RuthMaddockMakes

Sewing Patterns for Kids and Knitting Patterns for Kids

Hereford, United Kingdom

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Last updated on May 18, 2020

This is my Signature Collection of Sewing patterns for kids. Suitable for all children including those with sensory challenges,

Copy this link - www.ruthmaddockmakes.com/discount - and paste it into your address bar to sign up to my newsletter and get an instant 20% discount code to use on any purchase in this Etsy shop OR on my website at www.ruthmaddockmakes.com.


For my back catalogue of published knitting patterns, crochet patterns and sewing patterns please go to my other Etsy shop here: www.ruthmaddock.etsy.com

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About RuthMaddockMakes

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Welcome to Ruth Maddock Makes - Sewing Patterns to Make Kids Happy

I grew up in South London (UK) where we lived in the flat above my father’s shop.
Mum had studied pattern cutting and was also a very good dressmaker. I used to wonder why she pinned paper onto the fabric and why the clothes didn’t rustle because of it. It was a while before I realised of course that the ‘paper’ is removed - it is just a pattern to cut around!

​Those early experiences shaped me as I went on to study fashion at Art School. After completing my course, I worked as a hand knit designer creating knitting patterns for a number of women’s magazines of the time. Apart from a break when I had my children I have been designing knitwear since then. You can buy the back catalogue of my knitting and crochet patterns at www.ruthmaddock.etsy.com

​Recently I decided to go in a different direction by taking time out to complete an MA in Contemporary Crafts. For my Masters Project, I returned to my love of pattern cutting, and have created a collection of children’s clothes and downloadable PDF sewing patterns to create them. I have also had great fun designing fabrics.

​Although my clothes are suitable for all children, I have been inspired to create clothes that are also suitable for children with sensory challenges. (Sensory Processing Disorder) Children with these issues often find clothing a particular challenge.

These challenges leave them in a state of anxiety and they may find it very difficult to learn or engage socially when they are wearing ‘clothes that hurt’.

​For the families of children with this disorder, life can be
difficult. I hope that my kids sewing patterns may help in some way to provide a way forward for both parents and children.

Here is note from the mum of one of my models;


He couldn't wait to put them on. I showed him the "clothes designed and made especially for people who don't like edges or labels or scratchy bits like you, with special seams and the t-shirt that can be worn both ways so you don't have to worry about getting it wrong" he said that he'd rate them 100% amazing, and asked "Did he have to give them back?" He agreed to take them off only when I hinted that a larger size might be available and that if he was happy to model for you there might be the possibility of getting hold of some that he could keep. He said "Great clothes that don't hurt!"

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Ruth Maddock is trained in Pattern cutting, garment design and garment construction. She also has a teaching qualification and has taught Pattern Cutting and Garment Construction to Further Education Students. She recently graduated from Hereford College of Art with a Masters in Contemporary Craft (Distinction).

She is the author of two craft books:
Designer Knits
Hooked on Crochet

And has contributed to many others.

Ruth lives in a 16th century Herefordshire Farmhouse with her husband, various chickens, dogs, cats and puppies. Her four children and two grandchildren return often – sometimes for extended periods.

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  • Ruth Maddock

    Owner

    ​Hello, my name is Ruth Maddock and I design sewing patterns for children.

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  • Elly Maddock

    Hereford, England

    My daughter Elly is a talented textile designer. Sometimes we collaborate. You can see her work here https://society6.com/bloiing_

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