Free Clothes Patterns. Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size.
Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. These patterns generally of three types. One type requires you to take your measurements and draw up the pattern yourself. Skirts are very easy to make without a pattern. I came across a few patterns that didn’t fit into any other category, so I gave them their own. We normally assume underwear is too complicated or to time consuming to sew ourselves.
Aprons can usually be whipped up in less than an hour. Shirts and dresses are much more complicated to make than skirts. Coats can easily be the most expensive piece of clothing in your wardrobe. Click on the first link to get inspiration. Read More : Sewing or Home Comments. Hooded Towel and Washcloth Set. This project is relatively quick and very simple to sew.
I think it would make a perfect gift for your next baby shower! Materials To make one 31-inch square towel and two 9-inch washcloths: Please keep in mind that the Terry Cloth used here is a knit fabric so it has a lot more stretch that the sheer floral. Be very careful when cutting and sewing it not to stretch it out. Cutting For the towel, cut: One 32-inch square from the Terry ClothOne 32-inch square from the Sheer FloralOne 12-inch square from the Terry ClothOne 12-inch square from the Sheer Floral For the washcloths, cut: Two 10-inch squares from the Terry ClothTwo 10-inch squares from the Sheer Floral Sewing the Washcloths Pin one of the 10-inch Sheer Floral squares to one of the 10-inch Terry Cloth squares with their right sides together. Sew the squares together with a 1/2-inch seam allowance, leaving a 2-inch gap on one side unsewn as shown above.
Preparing the Hood. Cargo Scarf: Free your hands, and your mind will follow! To make a cargo scarf, you will need: 1/2 yard 45" wide cotton for outer layerI chose a cute banana-print cotton; any decorative or fashion fabric will do, but it should be woven (not a stretchy knit). 1/2 yard liningThis is the part of the scarf that will be against your skin, so choose something warm and comfortable.
Softer felts, flannels or fleeces are all good options. Decorative trimsThese can be lace, eyelet tape, or whatever else you prefer. If you plan to adorn all the edges, you will need 4 1/2 yards of trim for a 68" scarf. D-ring and nylon webbingThese are for creating a decorative accent and/or ring to clip your keys to. Narrow ElasticThis is for constructing a pen or pencil sleeve. Bias square, measuring tape, or ruler Chalk or marking pencil Sewing MachineThis project can sew by hand with a needle and thread, but a machine will make it much faster and easier. Pins Iron. Circle Skirt From An Old Sheet. Made By Lex & Blog Archive & Anthropologie Pratia Tank Top Tutorial.
February 6, 2010 1:59 pm Per popular demand, here is the Pratia tank tutorial!
Start off with a t-shirt or tank top. What I did was get a larger t-shirt so I could gather it at bottom like the pratia tank. I cut off the sleeves so it would be a tank. Measure your neckline and get a piece of chiffon that length and fold it in half. Pin it to the inside of your neckline with it peeking out. Since I cut the sleeves off my T, I wanted to finish the edges. Stitch it. I highly recommend interfacing where you are going to be adding the embellishments, otherwise it’s going to sag.
For the flower pieces, here is the shape and dimensions I used. Fold your pieces in half and cut that petal shape out. I used the extra sleeve pieces, cream chiffon(the kind that won’t fray) and another grey jersey I had. How many do you need? Lay two petals on top of one another, as shown. I did a small ‘X’ shape to stitch them so they stay in place. Just add more, and more, and more, and more………(It’s time consuming.