Mix and match with new sleeve designs

Here at Muse, we love to make patterns as versatile as possible. Giving you lots of options so there are several ways to make each design, meaning you can pick the elements that you like best and get the most value from your patterns by making them multiple times in multiple different ways. 

Since we love versatility, here's a new idea we've been playing with - mini pattern packs to mix-and-match with existing patterns!

This is the first mini pattern pack - a set of sleeve designs that can work with any of the Muse knit patterns with set-in sleeves. (Currently they'll work with the Jenna, Natalie and Gillian patterns. They'll work with other patterns we release in the future as well.) With four sleeve styles (including three brand new ones) you can mix and match to create many more looks from your Muse patterns.

Style one is a sweet, vintage-inspired petal sleeve. With a curved hem and an overlap at the top of the sleeve cap, it adds a summery touch. 

Style two has a gently gathered sleeve cap, and options for short, 3/4 or long sleeve length with a classic narrow sleeve. 

Style three is a fun and feminine flutter sleeve. With soft folds and a narrow or rolled hem, it's great fun to wear.

Style four is the classic narrow sleeve found in the Gillian and Natalie patterns. It has three length options - short, 3/4 or long.

Wondering how to use them? Why not make a Natalie top with flutter sleeves? Or a Gillian dress with a gathered sleeve? The Jenna would look cute in a light weight knit and a petal sleeve for a cardigan for spring and summer. Or if you prefer classic knit sleeves (rather than the straight sleeve design that comes with the Jenna) you can use the narrow sleeve. Play around and find combinations that work for you! 

(Curious what we paired the sample sleeves with? The first three tops are made using the Jenna pattern, and our tutorial for turning the Jenna cardi into a tshirt or pullover. The fourth is the Natalie.)

You can buy the knit sleeve pack now, for only $3 for the set of four sleeve designs! Plus for the first week the knit sleeve pack is on sale (from now until midnight on 29 April) the full sale price (less trasaction fees) will be donated to Kids Can - a charity chosen by the Muse who inspired the Jenna cardi pattern. Kids Can is a charity who provides food,clothing and basic healthcare needs to disadvantaged children.

What do you think of the idea of mini pattern packs like this? Would you use them? Should we do more? We'd love to hear what you think!


  • Muse Patterns

    Thanks Claire – glad you like it! It sounds like the idea of mini pattern packs is one that people like, so you can expect to see some more in the future….. ;-)

  • Muse Patterns

    Thanks Francesca. Glad it can help with your latest make. ;-) (Would love to see it once you’re finished!)

    Thanks also for your lovely words about the charity donations. It’s something I love to do, and it’s also a bit of a way to give back to the women who inspire the pattern designs. (And since I’m not planning on quitting my day job any time soon, I’m glad that I’m in a position where I can give something back. :-)

  • Muse Patterns

    Thanks Michelle – glad you like it! :-)

  • Michelle

    I love this idea—thanks for making this available at such a reasonable price! I’ve occasionally seen an “add-on pack” offered for a specific pattern, but this is the first time that I’ve seen someone offer this with a pack that works across multiple patterns. As Claire said, yes, some people would rather hack or frankenpattern, but personally, I prefer spend my sewing time sewing rather than doing pattern alterations, and I’d happily pay a few dollars for someone else to do those alterations for me.

  • francesca

    Brilliant idea, thank you! And perfect timing for me cos it’s going to save me drafting petal sleeves for my latest make:).
    It’s the first time I’m commenting here – just have to add that I have always been very touched and impressed that you always donate your first week’s proceeds to charity. So sweet. It gives such a good feeling in this age of greed and money mindedness…i realise of course that some pattern makers do it for a living and can’t afford to do this type of thing…..

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