Free Shrug, Bolero and Short Women's Jacket Sewing Patterns

Shrugs, similar to boleros or an abbreviated jacket are the perfect solution to chilly night air in a strapless gown but they can also be perfect with a pair of jeans and a tank top or a cami on a chilly evening. No one can ever guarantee what the outside temperature is going to be so a shrug is the perfect wardrobe accessory for changing weather!

 

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    How to sew a bolero jacket EASY? FREE PATTERN DOWNLOAD.
    How to sew a bolero jacket EASY? FREE PATTERN DOWNLOAD. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Ready for a bridal touch to a bolero shrug? Even if you aren't sewing bridal, you'll want to see this video to learn great techniques and fabric information that can be applied to other occasions. You'll be sewing special occasion garments in no time!

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    Free Burda Shrug Pattern
    Free Burda Shrug Pattern. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

     Print the pattern and print the instructions for this wonderful simple but classy shrug.  Remember that seam allowances are not included and you must add them for a proper fit.

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    The Easy Ruffle Shrug
    The Easy Ruffle Shrug. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    What little girl doesn't like ruffles? There is always an occasion for little girls to wear ruffles and this easy to sew ruffled shrug is bound to be a well worn garment.

     

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    Cap Sleeve Shrug Pattern
    Cap Sleeve Shrug Pattern. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

     When shoulder cover is your goal, this pattern may be the perfect solution. Small cap sleeves on a shrug that covers your back and shoulders with minimal front coverage is the best way to describe this simple shrug.

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    0412 KATIA Shrug sewing pattern
    0412 KATIA Shrug sewing pattern. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Long sleeves with a back or a back with long sleeves.. that's how they describe this shrug that will definitely fight off an evening chill. Choose your size from the drop down menu before adding this free pattern to your cart for downloading.

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    Scarf-to-Shrug Tutorial

    Scarf-to-Shrug Tutorial
    Scarf-to-Shrug Tutorial. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

     You don't need to have a scarf to make this adorable shrug. The pattern guides you through making this scarf to shrug from gathering your material to wearing a fashionable shrug.

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    How to Make a Shrug From a Square Scarf

    How to Make a Shrug From a Square Scarf
    How to Make a Shrug From a Square Scarf. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    I know I have seen beautiful scarves and wondered what I could make out of that beautiful fabric. There are so many gorgeous new and vintage scarves out there that this pattern is not to be missed!

     

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    Tee Shirt Shrug
    Tee Shirt Shrug. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This free pattern is a great way to add color and contrast. It offers very photo intense instructions but the actual pattern pieces require you to have some sewing skills.

     

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    The Shrug - Weekend Designer
    The Shrug - Weekend Designer. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    this shrug is a shrug with pure class and definite design. The shrug is longer than most and offers much more coverage than most shrugs.

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    Womens Bolero Jacket Cutting Pattern
    Womens Bolero Jacket Cutting Pattern. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This free pattern is a print out of just the pattern pieces but if you have basic sewing skills, you'll enjoy creating this semi fitted, short jacket with sleeves.

     

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    T-Shirt Shrug - Easy Peasy Sewing
    T-Shirt Shrug - Easy Peasy Sewing. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Because you start with a ready made shirt you can have long or short sleeves on the shrug you want! Follow the simple directions for your perfect shrug!

     

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    A (probably) vintage shrug
    A (probably) vintage shrug. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This shrug has a vintage flair but is also totally modern with draping long sleeves.The pattern is available in small, medium and large for your printing pleasure.

     

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    No-Sew Bolero by PEACHES
    No-Sew Bolero by PEACHES. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Do you like simple DIY fashion make overs? This bolero style shrug may be perfect for re-purposing that drawer full of older tee shirts. Follow the instructions for cutting instructions that will re-make those tee shirts in no time flat!

     

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    Sew A So Simple Shrug
    Sew A So Simple Shrug. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

     Download this free pattern to sew a shrug constructed with three seams. Using knit fabric, edge finishing is not required but if it does start to get a worn look, directions to create an adorable lettuce edge are supplied. This edging is so cute you just may decide to

     

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    Threads - How to Sew an Easy Shrug
    Threads - How to Sew an Easy Shrug. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Limited for time you can spend sewing? Need a shrug in a hurry? This free pattern says you can make this shrug in less than an hour. You have to become a Threads Insider for access to the pattern.

     

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    DIY Bolero (Free Pattern)

    DIY Bolero
    DIY Bolero. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Who would have thought that there could be something better than a free pattern?  There is when that free pattern offers tips and tricks to sewing sequin covered fabric to create a classy, dressy bolero shrug.

     

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    Bolero Jacket for Beginners Video

    Bolero Jacket - For Beginners
    Bolero Jacket - For Beginners. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Being a beginner often stops someone from attempting a lined garment. It won't stop you once you watch this video and follow the instructions presented in the video!

     Please note - The pattern is not free but I have included it here because the video instructions are free and the instructions provided will be very helpful for any beginner.