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independent women’s clothing pattern companies – compiling a list!

As well as talking about, ogling, stroking and buying fabric at our Melbourne Sewists Meet we talked a lot about patterns.  We’re all fairly familiar with the big names – Vogue, Butterick, McCalls, Kwik Sew (those four are all owned by the one company), Simplicity, New Look and Burda Style (also all owned by one company).  But a number of other names came up too.  I thought that it might be helpful to compile a list of links to independent women’s clothing pattern companies.  These are the ones that I have heard of – some of which I’ve used and others which I haven’t.  Are there others that you can add to the list?  I suspect that there are many.


Megan Neilsen



Papercut Patterns

Nicole Mallalieu Design

Victory Patterns

Hot Patterns


Burda Style magazine

Ottobre Woman magazine



The Maker’s Journal

Salme Sewing Patterns

and possibly many others on etsy!  I am going to restrict this list to women’s clothing patterns – although I know that there are huge numbers of independent children’s clothing pattern companies out there too (Oliver + s and Ottobre immediately spring to mind), as well as those specialising in costumes and reproduction clothing, underwear and corsets, and bags.  I look forward to your input – as well as any commentary on whether you’ve used the patterns and what you thought of them.  I’ll add to this list as I come across more!

Also, if you are looking to buy these patterns it is always worth checking their stockists page before ordering direct – there may be one close to you, or based in your country.


7 thoughts on “independent women’s clothing pattern companies – compiling a list!

  1. My apologies Liz. I misread one of your list update blog posts. I’ve happily spent hours working my way through this list. I’m so pleased it’s going to remain current. It’s such an excellent resource. BTW did you make the skirt you were wearing when your Sorbetto was featured on Colleterie? It’s just the sort of pattern I’ve been looking for 🙂

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