Indie sewing pattern designers list

Indie pattern designers list

This is my ever-expanding list of indie pattern designers from around the globe . List with links below so that I have them all in one place…with a wee bit of their bios included for good measure. These are all mainly for womenswear although a few do also sell patterns for men, little ones (separate list at bottom of post) and various other lovely bits and pieces. I also made a list of online dress-making supplies shops that I like in case it’s helpful.

UK and Europe

By Hand London, UK

By Hand London is an independent sewing pattern label, set up and run by us, Charlotte, Elisalex and Victoria, a trio of 20-somethings based in London. Creating patterns inspired by and named after the stylish ladies we know and admire, the designs themselves are an up-to-date take on classic silhouettes and so act as a canvas for your unique look. We celebrate making, individual style and creative women, designing for those who love to dress up, stand out and customise their own wardrobe.

Patterns now available only as pdfs unless you find a rare printed one available somewhere. Online sewalongs are really helpful.

My version of the lovely Anna dress.

Cocowawa Crafts, UK

‘We are an independent sewing pattern company based in London. Learn to sew with our patterns for women and girls (age 3 to 12), perfect to build up your techniques from sewing with jersey to making a button placket or a dress with a lovely pipping and gathers at the bottom. The CocoWawa Crafts patterns work all seasons depending on the fabric you choose, featuring comfy designs and geometric shapes with a sweet aesthetic and cute distinctive details. Simple and nice patterns for all sewing levels that you can make and wear all year around.’

Fehr Trade, UK

‘Fehr Trade was founded in 2005 by Melissa Fehr, but she’s been sewing in every scrap of spare time since 2001, also taking up running at about the same time. In 2013 both interests collided when Melissa released her first digital sewing patterns for activewear, and she hasn’t stopped moving or sewing since! So far she’s run six full marathons in her own-sewn gear, and also enjoys cycling and bouldering whenever she can.’

All activewear patterns and lots of help on how to sew them.

Gather, UK

‘Having once been enthusiastic beginner dressmakers, we wanted to create patterns which, through the use of simple instructions and lots of clear diagrams, demystified the sewing process for novice sewers and also appealed to more experienced home sewists.’

Small (and high quality) selection of patterns and kits available. Really lovely packaging and great instructions, super clear and easy to follow.

I’ve worn my Buchanan dressing gown lots.

Madeit Patterns, UK

‘Madeit Patterns is the brainchild of two women passionate about design and children’s wear. From their virtual office they work together to produce fresh and modern clothing patterns for cool kids and stylish adults. Their mission is to take home sewing to the next level and and show you how to create slick, professionally finished garments at home.Whether you are new to sewing or a seasoned pro, you have come to the right place.

Our PDF pattern books include tutorials with step-by-step instructions, full colour photography, sizing charts, fabric recommendations and cutting guides. We also throw in a side order of humour for good measure. Talking of measure we use both metric and imperial (cm/m and inch/yard). But if you ever get stuck, please contact us, we are always happy to help.’

Marilla Walker, UK

‘My patterns are designed to suit my style, so expect unfussy, clean lines with plenty of scope for modification. A love of textiles also means that most of my designs are great for showcasing amazing or interesting fabric.’

Merchant and Mills, UK

‘They produce a range of card and paper patterns and really useful kits, in profound contrast to the pretty, flowery image of the average haberdasher, they present superb and unusual sewing of notions in stark, utilitarian packaging.’

They also have a couple of great books, amazing haberdashery and beautiful fabric.

I sewed up The Dress Shirt in Liberty cord and a Curlew vest in rayon.

Paper Theory Patterns, UK

‘Navigating fashion with a guilt free conscience can be extremely difficult and time consuming. Paper Theory was created in a quest to help those who want to check out of the fast fashion system – but don’t want to check out of fashion altogether. We love fashion! We want to create, define and express ourselves; we don’t want to be forced into leaving fashion behind in order to lead ethical lives.’

Home of the very beautiful LB pullover and Kabuki Tee.

Sew Me Something, UK

‘Beautifully crafted and easy to follow, each pattern is named after a Shakespearean heroine – we are based in Stratford upon Avon after all.’

I made a Peaseblossom tee in a digital print jersey.

Sew Over It, UK

Patterns used in the classes at the Clapham-based café Sew Over It.

The Avid Seamstress, UK

‘Hello. We’re The Avid Seamstress, a London based pattern company dedicated to helping modern women enjoy the art of sewing. With a dedication to producing quality products with easy-to-follow instructions, we strive to bring together a community of women to empower and inspire each other through sewing.’

Small and beautiful collection of very wearable dresses. Paper patterns only.

The Makers Atelier, UK

‘The patterns I have created for The Maker’s Atelier are influenced by current fashion trends. I take the key shapes and refine them on the premise that the simplest shapes, in beautiful fabrics, make the most successful clothes. ‘

There is a really helpful journal where Frances, the designer, shares ideas and inspiration for her patterns.

Tilly and the Buttons, UK

‘With jargon-busting instructions, photos of all the steps and stylish designs, my blog, sewing patterns, workshops and book help you create gorgeous clothes that you’ll be proud to say you made yourself.’

Beautifully printed patterns on high quality paper (or pdf) with a colour printed instruction booklet.

So far… a denim Miette skirt, an Agnes top (with added thumb hole cuffs) and a Bettine dress.

Trend Patterns, UK

‘All products are based around and inspired by luxury, high-end fashion pieces and seasonal trends that are seen on the catwalks of New York, London, Milan & Paris twice a year during biannual Fashion week.

TPC is for those who are interested in fashion and who are looking for a stylish and unique feel to the product. Those who are beginners wishing to take up a new creative hobby. And the existing experienced home dress makers. But most importantly those with a love for fashion without the high price tag.’

There were only four patterns on the site when I checked but it’s an interesting concept. The patterns cost a hefty £30 each, printed format only.

Wendy Wards’s MIY Collection, UK

The creation of a garment that originally began as a flicker of an idea inside my head still seems to me to be a bit like magic. I design my own range of sewing patterns, tools and accessories called MIY Collection which are available online.’

Wardrobe by Me, Denmark

‘Wardrobe By Me is a natural extension of 20 years experience as a pattern designer. Working for a vast number of fashion brands as a pattern designer, has given me a unique knowledge of how to make a garment fit really well.My Name is Christina, owner and designer at Wardrobe By Me, where I create Scandinavian inspired women’s fashion sewing patterns, available as instant download PDF files. The fit and style is contemporary and elegant, a perfect way to build a wardrobe.’

Named Clothing, Finland

‘Named garments are a combination of Scandinavian clean-lined simplicity and interesting details. Named launches two collections a year, and the patterns have five levels of difficulty, which means that anyone from a beginner to a more experienced sewer can find patterns suited to their skill level.’

I’ve made the beautiful Inari Tee Dress in a knit fabric with tie pockets, several extreme cocoon Inari dresses, a Talvikki in sweatshirting and a Talvikki/Linden mash-up in a gorgeous French Terry.

Anne Kerdilès Couture, France

‘My aim is to propose easy and modern sewing patterns with details that make the difference. I concentrate my efforts in proposing patterns that suit to the greatest number of seamtresses: from great beginners to advanced dressmakers. Printed patterns are proposed from size 34 to 48 (also available in pdf).

Independent french creation and local service provider are at the heart of the production line of Anne Kerdilès Couture sewing patterns. I hope you will enjoy it!’

The Cézembre blouse is high on my make list!

Deer and Doe, France

‘Simple, modern and stylish sewing patterns that I can see myself wearing daily.

From the beginning, I wanted to give Deer&Doe an extra dimension, and build it according to my values.

  • French manufacturing: Deer&Doe patterns are completely manufactured and printed in France in order to promote national development and employment
  • Sustainable development: Everything from the pattern envelopes to the booklets are printed on recycled paper, and the website is hosted by an environmentally committed company
  • No “One size” policy: Because sewing should be a pleasure for each of us, all the patterns include European sizes from 34 to 46′

DP Studio, France

This pattern company has patterns that have amazing details and design features. The website is in French but easy to navigate.

I am Patterns,  France

Simple, classic and minimalist patterns with instructions in English and French. Can be purchased from Backstitch and Guthrie and Ghani in the UK.

One of my favourite top patterns is their Pan which I’ve made in broderie anglaise and in a chiffon-weight rayon. I also made the Cherie-Cherie in  a heavy striped knit, a cocoon version of the Apollon sweatshirt dress and an Artemis blazer.

Kommatia Patterns, France

‘Our style can be described as quirky minimalist and we thrive to bring you modern designs which are simple, accessible and fun to make. This is why our patterns include clear and easy to follow instructions which require the most basic sewing machine. Our products are available in PDF format, which means that you can download them quickly and print them yourself.’

Louis Antoinette, France

‘Louis Antoinette, re-enchanting the world of sewing…

Note to super seamstresses and other DIY-ers ! All of our garments are available as either patterns or complete kits including pattern, fabric and necessary haberdashery needed to make your outfit.

Seam allowances are included (3/8”), our patterns are printed in color, the pieces aren’t layered, our instructions booklets are full of detail AND humor…we’re brimming with imagination so you can be queen of your closet and proudly say “I made it myself” !

Oraguese, France

Orageuse offers contemporary patterns designed in a minimalist, urban style to sew yourself, so you can develop your own, more personal relationship with fashion. Four key values are at the heart of our approach.’

New company (2017), lovely design details. PDFs available.

Ready to Sew, France

‘Ready to sew is a french clothing pattern label founded by Raphaëlle. It started from the dream of turning a passion into a career. Ready to sew garments are a combination of simplicity and comfort without forgetting details and originality. Ready to sew support ethical and ecological consuming in contrast to a clothing industry focused on fast fashion.’

Republique Chiffon, France

French company- lovely patterns. Definitely worth a look. Some of their patterns are in the process of being translated into English but quite a few are already available.

Vanessa Pouzet– France

Vanessa has been designing patterns for several years. The website is mostly in French with downloadable pds patterns for women, children and babies. I haven’t bought any of her patterns yet, but plan to start with the beautiful Wanted Tee,so not sure if they are only written in French. I figure for a tee it doesn’t matter anyway.

Dressy Talk, Germany

Etsy shop- all pdfs

Working in fashion development and production for more than 10 years and being aware of various sewing techniques, I know how it might be tricky to assemble all the parts together and create a professional looking garment, especially for beginners. That’s why I am happy to share my knowledge and expertise in form of explicit sewing tutorials which you receive with all PDF sewing patterns! Step by step, following the illustrated instructions you are not only creating a stylish clothing for yourself, but also mastering your sewing skills to the professional level.’

Schnittchen, Germany

‘Welcome to the website of Schnittchen! My name is Silke and I live and work in Munich where I started Schnittchen a couple of years ago. Schnittchen is a small pattern company developing young, simple and clear patterns for everyone.

Pauline Alice Patterns, Spain

‘Pauline Alice is an independent sewing pattern company with a feminine, retro and versatile style. Since 2013, we offer sewing patterns perfect for your everyday life and for the more dressed up events. Classic and yet casual, you’ll feel like a million bucks in your new garment and follow easily the illustrated instructions. The patterns are available for download in 3 languages: English, Spanish and French.’

Wearologie, Switzerland

‘We’re committed in helping people of all abilities to make their own high quality fashion by guiding them and teaching them the necessary skills to create beautiful crafted clothing. This is why a special consideration was put on creating easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and taking the guesswork out of garment making.’


Closet Case Patterns,  Canada

‘Closet Case Patterns are chic, modern and thoughtfully designed for the modern woman’s wardrobe, the necessary luxuries you didn’t realise your wardrobe was missing. Featuring meticulous drafting and simple, easy to understand instructions with clear step by step diagrams, our patterns are designed to empower you to sew with confidence and joy. All patterns are accompanied by sewalongs which take all of the guesswork out of selecting fabrics and supplies, and provide a little encouraging hand-holding to help you make the most beautiful garments ever.’

All true from my experience of her patterns- fabulous drafting! Makes from Closet Case files are cotton and knit pairs of the Carolyn pyjamas, a Kalle shirt, embroidered Kalle dress, navy pinstripe Kalle, silk Kalle one and two, a long-sleeved and embroidered Kalle dress, a houndstooth Clare Coat, a checked Ebony tee, quilted jersey Ebony dress, striped Ebony dress with big patch pockets and Ginger Jeans x2 (unblogged).

Helen’s Closet, Canada

‘My name is Helen and I love to make my own clothes. I design sewing patterns for the modern maker from my home in Vancouver, BC, Canada.’

Kommatia Patterns, Canada

‘Our style can be described as quirky minimalist and we thrive to bring you modern designs which are simple, accessible and fun to make. This is why our patterns include clear and easy to follow instructions which require the most basic sewing machine. Our products are available in PDF format, which means that you can download them quickly and print them yourself.’

Sewaholic Patterns, Canada

‘Sewaholic Patterns is the first company to offer pretty, versatile sewing patterns for pear-shaped women! Our patterns are easy to use and designed to fit and flatter a pear-shaped figure.’

I’ve had a go at their Cordova Jacket.

Thread Theory, Canada

‘Thread Theory Designs Inc. is run by Morgan and Matt from their humble abode on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Thread Theory is a menswear sewing pattern company that strives to provide sewers with inspiring designs, accurate patterns, and easy to follow instructions for their menswear sewing projects.’

They have released one (very lovely) women’s pattern- the Camas Blouse.

Victory Patterns, Canada

‘A line of patterns that appeal to modern style sensibilities and that are enjoyable to work with.’


April Rhodes, USA

‘Through my patterns, I hope to provide simple garments for beginning sewers and/or experienced sewers who want to quickly sew pretty things to wear. ‘

Bluedot Patterns, USA

‘My vision with Blue Dot patterns is to inspire sewists through modern design and well-crafted patterns with friendly instructions. I hope you enjoy making my patterns as much as I enjoy designing them.’

Blueprints for sewing, USA

‘Blueprints for Sewing patterns are simple, flattering, comfortable, and classic with an artistic edge. They emphasize functionality and simplicity and feature thoughtful embellishments and adaptable cuts. Each pattern takes its inspiration from an architectural style.’

Christine Haynes, USA

‘Christine Haynes is a Los Angeles-based sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer with her own line of sewing patterns–Christine Haynes Patterns–which are perfect for the vintage-loving modern seamstress. ‘

One of my favourite ever patterns comes from Christine in the shape of the Lottie. I made this version in ikat and this colourblocked version in double gauze.

Cloth Habit, USA

‘Since this Cloth Habit’s humble beginnings (as a way of participating in my first sew-along!), it has grown into a popular internet resource for bra making and lingerie sewing. Lingerie design has been a fascination of mine for many years, and after making my first bra I was hooked!’

Colette Patterns, USA

‘Our special booklets and PDF patterns walk you through each step in constructing a beautiful garment. We focus on clear instructions, well designed graphics, and links to in depth tutorials on the web. The Coletterie blog has been a staple of our company since the beginning. It is the hub of our active community. We keep it fresh, writing on everything from fashion history and textiles, to style and detail inspirations to get your creative juices flowing.’

I love the little book instruction book that comes with these patterns. Fantastic online support and great tips, tricks and ideas about all things sewing shared through the blog.

Also home  to the great Seamwork magazine.

Makes to date have been a Zinnia skirt, a Peony dress and a Laurel shift both in Liberty cotton.

Dixie DIY,  USA

‘I’ve been sewing since I was 10 but I didn’t get a real sewing machine until I was 15. I finally upgraded to a better machine, learned how to use a serger and now I’m drafting my own patterns.’

Fancy Tiger Crafts, USA

‘Fancy Tiger Crafts is a revolutionary shop in Denver, Colorado that specializes in craft supplies and classes for the modern crafter. Owners Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran’s vision is to inspire people to reach their crafting potential through modern and sustainable supplies and quality instruction. We believe that making things by hand makes people feel better and that if more people made things, the world would be a better place.’

They sell their own patterns, like the Sailor Top, and Fen dress and top, as well as a wide range of others.

Friday Pattern Company, USA

‘Sewing patterns for the modern woman. Minimalist and easy to sew. We believe in making good things and doing good things! For that reason, Friday Pattern Company donates 5% of all proceeds to a rotating collection of the top-ranked charities in the world. Each pattern benefits a different charity. For more info on where we are donating for each pattern, click here.’

Grainline Studio, USA

‘A pattern shop featuring modern, fashion-forward patterns that will fit seamlessly into your wardrobe. All of the patterns are drafted with a contemporary fit and we take extra care to provide clearly illustrated instructions that are easy to follow to ensure a professional finish.’

Grainline has fantastic online support, pattern hack ideas and sewalongs.

One of my favourites, patterns is the Alder shirtdress A (with sleeves), Alder shirtdress B, Scout Tee (bias cut), Scout Tee with a split-back one and two, Tiny Pocket Tank (with a dropped hem), and a Tiny Pocket Tank in rayon. I’m adding a Talvikki/Linden mash-up in a gorgeous French Terry and an Archer popover variation in double gauze.

Green Bee Patterns, USA

Patterns for ladies clothes, babies, bags and quilts.

Hey June Patterns, USA

‘I started this business because so often I hear about people who want to start sewing, but have had a bad experience, or think it is too complicated.  Sewing can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be hard, and it can be very rewarding.  I wanted to create patterns that were fun to construct and personalise, and styles that were more on trend with what you see in ready-to-wear clothing.’

Jamie Christina Patterns, USA

“The style of my patterns ranges from vintage/retro to bohemian.  I make my sewing patterns for the emerging sewer who doesn’t want to wear what everyone else is wearing.  She also doesn’t want to spend days working on the pattern.  She wants the pattern to be basic and straightforward with amazing results.  She wants to make clothes for herself but wants others to think that she purchased it from a clothing boutique.  When people ask where she purchased her clothing, she enjoys telling them that she made it herself.”

Liesel & Co, USA

‘Liesl + Co. is a line of sewing patterns for women’s clothing that feature all the details you expect from the very best independent patterns.’

Also home to the beautiful children’s patterns Oliver + S  (see children’s section below)

Lilly Sage and Co, USA

‘Hi! My name is Debbie. I am a mum of three beautiful girls. I’m an Australian living abroad with my Kiwi husband. And I’m a lover of beautiful fabrics. I dabble in design and I sew A LOT.
I am a self-taught seamstress and occasional designer.’

Made by Rae, USA

‘My focus is on creating simple, high-quality patterns with beautiful illustrations, photos, and easy-to-follow instructions that will be used over and over.’

Megan Neilsen, USA

‘At Megan Nielsen Patterns we combine technology and traditional print to bring sewers the best experience possible. We care about our customers, and our products are carefully tailored to their needs. Our designs are contemporary and wearable, our instructions are detailed, and our patterns are easy to use.’

There is also a great app available which includes instructions for purchased pattern. She also has a very helpful set of detailed tutorials and pattern hacks on the website.

Love the Briar tee I made as a dress.

Sew House Seven, USA

‘Sew House Seven is a small Independent pattern company.  My focus is on however, not limited to creating beautiful women’s sewing patterns for beginners that can be sewn up rather quickly yet appeal to sewists of all levels.  The pattern instructions are very detailed and provide an opportunity to learn while sewing.  Each style has a special design feature that makes it unique and appealing to any level of sewist.  After all, a good design is a good design no matter how simple.’

Home of the Toaster sweater.

Sew Liberated, USA

‘Sew Liberated is a way of looking at craft that is, at once, traditional and completely modern. Sew Liberated touches on the personal fulfillment we experience when we create. I know that I get such a rush when I conceive of and bring to life a project, and I’m sure you feel the same way.’

Straight Stitch Designs, USA

‘I recently started designing my own sewing patterns!!  I know crazy right?  If you want to check out my first pattern you can find the Ravenna in my shop.  I also have a free pattern, the Mae Tunic available for download on the blog.  I have lots more patterns either in my head or in the works so they should start showing up in the coming months. I hope you enjoy the things I have to share here at Straight Stitch Designs.’

Striped Swallow Designs, USA

‘Hi there, it’s me — Mandalynn! Thank you {sincerely} for stopping by and supporting my dream and boho chic style. I hope you will find something in my creative space that inspires you. And if you are interested in knowing more about me, my designs and how I ventured into designing sewing patterns…stay tuned, I’ll have more up on this page soon :)’

True Bias, USA

‘True Bias is a place for modern, urban sewing and sewing patterns. I document the things that I make to clothe myself and my family as we pursue a creative life in NYC.’

Wiksten, USA

‘The Wiksten clothing and accessories line is designed and handmade by Jenny Gordy.’

 Australia and New Zealand

In the Folds, Australia

In the Folds patterns are designed for home sewers who are looking for a project that is a little out of the ordinary. What can you expect from an In the Folds pattern?

  •   A pattern that is beautifully drafted and available in a broad range of sizes
  • Thoughtful design and unexpected detailing
  •  A versatile  pattern with room for you to make your own
  • A project that can be as simple or as challenging as you would like to make it
  • A pattern that will teach you a new technique (or hopefully two)
  •  Instructions that will help you get a beautiful store-bought finish and encourage you to push yourself into unknown territory
  • Step-by-step tutorials and sew-alongs that will give you helpful hints and tips that will help you in future projects
  • And loads of pattern hacking inspiration, so that you can transform a single pattern into as many garments as your imagination will allow

Pattern Fantastique, Australia

‘Pattern Fantastique is Nita-Jane, a fashion designer and pattern-maker and Ben, a digital designer. We work out of Collingwood, in Melbourne Australia, an epicentre of coffee, design and coffee. With a strong aesthetic and technical expertise we hope that our customers will be rewarded with clothes they love and the support to extend their technique and sewing skills. Nita-Jane writes about sewing techniques and methods on the blog, Technique Fantastique, and we encourage you to contact us with any questions or suggestions – we’d love to hear from you.’

All their patterns are available in pdf only. I have the Falda Jacket high on my to make list!

StyleArc, Australia

‘I have a passion for fashion and have always loved to sew my own unique garments. This love has encouraged me to create sewing patterns that are easy to sew. These real industry based sewing patterns for dresses, skirts, trousers, blouses, jackets and even that special occasion or bridesmaid dress are easy to work with.’

LOTS of choice on this well organised site.

Jennifer Lauren, New Zealand

‘I mostly make clothing from original vintage patterns from the 40s, 50s and 60s but I have just completed my first ever knitting project and have ventured into the world of pattern making and have released The Afternoon Blouse pattern and The Bronte Top pattern.’

Muse Patterns, New Zealand

‘Muse Patterns are designed by Kat Hardisty in Wellington, New Zealand. A lover of vintage styles, particularly those from the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s, Kat designs modern sewing patterns with vintage touches that are easily wearable and customisable by everyone. Tutorials and suggestions for alterations and ‘hacks’ to patterns are posted regularly on the Muse Patterns blog, to inspire people to get creative with how they’re using Muse designs and to make patterns up more than once. Muse Patterns are in PDF format, and are delivered straight to your email once purchased, along with thorough instructions on how to print, assemble, and sew. Each pattern covers a range of sizes, usually from a 30″ bust up to a 48″ bust.’

Home of the Jenna Cardi and some clever knit sleeve options.

Papercut Patterns, New Zealand

‘Papercut Patterns is a New Zealand based pattern design house that celebrates the combination of women’s individuality and eco-friendly fashion. We design modern and renewable sewing patterns for a wide range of garments that span across all skill levels, that are available to purchase physically or digitally for your convenience. With a focus on freedom of expression and positive body image, Papercut Patterns are dedicated to creating fashion with a consistent premium quality and a unique signature style. Eco-friendly fashion hasn’t always had a glamorous essence to it, but we believe in pioneering a sustainable fashion revolution. Our design-driven philosophy ensures that our patterns are mindfully crafted, and beautifully worn. Papercut’s design studio is based in Nelson, New Zealand with stockists across the globe from France to the United States.’

I have two much loved and worn Sapporo coats. One in a pale blue mohair and another shortened, unlined in a heavy knit

These final two are also sites with lots of choices where you can directly download pdfs…

Indie Sew

US online sewing shop and source of a huge variety of independent designers’ patterns from the familiar to the new- all available in pdf.

UpCraft Club

Big selection of adult, children’s, accessories and quilt patterns from lots of small indie designers. You can buy them separately or take out a subscription.

‘UpCraft Club is the first modern sewing association for people who especially love using digital patterns. Members receive great benefits and their membership is more than paid for every month. We’d love to have you join us!

We are also a new type of curated pattern shop. What makes our concept new is that we have created a set of standards that our customers have told us are important to them when choosing to purchase a digital pattern. We published our standards to keep the process transparent, and we put a seal of approval on patterns that meet our standards. Not all ‘certified patterns’ are sold through UpCraft Club, but some are. And we’re proud to pay significantly more to designers when their patterns are sold than most other shops out there!’

Children’s pattern designers

Cocowawa Crafts, UK

See UK section for more (girls ages 3+).

Cosette, USA

‘We love our “job” and enjoy getting our creativity out in a way that helps others and allows them to not only get their creativity out too, but also to make beautiful pieces for their daughter’s or customer’s to wear! We strive to make beautiful patterns that are easy to follow whether you are new to sewing or have been sewing for years.’

All patterns downloadable pdf. Lots of support, help and tutorials available.

Eternal Maker, UK

‘Dhurata started working at the Eternal Maker in October 2014 and as well as working in the shop is co-founder and Pattern designer for Two Stitches Patterns. She has been sewing practically her whole life and is an expert at sewing with jersey. Dhurata spends most waking hours sewing new garments – rarely a day goes by when she isn’t wearing one of her many creations!’

Stunning fabric in the online shop as well as the patterns. Printed patterns only.

Green Bee Patterns, USA

Patterns for babies on this site (also listed above).

Heidi and Finn, Canada

‘Modern pdf sewing patterns for kids’

Made by Rae, USA

‘My focus is on creating simple, high-quality patterns with beautiful illustrations, photos, and easy-to-follow instructions that will be used over and over.’

Range of easy to wear dresses, tops and trousers from new born up.

Madeit Patterns, UK

See bio above for more info. Patterns for boys and girls, all in pdf format.

Oliver + S , USA

‘Prior to starting Oliver + S, Liesl earned a degree from FIT in New York and worked as a designer for several global fashion brands. Liesl is the author of the popular books Oliver + S Little Things to Sew and Oliver + S Building Block Dress. She also designs Liesl + Co., Lisette, and Straight Stitch Society sewing patterns which are available in the Oliver + S shop.’

Beautiful patterns for girls and boys, pdfs and paper available.



















2 thoughts

    • Hi Coralie, thank you! I did it because I would have found something like this helpful when I started sewing so very pleased it’s helpful to you too. 🙂


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