Do you love independent sewing patterns? Here we present part one 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 I – P see here.
For pattern companies R – Z see here.
1 Puddle Lane
1 Puddle Lane is a small Australian pattern company offering classic dress patterns and a few children’s garments. All available as PDF downloads priced in AUS Dollars.
100 Acts of Sewing
Selection of patterns for separates and tunic styles that are sized up to 4XL for plus size sewers. In the UK, Beyond Measure have a selection of the paper patterns.
5 Out of 4 Patterns
A mixture of casual sewing patterns for women, men and children, including maternity and nursing patterns too. Includes patterns for 5XL size. You can browse the range and buy the patterns as instant downloads in US Dollars.
Afternoon patterns offer beautiful, modern silhouettes in an easy-to-use, printable digital download. The range is currently quite small offering patterns for a dress, skirt and blouse. Buy here. Fabric Godmother in the UK sell the PDF patterns here. The Sewing Cafe also stock these.
Aime Comme Marie
A French company offering independent sewing patterns, Aime Comme Marie have a selection of women’s, men’s and kid’s paper patterns (instructions in French) available to order online and priced in Euros.
Alice & Ann
Presently only one pattern available as a PDF for the Kendra Dress – a fit and flare style. You can buy the PDF in US Dollars here.
Alice & Co
Alice & Co Patterns are designed in London by mother and daughter team Alice and Lilia. They believe that dress making should be fun, with fast and simple techniques so you can sew inventive and stylish outfits at home and are passionate about creating modern patterns that fit well and you love to wear. Take a look at their range here. Fabric Godmother sell the PDF patterns.
Stylish designs for casual wear from this US designer including a denim jacket. You can buy the PDF patterns online in US currency.
New US pattern line for women’s dresses and separates. You can view the patterns here. Patterns are distributed in the UK via Hantex wholesale – find a stockist here. Lovely Jubbly Fabrics are a UK stockist.
Known best for quilt patterns, there is a small range of dressmaking patterns available from Dragonfly Fabrics in the UK.
Amy Butler is a well known pattern designer and she offers dressmaking, bags and home furnishing designs usually made up in her boho fabrics. Some of her patterns can be purchased as PDF files here. Paper patterns can be purchased from many UK shops.
Amy Nicole Studio
PDF pattern for the Patti Pocket Skirt is now available – look out for more here.
Angela sells pdf sewing patterns for men and women. You can join her site for an annual fee to access all her patterns (30+) or you can buy them individually. They are supported by many free video guides to help you sew them.
Variety of sewing patterns for jeans, suits, tees and twin sets and for plus sizes too. Buy as digital downloads in US Dollars – website here.
Anna Allen Clothing + Patterns
Anna Maria Horner
A mixture of pretty dressmaking designs, quilts, bags and home decor patterns on offer from Anna Maria Horner. You can buy them here.
Anna Rose Patterns
Pattern site with some nice separates designed by Maud. Order the PDF patterns in Euros here.
Anne K. Couture
Easy and modern couture sewing patterns from this French designer. Range of styles now available in English and as PDF downloadable patterns – browse the range here.
Digital sewing patterns for sleek ‘Cold Shoulder’ cropped and tunic tops and simple slip dress – options for buying a home printing pattern or a copy shop pattern. See and buy the designs here.
PDF and paper patterns for dresses and separates from April Rhodes. Order PDF patterns here in US Dollars.
A Sparkly Baby
Trendy PDF sewing patterns for all the family including undies, swimsuits et al! Browse and buy from the Etsy shop here.
Atelier des Cigognes
Patterns for pregnancy and small children in French to buy here.
Kimono patterns to buy as downloadable patterns online here from Etsy in UK Pounds.
Australian designer of sandals, you can now purchase patterns to make your own! Order a PDF pattern booklet here in AUS Dollars.
Selection of stylish PDF sewing patterns available in Euros from this Greek designer. https://athinakakou.com/shop/
Attie and Dora
New pattern company based in Shetland released thir first pattern for the Dora Dress and Top which is available to purchase as a digital sewing pattern on Etsy.
Audrey & Me Patterns
PDF printable patterns based on Audrey Hepburn style dresses and skirts. You can order and download them here and prices are in Euros.
Baste + Gather
Formerly Selvage Designs, this website offers a few free downloadable sewing patterns for kids with the promise of other designs to come. There is also a link to a course to learn how to design your own PDFpatterns too.
Cute range of patterns for babies and young girls available as downloads here.
Dutch pattern brand for women, teens and children’s sewing patterns. Mixture of styles as PDF or paper patterns to buy in Dutch or English – visit the site here.
At present, one PDF pattern for the Cologne blouse that you can buy here.
Bella Sunshine Designs
Modern pdf patterns for children’s clothing. Their pdfs are layered so you print only the size you need. They are based in Florida so prices are in USD. They have a free banded skirt pattern available here. Find their patterns in their online shop here, or buy via Etsy.
Below The Kowhai
A nice selection of patterns designed for children with nostalgic charm from this New Zealand designer, plus a few nice accessory patterns too. Take a look – you can order the patterns in NZ Dollars as a PDF download – browse here.
Another Australian designer of mainly kids’ clothing but a few casual skirts and tunics too. All patterns available here.
Black Snail Patterns
Here you will find patterns for historical costumes, but also modern patterns for the whole family.
Blank Slate Patterns
Nice selection of casual garments and great patterns for toddlers and children, plus some bag patterns too. All available as PDF downloads from the website in the US so you pay in US Dollars. Some patterns are sized up to 3XL (bust size 53″).
Blue Dot Patterns
Really nice modern and casual patterns for separates available as PDF patterns to download in US Dollars here.
Great selection of patterns for your wardrobe, Bluegingerdoll patterns are available from Sewbox.
Blueprints For Sewing
A small selection of PDF printable patterns for separates available on this US website – prices in US Dollars.
A French website offering nice casual ‘clear and didactic sewing patterns for women and children’ as PDF downloads – payments in Euros. There are also three sewing patterns now available in English too. Visit the site here.
Bobbins n Buttons
PDF and paper patterns for children and women from this UK-based designer. Order them here.
Bonnie and Blithe
Small range of sewing patterns for you and the kids from this US mother of eight! Purchase as digital patterns in US Dollars here.
As the name suggests (!), choose from bra-making and lingerie patterns from this Aussie company. You can order some of the patterns as digital versions and there are others available as paper patterns. Take a look here.
Boo Le Heart
A real mix of patterns for women’s garments and accessories all available as PDF sewing patterns from this South African designer – patterns are priced in US Dollars. See the patterns here.
Custom-sized runway-inspired sewing patterns available to download – you fill in your measurements, order the pattern, print and sew! Available from this US website, prices are stated in US Dollars.
A wide variety of paper patterns for bra-making, swimwear, underwear and lounge wear. The Pin-Up Girls collection is a special series of patterns, carefully designed and widely tested by expert Beverly V. Johnson – the Fairy Bra Mother! See the collection here and buy in Canadian Dollars.
Brilliant Sewing Patterns
Patterns for women, babies, teens and kids designed by this German company. Patterns are available to buy as instant downloads as PDFs – take a look here. You get a free Babsi basket pattern with any download!
Brindille & Twig
A big selection of baby and young toddler garments including rompers, dresses and skirts. You can buy these PDF patterns online from here.
By Hand London
Well known British pattern designers, famous for the Elisalex Dress, By Hand London patterns are available as mainly PDF patterns on their website.
Great stylish Australian patterns for dresses, leggings, trousers and tees, these are available as paper patterns from UK stockists Sewbox. You can order these patterns in plus sizes up to size 50.
Stylish capsule wardrobe patterns for dresses, separates and a coat, these patterns are available as PDFs from this US website – payment in US Dollars. Selection of printed patterns available in the UK at Fabric Godmother.
Camimade are a new British pattern brand offering contemporary and elegant pdf sewing patterns for women. Sizes range from 6-20 and each pattern offers personalisation options. View their first collection – The Desert Collection – at https://camimade.com
Candy Castle Patterns
Candy Castle Patterns designs easy to use, high quality, printable sewing patterns for all members of the family, particulaly the kids! All patterns are digital downloads that you can purchase direct from the website of this US design house – browse the range here.
London-based independent pattern company focused on work wear, cocktail wear and day-to-night looks. Patterns are available as PDF downloads from their online shop.
Super new designs for curvy ladies sizes 16 – 32 and cup sizes up to G/H from this US designer. Sewbox is stocking these patterns in the UK, so check them out on the website. Eclectic Maker also stock some patterns.
French sewing patterns for women, girls and infants available to purchase as paper patterns in Euros from here.
Chalk and Notch
Patterns with simple but detailed instructions – at present a few lovely designs mainly for girls but there is a lovely waterfall raglan tunic/top for women too. Available as digital downloads from the US here or from the UK here.
A small selection of women’s casual garment patterns available as PDF instant downloads from this Dutch company. Prices in Euros and view the website here to order.
French pattern designers showcasing some stylish women’s patterns. Take a look at the designs here, which you will be able to order from 21 November 2016. There is a free pattern ‘Ben’ for PJ shorts too!
Christine Jonson Patterns
Nice selection of stylish separates patterns available to buy and download from this designer – order your patterns here.
A French website offering a number of simple childrens’ garments in English and sold as paper patterns priced in Euros. Order them here.
Big range of patterns for all the family including the dog, the kids and their dolls! Also includes some plus size adult patterns up to 5XL. You will purchase the patterns as PDFs in US Dollars – browse the vast range here.
Sewing patterns for young girls with a modern feel and some interesting designs. The patterns are supplied as paper patterns and are available to buy in the UK from Purple Stitches.
Closet Case Patterns
Great designs from this Canadian designer for a swimsuit, pyjamas, skinny jeans and a jumpsuit to sew for yourself using a PDF pattern that you can buy here. Now Fabric Godmother also stock paper versions of the patterns on their site here. Fabricate Mirfield also stock them.
Watson Pattern for a bra or bikini available as a PDF file. Order online in US Dollars. There is also a pattern for lady shorts for free! The new Harriet Bra pattern is available up to size 42H.
UK based company, Clothkits have their own range of patterns for women’s clothing including a boxy jacket, skirts and dresses to view online.
New pattern brand in the UK with a lovely trapeze dress pattern available at the moment – look out for more and buy here as a digital pattern in English or Spanish!
Coffee and Thread
Small range of patterns for kids available as PDF downloads – check the designs out here.
Large range of pattern designs, including designs for men and plus-size up to 3XL on some designs too. Patterns are available from the US website to download here (prices in US Dollars) or purchase paper patterns in the UK from Sewbox and Fabric Godmother.
Gorgeous Australian patterns as digital PDF and paper sewing patterns allow the user complete customisation to their garments – perfect for linens. View the range here.
Lovely independent sewing patterns for women and children – order the PDF versions from Belgium (Euros) here.
Designer offering e-patterns for multiple clothing designs. Search the shop here and download or have printed patterns posted to you. Prices in US Dollars.
Cozy Little World
PDF patterns mainly for children and in French but the adult Jasmin t-shirt pattern is available in English – select here.
Create Kids Couture
Mainly for kids but with a few adult his/her patterns thrown in, take a look at this range of stylish kidswear to buy as PDF patterns from the US. There are some freebies too. Visit the website here.
If we get a cold winter, then these snow skirt patterns will fit the bill! Take a look at what’s available to order as patterns and kits from Alaska here.
Dana Marie Design
Wide range of patterns mainly for women and including many designs with plus sizes, some going up to 5XL. The patterns are available to order online from the US here.
Daughters of Style
Patterns for casuals and separates for women. Each pattern is designed to bring style and quality to the sewist. You can buy the patterns as Print at Home or Copyshop versions in US Dollars here.
Lovely feminine lingerie and women’s patterns from this Australian designer – also a few patterns for girls – all available as PDFs here.
A nice selection of women’s and girl’s paper and PDF patterns. View the range here and order online in US Dollars.
Decades of Style
Offering ‘the finest vintage sewing pattern reproductions from the years 1920 through the 1950s – choose your era to sew up a modern body-type pattern in a style from years gone by! Only available direct from the US as paper patterns, you can order in US Dollars here.
Deer and Doe
Gorgeous French chic in these lovely pattern designs from Deer and Doe – choose from dresses, coat, separates and some great jersey skirt and tee designs. All available as printed paper patterns direct from France or for you to buy from Fabric Godmother. You can download their Plantain T-Shirt for free here. Worth noting that the PDF patterns go up to size 52.
Pattern for a pleated pencil skirt now available as a PDF pattern to order here.
Delphine et Morrisette
Belgian pattern company offering some ladies’ tops in French. One pattern ‘La Blonde’ available in English – all downloads in Euros here.
New Australian pattern company offering stylish garment designs including trousers, blouses and dresses up to size 26. Available to purchase in AUS Dollars as PDF files to download from the website here.
Stylish garment patterns for tunics, shirts and dresses for wearing during pregnancy from this French designer. Buy the paper patterns here (in French only).
Modern and unique printable PDF sewing patterns from this Canadian Etsy shop.
Small range of PDF sewing patterns designed for babies and toddlers from this Sussex-based designer. You can buy her patterns here.
Bohemian style patterns for coats and jackets from this Oregon-based designer. One pattern – The River Tunic – is available as a download but the other designs are only paper versions to order from the US here.
Digital Pattern Library
Currently a small range of women’s streetwear patterns available to purchase here.
Di Nuvole Di Cuori
Italian style patterns – mainly womenswear plus one baby pattern. PDF downloads with payment in Euros. See them here.
Join the DIY Couture sewing revolution! DIY Couture books remove the need for complex sewing patterns. They contain a set of simple, visual instructions, which help you to make a particular garment type, that can be almost endlessly re-invented. Diagrams and pictures take the maker through the creation process, so that unique, personally fitted pieces of clothing are accessible to anyone. Buy from Sewbox in the UK.
Do It Better Yourself Club
Small range of patterns for separates from this club that you can buy as PDF’s in US Dollars. Browse here.
Small range of lovely patterns perfect for sewing up in African Wax prints that they also supply – check them out here.
A stylish selection of paper patterns in French for dresses, separates etc. You can order them directly online in Euros. Visit the website here. Fabric Godmother now have a small selection in the UK too – view here.
Great choice of women’s tops, dreses and separates patterns available as PDFs from Dressy Talk’s Etsy shop – take a browse here.
Duchess and Hare
PDF sewing patterns for girls from babies to teens from this US company. Order them here.
Duck Butt Designs
Sewing patterns for casual gear for adults and kids, including some free ones, from this US pattern designer – browse and buy here.
Patterns for modern babies and kids to buy here.
Elise Patterns designed the Chelsea bra, available as a printed paper pattern from this British based company here. They also stock a range of other bra patterns.
Eliza M Vintage Style Sewing
German designer with a small selection of English patterns for an adult and child raglan shirt and a bag. Order your patterns in Euros as downloads at the website.
Ellie and Mac
Lots of patterns for all the family but particularly the babies and kids. Plenty to order as PDF downloads from this US website here.
Vintage reproduction sewing patterns available as downloads and to fit any body size – shop on Etsy.
Patterns for bras and swimwear from this Canadian designer – purchase the patterns as PDFs here. Kits are also available.
Uk based designers who have developed their range of independent dress patterns over the past few years and now have several in the collection, ranging from kids to adult designs. If you are a new to sewing or an experienced maker, you will find lots to inspire you here. Fabric Godmother stock them here. The Sewing Cafe also have a selection here and also at Brenda Killigrew Sewing Studio here.
English Girl at Home
One downloadable pattern for a woman’s A-Line dress from their Etsy shop.
Evie la Luve
Lovely lingerie patterns from this UK-based designer. Panties, knickers and bra patterns available on her site.
EYMM Modern Designs
Offering a variety of patterns at different levels there are cute wearable clothes for a variety of ages & sizes, including plus sizes up to 5XL. Check them out here and purchase as digital patterns in US Dollars.
Fancy Tiger Crafts
Farbenmix stands for extraordinary patterns for babies and children. Most patterns are suitable for beginners and our European. Order from Dots n Stripes here.
Fashion Patterns by Coni
Large range of patterns for women, many available up to size 6XL and available with slopers for different bust sizes. You can buy these patterns that are shipped and charged from the US. Browse the website here.
Patterns for running gear and active wear by Melissa Fehr from her London studio. Buy here for PDF pattern downloads.
Are a new brand of women’s wear sewing patterns available in pdf form. However you can choose to add on the cost of printing and they’ll print the pattern for you and post it out. View their patterns here.
Felicity Sewing Patterns
Girls’ dress patterns, boys’ trousers and shirts, baby romper patterns, girls’ tops and skirts. Beautiful patterns for babies and toddlers from this Australian designer. Buy as PDF downloads in AUS Dollars online. They also have an Etsy shop to buy in UK currency here.
Well known for their stylish children’s patterns in a casual style, Figgy’s patterns are available as e-patterns to download here.
Fine Motor Skills
FREE sewing patterns for some simple separates available to download here!
Fit for Art
Designed for sewers, quilters, and wearable artists, their patterns offer a flattering “blank slate” for creative expression. Choose from a range of casuals that you can customise – shop here for packaged patterns in US Dollars.
Shop in Bristol that has a small range of patterns for underwear and a swimsuit – shop here.
Digital downloads from Flossie’s Etsy shop for a Maude Skirt and Weekend Doris Dress – see them here.
Mixture of patterns from kids to adults clothing and accessories available as PDFs in US Dollars – order them here.
Folkwear provides sewing patterns that are based on authentic ethnic and vintage garments collected during travels to other countries. All the patterns are flexible enough to be used for costuming as well as making unique every-day-wear. Hantex are distributing these patterns in the UK – search for stockists here.
Frankie and Ray
Frankie & Ray produce a small collection of women’s clothing and accessory patterns, and sometimes a few lovely things for your home. You can order the paper sewing patterns from Australia here.
An online and on-demand design service designed by Joost De Cock for getting a pattern made to your own measurements. Mainly men’s sewing patterns but a few for the girls too! Take a look here.
New pattern designer offering her Orla dress as a free PDF download here.
Fresh Press Patterns
Canadian designer who designs a mixture of patterns for women as wardrobe builders including tops, dresses and coats. See the range here and buy as PDFs.
Friday Pattern Company
Nice selection of PDF patterns for the modern woman. Minimalist and easy to sew. You can purchase the designs here as instant downloads in US Dollars or in the UK from Fabric Godmother here or buy papaer versions from Fabricate Mirfield.
Frocks and Frolics
Selection of patterns mainly for girls and teens including video tutorials to accompany the patterns. The patterns use a one size per file system, unique to Frocks & Frolics. This allows for specific alterations to certain sizes and ages giving each individual pattern a tailored fit, which is simply not possible in multi size patterns. Take a look and order here.
George and Ginger
PDF sewing patterns for the ladies – choose from a mixture of great designs ready to order and sew now – get the patterns here.
London based designer of PDF sewing patterns for swimwear and lingerie. Buy here.
Gina Renee Designs
If you want to sew some super accessories, Gina Renee Patterns have lots of options for scarves, hats, bags, skirts, tops and some menswear designs. All available as PDF downloads and payment in US Dollars. Take a look here.
Girl Charlee Sewing Patterns are inspired from vintage patterns, but designed for the modern child. Their patterns are easy to sew and allow for easy on and off! View them here to order online.
A mix of feminine, playful, cute, modern and elegant from this German designer to buy patterns here.
Small selection of garment designs and some quirky, gothic accessory patterns too – see them here.
California-based designer offering patterns for women’s separates, dresses and a few kids’ patterns too – order them direct from the website as PDF downloads. Plus, get a free apron pattern too!
Goldfinch and Eagle
Green Bee Patterns
Nice selection of dresses, totes, kids’ clothing and a few quilt patterns – a few are available as PDF downloads here (US Dollars).
Green Pepper Patterns
Outdoor and sports gear patterns for the family using polar fleece and including ski gear. Download here in US Dollars.
Casual styles for all the family, take a look here at these PDF patterns (US Dollars) for you to download. Selected sizes are available up to 3XL.
Simple and unique paterns for women’s separates you can buy as PDF downloads from the Etsy shop here.
Handmade by Carolyn
New sewing pattern design for the Perth Dress and Blouse from this Australian designer, noted mainly for kinitting patterns. Browse here.
Helen is a blogger based in Canada and she has released the Winslow pattern for culottes and a free bag pattern. You can purchase the Winslow pattern as a PDF download here.
Her Little World
A French pattern company with pretty designs mainly for girls but a few adult patterns too. You can buy them as printed patterns in English direct in Euros here.
Hey June Handmade
Patterns with a sporty feel including leggings, tees and hoodies for you and the kids. Download these PDF patterns direct from this US website (prices in US Dollars). Includes four free patterns too!
Histoire de Coudre
Mixture of patterns on this French website – you can buy them online here.
Homer and Howells
Modern British sewing patterns – find out more here and to buy here.
‘Patterns so hot they’re smokin’…’ Hot Patterns are a well known independent pattern company with patterns for all types of garments including some menswear. Paper patterns are available in many UK shops including Sewbox and Hot Patterns are now selling e-patterns direct to download and print from here (US Dollars). Plus sizes up to size 26.
Growing collection of patterns available for download from Craftsy – choose from separates and sportswear items. Browse and buy here.
House of Pinheiro
Well known Brazilian designer based in the UK – Rachel has a free download for the Brasilia Dress here.
How to do Fashion
This is a Danish pattern design company with a good selection of designs for dresses, skirts and jackets. Browse the designs here and buy in the UK from Sewbox. There is also a free pattern for a dress on the main site too.
For independent sewing pattern companies I – P see here.
For independent sewing pattern companies R – Z see here.