Money is extremely tight for a lot of households at the moment and we are all spending more time indoors looking for welcome distractions. As my small way of helping, I have spent hours updating this list of over 100 FREE sewing patterns to make sure all the links work and add in everyone’s suggestions so that now there are more patterns than ever!
Before we get to the list – if you see any patterns you like, I recommend you download them and save them somewhere safe. I’ve deleted several patterns from this list that were free this time last year and either aren’t available or free anymore. So if you like a pattern, grab it now!
Amy Nicole Studios – Krissa Top is a super cute cropped shell top with a split back. Easy and free to download from Amy’s site.
Avid Seamstress – Drop Sleeve Top is a loose boxy woven top, free to everyone who signs up to the newsletter at the bottom of the page.
By Hand London: Polly Top is a sweet woven 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.
Common Stitch – Sparrow Tee is a wider neck knit tee pattern with sleeve piece, available to download for free from their site.
Deer and Doe – Plantain Tee this is a scoop neck tee with long sleeves available for free on their website. Just create an account and you’re done!
Ensemble Patterns – Greco T-shirt is a slouchy boxy tee with sleeve options free if you subscribe to their newsletter.
The Foldline – Hello Sailor Top this woven top with back detail is free when you sign up to the Foldline.
French Navy Now – Stellan Tee is a perfect free crew-neck boxy t-shirt pattern available to download for free straight from the French Navy Now website.
George and Ginger – Sincerely Sawyer Sweater IF you join the George and Ginger Pattern Group on Facebook you get half the discount code and you get the other half of the code from the Sincerely Rylee Facebook Group. This is a bit of hassle but there are loads more 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 – The Hemlock Tee has recently been completely redrafted to include sizes 0-30 and tons of options! It is free for all Grainline Studio newsletter subscribers. Head to the bottom of any page on their website to sign up to the newsletter and get the pattern straight to your inbox!
Halfmoon Atelier – the Super Basic Tank Top is a knit tank available for free to all newsletter subscribers.
Halla Patterns – Agnes Swing Top and Dress 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 a knit tank top, free if you create an account and download the pattern from the website.
How To Do Fashion – No. 00 Danmark top is a vintage style woven top with four views. The instructions for each version are available to download straight from the website but you also have to sign up to the newsletter to get the pattern pieces straight to your inbox.
In the Folds – Emily of In the Folds designed free patterns in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine for a couple of years. The sewing school webpage has loads of gorgeous patterns so I’m only going to mention a few for each category on here, I highly recommend checking them out and having a look through the full list! Great top patterns include: the Wrap Top, the Peplum Top, which I have made and really loved! There is also the Ruffle Sleeve Top as well as lots more!
Itch to Stitch – the Uvita Top and Lago Tank, are available to download for free on the Itch to Stitch website.
Jalie Patterns – the Yoko Square Roll-Neck Top is a boxy knit jumper with a high roll neck. Add it to your cart and it shows as free. Then just check out and pay nothing!
Laela Jeyne Patterns – Mica T-shirt is a boxy-fit v-neck t-shirt available for free if you give them your email address.
Misusu Patterns – Geo Tank Top is a knit tank available for free if you join their Facebook Group.
My Handmade Wardrobe – has a lovely free simple t-shirt pattern absolutely perfect for any knit fabric beginners and free to download from their website.
Sarah Kirsten – Offers the Morning Glory top for free if you enter your email address. It’s a really cute open backed top with a tie detail!
Schnitten Patterns – Zero Waste No.2 is an unusual shape woven top pattern designed to create no waste!
Seamwork – York Top – you need to create a free Seamwork account to get this 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.
Striped Swallow Designs – Cloud 9 tee needs a code from their facebook group to get the pattern for free.
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! If you are interested in bag making, 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 top patterns on the free pattern area of the website including Athina Top, Monroe Turtleneck, Zoe Top and Our Fave Top.
Wardrobe By Me – Hera Wrap Top is a cute little wrap front top with floaty sleeves, available to download from the website.
DG Patterns – Easy Leggings pattern free to download from their website.
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.
Halla Patterns – Sleep Shorts and Twirly Girl Skirt for Women are available for free to anyone who joins the Halla Patterns Facebook Group – they have discount codes listed in the pinned post to get these patterns for free.
Hey June Handmade – The Mountain Pose Pants are a gorgeous pair of yoga pants free to download from the Hey June website.
In the Folds – Emily of In the Folds designed free patterns in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine for a couple of years. The sewing school webpage has loads of gorgeous patterns so I’m only going to mention a few on here, I highly recommend checking them out and having a look through the full list! The Wide Leg Pants have been hugely popular! And they also have this cute Vintage Style Skirt among loads of others.
Itch to Stitch – the Lindy Petal Skirt is available to download for free on the Itch to Stitch website.
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.
Patterns for Pirates – Peg Legs, Peg Legs Maternity, Peg LegsAdd Ons, Pirate Pencil Skirt, the great Unisex 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 button-up skirt with huge pockets, what’s not to love?! This is high on my to-make list! Free to download from the Ready to Sew website.
Schnitten Patterns – Margo Skirt is a gorgeous woven skirt pattern with a lovely (optional) flounce detail.
Tessuti – Libby A-Line Skirt is a simple skirt that looks cool and easy to make.
Alice & Co Patterns – designed two dress patterns to celebrate the Mary Quant exhibiton at the V&A. The Mary Quant Dress is a classic 1960s minidress and the Georgie dress is a wrap bodice with a full skirt. Both amazing and both free!
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 If you join the George and Ginger Pattern Group on Facebook you get half the discount code and you get the other half of the code from the Sincerely Rylee Facebook Group. This is a bit of hassle but there are loads more 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!
Halla Patterns– Agnes Swing Top and Dress for Women / Elora Convertible Dress 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.
In the Folds – Emily of In the Folds designed free patterns in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine for a couple of years. The sewing school webpage has loads of gorgeous patterns so I’m only going to mention a few for each category on here, I highly recommend checking them out and having a look through the full list! Great dress/jumpsuit patterns include: the Everyday Dress, Jumpsuit, Pleated Summer Dress, the Button-Up Dress and the Playsuit they are really easy to download straight from the website – no need to sign up to anything!
Laela Jeyne Patterns – the Norah T-shirt dress is a relaxed jersey dress available for free if you enter your email address.
Rebecca Page – the Phoebe Party Dress, Patsy Party Dress, and Portia Party Dress are free. As are the matching girls versions – aww cute! There are also a bunch more free patterns on the site so it’s worth a browse.
Schnitten Patterns – Zero Waste No.1 is a funky dress/kaftan pattern designed to use up every piece of your fabric!
Sewalicious – Rose Tunic or Dress is available to download for free once you’ve added it to cart and registered for an account.
Untitled Thoughts – Louise Wrap Dress is available to download from The Hook Nook website.
Wearable Patterns – Heidi Day Dress is a lovely woven strappy shift dress which looks comfortable and easy to make. Available for free if you sign up to the newsletter to get a code.
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Evie La Luve – free Maxine Panties pattern is a high waisted knicker pattern and free if you go through the checkout.
Elbe Textiles – the Sorrento Bucket Hat is free to download from the website.
Laela Jeyne Patterns – the Lotus Cami/Bodysuit is available for free if you enter your email address.
Kylie and the Machine – the Ida Clutch is a gorgeous little clutch bag seen all over Instagram which is available to download for free on the website. I’ve made this myself and can confirm it’s a great pattern!
Madalynne Intimates – the Sierra, Mallori Lane, Barrett and Noelle bralettes are all listed under a free pattern section of the website.
Measure Twice – Darcy Boxer Shorts are a woven boxer short pattern which look great!
Megan Nielsen Patterns – Acacia Underwear is free if you sign up to the Megan Nielsen Patterns newsletter.
Paper Theory – Stevie Knickers were designed to be a perfect scrap buster. Available for free after joining the Paper Theory Mailing list.
SoZo – Free Pants and Vest patterns are available to download for free from Zoe’s blog.
Stitch Upon a Time – The Midnight Slippers is a free pattern you can download if you join the SUAT Facebook Group and download it from the files area. I have made these several times and have written a blog post about them if you fancy a read.
Tilly and the Buttons – Snuggly Slipper Boots are free to download from the Tilly blog.
Other Free Pattern Resources:
I’ve had tons of recommendations of other resources where you can find a load of free patterns. Feel free to have a browse, these have all been recommended by my readers:
Fabrics-Store.com – have absolutely loads of free patterns here on their site. Well worth a browse!
Make/Use – is a resource of zero-waste sewing patterns recommended by one of my readers. They all look so interesting!
Melly Sews – has loads of free patterns available here.
Mood Fabrics – has so many free patterns that I couldn’t possibly list them all, make a cup of tea and spend some time having a browse – lots of readers have recommended them!
Peppermint Magazine – I know I’ve mentioned it in every section but their sewing school page really is worth a browse if you are looking for a new project on zero budget.
My list of Free Bag Patterns may also be of interest.
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