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PDF Sewing Pattern Designers Who Support Small Handmade Businesses

PDF Sewing Pattern Designers Who Support Small Handmade Businesses

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PDF Pattern Designers List - Designers who encourage handmade sellers to use their patterns for craft shows and Etsy shops.

I wrote a post for Deby over at So Sew Easy with free tutorial ideas on things that would be good to sew and sell at a craft show or for a handmade shop, and it started me thinking about this topic. I see this question asked frequently online and have several friends who sew to sell. I don’t myself, but have had a few people email me to ask about selling from some of my tutorials, so I thought I’d dig around and come up with a list. Many of these designers said they love supporting handmade sellers and even promote their work on social media – how cool is that! I feel the same way; what a privilege to have someone taking the time to make a living, selling something from your designs.

Deby has since published a post talking about copyright and sewing from patterns, and while I also have the same understanding of the law as her (in that you can sell what you make, from anything, even if they “forbid it” or try to charge you for a cottage license) I still think it’s important to support pattern sellers who support you!

Lastly, I’m not touching on, or trying to explain, issues of compliance (here is an overview, from Create Kids Couture). There are regulations for selling handmade stuff, and tax laws, that are different depending on where you live. But, should you find yourself sewing to sell, check into those topics to save yourself some hassle once you get started!

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Quick tip – if you buy any patterns from sellers on Etsy, shop through Ebates* to get 1% cash back on your purchases, woohoo! (See more tips on saving money while sewing in this post!)

I separated the sellers into the following categories:

If you know of a designer not listed, if you are a designer not listed, or if you are a designer listed who wants to be removed, contact me! I’m happy to keep this is a living, useful document.

Girl’s Clothing

Boy’s Clothing

Women’s Clothing

Men’s Clothing

Accessories (Hats, Headbands, Socks, Shoes Etc.)

Doll Clothes

Toys & Softies

 

Home Dec, Appliques, Bags, & Ornaments

PDF Pattern Designers List - Designers who encourage handmade sellers to use their patterns for craft shows and Etsy shops.

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Marguerite Wagner

Friday 16th of November 2018

So happy to find your site and this list. I plan to sell in the near future. Will update you then. I will certainly support these designers!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Sunday 2nd of December 2018

You're welcome and good luck selling!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Monday 13th of November 2017

done!

Javeriya

Thursday 2nd of February 2017

Such a great list! Just pinned it.

Can my shop (Sew Some Stuff) also be added on the list pretty please. :) Thanks!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Sunday 12th of February 2017

Hi Javeriya, I'm happy to add you, but I don't see any pattern shop link on your homepage? Let me know what to look for and I'll add you!

Vicki

Thursday 18th of August 2016

Please could you add me, Bishy Barnababes, to girls clothes, toys and applique. I am more than happy for people to sell what they have made :) Thanks.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Friday 19th of August 2016

Done! Thanks Vicki!

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