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46+ Free Skirt Patterns

Whether you're searching for a casual or dressy skirt, this list of free skirt patterns is filled with perfect beginner sewing projects!

By: Kirsten Kwon, Editor,

46 Free Skirt Patterns

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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Plus, learn how to hem a skirt with our handy sewing video!

Dressy Skirt Patterns to Sew

Anthropologie Work Skirt

If you love getting dressed up for a night out on the town but hate spending money on expensive skirts, then you'll love this list of dressy skirt patterns and tutorials. From mini skirts that will show off your gorgeous legs to designer-inspired skirts that cost only a fraction of the price to make, these stylish skirts are sure to stop everyone in their tracks. These skirts can take you from day to night, and can be worn with tights for work, and then dressed up with heels for a night out. Go glam this year with these stunning skirt patterns.

  • Anthropologie Work SkirtThe 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.
  • How to Make a Scalloped Front SkirtMaking 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!
  • Pleated High Waist SkirtFree skirt patterns like this Pleated High Waist Skirt accentuate the smallest part of your torso for a flattering look.
  • Date Night Circle SkirtMake a flirty and fun DIY tulle skirt that's perfect for a date night out at your favorite hot spots with this Date Night Circle Skirt. Not only does this beginner sewing tutorial only take an afternoon to make, it also shows you how to create your own skirt pattern from craft paper, which is great if you're on a budget or want to experiment with pattern making.
  • Bali the Reversible Skirt PatternThis DIY skirt lives up to its name and is positvely enchanting.
  • Cotton Candy Pleated Skirt TutorialDitch boring, basic black for this pretty, feminine pink skirt that is perfect for the office or a night out.
  • Anthropologie Ruffled Skirt TutorialMake 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.
  • Mulberry Style Paperbag SkirtMake 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.
  • The Pinwheel SkirtThe 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.
  • Tulle Snowball SkirtLearn how to sew a skirt that is elegant and charming by following this tutorial.
  • Chalk Lines Mini SkirtStep into fall weather in style with this easy sewing tutorial for the Chalk Lines Mini Skirt. You don't have to hide your fabulous legs in long clothes just because cooler weather's moving in.
  • How to Make a Skater SkirtIf 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.
  • Kate Spade-Inspired Midi SkirtPerfect dressing up or down, skirts don't get any more gorgeous than this designer knock-off.

Casual Skirt Pattern Ideas

Simple 15 Minute Skirt

While dressy skirts are fantastic for elegant occasions, every woman needs a go-to skirt that they can wear on a day-to-day basis. This list of casual skirt patterns is stylish and functional, meaning they're easy to move in and can be paired with your favorite tees. The best part about these free skirt patterns is that they're simple to make and use easy-to-work-with fabrics like cotton. Whether you're a stay-at-home mom or make that daily trek to the office, these pretty and practical skirts are total must-makes!

  • Simple 15 Minute SkirtIf 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.
  • How to Sew a Circular SkirtMaking 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.
  • Simple Circle Skirt in MinutesLearn how to sew a skirt that works with your movements. Dress it up or down; either way, this DIY skirt is a winner.
  • Pretty Pockets Gathered Skirt TutorialWho doesn't love a skirt with pockets? This simple yet elegant floral skirt is a staple for any woman's spring and summer wardrobe.
  • The Perfect Peggy SkirtFor a fresh look revive this vintage style skirt.
  • Peggy Carter-Inspired Upcycled SkirtEven an beginner can learn how to sew this easy skirt!
  • Comfy and Carefree Skirt PatternLearn how to make a skirt that is warm and wonderful.
  • How to Sew a Stretchy Knit SkirtYou 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.
  • The Ultimate Circle Skirt TutorialIt's so easy and yet so fashionable.
  • Easy Half Circle SkirtDon't spend time stressing over complicated sewing projects and design a simple and chic skirt that's perfect for spring with this sewing tutorial. This Easy Half Circle Skirt is a great sewing tutorial that teaches you how to make a quick half circle skirt, as well as how to draft your own pattern.
  • Stretchy Pencil Skirt PatternWear this comfortable skirt around the house for chores or around town for a casual brunch.
  • Dirndl SkirtLearn 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.
  • Elastic Waistband SkirtMake your own high-waisted skirt with this Elastic Waistband Skirt tutorial! It’s easy to throw on and adds a feminine touch to every outfit.
  • Simple Garter SkirtThis 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!
  • Unstoppable Pencil SkirtClad in this DIY pencil skirt, you'll feel virtually unstoppable. Conquer the day with confidence with this stylish staple.
  • Flattering Upcycled DIY SkirtYou'll look and feel good in this skirt you can make from material you already have.
  • The Domesticated SkirtThe 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.
  • Little Darling DIY SkirtYour little girl will be able to play all day long in this skirt.
  • Versatile A-Line SkirtWear this free skirt pattern with just about any outfit.
  • Lovely Lace Skirt TutorialThis lace skirt is the ultimate feminine piece that takes any outfit from simple to chic.
  • Any Day Free Skirt PatternMake this skirt to wear out on the town, at home, at work, or anywhere else. Wear it any day you want.
  • Pleated Midi Skirt PatternThis light and airy skirt is perfect for a walk in the warm spring sunshine.
  • Super Simple DIY SkirtIf you're a beginner, you'll want to start with this skirt.

Layered Skirts to Sew

Ruffled Peplum Skirt Tutorial

Layered skirts are a fantastic way to inject a little spice into your day-to-day wardrobe. Layered skirts perfectly embody the popular bohemian trend, so they're perfect for spring and summer. From free skirt patterns that are perfect for embracing your inner hippie to a petticoat that can be worn by itself or underneath a full skirt, these layered skirts are a great way to give your wardrobe a little something extra.

  • Ruffled Peplum Skirt TutorialFor 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.
  • PetticoatFollow 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!
  • Murphy's Layered SkirtThe 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.
  • Fluffy Chiffon SkirtHow 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.
  • A Simple Skirt TutorialWhen 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.

DIY Skirts for Any Occasion

Refashioned Mermaid Dress Skirt Pattern

If you can't get enough skirts, then you'll love more of our selection of free skirt patterns. Perfect for any occasion and in any length, from mini to maxi, this list of skirt patterns and tutorials is ideal for any and every woman and includes quick sewing projects and figure-flattering patterns. There's also some fantastic refashioning ideas if you've been looking for ways to breathe new life into your wardrobe. Here's wishing all of you happy sewing!

Free Maxi Skirt Patterns

Cool Blue DIY Maxi Skirt

When it's hot out, the last thing you want to wear is a tight, clingy skirt! Make a gorgeous DIY maxi skirt that's loose fitting and comfortable with this list of skirt pattern ideas. From dressy maxi skirts that will take you from day to evening to comfy and casual skirts that are perfect for wearing around the house, these maxi skirt patterns are the ultimate in style and comfort.

  • Cool Blue DIY Maxi SkirtIf you want to stand out at the next special occasion, use this maxi skirt tutorial to create a Cool Blue DIY Maxi Skirt. Whether it’s a charity ball or a school fundraiser, learning how to sew a maxi skirt is a great way to get you ready for the big night.
  • Maxi to Peasant Skirt RefashionEveryone has that one dress hanging in the back of their closet that never gets worn. Transform an unflattering maxi dress into a stylish and lightweight peasant skirt with this Maxi to Peasant Skirt Refashion.
  • Fiesta Wrap Skirt TutorialThis Fiesta Wrap Skirt Tutorial will inspire you to get out and party. Be a little bolder than usual and create this DIY wrap skirt to wear the next time you go out to a pool party or summer barbeque.
  • Chevron DIY Maxi SkirtCombine the chic, new trend of chevron and the comfy feel of a maxi skirt with this lovely Chevron DIY Maxi Skirt. This fantastic project will be your new go-to skirt once you create it. The chevron pattern of the free skirt pattern adds a trendy feel to the sometimes bland look of a DIY maxi skirt.
  • Extra-Long DIY Maxi SkirtLong skirts just do not get enough attention. This lovely, Extra-Long DIY Maxi Skirt is easy to accessorize. Super comfy, this dress is surprisingly warm. It is a great skirt to wear on a chilly spring day.

Tutorials for How to Make a Skirt

How to Sew a Zipper into a Lined Skirt

If you've never made a skirt before and are looking for some beginner sewing tutorials, you've come to the right place. From tutorials for how to add a zipper to a skirt to instructions for how to sew a curved hem, this collection of sewing tutorials for beginners is sure to answer all of your skirt sewing questions. We know sewing can seem intimidating at first, but with this collection of DIY sewing tutorials, you'll be able to make a stylish skirt in no time.

  • How to Sew a Zipper into a Lined Skirt"Lining adds body and volume to a skirt or dress but it can get tricky when it involves adding a zipper. Here’s how to sew a zipper into a lined skirt the easy way. Here I’ll show you how to sew a zipper into a lined skirt but this tutorial can be used for many types of lined garments."
  • How to Sew a Curved Hem for Beginners"Learning how to hem a curve comes in very handy, especially when making dresses or circle skirts. Here is an easy method that will give you a smooth, neat finish. This tutorial will teach you how to hem a curve the very easy way so no more frustration or ugly hemline!"
  • How To Trace a Sewing Pattern"So you love sewing but not so much the pattern tracing work? This sewing tips tutorial is for you: an EASY and super FAST solution to get the (right size!) pattern from the template. Takes only a minute!"
  • How to Sew Pockets on a SkirtMake your skirts more functional and cute by following this How to Sew Pockets on a Skirt sewing tutorial. There are two ways to sew pockets on a skirt: front patch pockets or side seam pockets. The front patch pockets are more casual and would be great to add to your little girl’s skirts.
  • How to Line a SkirtSometimes learning how to line a skirt can be frustrating. Fortunately, these simple skirt lining ideas are here to make things easier. Once you master the art of skirt lining, you'll find out that it can be fun as well as rewarding. It's enjoyable to play around with different fabrics and trims until you find a style that speaks to you.

What's your favorite style of skirt to wear? Let us know below in the comments!

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I really like wearing A-line skirts, especially in a fun fabric!

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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