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40+ Lace Sewing Patterns

Whether you are looking for a simple lace top to make or want to know how to add lace elements to your existing clothing, this is the collection you need!

By: Katherine Filippo, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
Updated April 24, 2019
40 Lace Sewing Patterns

Lace has always been in style. From adorning royal gowns in the 16th century to appearing on the fashion runways of today, this pretty fabric is perpetually popular. Whether you're making an entire lace dress or just adding a lacy trim to a zipper, lace is a wonderful way to add some simple elegance to an easy sewing project.

Channel a vintage, romantic style with these 40+ Lace Sewing Patterns. Lace designs are so intricate and can add a lot of visual interest to more simple sewing projects. Adding some lace pieces to your wardrobe is a great way to lighten up your style for the warmer weather.

When many people think of lace, they think of weddings. Nothing says bridal elegance like lace sewing projects. Make the bride one of these beautiful lace designs and you're sure to make her day special.

But, don't worry, you won't be limited to weddings with these choices! These free lace sewing patterns are quick and easy to make and perfect for many different occasions, whether it's a formal affair or everyday wear. The free lace sewing patterns chosen for this list are so beautiful, you won't be able to make just one!


PLUS! Learn all about the most popular fabrics sewists work with by pressing play on the video right below. It's important to know the qualities of fabric you're working with before getting started and this video tutorial will walk you through the basics.

Lace DIY Tops for Women

Learn how to add lace onto a shirt or find a use old lace tablecloths for projects. No matter which pretty lace top you choose to make, all of these free lace sewing patterns are a great way to update your wardrobe for spring or summer. We have a mix of upcycled tops, new lace shirts, and lace embellishments to make that shirt stand out with a touch of elegance.

  • DIY Lace Top

    Take an old lace tablecloth or curtains and create this trendy yet simple lace top. Update your wardrobe with this woman's shirt sewing pattern that is sure to impress!

  • Cap Sleeve Blouse

    Add some retro fashion to your wardrobe with this Cap Sleeve Blouse. It's easy to make your own clothes with this free sewing pattern. Just add a strip of lace tape for a chic embellishment.

  • 15 Minute Lacy Blazer

    Jazz up your plain blazer in a few easy steps. With just a few materials, you can sew this 15 Minute Lacy Blazer to easily add some flair to a formerly-ordinary jacket.

  • Chic Lacy Top

    Dress yourself up as a runway model without spending big bucks. You can make this Chic Lacy Top for less than $20. This design can be styled up or down for your planned day ahead.

  • Easy DIY Lace Front Tee

    Sewing shirts like this Anthro-inspired piece not only mimic current trends, they ensure top quality in your clothes. Transition this DIY shirt from your summer wardrobe to your winter one by tossing a cardigan over it.

  • Lace Back Tank

    Wow, this is such a creative idea! Grab a one dollar doily and a tank from your closet to create this thrifty top. This project doesn't take long to make, and the result is a perfect light top for summer.

  • Lacey Trimmed Girl's Blouse

    Make this lace-trimmed design for an adornment of lace that you will adore. This simple shirt is easy to make for any skill level, and the delicate lace trim adds a sweet innocence to this straightforward pattern.

  • Oh La La Tank

    Not only did this free shirt sewing pattern give you a lace embellished fashionable top, it also taught you how to work lingerie straps, slides, and rings into a project. You'll definitely wear this DIY shirt out on the next breezy day.

  • One Hour Vintage Toddler Sweater

    The One Hour Vintage Toddler Sweater is painfully cute and absurdly easy to throw together. You'll have this refashioned sweater ready and wearable in less than 60 minutes.

  • Refashioned Lace Shirt Sleeve

    Learn how to sew lace overlay with this. This Refashioned Lace Shirt Sleeve is a simple way to dress up a t-shirt you already have. Grab any old shirt and check out this DIY sewing project.

  • Sew Retro Lace Shirt

    Do-it-yourself shirts never looked so daringly Edwardian. Thanks to this simple shirt pattern embellishment, you can transform your old white button up to reflect the nostalgic romance from a century ago.

  • How to Add a Lace Overlay

    Lace overlays make a gorgeous statement on your handmade garment. It can look tricky and hard, but adding a lace overlay is as easy as cutting extra pieces of fabric. It doesn't take a lot of extra time to cut it out, either.

Lace Skirt Tutorials

Transform that lace tablecloth that has been sitting in the basement for years into a beautiful skirt, or use a variety of techniques to create a new lace skirt to cherish. These simple skirt designs are an easy way to inject some serious 'wow' factor into your wardrobe.

  • Tablecloth Lace Skirt Tutorial

    Use an old tablecloth to create a lovely skirt for summer. The Tablecloth Lace Skirt Tutorial will show you how to make a lace skirt that's trendy and stylish.

  • DIY Lace Skirt

    Lace skirts are trendy right now but we'll never get behind the heavy price tags. Instead, check out this DIY Lace Skirt. It's a free skirt pattern that will help you create a lovely piece for your spring or summer wardrobe.

  • Easiest Lace Skirt Ever

    This simple skirt pattern requires minimal steps to creating the lovely lady favorite. With beautiful photos and top notch instructions, any beginner seamstress can sew a skirt that looks like it came straight from the department store.

  • Elizabeth Taylor's Favorite Lace Skirt

    Create this vintage look from merely a thrifted tee shirt, an elastic band, and your sewing skills. You determine the fit of this golden-age skirt based off of the size tee you refashion, making you the star of this sewing project.

  • Love that Lace Skirt

    The instructions and photos that accompany this lace skirt tutorial are proof that learning how to make clothing is much more simple than you probably thought.

  • Modern Lace DIY Pleated Skirt

    If you love vintage fashion but want to bring 1950s style to the modern day, then you'll love this tutorial for how to make an elegant pleated skirt.

Elegant Free Dress Patterns for Women

Draw some style inspiration from the Royal Family by making one of these demure lace dresses. From little black dresses to maternity styles and more, these lace dresses are spectacular. Making yourself a lace pattern dress will provide you with that perfect outfit for any sophisticated occasion.

  • DIY Little Black Dress

    From this tutorial on how to refashion, dress yourself in the remnants of old favorites newly crafted into an LBD. A dark underlay covered with elegant black lace, this DIY dress will play a vital part in your social outings going forward.

  • Lace Dress

    This DIY lace dress is a romantic, feminine outfit you will love. This dress is the perfect little frock to wear to a spring Sunday at church or out to a fancier lunch. Be fashion-forward and garner lots of attention when you don this beauty.

  • Maternity Maxi Dress

    Maternity clothes don't have to be a bore. Cute sewing projects like this will let you experience pregnancy in style. The lace accent adds an elegant touch to this fashionable ensemble.

  • Putting on the Glitz LBD

    The Putting on the Glitz LBD perfectly conveys a sense of glamor with features like the single shoulder strap, lace overlay, and sequin embellishments. It's a must-make for any closet!

  • Anniversary Lace Maxi Dress

    Create an elegant and timeless maxi dress that's perfect for parties, weddings, and graduations with this gorgeous Anniversary Lace Maxi Dress. This free dress tutorial shows you how to design a demure maxi dress with a playful vintage vibe with just a few yards of lace and lining. 

Intimates and Everyday Lace Clothing Projects

Add some lace trim to make ordinary jean shorts look sweet, make a onesie look vintage, or even make your own lace undies with any of these easy sewing patterns. Lace is often used with intimates and so we have a few delicate creations for you to make to feel sleek and beautiful without spending the big bucks at the mall.

  • DIY Lace Shorts

    With just a few steps and minimal sewing, you can create these DIY Lace Shorts. Pair them with a cute top and you've got a stylish summer outfit.

  • Lace Onesie Tutorial

    Your baby girl will look so pretty and dainty in this DIY onesie. Just sew a strip of lace and you have this one-of-a-kind onesie that makes a great baby shower gift.

  • DIY Lace Undies

    This tutorial on how to make underwear lets you skip the sometimes embarrassing shopping trips and privately create a fitting and feminine article in your own home.

  • Noelle Halter Bralette and Panty Pattern

    Forget about basic cotton and treat yourself to some stunning DIY lingerie made with beautiful lace with this free printable sewing pattern.

  • Theodora Bodysuit Sewing Tutorial

    This free sewing tutorial is perfect if you've ever wanted to make lingerie that custom fits your curves without showing a lot of skin. This sewing tutorial is great for more advanced sewists and helps gain experience working with stretch fabrics.

  • Festive Christmas Garter

    This Festive Christmas Garter is one you can't miss! The beginner sewing project will be a cheeky addition to your favorite holiday ensemble. It's also a must-have project for anyone getting married over the holiday season!

  • How to Make a Slip Longer

    BONUS! Whether you simply own a slip that is too short or are looking to learn how to resize a slip so it fits perfectly with one of your favorite free skirt patterns or free dress patterns, this tutorial shows you how to extend a slip so that it lays nicely with a skirt.

Sewing Projects with Lace Trim

Lace also makes a great trim for easy sewing projects like maternity belly bands or a zipper. Add a touch of sophistication with this pretty material.

  • DIY Belt with Lace

    Add a unique touch to any outfit with this DIY Belt with Lace. This belt tutorial is a cute sewing project with lace and beaded detail.

  • Pleated Lace Headband

    Create a lacy ruffle with a simple box pleat to make this DIY headband. It's a beautiful headband that will dress up any outfit.

  • How to Make a Shirt Lacy

    Learn how to upcycle that shirt to make it even chicer with this how to sew a skirt idea. All you need to do to make a shirt fancy is add a lace accent. This lace upcycling project shows you how to do just that!

  • Lace Trimmed Maternity Belly Bands

    No one said maternity clothes couldn't be fun! Embellish your clothing with the Lace Trimmed Maternity Belly Bands. Make them in different colors and they'll become your go-to accessory for both style and comfort.

  • Lace Zipper Tutorial

    Learn how to sew lace with this marvelous tutorial, and update your wardrobe with a lovely fabric embellishment. Once your friends and family find out that you added that lace yourself, everyone will be asking you to update their plain tops, too!

  • Stunning Lace Sweater Refashion

    Rock the upcycled look in this undeniably chic Stunning Lace Sweater Refashion. It's always surprising what you can do with a thrift store gem and a little bit of imagination. No need to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks!

Lace DIY Accessories

DIY accessories are a lovely way to dress up an outfit. Check out these free lace sewing patterns to make an adorable leather belt or dainty headband. This section provides lace sewing patterns for nearly any kind of accessory, from scarves to bags.

  • All the Trimmings Scarf

    Take all the extra trimmings you have in your stash and make your own "all the trimmings scarf" with this free sewing project. 

  • 4 Hour Slouchy Hobo Bag

    Create this shabby chic accessory in as little as an hour or two, then use it to dress your outfit up for a day of shopping or a night on the town.

  • Lace Headband with a Bow

    This is a great sewing project for beginners who want to learn how to make hair accessories. The sewing tutorial will show you how to make an adorable headband that will turn heads.

  • Lacy Infinity Scarf

    This fashionable scarf craft will make everyone's head turn as you walk down the street. There's no need to break the bank to stay up to date on fashion when you can try sewing tutorials like this.

  • Vintage Lace Leg Warmers

    Dress up any outfit with a little ruffle and lace! Both beautiful and fun, this project will add a little vintage flair to your closet.

  • Victorian Lace Knee Socks

    These gorgeous knee high socks with lace trim are the perfect solution to boot sock woes. Show off the lace or tuck it into the top of a boot.

  • Retro Drawstring Bags Tutorial

    These little Retro Drawstring Bags are so much fun to create by combining some of your favorite retro prints with lace/trim and a lace motif.

Wedding Sewing Projects Using Lace

Lace has traditionally been a common fabric for weddings. Even if the bride isn't wearing a lace dress these elegant lace projects will still fit the romantic mood of the wedding. For a wedding gift make this lace trimmed bridal album for them to keep all their precious wedding photos in. Both these free lace sewing projects exude a simple elegance that's perfect for a wedding.

  • Heartfelt Ring Bearer Pillow

    Use this free wedding craft idea to make a heartfelt ring bearer pillow for your wedding. This beautiful pillow is the perfect sewing pattern to make for someone's wedding.

  • Bridal Album

    Beautiful white satin and lace adorn this Bridal Album that will keep precious wedding photos safe. This free sewing pattern makes a wonderful gift for a soon-to-be married couple.

  • Easy Wedding Veil

    Wedding veils are expensive to buy, but it's actually inexpensive and easy to make your own veil. Here is an Easy Wedding Veil tutorial for a single tier veil with lace trim.

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Lace is so stunning. I want to make all of these gorgeous projects.

I too am a fan of Downton Abby, and the fashions. They are so pretty. Thank-you for finding and posting such wonderful ideas. Kathy

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