22 Best Quilted Jacket & Coat Sewing Patterns (2 FREE!)

Quilted jackets are great projects for garment sewers who want to try quilting, and quilters who want to try garment sewing. I hand-picked 22 of the best quilted jacket, vest, and coat patterns. Here’s all the information you need to choose the right pattern for you, like sizing, design details, fabric recommendations, and beginner-friendliness. Contents … Read more

23 Best Camisole Top Sewing Patterns (9 FREE!)

Camisoles are sleeveless tops with thinner straps than tank/vest tops. You can find silky versions made from woven fabrics and figure-hugging ones made from stretchy knit fabrics. Today, I’ve rounded up the best cami top patterns on offer for women including 9 FREE ones! If you want a pattern for similar-looking tops with wider straps, … Read more

13 Easiest Dress Sewing Patterns (Reviewed for Beginners by a Dressmaker)

When you’re looking for a starter dress pattern, here are 5 things that will make it beginner friendly: it doesn’t have many lines of stitching, it doesn’t have many design features, it doesn’t have many pattern pieces, it’s a relaxed or loose fit so you have fewer fit issues, and it comes with well-explained instructions … Read more

23 Summer Dress Sewing Patterns (Rated)

Today I’m sharing the best summer dress patterns I’ve found. You’ll find useful information about sizing, fabric recommendations, and a “suitability for beginners” rating on a wide variety of summer dress patterns, from V-neck dresses and wrap dresses to casual knit dresses and shirred dresses. We also have separate roundups for easy dress patterns, wrap … Read more

17 Best Half Apron / Waist Sewing Patterns (10 FREE!)

“Half” or “waist” aprons are traditionally used in the hospitality industry and kitchen. They often include patch pockets to keep tools handy. Half aprons are also used in the garden as their short style allows for easy movement. I’ve rounded up the best half apron patterns and tutorials. Most are free! And we have more … Read more

24 Slip Dress Sewing Patterns (2 FREE PDFs)

I researched the best slip dress patterns in PDF and paper format. I even found 2 for free! This post includes slip dresses designed to be worn as undergarments with sheer clothes, worn as sleepwear, and worn outside. I’ve shared useful information about each pattern, like the sizing, design details, fabric needed, and whether it’s … Read more

24 Most Stylish Apron Sewing Patterns (16 FREE!)

I looked through 100+ apron sewing patterns and cherry-picked the top 24, choosing only those that are stylish, well-made, and have good written or video instructions. 16 are even free! In this post, I’ll go over important details like sizing, design details, fabric suggestions, and difficulty level, so you can find the perfect apron pattern … Read more