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British Sewing Pattern Designers

British Sewing Pattern Designers

We have rounded up some great British sewing pattern designers and separated them into alphabetical lists of designers of dressmaking patterns, bags & accessory patterns and quilt patterns. So, whatever it is you prefer to sew, you can click through, browse and buy from these great British sewing pattern designers websites and help support great British businesses!

British Dressmaking Pattern Designers

Alice & Co. (Women’s and Men’s Wear)
Simple, stylish dressmaking patterns for you to download and make at home. Modern patterns for separates, dresses etc. that are designed to fit well. Patterns are available from Fabric Godmother.
 
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Angela Kane
Angela Kane (Women’s and Men’s Wear)
As a trained fashion designer and pattern cutter, Angela offers a unique format of PDF sewing patterns with no trimming or matching of symbols. Her patterns for women and men are available by membership subscription, or as individual patterns, and
include so many of the classics we all need to have in our wardrobe. Just as important are the  Free Video Tutorials and her comprehensive Pattern Cutting Course has proved to be extremely popular.  Membership is £45 for the first year and then £15 thereafter.

Attie and Dora (Women’s Wear)

Based in Shetland and selling the Dora dress and top digital sewing pattern from their Etsy shop. 

Bella Loves Patterns (Women’s Wear)

High-end PDF sewing patterns for both casual and formal wear from this London-based tailor.
 
Bobbins n Buttons sewing patterns
Bobbins n Buttons

Bobbins n Buttons (Women’s and Children’s Wear)

Patterns designed by Julia Claridge in Leicester. Her designs for kids and women focus on quick and simple construction to build wardrobe basics like t-shirts and leggings that can be teamed up with other styles to complete your outfit. Look out for patterns for all the family coming in the future.

 
By Hand London (Women’s and Children’s Wear)
Independent sewing pattern brand, established in 2012 and based in London. They offer PDF and printed sewing patterns in a wide range of sizes for makers who like to dress up, stand out and become the masters of their own style. Also hold a few sewing patterns for kids in sizes 2T-13 yrs. Also buy from Fabric Godmother.
 
Camimade (Women’s Wear)
Small collection of stylish dresses and separates designed in London for home dressmakers from all backgrounds and levels, wanting to build up a contemporary and simple wardrobe.
 
Clothkits (Women’s and Children’s Wear)
Clothkits celebrates over 50 years in business with their signature printed fabrics that can be made into stylish clothes for you and the kids. Kits contain the fabrics, notions and instructions and will appeal to all levels of sewist. Some designs available as separate printed sewing patterns.
 
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Dhurata Davies
Dhurata Davies (Women’s and Children’s Wear)
Modern sewing patterns for women and children with functionality and purpose at heart – to make, wear and enjoy for years to come! Available in print and digital format. 
 
Dovetailed (Women’s Wear)
Range of sewing patterns specifically for use with African wax print fabrics. Currently sewing patterns include a skirt, a top, a dress, wide-leg trousers and a coat, plus a  peplum top. Available as paper or PDF versions from this London-based designer.
 
Elise Patterns (Lingerie) 
UK-based Etsy shop selling Freya’s designs for a bra, camisole and slip. 
 
Emporia Patterns (Women’s and Children’s Wear)
Ashford-based fabric shop with independently designed patterns for casual wear for women, boys and girls – all Emporia patterns are produced on paper and feature different coloured lines to differentiate between each size. Downloadable PDF patterns coming soon! Fabric Godmother carry these patterns too.
 
Evie la Luve (Lingerie)
UK-based Etsy shop with multiple designs for panties, camis, French knickers and some swimwear too. All available to buy as instant downloads.
 
Experimental Space (Women’s Wear)
Range of PDF and paper patterns for casual tops, blouses and dresses. Some patterns now extended for larger bust sizes and available as PDF and paper versions. Sewbox and Fabricate Mirfield carry this line too.
 
Fehr Trade (Activewear for Women and Men)
Melissa Fehr is renowned for her activewear digital sewing patterns aimed at the home dressmaker to create their own unique garments for exercising, including leggings, tops and yoga wear.
British dressmaking pattern designs
Fieldwork Patterns

Fieldwork (Women’s Wear)

Modern, simple, stylish sewing patterns designed and created on the Isle of Wight by professional pattern cutter, Sue . Downloadable PDFs or paper patterns printed to order.

Flo-Jo (Lingerie)

Women’s lingerie and a swimsuit pattern plus a boxer shorts pattern for the boys! 

Flossies Garden (Women’s Wear)

Small pattern shop on Etsy from Manchester. Simple patterns for a dress, sweater top and skirt. 

Gather (Women’s Wear)

London pattern brand for patterns which, through the use of simple instructions and lots of clear diagrams, demystify the sewing process for novice sewers. Paper patterns printed in the UK for dressing gowns, tops and dresses. Find them in Sewbox’s shop too

Homer + Howells (Women’s Wear)

Glasgow-based pattern company, dedicated to bringing you traditionally drafted patterns with a modern cut. Think British tailoring, boxy fits and big pockets. Patterns available as PDF’s or paper versions.

Jenni Smith (Women’s Wear)

Yorkshire-based designer with a couple of dressmaking patterns for the Hepworth Apron and Riley Top/Dress. 

Kitschy Coo (Women, Teens and Children’s Wear)

Specialising in patterns for knit fabrics, buy PDF patterns in designs for dresses, tees, hoodies and briefs.

Laura Marsh Designs (Women, Men and Children’s Wear)

Laura designs patterns for all the family and also has basic block patterns for you to manipulate the pattern block as you please to create a range of designs. All patterns are available as digital downloads and are as easy to understand as possible, but for the more complex patterns, it’s best if you have some sort of dressmaking knowledge.

Liberty (Women’s Wear)

Mainly ‘Easy’and ‘Intermediate’ sewing patterns designed to showcase Liberty’s iconic fabric range, find patterns for dresses, tops and skirts. UK stockists include Sewbox and Fabric Godmother

MadeIt Patterns (Women, Teens and Children’s Wear)

Big selection of sporty and leisure wear patterns in jerseys and ponte romas. PDF patterns include tutorials with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, full colour photography, sizing charts, fabric recommendations and cutting guides. 

Maven Patterns (Women’s Wear)

Stylish and classically constructed patterns mainly for dresses and tops, aimed at intermediate sewers. Patterns are multi-sized with a set of clear and concise illustrated instructions to aid you in achieving a professional looking garment. Available as paper or PDF versions. 

Merchant & Mills (Women’s Wear)

Paper and card patterns from this UK design house – the designs are simple classic shaped dresses, tunics and separates with a utilitarian feel. Elephant in My Handbag and Dot to Dot Studio stock them too.

MIY Collection (Women’s Wear)

Designed by popular designer and author, Wendy Ward, this is a growing collection of tried and tested, easy-to-follow modern sewing patterns, focusing on modern everyday styles that can be created by makers with little or lots of experience. Currently available as digital patterns and Sewbox are also stockists.

UK Dressmaking Patterns
My Handmade Wardrobe

My Handmade Wardrobe (Women’s Wear)

Patterns for everyday comfortable and stylish garments designed by Crafty Sew & So based in Leicester. Patterns can be ordered as paper or PDF versions and include dresses, action wear and skirts. 

NH Patterns (Women’s Wear)

NH patterns offers entirely hand-drafted sewing patterns for women’s clothes. Choose from summery tops, shorts and culottes amongst others. Buy on Etsy.

Nina Lee (Women’s Wear)

Ladies’ patterns for dresses and pretty blouses, all patterns come in UK sizes 6–20, with in-depth, fully illustrated instructions to guide you through. They are drafted for an average height of 5’5″ and a B cup. PDF and paper patterns available. Some patterns available at Fabric Godmother.

Pipe Dream Patterns (Women’s Wear)

Variety of patterns for coats, dresses and tops in multiple sizes. 

Poppy and Jazz (Babies and Toddler Wear)

Designed for babies between 0-24 months, Poppy & Jazz patterns from Sew Over It are practical, everyday staples that are as comfy as they are cute.

Ralph Pink (Women’s Wear)

Shop from this London-based design house. They have a collection of digital PDF dress and corset sewing patterns. Available in sizes from UK4 up to UK22. Designed for all abilities from novice to professional.

Right Side Patterns (Women’s Wear)

Trendy sewing patterns for women that follow the high street trends, affordably priced and accessible for any level of sewing. 

British Sewing Pattern Designers
Ruth Maddock Makes

Ruth Maddock Makes (Children’s Wear)

Designed for kids that have Sensory processing Disorder, Ruth’s patterns are comfortable, everyday clothes that all children will want to wear. Designs for boys and girls. 

Selkie Patterns (Women’s Wear)

Stylish women’s designs from this London-based design house. PDF Patterns sold separately or as collections. 

Sewing patterns by British designers
Sew Curvy

Sew Curvy (Corsetry)

Specialist corsetry supplies and a couple of their own patterns – the Sophia and Victoria corsets, also available as kits. 

Sew Different (Women’s and Children’s Wear)

Sew Different started off initially as a blog with a range of free, simple one-size patterns. It has developed into a range of multisized paper and PDF patterns (as well as the original free PDF downloads for you to adapt).

Sewgirl (Women’s Wear)

Wearable British clothes patterns for everyday wear. Buy the Sewgirl patterns from the Etsy shop to include a set of selected swatches from their eco friendly collection of fabrics relevant for your project.

Sewing Avenue (Women’s Wear)

UK sewing pattern company creating professionally crafted quality digital PDF download patterns to inspire you to sew your own fabulous versions of beautiful, stylish, modern and classic clothes for your shape and size. Take a look at the Camellia Top free pattern too. 

Sew La Di Da (Women, Men and Children’s Wear)

Vintage-inspired clothing patterns designed to fit the modern sewing and fashion enthusiast, you will find tea dresses, a man’s waistcoat and dresses for girls, plus more. You can purchase PDF or paper patterns. 

British dressmaking pattern designs
Sew Love Patterns

Sew Love Patterns (Women’s Wear)

PDF patterns for a great jumpsuit and a maxi dress with nice detailing. Add on sleeve extension available for the jumpsuit pattern too.

British dressmaking patterns
Sew Me Something

Sew Me Something (Women’s and Children’s Wear)

Well established British designer offering some great patterns for everyday wear. Patterns can be bought as PDF or paper versions – they are beautifully crafted and easy to follow, each pattern is named after a Shakespearean heroine – as they are based in Stratford upon Avon.

Sew Over It (Women’s and Children’s Wear)

Huge range of PDF patterns for beginners and more experienced dressmakers. Choose from dresses and separates for all your wardrobe needs. Some designs are available as paper patterns too. You can buy a selection of patterns from Sewcialising, Fabricate Mirfield and Timeless Fabrics.

Simple Sew (Women’s Wear)

Dressmaking patterns designed in the UK for the style-conscious sewer and all come with easy-to-follow instructions. Some patterns are bundled together for better value.

Size:Me (Women’s Wear)

SIZE:me is an independent pattern company producing dressmaking patterns for home sewists.  The instructions are complete, comprehensive and packed with lots of hints plus a video tutorial on YouTube if needed. Each pattern collection has a suggested order of making, that starts with the most simple, building up your confidence and skill level as you create a new wardrobe. Patterns also available from Fabricate Mirfield.

So, Zo (Women’s Wear)

Free patterns for knickers and a vest tee to download!

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Sussex Seamstress

Sussex Seamstress (Women’s Wear)

Independent, family run business based in Sussex, UK. They create womenswear sewing patterns with video tutorials and inclusive sizing. Paper and PDF patterns available. 

 

British dressmaking patterns
The Avid Seamstress

The Avid Seamstress (Women’s and Children’s Wear)

The Avid Seamstress, an award-winning independent sewing pattern company dedicated to empowering makers. Their sewing patterns are available in print and digital via the website and worldwide stockists.

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The Maker’s Atelier (Women’s Wear)

Patterns for your full wardrobe and key pieces for all levels of sewing ability. Stylish and wearable patterns available in paper and PDF formats.

Sewing patterns by British designers
The Pattern Preacher

The Pattern Preacher (Women’s Wear)

Designed in Leicester, find patterns for dresses, a jacket and wide palazzo pants. Styles you will want to wear available as PDF and printed versions.

Thread Bear Designs (Children’s Wear)

Small selection of kids’ clothing PDF patterns from this UK based Etsy shop. 

Tilly and the Buttons (Women’s Wear)

Popular and well known brand of sewing patterns available as paper and PDF patterns. You can buy selected patterns in bundles, such as the Beginners bundle. Selection of patterns available from Sewcialising and Fabricate Mirfield

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Til the Sun Goes Down

Til the Sun Goes Down (Women’s Wear)

If you love vintage style, then take a look at the range of ‘Now & Then’ patterns for forties tea dresses, palazzo pants and blouse patterns – all with vintage styling but designed for the modern figure with lots of variations.

Titchy Threads (Children’s Wear)

High quality patterns for a range of kids’ garments and for all ages, from toddlers to teens. 

Trend Patterns (Women’s Wear)

UK brand offering patterns based around and inspired by luxury, high-end fashion pieces. Selection of paper and PDF sewing patterns.

Two Stitches (Children’s Wear)

Independent pattern design company based on the south coast of England, specialising in classic garments with a modern twist. See the collection of children’s patterns as paper and PDF versions.

We:Are (Women’s Wear)

Newly created by the British designer behind Luna Lapin, Sarah Peel of Cool Crafting, We:Are currently have one pattern for  a pullover tank top, with more to come! 

Workshop Patterns (Women’s Wear)

British patterns sized for UK 6-16 the patterns aim to promote ‘beautiful basics’ – a collection of staple pieces which will continue to stay fashionable season to season.  Browse and buy the patterns available as paper and PDF.

British Bag and Accessory Designers

Alice Caroline (Bags, Cushions and Quilts)

Specialising in Liberty fabrics, Alice Caroline have a range of patterns to showcase the prints including bags, pouches, cushions and some quilts too. 

Beth Studley (Bags, Baskets, Purses and Quilts)

Beth is a UK designer who has also designed her own fabric ranges for Makower UK. She offers patterns for small patchwork makes, bags, fabric baskets and quilts using her fabric ranges. Some patterns available at New Forest Fabrics.

Country Cow Designs (Bags)

Cornish designer who produces sewing patterns and video tutorials to help you create amazing handmade bags.  The patterns include options for you to personalise the bag – size options, pocket options or style options.

Patterns by UK designers
Crafty Sew & So

Crafty Sew & So (Bags, Accessories, Miscellaneous)

Broad range of patterns for bags, bunting, aprons, etc. – many are suitable for beginner sewers too. 

Dandelion Designs (Redwork embroidery – miscellaneous designs)

Designs by Mandy Shaw mainly using her signature redwork embroidery. You’ll find cushions, ornaments, bunting etc. etc.

Flossie Teacakes (English Paper Piecing, Home Accessories etc.)

Florence is well known for EPP projects and her patterns include quilts, bags and other accessories.

British Sewing Patterns
Helen Newton Sews

Helen Newton Sews (Cushions, Embroidery etc.)

Helen Newton is a Sewing Pattern Designer. She is currently launching and demonstrating her new designs live on Sewing Street TV which is great fun to do.
All of her patterns include step-by-step instructions and full size templates. You can find all of the designs in her Etsy shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HelenNewtonSews. Most are available in digital and printed format.

Karry’s (Bags)

Bag patterns for a bucket bag and a carpet bag from this British shop. 

Lisa Lam (Bags and Accessories)

Lisa sells her very popular bag and accessory patterns from her Payhip site.

Bag patterns by British designers
Mrs H Sewing Patterns

Mrs H (Bags)

Take your bagmaking to the next level with Mrs H’s range of skillbuilding bag sewing patterns. Each sewing pattern is designed around a core bagmaking technique, fabric type, or pretty piece of hardware, with detailed step-by-step instructions and photo guides to help you master fundamental bagmaking skills and achieve a professional result with every make. And, learn how to adapt any bag sewing pattern to suit your style with Mrs H’s comprehensive reference guide to modern bag making techniques, The Complete Bag Making Masterclass. 

Quilt Essential (Bags and Quilts)

Patterns designed by Ann Mayner, you will find patchwork fabric bag patterns and a selection of quilt patterns too.

Quilting Antics (Cushions, Bags, Quilts etc.)

Yorkshire based company with multiple designs, many using tweed and woollen fabrics and lots of applique!

British Pattern Designers
Sew Lush

Sew Lush (Bags)

Bag designs for all sorts of bags from Christine Down.

British Pattern Designers
The Make It Room

The Make It Room (Bags, Soft Toys etc.)

Lynne is based in Chelmsford and she produces her popular patterns for lots of different bags, pouches, soft toys and other items. She also runs classes and makes up sewing kits too. 

British Quilt Pattern Designers

Quilt patterns by British Designers
Amanda Jane Textiles

Amanda Jane Textiles (Quilts)

Designs for many different quilts including baby and lap quilts and wall hangings from Amanda Jane. 

Quilt patterns from British designers
Green Man Quilts

Green Man Quilts (Quilts)

Modern quilt designs available as patterns on the website.

Janet Clare (Quilts)

Janet designs very popular quilts, many using her own ranges of Moda fabrics.

PennyDog Patchwork (Quilts and other items)

Patterns with a modern look for quilts and bags.

Sew Ichigo (Foundation Paper Piecing)

FPP designs from Kerry Green and Penny Layman.

Sew & Quilt (English Paper Piecing)

Known for their EPP supplies, Sew & Quilt offer some of their own EPP quilt patterns.

British Quilt Patterns
The Crafty Nomad

The Crafty Nomad (Quilts etc.)

Modern British quilt patterns from Jo Westfoot. Jo designs very vibrant patterns for quilts, cushions, accessories etc. and she runs courses on Free Motion Quilting and quilt techniques through membership of her Quilt Hive. 

Quilt pattern designs by British designers
The Quilt Room

The Quilt Room (Quilts)

Designs by mother and daughter team, Pam and Nicky Lintott, who are well known for their many books on using precuts for quilting. Find all their patterns on the website.

The Thread House (Quilts)

The Thread House is an enterprise by well known quilt designers Lynne Goldsworthy, Karen Lewis and Jo Avery. They have a selection of quilt patterns on their shop page.

If you are also interested in international sewing pattern designers visit our lists of independent dressmaking pattern designers, quilt patterns designers and bag pattern designers

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