We are a sewing pattern shop and online sewing community. In fact you could say that we are the one stop shop for all your dressmaking pattern needs! Founded in 2015 we are the home for people who love sewing and making their own clothes. You can expect to find lots of inspiration for your next make and catch up on all the latest sewing news on our sewing blog and vlog.
You can use our pattern finder tool to search over 10,000 patterns and sewing pattern reviews from the community. We sell both paper and PDF sewing patterns, shipping worldwide.
We also offer a sewing pattern copy shop printing service. It’s the best of both worlds! You receive a PDF sewing pattern immediately plus the large scale A0 sheet version of the pattern is printed out by us and posted to you next working day. Alternatively you can upload a PDF pattern you have purchased elsewhere and we will print it for you.
One of the most wonderful things about sewing is all the possibilities of what you can make, from the choice of fabric to being able to fit clothes to our unique body shapes. A very important part of this is sewing patterns being accessible to everyone in the sewing community and that we see ourselves reflected the designs being created. We want everyone to feel represented, included and inspired.
We also love chatting about sewing, sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media for all the latest sewing pattern releases plus join our friendly Facebook group to get advice. If that’s not enough to get your creative juices flowing, we also have lots of sewing resources to explore. Be inspired to create a wardrobe you love!
Looking for all the latest Sewing Bee news?
We are so excited that the Sewing Bee is back on our TV screens, starting on the 14th April 2021! For all the latest news, episode reviews, pattern suggestions and inspiration from the show, head over to our ultimate guide to The Great British Sewing Bee series 7!
Want to join a sewing event?
Each year we host The Sewing Weekender, an informal sewing event for makers to socialise and take part in workshops and talks. Following four years as an in-person event in Cambridge (UK), The Sewing Weekender moved online in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. In 2020 the event sold 2,000 tickets to attendees from 37 countries, raising over £23,000 for the charities NHS Charities together, Mind, Black Lives Matter and The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to find out when the event will take place in 2021!
New to sewing and want help getting started?
Starting a new hobby can be overwhelming but to help you get started with sewing we have put together a guide on buying fabric and tools, plus our top sewing patterns for beginners along with other helpful resources in our ‘New to Sewing’ section on the homepage.
Let us take you on a sewing adventure!
Rachel and Kate.
With 500,000 people starting to sew last year alone, pattern and fabric designers have responded to this surge of interest in sewing with an ever-growing number of new pattern and fabric ranges. As avid makers ourselves, we’ve struggled to keep up with all the pattern releases and growing number of bloggers sharing their makes and tips. We were inspired by the growing online sewing community to build a home for everyone interested in dressmaking. From this The Fold Line was born, a place that brings all this information together, on an easy-to-navigate, user-friendly and sociable site.
We also wanted The Fold Line to be a place you can meet other makers, share tips and ideas and get lots of inspiration for your next make. We hope the site will be the central hub to socialise and keep up-to-date with the latest sewing news and sewing pattern releases.
We are Kate and Rachel and met when we worked together at a sewing cafe in London. We are both keen creative types with Kate training in millinery before she moved on to manage a sewing business. Kate then worked freelance doing creative marketing and social media consultancy for small businesses. At The Fold Line she is the creative mind behind our social media, newsletters, photography, blogs and vlogs.
After working at a sewing business managing wholesale and pattern production, Rachel did freelance pattern-cutting and product design for creative businesses. At The Fold Line she oversees website development, marketing, press, managing the accounts, compliance and relationships with the pattern designers we work with. We share everything else, from looking after you to coming up with exciting new ideas.
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