// 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 making quality sewing easy and accessible for movers, shakers, cosplayers, and creators. Our mission is to elevate sewing at home from the crafty and kitschy to a thing of frantic, creative beauty. We believe that anyone making stuff, whether it's for fashion or fandom, is making something amazing. Our goal is to help you with your own creative passions in a way that supports your unique skills, body type, and needs.
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. We know that you're uniquely inspired, and we want to provide you with patterns for clothes to match in a way that cultivates community and creativity.
// MEET OUR TEAM.
Madison May // 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 costume construction for clients like Walt Disney World, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Universal Studios Orlando Resort, in addition to having wardrobe experience both on and off broadway.
TJ Cordes // 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.
Joseph Banwart // Web & Tech
While Joseph has never sewn in his life, he has made a lot of websites and is really good at banging on printers until they work. When not serving as CUT/SEW's machine overlord and coffee gopher, he DJ's sad indie boy music and works as a web designer for the city of Orlando.
// WHERE TO FIND OUR PATTERNS.
Find us at the following conventions & events for local, pop-up shopping:
// KATSUCON. National Harbor, MD. February 15th - 17th, 2019.
// ANIME CENTRAL. Rosemont, IL. May 17th - 19th, 2019.
// ANIMAZEMENT. Raleigh, NC. May 24th - 26th, 2019.
// DRAGONCON. Atlanta, GA. August 30th - September 2nd, 2019.
// ANIME LOS ANGELES. Ontario, CA. 2020.