Discover some of my favourite free sewing patterns that are perfect for beginners! These are all printable PDF files that you can download instantly and print at home easily.
These free sewing patterns are split into 4 categories below: Women’s Tops, Women’s Dresses, Women’s Bottoms and Accessories. If you’re new to sewing and want to learn how to sew, using free sewing patterns is a great way to practise your skills without needing to purchase a sewing pattern. Learning how to make your own clothes is so rewarding and being able to sew something from nothing is truly remarkable! I hope you enjoy this curated list of 20 beginner-friendly free sewing patterns to start your sewing journey today!
1. Luna Tank Sewing Pattern
The Luna Tank Top by Helens Closet is a simple free top sewing pattern. The loose fitting style of the top makes it easy to wear and is perfect for beginners wanting to learn how to sew with knit fabric. It has two length options and will teach you how to sew knit neckband and armholes.
2. Rori Wrap Top Sewing Pattern
The Rori Wrap Top by DIY Daisy is a reversible top sewing pattern that has a ruffled sleeve and waist ties. This easy top sewing pattern has two neckline designs, one side has a rounded neckline and the other side has a cross over v-neck style. This pattern will teach you how to sew bias binding which is a perfect technique for a beginner sewist to learn!
3. Etty Camisole Top Sewing Pattern
The Etty Camisole by Tammy Handmade is a simple free top sewing pattern. It features a unique scalloped neckline with stylish skinny straps making it a fun and rewarding sew! This top has a loose fitting style and will teach you how to sew a lining as the bust is fully lined for extra coverage. You can hack this into a cute summer dress too!
4. Eva Linen Tie Top Sewing Pattern
The Eva Linen Tie Top by Fabric Store is a trendy top sewing pattern. The crop top has a stylish tie detail on the front that is easy to throw on and can be adjusted to be looser or tighter fitting. This top sewing pattern will teach you how to sew an interesting tie front detail that would be perfect for hot summer days.
5. Core T-Shirt Sewing Pattern
The Core T-shirt by Closet Core is a beginner friendly free t-shirt sewing pattern. It features a classic crew neckline that has a slightly boxy silhouette. The t-shirt also has a small patch pocket on the front to give a fun detail. This pattern will teach you how to work with knit fabrics and how to sew an easy knit neckband.
6. Wide Strap Maxi Dress Sewing Pattern
The Wide Strap Maxi Dress by Peppermint Magazine is a stylish free dress sewing pattern. It features a square front neckline, an elasticated back neckline and side slits on the skirt. This loose breezy dress pattern would be perfect for beginners looking to sew a dress that can we worn for multiple occasions! This dress pattern will teach you how to sew an elasticated neckline and sewing easy skirt side slits!
7. Hana Bias Slip Dress Sewing Pattern
The Hana Bias Cut Dress by Mood Fabrics is a free slip dress sewing pattern. This slinky dress features a subtle v-neckline and skinny straps for an easy throw on dress. This dress pattern is cut on the bias of the fabric so if you’ve never tried that you’ll learn how to cut and sew with that technique. This versatile dress pattern will be perfect for all seasons and is an easy dress pattern for beginners.
8. Shirred Summer Dress Sewing Pattern
This DIY Shirred Summer Dress Video Tutorial by Tammy Handmade is the perfect dress sewing pattern for beginners. This free summer dress sewing pattern has a shirred bodice with straps for comfort. The skirt features a floaty gathered ruffle for easy movement and added length. You’ll learn how to make your own pattern pieces and how to shirr fabric with elastic thread! It’s the perfect dress sewing pattern for hot summer days!
9. Everyday Dress Sewing Pattern
The Everyday Dress by Peppermint Magazine is a free slouchy dress pattern that’s cosy and stylish. It features a reversible neckline where you can either wear a v-neck or rounded neck at the front. This loose fitting dress pattern also has a belt to help cinch you in at the waist for more shape. You’ll learn how how to sew a easy belt that will create a more fitted look.
10. Nora Dress Sewing Pattern
The Nora Dress by Sew Mag is a free smock dress sewing pattern. It features a tiered midi skirt with delicate gathering as well as three quarter length sleeves and simple neckline. This dress sewing pattern is easy for beginners that’s looking to sew a floaty loose fitting dress. This pattern will teach you how to sew a button fastening at the back so there’s no need to fiddle with any tricky zips!
11. Louise Linen Pants Sewing Pattern
The Louise Linen Pants by Fabric Store is a free trendy trouser pattern that look stylish and comfy! These feature a high waisted silhouette with a tailored look and wide legs for easy movement. The front of the pant is simple with a zip at the back. This free pant sewing pattern is perfect for beginners wanting to try something a little more complicated. You’ll learn how to insert a zip and how to construct trousers!
12. Sport Shorts Sewing Pattern
The Sport Shorts by Friday Pattern Company is a free shorts sewing pattern that is perfect for beginners looking for a trendy make! This easy shorts pattern has pockets, an elasticated drawstring waist and trendy bias bound edges. This pattern will teach you how to sew bias binding around details of this pattern for a sporty and cute touch!
13. Jogger Sewing Pattern
The Joggers Pattern by Merricks Art is a free pants sewing pattern. This easy pattern is a combination of a jogging bottom and leggings to provide extra comfort. It’s a very beginner friendly trouser pattern that gets you to sew with cosy knit fabric! This pattern will teach you how to sew an elasticated waist and elasticated cuffs on the hem.
14. Silk Skirt Sewing Pattern
The Silk Skirt by Grasser is a free skirt sewing pattern that is perfect for beginners looking to make something stylish. This skirt pattern is cut on the bias which means it will drape over your curves beautifully. It features an elasticated waist which is very simple to sew, so you’ll learn how to sew a skirt that involves no tricky zippers or buttons.
15. Easy Tote Bag Sewing Pattern
The Easy Tote Bag by Purl Soho is a free bag sewing pattern that makes the perfect project to start with. If you’ve never sewn before, sewing a simple tote bag is a straight forward project that takes very little time. This free tote bag pattern features French seams for a neater finish, so you’ll learn how to sew an item with this clever technique.
16. Bow Scrunchie Sewing Pattern
The Bow Scrunchie by The Hemming is a free DIY scrunchie sewing pattern that is perfect for beginners wanting to sew a quick and stylish hair accessory! This pattern features a cute bow detail for added flair and can be sewn with scrap or leftover fabrics. You’ll learn how to sew a quick scrunchie at home and will be the perfect project to practise on as a beginner.
17. Billie Wearable Blanket Sewing Pattern
The Billie Wearable Blanket by DIBY Club is a free hoodie sewing pattern that has an oversized look resembling a cosy blanket. This free loungewear pattern is perfect for snuggling up on the sofa and feeling comfortable and warm. This pattern features a hood, sleeve cuffs and a kangaroo pocket to keep your hands toasty. This sewing pattern is simple to sew for beginners and allows you to practise your skills by sewing something that doesn’t have to be fitted, just thrown on!
18. Round Pillow Sewing Pattern
The Round Velvet Pillow Sewing Pattern by A Beautiful Mess is the perfect free pillow sewing pattern. If you’re wanting to sew something simple and easy for your home, using this pattern will allow you to create something stylish and unique. This sewing pattern will teach you how to add stuffing into a pillow as well as how to sew rounded edges because this can be tricky for a beginner to grasp!
19. Boxy Zipper Pouch Sewing Pattern
This Boxy Zipper Pouch Sewing Tutorial by Tammy Handmade is a free sewing pattern that is perfect for beginners. Pouches can be used for makeup, toiletries or to hold bits and bobs so they make the perfect free sewing gift! This simple pouch pattern features a boxy apperance with a centre zip running down the top. You’ll learn how to sew a zip and how to add zipper tabs for a neat finish.
20. Bucket Hat Sewing Pattern
The Bucket Hat Sewing Pattern by The Essentials Club is a free hat sewing pattern that is perfect for beginners wanting to make something wearable and simple. This bucket hat can be sewn reversible so you’re able to have two hats in one! This free bucket hat sewing pattern will teach you how to sew neat stitching around the entire brim of the hat and will allow you to create the perfect accessory to any outfit!
Find Beginner Friendly Sewing Patterns
Check out my range of beginner friendly sewing patterns that are modern and stylish. A few of my best selling dress sewing patterns are The Rhea Dress, The Leona Dress and The Raman Dress. If you’re wanting to sew an easy t-shirt pattern that takes less than 1 hour to make try my Naya T-shirt Sewing Pattern!