23+ Fabulous and Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns
Highlight your curves with this list of plus size clothing patterns that work perfectly to flatter your body.
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Finding cute and flattering clothing for plus sizes can be extremely difficult, especially because most stores have no idea how to design clothes for plus size women. We here at AllFreeSewing believe that clothing should make you feel empowered and that every woman should feel beautiful and comfortable in her own skin.
Don't settle for the small selection of clothes at the mall and design some stunning pieces for your wardrobe with our list of free plus size clothing patterns.
From trendy dresses that are guaranteed to show off your curves in style to everyday tops and skirts that will take you from work to a night out on the town, you can't go wrong with these 23+ Fabulous and Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns and tutorials.
These elegant, fun and, most importantly, free patterns, are perfect for highlighting your best assets and will let you rock the hottest trends with style and confidence. Sew some clothes that are custom-made made for your body with these free clothing sewing patterns for plus size women.
We love the following patterns because even if they aren't necessarily modeled or made for plus sizes, they have the ability to be made larger without losing the effect they were designed to achieve. So pretty, so stylish, so you - no matter what size you are.
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Plus Size Dress Patterns
This Central Park Skater Dress pictured here is just one of the beautiful dress designs listed below.
There's no piece of any woman's wardrobe more essential than a dress that fits her like a dream and makes her feel strong and confident.
With this list of free dress patterns, you'll find flirty dresses that are perfect for any time of year, as well as timeless and classic dresses that will instantly make you the most elegant woman in the room.
Find your next sewing project in this list of gorgeous dress patterns and tutorials that are perfect for plus sizes.
- Fiona Dress Pattern
The pattern covers sizes from 4 to 22. I used a medium weight, stable knit fabric. The one used on this project was scuba knit.
- Boho Kimono Free Dress Pattern
Inspired by the bohemian elegance of a designer dress pattern, this gorgeous free sewing pattern is a must-have for any fashion-forward lady's wardrobe.
- Modern Grace Dress Pattern
This free dress pattern is the perfect combination of vintage-inspired style with a modern edge. It's inspired by 50s shapes and silhouettes worn by Princess Grace.
- Trendy Mama Maxi Dress Pattern
This loose-fitting piece, hugs your curves just slightly, making it a flattering piece for just about any body type. This free dress pattern is ideal anytime.
- Knit Peasant Dress Tutorial
Follow instructions on how to sew a dress just like this one! This dress is relatively simple to sew and makes a great day dress.
- Effortless Caftan Dress
All it takes is 3 seams to sew this Effortless Caftan Dress! Perfect for summer, this breezy dress transitions well from day to night.
- Raglan Maxi Dress Tutorial
The perfect way to transition from summer to fall, this warm and casual maxi dress elongates your figure while accentuating your waist.
- Beach Cover Up
BONUS! From the designer: "Here’s a stylish beach cover up that is so straight-forward to sew. Perfect project to experiment with sheer fabrics for the first time (but definitely can be made with the less intimidating cotton fabrics). Absolutely plus-size friendly and suitable for most sizes!"
New to sewing? Then be sure to check out this free guide for sewing for curves: Tips for Sewing for Curves
Fashion-Forward Plus Size Shirt Patterns
The Breezy Tunic Tee Pattern pictured here looks just like something you'd buy at the cute shop down the street but at a fraction of the price!
If you love wearing separates, then you'll love these free shirt patterns that look stunning when paired with jeans, skirts, and even leggings.
From flowy tops that channel a trendy bohemian vibe to classic tops that are comfy and casual, these tops to sew will guarantee that you're always on trend. Don't forget to check out our entire collection of shirt patterns, with some favorites listed right here.
- Flattering Sleeve Cuffs Tutorial
This Flattering Sleeve Cuffs Tutorial will give you an instant makeover and take your t-shirt from simple to stylish. A free sewing pattern for a t-shirt is included, too.
- Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Pattern
This Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Pattern shows you how to design a sweatshirt that combines cozy knits and fall fashion, and is great for a day outside.
- Autumn Cowl Neck Poncho
Using a little more than 2 yards of fabric, you can create this easy sewing tutorial with your favorite stretchy knit and can make a cowl neck that looks amazing.
- 30 Minute Caftan Top
It's easier than you think to sew your own clothing, especially with this 30 Minute Caftan Top tutorial. With a beautiful flowy shape, this top is perfect for summer nights.
- Flattering T-Shirt Refashion
This long-sleeve t-shirt refashion is flattering on any body type. The extra-long body of the DIY shirt and the lovely collar are slimming.
- Cozy DIY Ruana Tutorial
A cross between a poncho and shawl, this snuggle-worthy wrap is a lovely choice for crisp, autumn afternoons and cool fall nights.
- Plus Size Babydoll Blouse
BONUS! From the designer: "Most shirred garments DIY tutorial available online(as of writing) are for tube dresses, sling dresses, or dresses with obscure sleeves. This is a tutorial on how to sew your own shirred babydoll blouse that has proper sleeves that provide good coverage of the shoulders and arms. It can be lengthened to make a dress or tunic."
Unsure of your bra size? Then you'll love our step-by-step guide to finding your correct bra size at home Make Your Own Lingerie: How to Make Underwear + Bras
Figure-Flattering Plus Size Skirt Patterns
The skits designs below, as well as this Simply Audrey Skirt Pattern that's pictured here, are all adjustable in size and always flattering.
While jeans are always a great casual option, there's something about the easiness of throwing on a simple skirt that makes them irresistible
These free skirt patterns and tutorials are feminine and flirty and come in all different lengths, making them great for showing off your legs in warmer weather and warm and stylish for fall and winter. Find your next favorite skirt in this list of pretty skirt patterns.
- How to Make a Skater Skirt
Skater skirts are both flirty and slimming, and offer a cool alternative to form-fitting pencil skirts.
- Rachel Skirt Pattern
The best fabrics for this project are stable knits and you can color block it by choosing coordinating fabrics for the waistband and the skirt.
- Fun and Flirty Fall Skirt
The high waist design allows you to wear this adorable DIY skirt anywhere. Tuck in a button-down shirt while you're at the office and undo later.
- Prom Dress Princess Skirt Refashion
With this easy refashioning tutorial, you can transform an old evening gown into an elegant tulle skirt.
- Flared Neoprene DIY Skirt
You can draft this pattern with your own measurements so you know it'll fit you correctly. This sewing pattern will flatter most figures when you customize the size.
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