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30+ Hippie Sewing Patterns: Flower-Power Fashion for Free Spirits

From bell-bottomed pants to bohemian dresses, these free hippie sewing patterns will help you find your inner flower child.

Updated May 29, 2019
30 Hippie Sewing Patterns Flower-Power Fashion for Free Spirits

There's no fashion as comfortable, nostalgic, and trendy as the iconic hippie look. What's not to love about this vintage aesthetic? You can also bring some of it into your home.

With this collection, 30+ Hippie Sewing Patterns: Flower-Power Fashion for Free Spirits, the main focus is retro clothing patterns but we also have lots of patterns and tutorials inspired by this era for your home, too.

Whether you call it bohemian-, retro-, hippy-, 1960s-, or 1970s-inspired, we think these sewing patterns are going to hit you with loving nostalgia and desire to make everything right now!

With floral fabrics that billow in the wind, rainbow-studded accessories, and bell-shaped hems, hippie clothing can't be beaten by any other clothing style.

The only thing keeping you from realizing your inner-flower power is the inconvenience of finding the perfect clothing design. Though it may be a pain hunting through thrift shops for bell-bottom jeans, this collection of hippie-inspired clothing patterns will let you make all of your favorite pieces without any hassle!

Get your '60s and '70s fix with playful, natural, and laid-back pieces like fringe vests and free-flowing maxi dresses. Whether you're dressing for a Woodstock revival concert, a beachside bonfire, or a rally for love, this collection has something for you.

Skip the vintage stores and expensive retro sewing patterns. You can realize your hippie fashion dreams, from head to toe, in this list of free-spirited clothing designs and home decor.

PLUS! Watch this video right below to learn How to Make Toddler Ruffle Pants so that your little one can be a flower child, too!

Pants, Skirts, and Hippie Dress Patterns

Rhiannon Upcycled Maxi Dress Tutorial

It doesn't matter if you love flirty, feminine dresses or dresses that make a colorful statement. The hippie-inspired dresses we've compiled here combines the best of all dress styles so that every fashionista can find something to fawn over.

Sew a date-ready number like the Rhiannon Upcycled Maxi Dress (shown), and you won't want to wear anything else all summer long. 
Pair any of these bohemian marvels with a fringed vest for an edgy take on a classic cut. Once you embrace your free-spirited aesthetic, your friends are sure to ask you where you got these chic dresses. Plus, everyone's familiar with the loose, flared, and funky look of hippie bottoms and so we have a DIY bell bottom pattern below, too.

Want a maxi dress that will make you look like a Grecian goddess? The lightweight fabric in these designs is guaranteed to flatter every body type without compromising comfort. Sew up these easy dress patterns, and you'll look like you walked out of a '60s fashion catalog.

Looking for other colorful finishes to your hippie ensemble? We also have a few free-flowing skirts that will satisfy any bohemian beauty.

  • Simply Groovy DIY Maxi Dress

    You’re guaranteed to adore this mod take on hippie fashion. In one evening, you can make a rainbow-studded maxi dress you can wear out dancing or to see a Beatles cover concert. There’s no saying how much fun you can have in a far-out dress like this.

  • Peasant DIY Maxi Dress

    Hippie fashion trends are all about free-flowing lightweight fabrics. Now you can use those lax vibes in a dress fit for any event. As if the flower-power vibes of this elegant pattern weren’t enough, the empire waist of this flattering design will give any woman instant curves.

  • Rainbow Pillowcase Sundress Part 1

    Learn to sew dresses made with pillowcases. You can create this simple sundress with just two pillowcases. It's a pillowcase dress pattern that's bright, cheerful and easy! Lightweight fabric makes this cute dress perfect for spring or summer.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody Wrap Dress Pattern

    Whether you’re making waves on the beach or turning heads at a bonfire, this wrap dress is just the piece for you. This gorgeous pattern is designed to flatter any silhouette without sacrificing the lively billowing of a lightweight skirt.

  • How to Make Bell-Bottom Jeans

    Now you can have the iconic bell-bottom look in your closet without having to scour expensive vintage stores. You can turn any pair of jeans into a must-have hippie garment with tutorials like this, and you don't even have to buy new fabric.

  • Baby Bell Bottoms

    For something a little fun and retro, make these pants. Design and make your own clothes for your little one that really stands out for their old school look. Now classic leggings can be given a retro twist that's also a simple sewing project for kids clothes.

  • Fiesta Wrap Skirt Tutorial

    Fall in love with your closet again with this free-spirited wrap skirt that will give any ensemble major hippie vibes. Easy enough for a beginner sewist, this tutorial will show you how to embrace your wild side so that you can look ‘70s-fresh anywhere from a music festival to a nice dinner out.

  • Retro-Inspired Printed Palazzo Pants

    Comfortable, chic, elegant, and fun, these palazzo pants combine everything you love about bell-bottom jeans and summer wear. Pair these wide-legged trousers with a button-down for a sleek office look or a tank for a breezy summer fashion combo you’ll wear all season long.

  • Boho Dreams Skirt Tutorial

    Who doesn’t love a sweet, asymmetrical hemline? This trendy, 60s-inspired peasant skirt is just what your closet needs for breezy summer nights. Trimmed with lace, this delicate design will bring a soft, feminine flair to any hippie look and give you the vintage look you’ve been scouring thrift shops to find!

Hippie and Bohemian Shirt Patterns

Magical Scarf Top

Tops are the first things people see when they look at your outfit. Put your best foot forward in any of these vintage designs, whether you're on the market for an office-ready blouse or something to stun at your next folk concert.

Unlike other stuffy fashion styles, the hippie look is known for its playfulness, freedom, and girlish cuts. Show off your best assets in skin-baring patterns like the Silky Scarf Halter Top or the Magical Scarf Top (shown), and you're guaranteed to get compliments all day long.

Turn heads with something stunning, like the rainbow-studded beauty Seaside Coverup, shown in the list below. Any top you choose to sew from this groovy collection will have you wearing your hippie spirit on your sleeve (or lack thereof).

  • 70s Bell Sleeve Top Refashion

    If you thought bell-bottoms were prime hippie wear, you’ve never seen this bell sleeve sewing pattern! This sophisticated yet fun-loving top is made by transforming a men’s dress shirt into a piece you’ll turn heads in. Whether you wear it to work or out for date night, you’re sure to look stellar.

  • Silky Scarf Halter Top

    Look equal parts classy and laid-back in this ultra-luxurious silk top. You don’t need to spend a fortune to look like a bohemian goddess. A quick trip to the thrift store will get you all the supplies you need to make this loose yet figure-flattering blouse. No hippie is complete without a groovy patterned top.

  • 60s Baby Doll Tunic Tutorial

    Do you dream in bell sleeves? If so, then this baby doll dress is just the pattern for you! With an empire waist, flared sleeves, and a loose bodice, this top flatters every figure. Not only that, but this pattern also captures the pinnacle of ‘60s hippie trends so that you can look vintage-chic without breaking the bank.

  • One Hour Funky Fringe Vest

    Dress like the hippest hippie around with this super simple fringed beauty. You don’t need to be a sewing savant to make this fun and flirty vest. In less than an hour, you’ll be channeling some major flower power vibes by learning how to make a tan-toned and textured top straight from the ‘60s

  • 3 Hour Kimono Pattern

    We’ve all been there: it’s too hot outside to wear a full jacket, but you want to add some lightweight pizzazz to your outfit. With this boho-chic kimono pattern, now you have just the solution for these summer conundrums! Look like a 70s fashion model in this fresh and simple take on a classic look.

  • Vintage Inspired Seaside Coverup

    Bring your nature-loving side to the beach with this drop-dead gorgeous bohemian coverup. This simple pattern uses a pom-pom trim to add a quirky flash to an already stunning design. With the lightweight fabric and a loose silhouette, you'll be looking as peaceful as Mother Earth.

DIY Hippie Accessories Ideas

How to Make a Peace Sign Necklace from Denim

No outfit is complete without the proper accouterments, but when you're on the hunt for the perfect hippie design, accessorizing can be a nightmare. Simplify your world with accessory ideas to complete any natural, colorful, and free-spirited look.

Not only are these accessories the dream of every '60s enthusiast, but they're also handy. Throw on a DIY necklace to turn your whole outfit far out. With the Peace Sign Necklace project (shown), it's easy to do.

You don't have to agonize about finding an accessory for each ensemble. Choose simple bohemian additions that will WOW. No matter how you design your hippie look, you're guaranteed to stun with these accessories.

  • Fabulous Fringe Bag Pattern

    Even hippies need a place to put their things when they’re on the go! Now you can travel in style wherever you go with this funky fringe purse. The best part about this bag is that its neutral tones and minimalist design ensure that it goes with any outfit, whether you're wearing a tie-dye top or bell-bottom jeans.

  • Boho Chic Belt with Secret Pocket

    Stop burdening yourself with bulky purses when you have free patterns like the Boho Chic Belt with Secret Pocket. With this clever-yet-trendy accessory, you won’t have to lug around an extra bag for your cell phone or wallet. When you pair it with a loose top that can be cinched, it's so pretty!

  • Big Daisy Fabric Flower Pin Tutorial

    If you're wanting a fun hippie-style accessory for the spring, this Big Daisy Fabric Flower Pin Tutorial is for you! Show off your love of nature with this large wearable floral brooch in the shape of a daisy. It doesn't even require a sewing machine, just some basic hand-sewing skills. A perfect beginner project!

  • Braided, Wrapped, and Knotted Tie Dye T-shirt Headbands

    This awesome summer accessory will give you a subtle retro look. With a tie-dye braided look, you will love wearing one, two, or three of these comfy DIY headbands. Kids love them too so make sure there are plenty to go around for friends and family.

  • DIY Stitched Fringe Tassel Hoop Earrings

    Fringe is always in, especially when you are looking for a nostalgic-yet-modern look. These easy-to-make knockoff earrings can be designed with any fabric, really, from old shirts to jeans. Whatever best matches your favorite hippie clothing!

  • Phoebe Fringe Purse Tutorial

    Step up your fashion game and hop on the latest fringe trend with this Phoebe Fringe Purse Tutorial. Inspired by 90s fashion trends, this fun sewing tutorial teaches you how to make a stylish crossbody bag that transitions perfectly from summer to fall.

  • Modern Vintage Felt Flowers

    BONUS! Learn how to make a fabric flower today and add some hippy-dippy style with edge to your wardrobe when you whip up these fabric flower tutorials. These gorgeous easy fabric flowers can be made in any size and used in any way, from decorating clothing, accessories, or projects for the home.

DIY Hippie Home Decor

Tie Dye Baby Playmat

Tie-dye, fringe-embellished decor, floral prints, and lots of retro styles are actually a cool way to mix modern and vintage looks. You can even take some of these when you're on the move, such as the picnic-friendly Tie Dye Baby Playmat (shown).

When it comes to hippie patterns, we think most work so seamlessly with much of what's popular in decor these days. As we all know, everything comes back around and that retro style is absolutely on trend these days.

Whether you're looking for a small addition to any room in your house or want a statement piece that will get people talking, you will find it below.

  • Pretty Petals DIY Wall Clock

    Create a fun and unique piece of decor for your daughter's bedroom with this Pretty Petals DIY Wall Clock from Fairfield. Inspired by pretty bohemian prints, this DIY wall art mixes fabric and yarn crafting, and is a budget-friendly way to decorate.

  • Vintage Button Kitchen Curtains

    Make homemade curtains with this free sewing pattern. These retro curtains look great in a kitchen or hanging from a bedroom window to add some quirky flair to your sleeping space. You are going to love making and hanging this free curtain pattern in your home.

  • Shibori Tie Dye Blanket

    Have an old blanket you want to update? Then try this indigo dye shibori technique and create something worthy of any favorite room in the house. It looks similar to denim but has that tie-dye-style, both of which were huge in the hippie era.

  • DIY Tie-Dye Pillow Tutorial

    Want to give your room a far-out makeover? Add a splash of color to your bedroom decor with this tie-dye pillow tutorial! The whole family can join in on the fun of making these DIY throw pillows. Host a tie-dye party, and your kids will have a blast dunking their pillowcases into pools of brilliant colors.

  • Large Denim Floor Cushion

    Do you have a stash of old denim jeans? We love hard wearing denim, jeans are a great source of fabric. You can create a tie-dye effect by tying in a variety of ways and then bleaching.

  • Love and Peace Wall Art

    Try this free sewing project to make this love and peace wall art. Use easy sewing techniques to make this decoration for your home. Plus, love and pretty wall art are both always in style!

Read on to learn what fabrics can be tie-dyed >>>
Why do you like hippie fashion? Let us know below in the comments!

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