Pattern Companies

There are many places where you can purchase and find free patterns.  If you have a resource to add to this page, let me know.  I am asked many times where to get good patterns and instructions and hopefully this page will help you find ones for your skills. Click on the logo to link to their website.  

The Thread icon will show you the recommendation level for each resource.

Vogue patterns is part of the McCalls Pattern Company family.  Vogue is more for the experienced sewing enthusiast and includes many designer fashions.

 

They give precise measurements for the finished garment and clear instructions.  Any sewing enthusiast will find good patterns here.  Sign up for sale notifications and check local fabric stores for sales.

Butterick Patterns is part of the McCalls Pattern Company family.  They tend to have an easier set of patterns and a larger set of home decor, childrens and casual patterns.  

 

They give precise measurements for the finished garment and clear instructions.  Any sewing enthusiast will find good patterns here.  Sign up for sale notifications and check local fabric stores for sales.

McCalls is part of the McCalls Pattern Company family.  Their style is between that of Vogue and Butterick.  You will find some good costumes, home decor along with fashion.

 

They give precise measurements for the finished garment and clear instructions.  Any sewing enthusiast will find good patterns here.  Sign up for sale notifications and check local fabric stores for sales

Kwik Sew is part of the McCalls Pattern Company family.  The patterns on Kwik Sew tend to be casual, easy and serge friendly.  You will also find other items like accessories and patterns for beginners. 

They give precise measurements for the finished garment and clear instructions.  

Simplicity patterns are all but simple.  The sizes tend to run small and the instructions can be frustrating.  But this is at times the only place where you can get a pattern for things like "Frozen" Costumes and such.  

 

Make sure to preread the instructions well and check your measurements to the pattern so ensure a good fit.

Craftsy is a site that has free patterns along with ones you can purchase.  Individuals can upload their patterns for free or sale there.  I will say buyer beware.  

 

Craftsy site is great for learning videos, lessons, hints and how to instructions.  You will find more than just sewing there and can lose a whole day so set your timer and don't get too absorbed.

Sew Beautiful

Sew Beautiful highlights heirloom sewing and hand stitching.  The associated store is Martha Pullen Company, Inc.  

 

They not only have patterns but also fabric, notions and more.  This is a great source for heirloom sewing needs.

Knit Patterns

Patterns for PIrates offers printable multi-sized patterns specifically designed for knit fabric.  

Patterns for Men, Woman, children and wee ones.

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Violette Field Threads is a PDF pattern company.  You can either print on your home printer and tape together or print AO (blueprint) size on a plot printer.  Their facebook page has lots of helps and hints.  They offer many free patterns to get you started.

Rebecca Page is a PDF pattern company from England.  You can either print on your home printer and tape together or print AO (blueprint) size on a plot printer.  Their facebook page has lots of helps and hints.  They offer many free patterns to get you started.

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