FreeSewing is an open source software project with the aim of becoming the Wikipedia of sewing patterns.

We are not interested in fashion, trends, or publishing the hot new pattern of the season. Instead, we want to empower makers by distilling the knowledge of the sewing community into parametric designs + documentation, and make that information freely available.

The project

FreeSewing was created by Joost De Cock who is also its maintainer. But that does not mean he does all the work on his own. Much to the contrary.
A loose-knit team of volunteers from various corners of two world contribute to the ongoing development of FreeSewing.

All our source code is available on GitHub. We not only use GitHub to host our repository, but also to coordinate work through issues, discussions, pull requests, and our roadmap.

FreeSewing follows the all-contributors specification, which means that we strive to recognize all contributions big and small.

The patrons

FreeSewing is financially supported by the FreeSewing patrons. These generous individuals support the project with their hard-earned cash for the benefit of all involved.

Without our patrons and their support, FreeSewing would not be where it is today, nor would it be able to survive, let alone thrive. Their importance cannot be overstated, both to the project as a whole, as to Joost personally.

Become a FreeSewing patron
You too can join the FreeSewing patrons and help support the project.

The community

A diverse community of users, supporters, contributors, and sewing enthisiasts from all walks fo life has sprung up around FreeSewing. Our community standards are there to ensure we create an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome.

In principle, the FreeSewing community exists anywhere where FreeSewing community members gather. But the hotbed of community interaction is the FreeSewing Discord server.

If Discord is not your thing FreeSewing is present on a variety of platforms:

Hopefully one of those will work out for you.

Come for the sewing patterns
Stay for the community