Welcome! This page lists resources for zero waste patternmaking (mainly my own but some others too) and every zero waste pattern I’ve published.
The post that started it all: Considering Zero Waste Fashion
Zero waste and fabric economy (do zero waste patterns really use more fabric?)
My zero waste adventure (a guest blog for the Sewcialists)
“Making” posts (where I make someone else’s zw pattern):
Making the zero waste Jones trousers by Goldfinch Textile Studio
Making low waste mittens by Process of Sewing
Wearing a Square jacket from Pattern Magic 2
Leggings from Stefanie Kroth’s book Zero Waste Nähen.
Books and Zines
There have been four books published on zero waste patterns.
Zero Waste Fashion Design (2016) by Holly McQuillan and Timo Rissanen, Zero Waste Sewing (2020) by me, Zero Waste Nähen (2022) by Stefanie Kroth and Zero Waste Patterns (2023) by Birgitta Helmersson. A Year of Zero Waste Sewing by me is a collection of monthly zines which will become a book later in 2023.
Zero Waste Sewing has its own separate page with a gallery of every pattern.
Zero Waste Legacy Sewing hosted by Twins N Needles. An on-demand class where I look at 3 historic zw patterns and show how they can be used today.
A lecture on zero waste, hosted by Create and Sustain.
Making the Grade, a course on grading strategies for zero waste patterns, hosted by Zero Waste Design Collective. Also, take a look at their course Shifting Mindsets: From Conventional to Zero Waste Design.
Zero Waste Pattern Directories
Zero Waste Design Collective has a library of zero waste patterns, updated by pattern designers.
Magazine and Zine Patterns
This is a mixture of single-sized, experimental, drafted-from-measurements and multi-sized patterns.