Free Patterns to Sew Skirts

Commercial Style Patterns for Free Download

Free patterns for skirts are a perfect way to make something new for your wardrobe without running to the store for a pattern.  Even better than these patterns being free, they are available when the mood or need strikes even if the stores are closed.

There is nothing like your daughter telling you at bedtime that she needs a certain color skirt for school in the morning. Luckily you have free patterns and your fabric stash available to make sure things are perfect in the morning... even if...MORE you're tired and missed a favorite television show while you made the perfect skirt for her.

 

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    Finished Pirate Skirt
    Finished Panel 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 shows 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 everyday.

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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
    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.

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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. A great pattern to follow when you child tells you at bedtime that they need a particular color skirt for the concert tomorrow.

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    20 Minute Simple Skirt Tutorial
    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. A quick sewing project when you need a quick addition to your wardrobe.

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    Custom Fit 6-Gore Skirt Pattern Tutorial from SewWithSarah
    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.

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    Tulle Skirt Tutorial
    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.

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    Lindy Petal Skirt Digital Sewing Pattern from Itch to Stitch Designs
    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 where ever you wear it.  This free pattern is available in sizes xxSmall to xLarge.

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    Flouncy Bouncy Skirt from So Sew Easy
    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.

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    A Straight Line Skirt from Quick Need
    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.

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    Easy Peasy Summer Skirt Sewing Pattern
    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.

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

    The free directions are for a five-year-old but the pattern is simple so that it could 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 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 a photo enhanced for an adult skirt.

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

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

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    {How To} Skirtin’ Around
    {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.

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    T Shirt to Skirt Refashion
    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 tee shirts as your fabric.

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    Sophia Skirt Pattern
    Free Sophia Skirt Pattern. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    If you prefer a printed pattern, this pattern is perfect for you. A size chart, printing instructions, pattern assembly and skirt assembly are all included for the wonderful price tag of free!

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    High Waist High Low Skirt from Boo Lè Heart Patterns
    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.

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    Circle Skirt Waist Template from Melanie-TLS
    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!

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

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

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    How to Make a Tutu - With a No Sew Option
    How to Make a Tutu - With a No Sew Option. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    I've never heard of a little girl that didn't want a tutu in her fun wardrobe. And I know some adults who want their own tutu which makes this free video a perfect free skirt tutorial.

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    The Pinwheel Skirt

    The Pinwheel Skirt
    The Pinwheel Skirt. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This free skirt pattern and tutorial is a pencil skirt with design details that will take a pencil skirt to new levels of classy vintage clothing.

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    How to Draft a One-Seam Skirt in 30 Minutes
    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.

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    How to Make a Scalloped Front Skirt
    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. Well worth reading to spur your imagination.