Marie (aka CraftyMarie) has written hundreds of craft pages across the Internet. She writes many fun tutorials mostly for adult crafters.
Sewing Projects and Patterns that Have Been Inspired by the Hunger Games Movies and Books
So you've read the book or seen the Catching Fire movie and now you're hunting for some themed Hunger Games Sewing Patterns and inspiration. This is a great resource page full of sewing and also no-sew ideas for crafting and making items from fabric. While there are no official HG patterns, I've had to get crafty to search out tutorials and stitched goodies to inspire you.
You'll find plenty of Mockingjay bird designs that you can sew (or glue if you're not that handy with a needle) as well as projects inspired by Katniss Everdeen and her love of using a bow and arrow as a weapon of choice plus Effie Trinket and her Capitol Couture style. Whether you're looking for grunge from District 12 or more Capitol Couture fashion from the likes of Effie Trinket, make sure you check out what other bloggers and crafters have created. And have fun sewing up some brilliant HG goodies.
Image is in the Public Domain from Pixabay and has been altered by the author
Costumes to Sew from The Hunger Games - You Asked for it, So Here's a List of Costume Patterns and Help
There really is a very scarce amount of info on actually sewing costumes from this popular series of books and movies. I've spent hours hunting for information online. Here are the very best costume and outfit links but remember I also have plenty of accessories for you to sew on this page too. If you have any good Hunger Games Sewing Patterns to share, please contact me.
- NEW The Katniss Cowl Sewing Pattern - Love the Cowl that Katniss wears in Catching Fire? Here's how to make your own no knit version!
- Katniss Reaping Style Dress - advice on the pattern used to create a District 12 Reaping style dress and lots of beautiful photos of the finished design.
- Different Take on the Girl on Fire Dress - not a pattern but an original Girl on Fire dress design and lots of photos and advice.
- Effie Trinket Capitol Couture Outfit - one blogger's attempt to make the outfit. Lots of blog entries with photos.
- How to Sew Gathered Darts - very useful reading when making a Katniss Everdeen reaping dress.
- Katniss Reaping Dress - one blogger's slight twist on the reaping dress design with a link to the pattern used.
- Making an Effie Trinket Costume for Halloween - lots of photos of this beautiful pale plum Effie costume.
Make Your Own Girl on Fire Fress - With this Simplicity One-Shoulder Costume Pattern
The Simplicity pattern 1737 has similar styling to the red Girl on Fire dress worn by Katniss. Make this in a shimmering red fabric to look like your favorite character. Simplicity pattern 1300 is something that you'd expect Effie Trinket to wear.
Which Hunger Games Sewing Pattern?
Tell me what type of sewing pattern you're interested in and when I next update this page, I can hunt for more of what you're looking for.
Don't forget there are tons more patterns further down the page!
Did the books or movie set your heart alight with the need to stitch something for yourself or for other fans of this popular franchise? Throughout the different sections of this page, you'll discover lots of things you can make with fabric either by sewing or even with a quick no-sew approach which will appeal to those with limited stitching skills.
Sewing Inspired by The Popular Movies and Books
- Sew Gold Silk Yo-Yo Flowers
Be just like Effie Trinket and sew beautiful silk flowers to wear in your hair, as a wrist corsage, a brooch pin or on your dress.
- Sew some Big Silk Flower Pins
Here's a handy tutorial to make some big silk flower pins to wear on your outfit.
- Capitol Fashion with No-Sew Felt Corsage
A wonderful Effie Trinket no-sew felt corsage and brooch design. Contains Effie's favorite phrase.
- Easy Bread Bag Tutorial
Bread has a bit of a symbolic theme in The Hunger Games. Gale who is the best friend of Katniss has a fresh loaf of bread for her in the very first chapter of the book. And then there is Peeta who once saved her life with a loaf of bread. Here's how
Hunger Games in Flames Pencilcase - It Makes a Great Case too for Your Small Sewing Supplies
A cute flames design pencilcase, this is a great choice for carrying all your tiny essentials for survival around! Or use it to store your essential sewing accessories including small scissors, needles, threads, fabric markers, tape measures and more.
Projects Inspired by The Mockingjay Bird
- Mockingjay Pin Tshirt Tutorial
A no sew take on making that famed Mockingjay pin as a motif on a tshirt.
- Sew a Hunger Games Messenger Bag
How to sew a messenger bag with a Mockingjay bird motif.
- Screen Printed Mockingjay Tshirt Tutorial
How to make a screen printed Mockingjay Tshirt.
- A wonderful Hunger Games Cushion
Not an actual pattern but I had to include this wonderful cushion.
- No sew Mockingjay felt pin and Headband
A cute Mockingjay bird pin or headband made from felt.
Mockingjay Pendant Necklace
Wear the mythical Mockingjay bird around your neck with this pendant on a black leather cord or hang it from a favorite bag as a charm.
The fictional Mockingjay bird has become such a huge icon for The Hunger Games and especially the Mockingjay pin motif which is what Katniss Everdeen wears herself.
Of course, there are tons of different no-sew TShirts that fans have made with the bird motif using different types of stencils and you'll find those here too amongst real sewing projects. I hope you are finding this lens page useful because it has been written with care. If you're hunting for some brilliant Mockingjay bird sewing tutorials, patterns and inspiration, you'll find what you need in this section which has included so many fun projects for you to make.
Projects Inspired by Katniss Everdeen
- No sew Girl on Fire Tshirt
Make a Girl on Fire Stencil Tshirt.
- How to Sew Gathered Darts
How to sew gathered darts which are in the reaping dress for Katniss.
- Ideas to Sew a Katniss Reaping Dress
Not a pattern but how one blogger stitched a Katniss reaping dress.
- Ideas to Sew a Girl on Fire Dress
Amazing inspiration and lots of photos on this blog to make a Girl on Fire dress. It results in a stunning design.
Katniss Everdeen Pillowcase
Perfect to help furnish a Hunger Games themed bedroom, here's a flame-tastic pillowcase featuring Katniss.
Katniss Everdeen The Archer
Katniss Everdeen is a strong character. She's had to become strong to look after her mother and her younger sister so she embodies someone much older than her teenage years. Skilled at hunting in order to find a means of food for her family and a method of earning useful items and produce in her district, it's no surprise that Katniss makes this her weapon of choice during the brutal games.
I hope you've enjoyed reading my lens or article today, thanks for your visit. You'll find a number of sewing projects here themed on Katniss or 'Catnip' as she's also known. Why not stitch a quiver to hold your own bow and arrow or just to use as a Hunger Games themed bag or backpack.
© 2012 Marie
Your Comments - Did you find some great Hunger Games Sewing Patterns?
Dancing Cowgirl Design from Texas on July 04, 2014:
I' m not to familiar with The Hunger Games.....but it does look like there are many patterns available if you are trying to create a similar look.
Genesis Davies from Guatemala on March 27, 2014:
I want a burning wedding/mockingjay dress. ;) Let me know when they have a pattern for that one!
WriterJanis2 on February 14, 2014:
My daughter is a huge fan. She would love these.
Max Wong from Singapore on December 18, 2013:
I don't know much about sewing but I love the actress in Hunger Games. She's a natural beauty!