I'm a big fan of indie sewing patterns, an industry that has been growing at a rapid pace over the last decade. This is a list of the indie companies I know of, divided into groups of womenswear, menswear, plus size, sportswear, lingerie e.t.c. I haven't sewn patterns from anything like all of them but if you Google or search on Instagram for any pattern there's bound to be a blogger out there who has! If your favourite is missing from the list then let me know, I keep the list updated as best I can and I'm always keen to discover designers.

Womenswear


1 Puddle Lane (PDF)
5 Out of 4 Patterns (PDF)
100 Acts of Sewing (paper)
A Verb for Keeping Warm (paper and PDF)
Afternoon (paper and PDF)
Aime Comme Marie (in French, paper and PDF)
Alabama Chanin (paper and PDF)
Alice and Ann (PDF)
Alice & Co Patterns (PDF)
Alina Sewing & Design Co (PDF)
Allie Olson Sewing Patterns (paper and PDF)
Amy Nicole Studio (PDF)
Ann Normandy Design (PDF)
Anna Allen Clothing (PDF)
Anna Maria Horner (paper and PDF)
Anna Rose Patterns (in French, PDF and paper)
Anne bO (in French and English, PDF)
Anne Kerdiles Couture (in French and English, paper and PDF)
The Assembly Line (paper)
Atacac (PDF)
Atelier Scammit (in French, paper and PDF)
Blank Slate Patterns (PDF and paper)
Blue Dot Patterns (PDF)
Blueprints For Sewing (paper and PDF)
Blousette Rose (in French and English, PDF)
Bonjour Giselle (in French, paper)
Bootstrap Fashion (PDF customised for your size)
Brindle & Twig (PDF)
By Hand London (PDF)
Cali Faye Collection (PDF)
Cami Made (PDF)
Carolyn & Cassie Pattern Co. (paper and PDF)
Cashmerette Patterns (paper and PDF)
C'est Moi Le Patron! (in French and English, paper and PDF)
Chalk and Notch (PDF)
Charlotte Emma Patterns (PDF)
Charlotte Kan (PDF)
Charm Patterns by Gertie (paper and PDF)
Christine Haynes (paper and PDF)
Christine Jonson Patterns (PDF)
Citronille (in French, limited patterns in English, paper)
CKC Patterns (PDF)
Closet Core Patterns (paper and PDF)
Cloth Kits (paper)
Coco Wawa Crafts (in Spanish and English, PDF)
Common Stitch (paper and PDF)
Compagnie M. (in Dutch and English, paper and PDF)
Dana Marie Design Co. (paper)
Decades of Style (vintage, paper)
Deer & Doe (in French & English, paper and PDF)
Delphine & Morissette (in French, PDF)
Designer Stitch (PDF)
Dinuvole Dicuroi (PDF)
DP Studio (paper and PDF)
Dressy Talk Patterns (PDF)
Elbe Textiles (PDF)
Elle Puls (in German, PDF)
Fehr Trade (paper and PDF)
Fibre Mood (PDF and magazine)
Fine Motor Skills Patterns (PDF)
Fit For Art Patterns (paper and PDF)
Folkwear (paper and PDF)
Forget-Me-Not Patterns (PDF)
Freesewing (PDF, all free!)
French Navy Now (PDF)
Fresh Press Patterns (paper and PDF)
Friday Pattern Company (paper and PDF)
Gather (paper)
Homer & Howells (PDF)
Honey & Rose (PDF)
Hot Patterns (paper and PDF)
How to Do Fashion (Danish and English, paper and PDF)
I AM Patterns (paper and PDF)
ikatee Couture (French and English, paper and PDF)
Indygo Junction (paper and PDF)
In-House Patterns (PDF)
In The Folds (paper and PDF)
Islander Sewing Systems (paper and PDF)
Itch to Stitch (PDF)
Jalie Sewing Patterns (paper and PDF)
Jennifer Lauren Handmade (paper and PDF)
Just Patterns (PDF)
Kate & Rose (paper and PDF)
Keep Britain Sewing (paper and PDF)
Kitschy Koo (PDF)
Knipmode (in Dutch, PDF)
La Joli Girafe (in French, PDF)
Laela Jeyne Patterns (PDF)
Lara Sanner Sewing Patterns (in Spanish and English, PDF)
Laura Marsh Designs (PDF)
Lekala Patterns (PDF, customised for your measurements)
Les Fusettes (in French, PDF)
Liesl & Co (paper and PDF)
Little Tailoress (paper and PDF)
Lindsay Woodward Patterns (PDF)
Liola Patterns (PDF)
Loes Hines Studio (paper)
Lolita Patterns (paper and PDF)
Louis Antoinette (French, paper)
Love Notions Patterns (PDF)
Made by Jack's Mum (PDF)
Made by Rae (PDF)
Made for Mermaids (PDF)
Maison Fauve (in French and English, PDF)
Maison Fleur Patterns (PDF)
Makyla Creates (PDF)
Maria Denmark (paper and PDF)
Marilla Walker (paper and PDF)
Maven Patterns (paper and PDF)
Measure Twice/Cut Once (PDF)
Megan Nielsen (paper and PDF)
Merchant & Mills (paper and PDF)
Milan AV-JC (in French & English, PDF)
Mimoi (in French, PDF)
Mingo & Grace (PDF)
MIY Collection (paper and PDF)
Mood Sewciety (free PDF)
Mouna Sew (in French, paper and PDF)
Mouse House Creations (PDF)
Muffin Head Patterns (PDF)
Muse Patterns (PDF)
My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns (paper and PDF)
Named (paper and PDF)
Naughty Bobbin Patterns (PDF)
Nina Lee London (paper and PDF)
Opian Patterns (in French & English, PDF)
Our Lady of Leisure (PDF)
P&M Patterns (in French & English, paper and PDF)
Paddleboat Studio (PDF)
Pamela's Patterns (paper and PDF)
Pattern Sewciety (PDF)
Pattern Union (PDF)
Patterns for Pirates (PDF)
Patty Doo (German and English, paper and PDF)
Pauline Alice Patterns (paper and PDF)
Peach Patterns (PDF)
Peek-A-Boo (PDF)
Ralph Pink (PDF)
Ready to Sew (in French & English PDF)
Rebecca Page (PDF)
Republique du Chiffon (in French & English, paper and PDF)
Right Side Patterns (PDF)
Rochad Studio (PDF)
Rosie & Me (vintage inspired, PDF)
Rosy Pena (PDF)
Sarah Kirsten (PDF)
Schnittchen (in German, French & English, PDF)
Scroop Patterns (PDF)
Seamingly Smitten (PDF)
Seamwork (PDF)
Seasons of East (paper and PDF)
Secondo Piano (PDF)
See Kate Sew (paper and PDF)
Sew Chic Pattern Co. (vintage inspired, paper and PDF)
Sew Different (paper and PDF)
Sew DIY (PDF)
Sew House Seven (paper and PDF)
Sew La Di Da Vintage (vintage inspired, paper and PDF)
Sew Liberated (PDF)
Sew Me Something (paper and PDF)
Sew Over It (paper and PDF)
Sew Tina Givens (paper and PDF)
Sew Wardrobe (paper and PDF)
Sewaholic Patterns (paper and PDF)
Sewera Fashion (in German and English, PDF)
Sewing Avenue (PDF)
Sirena Patterns (PDF)
Sis Boom (PDF)
Skinny Bitch, Curvy Chick (PDF, for petites)
Slow Sunday (French, PDF)
Snapdragon Studios (paper and PDF)
So Sew Easy (PDF)
So Zo...What Do You Know? (PDF)
Squam (paper and PDF)
Stoff & Stil (in Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish & English paper)
Straight Stitch Designs (PDF)
Studio Calicot (PDF, previously Kommatia Patterns)
Style Arc (paper and PDF)
Style Sew Me (paper and PDF)
The Sussex Seamstress (paper and PDF)
Swim Style (PDF)
Tauko (paper and PDF)
Tessuti (PDF)
Thread Theory (paper and PDF)
Tilly and the Buttons (paper and PDF)
Trend Patterns (paper and PDF)
True Bias (paper and PDF)
Twig & Tale (PDF)
Untitled Thoughts (in French and English, PDF)
Vanessa Pouzet (French and English, PDF)
Victoria Jones Collection (paper)
Victory Patterns (paper and PDF)
Viki Sews (in Russian, PDF)
Violette Field Threads (PDF)
Waffle Patterns (PDF)
Wardrobe by Me (PDF)
Wear Lemonade (French & English, paper and PDF)
Wearologie (PDF)
The Wearable Studio (PDF)
Whitney Deal (PDF)
Wiksten (paper and PDF)
Winter Wear Designs (PDF)
You Made My Day (French & English, PDF)
Zig Zag Designs (paper and PDF)


Activewear


5 Out Of 4 Patterns (PDF)
Cashmerette (paper and PDF)
CKC Patterns (PDF)
Fehr Trade (paper and PDF)
Madeit Patterns (PDF)
Papercut Patterns (paper and PDF)
Porcelynne (PDF)
Seamwork (PDF, magazine from Colette)
Sewaholic Patterns (paper and PDF)
Stoff & Stil (Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish & English paper)
Swim Style (PDF)



Historical


Decades of Style (vintage inspired, paper)
Embonpoint Vintage (vintage inspired, PDF)
Folkwear (paper and PDF)
Laughing Moon Mercantile (paper)
Rosie & Me (vintage inspired, PDF)
Sew Chic Pattern Co. (vintage inspired, paper and PDF)
Sew La Di Da Vintage (vintage inspired, paper and PDF)



Maternity 


5 Out Of 4 Patterns (PDF)
Atelier Scammit (in French, paper and PDF)
See Kate Sew (paper and PDF)
Sew Over It (paper and PDF)
Tilly and the Buttons (PDF)



Menswear & Unisex


5 Out Of 4 Patterns (PDF)
Aime Comme Marie (in French, paper and PDF)
Bootstrap Fashion (PDF customised for your size)
Common Stitch (paper and PDF)
DIBY Club (PDF)
Fehr Trade (paper and PDF)
Fibre Mood (PDF and magazine)
Folkwear (paper and PDF)
Freesewing (PDF, all free!)
I AM Patterns (paper and PDF)
Islander Sewing Systems (paper and PDF)
Jalie Sewing Patterns (paper and PDF)
Jennifer Lauren Handmade (paper and PDF)
Make/Use (PDF)
Patty Doo (German and English, paper and PDF)
Patrons Les BG (in French, PDF)
Peek-A-Boo (PDF)
Rebecca Page (PDF)
Seamwork (PDF)
Sew Mark Francis (paper and PDF)
Sewera Fashion (in German and English, PDF)
Stitch Upon A Time (PDF)
Stoff & Stil (Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish & English, paper)
Thread Theory (paper and PDF)
Toby K Patterns (PDF)
True Bias (PDF)



Plus Size


Blueprints For Sewing (paper and PDF)
Cashmerette Patterns (paper and PDF)
Closet Core Patterns (paper and PDF)
Deer & Doe (in French & English, paper and PDF)
Embonpoint Vintage (vintage, PDF)
Fibre Mood (PDF and magazine)
Friday Pattern Company (paper and PDF)
In The Folds (paper and PDF)
Megan Nielsen (paper and PDF)
Merchant & Mills (paper and PDF)
Mood Sewciety (free PDF)
Pattern Fantastique (paper and PDF)
Pauline Alice Patterns (paper and PDF)
Seamwork (PDF)
Skinny Bitch, Curvy Chick (PDF, for petites)
Stoff & Stil (in Danish, German, Norwegian, Swedish & English, paper)
Style Arc (paper and PDF)
Plus check out this fantastic list from The Curvy Sewing Collective!


Swimwear


Booby Traps (paper and PDF)
Cashmerette Patterns (paper and PDF)
Closet Core Patterns (paper and PDF)
Friday Pattern Company (paper and PDF)
Measure Twice/Cut Once (PDF)
Merckwaerdigh (paper)
Named (paper and PDF)
Ohhh Lulu (PDF)
Opian Patterns (in French & English, PDF)
Papercut Patterns (paper and PDF)
Sew Swimmingly (PDF)
Sirena Patterns (PDF)
Swim Style (PDF)
Wardrobe by Me (PDF)


Underwear & Lingerie


Booby Traps (paper and PDF)
Bootstrap Fashion (PDF customised for your size)
Cloth Habit (PDF)
Designer Stitch (PDF)
Dhurata Davies (PDF)
Emerald Erin (PDF)
Evie la Luvé (paper and PDF)
House Morrighan (PDF)
Jalie Sewing Patterns (paper and PDF)
Madalynne (PDF)
Made for Mermaids (PDF)
Make Bra (paper and PDF)
Porcelynne (PDF)
Rebecca Page (PDF)
Seamwork (PDF, magazine from Colette)
Sew Wardrobe (paper and PDF)
Scroop Patterns (PDF)
Sophie Hines (PDF)
Studio Costura (PDF)


Zero Waste Patterns


Bag.uettes (PDF, bags)
Make/Use (PDF)
Milan AV-JC (in French & English, PDF)
Schnittchen (in German, French & English, PDF)
Zero Waste Wardrobe (in Finnish, PDF)

93 comments:

  1. wow, fantastic list, that you so much for posting!! Do you know what kind of sloper these designers are drafting for? I've noticed that a lot of the "Indies" design for an hourglass figure (I'm thinking Colette, Deer and Doe, By Hand London), which is pretty much the opposite of me - I'm more like a small busted tree trunk! Sewaholic works well for me, but I'm kind of scared to try the rest of them. Any thoughts?

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    1. I'm no expert on it (I'm kind of hourglassy but slightly larger on the bottom half) but I think you should give By Hand London patterns a go, I know the Charlotte skirt for one pretty good for the more hippier ladies and Salme do some really lovely relaxed fit patterns. I've never used them but I think Cake patterns come with some really good sizing options for different sized busts. Have you tried just grading between sizes to adapt any pattern to suit you better? It's fairly straight forward, just pick the size that suits you at the bust waist and hips, draw a smooth line between each point and cut along this line. Good luck!

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  2. This list is brilliant! Thank you so much for putting it together. :)

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    1. You're very welcome. I can't say that it was not an enjoyable task, as proved by the number of patterns now added to my 'to buy' list!

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  3. Great list. Merckwaerdigh also do bra patterns, and "makebra" i think they are called do too.

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    1. O fantastic thanks! I don't know a lot about underwear patterns so any tips are much appreciated!

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  4. Fantastic list, what a great resource for new sewers like myself.

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    1. I hope it's not too overwhelming and you manage to find some pattern companies you love!

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  5. I'd love if you could add me to the list. I recently launched my first PDF pattern and more are in the making!

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    1. Ooo that's such exciting news! I shall certainly add you too the list and keep an eye out for future patterns!
      P.S. I was totally eyeing up your beautiful Elisalex dress all day on Saturday, so beautiful!

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  6. You might like to update the Maria Denmark link. She has a new website http://www.mariadenmark.com with her own PDF patterns.

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate you pointing this out, I've changed it now!

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  7. Wow, thanks for this! I thought I knew them all but found a few new ones :).
    Just for your info, once your list is so specialised, Violette Field Threads now have women's patterns in paper too - they're lovely. and Closet Case has come out with jeans so she's not just swimwear:).

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    1. O lovely thanks for the tips Francesca, I'd missed that about Violette Field Threads and had completely forgotten to add Closet Case Patterns to their new category. I can't wait to make those jeans!

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  8. thanks for this great list!!

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  9. Hi , I've just started a new pattern company you might like to check out. www.sewthispattern.com Thanks! Annie

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    1. Ooo lovely! Thanks for letting me know Annie, I'll add you to the list!

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  10. Hi

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

    www.heatherwielding.com

    We'd love to be on the list. Many thanks in advance!

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know! Love that you do knitting and crochet patterns too. I'm going to add you to the list right now!

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  11. Thank you so much for this. I think this will solve my fitting challenges on almost all my patterns for sewing!

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  12. Hi, I just noticed that you do not have Capital Chic patterns listed? Just thought I'd mention it :-) capitalchicpatterns.com

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    1. O my goodness, well that's quite an oversight! I can't believe I missed Sally off when I know her so well now and have made two of the patterns more than once! Mistake rectified! Thanks so much for pointing that out

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  13. Hi Fiona!
    I'm an Italian girl, Nicoletta, and I'm contacting you as I've released two patterns, Artemisia and Gemma, through my blog dinuvoledicuori.com and I would like to know if it's possible for you to add me to your pattern designers list!
    Thank you so much!

    Keep up the good work!

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    1. Hi Nicolette!
      Thanks so much for introducing yourself! Of course I will add you to the list! Good luck with your future patterns!

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  14. Hi Fiona,
    I have a big favour to ask. I'm so thankful to be on this list and get quite a bit of traffic from you. However, I've just relocated my shop to Etsy (same shop, same products) so I was hoping I could get you to update my link on this list to:
    https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/LILYSAGEANDCO
    Thank you so much! Debbie

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    1. Hi Debbie, that's not a big favour of course I can change it! Thanks for letting me know

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  15. Thank you for compiling such an extensive list of indie pattern designers. I have just waded through visiting EVERY single one of them. Such a great resource., Much appreciated!

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    1. Wow! That must have taken you some time! But I bet it was a lot of fun! I'm so glad you've found it useful

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  16. Hi Fiona, thank you so much for mentionning my indie patterns brand (Anne Ka Couture). I have a favour to ask: can you add that the patterns are also available in English please ?
    Many thanks again :)
    Anne

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    1. O of course Anne! I must have missed that when I was checking out your website! Sorry for the mistake, I'll update it now

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  17. Hello Fiona, a fabulous resource! I too have just started a small indie pattern business but I do fabric HAT sewing patterns. I wonder if you could add me to the list? Here's the link to my site:
    http://fishpetalsdofly.com/
    Many thanks,
    Georgie

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    1. Hi Georgie,
      Thanks for letting me know! I've added you now. Good luck with the patterns!

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  18. Wow! what a list! Thanks for mentioning us!
    We are actually offering a free pattern, so don't hesitate to come over and try it!
    http://couturenomad.com/2016-resolutions/

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for letting me know about the pattern!

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  19. Hello Fiona,
    This list is fantastic! Would you be willing to add us to it? We are an independent pattern company that has been offering print patterns for 20+ years and some download patterns as well. www.sewingworkshop.com

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    1. Hello! Sorry for the delayed response! Of course I will add you to the list!

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  20. I would love for you to check out my patterns. I have a newly released free tshirt pattern for kids available in my facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/pickletoespatterns and I also have a website www.pickletoespatterns.com

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    1. Hi Kellie, thanks so much for your comment! I've been over to check out the website and love the Taylor Tee/Tunics in particular! I don't currently include children's wear patterns on my list as it's not something I ever so and there is so much to keep up with already I have to focus on just a few type of pattern. Do let me know if you ever release any womenswear patterns though

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  21. It's a very long list but do any of them sell petite patterns? I've noticed there are plus size petite pattern companies out there but nothing really for average weight petites who are neither plus size or super slim just not very tall. I'm trying to find a pattern for a knit wrap dress with a proper waist band and have found zero patterns. The Appleton dress looks nice but is only plus sized. Anyone know of a good pattern?

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    1. Hi, you might want to try SBCC Patterns (Skinny Bitch, Curvy Chic) they do petite patterns for all sizes. I'm not sure if they've got a wrap dress though

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    2. Thanks Fiona. SBCC looks great and I will have to give them a try. Unfortunately no wrap dress but apparently there may be one in the future. I wish there were more pattern makers designing for petite bodies.

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  22. Hi Fiona,
    We just launched a new line of sewing patterns for women. They are available in French and English and range from size 1 to 8.
    It would be amazing if you could add www.opian.ch to your list.
    Many thanks!

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    1. Hi! Welcome. Thank you for letting me know, I've added you to the list!

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  23. Sew Like My Mom has great patterns!

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    1. Hi Karie,
      Thanks for your comment! I've just been over to take a look and there are some lovely things! They are all children's patterns though and at the moment I am leaving childrens wear off the list as I already have quite a few categories to keep a track of and that is a HUGE one!

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  24. Designer stitch are plus size as I have tested her patterns and am a size 22-26 and they are great fit

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    1. O thank you Kim that's great to know and good to hear a positive report too! I'll update the list now

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  25. Thanks for this list!

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    1. You're welcome! I hope it leads you to some new patterns to try!

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  26. Hello,
    I started my pattern company, Victoria Jones Collection , in 1990, and invite you to take a look! I specialize in Hawaiian and resort wear, and am just coming out with my first Ranch Shirt for women. http://www.victoriajonescollection.com
    Best regards,
    Victoria

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    1. Thanks for introducing me to you company Victoria, what a fab collection! I've added you to the list and will be sure to check out any future releases!

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  27. What an amazing task to try to keep track of all this. Many thanks !

    Here’s one you don’t appear to have listed
    http://100actsofsewing.com/shop
    and her Etsy shop for people who have to pay VAT
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/100ActsofSewing

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    1. Amazing is certainly one word for it! I'm constantly so amazed by how many new independent pattern companies are springing up all over the place and the variety of patterns now available.
      Thanks so much for introducing me to these. I'll be sure to check them out and add them to the list

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  28. Some more surprise gaps :
    Cutting Line Designs (Louise Cutting)
    https://www.cuttinglinedesigns.com/products.asp
    Loes Hinse
    https://www.casualelegancefabric.com
    Silhouette Patterns (Peggy Sagers)
    http://www.silhouettepatterns.com/html/patterns.htm

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  29. thank you so much for this. I have found some really lovely patterns through it. I have also had so much fun going through them!!!

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    1. You're very welcome Nam! I can't believe how long the list is now. I must add two or three more every month! It must have taken you ages to look through!

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  30. Thank you Fiona for adding my website to your list and for mentioning my patterns in your Indie Pattern Updates, it's much appreciated! Emma @ The Tailoress :)

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    1. You are very welcome Emma, I only discovered you recently and you've got such a huge collection of patterns, wonderful!

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  31. Can you add in www.fitzpatterns.com? I agree with Nam - so much fun going through them.

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    1. Of course I can, thank you for introducing me to them. You must have been here for days if you've been through them all haha!

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  32. I just tested couple of patterns for Sinclair Patterns and they are great. You should add them to your list.

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  33. Hi Fiona! I found you googling pattern making images (I'm in Los Angeles). This list is amazing. I'm in beginning phases of launching a mommy and me line. Do you happen to know if any of these above are in LA? Or are they all UK-based? Thanks! Just hoping to save myself from going through every link ha there are so many!

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    1. Hi sorry to take so long to reply, I've only just found time to catch up with my blog comments!
      Unfortunately no LA based designers spring instantly to mind. I know Christine Haynes used to be based there but she's recently moved to NYC
      The beauty of the internet unfortunately means that the geographical barrier between us seem to disappear and I tend to think of everyone as local as they are so easily accessible haha!

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  34. This list and your monthly updates are a great resource.
    Please check your link to Green Bee Studios. The link on this page goes to the wrong site...should be www.greenbeepatterns.com.

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    1. Thanks very much! Thanks for the update, the website links change all the time and its impossible to keep up!

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  35. Wow - that is quite a list!! Please consider adding my new business to your list. ZigZag Designs My first pattern released in December 2017. The next one will be out for sale in June 2018. Two more scheduled for this year. My patterns are designed for the intermediate sewer. Pear or triangular shaped women, XS - XL, RTW sizes 4 - 20, bodices based on A/B cup sizing. You can find more about me on my website www.zigzagdesigns.biz Thank you.

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    1. Hi Christine! I know, I can't believe how much longer it has become in the last couple of years!
      Thanks very much for introducing me to your company, I've added you to the list. Your jacket pattern is lovely. I will keep an eye out for the next release in June and endeavour to include it in my monthly update post but do feel free to keep me updated via email of any new releases or news you would like to be included!

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  36. Thank you so much for all the incredible Indie designer contacts. I’ve been sewing for over fifty years using Vogue designer patterns for much of the time and learning all kinds of skills . I thought it would be interesting to try some young Indie designers and support them in their adventures. Papercut Patterns ,Vanessa Pouzet ,Pauline Alice Deer and Doe , Named , the Makers Attelier are just a few of the wonderful pattern companies I have tried. I am delighted with the patterns and results. I sew a lot for my daughters and they report back to me with all the complements they receive.i would like to recommend Alabama Chanin to you as a remarkable company with great patterns and a brilliant philosophy behind the company. Everything is based in hand sewing and the products are works of art. Thanks again for your blog and resources I’m very grateful

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    1. What a wonderful comment! Thanks so much. It means a lot to me to hear that my blog and resources like this list are used and enjoyed. You've listed some of my favourite pattern companies there! The instructions are usually so thorough I learn a lot form each new pattern I try.
      I have heard of Alabama Chanin but I didn't realise that they did patterns. I've just been over to look and love them, thank you so much for the recommendation! I will add them to the list
      What lucky daughters you have to receive beautifully hand made clothes! Happy Sewing!

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  37. Hello Fiona, this is an incredible list. I am so proud that my newly born pattern line made it to your list!! Thanks for addding me!
    It is plausible to see how the number of indie designers has grown in the past and this is something to be super happy for. As for there are more choices and also vécu au the number of entrepreneurs (in most cases women) has grown so much!! Thanks again for this list!

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    1. Ah you deserve to be on there with your lovely designs!
      It is indeed so wonderful to see the growth of the community and all of these wonderful small businesses. Looking forward to seeing what you have to come in future!

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  38. Thank you so much for this list! It’s amazing and so helpful.
    I have a couple of other suggestions:
    Sewing Revival
    Maideit Patterns
    Christine Jonson

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  39. Wow!! is all I can say. Just when you think you know about indie patterns, then you find a list like this! Wow! Well done Fiona!! and big ups to all of these indie pattern companies and to the new ones coming up soon!

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  40. Please add this French designer to your list. They have beautiful patterns! Aldo, I received a message that there would be English versions in around a month.

    Communauté Colores La Vie
    Web: https://www.coloreslavie.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/664772210563840/?multi_permalinks=1027523614288696&notif_id=1584548015112697&notif_t=group_highlights

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    1. Thanks very much for the introduction, what gorgeous designs! It looks like all for kids though? I don't include children's pattern companies on this list I'm afraid, too much to keep up with as it is!

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  41. This list is amazing! Is there any chance I can get added to the list? I'm a bag pattern designer. My name is Jo Kay and I trade as Country Cow Designs. You can view my current patterns on my website: http://www.countrycow.co.uk

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  42. RightSidePatterns29 August 2020 at 15:13

    Hey I love this list its so fin to discover new pattern designers! I have a new indie pattern brand called RightSidePatterns on Etsy! My goal was to make accessible and affordable patterns for everyone regardless of previous sewing experience. If possible I would love to be added to your list!
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RightSidePatterns

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  43. Wow, that's an amazing list! May I humbly put forward my own UK-based indie pattern store for inclusion? It's Sussex Seamstress (https://www.sussexseamstress.com). I only started out this year (what a year to start!), but my site has a small collection of women's wear patterns, both Paper & PDF. I'm also providing free tutorial videos with my more recent patterns. Thank you so much!

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    1. Thanks so much for introducing yourself! Of course you can join the list, I've added a link to you now. You've got some lovely patterns on your site!

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    2. That's wonderful - thank you!

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  44. Hi Katherine,
    My name is Dawn and I am fashion and sewing enthusiast. I have enjoyed reading your sites blogs. I have recently launched a small sewing pattern business called the Vintage Sewing Pattern Company. We specialise in building our catalogue of vintage patterns for both women and men (as a paper pattern or pdf) and helping dress makers of all abilities re-create these designs. I would be very grateful if you could include a link to my 😊

    Thanks in anticipation. Please contact me if I can be of any help to you.

    Happy Christmas
    Dawn Hazel
    https://vintagesewingpatterncompany.com/

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    1. Hi Dawn,
      Thanks for your comment and introducing me to your company.
      Are these your own patterns or reproduction vintage ones from other companies?
      Thanks!

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  45. Hi Fiona,
    Thank you so much for this list and your interest in indie pattern designers. I would be very honored to be on that list. My name is Anne and I Ihave always enjoyed modifying existing patterns and creating new ones. A few months ago I launched Anne bO, a website featuring my designs. There’s only a few of them for now but I’m working on new models and tutorial videos to help the less experienced among us. The patterns are in pdf format (A4 and A0) and come with a guidebook in French and English.
    https://www.annebo.fr

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    1. Hi Anne,
      Thanks very much for introducing yourself! I love all three of your first designs. I've added you to the list with a link to your home page and followed you on Instagram so I can keep up to date with any new releases!
      Fiona

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  46. Hi, Fiona,
    Thank you so much for compiling such a helpful list! One of my colleagues, Patty Dunn, creates patterns for garments, bags, and dolls. Could you add her to the list, too?
    https://www.alldunndesigns.com/

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I've updated to include her!

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  47. Here's another designer! TAUKO is a sustainable Nordic fashion house founded in 2014 and based in Helsinki, Finland. https://taukodesign.com/

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