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Sewing Patterns for Children with Autism or Sensory Challenges

Ruth Maddock Makes creates autism and sensory friendly kids sewing & knitting patterns - available from her website as paper patterns or digital downloads.

HEREFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE, UK, May 16, 2018 / -- Designer Ruth Maddock from Ruth Maddock Makes has released a new collection of sewing and knitting patterns for children.

The inspiration for the collection comes from the children’s question ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ and each of the garments is showcased in exclusively designed fabric following this theme. (These fabrics are available to order separately from her shop at

While studying for an MA in Contemporary Craft Ruth Maddock investigated the concept of ‘Designing for Happiness’ and the result of this was the creation of a children’s clothing line that would suit all children including those with sensory processing disorder (SPD) who often find commercially made clothes itchy, scratchy, difficult or confusing.

For many children, 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’.

Children with SPD may also be on the Autistic Spectrum or have other diagnoses.

The garments Ruth Maddock has created all feature external seams, soft fabrics, and can be worn either way round for those children who struggle with getting dressed.

The patterns range in price from £3.50 to £14.95 (GBP) and are available on the website at

‘Ruth Maddock Makes create clothes to make kids happy.’

‘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!"’ (Ruth Zuleika Cameron-Swan)


More information about SPD and Ruth Maddock’s MA journey can be found on the website
To contact her or for an interview please email
Media high-res photos are available upon request.

Ruth Maddock
Ruth Maddock Makes
+44 (0) 1885488103
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