Independent Patterns Companies

Exploring out from the Big Four & Burda Pattern Companies

Afternoon Patterns-with the beginner in mind

Abigail Glaum-Lathbury-this is a hard one to describe. Glaum-Lathbury designed clothing under her label “Elmidae” for a few years and  was the first designer I ever bought from. She has moved on to other art and design related endeavors but has a few of her “Elmidae” patterns available as free downloads. They only come in small and there are no instructions.

Afternoon Patterns-with the beginner in mind

AK Patterns

Alabama Chanin

*Alice & Company

Ann Normandy

*Beaute’ J’adore

*Blank Slate

*By Hand London

*Cashmerette-for sizes 12-32


Chris Woods

*Closet Case Patterns

*Cocowawa Crafts

*Colette=also Seamwork

Daughters of Style

*Decades of Style

DG Patterns

Dressy Talk Patterns

*Elbe Textilesyou need to check out their zero waste dress-it’s cool

*Ellie & Mac

*Fig + Needle

*Folkwear Patterns

French Navy Patterns

*Friday Pattern Company

*Grainline Studio


*Helen’s Closet

Indygo Junction

In The Folds

*Itch to Stitch



Jilly (children’s patterns

*Kosedo Studiobags

*Laela Jayne



Liesle + Co.

Linda Kubik-you have to click on the individual patterns to see them.

*Love Notions

*Love You Sew

Made By Rae

*Made It Patterns

Make My Pattern

Maven Patterns


Megan Nielsen

Merchant & Mills

*Michelle Sews

*Mimi G

*Montoya Mayo

Named Patterns

*Naughty Bobbin Patterns

100 Acts of Sewing (for the ultimate beginner)

Our Lady of Leisure

Paper Cut Patterns

*Paper Theory

*Pattern Union-check out their free patterns

*Pipe Dream Patterns

République du Chiffon

*Rosie Penioñ

(Atelier) Scämmit


*Seamwork-a part of Collette

*Sew Altered Style

Sewciety-OK, this is Moods Fabric, so not exactly an Independent designer, but they are family owned & all their patterns are FREE and there are cool patterns here!

*Sew Explicit

Sew House Seven

*Sew Liberated

Sew Over It

Sister Magazine-great free patterns and patterns to buy-Love this magazine

Sophie Hines (under garment specialist)

Style Arc

Spoonflowera great place to turn you ideas into fabric and purchase unique artistic fabric created by artists



The Avid Seamtress

The Craft of Clothes by Liz Haywood (Zero Waste Designer)

Thread Theory (menswear)

Tilly and the Buttons

True Bias

*Victory Patterns

Waffle Patterns

Wearing History Patterns & Supplies



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