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70 + Sewing Patterns For Women

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Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop has all the sewing patterns for women. We strive to be a one stop shop for women's sewing pattern needs. We also offer an unprecedented level of support to help you when sewing our patterns. Our Facebook Group has over 80,000 of our customers that are always willing to help you with sewing questions.

Our sewing patterns for women include patterns for dresses, skirts, hoodies, shirts, accessories, and more. You'll notice that many of our sewing patterns are designed for knit fabric - and we have you covered there too. Our sister site - - has hundreds and hundreds of different high quality knit fabrics. At we offer higher quality fabric, at better prices, with flat rate shipping. That means you can get all of the fabric you want for one low shipping price.

Our patterns come with a full tutorial and color photos in an easy to print PDF. The pattern pieces are computer generated and color coded for easy cutting. The majority of the patterns also include layers so you can just print off the size you need.

We've picked out a few favorites but we don't have time to go over every one of our sewing patterns for women in this guide - but feel free to browse all of them right HERE.

Now here's a few of our favorite patterns for women:

Women's Dress Patterns

We have a bunch of dress sewing patterns for women - they cover every season and every occasion. We have a Dress Patterns for Women Guide that goes over some of our favorites in more detail. Many of them also have matching patterns for girls. For a more comprehensive guide to all of these patterns you can check out our Dress Patterns guide.

Madrid Maxi Dress & More

Madrid Maxi Dress Pattern

The Madrid Maxi Dress and more pattern is one of our most popular sewing patterns for women. It's packed with options to make a different dress for every season and/or occasion. It also has options for nursing and maternity.

The Madrid options include: (1) empire or natural waist bodice, (2) high or scoop back neckline, (3) lined bodice or unlined bodice with bindings, (4) sleeveless, short, elbow, 3/4 or long sleeves, (5) peplum, knee-length or maxi dress, (6) gathered or A-line skirt, and (7) optional inseam pockets.

The Madrid also has a matching girl's maxi dress and more pattern called the Melanie. We did a more detailed write up on both of these maxi dresses HERE.

"I love Peek-a-Boo Patterns, can't wait to make this dress. The patterns are always so easy to follow." - Paula

"Cutest top I own. I loved sewing this up." - Melissa

"I was able to put it together in an afternoon, and I am not usually fast at sewing." - Barbara

Women's Everyday Dress

Sicily Swing Dress and Tunic Pattern

One of our newer favorite sewing patterns for women is the Women's Everyday Dress Pattern. It's the perfect knit dress pattern for any time of the year and is packed with options to customize it for any occasion. It features a more modest neckline and semi-fitted bodice with optional nursing access. Options include: (1) Short, Elbow, 3/4, or Long Sleeves, (2) Half Circle Skirt, Gathered Skirt w/ Basic Hem, Gathered Skirt w/ Curved Hem, (3) Above Knee or Knee Length Dress, (4) Hood or Neckband, (5) Inseam pockets, and (6) Chest pocket.  

Cotton Lycra or Double Brushed Poly would be good choices for the Women's Everyday Dress.

It also comes with a matching dress pattern for girls - the Girl's Everyday Dress Pattern.  

"Love it. Easy to follow instructions and love the shape of the dress...will be my go to pattern!" - Karen

"This is the first time making a dress for myself. I appreciate that the instructions are very clear and easy to follow step by step with tips. I love the outcome :)" - Cheuk

The Astoria

Melbourne Crossover Dress and Top sewing pattern

The Edenbrooke Dress features a lined bodice and many mix and match options which include: (1) Pleated, 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.

The partial and full button front bodice options are also nursing friendly.

"The pattern was easy to put together because of great instructions. The dress assembly easily followed. I love the fact that 2 different skirt choices were included. It was a fun easy sew." - Linda

"Easy and flattering. The pattern was easy to follow, a quick sew, and ended up being very flattering."

"Love this. Never could find a dress pattern I liked for myself to match with my daughter until this pattern. Made matching dresses using the Everly dress pattern for my daughter. Super easy and I get so many compliments.


Vitality Racerback

Madrid Maxi Dress Pattern

The Vitality Racerback is perfect for athletic activities or everyday wear. The pattern includes options for: (1) Sports Bra (worn alone or combined with tank/dress as a built in bra; (2) Fitted Tank (Standard or Maternity); and, (3) Swing Tank / Dress.

"Excellent patterns. Best patterns, really easy to work with, the price is on point, and the finished result is always amazing. Will continue to buy patterns here :)" - Maikalani

"Versatile. 5 stars. Excellent, clear instructions. I love the style and versatility. I would recommend this pattern." - Jacqueline

Cheyenne Tiered Dress

Sicily Swing Dress and Tunic Pattern

The Cheyenne Tiered Dress is a beginner friendly sew with a boho-chic vibe. It's perfect for knit fabics and includes nursing access. Options include: (1) 2 Tiered Skirt, (2) 3 Tiered Skirt, (3) Sleeveless, (4) Bishop Sleeves, (5) Basic Short or Long Sleeves, (6) Optional Nursing Access, and (7) Optional Pockets.

"Beautiful dress!..The pattern is written well like all Peek-a-Boo Patterns. I was very easy to construct and a joy to sew." - Catherine

"Love all your patterns." - Susan

"Fantasic, easy to follow directions." - Christine

Melbourne Crossover

Melbourne Crossover Dress and Top sewing pattern

The Melbourne will add some style to your wardrobe. It features a faux wrap bodice, 4 sleeve lengths, and 5 skirt options! It includes the show stopping fish tail circle skirt with a high low hemline, a standard circle skirt in a top and dress length, and a classic gathered skirt in a top dress length.

"My daughter is taking a sewing elective in high school this year. She was able to easily sew this dress although she's never made clothing before...The dress doesn't look homemade at all, but like something purchased from a store. The nice thing about electronic patterns is you can print them out over and over without worrying about losing the pieces. It fits great." - Seth

Sewing Patterns for Women's Outerwear

Aspen Pullover

Madrid Maxi Dress Pattern

The Aspen Pullover has been our most popular sewing pattern for women for quite some time. It's unique and fun style is surprisingly easy to put together. We also have matching patterns for the whole family - the Alpental (for men) and the Altitude (for kids). When you buy multiple of these patterns you can save $1 with the code "PULLOVERCOMBO".

The Aspen features a fun kangaroo pocket in front along with accent trim, raglan sleeves and options for either a cowl neck or a standard neckband. It also comes with optional nursing access.

"Perfect PJ Pattern. This pattern is the perfect PJ pattern! It is perfect for using with panels. It is an easy, quick sew. My grandkids all say this is their new favorite PJs. I see making many more in the future!" - Kysa

"Excellent as always. This pattern is really easy to make and looks great. I made pjs for my 3 grandchildren." - Beverly

The Astoria

Rosemary Raglan Sewing Pattern

Another popular sewing pattern for women is the Astoria. The Astoria has a ton of options so you can sew up your whole winter wardrobe with one pattern. The options include: (1) a front that is plain, colorblocked, or colorblocked with ruching; (2) Long or 3/4 sleeves, (3) Hood, Cowl, or Neckband, (4) Top, Tunic, Mid-Thigh and Knee Length; and, (5) Hem or Bottom Band.

"Fabulous. I made the Astoria for my daughter. It's such an easy pattern to follow, great instructions and everything fits where it should perfectly. Loved making it!" - Paul

"Very easy and comfortable to wear. I was worried as I haven't done much ruching before, but this was easier than expected. Lovely new sweater." - Karine

Adult Shirt Jacket

Melbourne Crossover Dress and Top sewing pattern

The Adult Shirt Jacket is the perfect outer layer for cold days. It has classic styling with a button front and options for a hood or a collar. The sleeves can be finished with a cuff or simple hem. The Shirt Jacket is designed for cozy fabrics like flannel, corduroy, fleece, or sherpa.

"I loved the finished result. Made for my dad, now I can't wait to make one for me! Putting together all the pieces and tracing was a pain but I was so happy with it. I'm always blown away by Peek-a-Boo Patterns! They always fit great, look great, and are easy to understand." - Renee

"The instructions are very easy to follow. It also sews up pretty quick. I was able to get two completed in one day. That was cut to finish." - Jodi

Sequoia Pullover

Madrid Maxi Dress Pattern

The Sequoia Pullover has dolman sleeves and a split hem. It's designed for comfy knit fabric and perfect for exercising or just hanging out at home. It includes the following options: (1) 2 Sleeve Lengths, (2) 2 Hem Styles: Split Hem or Standard Band, (3) Hood or Neckband, and (4) Optional Pocket.

"Easy and awesome. I made this one everning, from picking out the patern, to printing and cuttin it out, and then sewing it." - Lisa

"Awesome! This is one of my favorite patterns of all time. I've already made three and plan to make more...I highly recommend!" - Kari

"I absolutely love Peek-a-Boo Patterns. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow." - Sanet

Hampton Hoodie

Rosemary Raglan Sewing Pattern

The Hampton Hoodie is the perfect semi-fitted top for the whole week. It comes with options for maternity and breastfeeding access. Options include: (1) Hood with Placket in Standard and Extended Length, (2) Standard Hood, (3) Neckband, (4) Short or Long Sleeves, (5) Maternity, and (6) Optional Pocket.

"The Hampton Hoodie is an easy to follow pattern - even for a novice! From start to finish was very fast! I finished most of the sewing while my daughter napped." - Stephanie

"Love all the Peek-a-Boo Patterns and this one is just as easy to follow and fun to make...Happy to finally be able to make myself some hoodies." - Magz

"Pairs great with the Hangout Hoodie. Both are great patterns and they are comfortable to wear." - Anonymous

Summit Pullover

Melbourne Crossover Dress and Top sewing pattern

The Summit Pullover provides a classic snap neck pullover style. It's designed for cold weather fabrics such as fleece, sweatshirt fleece, and french terry. It can be made with bindings or standard hems.

"I love this pattern so much! It's my new favorite sweatshirt pattern and I have MANY more ready to make!" - Jason

"One for the family! Great instructions and an easy sew. Now all my family want one!" - Celia

"Great instructions. It was great! My first Peek-a-Boo Pattern, it was so easy to follow with both the video and written instructions. Can't wait to make more!" - Bre


Shirt Patterns for Women

If you're looking for women's shirt patterns we have you covered. Some good fabric options might be Cotton Lycra or Athletic Knit for everyday wear or Thermal/Waffle Knit or Sweatshirt Minky for something a little warmer.

Women's Domino Dolman Tee

Madrid Maxi Dress Pattern

One of our new sewing patterns for women is the Domino Dolman Tee. This women's dolman pattern has options for every day, season and stage of live. Options include: Hood, Neckband (Crew and Scoop), Short or Long Sleeves, Solid Front & Back, Color-blocking, Maternity, and Nursing.  

We also have a Domino Dolman Tee for Kids. 

"Perfect construction and fit. This pattern went together without a hitch and was a very comfortable fit! I'll be using it often." - Joan

"Awesome top. I give this a 5 star. The sizing is spot on, loved the curved hem. It goes together fast and looks amazing." - Tiffany

Women's Essential Tee

Rosemary Raglan Sewing Pattern

The Women's Essential Tee is another pattern designed to fill up the closet. It has options for every season and every stage of life - even maternity or nursing. Options include: (1) Necklines: Crew, Scoop, V-Neck, Deep V-Neck and Hood, (2) Sleeves: Tank, Short, Elbow, 3/4 and Long (with or without cuffs), (3) Shirt with Curved or Standard Hem, (4) Dress with Curved or Standard Hem, (5) Nursing, and (6) Maternity.

"Love! So easy to follow and extremely versatile. I've made more variations from this than any pattern thus far." - Brooke

"Best pattern purchase ever! I can't say enough how happy I am that I got this pattern. I have already made 6 shirts. Two for me and 4 for my nursing daughters...It's such a flattering design." - Kathleen

Women's Essential Raglan

Melbourne Crossover Dress and Top sewing pattern

The Women's Essential Raglan is our newest women's shirt pattern. It has options for every season, including: (1) Sleeves: Short, 3/4, and Long (with or without cuffs), (2) Nursing Access (can be used with standard or maternity fit); (3) Maternity; or, (4) Shirt or Dress Length.

"If you're after a super quick sew look no further. It's a great fit and easy to follow instructions." - Kylie

"I am absolutely obsessed with the fit." - Kassandra

"I'm loving it - I just know this is going to be one of my favorite summer tops! - Shara


Berkley Knot Top

Madrid Maxi Dress Pattern

The Berkley Knot Top is perfect for summer. It includes options for a tank or tee with folded cuffs and a crew or scoop neckline.

"Nice T-shirt detail. This was a nice easy sew. Assembling the knot detail was straight forward. The fit and neckline are perfect. I will make this again." - Rebecca

"A nice easy eaew and a bit different with the knot detail. I also like the fold up sleeves. Made a nice change to hemming. I'm sure I will be making more of these tops in the future." - Liz

Vienna Top & Tunic

Rosemary Raglan Sewing Pattern

The Vienna Top & Tunic is a quick and easy sew. You'll love wearing it every day of the week. It features contrasting side panels with optional pockets and includes the following options: (1) Top and Tunic Length, (2) 4 Sleeve Lengths (short, elbow, 3/4 and long), and (3) standard or maternity fit.

"Our sewing group was making a tunic and this was the only one I could find with insert and worked out perfectly." - Judy

"I love this pattern, it's easy to alter and has great opportunities for fun color blocking, plus pockets!" - Angela

Santa Fe Tee

Melbourne Crossover Dress and Top sewing pattern

The Santa Fe Top features a scoop neck with a gathered neckline - a flattering fit on any figure. The pattern includes long sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, and short sleeves. It has a modest cut to keep you feeling comfortable all day long.

"This was great for a newbie sewer like me, fantastic clear instructions and pictures. I really enjoyed sewing this top and even better wearing it. Thank you!" - Sjboehm

"I love your patterns! And this one is really simple to sew up and turned out great." - Claire

"I make a lot of Peek-a-Boo Patterns for my grandaughter and now I'm thrilled to be able to make something for myself!" - Ruth

Bottom Sewing Patterns

Here's a few of our favorite bottoms for women. To see the rest, click HERE.

Athena Leggings

Madrid Maxi Dress Pattern

The Athena Leggings are great for lounging around or exercising and are packed with options. The pattern includes options for basic leggings and side stripe w/ optional embellishments (bows, criss-cross, pocket). Length options include 3" inseam shorts, 6" inseam shorts, capris, and pants. Waistband options include yoga or contoured (standard or high rise). Skirt option includes 10" or 12" length.

"Came together easily! First time sewing leggings with pockets." - Peter

"I'm a beginner with sewing and they came out perfect. I highly reccomend." - Kristie

"These were a fairly quick sew and, as usual for Peek-a-Boo Patterns, easy to follow instructions...I will definitely be making more." - Tammy

Java Joggers

Rosemary Raglan Sewing Pattern

One Java Joggers are perfect go-to comfy pants. They are semi-fitted with optional pockets that are roomy enough to hold most cell phones.

They include options for: (1) 5 lengths: Pants, capris, 10" shorts, 6" shorts, and 3" shorts; (2) 2 Waistbands: Knit w/ Elastic and Yoga; and, (3) Optional Pockets with Binging or Band.

"Perfect fit!!! Wow! Super simple instructions - lots of modification options - and the fit is so good!!! " - Gal

"I finally found a joggers pattern where I had to do no modifications!!! I'm so happy I found them." - Joy

"I have a number of Peek-a-Boo Patterns and they all go together great." - Cheryl

Summer Lovin' Shorts

Melbourne Crossover Dress and Top sewing pattern

The Summer Lovin' Shorts are perfect for your favorite knit or woven fabrics and include options for 4", 6", and 12" inseams. The front slant pockets and optional back pockets give you plenty or room to store keys or a phone. The waistband is made from comfy knit with encased elastic and an optional drawstring.

"I have tried several woven shorts ptaterns and these are the first that fit...a perfect fit, fast sew, and on trend styling. I highly recommend." - Photocowgirl

"Instructions are great as usual with Peek-a-Boo Patterns." - Kinga

"Lovin my Summer Lovin Shorts! Very quick and easy sew! I made a pair in French Terry to wear on vacay at the beach and can't wait to make a few more pairs." - Melissa

Women's Pajamas

Don't forget the babies in your sewing. Our baby clothing patterns are consistently some of our most popular patterns. From the Duck Duck Goose to the Eeny Meeny Miny Moe you'll find that most of our baby sewing patterns are packed with options. Today, I'll spotlight a couple of our newer baby clothing patterns in the Lullaby Line.

Women's Night Owl PJs

Schoolgirl Skirt Pattern

The Women's Nightowl PJ's are a quick sew with fun colorblocking options. The pattern includes pants, shorts (3", 6", or 9" inseam), top with short or long sleeves, & a nightgown with short or long sleeves.

"Finally made something for myself...The fit is great and it sews up very quick and you can make several pair in one day." - Jmyers

"Was a perfect fit for me! The top fit so well I may use it to make some t-shirts for the spring as well...The instructions were very clear and easy to follow." - Denise

Adult Long Johns

Violet tunic and dress sewing pattern

Get ready for winter with the Adult Long Johns. They have a classic styling with a front placket and flap in back. You can choose from a full or partial plackets and a faux or functional back flap.

"Awesome jammies! My grandaughter loves them...the pajamas fit perfectly. I am getting ready to make a few more pairs." - Dee

"My official quarantine pajamas!...I may never change again." - Danielle

Hit the Hay Pajama Pants

Wildflower Dress Sewing Pattern

The Hit the Hay Pajama Pants are the perfect pant for wearing around the house. They can be made for men or women and made from your favorite knit or woven fabric. The pattern includes options for side seam pockets. The waistband is elastic with optional drawstring and features a constrast lining on the inside for a lower rise.

"Great first sewing project!..The instructions were clear, the pattern was great, and everyone in the family got a pair." - Emma

"My husband's new favorite pants. I made a pair of these for my husband and he immediately asked for a second pair...This will bet a lot of use in my sewing rotation." - Jennifer

Patterns for Women's Swimsuits

Sewing swimsuits may not be at the top of your list but you'll find it's suprisingly doable with our patterns. We have some amazing swimsuit patterns for women:

Paradise Swimsuit

Schoolgirl Skirt Pattern

The Pariadise sewing pattern features options for a fun, vintage style suit with a bow or classic scoop neckline. Optional ruching provides a flattering fit and wide straps provide omfort and support for all of your adventures. The paradise is fully lined and includes the option to add cups.

"First time for swim suits. Love how many options there are for this. It was my first time sewing swim so it was difficult but not impossible for a newbie." - Amanda

"I think I've made at least 25 suits with one of the options for this pattern....this is by far the easisest swimsuit I have ever put together. I've tried quite a few other patterns and these instructions are easy to understand and you'll end up with a beautiful product." - Jessica

Bahama Mama Vintage Swimsuit

Violet tunic and dress sewing pattern

The Bahama Mama Vintage Swimsuit features a sclassic one-piece styling with a crossover bodice and options for bikini cut or boy shorts cut. The straps can be crossed in back or tied as a halter. Optional ruching in front provides a slimming silhouette.

"Lov it! I have a hard time with one piece suits because I have a long torse but making my own was so easy with Amy's tutorial. I love the vintage look and ability to choose different options." - Krystol

"Easy to follow for a beginner. I initially found this project intimidating but once I read through the instructions, it was easy to follow and the pictures help. The sizing was spot on...Even though it's intermediate level, I found it simple to follow." - Fatima

Bahama Mama Surfsuit

Wildflower Dress Sewing Pattern

Our Bahama Mama Swimsuit line has so many options. Here's one of our popular ones - the Surfsuit. It features a front zipper for easy dressing, 3 sleeve lengths (cap, short, and long), an optional shelf bra with cups, and 3 views: (1) Basic One-Piece, (2) Rash Guard Top, and (3) One-Piece with Skirt.

"This pattern is great. I teach sewing classes to kids and teens...I love these patterns and have started incorporating them into my classes." - Leda

"Fantastic pattern. I made the short sleeve suit and I love it! The instructions are clear and easy to follow and the pattern is true to size. All in all an excellent pattern! I will be making many more!" - Kerry

Get More Help in Our Pattern Shop Facebook Group

We have so many more sewing patterns for women that we weren't able to even touch on - from pants, to skirts, to shorts, to accessories. We have a little something for everyone. Make sure you take look for yourself and sort through all of our sewing patterns for women HERE.

Also be sure to check out our Facebook Group which has over 80,000 of our customers that are always willing to help you with sewing questions.

If you liked this guide, you might also like our more comprehensive Clothing Patterns Guide, our Skirt Patterns Guide, or our Sewing Patterns for Beginners Guide.

Happy sewing!