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Free Patterns Links

Free Sewing Patterns From Around the Net

More free patterns on my Tutorials page, too!

Free Doll Printables fun stuff like pizza and doughnut boxes!

While looking for a tutorial that I had bookmarked a while back, I noticed I have hundreds of bookmarks. Too many to be useful. Near impossible to find the one I needed. So…I started deleting.  As I did so, I decided to make a list of the better ones.  I’m posting it here and maybe you will find it helpful, too. (I’m still adding and will continue to add new blog posts as I find ones that are inspiring or unique). Some I have tried, others were bookmarked with good intentions of sewing up.  Though I am extremely picky and only bookmarked those I was confident would result in a nice garment, please sew at your own risk 😉

Dresses for Girls and Babies

Peasant dresses:

 Peasant Dress/Top Blog: Indie Tutes

http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/07/peasant-blouse.html

Marilyn’s Slim Fit Peasant Dress from  Create Kids Couture for  Fabric.com

http://www.pages01.net/fabriccom/CKDLMarilynsSlimFitPeasantDressandTop/?cm_re=category-_-crhdqtr-_-Free+DL+CK+Peasant+Dress

Once Upon a Sewing Machine’s peasant dress in baby through 4T sizes

Directions: http://onceuponasewingmachine.com/diy-toddler-peasant-dress/

Pattern http://onceuponasewingmachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/FINAL-4-in-1-PEASANT-DRESS-.pdf

Cute! Tiered Dress from T-shirts Blog: Obsessively Stitching

http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2010/08/tiered-baby-top-from-t-shirts.html

Camisole-style Dress Blog: Small Dream Factory

http://smalldreamfactory.blogspot.com/2014/04/tutorial-spaghetti-strap-dress.htm

Striped Relay Dress Blog: iCandy

http://icandy-handmade.com/2012/02/tutorial-and-pattern-jcrew-knockoff.html

The Penny Dress Blog: Craftiness Is Not an Option

http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2011/09/penny-dress.html

Flutter Sleeve Dress Blog: Therapeutic sewing

http://therapeuticcrafting.blogspot.com/2010/05/so-you-think-youre-crafty.html

(Make a matching dress for 18 inch doll here)

Knot Dress with Ruffle Blog: Riley Blake

http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/blog/2013/02/20/project-design-team-wednesdayknot-dress-tutorial/

Knot Dress Blog: Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2013/01/KnotDressTutorialwithfreePattern.html

(Similar to my Amanda Dress for 18 inch dolls)

Round Neck Dress Blog: Prudent Baby

http://prudentbaby.com/2010/07/baby-kid/snappy-toddler-dress-2/

Round Neck Top Blog: Prudent Baby

http://prudentbaby.com/2010/05/baby-kid/snappy-toddler-top-free-downloadable-pattern-2/

Playdate Dress (with shirred back) Blog: Sovanisa

https://sovanisa.com/?p=529

Pleated Sun Dress Blog: Crafter Hours

http://www.crafterhoursblog.com/2010/07/pleated-sundress-tutorial.html

Classic-style Dress with Peter Pan Collar   Blog: Small Dream Factory

http://smalldreamfactory.blogspot.nl/2012/09/toddler-dress-with-peter-pan-collar.html

 Popover SunDress (and for 18 inch doll, too) Blog: Oliver +S

http://oliverands.com/free-patterns/popover-sundress/

 Peasant Dress/Top Blog: Indie Tutes

http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/07/peasant-blouse.html

Costume Dresses for Dress-Up Time

The Elsa Dress Blog: 733 Blog

http://733blog.com/2013/12/diy-queen-elsa-inspired-dress-from-disneys-frozen.html

Cinderella Costume Dress Blog : Make It, Love It

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/10/cinderella-dress-halloween-costume.html

 

Skirts!

The Paris Skirt Blog: Nothing Too Fancy

http://nothingtoofancyblog.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/finally.html

Pleated Skirt Blog: Ikat Bag

http://www.ikatbag.com/2010/01/dress-for-winter-i-pleated-plaid-skirt.html

MilkMaid Skirt (short a-line skirt with front pockets) Blog: Crafter Hours

http://www.crafterhoursblog.com/2009/11/milkmaid-skirt-tutorial.html

Basic 3 Tiered Skirt Blog: Make It Love It

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/11/basic-3-tiered-skirt-with-hidden-or-exposed-seams-measurement-chart-included.html

 Extra Twirly Reversible Tiered Skirt (recommended for those who want twirl power!) Blog: Sew Me a Fumberlant

http://sewmeafumberlant.blogspot.com/2012/04/twirly-whirly-reversible-tiered-skirt_12.html

Anytime Twirl Skirt (tiered, very twirly!) Blog: Sew Love Le

https://www.etsy.com/listing/91242320/18-inch-doll-clothes-pattern-apron-knot?ref=related-3

 Lazy Days Skirt Blog: Oliver + S

http://oliverands.com/free-patterns/lazy-days-skirt/

Circle Skirt Blog: Dana Made It

http://www.danamadeit.com/2008/07/tutorial-the-circle-skirt.html

 Knit Skirts

Cascading Ruffle Skirt I made this for my daughter (adapting it for size 10), and she called it a “Bombard” skirt Blog Lil’ Blue Boo

http://www.lilblueboo.com/2011/09/cascading-ruffle-skirt-a-tutorial-and-free-download.html

 

Shorts

Tie-Hem Shorts  Blog: Craft Passion

http://www.craftpassion.com/2011/07/sew-tie-hem-girl-shorts.html/2

basic toddler shorts Blog: Oliver + S

http://oliverands.com/blog/2014/05/the-sunny-day-shorts-free-sewing-pattern.html

Ruffle shorts (shorties)

 

 

Hair Pretties!

Satin Bow Pony Holder Blog: Duitang

http://www.duitang.com/people/mblog/47851828/detail/

 Braided Ribbon Headband Blog: Skip to My Lou

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/08/19/headband-refashion/

 


2 thoughts on “Free Patterns Links”

  • My granddaughter, Addilyn just turned 8 years old and I want to teach her how to sew. My grandmother and mother taught me to sew when I was 7-8 years of age so I think she is at the right age. I bought you book Doll Days and we are planning on making clothes for her two dolls she has. She was very excited to see the book and the plans we are making. (Her parents are in the divorce process so our time together short and very precious !)

    • That’s awesome! Be sure to check out Sew in Style for her to use when getting started. I wrote it specifically for kids to use to learn to sew and designed the patterns especially for kids as well. I’m sure this will be a very special experience for you both. I’d love to see what you two create together 🙂

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