Looking at Indie Sewing Pattners

Indie sewing patterns are sewing patterns that have been made and designed by individual people or smaller companies. These are often found to be sold on Etsy and smaller websites and are not part of the larger brands that you may be more familiar with.

One example is Ann over at the Pattern Division who creates both patterns and fabric print designs.

“I discovered my love for sewing and pattern designing after my career as a product designer ended because of Parkinson’s Disease,” said Ann. “I am able to make the types of accommodations necessary for my health and abilities as an independent pattern designer that were just not possible with my former work.

“It is my goal to make patterns that people like me, with dexterity issues can use to make stylish garments that are easy to change in and out of for people also like me with range-of-motion difficulties.”

In partnership with Ann, she will be letting our VIP Club members enjoy her patterns at no cost!

Beginner Sewing will be adding a total of six free patterns from Ann’s pattern shop to our free pattern offerings in the VIP Dashboard, starting with these three patterns:

Antonio Dress & Tunic

Anita Slip

Veronica Hope Dress

Antonio Dress & Tunic

  • A pull-on dress (no buttons, zippers, or other fasteners) in your choice of three lengths with capped length dolman style sleeves and bust gathers at a dropped shoulder seam that creates the look of a front yoke
  • Side seam pockets and back waist gathers for shape and ease

Anita Slip

  • Features bust gathers in three sizes, a high waist, and an A-line shape
  • With just one pattern piece, a variety of knit fabrics and readily available lace and other trims, you can make and remade this dress in different lengths to fit many wardrobe needs quick and easy

Veronica Hope Dress

  • This pattern is for knit fabrics
  • It includes one primary pattern piece with design variations. These variations include sleeves, necklines, optional darts, pockets, and a shoulder bag.
  • Instructions describe the construction of four dresses, still these variations can be mixed and matched
Joan Mantini

About Joan Mantini

After several years of being the Facebook page owner at Beginner Sewing, I noticed there was a desperate need to have a single go-to spot for members to be able to find answers to their common questions, get some useful tips & tricks, as well as find reputable places to purchase sewing products online. Taking my role as a trade publication editor by day, and combining it with my knowledge of frequently requested beginner sewing advice, I created www.beginner-sewing.com. An outlet that gives new sewists a free digital magazine geared for entry level sewing as an extra bonus!

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