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40+ upcycled clothing patterns to sew

40+ upcycled clothing patterns to sew

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upcycled clothing patterns to sew

Trying to sew old clothes into new versions? Looking for patterns to use up your precious knit fabric scrap? I’m tired of reading about people throwing away (ACK! do not do that!) knit scraps that were smaller than a 1/4 yard so instead of just cringing, I’m trying to make it easier to use them up! I have compiled a big list of upcycled clothing patterns to sew that are perfect for upcycling, refashioning, and color blocking. Not all of these patterns explicitly are designed for upcycling, but they are all color blocked and scrappy!

17 ideas for sewists' stockings! Small gifts to tuck in; a roundup of sewing stocking stuffers.

If you decide you don’t want to sew a full color blocked PDF pattern, you can also check out this list of ways to use knit fabric scraps with free tutorials, too.

A great tutorial on how to color block an existing pattern is on Sew McCool by Ren from The Inspired Wren. If you’re newer to sewing or short on time, it is easiest to buy a pattern with color blocking and piecing already built in. I thought I’d round-up a list of all those patterns and make it easier for people to start sewing their scraps instead of stashing (or trashing) them.

Little Photographer Camera - Swoodson Says. A softie perfect for imaginative play, including a vinyl pocket in the back to insert real photos.

You can use the smallest knit scraps for applique too, check out applique tips for beginners here!

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Use up your knit fabric scraps and sew one of these fun upcycled sewing patterns! Great upcycle potential with patterns and options for all ages. #sewing #upcycle

Not all of these patterns are explicitly designed for upcycling but it is very simple to use them for that, check out my photo tutorial for how to “reuse hems” and adjust the pattern in this post.

40+ upcycled clothing patterns to sew

cute sock sewing pattern for kids

Cozy Critter Socks by Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop*

Price: $7.95

Sizes: Kids

 

colorblocked sewing pattern for boys

Moto Maxx Set from Love Notions*

Price: $10.95

Sizes: 2t-14

color blocked dress pattern

Everyday Playdress from Love Notions*

Price: $7.95

Sizes: 12m-7/8

color blocked shorts sewing pattern

Surfer Shorts from Rabbit Rabbit Creations*

Price: $7.00

Sizes: 1-12y

Mix It Up PhT from Duck Butt Designs*

Price: $15.00

Sizes:12m-12y

color blocked boys shirt pttern

Skippertee from Duck Butt Designs

Price: $8.95

Sizes:18m-6

kids shirt with pocket sewing pattern

Treasure Pocket Shirt from Duck Butt Designs*

Price: $15.95

Sizes:18m-12

panel dress sewing pattern

Dropsie Boater Top and Dress from A Sparkly Baby*

Price: $10.00

Sizes: Preemie-14

girls dress pattern color blocked

Pretty Panel Tunic & Dress from A Sparkly Baby

Price:$10.00

Sizes: Preemie-14

color blocked boys set pattern

Board Shorties from A Sparkly Baby*

Price:$9.00

Sizes:12m-14

color blcoked girls shirt pattern

EP Crew from A Sparkly Baby*

Price: $9.00

Sizes: Preemie -14

horse back riding leggings sewing pattern

Dressage Leggings from Jennuine Designs*

Price: $9.00

Sizes: NB-12y

upcycled jacket sewing patter

Moto Jacket from Jennuine Designs* (has specific cut lines for using an upcycled knit sweater – see one from Sew Not Perfect!)

Price: $10.00

Sizes: 2T-12

upcycled raglan shirt pattern

RaglanVee Tshirt & Dress from A Sparkly Baby*

Price: 2-10

Sizes: $8.00

panel dress to sew for girls

Rachel Dress from Funktional Threads*

Price: $11.95

Sizes: 2-16

big pocket dress sewing pattern

Ballonessa Dress from Elsterglueck 

[picture courtesy of Meghann Leili / Stella & Luna, Fabric from Cuddle Muffins Custom Printing and MK*Designs ]

Price: Approximately $7.75

Sizes: Unsure! Euro sizing.

[not pictured]

The Perfect Puzzle Set by Hailey Bug’s Closet

Price: $9.00

Sizes: 12m-12

knit scrap sewing pattern dress

Town Square Top & Dress from New Horizons Designs*

Price: $9.95

Sizes: 6m-14y

scrappy knit skirt sewing pattern girls

 

Scraptastic Dress Pattern from Ellie and Mac

Price: $7.95

Sizes: 6m-12

 

upcycle tank sewing pattern

Zanzibar Shores Lounge Set from Momma Quail Patterns*

Price: $12.80

Sizes: 2-14

[Picture courtesy of Ani Ka, Fabric from Froellein S]

Chris Beanie from Rockerbuben (in German)

Price: Free!

Sizes: Euro sizes 45-60

Monkey Pants from New Horizons Designs* [see my blog post with more details here]

Price: $8.95

Sizes: 0m-5t

refashion boys shirt pattern

Swiss Army Shirt from Terra’s Treasures* [see an upcycle version from Sew Happily Ever After]

Price: $12.95

Sizes: 6m-16

racing stripe shirt sewing pattern

Jackalope Tee from Momma Quail Patterns* [see my blog post with more details here]

Price: $10.00

Sizes: 2-14

upcycle tshirt sewing pattern for kids

Kite Fold Tee from Madeit Patterns* [see my blog post with more details here]

Price: $9.02

Sizes: 2-10

scrappy upcycle shirt pattern

 

Tie Dye Diva’s Zee’s Tee [see my blog post with more details here]

Price: $8.95

Sizes: 12m-12y

upcycle pant sewing pattern

Winter Wear Designs’ Aviator Pants* [see my blog post with more details here]

Price: $7.95

Sizes: 18m-14y

asymmetrical shirt sewing pattern

Color Block Raglan from Koerbs Bros Stitch Designs*

Price: $7.50

Sizes: 12m-16

color blocked pajama sewing pattern

Block The World Lounge Set from Koerbs Bros Stitch Designs*

Price: $8.00

Sizes: 6m-16

upcycle summer pajama sewing pattern

Muscle Tank & Sporty Shorts from Koerbs Bros Stitch Designs*

Price: $8.00

Sizes: 6m-16

girls short set sewing pattern

Peplum Top & Shorts Set from Koerbs Bros Stitch Designs*

Price: $8.00

Sizes: 6m-16

upcycle polo sewing pattern

Brush It Off Polo & Henley Shirt from Koerbs Bros Stitch Designs*

Price: $8.00

Sizes: 6m-16

rainbow tee sewing pattern

 

Rainbow Tee from Gracious Threads

Price: $7.50

Sizes: 2-12

upcycle ruffle skirt sewing pattern

Fancy Flounce Skirt from Little Kiwi’s Closet *

Price: $9.00

Sizes: 6m-12y

upcycle tshirt into dress sewing pattern

Bow Back Beauty from Little Kiwi’s Closet*

Price: $10.00

Sizes: NB-12y

upcycle pants sewing pattern boys

Alpine Shorts and Trousers from New Horizons Designs*

Price:  $9.95

Sizes: 0/3m-18y

color blocked woven sewing pattern

Morocco Tuxedo Pant & Short from Petit a Petit and Family

Price:  $10.00

Sizes: 2-12

 

Twisted Tank from Titchy Threads

Price:  $10.00

Sizes: 0/3m-12

color blocked mismatch sewing pattern

Fancy Pants Leggings from Titchy Threads

Price:  $10.00

Sizes: 0/3m-12

panel tshirt sewing pattern

Panel Pocket Tee from Duck Butt Designs*

Price:  $11.00

Sizes: 3m-6

Color Blocked PDF Sewing Patterns for Women

women's color blocked shirt sewing pattern

[picture courtesy of Meghann Leili / Stella & Luna, Fabric from Dark Matter Fabrics ]

Miro Hoodie by Worawo

Price: Approximately $22.50 (subject to conversion fluctuations)

Sizes: Kids, Womens, & Mens

sewing pattern for socks

Cozy Toes Socks by Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop*

Price: $7.95

Sizes: Adult

color blocked shirt sewing pattern women

Aurora Tee from Hey June Handmade*

Price: $10.00

Sizes: XS-2XL

color blocked hoodie sewing pattern

Lyric Hoodie from Elliedactyl

Price: $9

Sizes: XS-XXXL (Bust Size 30-50″)

upcycled color block pattern shirt for sewing

Hip-Hop Top & Tank from Love Notions*

Price: $8.95

Sizes: XS-XXL

womens underear pattern to sew

Scrundlewear from Stitch Upon A Time*

Price:  $8.50

Sizes: XS-XXXL

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Jacqui

Thursday 1st of March 2018

For ladies, the Halla Stardust tank top. Stitch Upon a Time has a Neverland Tee for women and kids. Stitch Upon a Time also has boxer briefs for men, women, and kids.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Friday 2nd of March 2018

Thank you Jacqui, I'll get those added!!

Alice

Thursday 3rd of November 2016

I would add undies - My favourite being Stitch Upon a Time's Scrundlewear pattern which comes in women and kids. Panel Pocket Tee from Duck Butt Designs is a fun colour blocked shirt and Cozy Critter Socks from Peek-A-Boo.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Friday 4th of November 2016

Hi Alice! Thanks for taking the time to leave those, I got them added to the list :D

Jodie

Sunday 31st of July 2016

Great post! I upcycle almost all my boys' clothes by taking thrifted tees and cutting them down to their size. This creates a lot of extra pieces of cotton. I can't throw even my tiniest scraps away, but I do throw them in the compost pile :)

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 11th of August 2016

Yayyy I am so glad you compost them! I'm in the midst of shredding mine for beanbag stuffing - I cringe when people talk about pitching them :) Thanks for reading, JOdie!

Laura Butler

Thursday 5th of November 2015

Lyric Hoodie Pattern by Elliedactyl.....Kids and ladies versions would work well with some scraps.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Friday 6th of November 2015

Thanks, I will add it!

Megan

Sunday 11th of October 2015

Oops, apparently I wanted to share my email. Sorry.

For the beanie pattern it doesn’t say the sizes, but I downloaded the pattern and there are eight different sizes from 45-60. Not sure what they translate to in the US. Hope that helps!

Great post! Thanks! I love duck butt designs! And I just discovered a few that I deff have to try! I also can’t wait to sew up the beanie! So cute!!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Monday 12th of October 2015

I deleted your other comment so no spam-bots swipe your email :) Thank you for letting me know! I will add that in. That beanie has been super popular, I might have to try it myself!

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