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Wow! I thought it would be fun to see what the most popular free sewing pattern was from each PDF pattern designer, expecting a few, and ended up with over 50 amazing patterns to share. This list of free PDF sewing patterns is now updated for 2018, with a * in front of all the updates & new additions for the year. Each pattern company/blog shared which was their most downloaded free sewing pattern; this is a great way to try a new designer and branch out! New – I have a separate post for patterns published in 2019! Check out the most popular free patterns from 2019 here!

Please make sure to click through and pin individual pictures/patterns from the designer’s pages – if you want to pin this post, there is a collage graphic below or you can use this link.

Check out this master list of the most popular free pdf sewing patterns from over 75 different designers! There are free sewing patterns for adults, kids, babies, and the home. Try a new designer; lots of free beginner sewing patterns included too!

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Without further ado, get to scrolling and see all the great patterns, separated into adults, kids, home decor, accessories, and stuffed toys:

Free adult sewing patterns

*Free Women’s Princess Cardi sewing pattern from A Sparkly Baby, free in their facebook group. This looks so pretty and drapey; I’ve also included it in the list post of women’s cardigan sewing patterns.

Lago Tank free sewing pattern from Itch to Stitch Designs*- download it for free in their shop. I’ve heard great things about her patterns and this is a pretty shape.

Free women’s Carrera top sewing pattern from On The Cutting Floor – download through the link at the end of her post. Really unique pleats on this one!

Free women’s cross-hem tee at Winter Wear Designs – grab the coupon code in their Facebook group. I think hemlines like this are so flatting, I need this in my closet.

Free women’s Peg Legs leggings sewing pattern* – download it for free in their shop. A classic, so many people have started sewing knits with these!

Women’s Hera top free sewing pattern from Wardrobe By Me* – download it for free from their shop. I would have loved this when my kids were babies, I’m also including it in this list of nursing top sewing patterns.

Free Sincerely Rylee dress sewing pattern from George & Ginger Patterns – grab half of the free code in the George & Ginger Facebook group and half in the Sincerely Rylee Facebook group. This dress screams summer, how comfy!

*Free circle skirt pattern from Cucicucicoo with a download for newsletter subscribers, or a self-drafted option. Classic skirt shape with lots of photo instructions.

Free Cloud 9 dolman tee sewing pattern from Striped Swallow Designs (there is a free kid version as well!)- grab the code in their Facebook group. I love that hemline, it would be so easy to wear!

*Free adult classic sweatshirt pattern from Peek-a-boo Patterns – free with code in their Facebook group. Everyone loves a hoodie, and I’m not different.

*Free Blanc Tshirt sewing pattern from Blank Slate Patterns, free with code from their Facebook group. Chic and casual, this would be great for a beginner with the lack of set-in sleeves.

*Free Mica Tshirt sewing pattern from Laela Jeyne Patterns, free with newsletter signup. Classic t-shirt, everyone needs a pattern like this.

Agnes top & dress free sewing pattern from Halla – grab the coupon code in their Facebook group. Easy to sew, easy to wear, dresses like this are fun to make.

*Free Mama Paige Piko Top/Dress Sewing pattern from Made for Mermaids. I need to try this one, the shape looks so flattering.


*Free Mommy and Me Patsy Party Dress pattern from Rebecca Page – download for free from their shop. Fancy party dress and free, can’t beat that.

Laundry Day tee sewing pattern* from Love Notions Patterns – grab the code for free in their Facebook group. This one has been wildly popular, the shape looks super comfy.

Free stuffed animal & toy sewing patterns

Felt pocket kitty, here at Swoodson Says! There is a link to download it for free from my shop, in the post. This has been sewn by kids and by adults for kids, it is a fun little pattern to sew.

*Free George the Puppy free sewing pattern from Sis Boom Patterns, download it for free from their shop. Such a cute one to use up woven fabrics!

Amish puzzle ball free sewing pattern from Sweater Doll, free download in her blog post. My kids would love to play with this!

Free reindeer softie pattern from Fluffmonger – download through the link in the post. Her patterns are so modern and pretty, I love the reindeer!

Free Piranha Softie sewing pattern from Coloured Buttons. Fun for kids to sew too, this looks really easy and I love the teeth.

*Free unicorn stuffed animal sewing pattern from Felt With Love Designs. Little felt critters are so fun to play with. You know I love unicorns; see more unicorn craft ideas in this post!

octopus softie free pattern

Adorable octopus softie pattern from Quirkshop Designs – download the pattern in the post. Those arms are just begging to be played with, what a fun pattern.

Free accessory sewing patterns

*Free Merry Mittens sewing pattern from Max and Meena Sewing Patterns – free with code in their Facebook group. I need to make some of these from old sweaters!

Free Coco purse sewing pattern from Chris W Designs- download it for free once you subscribe to their newsletter. Nice, simple bag that would be simple to sew up but look professional.

*Free Turpin Scarf sewing pattern from Mother Grimm’s Sewing Designs, in their Facebook group. This has a unique shape and looks extra cozy.

Free men’s bow tie sewing pattern from Sew Like My Mom patterns – download it for free in their shop. Fast gift to sew for a guy and use up fabric scraps!

Free sling bag purse pattern from Mrs H Patterns – download it for free in their shop. This looks a lot like the purse I use everyday, really practical!

*Free simple wallet pattern from Sew Some Stuff – free download for newsletter subscribers. It includes an SVG if you have a machine to do the work for you, great little gift to sew.

*Free Travel Cosmetics Case Tutorial from Olivia Jane Handcrafted – measurements are in the blog post. This looks really professional, I’d love one for my hand sewing supplies!

*Free Fortune Cookie pouch sewing pattern from Little Moo Designs – download it for free from their shop. What a fun shape, I can think of all sorts of things that would fit inside.

Mommy & me apron sewing pattern from Snuggle My Baby patterns – download it for free in their shop. My kids would love these!

*Free Travel Wallet sewing pattern from Frocks and Frolics – free with class registration. Fun little gift to make in bulk.

*Free sashiko tote sewing pattern from Vicky Myers Creations – instructions shared in the blog post. I’d love to have this over my shoulder and sashiko is so relaxing.

Free home decor sewing patterns

Free Hexagon mug mat pattern from Crafty Staci – download the pattern from the blog post. This is a modern, cheery shape that would be great to use up scraps.

*Free beginner’s quilt pattern from Made by Jaime – download it for free from their shop. Great way to start learning how to quilt!

When You Wish Baby Quilt Pattern from Bonjour Quilts – download after filling out your email at the bottom of that post. Gorgeous, I want this on my wall even though I don’t have a baby any more!

Mini highland house pillow pattern from Radiant Home Studio – sign up for her newsletter and get the password to a resource library. Wouldn’t this be a cute pincushion?

Crazy Chicken Table Runner sewing pattern from Simple Life Patterns – download it for free from their shop. My Mom would love this, it’s such a fun design.

Free holiday wreath pillow pattern from Rachel Rossi designs – download through the link in the post. Perfect for the holidays and felt is so easy to work with.

Free log cabin rag quilt sewing pattern from A Vision To Remember- dimensions shared in the blog post. I’ve never tried one of these but this tutorial makes it look easy!

Free Christmas stocking pattern from Pattern Revolution – download by clicking the photo in her post. Modern Christmas pattern to sew and hang up during the holiday season!

Free baby/kids sewing patterns

Free baby bib sewing pattern from Mary Martha Mama – download through the link in the post. Cute little gift to sew and share, with an easy pattern to follow.

Free bandana bib sewing pattern from Applegreen Cottage – pattern free for newsletter subscribers. I used these all the time when my kids were young, so handy.

*Free Birthday Brownie sleep sack pattern from Candy Castle Patterns – free with code from their Facebook group. My kids lived in sleep sacks, what a great pattern.

Free baby hat sewing pattern from Coral and Co – download through the link in the post. These are such good gifts to sew!

Free kid’s headband pattern from Pickle Toes Patterns – download it for free from their shop. Everyone loves headbands, easy way to use up knit scraps.

*Free Grow With Me pajama pattern from Ellie and Mac – download it for free from their shop. This pattern looks really versatile, with a ton of options.

Free bucket hat pattern from Muse of the Morning Patterns – download from the link in the post. Protect those noggins from the sun!

Reagan Raglan kids sewing pattern from Bella Sunshine Designs (there is a free adult version as well!)- grab the free coupon code in their Facebook group. I’ve sewn this one, upcycling adult shirts into kid shirts, and really like it.

*Free Tropisch Dress sewing pattern from The Eli Monster – download it for free from their shop. This looks like summer vacation in a dress!

*Free Yoho Reversible Woven Headband pattern from Pollywoggles – free for newsletter subscribers. Nice way to use up woven scraps and coordinate with dresses.

Free Petal Wrap Dress from Twig + Tale patterns. What a sweet design!

Free kids View G Dress from Call Ajaire – get the coupon code when you subscribe to her newsletter, in the sidebar. Quick and comfy, this would make a great swim coverup too.

*Free Woollen Vest sewing pattern from Little Kiwis Closet – download for free from their shop. Nice and cozy, this would be a great upcycling option from wool blankets.

Snuggle top & sweetie leggings set from Petite Stitchery & Co- download for free from their shop. Great, easy jammies to sew.

*Kid’s flash leggings free sewing pattern from Jennuine Design – get the coupon code in their Facebook group. Simple and fast to sew, we love leggings in our house.

*Free Mermaid Skirt sewing pattern from Boo Designs – download it for free from their shop. What a funky shape, I bet it twirls in a fun way!

*Free Happy Holiday pajamas pattern from GYCT Designs – download for free as a newsletter subscriber. Simple and fun to sew, this would make a great gift set.

Kids plain pants free sewing pattern from Duck Butt Designs (there is a free adult’s version, too)- get the code free in their Facebook group. Perfect for babies, and included also in my list of free baby pants sewing patterns.

Infant peasant dress sewing pattern from Sew Much Ado – download it from the link in her blog post (only one size free). Love the ricrac trim on the hem!

Free kid’s raglan tshirt from Life Sew Savory – download it from the link in her post. Another classic raglan pattern option, this has a nice big size range.

*Free Magnolia top and dress sewing pattern from Stitch Upon A Time Patterns – free with a code from their Facebook group. Aren’t those pockets cute? My kids would love them!

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Tuesday 24th of March 2020

How do you order a free pattern?

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Sunday 19th of April 2020

Hi Linda, each pattern has a link that takes you to how to find it on the designer's site or facebook group :)


Wednesday 26th of December 2018

Epic round up, thank you!!!!!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Sunday 11th of August 2019

Thanks for reading Becky!

Pam @Threading My Way

Friday 26th of January 2018

A great resource, Stephanie! Pinning.


Saturday 6th of January 2018

Great post. I was familiar with a few of these patterns, but wow! What a lot of free patterns.


Sunday 24th of December 2017

I love this. Thank you for sharing.

Mary Hill

Thursday 4th of January 2018

I made the dump truck for my 3 year old grandson for Christmas. It was so easy to make and he loves it

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