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.

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Akasha – Andrea Steele               

Alternatives – Shirley Adams

Amy Butler

Anna Maria Horner

Back Porch Press

Batik Butik – the Bali collection         

Birch Street Clothing

Brensan Studios

Brown Paper Patterns – Barbara Allen

Carol Lane-Saber designs

Christine Jonson Patterns

Classics, The – Cecelia Podolak               

CNT Pattern Co.

Colette Patterns

Country in the City

Cutting Line Designs – Louise Cutting

Cynthia Guffey

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

Darlene Miller

Dawn Anderson Designs

Decades of Style

Design and Planning Concepts – Nancy Mirman    

Dos de Tejos

Elements – Linda Kubik


Fashion Patterns by Connie Crawford

Fashion Sewing Group – Nancy Erickson

Favorite Things

Folkwear Patterns

Four Corners

Gail Patrice Design

Grainline Gear – Lorraine Torrence

Great Copy                                                   

Green Pepper                                              

Hot Patterns

Indygo Junction

Islander – men’s shirts


Jean Hardy – equestrian

J.Stern Designs – Jennifer Stern

June Colburn Designs

Kayla Kennington

La Fred – Fred Bloebaum

Laughing Moon – JoAnn Peterson

Lila Tueller Designs
see lower right menu

Lingerie Secrets – Jan Bones

LJ Designs – Lyla Messenger          

Loes Hinse Design

Lorraine Torrence Designs

MacPhee Workshop – Linda MacPhee

Maggie Walker Design

Mary’s Patterns

My Sister’s Patterns

Paisley Pincushion

Pamela’s Patterns

Park Bench Patterns – Mary Lou Rankin

Past Patterns – historic

Pattern Studio – hats and gloves

Pavelka Design              

Petite Plus – Kathleen Cheetham

Quilted Closet, The – Elaine Waldschmitt

Rag Merchant – Jill Mead                         

Ragstock – Deborah Brunner

RDKC – Rachel Clark
ReVisions  – Diane Ericson            

Round Earth Publishing – martial arts and cosplay

Saf-T-Pockets – Marsha McClintock        

Serendipity Studio – Kay Whitt


Sewing Workshop, The – Linda Lee

Shapes – Louise Cutting and Linda Lee

Silhouette Patterns – Peggy Sagers
Stretch and Sew – Ann Person

Suitability – equestrian

Taylor Made Designs – Cindy Taylor Oates
pattern books listed in menu at right

Textile Studio Designs
The King’s Daughters – Modest Sewing Patterns

Threadbare Patterns – for shaggy plush felt

Trudy Jansen Design

Tu-RIGHTS – for special needs

Unique Patterns – drafted to customer’s measurements

Victoria Jones Collection – Hawaiian

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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)
Kwik Sew
Neue Mode
Simplicity – New Look

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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?

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