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14 Free Clothing Patterns


14 Free Clothing PatternsOne of the best parts of sewing is learning how to design and make clothes for yourself. If your size is hard to fit with store-bought clothing or you just don't like any of the styles you see in stores, learning how to design your own clothing is going to be a very useful skill for you! Once you learn how to make clothes, you'll never look back. We put together this comprehensive sewing guide of some of our best sewing clothes patterns, from dress patterns to apron patterns and more. Start small and work your way up until you've sewn yourself an entire new wardrobe.



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Dress Sewing Patterns

14 Free Clothing Patterns

There are so many different ways to design your own clothes and make dresses. You can make a dress from mere scraps using a fat quarter dress pattern, or you can make an adult pillowcase dress. There are even tons of things to make with old jeans, including dresses! If you're looking for free dress sewing patterns, you've found the right place, because these patterns are easy, trendy, and best of all, free!

  1. Trendy Elastic Waistband Dress: You can learn how to make a trendy elastic waistband dress with these instructions on how to sew a dress from Megan Nielsen. You'll be fashion-forward in no time with this free easy sewing pattern.
  2. T-Shirt Jeans Dress: Use up old t-shirts and hand-me-down jeans in this fun sewing project from Carolyn Wainscott. You'll learn how to make t-shirt dresses for little girls using materials you already have on hand. What a thrifty way to sew up a whole new wardrobe! This project is great for jeans your child has grown out of or worn holes in.
  3. Pillowcase Dress from 3 Fat Quarters: This pillowcase dress pattern uses up some coordinating fat quarters you probably have left over from a quilting project. They work perfectly because the shape is almost like a pillowcase already! One fat quarter makes the front, one makes the back, and a third is turned into bias trim (for the arm holes and ties) and a little coordinating band at the bottom. There are almost no scraps left over at all! Of course, if you want to use more fabric, you could add a ruffle or make the dress longer.
  4. Girl's Tank Dress: If you're not sure what to do with old T-shirts, try turning them into cute dresses, perfect for the summer! This Girls Tank Dress tutorial from Victoria Lavertu will show you everything about how to sew a dress and ways to create dress patterns for sewing. This dress is surprisingly simple to make, and a great way to recycle clothes.
  5. Kaftan Dress: Instead of throwing out your old clothes, make your own clothes out of that old material with this Kaftan Dress Tutorial from Anshu Jain. This adorable dress pattern for sewing is an easy beginner sewing project and a great sewing tutorial for those who are new to the art of sewing.
  6. NEW!  Cute Dress from Man's Shirt:  Turn a man's shirt into a cute dress with this refashion sewing tutorial from Stefi Luca. The red contrast details create a beautiful finished product in this sewing craft.


Skirt Patterns

14 Free Clothing PatternsA skirt is a great first project of you want to learn how to design and make your own clothes. If you want easy to make clothes, a skirt pattern is for you. We've got a few different variations on stylish skirts to make, so make sure you check out all of them to see if there is one for you. DIY fashion is all about putting your own spin on a pattern, so make these your own.

  1. The Peggy Skirt: The Peggy skirt is influenced from the chic fashion of the 1950s. This free easy sewing pattern will make you feel like the lady of the past and will become one of your favorites in your wardrobe.
  2. Easy Breezy Skirt: This Easy Breezy Skirt is great for all kinds of fabrics. Stretch knits work best, but you can use whatever fabric you'd like for this casual skirt! Patterns are easy to follow and include step by step photos.
  3. Dollar Store Petal Skirt: The best way to celebrate spring is by making a skirt that is inspired by a flower! The dollar store petal skirt can be made from an old t-shirt, some dollar store flower petals, and these free sewing patterns.
  4. NEW!  Fiber Embellished Skirt:  Embellish a plain shirt with a wave of various fabrics, fibers, threads, crystals and more. Stabilizer helps you to stitch the various layers together onto just about any fabric with this pattern from Sulky of America.


Tops and Sweater Crafts

14 Free Clothing PatternsDon't you just love free clothing patterns for tops and cardigans? You can embellish a tank top, create a knockoff cardigan, and sew with t-shirts and pillowcases. There are so many ways to make sweaters and tops, and you'll be surprised at how creative some of these free clothing patterns are.

  1. Funky Button Tank: Turn plain tank tops into colorful works of art with this funky button tank idea. You'll learn how to refashion a shirt on a budget. This project is perfect for long nights in front of the TV.
  2. Anthropologie Inspired Camisole: Don't break the bank on simple clothes from boutique shops! If you want a make a simple camisole like the ones you see in stores, check out this Anthropologie Inspired Camisole. This pattern tells you how to make a tank top out of a t-shirt.
  3. Asymmetrical Cardigan: If you have an oversize T-shirt and aren't sure of what to do with it, check out this Asymmetrical Cardigan Tutorial by Victoria Lavertu for a great craft idea. This project is so simple and easy, and it's a great craft shirt project, perfect for cool summer nights. These are fun ways to make your own clothes.
  4. Two Pillowcase Blouse: Follow this photo tutorial from Stefi Luca to turn two pillowcases into a cute, everyday blouse. You would never guess this blouse came from two pillowcases!
  5. NEW!  Layered Tee Shirt Rehab:  Learn how to turn an old t-shirt new again with this awesome tutorial for layered t-shirt rehab. Using a technique similar to reverse applique, Jennifer Juniper teaches us how to update our closet with a layered look.

Miscellaneous Clothes Patterns

14 Free Clothing PatternsDon't let these free clothing patterns pass you by! You can make so many other things to wear just from basic skills and fabric for sewing clothes. Get your machine whirring with these fun patterns too.

  1. Silk Kimono Robe: This beautiful Silk Kimono Robe is perfect for lounging around the house on a weekend afternoon. You can make this handmade kimono with ease by following these instructions from Catherine Haley. You could even make a kimono for your mom and sister, too. They make great gifts when paired with soft scented bath soaps or fuzzy slippers.
  2. Vintage Apron: Turn an old pillowcase into this fashionable Vintage Apron from Pam Dart. Cute handmade aprons like this make great hostess gifts or teacher gifts. This would also be a great way to keep your craft supplies handy as you work!
  3. NEW!  Colorful Sewn Poncho:  Sew yourself this amazingly colorful poncho for any time of year. Using One-Step Dye Kits you can tie-dye this poncho in any fashion you wish. Have a tie-dye party with your friends.
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