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Independent Pattern Companies R – Z

independent pattern companies

Here we present part three of what we hope is a comprehensive list of independent pattern companies producing dressmaking patterns available in the UK. We have listed the designers 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.

Ragbags and Gladrags

Two free patterns for a dress and tunic for you to download! Get them 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.

Rebecca Page

US designer offering a mix of patterns for kids and women. Many available as PDF downloads and there are a number of freebies too – get the patterns here.

Republique du Chiffon

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

RightSide Patterns

New pattern company selling a small range of women’s PDF patterns on Etsy here.

Rosie & Me

Rosie & Me are vintage inspired patterns designed by Esther Rosenbrand in the Netherlands. Rosie’s Mission is ‘The Perfect Fit’! You can buy the range of patterns from Sewbox.

Rosy Pena Patterns

Nice selection of womenswear patterns from this Texan designer – shop as downloads here.

Ruth Maddock Makes

Ruth Maddock Makes create patterns for clothes that children will love to wear. The patterns are suitable for all children but especially those with sensory processing disorder (SPD) who may find clothes itchy, scratchy, painful or just difficult. Order the patterns here.

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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. 

Schnittchen patterns
Schnittchen 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.


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.

 

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.


See You at Six

Two free patterns to download for a girl’s romper suit and woman’s dress – Belgian design house offering fabrics too. Visit here.


Selkie Patterns

A new start-up British pattern company currently fundraising with a Kickstarter campaign. Their first sewing pattern is called the London – to make as a dress, skirt or blouse – and you will be able to buy it as a paper pattern or a digital download (PDF). Find out more 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.

 

Sewaholic patterns
Sewaholic

Sewaholic

Very 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 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

Selection of simple PDF patterns for a boxy top and baseball skirt available to order here. You can also order PDFs from Fabric Godmother here.

 

Sewgirl patterns

Sewgirl

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. UK buyers can shop at Fabric Godmother or Dragonfly Fabrics.

Sewing Avenue 

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

Sewing Sanctuary

Small selection of patterns for kids available from Dots n Stripes here.

Sew In Love

Classic, minimalist sewing patterns you will want to sew over and over again.  Sew in Love designs are classic yet modern and can be bought online as digital downloads in US currency.

Sew It With Love

The Delia top is an easy, semi-fitted ‘raglan sleeve’ top designed with comfort and style in mind, suitable for confident beginners through to experienced dressmakers. Buy it here.

Sew Knit Love

Casual selection of patterns for babies, kids and adults available as PDFs to download 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 Fabric Godmother or Dragonfly Fabrics.

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.


SewLoft Patterns 

Ladieswear patterns that are now available to download from Hoopes Park Studios here.

Sew Love Patterns

PDF patterns for a maxi-style dress and jumpsuit from this new UK pattern house. Shop here for the patterns.

Sew Love Patterns
Sew Love Patterns

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). 

Sew 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 Jaycotts.

Sew Pony Vintage

Modern patterns in a vintage style from Australia – small collection for girls and women. Buy your PDF patterns here.

Sew Swimmingly

Swimwear, activewear and lingerie patterns from Etsy shop – buy here

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. Selection available as paper patterns or PDFs here in the UK at Fabric Godmother and The Crafty Mastermind.

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 My Perfect Patterns.

Sinclair Patterns

Classic and casual patterns for both men and women from this US designer. Buy as PDFs here.

Sirena Patterns

Swimwear sewing patterns to buy as PDFs from this US site – order them 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

Size:Me

SIZE:me is a new independent pattern company producing dressmaking patterns for home sewists offering off the shelf standard sized patterns and able to tailor patterns to your individual measurements and so it truly is SIZE:me.

SBCC patterns
Skinny Bitch, Curvy Chick

Skinny 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.

Slow Sunday

Paper patterns to buy in French from this Parisian designer. Take a look at the nice variety of designs here and order online.

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.  

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.

Stay + Stitch

Casual designs for women and girls to buy as PDFs here.

Stepalica Patterns

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

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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. Visit the Storybook Patterns website here.

Straighgrain Patterns

PDF and paper pack patterns in multiple languages for young girl’s clothing  Buy the adorable range of patterns here.

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

Studio Costura

Learn to sew lingerie with these gorgeous Spanish patterns available to buy here.

Studio Tantrum

Few designs for kids – buy patterns from Dots n Stripes.

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.


SUCO by Susana

Nice variety of patterns in English and Portuguese for children and one for women. All available as PDFs and priced in Euros – shop here.

Sussex Seamstress

UK designer of women’s garments including separates and dresses. You can buy the patterns in paper or PDF format and each design is accompanied by a YouTube video to get you going. View the site here.

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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.

Teddy and Me

Few designs for children – patterns from Dots n Stripes in the UK. 

Tessuti patterns
Tessuti

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! UK buyers can buy as paper patterns from Fabric Godmother here.


The Assembly Line

The Assembly Line offer carefully crafted sewing patterns matching their own contemporary, Scandinavian style, together with a range of high-quality fabrics and trims selected to suit each pattern perfectly. The patterns include dresses, tops and separates and can be bought in the UK from The Draper’s Daughter here and Fabric Godmother.


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/ or Dragonfly Fabrics here.


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 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

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 Pattern Pages

UK online dressmaking magazine offering their own line of patterns that are available to buy as PDFs or printed patterns. You can get a PDF version for free is you subscribe to the magazine – details here

 

The Pattern Preacher

Modern, versatile womens sewing patterns for all abilities. Visit the UK websiteElephant in My Handbag have a selection.


The Sewing Club

Paper pattern for the Thirza Dress available here.


The Sewing Revival

New Zealand pattern brand offering a selection of womenswear and kid’s sewing patterns to print at home. Take a look.


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. Dragonfly Fabrics have a good selection in the UK.


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.


The Wearable Studio

Australian designer offering the Franki t-shirt as a PDF pattern here.


The Wolf and The Tree

Variety of patterns for kids and adults including men’s patterns from this German designer. Take a look on the website.


Thread Bear Designs

UK Etsy shop selling sewing patterns for babies and kids. Visit here.


Threadbear Garments

Patterns for a top and a trendy jumpsuit to buy as PDFs – see them here.


Thread Faction

Australian pattern house with designs for kids and women available as PDF downloads in AUS Dollars – see the range here.


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 Ray Stitch in the UK or Fabricate Mirfield.


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 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.


Toby K. Patterns

An independent PDF sewing pattern company specializing in men, teens, and boys patterns.  Toby K. is committed to creating unique, fun, well-drafted patterns that fit perfectly and look awesome. Look at the range online.


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. 

 

True Bias

Urban sewing patterns for women and kids – you can now buy these as paper patterns from Fabric Godmother or Dragonfly Fabrics


Truly Victorian

Specilaist costume designer specialising in the bustle period.  A selection of patterns carried by Sew Curvy in the UK.


Tuesday Stitches

Interesting selection of patterns for swimwear, kids clothing and lots of accessories – take a look here to buy the patterns in digital format.


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 Fabricate Mirfield.


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Untitled Thoughts

Three patterns available for Stella Dress, Matilda Wrap Dress and the Olive Jumper from this US-based company. Order the patterns as paper versions or copy shop files here.  PDFs can be ordered via Fabric Godmother here.

 

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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

 

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 Raystitch.


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.  

Walden by Colette

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. Raystitch also stock some patterns here.

Wearing History

Vintage style clothing patterns from the US. Browse and order as e-patterns here.

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!

Wearologie

Small range of women’s patterns available as PDF downloads from this Geneva-based Swiss pattern designer – patterns are purchased in Swiss Francs – browse them here.

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. 

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. 

Workshop Patterns

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 here. The Crafty Mastermind have a good selection here.

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You Made My Day

Patterns for adults and kids to order in Euros here. Some of the range available from Fabric Godmother as PDFs here

To find more indie dressmaking patterns use the links below:

For pattern companies A – H see here.

For pattern companies I – P see here.

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