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 do not 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 have ever been in the position where your daughter tells you at bedtime that she needs a certain color skirt for school in the morning, you will have free patterns and, hopefully, a fabric stash available so you can make what you need.

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    Eight-Panel Skirt

    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 a person of any size. Make a straight hem or make a facing for a pointed hem to wear this skirt for ​every day.

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    New Skirt From Old Jeans

    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 can be worn over and over again.

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    Anthropologie-Inspired Ruffled Skirt

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

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

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    Elastic A-Line Skirt

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

    This PDF pattern from Megan Nielsen Design Diary is loaded with illustrations and detailed directions so a beginner can make a simple elastic waist, A-line skirt. For a last-minute skirt needed in a pinch, this pattern is the one to go to.

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    20-Minute Simple Skirt

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

    This simple 20-minute skirt from Grosgrain does away with the need to buy a pattern and creates a simple elastic-waist skirt. This is a speedy sewing project when you need a quick addition to your wardrobe.

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    Custom Fit 6-Gore Skirt

    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 from Craftsy is a custom-made pattern for your measurements.

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    Tulle Skirt

    Tulle Skirt Tutorial
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

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

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    Lindy Petal Skirt

    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 from Itch to Stitch Designs is available in sizes XX-Small to X-Large.

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    Flouncy Bouncy Skirt

    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 from Sew So Easy is made with stretch fabric, features a comfortable elastic waistline and exudes flair and fun when it is worn. It is a great skirt for almost any occasion.

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    Straight Line Skirt

    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 filling your closet with this skirt in a rainbow of colors. This pattern is sized for waist measurements from 22 inches to 36 1/2 inches. See the pattern for more measurements.

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    Easy Peasy Summer Skirt

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

    This adorable free skirt pattern from Blissful Sewing is perfect for the little girl from age 2 to 10 who loves ruffles and frills. Dress it up with a blouse or simple T-shirt.

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    Back to School Skirt

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

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

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    Elastic A-Line Skirt

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

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

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    Twirly Swirly Skirt

    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 from Blissful Sewing. Your fabric stash of scraps is bound to help you choose multiple fabrics for this adorable skirt.

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    Simple Skirt in 15 minutes

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

    This super-simple pattern from The Sewing Loft takes advantage of exposed colorful elastic to make this skirt in a fraction of the time (15 minutes) it takes to sew most skirts.

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    Skirtin' Around

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

    The directions to assemble this skirt from The Sewing Loft features a yoga pants-style waistband and uses a purchased skirt to make your pattern. If you do not have this skirt in your closet to copy, you could use yoga pants and punt for a skirt with just a little creativity.

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    Circle Skirt

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

    Use this free downloadable template from Melanie-TLS's Pattern Store 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.

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    Maxi Circle Skirt

    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.

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    One-Seam Skirt

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

    Follow this pattern tutorial to create a one-seam skirt from Craftstylish for you or your child. It is a fitted skirt that you can make in 30 minutes that starts as a rectangle with darts to create a classy skirt.

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    Scalloped Front Skirt

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

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