34 Downton Abbey Sewing Patterns
Be vintage vogue with these Downton Abbey clothes patterns, accessories, and more.
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If you're an avid follower of Downton Abbey, you'll love these vintage-inspired designs. Selected with characters from both upstairs and downstairs in mind, this collection of 34 Downton Abbey Sewing Patterns will inspire you to reconnect with key players of the show.
For Downton Abbey clothes patterns, there are several different designs to choose from, including dresses, undergarments, veils, and scarves. There are even a few men's vintage sewing patterns in the list.
Scan through this list and see if you can reason why AllFreeSewing would pair easy sewing projects like aprons, clutches, and dresses with these favorite characters.
Whether that be something Branson would sport while walking around the estate or what Isobel would be wearing for afternoon tea, you will find it below. The only difference is that these vintage patterns all have a modern touch so you can wear them anywhere and any day.
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Downton Abbey Patterns (for the Upstairs)
Whether they make you cry out of heartbreak or rage, these characters certainly know how to stop the show; and that's exactly what these vogue sewing patterns accomplish as well. Much like the oftentimes overwhelmingly dramatic characters, these sewing patterns mean to make an impression.
You'll find easy vintage sewing patterns for Violet Crawley, Downton Abbey projects fit for Mary, Edith's kind of sewing projects, Downton-inspired sewing patterns for Sybil, and even a few simple ideas for Rose. With this Downton abbey inspired clothing, you'll be the belle of any ball.
Browse through these free sewing projects for the upper-crust of Downton Abbey and decide if you prefer the aristocratic lifestyle. If you are going to sew up something inspired by those who reside at Downton, why not go for a vogue sewing pattern that is going to make you look like a million bucks or, at least, like an aristocrat?
- How to Make a Faux Fur Lined Muff
Pair this captivating handmade muff with a vintage outfit for a unique look fit for Lady Edith. Not to mention, you'll stay warm and cozy.
- Lattice Smocking
The lattice texture is gorgeous and stately on anything. we imagine any lovely lady in the show wearing something like this.
- Sunburst Cloak
Few things are more regal than donning an accessory like a vintage fashion cape, and the beauty of this cloak is that it is easy to make and perfect for attending formal winter events.
- Fit for Pemberley Dress
This homemade dress maintains all the sophistication of professional design without the heavy price tag. You'll be surprised that you can sew an easy dress that looks like it came straight from the tailor.
- Lace Dress
Make a Downton Abbey dress that will turn heads. This pretty dress pattern features a gathered skirt with a yoked bodice and a ruffle collar.
- Birdcage Veil Tutorial
Beautiful and understated, this handmade veil is perfect for brides or anyone sporting a classic look. This veil pattern is both vintage and modern.
- Victorian Lace Knee Socks
These superb knee-high socks with lace trim are the perfect solution to boot woes. Whether you show off the lace or tuck it into the top of the boot, you can't go wrong with these unique lace socks!
- Floral Coral Dress
Though not exactly the style of the show, with a few adjustments, it can be. This dress is created out of linen, is accented with Downton Abbey style lace. You'll look just like Lady Rose.
- Vintage Sheet to Maxi Dress
By using vintage fabric, you will be able to create a vintage sewing modern that looks straight out of the 1910s or 1920s, so it's an ideal pick for a Downton Abbey dress.
- DIY Little Black Dress
A dark underlay covered with elegant black lace, this DIY dress will play a vital part in your social outings going forward. Take the time to create the classic that will never go out of style.
- All the Trimmings Scarf
Make this vintage scarf to add an elegant touch to any ensemble you pair it with. This how to make a scarf tutorial is so quick and easy that you can quickly sew one.
- The New Woman's Flapper Dress
A little more American than would be found in the Grantham estate in England but it's right out of that favorable 1920s era that everyone loves.
- Vintage Rose Frame Purse
The embroidered rose design on this DIY coin purse gives this pouch a timeless quality that will give any outfit a classic Lady Shackleton edge.
- Downton Abbey Bow Pattern
This Downton Abbey Bow Pattern is a hair bow tutorial that will show you how to make accessories that will make you feel like Lady Mary.
- 1920s Cloche Hat Pattern
Making a hat is quite fun, and many women of the day made their own hats, though this may be a more fitting task for a member of the downstairs.
- Downton DIY Sweater
This design upgrades a casual sweatshirt to a Victorian-inspired piece that you'll be happy to wear around town. A perfect mix of vintage with a modern twist.
- Super Speedy Suspenders
Suspenders may seem too vintage for most men but they are still super stylish and functional. We could see the Earl of Grantham wearing these under his fancy suits.
- How to Make Madeleine Mini Bloomers
You'll feel feminine and beautiful in this handmade sewn undergarment. With a shirred and elastic waistband and leg openings, this pair of DIY shorts adjust with your moves.
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Downton Abbey Patterns (for the Downstairs)
Never to be underestimated, the characters below are some of the key movers in this hit sensation, though they are "downstairs". Find out whether or not your bent runs towards these subtler, thriftier, but still darling designs by seeing which advanced and easy sewing projects are assigned to the servant's quarters.
In this section, search through easy vintage sewing patterns for Mrs. Hughes, Downton Abbey sewing patterns perfect for Mrs. Patmore, Edna's favorite projects, Anna's kind of Edwardian sewing patterns, and easy sewing ideas for Daisy.
Just because these Downton Abbey-inspired ideas are from downstairs does not mean they aren't vogue sewing patterns. In fact, rustic ideas are totally in right now, which is where these Downton Abbey patterns come in handy.
- Vintage Inspired Dinner Roll Holder
Serve dinner like Carson would in your own home (and without a butler, presumably). Sew and serve with this classic dish at your next Downton party.
- Beaded Clutch Tutorial
Maybe it is Friday night and you are ready to go out on the town or you are preparing for a special New Years Eve Party, this vintage clutch will be a fine companion.
- Pretty Patchwork DIY Curtains
Use vintage materials like napkins or scrap fabric to make this wonderful curtain for anywhere in the home. Make it more or less like the show as you desire.
- 9 Minute Napkins Tutorial
You better believe the Crawley family does not use paper napkins! Make reusable and classy DIY napkins fit for the estate with this free pattern.
- Sew Retro Lace Shirt
We could see Ivy sewing this up in her off-hours. Fitting for anyone of this era, this classic lace shirt can be used for costumes or part of a nice vintage outfit you put together.
- Liberty Tea Towel Tutorial
Tea towels have always been a must-have and the downstairs help certainly had these aplenty in the kitchen while they prepared afternoon tea or the next feast.
- Carpetbag Tote
With helpful pictures as guides, you'll get the scoop on adding straps and pockets to your DIY purse that will help you transport anything you need.
- Baking Cakes DIY Apron Pattern
Daisy or Mrs. Patmore might feel that this beautiful apron sewing pattern is a little too fancy but they'd look fantastic and stylish while cooking if they sewed it up.
- Downton DIY Headband
This DIY headband is reminiscent of styles that have sailed through centuries. Dressed up or down, this sewn accessory will top your ensemble off with a romantic touch.
- Doily Pin Cushion
This is a great project for beginner sewers. Make the Doily Pin Cushion to use during your sewing adventures. Add some vintage pieces to the cushion to personalize the project.
- Bow Belt Tutorial
This bow belt tutorial shows how to make your own simple vintage-inspired belt. Whether one of the servants is making this for upstairs members or for themselves, it's a beaute.
- Simple Vintage Apron
This DIY apron may be a little more fitting for the downstairs staff. You can use a few of your favorite vintage fabrics to make this apron design fit the show themes perfectly.
- Beginner's Vintage Apron
Sometimes understated is best, and that's definitely the case here. This beginner apron is gorgeous, cheap, and perfect for sewists who need some practice.
- Touch of Downton Pillow
Add just a little bit of vintage style to your home with this miniature DIY pillow craft. This homemade gift idea is perfect for a birthday or Mother's Day, especially for a Downton fan!
- Delicate Vintage-Inspired Tote
The Delicate Vintage-Inspired Tote uses old-school napkins to create a cute little tote that resembles something straight off the set of Downton Abbey.
- Little Gatsby Hat
A timeless design, this is one hat sewing pattern that will never go out of style. Use it for every special occasion for as long as it still fits his head.
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