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101 Free Hat Patterns For Sewers

July 1, 2014 / 8 Comments
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Free Hat Patterns

The 101 links on this page are for sewn hats only. There are fabulous patterns available for knitted and crocheted hats, but I don’t do those crafts so I didn’t list them. If you do knit and crochet, take a look here.

FLEECE HAT SEWING LINKS

Fleece hats are all the rage now, so naturally there are a lot of free patterns on the web. For more fleece hats, also look under hats for kids and check out my post titled Free Fleece Hat Patterns

HEAD SCARF TYING LINKS

A headscarf is the easiest type of hat to make. Just hem a rectangular or triangular piece of fabric and you are finished. Here are some fun ways to wear your new fashion accessory. For more headscarf ideas see How To Tie A Headscarf

 HATS FOR KIDS

Lots of funky hat for kids.

BERET HAT SEWING PATTERNS

I used to wear berets a lot during the 90’s, but lately they seem to be out of style. I’m keeping my old patterns in case they come back again.

COSTUME HATS

A great hat, can make the whole costume. The links below are for a mix of adult and children’s sizes.  Many of the patterns can be used for all ages with a couple of adjustments.

BLOCKED WOOL OR FELT HATS

These hats are a bit more advanced than most of the hats listed on this page.

FREE CLOCHE PATTERNS

Cloche hats are in again! Here are a couple of my favorite patterns.

CAP PATTERNS AND TUTORIALS

Caps are a great way to keep off the sun, without making your head too hot.

SNOOD HAT SEWING LINKS

Snoods are generally worn only by orthodox Jewish women, but lately I have seen other ladies wearing them also.

DOO-RAGS, CHEMO CAPS, SCRUB HATS AND TICHELS

This category is a hodge-podge of tied cotton hats.

OTHER HAT SEWING PATTERNS

This category is for all the hat styles that don’t seem to fit elsewhere. You will find everything from turbans to felt hats in this section.

ONLINE HAT MAKING BOOKS

I am not sure how helpful these books will be, but you will enjoy looking at them.

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Free Skirt Patterns

May 5, 2014 / 17 Comments
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Free-skirt-Patterns1Newly Updated. 51 free skirt patterns, most of which are new. Latest sections include mini skirts, maxi skirts, maternity skirts and wrap skirts.

Five years ago, it was hard to find even one free skirt pat­tern on the in­ter­net. Now­a­days, doz­ens of free skirt pat­terns abound.

For beginners, try a simple elastic waistband skirt or a pillowcase skirt. Ad­vanced seam­stres­ses might enjoy try­ing their hand at an a-line skirt or an 8 gore skirt. Some ex­perts may want to ad­vance their skills by learn­ing to draft easy pat­terns com­pletely from scratch. Just deter­mine your skill level, pick out some wonder­ful fab­ric, and get started!

Here are some free skirt patterns that I especial­ly like.

Recycled Skirts

A-Line Skirts

Peasant Skirts

Maternity Skirts

Mini Skirts

Maxi Skirts

Wrap Skirts

Other Skirts

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52 Free Dress Patterns

November 7, 2013 / 20 Comments
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free-dress-patternI’m a firm believer that sewers can never have too many free patterns. With that in mind, here are 52 Free Dress Patterns, divided by style.

Please realize, the categories are not set in stone. With a fancier fabric, a different closure or a change in hem length, a pat­tern can eas­i­ly change from  fan­cy to work day to cas­ual. You make the de­cis­ion.

Notes about the patterns are list­ed for some of the dress­es. Here are ex­plan­a­tions for those pat­tern notes that are not self ex­plan­atory.

Patterns from existing dresses require laying out an item of clothing onto fabric, marking it, and cutting out.

No pattern needed usually means that the dress is made from a recycled shirt.

Drafting instructions means that you will have to make your own pattern, but the designer included all the information needed.

Free Dress Patterns – Casual Dresses

Free Dress Patterns – Office Dresses

Free Dress Patterns –  Dress-Up Dresses

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20 Free Summer Top Patterns

May 9, 2012 / 1 Comment
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20 Free Summer Top Patterns

Source: Anthropologie

I took a long, hard look at my bookmark files this week, and I realized it’s time for a collection of free summer top patterns.

This collection  is quite a mix. Some of the tops are completely pattern-free. Others, give instructions so that you can draft your own pattern. None require you to make a purchase.

Important: I’ve avoided tops that I’ve linked to in previous posts, so you’ll find a completely new selection of tops here.

Time to get started!

20 Free Summer Top Patterns

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Reader Request: Summer Dress Pattern

March 17, 2011 / No Comments
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shift-dressI received an intriguing email last week, and because I think several other readers may be interested in my response, I’m answering the request in a post.

Question: I am a first time sewer and I want to make a simple, sleeve­less, above the knee, dress for the summer. The dress should be lightweight and maybe have pockets.  Do know of a pat­tern for that?

Answer:  The eas­i­est sum­mer dress I know of, is this Shift Dress, I found on the Mar­tha Stew­art site.  It’s made from a long, thrift store skirt, with an elas­tic band. It should be easy enough even for a beg­in­ner to enjoy sew­ing, but sad­ly, there are no pock­ets. Good luck!

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