No Patterns Needed: DIY Couture from Simple Shapes

Rosie Martin


If you want to sew your own clothes but are put off by the idea of cutting out pattern pieces covered with dotted lines and symbols, this is the book for you. Using Rosie Martin’s innovative method, you begin with nothing but a rectangle, circle or triangle of fabric and some basic body measurements.

Next, follow the detailed step-by-step photographs and diagrams to complete your garment. You’ll need a sewing machine, but no special equipment or expensive fabrics. With plenty of variations suggested, you can play with the designs to make garments exactly the way you want them.

Creator Bio

Rosie Martin is the director of creative fashion label DIY Couture, which showcases her signature method of explaining sewing with colourful, visual instructions. Rosie also runs clothes-making workshops in London. She has also styled and made costumes for music videos on both sides of the Atlantic and is the author of DIY Couture: Create Your Own Fashion Collection.

Price £19.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 18 July 2016
Pages 208
Height 245mm
Width 210mm
Illustrations 850 colour images
ISBN-13 9781780678283