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54 Retro Free Vintage Sewing Patterns

By: Karisa Tell, Editor,

PetticoatRetro vintage sewing patterns are all the rage, so get in on the trends of yesteryear with 54 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! These vintage-inspired patterns are great for the whole family and let you channel your favorite decade. Real vintage clothing can cost a fortune, so these easy sewing patterns and projects are the perfect way to give your wardrobe a blast from the past without breaking the bank. Whether you love the feminine silhouettes of the 50s, the flower child look of the 60s, or the classic glam of the 1940s, there's sure to be a pattern you'll love! 

Retro Free Vintage Sewing Patterns

54 Retro Free Vintage Sewing 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

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Vintage Clothing Patterns


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. Vera Beatnik Turtleneck Tutorial - NEW!
  6. The Birth of the Scarf Tee
  7. Vintage Mod Tee Dress
  8. Elizabeth Taylor's Favorite Lace Skirt

The Perfect Peggy Skirt

  1. The Perfect Peggy Skirt
  2. The Day Date Dress - Reader Fave!
  3. Sweet and Simple Vintage Pillowcase Dress
  4. Vintage Heirloom Dress
  5. Sewn Crochet Shirt Upcycle
  6. Downton DIY Sweater
  7. 50's Dress with Knotted Shoulders - Audrey Hepburn-Inspired Look! 


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


Retro Vintage Kitchen Patterns

Vintage Inspired Dinner Roll Holder

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

Kitchen Curtains with Gingham Bows

  1. Grandma's Secret Pot Holders
  2. How to Embroider Kitschy Towels
  3. Cowboy DIY Kitchen Curtains
  4. Pioneer Free Apron Pattern
  5. Campy Pot Holder Pattern

Gifts from the Past

   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


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  

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. Modern Grace Dress Pattern - NEW!
  2. Vintage Hankie Pillow Covers
  3. Winter Wonderland Dress 
  4. Pleated Bow Pillowcase Dress
  5. DIY Vintage Belt
  6. High Waisted Skirt From a Sweater
  7. Vintage Placemat to Clothespin Bag

Boys Skinny Cuffed Trousers

  1. Reversible Breakfast Tablecloth
  2. Grandpa Cardigan
  3. Mulberry Style Paperbag Skirt
  4. Lattice Smocking
  5. Easy Ruffle Apron
  6. Boys Skinny Cuffed Trousers
  7. Vintage High Waist Bikini
  8. Cap Sleeve Blouse

Which era of vintage do you love the most?

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I should love to have a pattern for a simple shift dress with sleeves.

We have small hand made business in the UK. Are we ok to make and sell items using these patterns?

A lot of these patterns are super cute. I would love to try some of the clothing ideas.

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

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

I love this site! So many new ideas. I have been sewing for years but always can use some refreshers and tips. many patterns and ideas..and at no cost, other than materials..In this day and time..that is the greatest bonus...Thanks

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

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

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.

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?

Thank you have a pants pattern from the 80s? Like McCall's 7146, size 8.


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