Are you ready to start garment sewing? We've got the perfect line-up of easy and beginner-friendly sewing patterns to allow a stress-free, and fun introduction to sewing! So if you're a newbie eager to dip your toes into the world of stitching, our patterns are designed to make your sewing experience a breeze. This blog post shares our best Friday patterns for beginners, but it's also really handy if you're a confident sewist looking for a palette cleanser or quick make! Read more below.
The Wilder Gown:
Our simple, yet elegant Wilder gown is a tried and tested popular option for beginner sewists, It has all the frills of a beautiful dress, without the fussy sewing methods to achieve it. With no tricky fastenings like button-holes, and zippers, it means the process is achievable at beginner skill level. We also have a full sew-along video tutorial on our YouTube channel which is great if you're a visual learner.
The Sagebrush Top:
The Sagebrush Top is an elegant and easy-to-sew blouse that is a joy to make and wear. The Sagebrush is designed for woven fabrics and looks great in breezy fabrics like cotton voile, as well as more structured fabrics like a crisp linen. Generous puff sleeves and gathers across the front make it comfortable to move in. The tie at the back neckline makes it simple and cute! Like the Wilder Gown, it doesn't have any tricky fastenings, and simply slips over the head, with a tie at the back made from bias binding on the neckline. It's a great pattern that also teaches how to gather in sleeves, sew on bias binding, and add ruffles. Perfect for beginners, and for those wanting to elevate basic sewing methods.
Square Neck Top:
The Square Neck Top is a boxy dolman sleeved top with a square neckline. It is slightly cropped. It is a great beginner sewing pattern and includes pattern pieces to make the top from a knit or woven fabric! This would be a great introduction to knot fabrics, or a simple elegant top in wovens, with bust darts which are great to practise.
Designed for movement and rest. The Elysian Bodysuit is the soft layer you’ll want to reach for everyday. It is a long sleeve bodysuit with a scoop neckline, curved seaming under the chest, and two cuff options. The style lines on the Elysian make it perfect for mixing and matching colors and patterns. It's a simple pattern with some clever seam lines, like the curved under bust seam. This is a great pattern to improve your skills sewing with knit fabrics.
The Sport Shorts are perfect for all your summertime activities. These woven shorts feature pockets, an elastic drawstring waistband, and cute bound edges. The Sport Shorts are easy to sew and fun to wear! Please note: These shorts are also great for lounging and can be worn when not playing sports, also great as pyjamas!
This is a free/pay what you can pattern. Simply select the price you want to pay and add the pattern to your cart! You will check out as usual and the pattern will be emailed to you. Get a copy of the pattern here.
The Friday Bateau is a classic bateau top that is sure to become an elegant and well worn essential in your handmade wardrobe. It is a knit top that can be made with long or short sleeves. It is designed to be a relaxed fit top - not loose but not tight. It will pair well with pretty much any Friday Pattern. Like the Sport Shorts above, this is also another pay what you can pattern, and a great basic knitwear piece to practise sewing with stretch fabrics. Get a copy of it here.
Confident Beginner:Once you have built your confidence with sewing and want to try out more of our patterns, we have listed a few more below that are great options for elevating your skills. All of our patterns are great for all levels, but the below are confident beginner friendly, with some handy extra steps to help develop different methods.
- The Ilford Jacket: Great to practice outerwear, it's unlined, and has many pocket options. Practise patch pockets, collar, and button holes - if this is your first jacket project then go for the straight sleeves rather than the placket sleeve, as that can be a bit more fiddly for beginners.
- The Donny Shirt: The Donny Shirt is a great boxy shirt with no button holes or fastenings. It has a wonderful collar, and used a closed in yoke at the back so this requires a method called the Burrito method - Can take a little practise but once you sew it, you will fall in love with it! Quite a few of our patterns use this method so this is a good one to practise that.
- The Saguaro Set: The summertime staple, with an elasticated waist pant, and cute crop top that has an optional bust tie. A great stepping stone to making yourself pants for the first time as they're easy to fit, and easy to make!
- The Davenport Dress: This dress has a few extra steps and details but it worth the extra effort. The pockets, tie waist, front toke and elasticated neckline looks a little intimidating at first but it comes together really seamlessles (sewing puns haha)!
- The Saturday Skirt Set: We also wanted to include the Saturday Skirt Set because it's another great set, both of which don't have buttons or zippers so is achievable for a confident beginners. The skirt looks like a Bias cut skirt without the difficulty of actually cutting it on the bias, it's on the straight grain of the fabric, and has an elasticated back waist, so it's super flattering, cute, and easy to sew!
We hope you found this list of Easy and Beginner Friendly Sewing Patterns useful! We also recommend using our YouTube channel if you're a visual learner, along side our written instructions. There is so much helpful knowledge and tips that we offer in our content so make sure to subscribe.