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.
Wardrobe by Me Hera Wrap Top
The Avid Seamstress Drop Sleeve Top
Friday Pattern Co. Sunday Tee (Unisex)
French Navy Orla 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:
Rosery Apparel DIY Jumpsuit
Jackets & Outerwear:
Megan Nielson Acacia Pants
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
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!