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10 Cute & Comfy Loungewear Sewing Patterns for Women (3 FREE)

Comfy sewing patterns to make and wear at home, including 3 FREE ones. The list includes tops, dresses, sweatpants, leggings, and cardigans.

Ever since quarantine started in the UK, I’ve realized how worn and not-very-chic my loungewear wardrobe is!

In case you’re in the same situation, here are 10 casual sewing patterns that I found and wanted to share. I only included PDF patterns that we can print easily at home.

PS. 3 of them are free!

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Knit Loungewear Set (Sweater & Wide Leg Pants)

sewing patterns: sweater and wide leg knit pants / trousers. como pants by style arc and jarrah sweater by megan nielsen.
Ribbed knit sweater and wide leg knit pants. Photo credit: Holly Dolly’s instagram

I’m absolutely loving this loungewear set Holly Dolly created using:

Fabric: she used a thick ribbed sweater knit.

Check out Holly’s sewing blog (her handmade outfit photos are beautiful) and baby accessories Etsy shop.

Jarrah sweater:

sewing patterns: sweater and wide leg knit pants / trousers. como pants by style arc and jarrah sweater by megan nielsen.
Photo credit: Holly Dolly’s instagram

PDF Price: $12.72 USD

Size Range: 0 – 20 and 14 – 30 (2 options).

I love that the Jarrah sweater pattern has so many variations. You can make a basic crew-neck sweater with traditional cuffs and a hem band. Or mix it up with 4 different hem options, a funnel neck, and a split sleeve.

The design includes:

  • Crew or funnel neckline.
  • 2 sleeve options: split sleeve or cuffs.
  • 4 hem styles: hem band, straight hem, curved hem, and waist tie (this is the one in the picture).
  • Loose fit.
  • Drop shoulder.

You’ll need:

  • Sweater knit fabric. Specifically a medium weight knit with atleast 10% stretch. Examples include french terry and sweatshirt fleece.
  • Ribbing for the cuffs and hem.
  • Optional: Twin needle for hemming (or just use a single needle and a zig zag stitch).
  • Fusible hemming tape.

Como knit pants:

sewing patterns: sweater and wide leg knit pants / trousers. como pants by style arc and jarrah sweater by megan nielsen.
Photo credit: Holly Dolly’s instagram

Price: $10.15 USD

Size Range: 4 – 30

These are Style Arc’s wide-leg pants for stretch fabrics. I love that they’re not too wide.

You can also crop them to make a culotte style (this hack isn’t part of the pattern though).

The design includes:

  • Flat elastic waist.
  • Cord.
  • In-seam pockets.

You’ll need:

  • Knit fabric. For example, sweater knit or wool jersey.
  • Elastic: 38 mm /1.5″ wide.
  • Optional: Two eyelets for cord.
  • Optional cord: all sizes 2 m (2.2 yd).

FREE top sewing pattern – by DIBY

free t-shirt sewing pattern by DIBY Do It Better Yourself Club. Grey long-sleeved knit top .
Free top sewing pattern. Photo credit: DIBY
free t-shirt sewing pattern by DIBY Do It Better Yourself Club. knit top line drawing.
T-shirt line drawings. Photo credit: DIBY

Size Range: 00-36

This free pattern is a great essential top by DIBY. It’s called the ‘Anything but basic T-shirt‘.

The design includes:

  • A scoop, crew or high neck.
  • 4 sleeve lengths.

You can also lengthen it into a t-shirt dress (this hack isn’t part of the pattern though).

You’ll need:

  • A knit fabric with 2-way stretch.

FREE Mandy boat top sewing pattern – by Tessuti

free womens top sewing pattern. mandy boat tee by tessuti. red striped jersey fabric.
Photo credit: Tessuti

Size Range: 4 sizes XS – XXL

The Mandy boat tee is a free pattern by Tessuti. It’s a staple piece that’s easy to wear and quick to sew up.

It only comes in 4 sizes, but it’s pretty roomy so it should fit more people.

The design includes:

  • Loose, boxy fit.
  • Drop shoulders.
  • A boat neck.
  • Three quarter or full length fitted sleeves.

You’ll need:

  • Two-way stretch cotton, wool or viscose jerseys. Or knits with elastane, lycra or spandex content.
  • Optional: 2.5mm stretch twin needle (or use a single needle and a zig zag stitch).

Camisole / slip dress sewing pattern – by True Bias

camisole sewing pattern top. ogden cami by true bias.
Rayon challis Ogden cami top and dress. Photo credit: @endearingeveryday
camisole top sewing pattern for women. ogden cami top and dress by True Bias.
Photo credit: @endearingeveryday

Price: $10

Size Range: 0 – 18

This is the Ogden Cami by True Bias.

People like that the neckline isn’t too low, it’s a great scrap-buster, and easy to sew up.

You might find that the straps aren’t wide enough to cover bra straps, however.

You can also lengthen the cami and cut it on the bias for a slinky slip dress (this hack isn’t part of the pattern).

The design includes:

  • A soft V-neck at the front and back.
  • Spaghetti straps.
  • The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining.

You’ll need:

  • Light weight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen.
  • Loop turner or safety pin.

Video tutorial:

The tutorial starts at 5:53.

https://youtu.be/813APC98g8I

Sewists to follow:

The cami’s in the photos above are by instagrammer Endearing Everyday. Check out her blog and pattern shop.

Fabric: she used rayon challis for both versions.


Cardigan sewing pattern – ‘Blackwood’ by Helens Closet

cardigan sewing pattern. Blackwood by helens closet.
Photo credit: Helen’s Closet

Price: $14 USD

Size range: 0 – 30

This is a minimal, long cardigan by Helens Closet.

It’s designed to be worn open, so you won’t be able to close it.

I like that the plus size versions are designed for a D cup, not a B cup like many patterns. Fewer people will have to fiddle with a full bust adjustment thanks to this.

The design includes:

  • 3 lengths.
  • Optional patch pockets.

You’ll need:

  • A light to medium weight knit fabric with at least 40% stretch widthwise and 20% stretch lengthwise. Eg. a lightweight jersey or a french terry for something thicker and warmer.

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FREE leggings sewing pattern – by DIBY

free leggings sewing pattern for women. line drawing by DIBY do it better yourself club.
Photo credit: DIBY

Size Range: 00-36

These leggings are by DIBY and they’re FREE πŸ™‚

The design includes:

  • 2 waistband options: tall and short.
  • 4 lengths: mini (for shorts), knee, capri, and ankle.

You’ll need:

  • Knits with 4-way stretch and strong recovery.

Video tutorial:

https://youtu.be/xxGrowahZWk

Sweatpants sewing pattern – ‘Hudson’ pants by True Bias

jersey sweatpants or jogging bottoms sewing pattern. hudson pants by true bias.
Photo credit: The Doing Things Blog
jersey sweatpants or jogging bottoms sewing pattern. hudson pants by true bias.
Photo credit: The Doing Things Blog

Price: $12

Size Range: 0 – 18

These are the hudson pants by True Bias. They’re a classic sweatpant style, designed to have some extra room around the hips and then taper into a skinny leg.

The design includes:

  • 2 lengths: mid-calf and full length.
  • Elastic waistband.
  • Cord.

You’ll need:

  • Medium weight knits such as cotton lycra, french terry, ponte, and sweatshirt knit with a suggested stretch of approximately 40%.
  • 2 inch wide elastic (1 1/2 yds).
  • 1/4” wide cording (2 yds).
  • 2 x 1 inch scrap of fusible interfacing.
  • Ballpoint sewing needle.

Sewists to follow:

I love the version Tori from The Doing Things blog sewed up (pictured above). Check out her instagram and blog for beautiful photos of her handmade wardrobe.


Easy shift dress – by Wiksten

easy shift dress sewing pattern. Wiksten shift line drawings.
Line drawings. Photo credit: Wiksten

Price: $16

Size range: 0 – 22

This is an easy to throw on shift dress by Wiksten.

It’s loose-fitting and there are no sleeves to attach. The waist tie nips you in at the waist for some shape.

A top is included in the pattern too.

The design includes:

  • Drop shoulder.
  • 3 lengths: a cropped top, above-the-knee dress, or calf-length dress with side slits.
  • The dress version has gathers at the back.
  • Patch pockets.
  • Waist tie.
  • Three quarter length sleeve option.
  • Neck facing.

You’ll need:

  • Light to medium weight fabric, such as brushed cotton, gauze, voile, lawn, flannel, chambray, linen, silk crepe, charmeuse, silk noil, rayon.
  • Optional: 1/4 yd lightweight fusible interfacing to add structure to neck facing.

Sewists to follow:

The plum version (pictured above) is by instagrammer @sewbrette. She sized down from a size 10 to a 6, and made the patch pockets bigger.

Fabric used: linen blend.

The striped version is by instagrammer @yespleasesewingstudio. I love the print she used, it’s so summery! Unfortunately, I don’t know what type of fabric it is, but it looks like a light to medium weight cotton or linen.

Related: 41 linen sewing project ideas with free patterns and tutorials.


Stretchy wrap dress – ‘Olivia’ by Named Clothing

jersey wrap dress sewing pattern line drawing. Called Olivia wrap dress by Named Clothing.
Olivia wrap dress. Photo credit: Named Clothing.

Price: €10

Size Range: EUR 32 – 50 (US 0 – 18 / UK 4 – 22)

I love this chic Olivia wrap dress by Named Clothing.

It looks very put-together and is made from soft, stretchy knit fabrics. This is a great “secret” loungewear option if you want something fancier to wear at home.

The design includes:

  • Classic wrap dress with a slightly tulip-shaped skirt.
  • Length: below the knee.
  • Four pleats on the front waist to provide ease.
  • In-seam pockets.
  • Elastic waist and fastening with wide wrap ties.

You’ll need:

  • Light to medium weight jersey fabric with some drape: 280 – 395 cm / 3 – 4Β½ yd.
  • Fusible knit interfacing: 110 cm / 1ΒΌ yd.
  • Clear elastic: approx. 35 cm / 15”.
  • 5 mm / ¼” wide elastic: Approx. 1.5 x your waist measurement.

Sewists to follow:

The photograph is by instagrammer @trine.schroeder. Her Instagram page is worth checking out. She regularly posts beautiful images of her makes. She has a blog too.

Fabric used: ponte jersey.


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