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Indiesew's 10 Most Popular Patterns in 2018

By Allie

Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site. Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog.

Indiesew's Top Ten Patterns in 2018

My favorite post of the year is here! At the end of each calendar year, we tally up our pattern sales for the year to see which designs were bestsellers for the past twelve months. It's fun to see what's trending with sewists: what designs are favorites year after year and and what new designs emerge. 

But before we count them down, here are some Indiesew highlights from 2018:

  • I traveled to Norway this summer with Leslie to visit Marie-Fleurine for nine days! It's so rewarding to see online sewing connections grow into beautiful friendships.
  • Angie and I (mostly Angie) cut and shipped nearly 5,000 yards of almost entirely overstock fabric. That's almost 70% more than last year!
  • Our largest collaboration to-date with Spoonflower and Dan Lehman allowed us to bring you a totally unique fabric, printed in the USA!

Be sure to check out what sewing patterns were trending in 2017,  2016, and 2015. Here's the 2018 list:

P.S. Want to add one of the patterns below to your stash? Get 15% off using the coupon code at the bottom of this post!


10. Lane Raglan

Indiesew | Lane Raglan Sewing Pattern by Hey June

For four years, the Lane Raglan has made our bestsellers list. This knit raglan top is a quick sew and a great beginner project. Check out how the pattern improved in 2016 and my Lane Raglan Dress.


9. Minttu Top

Indiesew | Minttu Top Sewing Pattern by Named Clothing

Returning from last year, the Minttu Top is my favorite knit tank for summer. This swing tank top has a clever all-in-one facing for a clean finish. We've created a video for this method to help you along the way.


8. No Sweat Pants

Indiesew | No Sweat Pants Sewing Pattern by Seamly

There's always one pattern that surprises me on this list, and the No Sweat Pants by Seamly are it this year. This jogger/legging hybrid design has its own blog post with tips and tricks for the perfect fit.


7. Cheyenne Tunic

Indiesew | Cheyenne Tunic Sewing Pattern by Hey June

For the third year in a row, the Cheyenne Tunic also appears on our bestsellers list. This shirt pattern has two views: a traditional button-up, and a collared pop-over. See how I wear mine for styling inspiration. (Rachel's Cheyenne Tunic shown here.)


6. Ella Top

Indiesew | Ella Top Sewing Pattern by Liola

The Ella Top is also a repeat bestseller because it's a great beginner design that doesn't require much fabric. We included this pattern in the 2015 Summer Collection and wrote a blog post on raising the neckline.


5. Moto Sweatshirt

Indiesew | Moto Sweatshirt Sewing Pattern by Seamly

I was excited to see the Moto Sweatshirt make this list this year, because we put so much work into this pattern in collaboration with Seamly. This asymmetrical zip-up sweatshirt is a great alternative to a classic hoodie. Be sure to check out our Moto Sweatshirt Sewalong.


4. Kila Tank

Indiesew | Kila Tank Sewing Pattern by Allie Olson

When I released the Kila Tank in July, I didn't realize how many sewists were looking to add a knit racerback tank to their wardrobe. Since then, we've seen many of you sew up multiples of this pattern using our video sewalong.


3. Coram Top and Dress

Indiesew | Coram Top and Dress Sewing Pattern by Allie Olson

The Coram Top and Dress is a great beginner project for those ready to work with more flowy fabrics. Check out my silk Coram Dress I wore all summer long and my printed cropped Coram Top.


2. Highlands Wrap Dress | Highlands Wrap Dress Sewing Pattern by Allie Olson

The Highlands Wrap Dress is experiencing another year of popularity, which makes me so happy. This wrap dress is a more intermediate project, but a stunning dress for summer wear and special events. (Tori's Highlands Wrap Dress shown here.)


1. Ogden Cami | Ogden Cami Sewing Pattern by True Bias

The Ogden Cami remains our #1 bestselling pattern for the second year in a row! This sweet and simple camisole is great for layering or lengthening into a dress. It's safe to say most sewists have sewn this one up by now, and we expect it will remain popular for years to come! (Sophie's Ogden Cami shown here.)

Please note: All orders that contain an Ogden Cami paper pattern will likely ship the week of January 7th due to backordered inventory.

Want to grab one of these tried-and-true sewing patterns for your own stash? Use coupon code BESTSELLERS18 to get 15% off any of these designs until Friday, January 4th at 10 p.m. MST.

Indiesew is closed January 1st, but all physical orders will otherwise ship according to our shipping policies. Please consider the Ogden Cami exception noted above. Digital pattern orders are fulfilled immediately.

Happy sewing!

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