Sewing with PDF Sewing Patterns
What are PDF Sewing Patterns
PDF Sewing Patterns are dowloadable files for patterns that you can purchase from your home computer and print off at your convenience - either at home or at a print shop. These "PDF Patterns" are the way the world is moving. You can print our patterns off from your own home, re-print them whenever you want, and use our layered patterns so you only have to print the size you want.
On top of that, this isn't the sewing that your grandmother did - with traditional tissue paper patterns. Our patterns come with detailed instructions and photographs to help walk you through the project. You'll find that sewing with our patterns is easier than ever before and that you're able to buy clothes that you'd expect to purchase at the store - or something far better than any store has.
Additionally, you can print a PDF Sewing Pattern on regular printer paper instead of the tissue-like paper which makes them more sturdy and easier to use. For more info, check out our guide on How to Print PDF Sewing Patterns.
What Makes Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Special
Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop is known for making patterns with clear instructions that make our patterns easy to sew. In the end, our patterns produce professional looking ready to wear clothing. You'll be impressed what you - even as a beginner - can make with these patterns.
Each pattern comes with a material list for recommended fabrics, yardage chart, size chart, and a full-color photo tutorial with step-by-step instructions. Our pattern pieces are computer generated and color coded for easy cutting. Most of our patterns also have layers so you can just print off the size you need.
Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop also has excellent customer support through e-mail and an active Facebook Group with over 80,000 members where you can get 24/7 help with all of your sewing questions and also share what you make.
What Types of Patterns do You Carry
You'll be surprised at the variety of patterns in our collection. We carry patterns for every person (woman, child, man, and baby) as well as patterns for every season and occasion. We also have patterns for accessories like ties, hats, gloves, and shoes.
You might also be surprised to see that are sewing doesn't end with clothing patterns. We also have patterns for toys and gear including pillows, duffle bags, backpacks, baby nest, bibs, costumes, lunchboxes, and so much more.
Throughout the rest of this article, I'll spotlight a few of our favorite patterns from some of our different categories:
Sewing Patterns for Kids
Here are a few of our favorite kids patterns. This is only a small sampling - we have hundreds of Sewing Patterns for Girls and Sewing Patterns for Boys.
The Melanie dress includes the following options: (1) Standard or scoop back, (2) Sleeveless, Short, 3/4, or Long Sleeves, (3) Optional Flutter Sleeves, (4) Peplum, Knee-length or Maxi Dress, (5) Gathered, A-line or Twirl Skirt.
You can also get the matching Madrid Maxi for Women.
"Love this dress...I started sewing a month ago and this dress was easy to make." - Kayla
"I am still getting used to working with knit fabric, but I am confident this ONE pattern will help me get over my nerves by just sewing with this wonderfully designed pattern." - Danita
"I'd tried some other patterns for dresses for my girls and this is by far my favorite!!" - Holly
Grand Slam Tee & Dress
The Grand Slam is a go-to for everyday wear! It's comfy and includes options for: (1) Tee, Tunic, & Dress, (2) Short, 3/4, and Long Sleeves; and (3) Neck Band or Hood.
"Easy. The directions were very easy to follow. Would recommend this pattern to someone who is new to sewing knits." - Pat
"I absolulety loved sewing up the Grand Slam...Great pattern and instructions!" - Courtnee
"Amazing...Super easy and fast sewing project!!! Thank you for amazing patterns!!!" - Bryndi
Alex & Anna PJs
The Alex and Anna PJs has been our most popular kids pajama pdf printable sewing pattern for years and years. The pattern includes pants, shorts, long sleeve top, short sleeve top, and a tank. You can mix and match sets for any time of the year. These are a true wardrobe staple.
"I really have had no experience sewing knits and this pattern went together perfectly. I made my two grandsons each a pair for Christmas. I can't wait for them to open them up. I will be making more pajamas!" - Barbara
"Super quick sew. I'm a beginner at sewing but this pattern made it so easy to do the project." - Danielle
Comfy Cozy Robe
The Comfy Cozy Robe is perfect for bath time, pool time, or over PJs for those cold winter mornings. It has options for a hood or classic cowl neck. The oversized pockets will keep your hands cozy.
This pairs well with the Comfy Cozy Slippers. You can buy both and save $3 at checkout with the code "Cozy".
"I loved this pattern! I'm not the most affluent of sewists, and this pattern helped me find my sewjo. I made 4 for my kids for Christmas and they love them!
"Fast easy sew! I loved sewing these comfy cozy robes. They were easy to sew and fast with very well explained instructions." - Veronique
Kid's Essential Tee
The Kid's Essential Tee is the perfect wardrobe staple to keep your kids in clothes. It's semi-fitted and comes with lots of options for the perfect tee. Options include: (1) Necklines: Crew, Scoop, V-Neck, and Hood; (2) Sleeves: Tank, Short, 3/4, and Long; (3) Shirt with Curved or Standard Hem; and, (4) Dress with Curved or Standard Hem.
"This was my first pattern that I have tried sewing for a child and also I am new to suing a serger and printing pdf patterns. I thought the pattern was easy to put together and the instructions were well written." - Amy
"Great t-shirt. Easy to make, many options available. It fits my grandsons perfectly. Love patterns from Peek-a-Boo!" - Anne
Happy Feet Pajamas
The Happy Feet Pajamas is a 2-piece set with a top and footed bottoms. It includes bonus instructions for adding snaps to keep the shirt tucked in. No more chilly feet and you'll love how quick and easy these are to put together.
"Super easy-to-follow directions and the pattern pieces are easy to piece together from the PDF provided. Sewing them up is fast and easy too." - Cara
"Fun and easy PJ. My very first PAB pattern and loving it. Happy Feet is quick, fun, and easy footsie pajamas. New to sewing? Don't worry the instructions explain step by step and there is an active group to help with any additional questions." - Miki
Patterns for Adults
Again, we have so many patterns for adults that we can only give you a taste hear. To get a better sense for all of our adult patterns search through all of our Patterns for Men and Patterns for Women.
Java Joggers PDF Sewing Pattern
The Java Joggers are one of our most popular pants patterns for women. Luckily, we also have the matching Jordan Joggers for youth and the Jackson Joggers for men. The Java are semi-fitted and include options for 5 lengths, 2 waistbands, and optional pockets.
"First time sewing pants. I am a very new sewist and have not really worked with knit before. I like the pattern and how the steps are laid out." - Lindsey
"Love how easy these went together...I have a number of Peek-a-Boo Patterns and they all go together great. Thank you" - Cheryl
Adult Shirt Jacket
The Adult Shirt Jacket is perfect for those crisp days. It features classic styling with a button front and options for a hood or collar. The sleeves can be finished with a cuff or simple hem.
"Love! I loved the finished result. Made for my Dad, now I can't wait to make one for me!...I'm always blown away by PAB patterns! They alwasy fit great, look great, and are easy to understand." - Renee
"Great pattern for the entire family! I have made several...the instructions are very easy to follow. It also sews up pretty quick." - Jodi
Cozy Toes Socks
Sewing socks might not be at the top of your to do list but as soon as you do it you'll regret not having done it sooner. It is designed with fit and comfort in mind and include a dart at the heel for optimal shape and seams along each side and across the top of the toes.
"Great-fitting socks. Fleece socks make fabulous gifts and this pattern firts very well. Others I have tried are loose fititing which is okay if you don't want to wear them in boots or shoes but the cozy toes are the best I've tried. " - Barbara
"PAB Patterns are always so easy. Love it. My husband is very thankful for this pattern." - Brittany
The Edenbrooke Dress is a popular dress pattern pdf packed with options to create both formal and informal dress options. It features options for: (1) Pleasted, Skater, or Gathered Skirt; (2) Basic Bodice, Partial Button Front, or Full Button Front; (3) Short, 3/4, or Long Sleeves; and, (4) Optional Inseam Pockets.
"Excellent pattern. The pattern had excellent directions, was easy to tape together, and was a good fit. I love the way the dress turned out." - Kathy
"The pattern was easy to put together because of great instructions. The dress assembly easily followed...It was a fun easy sew." - Linda
Hit the Hay Pajama Pants
The Hit the Hay Pajama Pants is perfect for knit or woven fabric. It includes options for side seam pockets as well as two shorts lengths and 3 pant lengths. The reviews won't stop coming in - our customers love them!
Also check out our entire Pants Pattern Guide.
"Great first sewing project! During the pandemic I've started to sew by hand. It started with Barbie clothes and this was my first adult sized project. The instructions were clear, the pattern was great, and everyone in the family got a pair. Highly recommend it." - Emma
"My husband's new favorite pants!...The pattern is SO easy to put together and I love the option of adding pockets or not. This will get a lot of use in my sewing rotation." - Jennifer
Aspen Pullover Top
The Aspen Pullover - one of our most popular patterns ever - this women pattern pdf features a fun kangaroo pocket in front, accent trim, raglan sleeves, and options for a cozy cowl or a standard neckband. The Aspen also includes optional nuring access.
"What a great pattern. First time sewing an adult pattern since I took up sewing a year ago. Did the nursing option for my daughter and the pattern was so easy to follow." - Elizabeth
"Easy to follow. I'm very new to sewing and had great success in making my aspen." - Amy
PDF Patterns for Accesorries
We have so many things to sew beyond clothing. Sort through all of our Accessories Here. We'll also shine the light on a couple favorites:
Lullaby Line Baby Nest
The Baby Nest is perfect for supervised play, tummy time, diaper changes, and more. The sewing pattern includes an optional removable insert for easy cleaning.
"Excellent. Another easy to follow pattern that yielded excellent results! My son is so happy with his toddler nest!" - Cami
"I loved sewing up a little baby nest for my baby. The pattern was very straight forward and easy to follow. It turned out really cute." - Nancy
"So fun! This is fairly easy and I'm pretty new to sewing." - Kayla
The Wanderlust Duffle Bag is perfect for travel, sports, camping, the beach, and so much more! The duffle bag includes 4 sizes (12", 16", 20", and 24") and options for round end caps, rectangular end caps, basic or pleated pockets, zipper pocket, and shoulder strap. There's also a video tutorial.
"This is a fantastic pattern! It is well-designed and well-written and the finished product is wonderful...the video tutorial on YouTube is excellent and makes sewing the pattern that much easier!" - Andra
"I am old and a real visual person. Her video on sewing it was awesome!" - Carol
Pocket Pillow Pal
The Pocket Pillow Pal is a plushie sewing pattern that includes options for 14 different animals and features a zipper pocket. You can use the Pocket Pillow Pal as a pajama eater / pajama bag to stow away pjs you aren't ready to wash quite yet or use the pocket to store books, small plushies, etc.
"Easy and fast to make. Love this pattern. Super easy and my kids all love it. I used it to make Christmas gifts for my nieces and nephews. I am also using it in my sewing class. It's a simple enought pattern that my 8 year old student has been able to make it with no problem." - Leda
"Loved it! Instructions were easy to follow and my end result is well loved by its recipient." - Catherine
Free Sewing Patterns
If you're just get started sewing then we have a number of fun free patterns to get you going. You can dowload these for free when you sign up for the Newsletter.
FREE Classic Necktie
FREE Day Camp Set
Adult Classic Sweatshirt
Get More Information in Our Pattern Shop Facebook Group
Thank you for joining us today to go through some of our PDF Sewing Patterns. Again, you'll find that these patterns are convenient, easy to put together, and allow you - even as a beginner - to sew professional lookin gclothing.
Also, be sure to join our Facebook Group to get 24/7 help with your sewing projects and share whatever you've been making lately. For your fabric, please visit our fabric shop over at KnitFabric.com. We offer better prices, higher quality fabric, and flat rate shipping. We REALLY appreciate your business!
If you enjoyed this guide, you might also like our Sewing Patterns for Beginners Guide or our Skirt Patterns Guide.