ModularME is your sewing adventure . . .

ModularME Sewing System

What is ModularME?

ModularME is a fun, systemised approach to sewing your own clothes.

What makes ModularME different?

Using just one pattern (top and dress), and the easy add-on modules, you can create a myriad of different looks and styles.
You’ll create clothes you LOVE and feel GREAT wearing!

Great news – no zips and no buttons!

This system is perfect for beginners and existing makers that want to increase confidence and skills.

ModularME is explained in this 2 minute video

ModularME Sewing Adventure Road MapThe Sewing Adventure

Making your own clothes, learning new skills and, in your own way, changing the world, should be an adventure. Why not start your own sewing adventure with ModularME?

The perfect antidote to fast fashion!

ModularME empowers makers to create garments at their own pace, in their own way, using fabrics of their choice (recycling existing garments, fabrics from their stash or using new fabric if they wish). Garments with inclusions and features that they love, garments that fit well, garments that they feel happy in!

Size range

Our base pattern is available in two size ranges: A to G and E to K (approximately 6-18 and 14 – 26).

How does it work?

Create your GO-TO Pattern
Your GO-TO Pattern fits you exactly! You can use it over and over again as a base to make a wonderful array of different garments in different styles that suit you perfectly! Follow our instructions, videos and easy to read pattern to create your perfect fit.

Use Modules
Each module will teach you a new skill AND give you a new garment! As you gain skills and confidence you will soon be combining modules to create the perfect garments for you.

ModularME around the world

5 Year Development

This system has been developed over 5 years and since 2020 the phase 1 pattern and initial test modules have been bought by:

  • more than 1900 customers
  • across 20 countries

Do you answer “heck, yes!” to any of these?

  • I’m sick of ready-made garments that never fit properly!
  • I’m struggling to find clothes that really feel like “me”!
  • I struggle to get the fit right when I sew my own clothes.
  • I don’t know where to start sewing for myself!
  • I want to control my fabric choices.
  • I want to turn my back on fast fashion and have more say in what I wear!

Then ModularME is for you!

Just look at the fun you can have with our unique Modules!

Our modules are additions to the base pattern. They are lovely styling changes designed to help you create a variety of one-off garments that you will love.

ModularME more information . . .

The ModularME is a base pattern for a very simple top or dress consisting of:

  • a front with bust darts (to create a more flattering shape than a standard box top)
  • a back
  • curved neckline with a neck facing
  • slightly extended shoulder line creating a small sleeve

The top slips over your head, so no buttons or zips required. YAY, I hear lots of people say!!!

The top is simple to sew and is a perfect project for a beginner, once they have some basic sewing machine skills.

This simple base pattern is designed to be the foundation of a multitude of different garments. Step by step, skill by skill we show you how to modify the pattern via a series of creative sewing modules!

You’ll be able to create multiple garments to suit your personal preferences and lifestyle by incorporating different modules…..make changes to match the season or the occasion!!!

The ModularME system is ideally suited to combining fabrics and creating unique garments. Let your creativity be your guide…raid your stash, swap fabrics with your friends, use up small pieces of your favourite fabrics by using them as a “HERO” on a pocket, yoke, sleeve trim, etc.

It comes with easy instructions so that you can get started at home.

Get started with the base pattern

Why not get started on this exciting journey? Who knows where it will lead?

The Story of ModularME

Hi, I’m Julie, the creator of ModularME. I am a maker from way back in the last century….ha ha! Seriously though, I have been sewing for as long as I can remember! Sewing is my thing! My tonic, my joy, my love! After a circuitous career in a range of quasi-creative pursuits, I found myself opening a sewing studio in 2012. We called it Ministry of Handmade!

Since then I have taught LOTS of people to sew clothing, accessories and soft furnishings. While accessories and soft furnishings are fairly straight forward, people seemed to struggle more with clothing. Let’s face it, making a cover (dress or top) for a body, is a lot different to make a cover for a cushion!!!

People were struggling with:

  • What shaped garments suited them
  • How to fit their own body shape
  • Sewing garments that suited their own personality and lifestyle
  • How to take a basic pattern, master it and then reinvent creatively to look different
  • Selecting patterns that matched their skill level

So, the seed of an idea stated to germinate!!!

simply sewn pattern blueWhat if I could create a simple pattern for a top, that someone could sew quickly and easily. Then, what if I started teaching how to turn that top into a dress, how to make the sleeves longer, how to add a roll collar, how to add pockets!!! Boy, I got excited! I still have my original sketches of my concepts, pencilled in a notebook while on a camping holiday on a quiet Queensland surf beach!

So the Simply Sewn Top was born in 2017. In quick succession, using my base pattern, I made ten different tops using fabrics I already had. (#tentopsintendays).

Gathering momentum

The base pattern has been used for lots of workshops since then and the project has gathered momentum.

The concept continued to grow and take on a life force of its own!! And now in 2022, we are almost ready to launch ModularME Sewing Adventure. It is way more than a pattern, it is a pattern system! (That little seed has turned into a sturdy plant that is growing branches and reaching for the sky!)

Our pattern system is designed to help people learn to sew, step by step, technique by technique…building confidence and skills along the way!

Our modules, enable makers to modify the pattern to suit themselves…add sleeves, add pockets, add a yoke, add buttons, add colour blocking…..the variations are literally limitless. And every garment created will be unique and original…..just like its maker!

The ModularME team!

While I birthed the idea, I have been encouraged and supported by two people I love dearly. Maurice, my husband, (whose computer skills, design capabilities and tenacity defy logic) has been beavering behind the scenes working on the pattern getting it ready for launch date! And Lauren, our daughter, whose sense of style, eye for detail, passion for teaching and love of the discipline of sewing, warms my heart!!

We hope you get as much joy from using the ModularME pattern as we have had creating it!