Free Patterns to Sew Skirts

Commercial Style Patterns for Fabulous Skirts

Free skirt patterns are always a good thing when you need something new for your wardrobe but don't want to run to the store. So now, when the mood for sewing a skirt strikes you, you will have a great selection on hand to choose from.

And, if you've been in the position where your daughter tells you at bedtime that she needs a certain color skirt for school in the morning, you'll have free patterns and, hopefully, a fabric stash available to make sure things are perfect in the...MORE morning.

When she gets home from school, you can turn this into a teachable moment about advance planning and keeping mom in the loop.

 

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    Finished Pirate Skirt
    Debbie Colgrove, licensed to About.com

    This elastic-waist, eight-panel skirt was designed to be a female pirate costume but could easily make a terrific eight-panel skirt. The easy-to-follow instructions show you how to make the pattern for any size person. Make a straight hem or make a facing for a pointed hem to wear this skirt for ​every day.

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    How to Convert Jeans in to a Denim Skirt
    Convert Jeans in to a Denim Skirt. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Everyone has old jeans that are taking up space in the closet. Transform those jeans into a skirt that will be worn over and over again.

     

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    Anthropologie Ruffled Skirt Tutorial
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Follow this step-by-step tutorial for a fitted skirt that is embellished with ruffles. This skirt will look very nice on almost all body types.

    Anthropologie Ruffled Skirt Tutorial from Ruffles and Roses

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    Elastic Skirt Tutorial
    Elastic EWaist Skirt Tutorial. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This PDF pattern is loaded with illustrations and detailed directions so a beginner can achieve making a simple elastic waist A-line skirt. This is a great pattern to follow when your child tells you at bedtime that they need a particular color skirt for the concert tomorrow.

    How to Make an Elastic A-Line Skirt from Megan Nielsen Design Diary

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    20 Minute Simple Skirt Tutorial
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This simple skirt takes away the need to buy a pattern and creates a simple elastic-waist skirt. This is a quick sewing project when you need a quick addition to your wardrobe.

    20-Minute Simple Skirt Tutorial from Grosgrain

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    Custom Fit 6-Gore Skirt Pattern Tutorial from SewWithSarah
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Are you ready for a skirt that fits you perfectly? This free skirt pattern is a custom-made pattern for your measurements.

    Custom-Fit 6-Gore Skirt Pattern Tutorial from Craftsy

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    Tulle Skirt Tutorial
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Tulle has become a fashion rage. It's no longer just for weddings and proms. This free tulle skirt tutorial will guide you through everything you need to make your own tulle skirt to add to your wardrobe.

    Sew a Tulle Skirt Tutorial from Tip Junkie

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    Lindy Petal Skirt Digital Sewing Pattern from Itch to Stitch Designs
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    The overlapping curved panels on this pencil- style skirt make it a true fashion statement wherever you wear it.  This free pattern is available in sizes XX-Small to X-Large.

    Lindy Petal Skirt Digital Sewing Pattern from Itch to Stitch Designs

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    Flouncy Bouncy Skirt from So Sew Easy
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This free pattern is for hip sizes 34 to 50 inches. This flowing skirt is made with stretch fabric, features a comfortable elastic waistline and exudes flair and fun when it's worn. A great skirt for almost any occasion.

    Flouncy Bouncy Skirt from Sew So Easy

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    A Straight Line Skirt from Quick Need
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    When you need a basic skirt, this will be your go-to pattern. Free is a great price and ​simple allows you the ease of making a closet full of this skirt. This pattern is sized for waist measurements from 22" to 36.5". See the pattern for more measurements.

    A Straight Line Skirt from Quick Need

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    Easy Peasy Summer Skirt Sewing Pattern
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This adorable free skirt pattern is perfect for the little girl who loves ruffles and frills. Dress it up with a blouse or simple tee shirt. The pattern includes the fabric and requirements for sizes 2 to 10 years.

    Easy Peasy Summer Skirt (Free Sewing Pattern), 2 to 10 Years from Blissful Sewing

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    Free Back to School Skirt Pattern
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    The free directions are for a 5-year-old but the pattern is simple so that it can easily be changed to the age or size you need. This is an adorable ruffle layered style skirt.

    Back to School Skirt from Etcetorize

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    Elastic A-Line Skirt
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This simple-to-make, elastic-waist skirt is a great skirt for almost any occasion. Add a belt and no one will have any idea you're hiding an elastic waist. The directions are photo enhanced for an adult skirt.

    Summer of Skirts - Elastic A-Line Tutorial from Ruffles and Roses Crafts

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    Sewing Pattern, Twirly Swirly Skirt (pdf pattern), 2 to10 Years
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Layers of ruffles and tulle are bound to have a little girl from 2 to 10 years old dancing in this skirt. Your fabric stash of scraps is bound to help you choose multiple fabrics for this adorable skirt.

    Sewing Pattern, Twirly Swirly Skirt (pdf pattern), 2 to10 Years from Blissful Sewing

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    Simple Skirt in 15 minutes
    Simple Skirt in 15 minutes. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This super-simple pattern takes advantage of exposed colorful elastic to make this skirt in a fraction of the time it takes to sew most skirts.

    Simple Skirt in 15 Minutes from The Sewing Loft

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    {How To} Skirtin’ Around
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    The directions to assemble this skirt features a yoga pants-style waistband and uses a purchased skirt to make your pattern. If you don't have this skirt in your closet to copy, I'm sure you could use yoga pants and punt for a skirt with just a little creativity.

    (How to) Skirtin' Around from The Sewing Loft

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    T Shirt to Skirt Refashion
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This skirt features a fold-over, yoga-pants style waistband for a comfortable and casual skirt. The directions allow this skirt to be made for any size using two T-shirts as your fabric.

    T Shirt to Skirt Refashion from AllFreeSewing

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    High Waist High Low Skirt from Boo Lè Heart Patterns
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This free pattern does not include any photos of the finished skirt but artist sketches are more than enough for you to decide if you would like this skirt. The pattern includes sizes X-Small to X-Large.

    High Waist High Low Short Skirt from Boo Lè Heart Patterns​

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    Circle Skirt Waist Template from Melanie-TLS
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Use this free downloadable template to make any size skirt. Use it at Halloween for a poodle skirt or as an everyday skirt. There's no way you can go wrong when the price of the pattern is free!

    The Littlest Studio Circle Skirt Waist Template from Melanie-TLS's Pattern Store

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    FREE #789 Ariel Maxi Circle Skirt PDF from ithinksew
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This free full-skirt pattern is sewn with panels and can be made to fit any size. It's a great easy-to-wear skirt for almost any occasion.

    Free #789 Ariel Maxi Circle Skirt PDF Pattern from ithinksew

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    How to Draft a One-Seam Skirt in 30 Minutes
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Follow this tutorial to create a pattern for you or your child that is a fitted skirt that starts as a rectangle with darts to create a classy skirt.

    How to Draft a One-Seam Skirt in 30 Minutes from Craftstylish

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    How to Make a Scalloped Front Skirt
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This skirt is adapted from Neue Mode J21390 but I believe the general idea could be applied to any button-down-the-front skirt. It's well worth reading to spur your imagination.

    How to Make a Scalloped Front Skirt from Craftstylish