At smartPATTERN, we believe that your self-sewn clothing should fit perfectly and meet your expectations exactly.

With our many years of experience in the fashion industry, combined with new smart technologies and a lot of passion, we develop sewing pattern configurators for you. Our technology combines your design ideas with your personal body measurements and generates your individual sewing pattern.

Your clothes are not “just self-sewn”, they are your favorite pieces from sustainable individual production. Be proud of what you have created.

Anke Nellen


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I am Anke, the founder of smartPATTERN. I turned my hobby into a profession and learned from the ground up. I am a master tailor, lecturer in pattern making and CAD, professional pattern designer for internationally renowned fashion labels and have received various prizes and awards. I am fascinated by turning ideas into my own work and using the cleverest and most effective technologies possible. For many years, I have been involved in the effective creation of made-to-measure patterns and sustainable concepts.

Anja Montforts

Copywriter and tester

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I am Anja, a member of the smartPATTERN team since May 2022, and I support Anke with writing the instructions, testing the new patterns and social media, among other things.

As a teenager, I practiced sewing on my mother’s machine. For a few years now, it’s been my perfect crafty-creative balance to my office job and I sew almost all my clothes myself.

Ever since my first pair of smartPATTERN stretch jeans, I have been addicted to the made-to-measure patterns and the many options offered by the configurator. So I’m all the more pleased to be able to take a look behind the scenes.

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