The Best Free Sewing Patterns 2020

The internet is rife with “free” sewing pattern links that end up being a wild goose chase, often leading nowhere or to pages for paid patterns. Here is my list of the top, actually free, sewing patterns in June 2020.

Sewing can be a very expensive hobby, when you have to factor in to each project a pattern, fabric and notions. However, lucky for us, there are many ways to save your hard earned cash without skimping on quality.

In this blog post, I’m focusing on the hundreds of free patterns available to us (some of which are licence-free, so you can even make money on them!).

Lots of pattern makers/companies release free patterns for you to try before you buy, so to speak, and see if their style of pattern and instructions suit you.

Then, there are also magazine companies like Peppermint which release free patterns regularly; and fabric shops like Fabrics Store that have a ton of fantastic free patterns for a whole range of garments (you could actually make a complete wardrobe from Fabric Store’s range!).

I’m not going to list every single free pattern I’ve come across because, frankly, it would take days (my Pinterest board is currently at around 180 and I’m not even close to finished). Instead, in this post, I’m going to show you some of my favourites and point you towards to my Free Sewing Patterns Pinterest board, where you’ll find every free clothing pattern for adults (and some kids) I’ve found, with direct links back to the original site, as to avoid the wild goose case we’re often sent on for freebies.


Peppermint Peplum Top & Ruffle Sleeve Top

Wardrobe by Me Hera Wrap Top

The Avid Seamstress Drop Sleeve Top

Friday Pattern Co. Sunday Tee (Unisex)

Seamwork Sorbetto & York Tops


French Navy Orla Dress

Fabric Store Luciana Wrap Dress, Hayden Sleeveless Blazer Dress, Maria Paula Open Back Dress & Avery Tiered Shirt Dress

V&A X Alice & Co. Patterns Mary Quant Mini Dress & Georgie Dress

Peppermint Fifties-Style Prom Dress & Wide Strap Maxi Dress

Fibre Mood Charlotte Wrap Dress


Tilly and the Buttons DIY Picnic Blanket Skirt

Rosery Apparel DIY Gathered Skirt

Peppermint Wool Pencil Skirt

Elbe Textiles Lawley Skirt

Itch to Stitch Lindy Petal Skirt

Tessuti Libby A-Line Skirt (great alternative to SOI Ava)

Rebecca Page Betty Vintage Skirt

Ready to Sew Justine Skirt

Trousers, Shorts and Jump/Playsuits:

Fabric Store Lois Paperbag Waist Trousers, Alejandra Jumpsuit, Jules Pleated Shorts, Alena Pants, Cloe Jumpsuit

Peppermint Spring Shorts, Jumpsuit & Playsuit

Rosery Apparel DIY Jumpsuit

Jackets & Outerwear:

Fabric Store Paola Workwear Jacket & Mariana Notched Collar Jacket

Peppermint Button Up Jacket, Wool Cape & Slouchy Cardi


Megan Nielson Acacia Pants

Ohh Lulu Lingerie Celeste Pants & Hyacinth Bralette

Paper Theory Patterns Stevie Knickers

Accessories & Homewear:

Helen’s Closet Costa Tote Bag

Sewing Patterns by Masin Pipa Pouch

Ohh Lulu Lingerie Kitty Sleep Mask

Closet Case Patterns Sewing Machine Cover & Floor Pouf

Rosery Apparel DIY Headscarf, Padded Headband & Bucket Hat

I hope you found this post useful; I know how difficult it can be to navigate the world of “free patterns” and getting started in what can be a very expensive hobby!

I’ll update this list annually and update the Pinterest board regularly, so check back soon, you might find something you love!

4 replies on “The Best Free Sewing Patterns 2020”

Thank You Chloe Jae Robinson!!!

For sharing such practical and useful
FREE patterns. Truly appreciated.

Thank you very much!

Also, try turning a simple garment inside out,
then trace with pencil, each piece, making a rudimentary pattern outline first.

Next, refine the pieces with more precise lines or curves onto newspaper, using a simple ruler /or French curve.

With a little practice, one can make simple patterns from their favorite ready-to-wear garments already hanging in the closet.

Don’t forget to scour thrift stores on 50% off days for large size garments. Use the fabric to repurpose as fabric for your next project.

Happy New Year!


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