61 Free Maternity Sewing Tutorials

Maternity clothes can be hard to find, at least they were for me and my friends who did not want to spend a fortune. Since there are quite a few free maternity sewing tutorials floating around, I thought some DIY-minded women would appreciate a round-up of free sewing tutorials for maternity clothes and accessories.

61 Free Maternity Sewing Tutorials - A sewing tutorial round-up post.

I am also including tutorials for nursing clothing as well. If you are pregnant, I highly recommend looking into breastfeeding. My friend Trisha has a site called Breastfeeding Place with lots of information for you.

A lot of these take regular clothes and turn them into maternity clothes. If you don’t want to turn your regular wardrobe into a maternity only wardrobe, check thrift stores, Salvation Army, or Goodwill stores. You can find clothes inexpensively to modify.

Happy sewing!

Maternity Accessories

  • DIY Contoured Maternity Pillow from Homemade Toast – Designed to help a pregnant woman sleep. Need I say more?
  • Hospital gown by Design Fix – This is a modification of this free pattern. Help a tired new mama feel a little prettier than the standard hospital gown.
  • How to sew a belly band by DIY Maternity – Help your standard clothes last a little longer with this accessory.
  • Lace trimmed maternity belly bands from Made by Me & Shared with You – A fancier version of the belly band.
  • Ruffled belly band tutorial from See Kate Sew – A super cute version of the belly band.
  • Nursing sleep bra also from Made by Me & Shared with You – I had a few of these when my youngest was born and they were such a game changer. So comfortable and made night time nursing much easier.
  • DIY breastfeeding infinity scarf by Diary of a Mad Crafter – Trendy and practical? Yes, please.
  • No sew nursing top solution from DIY Maternity – This doesn’t seem to work for everyone. If you use a $2 cami from Walmart to try it out, you may find a new favorite nursing accessory or only be out $2 if you don’t.
  • How to make nursing pads from DIY Maternity – Disposable nursing pads are expensive, try some reusable ones to save some money.
  • 15 Minute Nursing Cover from Clarks Condensed – A super simple pattern that gives you a nursing cover that covers your front and your back.
  • Make your own nursing cami from The Jenson Jaunts – Another DIY nursing clothes option.
  • Maternity bow belt from See Kate Sew – This faux belt gives some definition to your shirts.
  • DIY Nursing Bra Hack from Keeping Up With Us Jones’ – I’m not sure how easy to use the closure is, but nursing bras are expensive and making do with what you have is what you have to do sometimes.
  • DIY Pumping Bra from Pretty Providence – This is a no-sew tutorial that only takes minutes.

Maternity Dresses

  • Slouchy T-Shirt Hospital Dress from Merrick’s Art – This simple pattern gives you a super comfortable option for those first few days…months…when comfort is what it is all about.
  • Two piece knit wrap nursing dress from Made by Me & Shared with You – This dress goes from maternity dress to nursing dress.
  • Make mommy happy 30 minute dress from Keeps Me in Stitches – Designed to pull together quickly, this dress tutorial does use a serger.
  • Turn about the room dress from Mad Mim at DIY Maternity – This step by step tutorial features lots of photos so you can easily see what you are supposed to be doing. The result is a super cute dress that rivals anything you could find in a store.
  • Make a sundress from A Beautiful Mess – Using pre-smocked fabric, this is about the easiest dress tutorial you can find.
  • Make a wrap dress from A Beautiful Mess – This dress reminds me of a Greek goddess statue. If you are looking for a maxi length dress, this is one for you.
  • Maternity or non maternity tapered dress by Cotton & Curls – This dress has a fun hi-low hemline, especially when used as a maternity dress, and a cute collar.
  • The perfect maternity dress revamped by Do It Yourself Divas – Using a t-shirt for the top, this dress cost the maker only $6!
  • Empire waist dress by The Cottage Home – Another option that starts with a t-shirt and knit fabric. A well done tutorial with lots of photos.
  • Tiered dress from The Sewing Rabbit – The link to the pattern/tutorial Google document is a little hard to see, but it is there beneath the second picture.
  • Birthday Kimono Dress from Elle Apparel – A flowing, forgiving dress.

Maternity Skirts

Maternity Shirts

Maternity Pants

Maternity Shorts

  • DIY maternity clothes from Sew Like My Mom – She took a pair of shorts that were too snug to button anymore and turned them into maternity shorts.
  • Maternity Shorts from Melly Sews – A free pattern is included to make these cute shorts.

Maternity Outerwear

  • How to make a wrap cardigan from DIY Maternity – This is a cute cardigan that can be worn post-baby, too.
  • Maternity Winter Coat from DIY Maternity – Another link that is not exactly a tutorial, but she does tell what pattern she used for the coat and what alterations she made to make it maternity. It is also the only maternity winter coat I could find.

Maternity Swimwear

Another Maternity Sewing Tutorial

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Sewing Tutorials for Boys

Sewing is a great skill for both boys and girls, so I hunted down some sewing tutorials for boys. Most sewing tutorials you can find are for women, girls, and babies. Since I have a boy, I thought finding him some more boy-ish sewing tutorials would be a good thing.

Just a couple notes: these are sewing tutorials for boys to sew, but I’m sure they would make good gifts, too. The level of difficulty in these patterns range quite a bit. Some are good for hand sewing, others for beginner machine work. Use your best judgement on where your young man is when choosing a tutorial.

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Sewing Tutorials for Boys

  • DIY Tic Tac Toe Game from Raising Memories – This is a great beginner project. Super simple instructions and few necessary materials. Hand sewing project.
  • Superhero Mask from Crazy Little Projects – A machine is used for this one and it is a bit more complicated of a project.
  • Make a Sleeping Bag for a Stuffed Animal by It’s Always Autumn- Maybe your little guy has a special buddy that would like his own sleeping bag? Machine project.
  • Ninjago Pillow Case from Crazy Little Projects – Transform a plain pillowcase into their favorite ninja. A machine project that would be good for trying a new stitch.
  • Stuffed Ninja from Cheer Up Your Kids – This could be done with a machine or by hand.
  • DIY Felt Campfire from Twin Dragonfly Designs – Hand or machine. A bit more involved because of the number of pieces, but a fun project!
  • Single Sock Dog Tutorial from Little Black Teapot – Have a decent mismatched sock floating around? Turn it into a stuffed dog. Hand or machine.
  • Shark Bag from Stitched by Crystal – A more advanced project simply. Machine.
  • Scarf with Pockets from A Girl and a Glue Gun – Another great beginner project. This would make a good first machine project.
  • How to Sew a Bookmark from Skip to My Lou – This is a great project that is all about your fabric, meaning once they make themselves a couple, they can make them for gifts and simply change out the fabric used.
  • Easy Felt iPod Case from Skip to My Lou – A good easy project for hand or machine.
  • Make a Drawstring Bag from Make and Takes – Beginner project, good for hand or machine sewing. Lots of uses for this: marbles, LEGOs, crayons, etc.

So there you have it, a short list of 12 sewing tutorials for boys. I was a bit surprised, but not really surprised that there isn’t a lot of options available for boys. Something to think about, I guess. Anywho, I hope you find something to intrigue the sewing boy in your life!

38 Free Sewing Tutorials for the Home

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My sewing tutorial posts are consistently the most popular posts. It’s been a while since I have made one so it feels like I’m due. This free sewing tutorials round-up features tutorials and patterns for the home. So let’s get started!

Free Sewing Tutorials for the Home

Curtains & Valances


Home Decor

Other Practical Helps


Free Sewing Tutorials – Dresses for Little Girls

Notice! This post is currently under revision. There were a lot of broken links and they have been removed. I haven’t finished adding the new links so there are not currently 45 tutorials on the list. I will remove this notice when I am finished with the update. You can also check my Facebook page, I will share the updated list there too. Happy sewing!

Free dress tutorials for little girls. This round-up of 45 free sewing tutorials is from vicki-arnold.com

Free Dress Tutorials for Girls

You have been waiting for the next round of free sewing tutorials, haven’t you? I won’t keep you waiting any longer. This time I have rounded up free dress tutorials for little girls. My little girls love dresses. An Easter dress was the first clothing piece I sewed for my first daughter. I was so proud; strings, not-so-straight hems, and all.

Sized Dress Tutorials for Girls

Any Size Dress Tutorials

Refashioned Dress Tutorials

Tada! Forty-five FREE dress tutorials for little girls. Have fun sewing! Be sure to follow along on my Pinterest board, where I pin more tutorials as I find them, over 300 pins and counting!

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69 Free Sewing Tutorials for Skirts!

A roundup of 69 free skirt tutorials for some sewing DIY fun!

Last time I brought you dresses for women. This time, I am bringing you a round-up of free skirt tutorials I have collected from around the web. I am organizing the list for easier reference this time because there are around eleventy thousand skirt tutorials or patterns out there. Give or take a few.

In case you wonder why my tutorial round-ups do not include photos of every skirt, I will tell you. Photos on the internet/blogs are not copyright free. They belong to the website owner/blogger. I only use a few photos from blogs that specifically state that I can do so OR I will email and ask the blogger if I can use their photo in a feature. So while including a photo of every tutorial would be great, I simply do not have the time to contact each blogger individually to do it the right way. I do hope you understand.

Maxi Skirt Tutorials

Skirt Tutorials for Knit Fabrics

Skirt Tutorials for Woven Fabrics

Skirt Tutorials for Specialty Fabrics

Maternity Skirts

Skirt Refashions

Skirt Accessories

  • Extender Slip :: iCandy Handmade – Add this lacy detail under any too short skirt.
  • Petticoat Tutorial :: Alisa Burke – This can be worn as a skirt on it’s own or used as a petticoat under a dress or skirt.

Skirts for Girls

There are 69 tutorials to get you started. Once you make your way through the list, hop over to my DIY :: Sewing Stuff board to see what other goodness I have pinned!

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23 Free Sewing Tutorials for Women’s Dresses!

23 Free Dress Tutorials for Women.

Sewing is one of my most and least favorite hobbies. Most favorite because I love fabric shopping, turning yards of fabric into something usable, hearing my kiddos rave about something made just for them, and wearing something fabulous I made just for me. Least favorite because my skills don’t match my imaginations and I am horribly impatient.

While I would love to bring you fabulous tutorials of my own creation, I only have so many hours in the day. Plus there are SO many great tutorials, patterns, and ideas out there. Twice a month or so I will be bringing you sewing related posts, like round-ups of free sewing tutorials, inspiration from around the web, and who knows, maybe a tutorial of my very own. The first one this month is, you guessed it, dresses for women (as opposed to little girls…)!

Between Mother’s Day, wedding season, and the fact that summer is a great time to wear a dress, now is the time to start thinking about making yourself (or someone you love) a new dress.

Ruffle Maxi Dress Tutorial

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Blue Linen Dress Refashion

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There are 23 dresses to get you started. Once you make your way through the list, hop over to my DIY :: Sewing Stuff board to see what other goodness I have pinned!

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Happy Sewing!

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