10 FREE Dress Sewing Patterns for Beginners

Most of us own dozens of different dress sewing patterns, and we paid a pretty penny for some of them. Now that the holidays are here, we have to be a little more careful about our budget. Helloooo, free dress sewing patterns!

Free Dress Sewing Patterns

Download these basic free dress sewing patterns that you can sew as-is or put your own spin on.

These free dress sewing patterns are awesome basics that you can sew as-is or put your own spin on. The basic silhouettes make them easy to customize. Add sleeves to the sleeveless styles, mix patterns, or practice shortening and lengthening hems. It’s the perfect opportunity to play around and be creative.

Maybe you blew all your savings on holiday gifts. Or maybe it’s your New Year’s resolution to be more thrifty when it comes to sewing supplies. No matter what your situation, download these free dress sewing patterns and start sewing right away.

Simple Wrap Dress FREE Sewing Pattern

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1. Simple Wrap Dress Pattern

This free dress pattern can be worn 20 different ways depending on how you wrap it. Check out the other photos to see just a few of the variations. You’ll only need 2 yards of knit fabric to make it, so you might even be able to pull it out of your stash.

Graffiti FREE Dress Sewing Pattern

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2. Graffiti Dress

The length of this circle skirt can be shortened or lengthened depending on your preference. There’s also an option for a contrast waist band. If you get stuck while you’re making the dress, check out the how-to video that the designer made.

Festival Dress FREE Sewing Pattern

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3. Festival Swing Dress

You don’t have to attend a festival to wear this breezy dress. The designer recommends this dress as a great first project for beginner sewers. You don’t have to limit wearing the dress to summer; pair it with leggings and a cardigan on colder days.

Striped Maxi Dress FREE Sewing Pattern

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4. Striped Maxi Dress

This pattern is perfect for sewers who want to give knits a try. If buying knit fabric isn’t in your budget right now, the designer also suggests using a jersey bed sheet as an alternative. See our tricks for sewing with knits if you’re sewing with knits for the first time.

Artemisia FREE Dress Sewing Pattern

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5. Artemisia Dress

This flowing jersey dress can be sewn with a sewing machine or a serger. A belt adds a nice cinch to an otherwise simple shape that’s easy to sew. Dress it up or down; the dress looks as nice with flats as it does boots and heels.

Dress with Bow FREE Sewing Pattern

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6. Dress with Bow

Wear this dress to a fancy dinner or to the office. It’s all about how you accessorize it. The sample above was made with satin, but this could work with a cotton too.

Triangle Maxi Dress FREE Sewing Pattern

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7. Triangle Maxi Dress

Download the free pattern for this dress, then head over to our easy maxi dress tutorial to get full instructions for construction. Because the pattern is so basic, you can add embellishments or play with the design to get the exact shape you want.

Mom's Raglan Dress FREE Sewing Pattern

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8. Mom’s Raglan Dress

It’s hard to be comfortable while also looking dress up, but this raglan dress pulls it off nicely. I love the sample dress’s combination of striped bodice and floral sleeves! Dig through your scraps and see what kind of fun pattern combinations you can come up with.

Brief Encounter Knit Dress FREE Sewing Pattern

Photo via So Sew Easy

9. Brief Encounter Knit Dress

A breezy bodice with a circle skirt sewn in a knit fabric is no doubt a recipe for comfort. Add a belt for just a bit of extra embellishment, like the sample above. There’s also a full video tutorial to walk you through each step in case you get stuck.

Color Block V-Neck FREE Dress Sewing Pattern

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10. Colorblock V-Neck Dress

Here’s another knit that will gladly help you get rid of those knit fabric scraps. Feeling adventurous? You could even add a colorblock border around the hem.

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9 Responses to “10 FREE Dress Sewing Patterns for Beginners”
  1. swim49pool@icloud.com

    How do I get my purchased patterns and free Ones from the old crafty that I had

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        Hello Cindi,

        Thank you for contacting us. Our free content on the site is still getting added. Please check back in a couple weeks. I apologize for the wait.
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        Hello Candace,

        Patterns are still getting added on to the site. I apologize for the wait.

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      • lisa20420759

        This page should be removed. Disappointing to read all the way through and then find out it’s no longer available…

        • scribblers

          you may be able to go directly to the website and find the pattern there. I did see a couple patterns by So-Sew-Easy.com. I know those patterns are available on the website. May be the same for the rest.