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Independent Pattern Companies

In Threads #163, Oct/Nov 2012 we interviewed independent pattern designers about what it takes to launch a pattern line.

Listed here are independent pattern lines for contemporary garment patterns for adults and children, as well as historical and reproduction vintage garment patterns, and craft, home décor, toy, and other patterns. Some of these independent pattern companies offer only printed patterns, some offer both printed and PDF electronic patterns, and some offer only electronic patterns.

If you notice any independent pattern company currently in operation that is missing from this list, please let us know!

Please Note: Not all pattern companies listed have a web presence.



Akasha Clothing Company 

All Dunn Designs 

Amy Butler Design 

Angela Wolf Patterns 

Anna Maria Horner 

Artsy Crafty Babe 

Bali Collection Birch Street Clothing Patterns 

Barb Originals 

Bettsy Kingston Patterns 

Brensan Studios 

Brown Paper Patterns 

Chris W. Designs 

Christine Haynes Patterns 

Christine Johnson Patterns 

CNT Pattern Co.

Cake Patterns 

Colette Patterns 

Cutting Line Designs 

Dana Marie Patterns 

Darlene Miller's Clothes 4 You 

Design and Planning Concepts 

Edelweiss Patterns


Emilie Rebekah

Encore Designs

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Comments (51)

kacollins1965 kacollins1965 writes: Hello!

Great article and would love to have my ladies apparel pattern company added to your list.

Thank you!

Kim Collins
Ann Normandy Design

Posted: 10:56 am on December 2nd

florestine florestine writes: I have no interest in pattern pdfs. Wish listings would specify format offered.
Posted: 2:20 pm on July 14th

SteveGolden SteveGolden writes: nice
Posted: 9:54 am on March 8th

EdwardJenkins EdwardJenkins writes: Amazing!! Love it.
Posted: 2:14 am on July 31st

HeatherWielding HeatherWielding writes: Hi

Heather Wielding Designs offers sewing patterns and drafting tutorials specializing in petite sizes, with a Gothic twist. We also offer knit and crochet patterns.

We'd love to be on the list. Many thanks in advance!
Posted: 4:22 pm on June 3rd

snapdragonstudios snapdragonstudios writes: Thanks for putting together such a great resource! We would love to be included in your list. We have three women's clothing patterns currently available in print or PDF and will be releasing two accessory patterns and several clothing patterns in the coming months. Thanks!
Posted: 4:52 am on March 15th

BlackSnail BlackSnail writes: Hi, please add my pattern Company to your list. I offer PDF Download Patterns for historical costumes.

Black Snail Patterns:
Posted: 6:19 am on November 5th

lucyann lucyann writes: Please add my pattern company - Children's Corner Patterns

We have been in business 37 years and produce printed patterns for classic children's clothes. These patterns are drafted from slopers and while each size packages contains many sizes, the individual pieces are not stacked so they do not have to be traced.

Facebook: Children's Corner Patterns

Private Facebook sewing blog: Sew Classic for Children

Thank you so much
Lezette Thomason
Posted: 11:55 am on July 24th

cozynestdesign cozynestdesign writes: Hi, Can you add me to your list, please? Thanks!
Cozy Nest Design
Posted: 9:51 pm on February 11th

manigoldgirl manigoldgirl writes: I love all the individual pattern companies, no matter how small. I love to sew but I am interested in sewing for 'handicapped' or 'disabled' babies and children up to early teens. I have made 'onesies' and other clothes for disabled children up to size child 8. I would like to know if any of these patterns above are for the disabled. If not, does anyone know of any patterns floating around for the 'handicapped'. Keep up the good work. Love THREADS. I can be e-mailed at ''
Posted: 7:56 pm on January 16th

ThreadTheory ThreadTheory writes: Hi! We would love to be added to this list, if possible! We are an independent menswear sewing pattern company called Thread Theory Designs Inc. Our website is and our blog is
Thank you!
Posted: 10:29 am on August 12th

ThreadTheory ThreadTheory writes:
Posted: 10:27 am on August 12th

Zouzoudesign Zouzoudesign writes: My company Zouzou Design offers doll sewing patterns and fabric doll faces to use with the patterns and I also would love to be added to your list.
Many thanks!
Posted: 2:44 pm on June 22nd

NeheleniaPatterns NeheleniaPatterns writes: Hello,

I would like to add our correct URL to our listing:

Nehelenia Patterns - since 1999 Europe's largest retailer / wholesaler for authentic period patterns, notions, millinery, corsetry and fashion accessories. We ship worldwide.

We stock most independent period pattern makers, plus our own ever growing line, Nehelenia Patterns.

Wholesale inquiries welcome!

Many thanks,
Posted: 3:35 am on April 23rd

TheMakersJournal TheMakersJournal writes: Thanks for supporting small businesses and independent pattern designers...please add
Posted: 3:12 am on April 7th

lauramarsh lauramarsh writes: Hi, please can you add my company to the list:

Laura Marsh Designs

I currently offer sewing patterns and patterns blocks for men, women and children, both as pdfs and printed paper patterns.

Many thanks, Laura
Posted: 9:46 am on March 31st

ChrisWDesigns ChrisWDesigns writes: Hi, I am hoping you will add me to your list of independant pattern designers. I am a bag pattern designer from Australia. here are my links!
ChrisW Designs:

Posted: 10:55 pm on March 8th

Sinbad_and_Sailor Sinbad_and_Sailor writes: We're a new London based sewing pattern company who offer downloadable seasonal trend lead patterns in sizes 8-16. If you could add us to the list that would be ace!

Our website is
Posted: 6:20 am on January 7th

Jen_Giddens Jen_Giddens writes: I design sewing patterns for purses and bags, I would love to be included in this list!
Posted: 3:30 pm on January 4th

ElfPop ElfPop writes: Hi there,
Thank you so much for providing an opportunity for Indie designers to be found, the list is amazing there are so many talented people out there.
I would love it if you could add my Elf Pop toy & doll sewing patterns to the list:

Thanks a million :)

Posted: 4:32 am on December 13th

StudioCherie StudioCherie writes: Thanks for showing us all off. It is great to have a big list all in one place.
Posted: 1:31 pm on October 22nd

LinnetNC LinnetNC writes: In the Historical Pattern list, there's a link error. For Folkwear Patterns, the correct link is:
Posted: 4:24 pm on September 16th

jupe77 jupe77 writes: The J. Stearn website is infected (JavaScript Obfuscation)!
Posted: 1:42 pm on September 14th

jupe77 jupe77 writes: The link to Amy Butler is incorrect. It should be, no "s" at the end of "design".
Posted: 11:30 am on September 14th

user-2092169 user-2092169 writes: the link to Encore Designs goes to a webpage that indicates the business has been closed
Posted: 9:46 am on September 13th

RevDi RevDi writes: Thank you for providing a GREAT resource. I've needed to find many of these resources for different occasions, and now I have them all in one place. And I'll be sure to refer them to my friends and clients as well. What a wonderful service you've provided!!
Posted: 9:52 pm on September 12th

MrsDepew MrsDepew writes: At Mrs. Depew VIntage we offer both reproduction and original vintage inspired sewing patterns!
Here is our website:

Thanks for creating such a great collection! I'm having so much fun looking at the designers I haven't heard of yet!
Posted: 4:45 pm on September 12th

SLMiller SLMiller writes: Wow, thank you everyone for leaving your pattern companies' names and web addresses. We searched for as many as we could find, and were amazed at the numbers. But obviously many just weren't on our radar or didn't come up in searches. It's even more amazing to see so many more companies coming out of the woodwork!
Your pattern companies will be added to the list as soon as possible.
Keep 'em coming!
Posted: 4:24 pm on September 12th

MariaDenmark MariaDenmark writes: Hello

I'd love to have my independent pattern company added to the list as well.

I design the MariaDenmark pattern line, which are patterns for everyday wear, with detailed illustrated instructions, making them easy to sew ,fit and wear for everybody – even complete beginners.

Posted: 12:06 pm on September 12th

NewVintageLady NewVintageLady writes: Hi!
I'd like to add my reproduction patterns to the list.

I specialize in plus size patterns from the 20s to the late 40s.

Posted: 11:27 am on September 12th

WearingHistory WearingHistory writes: Hello!
I would love to be added to this list. I do retro/historical/vintage patterns.

My customers really love my patterns and I hope you will, too
Posted: 11:10 am on September 12th

apphia apphia writes: Hello! My sisters and I would love to see our pattern company on your list, too. Thanks for compiling this!

x Apphia
Posted: 10:36 am on September 12th

sewlady70 sewlady70 writes: To the gal who wanted to know what the pattern company was shown between Sewholic and Silhouette patterns in the bottom right hand corner of the picture. . . J. Stern Designs. She recently had a T shirt class on Pattern Review which I took.


SewLady 70
Posted: 6:49 am on September 12th

alishac alishac writes: Hi! I would love if you would add my company Pink Poodle Bows to your list! I design e-patterns for children's clothing as well as other e-patterns.
Posted: 10:04 pm on September 11th

user-680803 user-680803 writes: In the picture above (& from the magazine), there are three patterns in the bottom right corner. I am interested in the pattern designer & website for the pattern between Sewaholic & Christine Johnson.

Thank you. Teresa in WV

Posted: 9:21 pm on September 11th

Bobbie1 Bobbie1 writes: I believe all of these HISTORICAL & REPRODUCTION VINTAGE PATTERNS are still currently in operation:

Burnley & Trowbridge Patterns

Country Wives Patterns

Dawn Anderson Designns

Dressing History Patterns

Eagle's View Patterns

Granny's Attic Patterns

MoiRANDALL'S (Randwulf)

Posted: 8:11 pm on September 11th

CarolynSoto1 CarolynSoto1 writes: A Danish company, shopOnion by MariaDenmark, offers its patterns online. All of them have English instructions. Very nice, somewhat basic but up-to-date clothing that is easy to construct.
Posted: 6:22 pm on September 11th

SarahHJ SarahHJ writes: Lindsay Wilkes owns the Cottage Mama and offers an adorable line of patterns for children's clothing:
Posted: 6:03 pm on September 11th

Oceanpeg Oceanpeg writes: Surprised that you missed the Lazy Girl Designs by Joan Hawley in the Quilting and Craft section of the pattern company list.

Her patterns mostly include purses and quilts , including th e flying geese
Posted: 5:20 pm on September 11th

gailete gailete writes: While we don’t design patterns, we do sell any brand of sewing pattern at our on line store, Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts. We currently have close to 8000 new, uncut patterns listed. If you need a source for retail sales of your patterns, we would be happy to talk with you about it. Visit us at

Posted: 5:15 pm on September 11th

gailete gailete writes: While we don’t design patterns, we do sell any brand of sewing pattern at our on line store, Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts. We currently have close to 8000 new, uncut patterns listed. If you need a source for retail sales of your patterns, we would be happy to talk with you about it. Visit us at
Posted: 5:13 pm on September 11th

elsbelles elsbelles writes: and
They have historical patterns.
Posted: 4:29 pm on September 11th

jenniferluvs2sew jenniferluvs2sew writes: Would love to be added to your list! I have a variety of PDF patterns (and soon some "paper versions" too!!) Some new clothing patterns to be released soon, too!

Craft Barn Creations

Jennifer @ Craft Barn Creations
Posted: 4:06 pm on September 11th

GailaDesigns GailaDesigns writes: Would love to be added to your list. My patterns are for phone, eReader, tablet and laptop cases; home decor, handbags.

Gaila Designs
Posted: 5:44 pm on September 7th

Erin_Erickson Erin_Erickson writes: I would love it if you could add my patterns to the list. Thank you!

Dog Under My Desk PDF Sewing Patterns
(The direct shop link is:
Posted: 4:22 pm on September 7th

SLMiller SLMiller writes: Thanks for the updates, everyone. Your pattern companies have been added to the list. We tried to include everyone at the outset, but many of you just weren't on our radar. You are now!
Posted: 12:25 pm on September 7th

SkinnybCurvyC SkinnybCurvyC writes: Hi, although I am a relative newcomer to the home sewing pattern biz I would appreciate if I could be included as well: Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick Patterns. My patterns are specially designed for petite and petite plus sizes with a fashion forward view.
Posted: 11:56 am on September 7th

user-1120353 user-1120353 writes: Birdsong Patterns offers hair accessories patterns, fabric flowers, and baskets:
Posted: 8:37 am on September 7th

user-1120353 user-1120353 writes: Tie Dye Diva Patterns has an independent line of children's clothing patterns (baby up to 10 or so).


Posted: 8:27 am on September 7th

WinkDesigns WinkDesigns writes: My pattern company, Wink Designs, offers modern, easy to make e-patterns for girls aged 1 to 8 at

I'd love to be added to the list.

Many thanks...
Posted: 1:34 am on September 7th

BariJ BariJ writes: Hi there. Would love if my company was added to the list. Thanks!
Bari J.
Posted: 12:39 am on September 6th

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