Plus Size Sewing Pattern Companies

Many plus size people turn to sewing thinking that it will be more inclusive than ready to wear fashion. Sadly this isn’t the case – so many sewing pattern brands only cater to thin/standard sized sewists.

Here’s a round up of all of the plus sized/inclusve sewing pattern companies that I’ve found along my sewing journey.

There has been a huge discussion in the sewing pattern community in recent years about the lack of inclusive sewing patterns. This has only increased over the past year with calls to boycott companies that are not showing signs of becoming more inclusive.

With this in mind, I decided to collate a list of inclusive, and specifically plus size sewing pattern companies. You can check out my Pinterest board for plus size pattern inspiration, but this post is only linking to the designer’s website, not specific patterns. I will update this list as and when I come across inclusive brands.

What is Considered Plus Sized?

Sadly, there is zero consistency in what is considered to be plus sized, both in ready to wear fashion, and sewing patterns. Generally, though, UK size 16 (US size 12, EU size 44) and above is often considered plus size. For the sake of this post, I’m using a UK size 16 as a benchmark.

Plus Size Sewing Companies

* Depends on the pattern designer. Measurements based on the Bardon Dress by Elbe Textiles.

I’ll be updating this list as and when I come across more plus sized/inclusive pattern companies. Please do let me know if you know of any that I’ve missed!

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