7 Maternity Sewing Patterns for Expectant Moms

When it comes to growing a new baby, who has time for ill-fitting clothing? Sew yourself some key wardrobe essentials to get you through your maternity season fashionably! These maternity sewing patterns include tops, dresses and even a belly band to add to your closet.

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1. Maternity Dress with V-Neck

So stylish and chic, this dress pattern looks great dressed up for the office or dressed down for a casual night with friends. With a flattering V-neck, drop shoulders and 3/4 sleeves, the maternity dress pattern will carry you through all seasons of your pregnancy. And let’s not forget about those cute pockets! This dress pattern comes in 4 sizes, XS through L.

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2. Basic Maternity Shirt Pattern

When you find the perfect, basic maternity T-shirt pattern, you might want to sew it up in a few different colors! Add sleeves or remove the sleeves all together for a tank top version. Even beginners can sew up this comfy knit fabric tee to cover the baby bump. It’s perfect for layering or to wear all on its own. The top pattern comes in sizes XXS-XXXL.

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3. Bridget Maternity/Nursing Band

A maternity band or “belly band” comes in handy for the first months of pregnancy, to help you wear your old jeans a little longer by covering up the opened button. Sew up a quick maternity band that doubles as a nursing coverup with this cute and free pattern! A classic black band looks cute with any outfit, or sew one with a pop of color.

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4. Ada Nursing Maternity Jumper Dress Sewing Pattern

If you prefer not to have your maternity clothing swallow you, look for a closer-fitting stretch knit dress pattern like the Ada. A full-color tutorial comes along with the pattern pieces makes this maternity dress pattern fun to customize.

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5. Maternity Knocked-Up Jorna Pattern

A cute summer maternity dress transforms into fall- or winter-wear when paired with a cardigan. The Jorna dress features a semi-fitted bodice and an empire waisted flounce. Pair it with leggings throughout your pregnancy and come back to it after; it’s sure to look just as great! Fits sizes XS to XL.

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6. Maternity Jumpsuit / Overall

Are you tired of the typical maternity wardrobe pieces? Liven things up with a jersey jumpsuit that fits your growing bump. This maternity sewing pattern features spaghetti straps and back pockets. You can even wear it after your pregnancy, just to prove that your baby isn’t the only one who looks cute in a onesie!

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7. Laney Nursing/Maternity Pattern

This stylish maternity top doubles as a nursing top, with clever hidden nursing panels under the crossover draping panels. Sew it in casual jersey or a dressy fabric for a dolled-up look. Choose a flat tummy panel or a ruched style to hug the belly during the second or third trimester. This maternity sewing pattern fits sizes 4 to 16.

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