// Who We Are.

CUT/SEW is an independent sewing pattern company launched in 2016 with a few simple but revolutionary goals: innovate sewing patterns - a product that's remained unchanged for half a century and has been the bane of home sewers who can't decode their vague, often overcomplicated instructions - and make quality sewing easy and accessible for cosplayers & creators. We believe that anyone making stuff, whether it's for fashion or fandom, is making something amazing, and our goal is to help you with your own creative passions in a way that supports your unique skills and body type.


Our patterns reach out to those who have always wanted to sew but have been intimidated by the dizzying instructions of patterns, or disappointed by the poorly-fitting results, and to give them something that inspires rather than frustrates. We understand the passion and joy in creating, and we believe that no one should be limited in their ability to make amazing things by the teaching tools readily accessible.





Madison // Creative Director

Madison is CUT/SEW's hot mom and primary pattern maker, and is also the person who answers most of the emails so be extra nice to her, okay? She has worked in costume design, pattern making, and construction for clients like Walt Disney World, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Universal Studios Orlando Resort, in addition to having theatrical wardrobe experience both on and off broadway. 


TJ Cordes

TJ // Illustrator

TJ is the writer and and artist of Beeserker, a long-running webcomic about a robot powered by bees, and is also the creator behind the Steam Greenlit PC game Fist's Elimination Tower. He's the tour de force behind the hyper-kawaii tag illustrations for CUT/SEW and our much-revered illustrator.



Find us at the following conventions & events for local, pop-up shopping: 

// KATSUCON. National Harbor, MD. February 14th - 16th, 2020. 

// ANIME CENTRAL. Rosemont, IL. May 15th - 17th, 2020.

// FANIME. San Jose, CA. May 22nd - 25th, 2020.

// COLOSSALCON. Sandusky, OH. June 4th - 7th, 2020.

// METROCON. Tampa, FL. July 23rd - 26th, 2020.

// DRAGONCON. Atlanta, GA. 2020.

// HOLIDAY MATSURI. Orlando, FL. 2020.