Free Offer
24 Handmade Craft Ideas from 2010: A Year of Free Crafts

Find great crafts for the whole year with this FREE e-book!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

41 Retro Vintage Sewing Patterns + 6 New Patterns



Retro vintage sewing patterns are all the rage, so get in on the trends of yesteryear with 41 free vintage sewing patterns to wear, decorate your home with, or give as gifts. First, make yourself a new wardrobe that hearkens back to simpler times with these vintage clothing patterns. Next add fun, retro accessories to finish off the look. When you're done adorning yourself in homemade vintage gear, it's time to outfit your kitchen. These retro vintage sewing patterns for the kitchen would make Betty Crocker herself jealous! Finally, give friends and family a blast from the past by gifting them with handmade knick knacks to remind them of their glory days!


41 Retro Vintage Sewing Patterns + 6 New Patterns

Table of Contents

Vintage Clothing Patterns

Sew Retro Accessories

Retro Vintage Kitchen Patterns

Gifts from the Past

More Vintage Sewing Items


11 Free Vintage Patterns: How to Sew Retro-Inspired Clothing for Ladies

Love the vintage look? Download our free eBook, 11 Free Vintage Patterns: How to Sew Retro-Inspired Clothing for Ladies.





Vintage Clothing Patterns

PetticoatThe Perfect Peggy Skirt

If you love a retro vintage look, you'll love these authentic vintage sewing patterns. You can make an entire vintage-inspired outfit with these free sewing patterns, straight from your grandma's generation!

  1. Petticoat
  2. Zoot Alors Pants
  3. Dirndl Skirt
  4. Ruffled Collar
  5. Vintage Embellished Bolero
  6. The Birth of the Scarf Tee
  7. Vintage Mod Tee Dress
  8. Elizabeth Taylor's Favorite Lace Skirt
  9. The Perfect Peggy Skirt
  10. Refashioned 1960s Mod Dress (NEW!)
  11. Sweet and Simple Vintage Pillowcase Dress (NEW!)
  12. Vintage Heirloom Dress (NEW!)


Sew Retro Accessories

Bow Belt   Jackie's Pillbox Hat

If a retro vintage wardrobe isn't enough for you, try these vintage accessories on for size! The best way to look authentically vintage is to pull out all the stops, and that means making vintage accessories like belts, headbands, etc. Finish off your look with an adorable, feminine accessory from a distant time.

  1. Bow Belt
  2. Sweater Leg Warmers
  3. 50's Headband
  4. Birdcage Veil
  5. Jackie's Pillbox Hat
  6. 10 Minute Sixties-Inspired Bow
  7. Penny Lane's Purse (NEW!)



Retro Vintage Kitchen Patterns

Vintage Inspired Dinner Roll HolderKitchen Curtains with Gingham Bows

If you're a fan of the vintage look, your kitchen is definitely where you should start decorating first! Transform your kitchen into a sew retro retreat with these vintage sewing patterns for curtains, aprons, and more! If you love retro vintage home decor, it's time to get sewing with these free sewing patterns.

  1. Vintage Button Curtains
  2. Patchwork Table Toppers
  3. Kitchen Curtains with Gingham Bows
  4. Retro Orange Flowered Apron
  5. Vintage Inspired Dinner Roll Holder
  6. Vintage Embroidered Thanksgiving Bread Cloth

Gifts from the Past

Easy to Make Pincushion   Vintage Towel Bib

 Don't keep all that retro vintage style to yourself! Make these adorable blasts from the past to give to friends and loved ones for Christmas, birthdays, or any special gift-giving occasion. A fellow sewing enthusiast would love to receive one of these old-school gifts, made with authentic vintage sewing patterns.

  1. Retro Pin Cushion
  2. Linen Vintage Bell Pull
  3. Vintage Baby Day Gown
  4. Bohemian Stockings
  5. Vintage Towel Bib
  6. Vintage Sewn Notecard
  7. Touch of Downton Pillow (NEW!)


23 Vintage Sewing Projects and Patterns

For more vintage sewing ideas, check out 23 Vintage Sewing Projects and Patterns


More Vintage Sewing Ideas

Enchanting Tulle Skirt   Boys Skinny Cuffed Trousers

Looking for more vintage sewing patterns? AllFreeSewing never gets tired of seeking out retro vintage sewing patterns. There's something so beautiful about patterns that stand the test of time. The next time you appraoch your sewing machine, make sure you're trying out one of these free vintage sewing patterns. These free vintage sewing patterns have proven that they never get old, so you'll never get sick of them.

  1. Enchanting Tulle Skirt
  2. Vintage Hankie Pillow Covers
  3. Winter Wonderland Dress 
  4. Vintage Heirloom Dress
  5. DIY Vintage Belt
  6. High Waisted Skirt From a Sweater
  7. Vintage Placemat to Clothespin Bag
  8. Reversible Breakfast Tablecloth
  9. Grandpa Cardigan
  10. Mulberry Style Paperbag Skirt
  11. Lattice Smocking
  12. Easy Ruffle Apron
  13. Boys Skinny Cuffed Trousers
  14. Vintage High Waist Bikini
  15. Cap Sleeve Blouse


Which era of vintage do you love the most?

Love these projects? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!

Reviews More Reviews

Apr 9, 2013

rockabilly dress with peek a boo neckline pattern is what im looking for any suggestions?


Jun 27, 2012

I woldl ike to see a pattern for the Laura Ingles Wilder Hats that the woman wore on Little house on the Prairie.


9 Ratings

Apr 17, 2012

I love this site! So many new ideas. I have been sewing for years but always can use some refreshers and tips.


Feb 9, 2012 many patterns and ideas..and at no cost, other than materials..In this day and time..that is the greatest bonus...Thanks


Jan 27, 2012

so many neat patterns. thank you so much! my gran babes will love you!


Dec 13, 2011

Hi, lesliegross49 6863438. We're happy to hear you enjoy this pattern! The blue blouse you are referring to is actually a dress, and it looks like the pattern designer has a tutorial for that on her site as well! If you follow the link for the Bow Belt, there is a link on the web page that says "The Birthday Party Dress." Click on that to access the dress pattern. Hope this helps! --Editors of AllFreeSewing


Dec 12, 2011

I really like the Bow Belt idea,I also like the Blue blouse,the one that has the Red Bow Belt.Is there anyway I can get a copy of the Blue Blouse?Then I can make the Red Bow Belt to go with the Blue Blouse.Thank You,this was a great idea.


Aug 14, 2011

I was hoping to find a dinnerware tote to sew. I live in a small town where people often go to potluck dinners and bring their own tableware. Many have asked me if I could make them a tote for their tableware. I have looked and looked but have not found one. Has anyone any ideass?


All fields required.

Rate & Comment

Cancel Reply to Comment

Newsletter Signup

Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to our Sewing It Up! newsletter for free sewing patterns and projects, technique tutorials and videos, special offers, and sew much more!

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns


Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQs Keyword Index News Privacy Policy Subscribe Submit Pattern Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

Was This Helpful?YesNo