15 Free Skirt Patterns

A black and white striped wrap skirt

Sewing Rabbit

Find your next favorite skirt with these free skirt patterns from some of the hottest independent designers. You'll find maxi, midi, pencil, circle, pleated, and wrap skirts made from material like jersey knit, quilting cotton, and denim.

These DIY skirt patterns are perfect for the beginner sewist and are an excellent first article of clothing to make. They only require some simple sewing and are a quick project that will come together in just an afternoon.

  • 01 of 15

    Justine Skirt

    A woman wearing a green skirt and orange tank

    Ready to Sew

    The Justine skirt pattern makes a flattering A-line high-waisted skirt with a midi length. Buttons and pockets on the front of the skirt gives it a fun yet polished look. The free pattern includes sewing instructions and printable pattern pieces in both English and French.

  • 02 of 15

    The Flouncy Bouncy Skirt

    A woman wearing a multi-colored skirt with a black shirt

    So Sew Easy

    This flouncy bouncy skirt can easily be dressed up or down depending on what the day ahead has in store for you. It's fitted at the waist with a comfy elastic waistband and then really flares out at knee-length, making it flattering for just about every body type. This pattern is available in sizes for 34" to 50" hips.

  • 03 of 15

    Knit Skirt With Yoga Style Waist Band

    A mannequin wearing a gray skirt and blue shirt

    Make It & Love It

    If you're looking for a skirt that's just as comfortable as a pair of pajamas, then look no further. There's an extra-wide yoga waistband that can be born wide or folded over depending on what's more comfortable for you. The maxi length makes it perfect choice for Spring and Autumn.

  • 04 of 15

    Make Your Own Jean Skirt

    A woman wearing a jean skirt and tan sweater

    A Beautiful Mess

    Refashion an old pair of jeans into a chic jean skirt with this free tutorial. The legs are cut off the jeans and then with a little finagling, you create a shape that's perfect for a skirt. Sew a few lines and you're ready to head out the door.

    Continue to 5 of 15 below.
  • 05 of 15

    Lindy Petal Skirt

    A woman wearing a black and white polka dot skirt

    Itch to Stitch

    The Lindy Petal Skirt is a pencil skirt pattern that has two overlapping curved panels that come together to form a petal shape. It may be a form-fitting skirt, but the elastic waistband keeps it feeling extra comfy. The free digital download includes instructions and pattern pieces for sizes XXS to XL.

  • 06 of 15

    Knit Pencil Skirt Tutorial

    A woman wearing a blue and black skirt, striped shirt, and sweater

    Delia Creates

    This knit pencil skirt pattern has two options for a waistband, hidden or exposed depending on what look you like best. Step-by-step directions for sewing the skirt are included. There aren't any pattern pieces here because you'll cut the fabric for the skirt based on your hip measurements.

  • 07 of 15

    Tulle Circle Skirt

    A woman wearing a black tulle skirt holding yellow flowers

    A Beautiful Mess

    Sew up a show-stopping skirt with this free skirt pattern that makes a tulle circle skirt. Layers upon layers of tulle cover a matching lining and an elastic waistband is added for comfort. This is a custom pattern so you'll be creating a pattern based on your measurements and desired length.

  • 08 of 15

    Lace Pencil Skirt

    A woman wearing a white lace skirt and a purple shirt

    Make It & Love It

    This lace pencil skirt will really elevate your outfit, making it great for work or a date night out on the town. Other features include a zippered waistband a slit in the bottom back of the skirt. You'll use butcher paper to make your own pattern based on your measurements before cutting into your lace fabric.

    Continue to 9 of 15 below.
  • 09 of 15

    Women's Maxi Skirt

    A woman wearing a black, yellow, and white maxi skirt

    Simple Simon and Co.

    There's not only a free skirt pattern here but also a video that takes you through the whole process of making it. This really makes it an excellent project choice for beginners. After you're finished you'll have an A-line maxi skirt with only two side seams, an elastic waist, and a hem at the bottom. It's available in sizes XS through XXL.

  • 10 of 15

    Easy Half Circle Skirt

    A gray skirt on a hanger

     It's Always Autumn

    This flattering half-circle skirt is so easy to make that you'll be wearing it the same day. You'll figure out your measurements and cut the fabric to them so there's no pattern pieces to mess with. A wide elastic waistband provides a comfortable fit for this cute skirt.

  • 11 of 15

    Flat Front Skirt Pattern

    A woman wearing a blue skirt, standing outside

    Heather Handmade

    Create a flat front skirt for your wardrobe with this free pattern and tutorial. The flat front and pleats really make it look put together while an elastic waistband on the back makes sure that it's still a pleasure to wear. This is made from woven fabrics, so it's a great alternative if you don't want to tackle sewing with knits.

  • 12 of 15

    Wrap Maxi Skirt

    A black and white striped wrap skirt

    Sewing Rabbit

    Here's a maxi skirt pattern with a twist, or rather a wrap. A fun take on a traditional maxi skirt, this tutorial will show you how to create a wrap in the front. You'll get the same coverage from a traditional maxi skirt but the details on this one really stand out from the crowd.

    Continue to 13 of 15 below.
  • 13 of 15

    Knit Midi Pencil Skirt

    A woman wearing a pink shirt and blue and white striped skirt

    Simple Simon and Co.

    This free skirt pattern is for a midi pencil skirt that's made out of a knit fabric. Sew just a few seams and hems and you'll have this skirt done in no time. The best part of this pattern is that it includes an in-depth tutorial on how to draft a pattern based on your measurements.

  • 14 of 15

    Simple Pleated Skirt

    A woman wearing a blue pleated skirt and a white tshirt
    Oh Everything Handmade

    This pleated skirt with an exposed waistband and fun button accents is just what your wardrobe needs. There is a zipper involved but the directions provided really walk you through the process of installing it.

  • 15 of 15

    The Everyday Skirt

    A woman wearing a blue floral skirt

    It's Always Autumn

    This everyday skirt pattern is meant to be made and worn over and over again. While most skirts take yards and yards of fabric to make this skirt was made with just one yard of fabric. A simplified waistband makes it a quick project and you could spend a day making several of them.