About

Welcome! I'm Allie, the designer and founder of Allie Olson Sewing Patterns. 

Sewing has been a constant for most of my life. My mom taught me to sew at the age of seven, but I didn't find my passion in apparel sewing until age 22. Now, a decade later, I'm immersed in the world of patternmaking, textile science, tailoring, and apparel design.

I started my career in the sewing world first as a blogger from 2011 to 2013. In late 2013, I co-founded Indiesew (a marketplace for indie sewing patterns) and managed that company until late 2019.

In 2016, I started Allie Olson Sewing Patterns, which were sold retail (in digital and some also in paper format) only on Indiesew. Allie Olson Sewing Patterns are also sold wholesale to indie fabric stores globally.

In 2018, I acquired the ethical women's clothing line Seamly from my dear friend Kristen Glenn, which I still manage today. All of Seamly's designs are produced here in Colorado with the environment in mind.