North American independent pattern designers

Here’s a fun way to spend a Happy Holiday Easter Weekend :D

A list of all the North American ‘independent’ pattern companies I’ve found. Except I haven’t included ones which only have 1 or 2 patterns. Or aprons, or bags, or for children, or all the patterns for historic specialists or lingerie.  Or people who re-design sweat shirts. I had to stop somewhere ! I don’t think it’s humanly possible to make a complete list – companies are always coming and going. At least one has changed URL recently. And there’s one I can’t remember the name of. So if you know any I’ve left out, please tell me.

The smaller European pattern companies I know of are listed in this blog right hand menu.

Discover new delights :D

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Akasha – Andrea Steele                        
akashaclothing.com

Alternatives – Shirley Adams
sewingconnection.com

Amy Butler
amybutlerdesign.com

Anna Maria Horner
annamariahorner.com

Back Porch Press
backporchfabrics.com

Batik Butik – the Bali collection                  
batikbutik.com

Birch Street Clothing
birchstreetclothing.com

Brensan Studios
brensan.com

Brown Paper Patterns – Barbara Allen  
brownpaperpatterns.com

Carol Lane-Saber designs
saberdesigns.cc

Christine Jonson Patterns
cjpatterns.com

Classics, The – Cecelia Podolak                        
ceceliapodolak.com

CNT Pattern Co.
cntpattern.com

Colette Patterns
colettepatterns.com

Country in the City
161.58.115.112/wearable_patterns.htm

Cutting Line Designs – Louise Cutting     
fabriccollections.com

Cynthia Guffey
cynthiaguffey.com

Dana Marie Design Co. (was Purrfection) – Dana Bontrager   
danamarie.com

Darlene Miller
darlenemillercloz4u.com

Dawn Anderson Designs
dawnandersondesigns.com

Decades of Style
decadesofstyle.com

Design and Planning Concepts – Nancy Mirman             
designandplanningconcepts.com

Dos de Tejos
dosdetejas.com

Elements – Linda Kubik
lindakubik.com

EvaDress                                                
evadress.com

Fashion Patterns by Connie Crawford
fashionpatterns.com

Fashion Sewing Group – Nancy Erickson
fashionsewing.com

Favorite Things
favoritethings.net

Folkwear Patterns
folkwear.com

Four Corners
fourcornersdesigns.com

Gail Patrice Design
gailpatrice.com

Grainline Gear – Lorraine Torrence     
lorrainetorrence.com

Great Copy                                                            
greatcopy.com

Green Pepper                                                       
thegreenpepper.com

Hot Patterns
hotpatterns.com

Indygo Junction
indygojunctioninc.com

Islander – men’s shirts
stores.intuitwebsites.com

Jalie
jalie.com

Jean Hardy – equestrian
jeanhardypatterns.com

J.Stern Designs – Jennifer Stern
cinematicweddingstory.com

June Colburn Designs
junecolburn.com

Kayla Kennington
kaylakennington.com

La Fred – Fred Bloebaum     
lafred.com

Laughing Moon – JoAnn Peterson       
lafnmoon.com

Lila Tueller Designs
lilatuellerdesigns.blogspot.com
see lower right menu

Lingerie Secrets – Jan Bones
sewinglingerie.com

LJ Designs – Lyla Messenger                   
ljdesignsonline.com

Loes Hinse Design        
loeshinsedesign.com

Lorraine Torrence Designs
lorrainetorrence.com

MacPhee Workshop – Linda MacPhee 
macpheeworkshop.com

Maggie Walker Design
maggiewalkerdesign.com

Mary’s Patterns
maryspatterns.com

My Sister’s Patterns
mysisterspatterns.com

Paisley Pincushion
paisleypincushion.com

Pamela’s Patterns
pamelaspatterns.com

Park Bench Patterns – Mary Lou Rankin 
parkbenchpatterns.com

Past Patterns – historic
pastpatterns.com

Pattern Studio – hats and gloves
patternstudio.com

Pavelka Design                       
pavelkadesign.com

Petite Plus – Kathleen Cheetham 
petitepluspatterns.com

Quilted Closet, The – Elaine Waldschmitt 
thequiltedcloset.com

Rag Merchant – Jill Mead                                  
shiboridragon.com

Ragstock – Deborah Brunner
deborahbrunner.com

RDKC – Rachel Clark     
rdkc.com
                                    
ReVisions  – Diane Ericson                     
dianeericson.com

Round Earth Publishing – martial arts and cosplay
round-earth.com

Saf-T-Pockets – Marsha McClintock                 
saf-t-pockets.com

Serendipity Studio – Kay Whitt
sewserendipity.com

Sewgrand
sewgrand.com

Sewing Workshop, The – Linda Lee     
sewingworkshop.com

Shapes – Louise Cutting and Linda Lee
sewingworkshop.com

Silhouette Patterns – Peggy Sagers  
silhouettepatterns.com
                
Stretch and Sew – Ann Person
gmidesign.com

Suitability – equestrian
suitability.com

Taylor Made Designs – Cindy Taylor Oates
taylormadedesigns.typepad.com
pattern books listed in menu at right

Textile Studio Designs
textilestudiopatterns.com
                                        
The King’s Daughters – Modest Sewing Patterns
modestsewingpatterns.com

Threadbare Patterns – for shaggy plush felt
threadbarepatterns.com

Trudy Jansen Design
trudyjansendesign.com

Tu-RIGHTS – for special needs
tu-rights.com

Unique Patterns – drafted to customer’s measurements
uniquepatterns.com

Victoria Jones Collection – Hawaiian
victoriajonescollection.com

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Have fun finding designers who share your personal style :D

With special thanks to other people who have made pattern link lists. One was from the ASG, another I saved 3 years ago has no name or source with it.

I’ve written two previous posts on independent pattern designers.
The first suggests European sources for North American patterns, plus a little about pattern magazines.
The second focusses on new generation designers.

If you want patterns for historic re-enactment or cosplay, here is a place to start : Great Pattern Review, or their earlier sources of patterns.

For a list of software companies, see my pattern making software post.

Enjoy !

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Big Companies – in case you don’t know where to find them :D

Burda (Germany)
Butterick
Kwik Sew
McCall’s
Neue Mode
Simplicity – New Look
Vogue

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Links available Easter 2011

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4 Comments on “North American independent pattern designers”

  1. GirlSpazdog Says:

    Thanks for a great list!

  2. Janis Says:

    Wow! What a great resource. Thanks so much!

  3. Jane Porter Says:

    Hi, how do you find a company to publish your pattern designs?
    thanks
    Jane


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