Tag name:Clothing

35 Free Shrug Patterns

December 26, 2014 / 1 Comment


Here are over 35 Free Shrug Patterns for you to enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you enjoy sewing, knitting or crochet. Everyone will find at least a couple of projects  to try.

Sewing Patterns

Crochet Patterns

Knitting Patterns


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65 Free Shirt Patterns

November 11, 2014 / 1 Comment

65 Free Shirt PatternsShirts are much more comp­li­cat­ed to make than skirts. Neck­lines need to fit per­fect­ly, sleeves need to be set neat­ly and bod­ic­es need to sit cor­rect­ly. That’s why there aren’t a lot of free shirt pat­terns av­ail­ab­le on the in­ter­net.

Ladies Shirts

DIY Macrame Fringe TopDIY Macrame Fringe Top

Thirty  Minute Kimono JacketThirty  Minute Kimono Jacket

Mod Black And White Shirt TutorialMod Black And White T-Shirt DIY

Plantain T-Shirt PatternPlantain T-Shirt Pattern

Hi-Low PatternHigh Low Shirt Tutorial

Easy T-Shirt PatternEasy T-Shirt Pattern

Oversized Tribal CardiganOversized Tribal Cardigan

Bands and Buttons Raglan TopBands & Buttons Raglan Top

DIY Sweater RefashionDIY Sweater Refashion

Dolman Sleeve TopDolman Sleeve Top

DIY-Ruffle-Waterfall TutorialRuffle Waterfall Tee


Free Blouse PatternFree Blouse Pattern

Ruffle Tube Top TutorialRuffle Tube Top

Free Crop Tank Top Sewing PatternFree Crop Top Tank Pattern

131-bandeau-top-01_lgPattern For A Bandeau

Serape Top PatternSerape Shirt Pattern

Halter Top PatternHalter Top Pattern

Free Ruffled Top PatternFree Ruffled Top Pattern

Sweet Cami PatternSweet Camie Pattern

Button Up to 2-Block Top TutorialButton Up to 2-Block Top Tutorial

Simple Scarf Halter TopSimple Scarf Halter Top

Bias Cut CamisoleBias-Cut Camisole

Boxy Top TutorialBoxy Top Tutorial

squeezebox top1 48Anthropologie Top

Anthropologie Shirt RefashionAnthropologie Shirt Refashion

T-shirt To Halter TopT-Shirt to Halter Top

6151f586565e98f6c526bbb1aeb75f0bDiagonal Color Block Shirts

oversized-white-shirt-refashion-tutorial_beforeafter-600x600DIY Oversize T-Shirt Refashion

600x534xchiffon-bottom-shirt-refashion-tutorial-600x534.jpg.pagespeed.ic.w0CtPFMwPgChiffon Bottom Shirt Redo

medium_shirt_to_peasant_top_1275873979Peasant Top From Men’s Shirt

medium_peplumPeplum Blouse Refashion

plaidRefashioned Man’s Shirt

Ruffled Shirt TutorialRuffle Shirt Tutorial

DIY Tiered Lace Shift TopDIY Tiered Lace Shift Top

Tie Front CardiganTie-Front Cardigan Refashion Tutorial

Ruffled Lane Shirt TutorialRuffled Lane Shirt Tutorial

Men’s Shirt Patterns

Free Hoodie PatternFree Hoodie Patterns

12-1How to Tailor A Man’s Shirt

Man's Shirt PatternMan’s Shirt Pattern

Men's Sweatshirt RefashionMen’s Sweatshirt Refashion

Man's T-shirt PatternMan’s T-Shirt Pattern

MensShirtBlockExtrasHowTo43_largeDrafting a Man’s Shirt Block

mens tshirt refashion before&afterDIY Woman to Man’s Shirt

alohafunwear_1962_19781377Colorful Hawaiian Shirt

Boy’s Shirts

Boys Shirt In Many SizesBoys Shirt In Many Sizes

Free Hoodie PatternFree Hoodie Pattern

hBoy’s Sweater Vest

Cerro Torre ShirtCerro Torre Shirt

Michael's Cool ShirtMichael’s Cool Shirt Tutorial

DIY Ruffle Shirt TutorialDIY Ruffle Shirt Tutorial

One Hour PJ TopOne Hour PJ’s Pattern

Boy's Vest TutorialBoy’s Vest Tutorial

Sweatshirt1Boy’s Hooded Sweatshirt

The SmartiganSmartigan

DIY Bear HoodieDIY Bear Hoodie

Girl’s Shirts

Modern Baby Doll TopModern Baby Doll Top

DIY Butterfly Sleeve TopDIY Butterfly Sleeve Tunic

Raglan Tunic TopRaglan Tunic Top

Long Sleeve Peasant TopLong Sleeve Peasant Top

Pleated TopPleated Top Instructions

raglan-shirt-patternFree Raglan Shirt Pattern

The Lovebird TunicThe Lovebird Tunic

Girl's Flutter Sleeve TopGirl’s Flutter Sleeve Top

Pleated Square Neck TunicPleated Square Neck Tunic

Lizzy PeplumLizzy Peplum

Sweettea19Sweet Tea Tunic

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Free Kimono Patterns

October 20, 2014 / 2 Comments

Free Kimono PatternsKimonos have a grace and elegance not found in any other type of cloth­ing. Full length kim­on­os make beaut­if­ul robes. Kim­on­os cut to hip length make won­der­ful jack­ets. Many people have even used the general style of the kimono, to make non-kimono dresses and blouses.

For general information on kimonos, including how to wear them check out this site.

Kimono History

Brief histories on the kimono, from earliest to present day. Lots of photos and illustration.

Traditional Kimono Pattens

Patterns for traditional kimono only. They can be used with a variety of sizes.

Americanized Kimono Patterns

Modern seamstresses have taken the look of the kimono and used it as the basis for many stylish fashions.

Kimono Inspiration

Inspiration only. Use the ideas you glean from these sources to create your own unique kimono.


The two links listed below are Amazon affiliate links. Amazon has a lot of other resources available, but I am reluctant to recommend anything else.

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42 Free Men’s Clothes Patterns

June 3, 2014 / No Comments

There are very few free men’s sewing patterns available on the internet. I never looked at statistics but I would guess there are two hundred women’s patterns for every one pattern for men.

This is a list of the very best patterns available. Enjoy!!

Pants Patterns

PicMonkey Collage DIY Distressed Jeans & Classic Jeans

PicMonkey CollageHow To Make Jogger Pants & DIY Running Pants

PicMonkey Collage How To Make Camo Pants & Easy Fit Yoga Pants


PicMonkey CollageCut Off Shorts & Jammin’ Jammers

 Shirts Patterns

50 Free Men’s Clothes PatternsMen’s Shirt Pattern and Tutorial & Men’s T-shirt

50  Free Men's Clothes PatternsConnect The Dots Shirt & Raglan Shirt Pattern

PicMonkey CollageMen’s Raglan Shirt & Arrowsmith Shirt

PicMonkey Collage Upside Down Pocket Shirt & Free Japanese Sewing Pattern

Underwear & Pajamas

50 Free Men’s Clothes PatternsHow To Make Classic Boxers & Unisex Boxer Shorts

PicMonkey CollageComfy Pajama Pants & Cargo Pocket PJ Pants


50  Free Men's Clothes PatternsClub Jacket & Man’s Fleece Hoodie

Men’s Refashions

PicMonkey CollageLoose To Fitted Jeans & Baggy To Skinny Jeans

PicMonkey CollageFrom Hoodie To Pullover & Woman’s Top Refashion


50 Free Men’s Clothes PatternsClassic Thistle Bow Tie & DIY Bow Tie Pattern

PicMonkey CollageDIY Ties & DIY Skinny Ties

PicMonkey CollageFedora Hat Pattern & Men’s Flat Cap Pattern

PicMonkey CollageSafari Duffle & Duffle Totes

PicMonkey CollageDIY Suspenders & DIY Pocket Squares

PicMonkey CollageDY Leather Wallet & Fringed Scarf Tutorial


PicMonkey CollageAdjustable Unisex Apron & BBQ Apron

PicMonkey CollageFrom Button Down Shirt To Vest & Vests Make The Man

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Free Skirt Patterns

May 5, 2014 / 17 Comments

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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Reader Request: Summer Dress Pattern

March 17, 2014 / No Comments

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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