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Independent Pattern Companies R - Z

A guide to the best independent sewing pattern designers


Here we present part three of what we hope is a comprehensive list of independent dressmaking pattern companies, listed alphabetically, and a short description of what they offer with information on how to buy. Many are available as downloads and we specify where the paper versions of patterns can be bought in the UK. We will be adding to the list as new companies appear. If you can add to our list, please use this contact form.

For pattern companies A- H see here.

For pattern companies I - P see here.

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Rad Patterns

Selection of women's casual gear for all sizes from small through to 4XL and some 5XL sizes. Patterns are purchased as PDF downloads and can be paid for by PayPal for ease. Browse the designs here.

Rainshed

Small range of garment patterns for outer wear to order from the US as paper patterns here
 

Ralph Pink

Couture and catwalk trend designs plus corsetry too from this UK-based designer. Download the patterns here


Ready to Sew

A small collection of designs for tops from this French designer - you can buy and download the layered PDF patterns priced in Euros here.


Republique du Chiffon

French designers offering four womens' patterns in English as PDFs (in Euros) - the designs are here for you to buy. 


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Salme Sewing Patterns

A wide range of clothing patterns for women and a few children's designs from this UK based company. Patterns available as PDF files to print at home and a few can be ordered as paper patterns - see here for details. Fabric HQ have a selection of the paper patterns here. Also available from Backstitch.

 

Schnittchen sewing patterns

Schnittchen

A German site with some great designs for women including dresses, skirts and shirts. Recently added a few plus size designs up to size 46-56. You can order online as paper patterns or PDF downloads in English (prices in Euros). Check them out here.


Scientific Seamstress

Printable sewing patterns (delivered by instant download), including dress,skirt, trousers and tunic patterns. Also patterns for baby, men, and kids. Buy in the Etsy shop here.


Scroop Patterns

Unusual selection of patterns from New Zealand. Scroop patterns draw on the designer's extensive knowledge of fashion and textile history. Order as PDF patterns here.

Seamingly Smitten

Easy to sew dress, skirt and separates patterns available as downloads from the Etsy shop in UK currency.


Seamstress Erin

Patterns for a skirt and a swimsuit that can be bought as paper or PDF versions from the US (in US Dollars). Visit the site here.


Seamwork

A subscription service where you receive two patterns of your choice each month. All Seamwork patterns can be made in 3 hours or less. Subscription cost $6 per month. Patterns include a nice mixture of women's casual separates and dresses in sizes up to 26. View the site online.


See Kate Sew

Mainly tees and a few separates including a few kids' designs, there are some plus size patterns too. All the patterns are available as downloads and the Icon Swing Coat pattern can be bought as a paper pattern. This is a US website (US Dollars) so have a look here.


Sense and Sensibility Patterns

Full range of historical patterns for ladies of all ages and sizes up to 26, covering Georgian, Regency, Romantic, Edwardian, Titanic/Teens, 1940s and 1950s styles. These are available as PDF or paper versions here.


Serendipity Studio

Well-known designs by Kay Whitt - take a look at the website for her designs for all manner of women's clothes. You can buy the paper patterns in the UK from Sewbox.


Serger Pepper

Irene designs modern and practical patterns for kids, easy to put together but still fashionable with a cool twist. Visit her website here and to buy the patterns as instant downloads in US Dollars, Euros or AUS Dollars.
 

Sewabaloo

Sewabaloo are UK designers of fun and practical clothing for children from ages 1-12.  They currently sell pdf patterns but are planning to launch paper patterns in the future.   You can buy their patterns from their online shop.


Sewaholic

Instant downloads modern dressmaking patternsVery well-known Canadian design house offering a mixture of patterns for women's clothing. Available as both paper and PDF patterns, prices pop up in £s for ordering direct from here. Susan at Sewbox has a good selection of the patterns or try Fabric Godmother.


Sew Caroline

Attractive patterns from this Texan designer. You can buy the designs as instant downloads or paper patterns from the website (USDollars) here. The Creative Sanctuary and Dragonfly Fabrics sell them in the UK.


Sew Chic Pattern Company

Vintage dress and blouse designs from this US pattern designer. You can purchase these paper patterns only from the designer in US Dollars here. There is a free pattern download for the Beatrice Pocket Dress as well.


Sew Curvy

Concentrating on corsetry, there are a selection of custom-made patterns available to order direct from this UK designer here. There is a Sew Curvy 'Sophia' modern underbust corset pattern to order as a paper pattern or a PDF download here.


Sew Different

Wow, a free pattern site in the UK offering women's and kids' clothing patterns to download. All women's designs in a size 12 but she shows you how to adapt to your own size - great stuff! Find them here.


Sew DIY

Two simple PDF patterns for a boxy top and baseball skirt available to order here.

 

British sewing pattern designers - Dressmaking patternsSewgirl

UK company offering a tunic pattern - the Agnes tunic - as a paper pattern here.


Sew House Seven

Small selection of designs for women, you can order as PDFs or paper patterns in US Dollars here. The Rose City Halter Dress pattern is available from Sew Hot in the UK here.


Sewing Avenue 

Sewing blog with a free pattern for a top in two size ranges. Download for free here.


Sew La Di Da Vintage

Gorgeous vintage-inspired dresses and a waistcoat for him, Sew La Di Da is a UK pattern company offering their paper patterns to buy here


Sew Liberated

A nice collection of designs for ladies'casual tops and a skinny jeans pattern. Also a few kids' designs too. See the selection here to order direct in US Dollars. Many designs are available as paper patterns in the UK from Backstitch or The Village Haberdashery.


Sew Like My Mom

Selection of patterns for the kids available to buy as downloads in US Dollars here or you can buy on Etsy.


Sew Me Something

UK based designer offering a lovely group of patterns for women and kids - casual designs to suit all shapes and sizes. You can buy the quality paper patterns from them direct here there are also downloadable pdf versions of each pattern available too.


Sew Much Ado

Nice selection of patterns for women's and children's casual wear. PDF patterns in US Dollars to order here.


Sewn Square One

Classic designs for women from this pattern house based in Seattle. Buy the paper patterns from them directly here (in US Dollars). Timeless Fabrics in the New Forest have some pattern to buy here.


Cowl neck dress patternSew Over It

Lisa Comfort's pattern range from London with a distinctly vintage feel! Choose from separates, dresses and even knickers! Sew Over It recently launched an e-book of patterns for your very own capsule wardrobe too. You can order these patterns as PDFs with some designs also coming as paper versions - you choose! Order them direct from Sew Over It here or buy from The Village Haberdashery or Jaycotts.


Sew Pony Vintage

Modern patterns in a vintage style from Australia - small collection for girls and women. Buy your PDF patterns on Etsy in UK currency.


Sew Sin City

Sewing patterns for lacy panties - shop here for PDF patterns!


Sew This Pattern

A small collection of patterns on this Australian website including a kimono (multi-sized) and a mini skirt. Plus a free pattern for an A-Line Skirt . Buy as a PDF download here (AUS Dollars). 


Sew To Grow

Australian patterns for tops dresses and skirts in casual styles. You can buy the designs as PDF patterns - search here. Girl Charlee UK are now stocking the patterns here.


Sew Wardrobe

Sew Wardrobe by Alison Smith MBE is a range of contemporary dressmaking patterns building into a complete wardrobe. The patterns are available to buy as paper version only from this UK site. Some designs can be purchased as a fabric pack too. 


Shelby

Finnish sewing patterns for outdoor gear available to buy online in Euros as a downloadable pattern in English. Check out the range here.


Shwin

Mixture of PDF patterns for women and children, you can buy online from here (US Dollars). Women's designs are available up to XXXL.


Silhouette Patterns

Extensive range of patterns with exclusive B, C and D cup sizing. Availalble to buy as paper patterns from this US shop.


Simple Sew

Newly relaunched UK designs for blouses, shift dresses, trousers and skirts. You can buy the paper patterns direct from Simple Sew or Jaycotts
 

Sinbad and Sailor

London-based designer offering a small catalogue of attractive women's patterns. Patterns are offered as downloads here.


Sis Boom

Colourful boho-style patterns from Jennifer Paganelli for women (up to 3XL) and children - only available as PDFs priced in US Dollars here


Moto suede jacket patternSkinny Bitch, Curvy Chick (SBCC)

US-based pattern company offering a great mix of casual and work wardrobe garments for all sizes of women to sew. Patterns come as PDFs or printed off and sent to you. They can be ordered here (in US Dollars). Get the free download for a Tonic Tee here too.


Smarmy Clothes

PDF patterns for your inner geek and circus freak! Retro and cheeky - order these patterns from the Etsy shop here.


Snapdragon Studios

A small but pretty selction of separates and a dress for women, Snapdragon Studios offer their patterns as PDFs or paper versions via Etsy in £s. 


Sofilantjes Patterns

Dutch patterns with a good selection of designs available in English including casuals - sweatshirts, tunics etc. for you and the kids. Purchase the patterns as PDFs in Euros. 


Soma Patterns

Patterns by Sylvie P, there are two strands to her designs - Zero-Waste Patterns with dresses and separates and the new release O-Retro Vintage Patterns. You can order them all here as paper or PDF patterns priced in US Dollars. 


Sophie Hines

Sew your own lingerie with Sophie's PDF patterns available to buy and download here in US Dollars.


So Sew Easy

Many great casual wear patterns for women and many free pattern downloads too! Patterns to buy are downloads from Craftsy - click on the design to be taken to Craftsy to order. Search the site here - there's a lot to look at!


So Zo

Free patterns for knickers and a vest tee from here to download!


Squam

Pattern for the Westwater Tunic with a shawl collar and A-line shape - very pretty. Order as a PDF or paper version online from the US.


Stepalica Patterns

Serbian pattern designer offering a few simple pattern designs from her website (takes you to Etsy to buy in US Dollars).


Stitch Upon a Time

PDF sewing patterns for men, women and children - available to buy as PDFs. There are a variety of designs including lingerie and maternity wear too. Buy here in US Dollars.


Stoff & Stil

Patterns for garments for all the family from this Danish company now available in the UK. Order online here - new patterns released every season.


Storybook Patterns

Based in Glasgow, keep an eye out for new patterns due soon. The first designs, The Overture Set, including a dress and blouse, were available as a free pattern within issue 20 of Simply Sewing magazine - see here for back issues. Visit the Storybook Patterns website here.

Ballard Tunic pattern
Straight Stitch Designs

A nice selection of patterns for tunics and tops, you can view these patterns here and buy as paper or PDF versions in US Dollars. A small selection are available in the UK from Sew Hot.


Striped Swallow Designs

Girls' and womens' boho shorts and gipsy-style dress pattern designs. Buy them as PDF or paper versions online.


Style Arc

Wide range of paper patterns from this Australian design house including Plus size and maternity wear. You can only order direct from the website here to purchase these patterns (AUS Dollars). Alternatively, shop through their Etsy shop.


Style Sew Me

Designed for women of all shapes and sizes, select from some stylish dress and skirt patterns. You can order some designs as PDFs and others as only printed versions. Take a look at the website - prices in US Dollars.

 

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Tadah Patterns

Australian design house for childrens' patterns to create clothing that is practical and comfortable for little ones to wear, yet so beautiful that they will turn heads all over town. You can browse and buy the patterns here as paper or PDF versions. They also have an Etsy shop here.


Tamanegi-kobo

PDF patterns for stylish pieces but mainly in Japanese - a few are in English but you can request them to translate others. Take a look at the designs here.


Teach Me Fashion

PDF patterns from Melbourne with a good range of separates and outerwear for women. You can buy the patterns in UK currency via Etsy

Tessuti

Downloadable and hardcopy patterns, the variety includes versatile wardrobe staples and easy-to-wear garments featuring unique design details. Order here from this Australian site (AUS Dollars). Check out a few freebies to download too!


The Avid Seamstress

This British company sell ladies and girl's dressmaking patterns in paper format.  Their patterns come with a step by step illustrated instruction booklet to make then easy to follow.  You can purchase these dressmaking patterns from http://www.theavidseamstress.co.uk/


The Eli Monster

Cute patterns for girls and toddlers dresses and tops - buy direct as PDFs and pay in US Dollars. Browse the range here.


The Handmade Dress

Quick and easy 'Little Miss' dress patterns to order online as paper or e-patterns in US Dollars. 


The Little Tailoress

One paper pattern for the Emmeline Tee from this UK designer - buy here.


The Maker's Atelier

Classy designs from a Brighton-based designer that are available as beautifully packaged paper patterns. To order online, visit the website here

The Maker's Journal unique sewing patterns for modern sewers


The Maker's Journal

Australian patterns available and printed to order from an Etsy shop (in AUS Dollars). Choose from pretty lingerie, swimwear and a selection of tops. 


The Sewing Workshop

A wide range of patterns for women's garments and accessories, you can view the patterns online here and order them to be shipped to the UK from San Francisco, or download them as PDF files. 


The Simple Life Company

Easy to follow sewing patterns, in an instant! Download these PDF sewing patterns for beautiful children's and babies clothing - purchases in USD.


The Tailoress

A real mix of interesting patterns for adults, kids and other stuff that you can purchase as PDF downloads via Paypal in your own currency. Also available to buy are basic block patterns to try out. Take a look.


Thread Theory

A solely menswear patterns company from Canada, they have some very stylish patterns for guys available as tissue or PDF patterns online here (Canadian Dollars). You can buy a selection of the designs from Backstitch or Ray Stitch in the UK.


Three Little Peas

The home of easy peasy PDF sewing patterns for your little lady! Sweet designs available to buy here.


Tie Dye Diva

Lovely selection of mainly kids' and baby sewing patterns available as PDFs. There are a few women's accessory patterns and a skirt pattern too. Check out the free patterns and order the range in US Dollars here.


Tilly and the Buttons

Popular UK designer - you can buy Tilly's designs as paper patterns and some as PDF downloads. Shop here. Alternative suppliers include Sewbox, Fabric HQ and Dragonfly Fabrics.


'Til the Sun Goes Down

If vintage style is your thing, then take a look at the small range of 'Now & Then' patterns for forties tea dresses and blouse patterns designed for the modern figure from this UK shop . View the range here.


Tina Givens

Selection of PDF patterns in loose, asymmetric designs that are great for plus-size. Search online here and order your downloads.


Titchy Threads

UK based designer of clothes for small people! Seriously, there are some great stretch knit patterns for kids aged from newborn to approx. 12 years - PDF patterns you can buy and download here.


Trend Patterns

New indie UK brand offering patterns based around and inspired by luxury, high-end fashion pieces. Offering a small range at present, take a look at the designs online and order the paper patterns direct. 


Tribe Patterns

Newly launched by UK-based The Fold Line, this is a dressmaking pattern company with designs from sewing or creative bloggers. The first collection has been designed by Rachel Pinheiro and includes a dress, top and skirt patterns. Find them here and buy as PDFs or paper patterns - you choose! 


True Bias

Urban sewing patterns for women and kids to buy as e-patterns here (in US Dollars). 


Truly Victorian

Specilaist costume designer specialising in the bustle period. Paper patterns available online direct from the website in the US (US Dollars). A selection of patterns carried by Sew Curvy in the UK.


Twig + Tale

Beautiful patterns from New Zealand for everyone - beginner sewers especially! It's about comfy clothes for you and the kids and including capes and coats. Check the patterns out here and order as PDF patterns direct in US Dollars. 


Two Stitches

Small range of baby and child patterns for kids up to 9 years, designed in the UK. Also a pattern for a kimono shrug for adults. Purchase the patterns as PDFs or in paper format from The Eternal Maker or Simply Soilds.


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Upcraft Club

A collection of digital sewing patterns all on one site - you will find all sorts of patterns here to purchase from clothes to bags including some freebies too! Browse here and buy in US Dollars.

 

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Vanessa Pouzet

French designer offering a selection of English patterns for capes and a few separates. You can buy them as print on demand patterns (in Euros) here


Very Shannon

Lola dress pattern

Small selection of sewing patterns for girl's dresses and a cowl to buy here as PDF (Canadian Dollars).


Vesta Patterns

Vesta Patterns are for clothing that is comfortable, versatile, well-drafted, and fun to sew. Each style is customised to fit three different body shapes. Buy the patterns as PDFs in US Dollars here.


Victoria Jones Collection

Patterns for traditional Hawaiian, contemporary resort and beach wear available as paper patterns from the US. View them online here.


Victory Patterns

Canadian design house offering a trendy selection of patterns for women. You can buy as PDF or paper patterns direct (Canadian Dollars) from here or a selection is carried in the UK from Backstitch or Dragonfly Fabrics.


Violette Field Threads

Pretty designs inspired by vintage fashion and couture, look at these women's and kids' designs available as paper or PDF patterns online (US Dollars). A selection of the children's patterns available from Eclectic Maker.


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Waffle Patterns

Dutch printable patterns in English for classic separates and dress designs. Available as PDF (in Euros) from here

 

Independent sewing patterns for men
Walden by Colette Patterns

Menswear designs by Colette Patterns including a shirt and a cool duffle coat design. Shop here (US Dollars) for the printed or PDF patterns. See Colette Patterns for further details of UK stockists. Girls, the patterns can be adjusted for you too!


Wardrobe by Me

Scandinavian inspired women's fashion sewing patterns, available as instant download PDF files - you pay in UK Sterling. The fit and style is contemporary and elegant, a perfect way to build a wardrobe. Also a few patterns for men, curvy ladies and swimwear. Browse here. You can also buy via Etsy.


Wear Lemonade

Young fashionable patterns from this French designer. Order the patterns here (in Euros) as PDFs for a couple of the designs or as paper versions. We think the instructions are in English!


Whitney Deal

Small collection of patterns for children and you. Order the designs as PDFs from the Etsy shop in UK currency.


Wiksten

Simply presented sewing patterns for a few simple garments. Order online here (in US Dollars) as PDFs. Backstitch and Dragonfly Fabrics stock the paper versions.


Winter Wear Designs

Selection of women's and kid's garemnt patterns available on Etsy in UK Sterling as PDF downloads here.


Workroom Social

The sewing school in Brooklyn have released the Drape Blouse for drapey fabrics. Order the PDF here in US Dollars. 


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Zierstoff

Selection of patterns for babies, kids, teens and women by this German design house. Look out for the free patterns too! Available in English - you can buy the downloadable patterns in multiple currencies to suit you. Order here.

 

For pattern companies A - H see here.

For pattern companies I - P see here.

 

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