Every sewer needs a pattern! As a beginning sewer it’s much easier (and more effective) to work with a pre-drafted pattern than to draft your own. Here are some of the most popular sewing pattern publishers. They have wonderful designs for both the beginner and the advanced sewer. Many of these publishers’ vintage patters are coveted by pattern junkies or anyone looking for inspiration from fashions of yore.
They have a huge variety of great designs, including a Learn To Sew Series of patterns. Great sales, and great prices too. This is my favorite sewing pattern publisher. I like how easy it is to browse and research all their different patterns on their site. They also carry tools and notions for sewing, knitting, and crochet!
More classic design patterns. Most similar to Simplicity. Bonus: They feature a pattern every week for $2.99. Published by McCall’s Pattern Co.
More younger contemporary design patterns. They also have sewing craft patterns. Bonus: They feature a pattern every week for $2.99. The pattern can be either craft or apparel. Published by McCall’s Pattern Co.
They feature fashion-forward couture designs. More for the advanced sewer looking for a specific design or fashion. Bonus: They feature a pattern every week for $4.99. Published by McCall’s Pattern Co.
From Burda Style! With lots of free patterns.
Pattern Review has a huge cache of patterns from all of the above publishers and more! Like Amy Butler, Oliver + S, and Sew Liberated!