At The Fold Line we are passionate about championing independent sewing pattern designers and this was recognised by Mollie Makes, who gave us the Handmade Champion award that recognises people promoting and supporting independent businesses. With us you can learn all about sewing pattern designers in our community and discover what inspires their dressmaking designs and creative processes. There are now over 200 indie designers worldwide, with many new designers launching over the last couple of years. Indie designers are a really creative bunch and they design a wide range of patterns for the sewing community. With great styling and options to hack patterns, you can find lots of inspiration to create a wardrobe you love. Indie designers are also great at offering a wide range of sizes to fit all figures. Independent designers produce patterns in digital PDF and paper options with copy shop printing options too (get your digital PDF patterns printed with us here!) With so many patterns, it can be tricky to choose what to sew next but fear not, you can use our search tool to find your perfect next dressmaking project.
On our sewing YouTube channel we regularly share new sewing pattern designers we love and can’t wait for you to discover. You can find all these designers and buy their patterns in our one-stop sewing pattern shop, where we have curated the largest collection of sewing patterns in the world. From dresses and blouses to trousers and coats, we also have designers who specialise in activewear and lingerie. Whether you are looking for a whole new capsule wardrobe, that perfect party outfit or a wardrobe staple we can help you to find the perfect sewing pattern for your next project.
We have indie designers who create patterns for a range of sewing abilities from absolute beginners to those who are looking to take on a challenge. For beginners to sewing, we would recommend trying indie designers such as Tilly and the Buttons, True Bias, Liesl and Co or Cashmerette. We have curated a collection of our favourite sewing patterns from indie designers for beginners here. Once you’ve mastered the basic sewing skills you can try more advanced patterns. We have a blog range where we recommend our top 10 sewing patterns for different garments including lingerie and those suited to jersey fabric. If that’s not enough ideas, then find out what the favourite sewing patterns from independent designers as voted for by the sewing community here.
Don’t forget to check out our weekly blog posts where we share new sewing patterns releases from indie designers. We also share lots of inspiring blogs and vlog where we match sewing patterns that are inspired by the latest high street trends, find sewing patterns from films and TV and keep you updated with all the latest news from the sewing community.
Are you a sewing pattern designer looking to join us? Find out more about selling your patterns with us here.