Finding free skirt patterns for your first sewing project can be a little overwhelming, so we’ve simplified that for you here…
This collection of free skirt patterns are easy to sew and include a wide range of first-time skirt sewing patterns that any beginner can pull off, from 60s Style Flared Skirt and Knee-length Wrap Skirt to Layered and Frilled Skirt! No tearing at your hair in frustration… Just simply, straight forward free skirt patterns that will have you sewing in no time!
List of Free Skirt Patterns:
- A-line Skirt with Contrasting Hem
- 60s Style Flared Skirt
- Knee-length Wrap Skirt
- Layered & Frilled Skirt
- Pleated Skirt with Wide Waistband
Free A-line Skirt Pattern with Contrasting Hem
This is a perfect skirt pattern for beginners. You will need to sign up for an email account to get access to this free pattern, but once you do it will be well worth the time. The pattern comes with very detailed instructions and also gives detailed explanations of the different symbols you will find in the free skirt pattern. It is worth downloading just for this information, even if you don’t want to sew the skirt. The skirt shown has a contrasting hem section, but you could sew it all the same color. This sections is also perfect for adding your own creative style, such as embroidery or a cluster of ornamental and varied buttons… decisions, decisions…
Get the A-line Skirt Pattern Here:
Faux Drawstring Skirt Pattern
Free 60s Style Flared Skirt Pattern
This is a lovely simple skirt to sew and is comfortable to wear. The skirt is flared from the waistband… perfect for dancing the night away at the local hop(!) The sewing pattern comes in a variety of sizes – check the sizing page link for details on how to measure yourself to get the correct sized pattern. Sew this skirt in lightweight fabric for a flowing effect. To add more character, why not sew a band of contrasting fabric just above the complete hem of the skirt… or for a more detailed ‘60s effect add a tulle fabric frill to the bottom to mimic a net petticoat!
– Crepe de chin
– Fusible Interfacing
– 1 Button
– Recommended fabrics: light material, natural or combined
Get the 60s Style Flared Skirt Pattern Here:
Full Flared Skirt Pattern
Free Knee-length Wrap Skirt Pattern
This sewing pattern is great for beginners with some sewing experience. The skirt is formed from panels, with the front wrap secured by a button. There is no waistband on this skirt, so it is shaped to the waist using darts. There is also a zipper at the back, so this skirt is an excellent project to practice your sewing skills on. There is no accompanying video or photographs with this sewing pattern, so the instructions can be tricky to understand, but once you have the pattern and fabric pieces in front of you it makes a lot more sense! This is a straight skirt once completed, so it is an easy project to customize by adding ornamental buttons down the front wrap edge or sewing on pre-made applique patterns on the lower edge of the skirt.
– Fusible Interfacing
– Zipper (How To Sew a Zipper)
– 1 Button (How to sew a Button and Buttonhole)
– Recommended fabrics: soft well-draping material, as viscose, as well as dense knit material.
Get the Knee-length Wrap Skirt Pattern Here:
Wrap Skirt Pattern
Free Layered and Frilled Summer Skirt Pattern
Continuing with this collection of free skirt patterns for beginners, these pattern gives detailed instructions on how to create your own fabric panels based on your measurements. The instructions might appear to be detailed and complex, but they are straightforward to follow if you take your time. The principle of the skirt is that it is made up of three bands of fabric of varying lengths which are then joined together at seams with gathering. (For more information on how to sew gathers, refer to our article how to sew a skirt using patchwork.) The final skirt is tiered and very flowing. It is best made with lightweight fabric for those summer days of lazing on the beach.
Handy hint : Jazz it up a bit by using different fabric for each band, but keep the type of fabric the same.
– Approx. 1 ½ to 3 yds. of fashion fabric (depends on fabric weight and width)
– Coordinating thread
– Heavy-duty topstitching/upholstery thread
Get the Free Layered and Frilled Summer Skirt Pattern here:
XOX SKIRT PATTERN
Free Pleated Skirt Pattern with Wide Waistband
This skirt is sewn from two rectangles of fabric for the main skirt and extra fabric for the waistband. The instructions come with photographs which clearly explain how to make the skirt. It is a very simple project and introduces pleats in an easy to follow way for anyone new to sewing. The skirt shown is knee-length, but by using deeper fabric rectangles you can lengthen the skirt to suit your own taste and style… or if mini skirts are your thing, use shorter rectangles! Changing the weight of the fabric will also give different results – lightweight cotton fabrics will give a flowing skirt, whilst heavier fabrics will give a more structured pleat effect.
– 1 1/2 – 2 yards of fabric
– coordinating thread
– zipper (Try a invisible zipper)
Get the Free Pleated Skirt Pattern with Wide Waistband here:
Gilded Skirt Pattern
Thanks for looking!