Over the last few months I’ve been keeping a list of some beautiful free sewing patterns. Although you can find a pattern or a DIY tutorial for most any basic garment you’d like to make, I assembled a list of patterns that really stood out to me. And why keep the list to myself?

I have several friends who received a sewing machine over the holidays. I prefer sewing patterns from indie companies, but it takes a while to learn what companies provide instructions and a fit that you like, so using their free patterns is a great way to get a feel for the different designers without spending big bucks.

Please note: I haven’t made many of these patterns, merely collected the list. There are plenty of places online where you can find reviews for each! Some of these patterns may require you sign up for a mailing list to receive the PDF.



Eye Mask from Tilly and the Buttons
Acacia Underwear by Megan Nielson
Madeleine bloomers by Colette Patterns


York by Seamwork (US 0-26 / UK 2-28)
Sorbetto by Colette Patterns (US 0-26 / UK 2-28)
Tate Top by Workroom Social (US 0-20 / UK 2-22)
Hello Sailor Top by The Fold Line (US 4-22 / UK 6-24)
Boxy Top by Peppermint Magazine (US 6-14 / UK 8-16)
Peplum Top by In The Folds for Peppermint Magazine (US 2-20 / UK 4-22)
Copen Top & Dress by Made To Sew (size 0-6; 6 measures 42.5-35.5-45 inch)
Ruffle Sleeve Top by In The Folds for Peppermint Magazine (size A-J; J measures 51.5-45.5-54.5 inch)
Knit tops:
Plantain top by Deer & Doe (US 4-22 / UK 6-24)
Mandy Boat Tee by Tessuti Fabrics (XXS – XXXL)
Monroe Turtleneck by Tessuti Fabrics (XXS – XXL)
Lago Tank by Itch To Stitch (for knits) (US 00-20 / UK 0-22)
Hemlock Tee by Grainline Studio (one size; finished garment is 44.5″ bust, 46.5″ hip)


Justine by Ready to Sew (US 2-16 / UK 4-18)
Libby A-Line Skirt by Tessuti Fabrics (US 2-12 ; UK 4-14)
Wool Pencil Skirt by Peppermint Magazine (US 4-12 / UK 6-14)
Lawley Skirt by Elbe Textiles (XS-XXL; elastic waistband and free hip)
Gathered Skirt for All Ages by Purl Soho (hip 33-46 inches; elastic waistband)
Vintage-Style Skirt by In The Folds for Peppermint Magazine (sizes A-K / 33-54.5″ hip)
Ruffle Hem Wrap Skirt by By Hand London (tutorial to guide you in drafting the pattern; calculator up to 60″ waist)


Orla Dress by French Navy (US 2/4-12 / UK 8-16)
Jessica Dress by Mimi G (sign up for mailing list) (XXS-XXL)
Copen Top & Dress by Made To Sew (size 0-6; 6 measures 42.5-35.5-45 inch)
Gathered Sundress by Peppermint Magazine (36-44 cm; 44 measures 39.5-35.25-41.75 inch)
Button-Up Dress by In The Folds for Peppermint Magazine (sizes A-J / J measures 45.5-39.5-49 inch)
Pleated Summer Dress by In The Folds for Peppermint Magazine (sizes A-K / K measures 52.5-45.5-54.5 inch)

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