There are many different pattern brands to choose from when it comes to sewing crafts. Which one will work the best for you? Which ones are the easiest to follow? Which ones will almost always give you a great looking finished product? These are only a few of the questions you might want to ask yourself when you’re trying to figure out what the best pattern brands for sewing crafts are.
What are your needs?
Finding the best pattern brand that suits your project specifically is the first thing you want to consider. Your neighbor might suggest a pattern brand that worked for her project, and your mom may have suggested another that worked for hers but in all honesty, you need to find a brand that will work for your sewing craft, not theirs. Your best bet is to go into a fabric store or a store that carries a variety of different pattern books and look through them. Look for sewing crafts that most resemble what you’re planning on making and then go from there. Ask employees what they might suggest, but again make sure you are specific in telling them exactly what you are making.
Since there are so many different kinds of pattern brands it might be easiest if we divide them up into two different categories:
•Best pattern brands for beginner sewing crafters
•Best pattern brands for advanced sewing crafters
Let’s talk about some of the best pattern brands a beginner crafter can use.
Best pattern brands for beginners
Since the world of sewing is not limited to only professional seamstresses (in fact most are not even close to professionals), pattern companies have to come up with a way to make beginners feel confident in their skills and more advanced sewers feel somewhat challenged. You can see the difficulty in creating patterns for so many different users. Some of the best and most well known pattern brands are Simplicity, Butterick, and McCalls. All three have been around for ages and seem to have gotten great feedback from most of their users. These specific pattern brands are great for beginners because they have some fairly easy sewing projects you can feel confident in tackling. One of these three has a line out called “Sewing for Dummies” which walks you through step by step and allows you to accomplish your sewing craft in a timely manner.
Kwik Sew patterns have also had many great reviews for beginner use. They are known for simple to follow instructions, great illustrations and methods to put your crafts together and you can find them almost everywhere you find Simplicity, McCalls, and Butterick patterns.
Best pattern brands for advanced
It’s really difficult to say that there are better patterns for advanced sewing crafters when the previously mentioned work just as great for beginners as they do advanced. One that might come to mind is Burda. This pattern brand is definitely not beginner friendly and would be more suited to advanced seamstresses or individuals who have been crafting for quite some time.
Unfortunately the best way to figure out what the best pattern brands for sewing crafts are is by trial and error. So before you go out and buy fifty different pattern brands to try you might want to ask around to see if anyone will let you borrow a specific pattern brand they aren’t using.