Our Favourite Animal Print Sewing Patterns

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Summer dress sewing patternsAnimal prints patterns were social status symbols before they became the timeless fashion trend of today. These patterns embody style, sophistication, versatility, and sometimes even authority. Beliefs may have changed through decades and generations, but fashion enthusiasts continue to embrace the craze.

You’ll see animal fabric patterns in almost everything people wear — coats, skirts, lingerie, dresses, and even in accessories, such as bags and watches. True enough, the design seeps its way through all seasons and occasions. And what better way to flaunt them than being in comfort and style, right?

That’s why we have listed our favourite animal print sewing patterns across our collections. You can now wear them exactly how you want in the perfect fit.


You’ll never go wrong with this feline print. Iconic for its solid black spot, its rise to fame in the 1930s gives credit to the film ‘Tarzan the Apeman.’ Many see it as the more sophisticated option of the spotted prints, when compared with other animals like the leopard.

Our cheetah print Lounge Dress sewing pattern has comfortable batwing sleeves so you can remove your bra easily while still discreet. Its multiple neckline options can take you from bed to brunch on a whim.

Thanks to the many sleeve lengths available, you won’t have to worry about the changing seasons. Oh, and have we mentioned the pockets yet? Because, yes, our lounge dress comes complete with these underrated conveniences.

Do you want to curl like a cheetah in the lounge? Do you want to walk around your party with some flair? The only answer is – yes! With the design’s relaxed fit and sophisticated cheetah pattern, your outfit will always be both comfortable and stylish.


The leopard print might rise and fall in the hall of fame, but one thing is for sure — it will never run out of style. There’s a certain sense of confidence and sexuality in this timeless feline print that you can wear in any setting. What can change, however, is how you carry it. Whether you want to dress up or down, you can never go wrong with the leopard print in our Every Me Tank (EMT) sewing pattern.

Our EMT design is perfect for every side of you as it can be a top, longline, or dress with a curved hemline and sleeveless, easy-fit silhouette. You can slip it on as a workout tank or a lunch date dress. You can even don it on a beach or shopping stroll. Either way, your style and comfort are guaranteed.


The peacock print might be the most attention-grabbing among the animal prints patterns, just as it is with the animal itself. This is what makes the peacock pattern ideal for free-spirited vibe outfits, most specifically our SeaChange Jumpsuit and Flared Shorts sewing patterns. No zippers are needed in both!

You’ll have a pull-on design with a flared underarm-hem for the SeaChange style. Either wear it free-flowing or add some shape with a belt or sash; on its own or layered with your favourite tee. The flared palazzo style leg gives plenty of ease through the body and legs, offering you a relaxed, easy fit.

As a pair of Sashay Flared Shorts, the peacock animal fabric patterns allow for a bit of sass with much comfort. Wear it in the park or on the beach. This summer staple is your perfect mix of femininity and practicality.


The snake animal fabric pattern is empowering in that the reptile symbolises a mixture of power, seduction, and sensuality. You’ll see it more often in accessories like bags and wristwatches, but it remains to be a recurring fad in clothing. And to make it even better, we’ve got just the suitable sewing animal patterns for you.

You’re sure to seize the day whether it’s warm or cool with our Songbird Jacket and Cardigan sewing pattern. Add the snake print on this timeless piece, and you’re guaranteed to be the one sporting breezy summer chic or stylish comfort any time of the year. You can go cropped, longline, or sleeveless – there’s no right or wrong here!

Still a beginner? This PDF pattern comes with extra lessons to help you learn how to outline sleeves and stabilise the shoulder for knits. You can also add pockets and drawstrings to your snake print jacket and cardigan.


The classic zebra print started off in the 1970s as an iconic pack of black stripes against a white background. It was the height of global cultural interest, and provided the wild a spotlight in the fashion world. As fashion evolved throughout the following generations, animal prints patterns also developed various styles and colours, and the best way to deploy these sewing animal patterns is with a piece that will take you on a journey of discovery and self-expression.

For this purpose alone, we are proud to present our Follow Me Knit Dress and Skirt in zebra animal fabric patterns. Rest easy with its generous coverage over your undergarments, and still enjoy the playfulness of a wrap. Your favourite stretch knit fabrics ensure your comfort and style in this piece. Choose from five sleeve options, four lengths, and various neckline styles.


Filling your wardrobe with customised pieces and sizes doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. As you go for more sustainable options, you also get to relish in your self-expression. That’s what you can expect from Pattern Emporium. If you would like to learn more about what we have available, please feel welcome to contact us today by leaving your questions and preferred information on our simple online enquiry form, and we will get back to you as fast as we can.