Like, Totally Awesome: 26+ 1990s Sewing Patterns


Like, Totally Awesome: 26+ 1990s Sewing Patterns

The '70s and '80s? As if! Bring back everyone's real favorite decade with these '90s-inspired clothes, accessories, and more.

26 1990s Sewing Patterns

When you think of iconic styles from the 1990s, what comes to mind?

The famous haircut sported by Rachel Green in the hit TV show Friends? The preppy schoolgirl style of Cher Horowitz from the movie Clueless?

Maybe some of the stylish starlets of the time, like Kate Moss, Winona Ryder, and Drew Barrymore? The decade may have ended nearly 20 years ago, but that just means it's high time for a resurgence in '90s fashion.

We are totally buggin' for these 26+ 1990s Sewing Patterns. In our collection, you'll rediscover the styles of that unforgettable decade.

We've got everything from 1990s dress patterns and other '90s-style clothes to jewelry and hair accessories. You'll also find some tutorials for how to sew toys that were popular way back then, along with a few pop culture-inspired sewing patterns.

Whether you're looking to add some true '90s style to your wardrobe or you're just in search of some retro dress-up ideas for a themed party, there is definitely something for everyone here! You will be so all that no matter what outfit you end up putting together.

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'90s Patterns for Clothes

The 1990s were an interesting time for fashion, to say the least. The decade saw everything from luxe velvet outfits to neon windbreakers, from acid-washed jeans to the infamous gold Hammer pants, from flannel shirts to itty bitty crop tops. Now you can add a more modern twist to those looks with these free sewing patterns for '90s-style clothes.

Whether you want to go grunge-punk like Gwen Stefani or preppy like Cher Horowitz, there's a little something for everyone here. You'll look totally bangin' in all of these options. You're going to love what you find below, we promise.

Upcycled 90s-Style Velour Blouse

Crushed velvet and velour were a hot trend back in the 1990s. Find an old velour shirt and resurrect it into a modern blouse by adding split sleeves.

Bell Sleeve DIY Blouse Tutorial

Revisit the '90s when you check out this tutorial! Bell sleeves were a statement twenty years ago, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still rock them with this refashioned blouse.

Seattle Style Shirt Dress Refashion

Give your wardrobe some classic '90s Seattle style with a flannel shirt dress that's both figure-flattering and completely cozy. This refashioning tutorial shows you how to transform two regular flannel button-downs into one chic and edgy dress. 

Designer-Inspired Distressed Patch Shorts

How totally cool are these DIY shorts? Get ready for summer with these distressed patch denim shorts! You can find on-trend patches at the craft store, or you can add some throwback flair with your vintage patches from the '90s!

Lovely Lace DIY Slip Dress

Slip dresses are on trend again! Blend in with the high fashion runway models by sewing this one. You'll feel just like Kate Moss in this little number.

Pretty Woman DIY Maxi Skirt

Remember the classic '90s movie starring Julia Roberts? You'll feel like a whole new person wearing this Pretty Woman-inspired homemade skirt.

Cold Shoulder Flannel Shirt Refashion

Bring grunge to the modern era with this flannel shirt refashioning project. Just detach the collar, create some cut-out shoulders, and finish up!

Crushed Velvet Dress Free Sewing Pattern

This crushed velvet dress is incredibly easy to make and will make a great '90s-inspired addition to your wardrobe. Wear it as a top or a chic mini dress.

Suede Shirttail Mini Skirt

Remember when you could get away with wearing mini skirts just about anywhere? This DIY mini skirt is made in luxe suede and hits at mid-thigh, so it's the ab fab perfect sleek skirt to sport.

How to Make a Buffalo Plaid Pencil Skirt

Channel your inner Cher Horowitz with this preppy plaid skirt! Create a beautiful and elegant skirt that will look miles better than a skirt purchased off the rack. It's both retro and modern, what could be better?

Baby Got Back Leggings

I like big baby butts and I cannot lie! With bulky diapers, babies always have a little more junk in their trunk. These leggings were especially designed to account for diaper bulk.

Pinafore Dress with Circle Skirt Drafting Tutorial

Retro and modern chic! Have you always dreamed of learning how to draft your own sewing patterns? With this Pinafore Dress with Circle Skirt Drafting Tutorial, even beginner sewists can do it with ease.

Date Night Circle Skirt

Make a flirty and fun DIY tulle skirt that's perfect for a date night out at your favorite hot spots with this Date Night Circle Skirt. Plus, this beautiful beginner sewing tutorial only takes an afternoon to make. Brilliant!


How to Make Your Own Crop Top

BONUS! Crop tops got a bad rep after the 1990s, but now this piece of clothing is now celebrated for its emphasis on a person's bust and waist. Channel your inner Britney or Christina with this design, which creates a perfectly fitted crop top.

1990s Fashion Accessories to Sew

Scrunchies! Jelly shoes! Butterfly clips! We're still not over all the crazy accessories that were popular two decades ago. Fanny packs and chokers are actually making a comeback! But don't head to the mall just yet. Instead, check out some of our takes on 1990s fashion accessories below and sew up some vintage '90s patterns instead!

With some bag patterns that'll remind you of quirky Phoebe Buffay and jewelry sewing patterns that'll have you wishing Limited Too was still around, this collection will not disappoint if you're looking for ways to bring the '90s back to your wardrobe.

Phoebe Fringe Purse Tutorial

Inspired by this decade's fashion trends, this fun sewing tutorial teaches you how to make a stylish crossbody bag that transitions perfectly from summer to fall. This bag tutorial is great for women on the go.

DIY Embellished Sequin Patch Pin

Seriously cool, man! Put this patch on your '90s jean jacket or on the back pocket of your acid-washed jeans! This brooch is comfortable to wear, and it'll add a funky, on-trend look to any outfit.

90s Daisy Chain DIY Choker

Head back to the '90s with this gorgeous DIY choker that combines hand sewing and jewelry making. This is the perfect sewing project to recreate the popular fashion from the 1990s, bringing to mind styles from movies like Clueless or She's All That.

How To Sew A Scrunchie In 5 Steps

Making your own is super duper simple and you can learn how to make them in just 5 simple steps. This full step-by-step tutorial features pictures to help you see how easy each step is. Bring back the '90s with this totally rad make.

Corduroy Fanny Bag

These fanny bags are so useful for holding phones and keys and anything else you need and it's no longer lame-o to sport one. So why not make a modern one that is chic and simple? Everyone will want it!

Designer-Inspired 1990s Velvet Choker Necklace

The '90s are calling! Using simple beads, a velvet ribbon, and a needle and thread, you can create a fun and personalized choker necklace perfect for the young or young at heart.

Hands-Free Hip Bag Tutorial

A modern version of the original fanny packs! Turn a thrift store purse into a chic hip bag with this sewing project. This tutorial shows you how to refashion an old purse and make it into a handy bag you can wear on your belt, making it perfect for traveling.

How To Make Your Own Padded Headband

With the great resurgence of this decade's trends, it's no surprise the padded headband is making a comeback! Get on top of the trend by learning how to make your own padded headband in just a few simple steps.

Pop Culture-Inspired Sewing Patterns for Toys and More

Do you ever wish you could travel back to the '90s and relive some of the pop culture moments? I personally miss toys like Furbies, Beanie Babies, and the original American Girl Dolls. Maybe you wish you could go back and experience the magic of Disney's Golden Age or the excitement of reading the very first Harry Potter book.

Luckily, we've found some great free toy sewing patterns and other pop culture-inspired patterns that'll take you back to the decade where everything was just plain fun! Even if you didn't grow up in this decade, you'll still reminisce fondly when you see these projects.

American Girl Inspired Colonial Doll Outfit

American Girl Dolls were THE thing to have if you grew up in the '90s! If your granddaughter or daughter loves American Girl, she'll fall completely in love with this historical-inspired outfit.

Baby Doll Clothes Tutorial

Okay, so Cabbage Patch Kids have been around since the '70s, but they were still popular in the following decades! Consider giving your little one's fave doll a makeover with some brand new doll clothes patterns.

Star Wars R2D2 DIY Apron

Fun fact: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace made its debut in 1999! These might not be the droids you are looking for, but they most definitely are the free apron patterns you didn't know you needed. So, this IS the free sewing pattern you've been looking for!

Gryffindor-Inspired Infinity Scarf Tutorial

The magic of Harry Potter began in the '90s and continues today! This Harry Potter-inspired sewing tutorial is the best way for your kids show off their Hogwarts pride, even if they do live in the Muggle world.

8-for-1 Princess Apron Tutorial

Let's be real, the Golden Age of Disney was smack dab in the middle of the '90s. This multi-way apron is just what you need to dress up your daughter to look like all her favorite Disney princesses.

Stuffed Critter DIY Backpack

Do you remember when every kid in the 1990s was carrying around a stuffed animal backpack? Use this free backpack pattern to treat your son or daughter to this throwback!

Nintendo DS Bag

BONUS! Nintendo GameBoys were all the rage two decades ago. Whether you want to protect your vintage gadget or if your teen needs to carry around their newfangled Nintendo 3DS, this is the perfect safe place to store any game device.

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