39 Free Skirt Patterns Free Skirt Patterns Posted on | January 6, 2013 | 17 Comments Five years ago, it was hard to find even one free skirt pattern on the internet. Nowadays, dozens of free skirt patterns abound. For beginners, try a simple elastic waistband skirt or a pillowcase skirt. Advanced seamstresses might enjoy trying their hand at an a-line skirt or an 8 gore skirt. Here are some free skirt patterns that I especially like. Recycled Skirts A-Line Skirts Peasant Skirts Maternity Skirts Mini Skirts Quick Skirts Other Skirts Read More : Sewing or Home Category: SewingTags: Clothing , Sewing , Skirts Comments 17 Responses to “Free Skirt Patterns” Vera Woodbridge February 3rd, 2010 @ 4:21 pm I would like a pattern for a circular skirt, please Many thanks Jayla February 14th, 2010 @ 3:50 am Thank you so much for this! Leave a Reply Categories
52 Free Dress Patterns Posted on | November 7, 2013 | 19 Comments I’m a firm believer that sewers can never have too many free patterns. With that in mind, here are 52 Free Dress Patterns, divided by style. Keep in mind the categories are not set in stone. With a fancier fabric, a different closure or a change in hem length, a pattern can easily change from fancy to work day to casual. You make the decision. Notes about the patterns are listed for some of the dresses. Patterns from existing dresses require laying out an item of clothing onto fabric, marking it, and cutting out. No pattern needed usually means that the dress is made from a recycled shirt. Drafting instructions means that you will have to make your own pattern, but the designer included all the information needed. Free Dress Patterns - Casual Dresses Free Dress Patterns – Office Dresses Free Dress Patterns - Dress-Up Dresses Read More : Sewing or Home Comments
Circles and dots blue & blue dress !! Now with tutorial Finally, finally, finally!I'm so exited that i finished my first summer dress! I really needed one and the ones i started, for some reason, i never finished them (didnt like them, weren't what i wanted, blah) lol, but this one i did like, i actually love it so much. When i saw the fabric, i wasnt so sure but i went ahead and bought it because it was the only one i liked that was light and streachy and cheap, it was $1.30 USD/ metter. I started it this morning and worked on it on and off all day. It's a bit hard to sew when there's a little boy pulling on your leg hehehehe. Here's the dress: i'm still not sure if it fits my figure or makes me look weird. sorry the pictures are so crappy, there's no one to take them and these two are the best of the bunch. Here's a close up of the fabric (i think this one's the best pic What do you think? This is my first tutorial so bear with me These are the pieces you will need: The waist band is about 2.5 in. 1. 2. 3. And ta da!
How To Sew A Victorian Skirt A old tutorial I had on livejournal, I hope you like it :) So I thought that I would share my how to for this quite easy sewn skirt in taffeta that I made for a friend of mine, it is a two layer skirt with strings so that you can tie up and drape the panels as you wish. This is a bit simplified, On the original skirt the top of the skirt was lined with satin so it was not completed in the exact same way as in this tutorial, but trying to explain that whole deal was to time consuming to be worth it. Material you will need:Fabric: Of your choice, around 2 times the length of your skirtA zipper: I use a hidden zipper because I think it looks better, but a ordinary one is just as good.String: The length of your drapes and a little more *2*6 (you chose one can both have it the whole way up on the skirt or just half, or something similar) I use cotton string 0,5 cm (0,2 inches) thick. The pattern is a really easy one, it consist of 12 panels and then a long rectangle that is the ruffles.
Top Sewing Tutorials From Mother Huddle The Mother Huddle Top Sewing Tutorials Hey friends! I am working on a complete index for the sewing tutorials broken down by category. I thought I would start with the most popular and go from there! The Fat Quarter Pillowcase Dress Custom Laptop Bag, Or Any Size Bag/Sleeve With This Tutorial (ipad?!) Bracelet Purse With Free Pattern Twirling Whilst Standing Still Skirt in 2t, 3T, and 4T Simple Tied Comforter With A Faux Piping Technique Central Park Swing Coat – Free Pattern Simple Pieced Throw Pillow Cover Ruffle Chiffon Flower Clips with a great ruffling technique Buttoned Up Throw Pillow Gathered Neckline Sweater Dress Hanging Fabric Baskets Salt Pouches For The Shower Or Bath Pleated Apron With Built In Hot Pads Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets ~ You can make them any size Ruffle Cuff Pant Legs Easy Sweet Summer Top ~ All you need is a chest measurement! Super Cool Boys Belt Turn A Vintage Pillow Case Into A Bag Gathered Bloomers or Knickers Waterproof Park Blanket ~ Nobody like a soggy bum ;) Recipes
Lots Of Best Free Sewing Projects Alina's Adventures sew everything A P indicates a printable tutorial or pdf pattern. An F indicates a personal favorite. PET CARECatnip fish toy (Martha Stewart)Clothespin apron (Pick Up Some Creativity)Cool and cozy pet bed (Sew4Home)Country gent dog coat with pattern (Craftzine)Collapsible travel dish (Craft Stylish)Color spectrum pet bed (Design Sponge)Custom-fit doggy coat (Pretty Little Things)Dog leash (The Purl Bee)Embellished doggy sweater (Miss Lovie)Fabric dog coat pattern (Cut Out & Keep) PFabric pet bed (Inspiration & Realization)Fabric pup tent (CasaSugar)Family connection writing center (Craftzine)Fleece dog bed (Dog Under My Bed)Pet pouches (The B Line)Sweater dog toys (Craft Stylish)Squeaky doggie bone (Laura Griffin)Water resistant doggy coats (Martha Stewart) FOR THINGS WITH TWO WHEELSBicycle bucket (Noodlehead)Bicycle frame lunch bag (Evil Mad Scientist)Bike seat cover (thimble)Good old bike seat cover (Pickles) Key wristlet (Chickpea Sewing Studio) Tweet This! Comments
Vintage Lace & Doilies: Upcycled and Repurposed Lace printed stationary Lace doily candle holder: made by soaking doilies in wallpaper glue or sugar starch and forming around a balloon. Sugar starch is 1/4c water mixed with 3/4 cup granulated sugar. For more permanency use fabric stiffener such as Stiffy. Necklaces made with lace and fabric stiffener by White Owl What do you think? Vintage Handkerchiefs & Scarves Upcycled and Repurposed I'm still deciding what I want to do with my stash of vintage hankies that I've collected over the years. While perusing the web for some new ideas I came across some pretty photos that I wanted to share... Quilt by Mary McCulty's design shop via Etsy Headboard of framed hankies from Better Homes & Gardens (above and below) What would you do with them?
The Shirt Skirt July 28, 2010 I’m so excited to post about this! When I met Dana, I fell in love with the skirt she was wearing. She made it herself (obviously) and she showed us how simply she’d shirred the waistband. The next day, during the mystery workshop at Whipstitch, we were encouraged to use thrifted tees. I developed an idea in my head I thought just might be crazy enough to work. The Hubs thought I was a little crazy when I explained my idea to him. It’s the easiest thing in the world to do! The shirt skirt perfect for summertime. I wore the green and white one to Sofie’s birthday party. I had 2 women in Walmart stop me to tell me how comfy my skirt looked and when I told them how I made it, they demanded I call Rachael Ray immediately! The process is so easy. I do my shopping at Goodwill for 1 reason. So, get your super cheap thrifted shirt. To determine what shirt size you should get, just make sure it will go around you. I like to use thread the same color as my fabric. And that’s it!
Handkerchief Skirt A handkerchief pointed-hem skirt is flattering to all, but especially for short-legged people because the points break up that horizontal hemline. No pattern is needed to make this skirt style. It is a simple block layout. One easy way to get that effect is to hem two squares of fashion fabric, each having four points (called a “handkerchief” hem) and layer them for an eight-pointed look. You will need: 2 ½ yds. of fashion fabric, 45″ wide1 yd. of waist band elastic, 1″ wideCoordinating thread10 yds. of flat ribbon braid (optional) The size of the circular opening should be just big enough to pull over your hips, and can then be tightened with elastic. Cut 2 squares of fabric doubled the finished length. Place template in center of square and trace out. * TIP: Increase or decrease the circle by 1/8″ to change the overall total circumference measurement by 1/2″. Like this: Like Loading...
Easy DIY Fishtail Circle Skirt Tutorial Today’s project is one of my favorites yet. It’s a knit circle skirt with a dramatic twist… It’s official name is a fishtail circle skirt. Isn’t the fog in this pic cool? One of my favorite things about the beaches in the PNW is the warm summer fog. Anyway, back to the skirt. ;) I took notes from MADE and The Sewing Rabbit and created a tutorial for making a women’s sized knit version. Knit as in…NO hemming! There’s not even a seam if you use the right fabric. The fabric shown above is the Auburn Matte knit. It is listed as a lining, but it’s perfectly opaque and the perfect weight for a skirt like this. It’s also a lot lighter in color than the listing photo. The black satin milliskin is shinier, and a little more slick, but works just as well. Just a warning though, the widths can vary for the black milliskin knits. Okay…ready to make one? Before we begin, we need to do some measuring and some math. FIRST – Determine waist radius measurement. NEXT – Determine hem lengths. For example. 1. 2.
How to Sew with Bias Tape So we showed you How to Make your own Bias Tape, and you were psyched, but y’all asked for a primer on how to actually sew with it. So here you are, my friends. It’s quite simple and once you start you will end up using it all the time. Bias Tape finishes edges and keeps curves stabilized. , 8″ Dressmaker shears , and an awesome Bias Ruler . Get the basics on How to Sew With Bias Tape after the jump… And remember, any comment you leave this week could win you some Alexander Henry fabric and mod podge to get crafty with! How to Sew With Bias Tape First off, this is single fold bias tape: And this is double fold: Double fold bias tape is just single fold bias tape folded in half and ironed. I made the bias tape used in this tutorial using Tina Givens Opal Owl Grain in Ivory from Fabricworm. Single fold bias tape can be used instead of facing to create a finished edge, especially around a curve. So we are going to focus on double fold bias tape today. I’m going to walk you through it.
How To Make A Dart You may be familiar with darts as those pointy things you throw at a dartboard on the wall of your favorite pub. Although they don't fly, darts in sewing are still vital components of the overall sewn project. For the most part, sewing darts look quite similar to their gaming counterpart. All fabric is flat, but you already knew that part. When a garment is initially designed, it starts as a two-dimensional drawing. The pieces of fabric are cut to the measurements of the mannequin, with seam allowance and ease (room between the body and garment) added in, to create the overall style of the garment. One interesting fact is that although nearly all garment designs have darts in the draping process, those darts may not be part of the final design. But in the majority of situations, darts are part of the garment, and are sewn as mirror images to one another on either side of the garment. We created our Haunted Halloween Witches Hat with darts on the brim to add shape. Waist darts
sewing101: exposed zippers We’ve already talked about sewing zippers in a regular seam and sewing invisible zippers so today let’s talk about exposed zippers! These are really easy and can add a fun decorative (and functional) element to any garment! Exposed zippers are zippers that sit right on top of your garment, for a deconstructed look. An exposed zipper can add an element of interest to an otherwise plain garment. Sometimes I use them to add a pop of unexpected color. If you are going for an industrial look, this is your zipper! This is what the back looked like before the zipper was added: No seam and no way to get into the dress! You can pin it straight or make it crooked. If your zipper extends to the bottom, fold up the bottom edges also. I used two rows of stitching to keep this zipper on since it was so big. That’s it! To sew an exposed zipper when you already have a seam, there are a few minor adjustments. I added this little exposed zipper to my bias tape neckline blouse.