5 Pattern Designers You Will Love
Creating amazing clothing from fantastic patterns is truly satisfying. Dressing yourself or someone you love in a well made item is a joyous feeling, especially if it didn’t cost the earth.
I have been sewing on and off for many years, winging projects and a lot of making it up as I go along for quite some time. So, for me, finding really great designers and their patterns has certainly been helpful. Well made patterns has helped improve my sewing and confidence in making clothes that actually fit. There are countless designers out there but here are just a few of my favourites.
Ellie & Mac
Ellie and Mac have a huge selection of sewing patterns for the whole family to enjoy. There is something for everyone, from the smallest members of your family to the oldest. The patterns have really easy to follow, clear step-by-step instructions with lots of pictures which make them great for beginners too. Some patterns even go from a size XXS to 6xl making for great inclusive fashion with most of the models being real life people. Ellie and Mac also have a dedicated Facebook page for extra inspiration, hacks and a super supportive community. There is small collection of free patterns to get you started, I have made the Curved Hem Tank a few times now. Another great thing they do is Wacky Patterns, this means every week they release several of their paid patterns for $1, thats around 80p in the UK. I managed bag the Adult Modern Moto Jacket and the Tres Belle Dress for $1 each recently and I cannot wait to make them.
Brindille & Twig
Brindille & Twig have a large range of kids patterns on their website with a few womens patterns too. If you love sewing for little ones, then this is the place to be. There are so many fabulously comfortable patterns to chose from. My favourite pattern to make is the free Hooded Raglan for my daughter. It is super easy to make with easy to follow instructions too. You can check out the Hooded Raglan modeled by my little one over on Instagram here.
Made by Jacks Mum
Made by Jacks Mum is another fantastic kids clothing and accessories pattern designer. There are a whole host of gorgeous patterns for babies and children and a couple for the grown ups too. Their Heydays pattern seems to be taking the world by storm at the moment and I have to say I want a pair for myself. I have been know to wear the Sandcastle Bucket hat in hot weather. There are a few free patterns available on the website but if you live in the UK its best to access these through the MBJM Sewing Group on Facebook.
Do It Yourself Better are pretty new to me but I already have a heap of patterns sat in my to do pile. Their website is packed full of information, tutorials and sewing patterns for women. I particularly love that they have inclusive sizing as well as a few maternity and nursing friendly patterns.
Golden Rippy is another designer I have discovered recently. There is so much information, courses and unique patterns available on their website for you to get stuck in to and enjoy. The Helios Dress looks like it would make a fab scrap buster project.
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