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Top 20 Clothing Patterns for Beginners and Pros

Top 20 Clothing Patterns for Beginners and Pros

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sewist, choosing the right clothing pattern is crucial. In this blog post we'll go over 20 of our popular clothing patterns. If you don't find what you are looking for, don't worry because this is just a sampling. We have around 300 clothing patterns you can search through at your convenience. Whether you are experienced in sewing clothing or do mainly quilting, embroidery or something else, you'll find that these clothing patterns are easy to sew and make great clothing for your wardrobe or gifts for others.

Different clothing clothing patterns cater to various styles and designs. With step-by-step instructions, our sewing patterns will help guide you through the construction of some amazing clothing pieces. You can tailor patterns allow for customization based on individual preferences and body shapes. Mastering sewing opens up a world of creative possibilities.

What are the benefits of using a pre-made clothing pattern versus creating your own?

Using a pre-made clothing pattern saves time and ensures accuracy in the design and fit of the garment. It eliminates the need for trial and error, making it ideal for beginners. Creating your own pattern allows for more customization, but requires advanced sewing skills and can be time-consuming.

Top 20 Clothing Sewing Patterns

#1 Joggers: Java for Women, Jordan for Kids, and Jackson for Men

The Joggers are your ultimate choice for comfortable pants! They are designed to provide a semi-fitted look, allowing you to maintain a polished appearance while ensuring maximum comfort. For women, these joggers also offer convenient optional pockets that are ideal for carrying a cell phone. Options include various lengths and knit or yoga waistbands.

Java Joggers Pattern

#2 Essential Tee: Women, Men, and Kids

The Essential T-shirt is ideal for stocking up the wardrobe! It includes tons of options: (1) Necklines: Crew, Scoop, V-Neck, Deep V-Neck and Hood; (2) Sleeves: Tank, Short, Elbow, 3/4, and Long; (3) Hems: Shirt with curved or standard hem; and, (4) Nursing Access, Maternity, and Dress Options for women. The recommended fabric is medium-weight knit like cotton lycra, slub, or modal.

Essential Tee

#3 Shirt Jacket: Adult and Kids

The Adult Shirt Jacket is the perfect cozy layer for crisp days! The Shirt Jacket features classic styling with a button front and hood or collar options. The sleeves can be finished with a cuff or simple hem. The Shirt Jacket is designed for your favorite cozy fabrics such as flannel, corduroy, fleece, and sherpa. Linda says, "I am an experienced seamstress, and I think the instructions in all the patterns are very well done."

Shirt Jacket Sewing Patterns

#4: Ballet Dress and Leotard

The Ballet Dress & Leotard sewing pattern showcases a timeless scoop-back neckline, complete with the choice of criss-cross straps if desired. The circle skirt is ideal for girls who have a passion for twirling! What sets this pattern apart is its elastic-free design, which ensures a speedy and effortless sewing process while still providing the utmost comfort when worn. Options include a leotard, leotard with attached skirt, peplum or dress, different sleeves, and optional criss-cross straps and gusset.

Ballet Dress and Leotard Pattern

#5: Tiny Tanksie

Prepare yourself for an enjoyable summer with the Tiny Tanksie! The Tiny Tanksie Sewing Pattern offers a fitted tank top that includes all the necessary options for your baby's summer clothing collection. Options include bodysuit, tank-top, bodysuit peplum and top, peplum top and dress, and optional pockets and flutter sleeves.

Tiny Tanksie Pattern

#6 Maxi Dress Patterns: Melanie for Girls and Madrid for Women

The Madrid and Melanie Maxi Dress & More offer a wide range of choices, allowing you to create a unique dress for each day of the year. It is one of our comprehensive sewing patterns designed specifically for women. It has around 144 options and includes various bodices, necklines, sleeves, lengths, and maternity or nursing options.

Maxi Dress Clothing Patterns

#7: Turtleneck Sewing Patterns: Women and Kids

The Women's and Girl's Essential Turtleneck Patterns are amazing to keep you comfy during cooler months. Options include: (1) Necklines: Mock, Turtleneck, and cowl Neck; (2) Sleeves: Standard or Bishop Sleeves; (3) Top or Dress; and, (4) Maternity and Nursing.

turtleneck patterns

#8: Mix Tape T-Shirt: Kids and Adults

Get creative with the Mix Tape Tee sewing pattern and experiment with different fabric combinations. Use up your fabric scraps to design unique tees that you'll love! The Mix-tape has options for a colorblocked or solid back, various sleeves, and a neckband or hood.

mix tape tee pattern

#9 Culottes: Women and Girls

Experience the appearance of a skirt and the practicality of shorts with the Culottes. This sewing project is simple and efficient, allowing you to use your preferred knit or woven fabrics. Fabrics with a flowing drape are highly recommended. Options include above knee or knee length, knit or woven waistband, and optional pockets.

Culottes Pattern

#10 Flared Leggings: Women and Kids

The Flared Leggings are an essential item for those leading an active lifestyle. This simple and efficient sewing pattern is specifically created for knit fabrics and offers the option of adding a pocket, as well as choosing between a contoured or crossover waistband. Sizes range from XXS to 5X. Jenny says, "This is an amazing pattern. I know I will make many of these. Easy to sew and so comfortable to wear."

Flared Leggings Pattern

#11 Zephyr Windbreaker: Kids and Adults

The Zephyr Windbreaker is the perfect midweight layer for any time of year. The Zephyr Windbreaker pattern features a 3-piece hood, zip front, full lining, zipper shield and your choice of patch or zipper pockets. This unisex pattern is suitable for men and women. If you need more help than the sewing pattern, make sure to check out our YouTube Video.

Zephyr Windbreaker Clothing Sewing Pattern

#12 Saturday Sweatshirt: Women and Kids

Keep warm and comfortable with the Saturday Sweatshirt! This sewing pattern showcases a drop shoulder, ample space for layering, and a variety of choices. It is specifically created for medium-weight knits like sweatshirt fleece, french terry, and waffle materials. Alicia says, "Absolutely perfect! It was exactly what I was looking for!"

Saturday Sweatshirt Pattern

#13 Parker Pullover Clothing Patterns: Adult and Youth

The Parker Pullover pattern is an ideal project for using up leftover pieces of your favorite knitted fabrics! It has a loose fit that allows for layering, a front and back design with different colored blocks, sleeves that can be either basic or color-blocked, two different pocket styles, and the option to choose between a hood or neckband.

Parker Pullover Clothing Pattern

#14 Tiered Skort Pattern: Women and Girls

The Women's Tiered Skort features 3 tiers, optional pockets, 3 lengths, and optional built-in shorts. This tiered skirt pattern can be sewn with your favorite knit or woven fabrics. Ericks says, "This skirt is gorgeous! I want one of every color in every length! I love that you can add shorts to make it skorts, or keep it as a skirt. It’s a beautiful staple for every season!"

Tiered Skort Clothing Patterns

#15 Snuggle Bug Romper

The Snuggle Bug Romper Pattern is the perfect outfit to keep your little ones comfy! Wear it as an outfit or pajamas. The envelope back closure makes dressing and diaper changes a breeze! Amanda says, "This pattern is so quick and easy, I love being able to make a baby outfit without snaps or zippers!"

Romper Sewing Patterns

#16 Women's Essential Raglan Pattern

The Women's Essential Raglan Pattern is an ideal choice to complete your wardrobe! This versatile pattern can be worn in any season and at any stage of life, with options for various sleeves, lengths, maternity, and nursing.

Women's Raglan Pattern

#17 Night Owl Pajama Clothing Patterns: Women, Kids, and Men

The Night Owl PJs are a simple and fast sewing project that features an exciting color-blocking design. The Night Owl Pajamas pattern consists of pants, shorts (with inseam options of 3 inches, 6 inches or 9 inches), a top with the choice of short or long sleeves, and a nightgown with the option of short or long sleeves for women and girls.

Pajama Patterns

#18 Adventure Jacket Pattern: Women, Kids, and Men

The Adventure Jacket Patterns include options for a hoodie or bomber jacket and patch or welt pockets. The Adventure Jacket is designed for knit fabrics and can be made as a single layer or fully lined. 

Jacket Clothing Patterns

#19 Tiered Dress Pattern: Cheyenne for Women and Cassidy for Girls

The Tiered Dress Patterns are beginner-friendly sews with a fun, boho-chic vibe. They are designed for knit fabrics and include nursing access options. They are also perfect for easy breastfeeding! 

Tiered Dress Patterns

#20 Everyday Dress Pattern: Women and Girls

The Everyday Dress is a versatile dress that can be worn all year round. This knit dress pattern is easy to sew and offers various options, allowing you to customize the dress for different seasons and occasions. The dress has a modest neckline and a semi-fitted bodice, ensuring comfort throughout the day. Additionally, it offers multiple options, including nursing access for breastfeeding mothers.

Everyday Dress Clothing Patterns

To sum it up, our clothing patterns are perfect for you whether you are a beginner or an experienced sewist. We have patterns to suit every skill level and style. Choosing the right pattern is critical for making professional-looking clothing and you'll see from our reviews above that our customers find our patterns easy and great for beginners so get out your sewing machine and start sewing something. Before you leave, make sure to keep in touch by signing up for our Newsletter (where you'll get a code for 25+ free sewing patterns), join our Facebook Group, and follow us on Instagram or Pinterest.

Happy sewing!

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