***Last updated February 2023
December can be a really expensive and busy month, so every year we take some time to slow down in January, and then focus on getting back into the swing of sewing with some amazing FREE patterns!
Our annual #freepatternfebruary sewing challenge is a fun way to enter to win prizes, by sewing up some of these free patterns and posting your pictures with the hashtag #freepatternfebruary. If you are seeing this in the month of February, check out our Facebook Group or sign up for our newsletter (sent on Mondays and Fridays) for more information about this challenge!
Most of our 30+ designer partners offer at least one free pattern - and many of these are quite quick, easy, and satisfying makes.
We have listed them all for you below in a handy list that is updated frequently - there should be no dead links here (unlike many of the free pattern lists going around on Pinterest!), but if you do find one please let us know and we will fix it right away.
We have made notes on each pattern in this list to let you know how to get it free - some of them can be downloaded directly from the link provided, some require free codes from their Facebook groups, and others are sent to you when you sign up for their newsletter.
The patterns are divided into the following sections - Accessories for All Ages, Adult Clothing & Accessories, Children's Clothing & Accessories, Bags & Home/Decor Items, and Baby Items & Toys.
This pattern is free to members of the Apple Tree Sewing Patterns Facebook Group. You can find the link and password to access this pattern in a pinned post there.
Jennuine Designs has a great Freebies Category with free patterns, tutorials, and coloring pages - no code required! The page includes the Rancher Bandana and Zenith Headband (both with sizes for kids and adults) as well as the Camper Cowl Scarf, Victory Headscarf, and more!
These Fingerless Gloves are available through a Dropbox link in the pinned post of the Rockerbye Destash Patterns Facebook Group. There is also a newborn beanie pattern linked there, but that one does not include a tutorial (just printable pattern). The Fingerless Gloves have a full tutorial.
The popular Turpin Snarf by Mother Grimm is free with a code from their Facebook Group, and the Infinity Scarf is free to download directly from the blog post. They also have several cute free decor/holiday patterns on their blog, including the Lollipop ornaments and Fabric Bon-Bons.
For a year round staple, here's a free tee shirt you don’t want to miss:
The Elemental Tee is from Buttons and Blueprints Patterns and it is a GO TO! It comes in adult sizes from size 00 to 44+ and has a ton of different options. A knit tee that is meant to be fitted but not too snug - a comfortable and stylish top for sure. You can grab this pattern for free by signing up for their newsletter here.
Lavender Sewing Patterns has a great section on their website dedicated to freebies! (view them all here) The Cozy Cowl is perfect to keep you warm on cold days.
Another fantastic staple tee by Unleashed Patterns - this is a relaxed fit tee with short, long, and faux layer sleeve options and a modest scoop neck, in sizes 0-38, drafted for knit fabrics with minimum 20% stretch and good drape. You can find the code in their Facebook group to get this pattern free.
More great patterns from Bella Sunshine - you can get the Reagan Raglan and Isabella's Banded Skirt free when you sign up for their newsletter at bellasunshinedesigns.com - the patterns are delivered in the welcome email, along with kids sizes.
This pattern is sent out (along with the adult version) in the welcome email for the Buttons & Blueprints newsletter. The kids version has a couple of extra features - optional hood and/or kangaroo pocket! You can sign up for the newsletter here.
Another excellent item for the cold is the Snuggle Bunny Poncho from Goober Pea Designs. The basic version of this pattern ranges from size 18 months to 14 youth and is also car seat safe. Perfect for keeping warm in a seat without any extra bunch in the back! This pattern can be ordered free on the Sew PDF website, no code necessary - just follow the link.
Goober Pea Designs also offers the Talia Tiered Dress with a size range from 0-3 months to 14 youth for free. This dress has a perfect skirt for twirling! This pattern can be ordered free on the Sew PDF website, no code necessary - just follow the link.
Little Sewist Studio offers their NICU blanket for free on their website (go check it out here) This cozy blanket has 4 different styles and can be made by a first time sewist, or someone who has a lot more experience. An excellent feature (especially if you have a younger child who wants to learn to sew) is that this pattern tutorial is geared toward young readers. Little Sewist Studio really sets their patterns up to help kids feel confident in the learning process and final products – they are absolutely worth checking out!
There are a couple of great free knit skirt patterns for littles over at Sofilantjes. The Liv skirt ranges from sizes NB to 93/10 (134-140). It has a yoga waistband and pockets! They also offer the Rugam skirt, which ranges from size 9-12 months –11/12 years. This one also features a yoga waistband and has great twirl! These patterns are available once you join the Sofilantjes Patterns Sew and Show group – head over and get the patterns from the FILES section of the group.
Call Ajaire has a great page on their website dedicated entirely to freebies! Here you can find the Maillot Swim Skirt (bikini bottoms with attached skirt), Nini Noni 18" Doll Pajamas, Thumbs Up Potholders, Sand Free Beach Tote, Needle Organizer Pincushion, and a free sleeve add on for the Classic Maillot swimsuit pattern (not a free pattern). These are available without code and are great small, fun sews.
This adorable kids top for woven fabrics is free with newsletter subscription - you can sign up here and the pattern will be sent to you! There is also a great selection of other free patterns (including a doll dress and face mask) in the free section of the website, no code necessary!
This children's bucket hat is a fun reversible sew, and free to download directly from the blog post.
Peony Patterns is known for their beautiful woven children's dresses (and a couple of knit dresses too!) and embroidery patterns. This beautiful bow is a great freebie they offer here on their website, no code required. They also have a free inseam pocket that can be added to any of their dresses - you can find that here.
This adorable high-low dress with shoulder frills is a free download from Duchess & Hare - no code required! It does not have a full tutorial (just a quick text list of sewing steps), but we have made a video tutorial on the Sew PDF YouTube channel!
This raglan tee for sizes 000 to 14 youth is available free with code from the Flosstyle Facebook Group. They also have several other free patterns on their site (no code required), listed on this handy page - including the adorable Souffle Skirt.
More great patterns from Bella Sunshine - you can get the Reagan Raglan and Isabella's Banded Skirt free when you sign up for their newsletter at bellasunshinedesigns.com - the patterns are delivered in the welcome email, along with adult sizes.
This double zipper pencil case is free in the files of the Sassy Creations Facebook Group. Check out more Sassy Creations freebies further down - they offer great applique templates!
The Key Fob Pouch offers a free download AND a Youtube tutorial! Get it as a free download inside the Lanyos Handmade Facebook Group (in the Files section). The Coffee Purse, Wide Headband/Messy Bun Beanie/Slouchy, and Swish Messenger Bag are also available there for free!
Lavender Sewing Patterns has a great section on their website dedicated to freebies! (view them all here) There are several bag patterns, including the Laundry 2 Bag and Scrappy Pouch. There is also a Knitting Pouch and the Slim Bumbag. You can get all the freebies sent to you by signing up for the newsletter.
Call Ajaire has a great page on their website dedicated entirely to freebies! Here you can find the Sand Free Beach Tote (no code required) as well as some other freebies.
This adorable applique template by Sassy Creations comes in two different sizes, and is available exclusively by signing up for the Sew PDF newsletter. There is also a video on the Sew PDF YouTube channel showing the step by step process of using the applique template and sewing it.
Fab For You Patterns has a section on their website full of patterns that are free with codes from their Facebook Group, including the Aspen Changing Mat Cover, as well as patterns for leggings (adult and children), a winter beanie, a bow, and some toy accessories!
Muse of the Morning has many great felt stuffie patterns in their shop, and this cute little owl is the perfect way to try out hand sewing with felt and see if you enjoy it! Hand sewing can be very relaxing, especially cuddled up on the couch watching tv while you do it - something you can't do with machine sewing! Get the pattern here.
Muse of the Morning also has a great selection of embroidery patterns in their shop, and you can try out their free Rainbow embroidery pattern here.
Call Ajaire has a great page on their website dedicated entirely to freebies! Here you can find the Nini Noni Nightwear for 18" dolls (no code required) as well as some other freebies.
We hope that you get a chance to collect and make some of these awesome free options. It’s always so appreciated when a designer can offer us something for free! Make sure to take some time to see what else these great designers offer as well. We’d love to see your makes in the Sew PDF Pattern Showcase Facebook group, or tag us over on Instagram (@sewpdfshowcase)!