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Many of the sites where you will find free patterns, require you to be a member. When the price of membership is free and it gives you access to patterns that you don't have to travel to purchase and you have immediate access to the pattern, what could be better?
Have plenty of paper and tape on hand to print these patterns with your home printer. Some offer the option of a down-loadable format to take to a commercial printer.

1. Free Patterns & Directions to Sew a Simple or Elegant Shrug

Mature woman with adult daughter, smiling at each other
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A shrug is the perfect solution to cover bare shoulders and add style to an outfit. Convert a tee shirt or other ready made item to make your perfect shrug. You'll find many options to creating your own shrug.

2. Free Sun Dress or Nightgown Sewing Instructions

Materials Needed to Create Elastic Thread Gathered Fabric
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Sewing with elastic thrad makes this one of the simplist sundresses or night gowns you can sew.  Follow these free step by step instructions and you'll sew one in a few hours.

3. Complete Step by Step Directions to Change Jeans in to a Jeans Skirt

Convert Jeans in to a Denim Skirt
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Do you have jeansth ripped knees, tattered hems, or stains? Consider converting that investment into a wearable skirt rather than throwing the jeans away. You'll find free directions to walk you through every step of the process here.

4. Drafting and Sewing Leggings / Stretch Yourself

Babylock presents this wonderful blog that offers full directions to draft a pattern and sew your own leggings that fit. Even if leggings are not your "cup of tea" a couple of changes to the pattern you draft will make easy to wear pull on pants.

5. Free Sewing Patterns for Clothing and Wardrobe Accessories

Sew a Quick and Easy Belt
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Ever notice just how fast the expenses add up when you go to buy accessories for an outfit? The simplest solution is to make your own things like belts, hair and head wear, wallets etc.

6. Lekala Sewing Patterns!

Browse this site for great free pattern choices. This site has skirts, tops and more... even a free bridal gown pattern. Well worth your time to browse the site

7. BurdaStyle - Free Patterns

This site requires a free membership that takes a very small amount of time to join compared to the wealth of free patterns that are available to members.  I do recommend that you have sewing experience when using these patterns as I did run into difficulty when attempting to download "directions".

8. Design Download: Junya Watanabe

I suggest you have a high speed connection for this download. This dress is bound to be a hit with a young lady.

9. Modern Sewing Patterns

This site has many free patterns. Not all patterns are downloadable but it's well worth the browsing to see these free choices.

10. Rostitchery - convertible/infinity dress

This is a very convertible dress! I can imagine this free pattern making a prom dress or an everyday style dress.  A shrug would make this dress wearable at the office!

11. SewingPatterns.com Free Patterns

This site has a vast selection in their purchasble patterns. Their free downloads are limited but a great selection. These free patterns are a great way to try your hand at Simplicity, McCalls and Kwik Sew patterns.

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