Independent Garment Sewing Pattern Resources


Whether interested in trendy designs, historic clothing, art-to-wear, classic designs, sportswear, ethnic designs,
or clothing for a specific fitting problem there is a wide selection of independent pattern designers and companies
that go WAY beyond, the BIG FOUR pattern companies (Vogue, Butterick, Simplicity, McCalls).
Believe it or not, this is not a comprehensive list but just a good sampling. 


Akasha – Andrea Steelle                             

Alternatives - Shirley Adams                             

Birch Street Clothing                                  

Brown Paper Patterns - Barbara Allen    

Batik Butik                                                     

Christine Jonson Patterns                        

Classics, The – Cecelia Podolak               

CNT Pattern Co.                                           
Cutting Line Designs
– Louise Cutting    

Decades of Style                                          

Design & Planning Concepts-

         Nancy Mirman                                        

Design & Sew – Lois Ericson                     

Encore Designs – Debbie Walkowski      


Fashion Patterns by Coni Crawford       

Fashion Sewing Group – Nancy Erickson

Folkwear Patterns                                        

Great Copy                                                     

Green Pepper                                                

Hot Patterns                                                   

Indygo Junction                                           


June Colburn Designs                               

Kayla Kennington                                        

Kimura Patterns                                           

La Fred – Fred Bloebaum                           

Laughing Moon – JoAnn Peterson           

LJ Designs – Lyla Messenger                    

Loes Hinse Design                                     

Lorraine Torrence (Grainline Gear)         

MacPhee Workshop - Linda MacPhee     

Marfy Patterns                                            
Park Bench Patterns
– Mary Lou Rankin

Pavelka Design                                            

Petite Plus – Kathleen Cheetham             

Dana Marie Design (formerly Purrfection) -  Dana Bontrager 

Quilted Closet, The - Elaine Waldschmitt

Rag Merchant – Jill Mead                          

RDKC – Rachel Clark                                  

ReVisions  – Diane Ericson                        

Saf-T-Pockets – Marsha McClintock        

Sewing Workshop – owned by Linda Lee

Silhouette Patterns – Peggy Sayers         

Stretch and Sew – Ann Person                 

Textile Studio Designs                               

Unique Patterns – Patterns custom drafted to measurements



There are also several smaller, traditional pattern companies or European pattern

companies whose designs are available either locally or on the web.


KwikSew (available at Hancock Fabrics)                      

New Look (available at Walmart & JoAnne’s?)

Burda (available at JoAnne’s Fabrics)

Neue Mode (available on the web)



One Stop Shopping Sources

Many on-line fabric stores carry a selection of independent patterns for one-stop shopping or browsing. These sites carry a wide range of independent patterns:


The Sewing Place                             

Waechter's Silk Shop                        


Or, ask your local independent fabric or quilt shop if they can order these patterns for you and support your local retailers.



Patttern Reveiws

Before trying a new pattern, you may want to see if there is any information about how that particular pattern sews up, fits, etc.  Pattern Review has hundreds, maybe thousands of reviews from fellow sewers on patterns and many other sewing related items.