North American independent pattern designers update

Here’s an update of the list of North American ‘independent’ pattern companies. This is now updated with new companies whenever I come across them.

I haven’t included companies 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.

The European and Australian pattern companies I know of are listed in this blog right hand menu (click on red header to get to main blog if the menu isn’t showing – though you’ll loose this post if you do that !).

There are many exciting pattern discoveries :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

Barb Originals
barboriginals.com

Birch Street Clothing
birchstreetclothing.com

Bootstrap Fashion – download patterns up to 34W with some size customisation, can be altered in Adobe Illustrator
bootstrapfashion.com

Boutique Chic – see Serendipity Studio

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

Controlled Exposure – outdoor gear
controlledexposure.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

Disparate Disciplines
disparatedisciplines.com

Elements – Linda Kubik, especially for handwoven fabrics
lindakubik.com

Encore Designs - Debbie Walkowski
voguefabricsstore.com

EvaDress
evadress.com

Fashion in Harmony – bias cut designs from Julianne Bramson
fashioninharmony.com

Fashion Patterns by Connie Crawford
fashionpatterns.com

Fashion Sewing Group – Nancy Erickson
fashionsewing.com

Favorite Things
favoritethings.net

Fehr Trade – workout wear
fehrtrade.com

Fit for Art Patterns -
shop.fitforartpatterns.com

Folkwear Patterns
folkwear.com

Four Corners
fourcornersdesigns.com

Gail Patrice Design
gailpatrice.com

Grainline Gear – Lorraine Torrence
lorrainetorrence.danamcoweb.com

Great Copy
greatcopy.com

Green Pepper – active outdoor wear
thegreenpepper.com

Hot Patterns
hotpatterns.com

Indygo Junction
indygojunctioninc.com

Islander – mainly men’s shirts
stores.intuitwebsites.com

Jalie
jalie.com

Jamie Christina
jamiechristina.com

Jean Hardy – equestrian
jeanhardypatterns.com

J.Stern Designs – Jennifer Stern
cinematicweddingstory.com

Kayla Kennington
kaylakennington.com

Kosher Patterns
kosherpatterns.com

La Fred – Fred Bloebaum
lafred.com

Laughing Moon – JoAnn Peterson
lafnmoon.com

Liesl & Co. – easy download patterns from Liesl Gibson
oliverands.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

Loes Hinse Studio– recent patterns
casualelegancefabric.com

Lorraine Torrence Designs
lorrainetorrence.danamcoweb.com

MacPhee Workshop – Linda MacPhee
macpheeworkshop.com

Maggie Walker Design
maggiewalkerdesign.com

Mary’s Patterns
maryspatterns.com

Material Things – Cecelia Podolak
ceceliapodolak.com

Megan Nielsen – including maternity
megannielsen.com/

My Sister’s Patterns
mysisterspatterns.com

Paisley Pincushion
paisleypincushion.com

Pamela’s Patterns
pamelaspatterns.com

Paradiso Designs – Cheryl Kuczek
paradisodesigns.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
quilterswarehouse.com

Rag Merchant – Jill Mead
shiboridragon.com

Rainshed – camping gear
therainshed.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

Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick – petite patterns, paper or download
sbccpatterns.com

Seamster
seamsterpatterns.com

Serendipity Studio – Kay Whitt
sewserendipity.com

Sewaholic patterns pear-shape sizing, sew-alongs. Best pattern company at Pattern Review in 2012.
sewaholic.net

Sew Chic – retro
sewchicpatterns.com

Sewgrand
sewgrand.com

Sewing Workshop, The – Linda Lee
sewingworkshop.com

Sewn Square One Patterns
sewnsquareone.com

Shapes – Louise Cutting and Linda Lee
sewingworkshop.com

Silhouette Patterns – Peggy Sagers
silhouettepatterns.com

Sisboom – downloadable pdf patterns
sisboom.com

Storm Mountain Designs – active outdoor gear
therainshed.com

Stretch and Sew
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

Thread Theory – download patterns for men
threadtheory.ca

Tina Givens – paper and download
tinagivens.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

Victory Patterns – Kristiann
victorypatterns.com

Wearing History – 30s and 40s
wearinghistorypatterns.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. And thanks to all who post at Pattern Review.

I’ve written some 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 (reviews only – recommendations and warnings), or their earlier sources of patterns (links).

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

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9 Comments on “North American independent pattern designers update”

  1. Carol Says:

    Thanks so much for the list of independant pattern makers. Much appreciated!

  2. Bela Saudade Says:

    Thanks! This is useful. I just came upon this young ladies site (linked below). It looks rather new, but very interesting if this is your style. All patterns are pdf with booklets. I really love how the web is enabling young and/or new designers to get out there. It’s nice to see some new faces.

    http://www.victorypatterns.com/gallery/

    • sewingplums Says:

      Thanks Bela, that looks good. I’ve added it to the list. I wrote a post some time back on ‘new generation’ pattern designers, but they were mainly people who design for using quilt fabrics, and sell their patterns in quilt shops. I agree there are now several new companies selling pretty girly patterns, a good new step.

  3. Erin Says:

    I just found this list/site and have been visiting these designers for the last several days — what a gold mine. Thank you so much for this treasure.

  4. Jill Says:

    Patty Young has a good clothing line – women’s and children’s designs. I love her Madeline skirt – woven cut on bias sewn to a yoga waistband,

    http://www.modkidboutique.com/patterns.html


  5. Thank you for your listing. May I add a new face for modest ladies and girls sewing patterns, http://kosherpatterns.com, which also offers free pattern extenders and tutorials? Thank you!


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