Nun’s Habits, Clergy Apparel... Duplicate & Alter

Nun's habit made for the Sisters of Notre Dame (SND) made by SewNwau

SewNeau makes nun’s habits for the Sisters of Notre Dame (SND) (black) and for the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart (white). Each sister from both orders provided an existing habit for use as a pattern for the duplicates we made.

Nun's habit in blue made by SewNeau Nun's habit for the Oblate Sisters of Sacred Heart made by SewNwau

Nun’s habits are made to order, one at a time. After the first nun’s habit is made and correct fit is confirmed, the sister may order additional habits for herself at any time simply by contacting us.

Nun’s habits provided to SewNeau for use as a pattern will be disassembled by us. It is critically important SewNeau do this (not the customer) so that the proper order of assembly is known when the duplicate habit is made. The original habit can be reassembled upon request.

Newly Formed Religious Community?

Newly formed religious orders inquiring about nun’s habits will need to provide SewNeau a sewing pattern or existing garment (for use as a pattern) for each individual seeking this service.

In all cases the fabric and notions must also be provided when the order is placed. If yardage and or notions requirements are unknown, SewNeau can help determine them.

Blurred Faces? The sisters modeling their habits graciously granted SewNeau the privilege to show them on In exchange they requested their identities not be revealed.


Alteration services for religious clothing, accessories and Clergy apparel of all types including, Nun's habits, vestments and robes are also provided by SewNeau.


Estimates are provided at no cost by SewNeau for the making of Clergy apparel and religious clothing as well as for their repair and alteration. Contact us for an estimate. All work we perform may be picked-up at our shop during normal business hours. Shipping (if any) is always additional.

Also Serving Secular Needs

SewNeau is a full-service alterations business. Our work is not limited to religious clothing, habits vestments and robes. We provide general sewing and alteration services, tailoring repair and sewing alterations and specialize in custom-fitting formal dresses and gowns.