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46+ Free Skirt Patterns


Updated September 22, 2016
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Kate Spade-Inspired Midi Skirt
If you want to learn how to sew a skirt, you've found the right collection! With these 46+ Free Skirt Patterns to choose from, you're bound to find something you love. All of the following skirt patterns include detailed instructions that will make it easy for you to create your own skirts. Whether you're looking for something casual like the Dirndle Skirt, or something more formal like the Mulberry Style Paperbag Skirt, we've got a skirt tutorial for you! If you don't have much time, make the 15 Minute Skirt and head out the door in style. Making skirts is always rewarding because no girl can ever have too many. Dress them up or dress them down, wear them in the summer with bare legs or in the winter with tights. Skirts are a staple in every girl's wardrobe. Check out this collection of free skirt patterns and start making your own stylish skirts!






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46+ Free Skirt Patterns
Table of Contents

Dressy Skirts

Casual Skirts

Layered Skirts

Other Skirts

BONUS! Best New Skirt Pattern


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 Dressy Skirts 

Anthropologie Ruffled Skirt Tutorial     Anthropologie Work Skirt

  1. Anthropologie Ruffled Skirt Tutorial - Make this lovely skirt you can take from a day look to a night look. The Anthropologie Ruffled Skirt Tutorial will show you how! It's a casual skirt that will great on any body type.
  2. Anthropologie Work Skirt - The Anthropologie Work Skirt is ready to be worn in the office. Make this classy sewn project and you'll save money by not buying more expensive clothes for work.
  3. How to Make a Scalloped Front Skirt - Making your own scalloped skirt is easy with this free sewing pattern. You'll be the talk of the party with this fancy skirt. People won't believe that you made it yourself!
  4. Mulberry Style Paperbag Skirt - Make your own clothes or alter thrift store finds with free sewing craft patterns like this one! The Mulberry Style Paperbag Skirt is easy to make, and it's universally flattering to boot.
  5. Pleated High Waist Skirt - Free skirt patterns like this Pleated High Waist Skirt accentuate the smallest part of your torso for a flattering look.
  6. The Pinwheel Skirt - The Pinwheel Skirt looks fancy and store bought. Instead, impress everyone with your sewing skills and make this beautiful skirt yourself. Learn how to sew a pencil skirt with some flair. It's a great sewing project for spring.
  7. The Charlotte Skirt - With everything you need to achieve a professional ensemble for the office and a dinner out afterwards, this free skirt pattern is just what you're looking for.
  8. Tulle Snowball Skirt - Learn how to sew a skirt that is elegant and charming by following this tutorial.
  9. Bali the Reversible Skirt Pattern - This DIY skirt lives up to its name and is positvely enchanting.
  10. Chalk Lines Mini Skirt  - This adorable skirt has a flattering shape and a unique pattern that is sure to turn heads.
  11. Cotton Candy Pleated Skirt Tutorial  - Ditch boring, basic black for this pretty, feminine pink skirt that is perfect for the office or a night out.
  12. How to Make a Skater Skirt - If you're looking for a trendy alternative to body-clinging pencil skirts, this flowy skater skirt is simple, elegant, and appropriate for any work setting.
  13. Kate Spade-Inspired Midi Skirt - Perfect dressing up or down, skirts don't get any more gorgeous than this designer knock-off.


 Casual Skirts


   Draped Skirt      Elastic Waistband Skirt

  1. Dirndl Skirt - Learn how to make your own clothes with this free beginner sewing project for a dirndl skirt. This project features a gathered mini-skirt that is inspired by a traditional German costume.
  2. Draped Skirt - Make a runway-inspired draped skirt with this free sewing project and you'll be on your way to learning to make your own clothes. This skirt is only for the truly fashion-forward!
  3. Elastic Waistband Skirt - Use this free sewing project to make your own clothes! The elastic waistband skirt is comfortable, flattering, and easy to sew.
  4. How to Sew a Circular Skirt - Making your own circular skirt is easy with this free skirt pattern. Once you get the hang of the technique, you can create an all-new summer wardrobe.
  5. Simple Garter Skirt - This easy skirt tutorial makes a great summer accessory. It's easy to sew and can be paired with a number of tops. You'll probably want to make more than one!
  6. Simple Circle Skirt in Minutes - Learn how to sew a skirt that works with your movements. Dress it up or down; either way, this DIY skirt is a winner.
  7. Unstoppable Pencil Skirt - Clad in this DIY pencil skirt, you'll feel virtually unstoppable. Conquer the day with confidence with this stylish staple.
  8. The Perfect Peggy Skirt - For a fresh look revive this vintage style skirt.
  9. Simple 15 Minute Skirt - If you've got 15 Minutes, you've got time for the 15 minute skirt tutorial. Everyone will be impressed that you made this stylish skirt in such short time. It's a very wearable sewn project.
  10. The Domesticated Skirt - The Domesticated Skirt is an example of how to make your own clothes. It doubles up as a skirt and an apron--perfect for woman who loves cute sewing projects and cute clothes.
  11. How to Sew a Stretchy Knit Skirt - You don't have to need a reason to learn how to sew a skirt, sometimes your day-to-day wardrobe just needs a new piece. Learn how to make the next wardrobe staple.
  12. Lovely Lace Skirt Tutorial - This lace skirt is the ultimate feminine piece that takes any outfit from simple to chic.
  13. Pretty Pockets Gathered Skirt Tutorial - Who doesn't love a skirt with pockets? This simple yet elegant floral skirt is a staple for any woman's spring and summer wardrobe.
  14. Chevron DIY Maxi Skirt  - This trendy DIY maxi skirt offers maximum comfort and ultimate style.
  15. Comfy and Casual Free Skirt Pattern: Learn how to make a skirt that is warm and wonderful.
  16. Versatile A-Line Skirt: Wear this free skirt pattern with just about any outfit.
  17. Namaste Maxi Skirt Pattern: A gorgeous DIY maxi skirt pattern to wear while you catch some much needed meditation.
  18. Any Day Free Skirt Pattern: Make this skirt to wear out on the town, at home, at work, or anywhere else. Wear it any day you want.
  19. Stretchy Pencil Skirt Pattern - Wear this comfortable skirt around the house for chores or around town for a casual brunch. 
  20. Pleated Midi Skirt Pattern - This light and airy skirt is perfect for a walk in the warm spring sunshine. 
  21. Fiesta Wrap Skirt Tutorial - Life's a party when you wear this flowing colorful skirt pattern!
  22. Super Simple DIY Skirt - If you're a beginner, you'll want to start with this skirt.
  23. Flattering Upcycled DIY Skirt - You'll look and feel good in this skirt you can make from material you already have.
  24. NEW! Peggy Carter-Inspired Upcycled Skirt - Even an beginner can learn how to sew this easy skirt!
  25. Little Darling DIY Skirt - Your little girl will be able to play all day long in this skirt.
  26. The Ultimate Circle Skirt Tutorial - It's so easy and yet so fashionable.


 Layered Skirts

     Petticoat      Ruffled Peplum Skirt Tutorial

  1. Murphy's Layered Skirt - The Murphy's Layered Skirt has ruffled tiers in bright colors that cascade down to your knees. Try this free skirt pattern and before long you'll be able to make your own clothes.
  2. Petticoat - Follow this free sewing project to make a petticoat, which can be used to add volume under another skirt or worn by itself. The ruffles make a major fashion statement!
  3. Ruffled Peplum Skirt Tutorial - For an adorable, feminine skirt, follow the instructions of the Ruffled Peplum Skirt Tutorial. You'll end up with a straight legged skirt and a detachable belt. It's cute for dressing up or for the office.
  4. Fluffy Chiffon Skirt - How much fun is it to twirl in a little tutu-like skirt? Make this cute Fluffy Chiffon Skirt for the little girl in your life. It will be a special gift they'll definitely enjoy.
  5. A Simple Skirt Tutorial - When Spring rolls around, it's skirt weather! Check out this skirt pattern and make a two-tiered skirt to try something new. It's a Simple Skirt Tutorial that will lead you to create a simple skirt, perfect for the little girl in your life.


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Other Skirts

    Extra-Long DIY Maxi Skirt    Knit DIY Pencil Skirt

  1. 5 Minute Skirt - It takes only 5 minutes to make the 5 Minute Skirt, a free, easy skirt pattern for beginners.
  2. XOX Skirt - This free sewing pattern helps you learn how to design and make your own clothes, specifically the XOX Skirt, a tiered, ruffled skirt.
  3. Fringe Skirt - The Fringe Skirt is fun to wear and move in. Channel your inner 20s with this DIY sewing project. Follow these instructions to make this trendy Fringe Skirt.
  4. Elastic Waistband Skirt For Spring - For those days when you want to be comfy but don't want to sacrifice style, this project is your answer. The Elastic Waistband Skirt for Spring is cute and easy to make. Let this simple tutorial help you make a perfect Spring skirt.
  5. Sleek Pencil Skirt - Add a tenacious but classic piece to your wardrobe by learning how to sew a skirt like this one.
  6. Super Sweet Circle Skirt - For a little more movement in your wardrobe, try this simple tutorial.
  7. Extra-Long DIY Maxi Skirt - They are all the rage, and for good reason. Learn how to sew a maxi skirt to create a piece that transcends all seasons.
  8. Knit DIY Pencil Skirt - For a cute skirt that hugs you the right way, try this tutorial.
  9. How to Make a Skirt Fit for a Sailor: This vintage sailor skirt is trendy, cute, and sure to make a statement.
  10. Half Circle Skirt Tutorial: Learn how to make a circle skirt for your wardrobe.
  11. How to Make a Skirt from a Shower Curtain: See it to believe it. Seriously!
  12. Vintage Tablecloth Skirt Pattern - Learn how to create a wardrobe staple from unexpected materials with this free skirt pattern.
  13. Refashioned Mermaid Dress Skirt Pattern - From formal wear to office wear, use this free skirt pattern to create a chic new bottom.
  14. NEW! Very Retro Christmas Skirt -  This vintage-inspired Christmas skirt is perfect for holiday parties! 

BONUS! Best New Skirt Pattern

Quilted Midi Skirt Tutorial

Accentuate your feminine curves with the Quilted Midi Skirt Tutorial. The combination of beginner quilting techniques and rich, luxurious fabrics makes this skirt a must-make for fall.


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I love the variety of patterns on this page! Have you thought of adding some fall/winter-specific skirts?

Really are pretty good patterns to try for my daughter. Thanks alot. I made a bookmark of your blog to refer it frequently. Thanks for sharing.

I enjoy all the different ideas that are sent. I am looking for a pattern to make a skort for little girls and adults. I have looked high and low can someone put one in the e-letters that are sent

Try combining a skirt pattern and a shorts pattern if you can't find one.

I think these are really cute! Thank you!

At first I didn't like any of the skirts, but I kept looking at them and it came to me, it really depends on the fabric you use. I can see some of them being really gorgeous.

I think it is really rude and silly to complain about free patterns. besides your supposed to use your creativity with style

I think they look good. I guess it depends on your personal taste really. It just seems rude to tell someone their skirts are hideous though..

if u a not say anything nice do not say anything at all

Wow these are hideous the second casual skirt looks like tied up shirts!

These skirts are hidious. Who on earth would ever wear them.

Hi Jan, I understand the confusion with the pattern. I would suggest commenting on the blogger's original post so she may answer the question for you. Thanks!

It seems incorrect to list the circle skirt under skirts since it's actually a dress with a circular skirt. There are no instructions to make the complete dress and no finishing instructions for making it a skirt. To fit at the waist most of us would need an opening at the waist to get it on. Is there any to complete this pattern? Another reader asked about a zipper or buttons, but I didn't see a response. Did I miss it? Thank you.


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