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Free Dress Patterns and Easy Tutorials for Beginners

Get instructions to sew the dress of your dreams.


There are lots of easy dress patterns for beginners that you can print out at home and make in a snap. I've looked all over the web for the best free dress patterns for you to use. Here's my top ten.

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1. Quick Dress Fixes

Dress Alterations
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Resize or repair a dress to turn unavailable frocks into wearable gems. I can show you how to hem, restyle and remake any dress into an even-better dress.

2. Infinity Dress

infinity dress
Copyright Rostichery

One of the most simple and versatile dresses to make, this one by Rostichery harkens back to the 70's. The straps can be retied in several different ways to create different bodice looks.

3. Turn a T-Shirt into a Dress

T-Shirt Dress Instructions
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T-shirts are the most versatile piece of clothing you have in your closet. You can even turn a t-shirt into a dress with minimal sewing. This cute jumper-style dress is a cinch to make in just a few minutes with these easy instructions.

4. The Little Black Dress

little black dress
copyright m-sewing.com

This simple pattern from Modern Sewing Patterns is available in S, M, L and XL.

5. Little Girls Dress from a T-Shirt

T-Shirt Girls Dress
Transform a large t-shirt into a cute summer dress for a lucky little girl. Lindsey Carrasco shows us how in this step-by-step video.

6. Asian Dress

asian dress
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This dress from Modern Sewing Patterns has an Asian cut, and is a good project for intermediate sewers. Printable sizes are S, M, L and XL.

7. Dress with Veil

Veil dress
copyright m-sewing.com

This is a more complicated dress from Modern Sewing Patterns that offers a flowing appearance. Print sizes in S, M, L and XL.

8. How-To Skirts

Skirt Tutorials
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Sometimes it can help to try making a skirt before you take on the task of crafting an entire dress. Try these pattern-free methods of creating easy skirts.

9. Junya Watanabe Dress

watanabe dress
copyright showstudio.com

At ShowStudio, they've provided a free PDF of this Junya Watanabe vinyl and plaid dress. The pattern is fairly simple, whether you plan on stitching with vinyl or a more conservative fabric.

10. Get Dress Fabric at up to 65% Off

Inexpensive Dress Fabric

Okay, so these patterns are free, but I have yet to find free fabric! Well, there is something close to it.

Fabric.com is one of my favorite places to score dress fabric because you can get a lot of it at a cheap price. The site has oodles of info about the fabrics, with lots of patterns and types to choose from.

I highly recommend scoring your fabric for cheap, especially since shipping is free on all orders over $35.00.

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