Free Dressmaking Patterns | The Definitive Guide

We know that sometimes you’re looking for a really fast sewing project. Whether it’s a last-minute outfit or just something fun to fill an hour or two, you’ll find the perfect garment in our range of free dressmaking patterns…

Here at BurdaStyle, along with our huge collection of dressmaking patterns, you’ll also find a great selection of free designs to try. We’ve picked out some of our favourite free dressmaking patterns below, but you can see them all in the BurdaStyleUK online store too. Here are just a few of our most popular free dressmaking patterns (click on the images to download the free instructions):

Gathered Tube Top

Gathered Tube Top

Free dressmaking patterns

Tiered Mini Skirt

Free dressmaking patterns

Side Seam Tank

Free dressmaking patterns

Colour Block Maxi Skirt

Free dressmaking patterns

Jersey Tube Top

Free dressmaking patterns

Shirred Skirt

If you’re new to dressmaking, many of our free dressmaking patterns are perfect for practising your skills and gaining confidence with sewing. Skirts are the ideal beginner project as they usually only require simple techniques, and working with different fabric types is an important skill to learn too. Here are our favourite free dressmaking patterns for beginners:

Easy Drawstring Skirt

Easy Drawstring Skirt

Stretch Tube Top

Stretch Tube Top

Kiss Shirt Decal

Kiss Shirt Decal

If you’re looking for something a bit more challenging, try one of these free dressmaking patterns instead (these may be a bit tricky for beginners, so avoid for now if you’re new to dressmaking):

Knotted Skirt 03/2012#118

Knotted Skirt

Gathered Midi Skirt 05/2014#119B

Gathered Midi Skirt

Lace Sweater 03/2012#146

Lace Sweater

As well as garments, we also have a range of free patterns for accessories and gifts. Bags are the most popular accessories to make, so here’s a selection of our best free bag patterns:

Bicycle Bag

Bicycle Bag

Bucket Bag

Bucket Bag

Cross Body Bag

Cross Body Bag

Zipper Pouch

Zipper Pouch

Garden Tote

Garden Tote

Knapsack

Knapsack

Simply click on any of the images above to download instructions for all of these projects. Browse our free dressmaking patterns for women on our Pinterest board, and check out the BurdaStyleUK online store to see our full range of digital and paper patterns. If you make any of these garments or accessories, please share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest too!

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