Beginner-Friendly Sewing Patterns That We Think You'll Love

As a Beginner Sewer it can be daunting on how to get started and what patterns to choose, that's why we've created this post to make easier for you.

Each pattern has been selected based on ease of use of the sewing pattern and the fabric requirements for it to be sewn. We've also tried to select patterns that are more versatile and capsule like, so you build your wardrobe with intention. 

Over time this post will be added to and grown into a full list. Book mark this page to reference from in the future. 

Within this list you find Women Specific Sewing Patterns..


Sewing Patterns for Beginners

The Collage Gather Top

PDF Sewing Pattern

By Matchy Matchy Sewing Club

Skill Level: Beginner

Size Range: XXS - 6XL (Bust up to 64" / 162cm)

 Collage Gather Top PDF Sewing PatternCollage Gather Top Sewing Pattern

The Collage Gather Top will always be a first on my list. As I’ve personally made it three times, it’s the easiest and versatile sew yet!

It all depends on your own preference, but you can either use one of the same fabric or collage lots of fabrics toether for matchy patchy style.

There isn’t much difficulty in it, as you’ve only got some gathering on your side panels. This Pattern can easily be finishing - even a beginner - within two hours.

Best bit with Matchy Matchy Sewing Patterns, you get a worksheet to plan out your fabric designs. Get creative and see what you come up with!

Pair your Collage Gather Top with the Weekender Chore Shorts and you've got yourself an outfit! 


Ninni Elastic Waist Culottes

Paper Sewing Pattern

By Named Clothing

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Size Range: UK 4-28 (Hip up to 56" / 142 cm)

Ninni Culottes Sewing PatternNinni Culottes Sewing Pattern

These simply made elastic waist trousers. With a generous amount of easy and dreamy side pockets, these are a simple make with not much experienced required. If you've been looking to get your hands on an elasticated waistband project this one is for you.

This can be made with a light-mid weight fabric, such as linen, Tencel, Cotton blend. Just remember the heavier the fabric in this project, the less the drape and more structure.


Page Hoodie

Paper Sewing Pattern

By Chalk and Notch

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Size Range: 0-30, with 2 bust cup options. Bust up to 58" / 147cm. Hips up to 59" / 150cm.

Page Hoodie Sewing PatternPage Hoodie Sewing Pattern

Layer up with the Page Hoodie. A Paper Sewing Pattern that comes in a regular fit or a cropped view. With plenty of options to make it a customised, you've got different hem finishes - banded or elasticated - choose where you feel confident. There are also three sleeve options too! With lots of variety and potential for a repeat in different styles.

You also have access to the Sew Along videos and inspiration. Click here to see more.

The best fabrics for this are Knits as you'll need to allow for some stretch. 


Max Tee

Paper Sewing Pattern

By Chalk and Notch

Skill Level: Beginner

Size Range: 0-30, with 2 bust cup options. Bust up to 58" / 147 cm. Hip up to 59" / 150cm.

Max Tee Sewing PatternMax Tee Sewing Pattern

If you’re ready for stretchy knit fabrics, this pattern is a great start. This style is a relaxed and boxy fit, perfect if you’re building up basics in your wardrobe.

From lightweight jersey knit or midweight knit for when the nights get chillier, build a capsule wardrobe with the Max Tee.

Not quite sure? Check out the Sew Along to inspire you. 


The Weekender Chore Shorts

PDF Sewing Pattern

Matchy Matchy Sewing Club

Skill Level: Beginner

Size Range: XXS - 6XL (Hips 34" - 67" / 86.5cm - 170cm)

Weekender Chore Shorts Sewing PatternThe Weekender Chore Shorts - Sewing Pattern

A Summer Hit! The Weekender Chore Shorts are a trendy pair of shorts to kick off your summer wardrobe. With very little to sew together, and a simplified elastic waist, you'll be finished in no time at all!

Pair the shorts with the Collage Gather Top and you've got yourself an outfit! 



The SageBrush Top

Paper Sewing Pattern

Friday Pattern Company

Skill Level: Beginner

Size Range: XS/0 - 7X/32 (32”/81cm -60”/152cm chest)

The SageBrush Top Friday Pattern CompanyThe SageBrush Top Friday Pattern Company

We've got the frills! The SageBrush Top is the cutest, yet most capsule like wardrobe filler yet. With features including a frill chest line and elasticated sleeves, this top is perfect for beginners looking to vamp up their wardrobe.

This Pattern is perfect if you're pushing your comfort zones and don't worry, there is always a sew along and tutorials if needed. 

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