some files are not workable and patterns will be retired when they cannot be updated or we do not plan to update the design.