It is no secret that I love a bargain and free is even better! A lot of pattern companies that sell pdf patterns often release a free pattern so you can try out their brand before handing over any hard-earned cash! With the help of my lovely followers this is now a list of over 60 of the best freebie patterns by the best designers out there. The big difference to this list is I have tried to only include pattern companies we know and trust. No weird websites or odd Pinterest links here and no patterns that are only one size – that’s not very inclusive so it’s a BIG FAT NO in my book! Only good, trustworthy and inclusive pattern companies who would like to offer some freebies to their customers.
I want to start by saying I have only included ladies/adult patterns. There are so many great free kids patterns out there this list would be twice as long and I didn’t know if anyone was interested in kids patterns, I am working on a kids list separately!
I have listed them by pattern company in alphabetical order (did I mention I used to work in a library?!) and I have linked to the specific place where you can get that pattern for free including the newsletter signup/Facebook group where necessary. I haven’t tried all these but I do trust these pattern companies.
So let’s take a look!
By Hand London: Polly Top is a sweet tank with interesting colour-blocking opportunities. Free to download from the BHL website.
Colette Patterns – Sorbetto Top is a lovely woven tank top with a bit of detail. Free to download from the Colette website.
Deer and Doe – Plantain Tee this great basic is free on their website. Just create an account and you’re done!
Elbe Textiles – Lawley Skirt is a beautiful gathered skirt I have made myself and absolutely loved. It has a gathered waistband for comfort and lovely big pockets – basically the only gathered skirt pattern you’ll ever need.
The Foldline – Hello Sailor Top this lovely woven top is free when you sign up to the Foldline.
French Navy Now – The Orla Dress is a gorgeous dress that is a blogger favourite. Free to download straight from the French Navy website.
George and Ginger – Sincerely Rylee Dress / Sincerely Sawyer Sweater and many more! If you join the George and Ginger Pattern Group on Facebook you get half the discount code to get both the Sincerely patterns for free if you get the other half of the code from the Sincerely Rylee Facebook Group. This is a bit of hassle but both patterns are lovely AND there are loads of free patterns in the files of the G&G Facebook group anyway including – the Lovesick Bra, I Heart You PJs, Thankful Top, Bonus Tank, All Wrapped Up Sweater, Effortless Cowl Poncho and the Anniversary Top!
Grainline Studio – Hemlock Tee is a one-size tee which is free for all newsletter subscribers.
Halla Patterns – Agnes Swing Top and Dress for Women / Elora Convertible Dress / Sleep Shorts / Twirly Girl Skirt for Women / Slim Dolman / Stardust Tank for Women all of these patterns are available for free to anyone who joins the Halla Patterns Facebook Group – they all have discount codes listed in the pinned post to get these patterns for free.
Hey June Handmade – the Durango Tank is free if you create an account and download the pattern from the website. The Mountain Pose Pants are free if you join the Hey June Facebook Group and use the discount code in the pinned post.
In the Folds – the Peppermint Magazine sewing school webpage has several gorgeous patterns which have been drafted by Emily of In the Folds. This includes the Peplum Top, Jumpsuit, Pleated Summer Dress (Pictured below). They are really easy to download straight from the website – no need to sign up to anything! I have made the free Peplum Top and really loved it! Recently released have also been the Ruffle Sleeve Top and the Wide Leg Pants which have been hugely popular!
Itch to Stitch – the Uvita Top, Lago Tank, Lindy Petal Skirt are all available to download for free on the Itch to Stitch website.
Kylie and the Machine – the Ida Clutch is a gorgeous bag seen all over Instagram which is available to download for free on the website. This is on my #2018makenine list and I’m so excited to try it!
Lila and June – Wrap Skirt is a lovely simple skirt pattern that I think would show off a print beautifully. Free to download from the website.
Madalynne Intimates – the Sierra, Mallori Lane and Noelle bralettes are all listed under a free pattern section of the website.
Megan Nielsen Patterns – Acacia Underwear is free if you sign up to the newsletter.
Mimi G Style – Jessica Dress pattern is free and is an absolute hit with the blogging/instagram community! It is super high on my summer to-make list. Just sign up to the newsletter and you get a link to download – but BE QUICK the link in your email will expire after 24 hours!
My Handmade Wardrobe has a lovely simple free t-shirt pattern absolutely perfect for any knit fabric beginners and free to download from their website.
Patterns for Pirates – Peg Legs, Peg Legs Maternity/Add Ons, Pirate Pencil Skirt, Walk the Plank PJ Bottoms and lots more are listed in the Freebies section of the website. Just create an account and download what you like!
Ready to Sew – Justine Skirt is a gorgeous skirt with huge pockets, what’s not to love?! Free to download from the Ready to Sew website.
Rebecca Page – Paris Party Dress, Portia Party Dress and Pretty Party Dress are all free. As are the matching girls versions – aww cute! There are also a bunch more free patterns on the site so worth a browse!
Schnitten Patterns – Margo Skirt is an interesting design which can be made with or without the flounce. Free and easy to download from their website.
Seamwork – York Top – you need to create a free Seamwork account to get this free pattern but it’s easy and quick to do!
SecondoPiano – Basic InstincT this is a fab basic t-shirt pattern which comes from Sasha of SecondoPiano. I have linked to the fab blog post where you can get the pattern and Sasha talks all about garment workers’ conditions and organic cotton – a great resource for anyone interested in sewing more sustainably.
Stitch Upon a Time – I have already written a whole blog post about the Midnight Slippers Pattern but wanted to mention it here anyway. To get the free pattern you need to join the SUAT Facebook Group and download it from the files area.
Style Arc – Barb’s Pant Pattern is free to download when you sign up to the newsletter.
Swoon Patterns – Scarf Neck Cardigan is free to download from the website. I have made this twice and really like it. It’s comfy and looks great! While you are there on the site you should also check out the other free patterns as there are a lot of bag patterns for free too!
Tessuti – Mandy Boat Tee is a stylish tee that’s popular among makers on Instagram. There are also a bunch of other lovely patterns on the free pattern area of the website including Athina Top, Libby A-line Skirt, Zoe Top and Our Fave Top.
Tilly and the Buttons – Snuggly Slipper Boots are free to download from the Tilly blog.
Wow that was a lot! If you made it to the end – well done! Have I missed any of your favourites? If you’ve got any free patterns you love then let me know in the comments – I would love to add them to the list!