Now Available: Renfrew Top Pattern in PDF!

The Renfrew Top is the all-time best seller, out of all our sewing patterns. It’s a great basic tee with a modern fit. It comes with three different sleeve options that work with all three neckline options. I’m excited to announce today that it’s now available in PDF format!

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It’s an easy top that’s quick to make, and doesn’t require a serger to sew to get clean, professional-looking results. Now it’s even faster to make a Renfrew Top with an instantly downloadable pattern!

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The Renfrew Top was one of the most-requested patterns to see in PDF format. Plus, it’s such a great-selling pattern for us that it makes sense to make it available in both options! Thanks to everyone who’s told us what downloadable patterns you want. Eventually, we’ll have PDF options for everything, but knowing what you want gives us an idea which ones to start with.

To celebrate the launch of the downloadable Renfrew Top pattern, it’s on sale!

For the next month, the Renfrew Top PDF Pattern will be on sale for $9.98. (Normal price will be $11.98, after the sale ends July 10th.)

Download the Renfrew PDF pattern today. Which pattern would you like to see next as a PDF?

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31 Responses to Now Available: Renfrew Top Pattern in PDF!

  1. Carolyn June 10, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    Exciting news, congrats! I’ve made 13 Renfrews (including 2 maxi dresses!) and sewed them all on my regular sewing machine. I love the wearability and versatility of this pattern. Hopefully the PDF will encourage others to give it a try!

  2. Anne June 10, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    This is awesome! Is the Renfrew top only for knit fabrics? Also, is there a post on the suggested way of putting the pdfs together. With the Belcarra blouse, i cut it first and then put them together, which i think was wrong so I ended up losing the cuff piece. Thanks!

    • Tasia June 10, 2014 at 10:06 am #

      Yes, it’s only for knit fabrics. You won’t be able to pull it over your head if you use wovens!
      Trim off the margins, along the borders on each page, then tape them together as tiles. Once you have one big sheet of paper, then cut out the individual pieces. Hope this helps! Perhaps we can put together a quick how-to so we have a post to refer people to :)

      • Anne Shetty June 11, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

        Thanks Tasia! Will do that next time. I made the Belcarra without the cuff and it still looks good :-)

      • A June 17, 2014 at 12:22 am #

        I am a complete beginner and was wondering about wovens vs. knits when looking at your patterns, because I won’t be trying knits for a while! Maybe that info should go in the description so you’ll know if the pattern you’re buying is for a fabric you want to work with.

  3. Emily June 10, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    I would love to have the Cambie dress as a PDF! I really want to purchase it, but the shipping is too expensive.

    • Tasia June 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

      Thanks Emily! Depending on where you live there may be a retailer that is closer, to help with shipping costs:
      And it is on our list for making a PDF, near the top in fact!

  4. Roni Arbel June 10, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    Minoru Jacket!

    I’m so happy to read PDF pattern will be available for all of your designs!

    • Tasia June 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

      One by one, we’ll get them all done! :) Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. Jo June 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    I’m not sure what’s best to release next, I just know this is genius! I’ll link to my renfrew mods list where lots of cool people have taken this versatile pattern and had a play with it. I know I’m going to be making loads more renfrews :)

  6. Jo June 10, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Oops, here we go :)

    I reckon you should do a renfrew booster pack where you add a few simple options for variations! E.g collar/neckline details :)

    • Tasia June 11, 2014 at 9:00 am #

      Thanks for re-posting the link – I bet a ton of people who’ve just bought the PDF pattern will be checking it out!

  7. Carole June 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    Fantastic, I’ve just bought it! I don’t know which I prefer, paper or PDF patterns. I love the paper pattern for its little package and instruction booklet (it’s a bit like opening a present!) and the downloads because you have them forever in all the sizes and if you mess up and cut the wrong size you can simply cut another.
    I would like the Pendrell Blouse, or Robson coat next please :D

    • Tasia June 11, 2014 at 9:00 am #

      Thank you! I agree, there are benefits to both formats. It depends on what’s most important to you at the time!

  8. Pins, Patterns and Polish June 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Cordova jacket! I know you guys are in summer but in the southern hemisphere a jacket would be great right about now!
    I think the pdf idea is brilliant.

  9. Taz June 10, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    I’m super happy your patterns are available as PDFs now, as someone who lives in Australia shipping is pretty expensive so PDF patterns are a godsend for me!

    • Tasia June 11, 2014 at 8:59 am #

      Awesome! I had a feeling it would be international readers that are most excited about PDF patterns!

  10. Marissa June 10, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    Will you be doing a Renfrew sew along?

    • Tasia June 11, 2014 at 9:02 am #

      We have a handful of Renfrew-related sewing posts here – just scroll down to the Renfrew section!
      Most of what you need should be covered in those posts! No formal sew-along but a lot of additional free information.

  11. Helen June 11, 2014 at 1:46 am #

    I vote Cambie too!

    • Tasia June 11, 2014 at 9:02 am #

      Thanks Helen!

  12. Fabric Tragic June 11, 2014 at 4:14 am #

    That’s great news! There’s a reason it’s such a best seller! I’ve just made my favourite version ever….

    • Tasia June 11, 2014 at 9:03 am #

      It’s fantastic – I love the bow!

  13. Kristin S June 11, 2014 at 6:11 am #

    Yay for more PDFs! Tofino pants, Hollyburn skirt and Pendrell blouse would be my next picks. I wouldn’t want to have to piece together a pattern with a gazillion pages but I am guessing these wouldn’t be too bad.

    • Tasia June 11, 2014 at 9:04 am #

      I know eh? Something like the Robson Coat will be so many pages to assemble. Blouses and skirts are better! (But we’ll still work on them all, even the big ones!)

      • Tracy June 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

        If you can offer a large scaled version for the print shop, that would be perfect for something like the Robson Coat or the Cambie Dress :)

  14. Claire June 11, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    Voting for Cambie as well. I have been drooling over that dress for the longest time!

  15. Jessica w June 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    will you offer the PDF at a cheaper rate for those who have already bought the paper pattern?

  16. Nenny June 11, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    I really really looking forward to see Gabriola skirt in pdf..! I’ve been eyeing the pattern for some times, but the shipping fee to my place just out of my budget. So, please please make the Gabriola skirt in pdf.

  17. Reina June 12, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    I’m off to buy the Renfrew PDF! I would love to see the Cambie dress in PDF next.

    I bought the Renfrew paper pattern during your birthday sale but haven’t gotten around to it yet… would it be super weird to give it away on my blog?

  18. Anne Shetty June 16, 2014 at 7:49 am #

    Hollyburn skirt pls.. Summer is almost here in Vancouver – feeling hopeful (i know, we just had thunders last night) and I’d like a shorter version to wear with the Belcarra :-) I could imagine how pretty it is!