35 Gorgeous Free Sewing Patterns for Tops (Women)

Every week, I scour the web for free sewing patterns to share with my email subscribers. In the process, I’ve come across a LOT of incredible free sewing patterns for tops.

I’m going to share the best patterns for women’s tops, including blouses, tunics, crop tops, summer tops, t-shirts, cami’s, and more.

All of the patterns/templates are printable pdf files.

*Update: I now have a list of 11 easy sewing patterns for tops. I chose patterns that are simple enough for beginners to make. So if you’ve never made clothes before, definitely check it out. 6 of the patterns are free!

And here are 49 sewing patterns for pants.

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free pdf sewing patterns for womens tops

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Free t-shirt & knit top sewing patterns

Boat neck t-shirt with drop shoulders

striped brown and black t-shirt with a sewing pattern line drawing

Download now from Tessuti Fabrics.

  • Sizes: XXS – XXXL.
  • Design: this loose-fitting t-shirt has a boat neckline, drop shoulders, and long or 3/4 length sleeves.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch. Use your sewing machines zig-zag or stretch stitches to make it, or a serger.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 copy shop sizes. The at-home files use 30 pages.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Turtleneck top

Striped turtleneck top with a sewing pattern line drawing

Download now from Tessuti Fabrics.

  • Sizes: XXS – XXL.
  • Design: this boxy top features drop shoulders, a turtleneck collar and 3/4 or full length fitted sleeves.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch. Use your sewing machines zig-zag or stretch stitches to make it, or a serger.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 copy shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.

T-shirt with round neck & drop shoulders

2 womens t-shirts on mannequins

Download now from Creative Bug. Use the free trial to get this pattern for $0. Look for the small ‘download’ button just below the video. Click this to start downloading the PDF file.

  • Sizes: 6 sizes (32” – 46” bust).
  • Design: this top has a relaxed fit, drop-shoulder sleeves, and a patch pocket. It’s a cropped length. The neckline is round and quite wide. It’s finished with a neckband, and the hems are turned under and topstitched with a twin needle.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch. Use your sewing machines zig-zag or stretch stitches to make it, or a serger. You’ll also need ballpoint sewing machine needles.
  • File format: print-at-home pdf file and A0 copy shop file.
  • Instructions included? yes, an online video course.

2 stretchy tank tops (racer-back and muscle style)

female mannequins wearing tank tops

Download now from Creative Bug. Use the free trial to get this pattern for $0. Look for the small ‘download’ button just below the video. Click this to start downloading the PDF file.

  • Sizes: XS – XXL (32β€³ to 46β€³ bust).
  • Design: 2 designs are included; a racer-back tank and a muscle tank with more coverage. They have a slightly flared silhouette, they’re not tight and fitted. The necklines and armholes are finished with bands.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch. Use your sewing machines zig-zag or stretch stitches to make it, or a serger. You’ll also need ballpoint sewing machine needles.
  • File format: print-at-home pdf file and A0 copy shop file.
  • Instructions included? yes, an online video course.

T-shirt (scoop, crew & high neck)

sewing pattern line drawings for 4 free t-shirt tops

Download now from DIBY.

  • Sizes: 00 – 36.
  • Design: this classic t-shirt design includes 3 necklines (scoop, crew, and high neck), and 4 sleeve lengths (short, 3/4, elbow, and long).
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch. Use your sewing machines zig-zag or stretch stitches to make it, or a serger.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 copy shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Long sleeve knit top with 3 sleeve options

3 women wearing knit tops with long sleeves, and sewing pattern line drawings.

Download now from Forget Me Not Patterns.

  • Sizes: 28 – 48. Bust measurement: 28.5″ – 48.5″ (73cm – 123cm).
  • Design: this knit top has a v-neck. The round scoop neck is a paid add-on. There are 2 bishop sleeve designs with gathering and a small or long cuff. There’s also a flared sleeve option. The hem is a high-low design. The fit is relaxed and quite loose.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch. Specifically light-to-medium weight fabrics with some drape. For example, viscose jersey. Use your sewing machine’s zig-zag or stretch stitches to make it, or a serger.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 copy shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes, a printable booklet with illustrations.

Scoop neck t-shirt

navy, red, write striped t-shirt with free sewing pattern line drawing

Download now from Peppermint Magazine.

  • Sizes: XS – XL.
  • Design: this is a crew-neck t-shirt with 3/4 length sleeves and a relaxed fit.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch. Use your sewing machines zig-zag or stretch stitches to make it, or a serger.
  • File format: A4 paper only.
  • Instructions included? yes, written instructions only. There are no pictures or videos included.

Short sleeve t-shirt with wrap overlay

unique beige t-shirt with wrap detail

Download now from Mood Fabrics.

  • Sizes: US 2 – 30.
  • Design: this pattern is a basic short-sleeved t-shirt. Mood Fabrics has a tutorial on how to add the unique wrap detail. The tutorial on how to create the basic t-shirt base is here.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch.
  • File format: print-at-home size only (I assume it’s US letter size because the company is US-based).
  • Instructions included? yes, in blog post form (here’s how to make the base t-shirt, and here’s how to add the wrap detail).


Free simple woven tops (non-stretch)

3/4 sleeve top with cuffs

blue cotton top and free sewing pattern line drawings

Download now from Seamwork.

Note: the page doesn’t explicitly say it’s free, but it is (I downloaded it to check). You have to create an account first, and then the files will be available.

  • Sizes: 0 – 26. The Misses patterns are drafted for a C cup and the Curvy patterns are drafted for DD. Both are drafted for a height of 5’8″ (172 cm).
  • Design: This is a light top with cuffs, 3/4 length sleeves, and a keyhole center back.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: print-at-home files (I assume US letter size) and A0 copy shop sizes. The print-at-home files use 23 – 27 pages.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Sailor top with a gathered yoke

Blue and yellow DIY tops with short sleeves. And sewing pattern line drawings.

Download now from Creative Bug. Use the free trial to get this pattern for $0. Look for the small ‘download’ button just below the video. Click this to start downloading the PDF file.

  • Sizes: 6 sizes (32” – 45” bust).
  • Design: this top has a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves, and a gathered yoke.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric). Light to medium weight cotton would be good for this project.
  • File format: print-at-home PDF.
  • Instructions included? yes, an online video course.

Ruffle sleeve top

white cotton / linen top with ruffle sleeves

Download now from Peppermint Magazine.

  • Sizes: 10 sizes (bust: 76 – 131cm / 30″ – 51.5″).
  • Design: this top has a high v-neck and ruffled 3/4 length sleeves.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 copy shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Short sleeve lounge top

simple cotton top sewing pattern line drawing

Download now from Peppermint Magazine.

  • Sizes: 10 sizes (bust: 78 – 123cm / 30″ – 48″).
  • Design: this short-sleeve, drop-shoulder top is part of a loungewear set.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: A4 print-at-home and A0 copy shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Boxy top with short cuff sleeves

easy top with short cuff sleeves

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this is a boxy top that’s slightly cropped. It has a round neckline and short cuff sleeves.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in a separate blog post.

Long sleeve shirt with big patch pockets

woman wearing grey long sleeve linen top with big patch pockets

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this simple, loose-fitting top has full-length sleeves and big patch pockets.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in this blog post.

Gathered front seam top

striped linen top with long sleeves and gathers

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this loose-fitting, long-sleeve top has a seam above the bust with gathers.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper size.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in a separate blog post here.

Top with peplum hem & buttons

yellow top with peplum hem and buttons on the back

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this loose-fitting top has a peplum hem, 3/4 length sleeves, and buttons on the back.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper size.
  • Instructions included? yes. The full tutorial is in this blog post.

Raglan sleeve top

white linen raglan sleeve top for women

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this is a linen top made in the style of a raglan t-shirt. It has pleats on the front and back neckline.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in a separate blog post here.

Top with button-up back

free sewing pattern line drawing of a top with short grown on sleeves and buttons on the back

Download now from Peppermint Magazine.

  • Sizes: 5 sizes (bust: 84 – 100cm / 33″ – 39.5″).
  • Design: this top has a slight drop shoulder and buttons on the back. It’s a slightly loose fit.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper size.
  • Instructions included? yes.

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Free tunic sewing patterns

Simple tunic with 3 design options

patterned DIY tunics, and women wearing tunics

Download now from Creative Bug. Use the free trial to get this pattern for $0. Look for the small ‘download’ button just below the video. Click this to start downloading the PDF file.

  • Sizes: XS – 4XL (bust 32” – 53” / 81cm – 135cm).
  • Design: it’s a simple tunic with drop-shoulder sleeves (these are easier to sew than normal “set-in” sleeves). It has a round neckline that’s finished with bias tape. The hems are turned under twice and topstitched. There’s a small patch pocket. And the video course shows you how to hack the pattern in 3 ways. 1. Make it shorter. 2. Include an empire waist line with a gathered skirt and tie backs. 3. Turn it into a jacket!
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: print-at-home PDF.
  • Instructions included? yes, an online video course.

Long sleeve tunic

long sleeve tunic in black and white check print. Free sewing pattern line drawing on 1 side

Download now from Tessuti Fabrics.

  • Sizes: XS – XL.
  • Design: this boxy top has drop shoulders and long sleeves.
  • Stretch/woven fabric?  woven fabric (in other words, non-stretch).
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 copy shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Floaty tunic with easy “magyar” sleeves

cheetah print long sleeve tunic

Download now from Tessuti Fabrics.

  • Sizes: S – XL.
  • Design: this loose-fitting top features 3/4 length “magyar” sleeves and a wide neckline. It’s designed for lightweight fabrics like georgette and chiffon. The raw edges are finished with french seams, a double rolled hem, and binding for the neckline. The pattern designer recommends it for advanced beginners. Materials like chiffon can be tricky to sew.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven fabric (in other words, non-stretch).
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 copy shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Free blouse sewing patterns

Peasant blouse with gathers

grey striped peasant blouse with gathers, raglan sleeve, and ties

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this blouse has raglan sleeves, a gathered neckline, and ties.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in this blog post.

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Free shirt sewing patterns

Relaxed button-up shirt with mandarin collar

white linen shirt with buttons and back yoke

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this relaxed linen shirt has a classic button placket, cuffs, mandarin collar, and a back yoke.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in this blog post.

Tailored button-up shirt with mandarin collar

blue chambray button-up shirt with mandarin collar

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this tailored shirt has a button placket, mandarin collar, and sleeve cuffs.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in this blog post.

Button-up shirt with pleats

black linen shirt with buttons and pleats

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this is a menswear-inspired tailored shirt. It has a hidden button placket, front tucks, a mandarin collar, and cuffs.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in this blog post.

Button-up shirt with point collar

white button-up shirt with point collar worn by woman

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this classic button-up shirt has a point collar, sleeve cuffs, and a back yoke.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in this blog post.

High-low hem button-up shirt

woman wearing grey collarless shirt with buttons and high-low hem

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this button-up shirt has a high-low hem, big patch pockets, and there’s no collar.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in this blog post.

Long button-up shirt with oversized cuffs

woman wearing long white button up shirt with pockets

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this minimalist, avant-garde shirt has dramatic cuffs that flare out and 4 big patch pockets. It has a mandarin collar and button placket.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in this blog post.

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Free crop top sewing patterns

Crop top with knot back

white crop top with wrap knot at the back

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this crop top has a cute knot back. It’s fully lined, so the finish inside is nice and neat.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in this blog post.

Free sleeveless tank top

Note: you can also shorten this to make it a simple crop top.

white linen crop tank top

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this simple linen tank top has bias binding on the neckline and armholes.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes, in this blog post.
  • Versions made by other sewists: find reviews of this pattern and more photos here.

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Free camisole sewing patterns

V-neck camisole

free sewing pattern line drawing of a cami (front and back view)

Download now from Mood Fabrics.

  • Sizes: 2 – 30.
  • Design: this is a classic v-neck cami top with spaghetti straps.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: print-at-home size (I assume US letter size because the company is US-based).
  • Instructions included? yes.

Bias-cut camisole with round neck

free camisole sewing pattern line drawing, front and back.

Download now from Pauline Alice.

  • Sizes: EU 34 – 48 (bust: 80 – 108cm / 31.5″ – 42.5″).
  • Design: this cami top (with a dress version included) is cut on the bias and semi-fitted. It has bust darts and bias binding on the neckline.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? bias cut woven fabric.
  • File format: print-at-home paper size.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Pintuck camisole with button placket

white camisole with pintucks and buttons

Download now from Fabrics Store.

  • Sizes: 0/2 – 28/30.
  • Design: this summer cami has pintucks, a button placket, and a waist tie.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter / A4 paper sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes. The tutorial is in this blog post.

Free wrap top sewing patterns

Summer wrap top with peplum hem

free wrap top sewing pattern line drawing

Download now from Wardrobe By Me.

  • Sizes: US 0-20 & EU 30-50.
  • Design: this lightweight top has a wrap front, elastic waist, peplum hem, and flutter cap sleeves.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 copy shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Linen wrap top with long sleeves

free wrap top sewing pattern line drawing, front and back view

Download now from Peppermint Magazine.

  • Sizes: 10 sizes (bust: 29″ – 51″).
  • Design: this linen wrap top has a high neckline, long ties, and long sleeves.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven (in other words, non-stretch fabric).
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 copy shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Create your own top patterns for free!

Tailornova is a software that lets you input your body measurements, create a top design, and it will create the pdf sewing pattern for you. Their basic account is free.

I’ve been using it for nearly a year now. The drag-and-drop design is so cool. You can choose lots of different styles, but it doesn’t have everything.

The website can be a bit glitchy sometimes, but overall the user experience is good.

I only recommend this software if you have some experience sewing clothes.

The autogenerated sewing instructions aren’t amazing at the moment. I use my own garment sewing experience to figure out the best construction method.

Sometimes I also have to draft my own facings because the software doesn’t choose the best finishing method. This isn’t a big deal for me, but it might be frustrating for new sewists.

Here’s a good review by Youtuber Annika:


This post was originally published in October 2020. It has since been updated.

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