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Most Popular New Pattern Releases of 2022

As 2022 is about to come to a close, we have been nosing at which indie pattern releases have been the most popular with you all this year. We were so intrigued to see what made it into the top ten and to remind ourselves of how many fab indie patterns we intended to make, but will be moving to our 2023 sewing list!

How many have you checked off and what might you add to your 2023 makes list? It’s like sewing bingo!


Friday Pattern Company Saguaro Set

Co-ords (aka, matching sets, two-pieces) were one of the emerging garments of the year for sewists! The Sewing Bee potentially gave us a nudge towards this style when the contestants were challenged to make their own, but there was one indie release that persuaded many to take the plunge. The Friday Pattern Company Saguaro Set is a two-piece woven set made up of elastic waistband pants and a pullover top. It’s full of breezy attitude that’s perfect for holidays. You can wear the pieces together or mix them up with other items in your handmade closet!

Sizing: UK 6 – 34

Format: Paper or PDF

Like this? Check out our Trending: Co-ords blog & vlog


Sew Liberated Studio Tunic

Woman wearing the Studio Tunic sewing pattern from Sew Liberated on The Fold Line. A pinafore tunic pattern made in mid-weight linen, chambray, cotton twill or light canvas fabrics, featuring roomy pockets, deep scoop neck, low armholes, A-line silhouette and mid-thigh hem.

Sewing lovers often have multiple crafty hobbies, so it’s no surprise that this pattern release got so much love! With roomy pockets for all your treasures and tools that you might need for your day in the kitchen, studio, garden, or hiking, you’ll be hands-free with the Sew Liberated Studio Tunic! It can also be worn as a really lovely pinafore that’s perfect for layering over jeans, leggings, dresses and skirts.

Sizing: UK 6/8 – 32/34

Format: PDF

Like this? Check out Fold Line reviewer, Penelope’s gardening Studio Tunic!


Merchant & Mills Etta Dress

Woman wearing The Etta Dress sewing pattern from Merchant & Mills on The Fold Line. A sleeveless, wrap dress pattern made in linen, brushed cotton, cotton lawn, cotton poplin, tencel, Indian handlooms, lightweight baby cord or cotton double gauze fabrics featuring a lined bodice, in-seam pockets, relaxed fit, fabric side tie and midi length.

This pattern hit my sewing table at speed after the launch and I’ve had so much wear out of it! The Merchant & Mills Etta Dress is quite simply a wrap dress of dreams. The lined bodice makes for pleasing insides and the voluminous gathered skirt is quite dramatic. I love wearing my sleeveless version with t-shirts and rollnecks layered underneath.

Sizing: UK 6 – 16/18 or UK 18 – 28/30

Format: PDF

Like this? Check out Fold Line team member, Louise’s Etta Dress review!


Merchant & Mills Quinn Trousers

This latecomer rocketed up the charts when it was released a matter of weeks ago! We wonder if this could be another ‘Sewing Bee effect’, as loads of makers were inspired by the sailor trousers the contestants were challenged to make. The Merchant & Mills Quinn Trousers are sailor-inspired, modern wide-leg trouser that features welt pockets and front pockets with button openings. There’s also a clever buckle fastening at the back for flexible fitting. What’s not to love?!

Sizing: UK 6 – 16/18 or UK 18 – 28/30

Format: PDF

Like this? Complete the outfit with the Merchant & Mills Omilie Top or Dress


Sew House Seven Sauvie Sundress

Women wearing the Sauvie Sundress sewing pattern from Sew House Seven on The Fold Line. A sundress pattern made in linen, linen blends, cotton lawn, silk noil, silk crepe de chine or wool gabardine fabrics featuring a low front and back V-neck, narrow straps, in-seam pockets, wide elasticised waist and midi length.

I think it’s safe to say that Sauvie was the solution to the sweltering summer heat for lots of makers! The Sew House Seven Sauvie Sundress is also perfect for layering over a t-shirt or thermal top in the winter months. With two pocket options, three hem finishes, two waist finishes and two hem lengths, you can mix and match any of the features to sew your dream dress!

Sizes: UK 6 – 22 and UK 20 – 36/38

Format: Paper and PDF

Like this? Check out our Top 10 Indie Sundress Sewing Patterns!


Waves & Wild Kinjarling Dress

Woman wearing the Kinjarling Dress sewing pattern from Waves & Wild on The Fold Line. A dress pattern made in cotton poplin, cotton lawn or linen fabrics, featuring a relaxed pull-on style, midi length, V-neck, slanted pockets and short grown on sleeves.

This popular pattern could well be the dress of the summer for many makers – it was a very popular choice! The Waves & Wild Kinjarling Dress screams summer adventures in a very effortless way. There are three lengths, two necklines, two neck finishes, two pockets choices and optional waist ties, so you won’t tire of this design!

Sizing: UK 6 – 34/36

Format: PDF

Like this? If you sew for little ones you might love the opportunity to match with the children’s Kinjarling Dress!


French Navy Vetiver Top

Woman wearing the Vetiver Top sewing pattern from French Navy on The Fold Line. A top pattern made in rayon, voile, lawn, shirting cotton, chambray or linen fabrics, featuring short sleeves, round neckline, narrow button stand, cropped length and ruffle hem.

A pretty top that you can throw on with jeans? It’s no surprise this pattern was such a hit! The French Navy Vetiver Top has a bodice that is gently shaped by princess seams, resulting in a silhouette that’s comfortable yet feminine and can be dressed up or down depending on your fabric choice.

Sizing: UK 6 – 16/18

Format: PDF

Like this? Make this pattern go further with the Vetiver Top Expansion which includes a cute peter pan collar and long sleeves!


Named Taika Blouse Dress

Woman wearing the Taika Blouse Dress sewing pattern from Named on The Fold Line. A jacket pattern made in rayon, tencel, lightweight cotton or linen shirting fabrics, featuring a midi-length, elbow length sleeves with gathered sleeve openings, V-neck, front button closure, curved empire waist seam and flared shirt.

After smock dresses have held the top spot for a while, tea dresses seemed to be all over the high street for spring, so the Named Taika Blouse Dress was well-timed! This lightly fitted dress features a curved waist seam that runs below the bust at the front, and the gathers at the bust and centre back give volume and shape to the bodice, while the vertical seams of the skirt contour the body. It’s perfect for picnics and garden parties when the sun is shining!

Sizes UK 6 – 28

Format: Paper and PDF

Like this? Check out Fold Line reviewer, Emma’s chic version of Taika!


The Modern Sewing Co. Worker Trousers

Woman wearing the Worker Trousers sewing pattern from The Modern Sewing Co on The Fold Line. A trouser pattern made in heavy to mid-weight twills, drills, denims or canvas fabrics, featuring a slight balloon leg tapering in at the ankle, fitted at the hips, concealed button or zip fly, front pockets with facings, patch pockets and waistband with belt loops.

This pattern had the whole team excited and it seems you all loved it just as much as we do! Trousers were a popular category in 2022, both in new releases and bestselling styles, and it seems lots of you deemed this pattern the perfect alternative to jeans. The Modern Sewing Co. Worker Trousers fit snugly around the lower waist, with a slight balloon in the leg for volume and comfort, before tapering in at the ankle. We all want to make a pair!

Sizes: UK 4/6 – 20 or UK 18 – 26

Format: PDF

Like this? Rachel, one half of the Fold Line duo, made the dreamiest pair of Worker Trousers and shared her thoughts in this review!


I AM Patterns Hathor Vest

This new release was perfectly timed for the cold snap, and lots of Foldliners snapped this pattern up immediately! If you want to keep cosy with an on-trend layer, this is the pattern for you (and me!). The I AM Patterns Hathor Vest has a whopping 18 versions to choose from. With three neckline options, three pocket options, and two closure methods – either press studs or zip, you are truly spoilt for choice!

Sizing: UK 6 – 18

Format: PDF

Like this? Browse more quilted options here!

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2 thoughts on “Most Popular New Pattern Releases of 2022

  1. I’m always surprised by most of them. I wonder if you are, or if you’re able to predict what they’re going to be? Have a fab new year Foldline Team.

  2. The French Navy vetiver blouse is a big favourite of mine. So far I have made two, one in a dusty pink linen and a second in a gorgeous ditsy pink floral cotton. It is a really lovely pattern and so easy to wear. I had never done princess seams before but I took my time with them and it was fine. The other one on this list that I want to make is the Sew Liberated studio tunic that I have bought a crazy print fabric for and am looking forward to making up.

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