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Sewing Patterns

Whether you’re looking to make yourself a new dress, a gift for someone special, or want to jazz up your home with some new soft furnishings, you’ll find an array of great FREE patterns right here!

No-Pattern Tunic Dress

No-Pattern Tunic Dress

Dresses Garments

This easy belted tunic dress is the perfect project if you’ve ever wanted to try drafting your own pattern. Simply follow the diagrams to measure and cut the pieces from rectangles...

Girls’ Dress (Upcycled from Men’s Shirt)

Girls’ Dress (Upcycled from Men’s Shirt)

Children Dresses Garments Girl’s clothing

This sweet little girl’s dress is so simple to stitch, as it’s adapted from a men’s shirt. Simply use the template provided or an existing dress to cut a front and a...

Tulip Dress

Tulip Dress

Dresses

Petal pretty wrap dress

Staple Dress

Staple Dress

Dresses

Everyday fashion favourite

Bette Dress

Bette Dress

Dresses Garments Retro Vintage

Long-time readers of Sew may fondly remember our Bette dress from our earliest issue, a gorgeous 50s style frock with a nipped in waist and five panel skirt, sewn in...

Sabrina Dress

Sabrina Dress

Dresses

Audrey Hepburn and the little black dress go hand in hand. This design, created by Dolin Bliss O’Shea, was inspired by the frock Audrey wore in the classic movie Sabrina and...

Sewing Bee Betty Dress

Sewing Bee Betty Dress

Dresses

This elegant tea dress, featured in The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe by Tessa Evelegh features a floaty bias cut skirt and flirty little sleeves. Use your...

Child Smock

Child Smock

Children Dresses

Frills galore for wee nippers

Shirred maxi dress

Shirred maxi dress

Dresses Garments Summer

This easy-to-make maxi dress by Torie Jayne is perfect for summer, stitched in a lightweight, drapey fabric. It can be easily adjusted for your size – simply make the bust larger...