In search of some new (and useful) projects to work on in the evenings or in the winter months? If you like sewing, then check out this list of free simple sewing patterns. Then fire up your sewing machine and start creating!
Free Simple Sewing Patterns
New to sewing? Check out my 7 Sewing Must-Haves List before you get started!
Patterns seem to be going up and up in price all the time at the store and it hardly makes it worth it to pay for the pattern, pay for the fabric, and take the time to make the project. But if you can get a pattern for free you’ll save about half the cost of the project.
So I’ve put together this list of free sewing patterns and tutorials for women, babies & kids, home decor, and other various accessories. Which of these projects do you think you will make first?
Free Simple Sewing Patterns For Women
Here are 20 free sewing patterns for women’s clothing and personal items. Free sewing patterns for everything from the classic little black dress to comfortable leggings for everyday wear, infinity scarves to clutches and bags!
Wear Everywhere Knit Dress Pattern – So Sew Easy
Little Black Dress Pattern – So Sew Easy
The Perfect Wrap Dress Pattern – So Sew Easy
Easy Summer Dress Pattern – So Sew Easy
DIY Maxi Skirt Pattern – Little House Living
Custom Fit Leggings Pattern – So Sew Easy
Sew a Custom Fit Skirt Pattern – So Sew Easy
Custom Fir Pencil Skirt Pattern – So Sew Easy
Knit Fabric Skirt Pattern – Little House Living
Twist Front T-Shirt Pattern – So Sew Easy
Summer Drape Top Pattern – So Sew Easy
Double Layer Chiffon Blouse Pattern – So Sew Easy
Gathered Front Top Pattern – So Sew Easy
Accessories & Miscellaneous
Infinity Scarf Pattern – Little House Living
“Make it Yours” Clutch Bag – So Sew Easy
Easy Cosmetics Bag – So Sew Easy
Simple Scarf Sewing Tutorial – Purl Soho
Homemade Cloth Pads Tutorial and Pattern – Little House Living
Dish Towel Apron Tutorial – Little House Living
Fold Up Market Totes Pattern – Purl Soho
Free Simple Sewing Patterns For Babies and Kids
Babies and kids grow out of their clothes so quickly that clothing new can easily cost a fortune. Likewise, spit-up, food, dirt and sticky hands mean that we always seem to need extra bibs, blankets and other accessories on hand while we wait for the wash. Save money and always have what you need on hand by sewing your own baby items and kid’s clothing with these 14 free sewing patterns for babies and kids.
Simple Toddler Nightgown – Huckleberry Love
Knit Baby Leggings – Made By Rae
Girl’s Upcycled Sweater Dress – It’s Always Autumn
Baby Peasant Dress Pattern – Sew Much Ado
Frozen-Inspired “Elsa” Dress – Fun With Little Ones
Summer Romper Pattern – Purl Soho
Baby Sling Pattern – Little House Living
Receiving Blanket Pattern – Little House Living
Diaper Clutch Tutorial – Crazy Little Projects
Towel Bib Pattern – Little House Living
Baby Bow Tie Pattern – Lemon Squeeze Home
Felt Bear Mask – Huckleberry Love
Child’s Apron – Fleece Fun
Butterfly Hair Bows Tutorial – Make It Love It
Free Simple Sewing Patterns For the Home
If you’re looking for something unique for the home, why not make it instead? You can save a ton of money on home decor and other handmade items for the home by making them yourself. Here are 13 free sewing patterns for your home.
Quick & Easy Placemats Sewing Pattern – Little House Living
10-Minute Table Runner Sewing Pattern – Little House Living
DIY Cloth Napkins and Un-Paper Towels – Little House Living
Padded Wine Bag – So Sew Easy
Homemade Hand Warmers – Little House Living
Homemade Heating Pad Cover – Little House Living
Long Arm Oven Mitts – So Sew Easy
Super Easy Blanket Sewing Tutorial – Purl Soho
Pillowcases Sewing Pattern – Purl Soho
All American Pillows – Fleece Fun
Clever Scissors Pouch – So Sew Easy
Thankful Apron – Fleece Fun
Fabric Flowers Sewing Pattern – Little House Living
So many patterns, so little time!
Learning to sew is a great way to customize your clothing and other items and save money too! While it does cost a little bit to get started (if you don’t yet have a sewing machine or any supplies), for me it’s been well worth the up-front investment and has saved me so much money in the long term.
If you’re new to sewing and just building your supplies, or if you just want to know what I use, here’s a list of sewing supplies I would never be without!
- A sewing machine – I use this Brother Computerized Sewing Machine. It’s not too fancy, but it still has enough bells and whistles (and different stitches) even for a more advanced seamstress.
- Fabric – There are so many beautiful fabrics out there that it’s often hard to choose! You can get fabric from your local fabric store or purchase it online. I order my favorite fabrics from Fabric.com.
- Fabric scissors – If you plan on sewing a lot, it’s important to have a good pair of fabric scissors that don’t get used for anything else. You can find the right ones to fit your needs here.
- Pins & pin cushion – Having some pins and a pincushion to keep them in is a must even for the beginner. They’re well worth the few dollars they cost!
To read more about the sewing supplies that I use, check out this post.
And don’t forget to check out these other posts to help you get started on your next sewing project:
So? Which project will you try first?
This blog post with 45+ Free Simple Sewing Patterns was originally published on Little House Living in June 2014. It has been updated as of March 2019