Easy sewing patterns for beginners

Here’s 12 of our favourite sewing patterns that are easy to sew
and stylish to wear!

Have you been thinking about making your own clothing but don’t know where to start? These twelve patterns will start you on the way to building your own handmade wardrobe!

1. Grace Dress from Sew Over It

How fabulous is this dress! It’s versatile and really depends on your fabric choice. Make it into the perfect summer dress or a party outfit at Christmas.
It really can be a wardrobe workhorse that you’ll want to sew again and again! The sewing pattern is available in sizes 6-20 UK. To find out more – click here

2. 8606, Wrap Skirt from Simplicity

We love this pretty wrap skirt as it has lots of length variations including mini, knee, midi and maxi. The only decision you will have to make its wehter you make with or without a ruffle! To find out more – click here

3. Eucalypt Dress & Tank from Megan Neilsen

This knit dress has a lovely relaxed fit, scoop neckline, curved hemline and French seams. The pattern is a perfect, versatile wardrobe builder, and can be made as a top. It comes in plus sizes for curves too! To find out more – click here

4. Isidro Top from Itch to Stitch

Wear this cute top underneath a jacket or standalone on a warm summer’s day. Pair it with a flared skirt, maxi skirt or voluminous trousers to create a balanced outfit. Make a sleeveless version or with the gathered butterfly sleeve and gathered neckline. The pattern has been designed for beginners to sew with knits, and comes in sizes 00–20. To find out more – click here

5. Cielo Top & Dress from Closet Core Patterns

This is an easy, breezy take on a boxy tee and shift dress, and loaded with interesting details and interchangeable features which you can try as your skills progress! To find out more – click here

6. Free Range Slacks from Sew House Seven

We don’t hear that term much these days, we think it’s time to embrace the casual slack again. This trouser pattern is as easy to wear as its name with its stylish, elasticated high waist. To find out more – click here

This is a sleeveless camisole style top with a V-shaped neckline with a bit of a smart twist. It’s elegance lies in the links, which gather the fabric at the shoulders to elevate this little top. It’s perfect for wearing every day and no doubt will become a go-to garment in your wardrobe. To find out more – click here

8. Romy Dress & Top from Tilly and the Buttons

This knit sewing pattern is just something a little different and has back ties and contrast binding to add a fun twist to the classic Breton or T-shirt dress or top.It has a contemporary loose fit and high slash envelope neckline, with choice of cap, three quarter or full length sleeves. This dress is pefect for knits, and you should choose medium-weight low-stretch knits like jersey and interlock. Whip this sewing pattern up on in no time at all!
To find out more – click here

9. Breton T-shirt from Wardrobe By Me

This is one for the guys! It’s characterised by a simple straight silhouette, slim body, and set-in long sleeves. Make in a light to medium weight T-shirt jersey. It doesn’t need to have Lycra in the composition. The most well known Breton stripe-loving man is James Dean. It’s the ultimate sports-casual top that will pair up with about any trouser type making it a very versatile top for his wardrobe! It comes in a wide range of sizing from 2XS-3XL. To find out more – click here

10. Flexi Shift Dress from Sew Different

This pattern is part of Sew Different’s Quick Makes collection, and is ideal for those that want a super quick project to make or for those just learning to sew! The pattern features lots of great choices including a round or V-neck plus cute patch pockets or inseam ones. Make with three styles of sleeve including sleeveless short and ¾ length. The sewing pattern comes in sizes 8-26 (UK). To find out more – click here

11. Pomona shorts from Anna Allen

These shorts are perfect when you want to put on something that’s comfy and cosy. These ones feature an elastic waist, a high rise, have no side seams and include patch pockets on the front or back. The waistband is simple to sew, and is made by folding over the top edge. This reduces any extra bulk that you might get from a separate waistband seam. Make in hardwearing woven non-stretch fabrics like linen, silk, cotton twill, and denim. The pattern comes in sizes 00-20. To find out more – click here

12. Victory Tank from Chalk and Notch

We love this pretty camisole top with V-shape straps and a lovely swing shape. Make with a simple scoop front neckline or sew with a lovely V-shaped strap on the front neckline and a V-shaped cut out in the back.
All options are fully lined and interchangeable. Designed for woven fabrics, this pattern comes in sizes 0-24. To find out more – click here

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