I’ve put together 100 easy sewing patterns BUT with a twist.
Don’t worry it ain’t a CATCH (twist) it’s a GOOD twist (in your favour)!
The twist is simple. You can figure out where you are with your sewing skills and abilities using the graphic below in the article.
Then depending on the ‘level’ you find yourself to fall under try to stick to any patterns in that range until you feel confident enough to move on to the next.
I wanted to give you this as a means to be able to gauge your progress so that you can feel like you are evolving in your sewing.
I think that it’s important to feel a sense of accomplishment with whatever we do AND especially with sewing because it helps in keeping us on track for longer and not give up!
Because until you do sewing my friend, you will quickly learn that sewing requires A LOT of patience AND I ain’t risking losing you before you get a good feel of what sewing really is like.
There really is something sweet and tasteful about sewing and in particular being able to sew your own clothes that, I can’t fully explain about so, until you reach to that point you wouldn’t know.
In the meantime, I will help you to keep on track and not give up.
Where would you say you’re at with your sewing skill level?
What sort of easy patterns can you expect to find in the list?
You can find all sorts from; trousers, to skirts, dresses, tops to even vintage wear!
What makes this list fantastic is that you will find something wearable in whichever level you fall under.
I have included a mix of the Classic patterns and Indie Patterns as well as FREE downloadable PDF patterns too.
So, that the hesitant beginners out there don’t have an excuse for getting started;)
What is a classic sewing pattern?
Classic sewing patterns are your traditional; Simplicity, NewLook, McCalls, KwikSew, Butterick Patterns.
They are the pattern companies that have been around for the longest time. That typically come in an envelope with the patterns graded and printed on tissue paper.
Reading them for the first time on your own can be quite a task but highly recommend you watch this video by Astar’s Place demonstrating how these work. It’s the video I watched and enjoyed learning from when I was getting started in learning how these patterns work!
Also If you need help picking a size then I have an article about how to take body measurements for patterns to help you with that.
What is an indie pattern?
- Some free downloadable PDF patterns may require you to provide your email first then only they will send it to you. My thought is that if you can get your hands on a free pattern from which you can make many possible pieces to add to your collection then giving away the email is totally worth it;)
- Don’t be alarmed when you see that some patterns in the list below can be accessed going through a site called AllFree Sewing because “credit has to go to the source I discovered the pattern, right?”
BEGINNER LEVEL 1 PATTERNS
The Simple Sew Kimono Dress by Simple Sew Patterns
Quince by Colette Patterns
Deer and Doe Agave Skirt by Guthrie & Ghani
Named Sointu Tee by Guthrie & Ghani
Dominique Skirt by Tilly & The Buttons
Stevie Tunic by Tilly & The Buttons
BEGINNER LEVEL 2 PATTERNS
The Simple Sew Zoe Dress and Top by Simple Sew Patterns
Moji by Colette Patterns
Fern Top PDF by Patternscout
Silk Cami PDF Sewing Pattern by Sew Over It
Grainline Scout Tee Sewing Pattern by Guthrie & Ghani
The Cress Skirt by Mood Fabrics
Sleeveless Top Pattern by Angela Kane
The Callisia Cover-up by Mood Fabrics
The Vallea Tunic by Mood Fabrics
Winter Wonderland Free Skirt Pattern: Cocktail Check by Burda Style
Women’s Free Pj/Lounge Pants Pattern by Bluprint
BEGINNER LEVEL 3 PATTERNS
I Am Patterns Lucienne Shirt by Fabric Godmother
FREE PDF Patterns
The Eucalyptus Shorts by Mood Fabrics
The Clover Crop Top By Mood Fabrics
Sorbetto by Colette Patterns
Fiona dress pattern by Closet Case Patterns
BEGINNER LEVEL 4 PATTERNS
Carrie Trousers by Sew Over It
The Simple Sew Stylish Shell Top by Simple Sew Patterns
Laurel by Colette Patterns
Sky by Colette Patterns
True Bias Emerson Pant & Short SEWING PATTERN by Ghuthrie & Ghani
Bettine Dress by Tilly & The Buttons
The Lantana Maxi Shirt by Mood Fabrics
The Aster Pants by Mood Fabrics
Orla Dress by French Navy
Pleated Summer Dress by Peppermint Magazine
The Cypress Dress by Mood Fabrics
The Primrose Pants by Mood Fabrics
BEGINNER LEVEL 5 PATTERNS
Rosa Shirt & Shirt Dress 1013 by Tilly & The Buttons
Orla Top 7009 by Tilly & The Buttons
Cocoon Jacket by Simple Sew Patterns
Alice & Co Whitechapel by Fabric Godmother
Aster by Colettes Patterns
Negroni by Colette Patterns
Indigo Top & Dress by Tilly & The Buttons
The Shirley Dress by Mood Fabrics
Melia Blouseby Mood Fabrics
Anne Dress Pattern by On The Cuttingfloor
Copen Top & Dress by Made to Sew
The Elaeis Shirt by Mood Fabrics