12 Best Easy Sewing Patterns

Updated on: May 2021

Best Easy Sewing Patterns in 2021


Simplicity 1563 Easy to Sew Teen's, Men's and Women's Pajama Sewing Patterns, Sizes XS-XL

Simplicity 1563 Easy to Sew Teen's, Men's and Women's Pajama Sewing Patterns, Sizes XS-XL
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

My First Sewing Machine Book: 35 fun and easy projects for children aged 7 years +

My First Sewing Machine Book: 35 fun and easy projects for children aged 7 years +
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
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Simplicity 8134 Easy to Sew Women's Pants and Shorts Sewing Patterns, Sizes 6-14

Simplicity 8134 Easy to Sew Women's Pants and Shorts Sewing Patterns, Sizes 6-14
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Includes sewing templates, instructions, and sizing guides for (4) pairs of pants, (1) pair of capris, and (1) pair of shorts.
  • Sewing pattern for women can be made to fit sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14.
  • These cute and versatile sewing patterns are perfect for beginners looking to learn to sew, and are a great way to round out your wardrobe
  • Patterns include wrap front pants, capris, shorts that tie from the side seam, and elastic waist pants that can be made with border printed fabric or with an extra wide leg.
  • Pattern was made in the USA and instructions come in English, Spanish, and French.

Simplicity 1153 Portable Multi-Purpose Shoulder Tote Bag Sewing Pattern, One Size

Simplicity 1153 Portable Multi-Purpose Shoulder Tote Bag Sewing Pattern, One Size
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Instructions and templates for (2) tote bag designs, (8) hand bags, and (1) tissue cover.
  • Bag sewing pattern kit includes measurements in one size only per design.
  • Shoulder bag designs are easy to coordinate with the smaller bags and tissue cover.
  • Perfect for every day use, storage, or travel. Aesthetic can be varied using different fabrics or prints to add a touch of your personality!
  • All smaller bags are made with a zipper option to secure contents. Patterns are designed in the USA.

Sew Me! Sewing Basics: Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly Easy-to-Follow Directions to Learn as You Sew, from Sewing Seams to Installing Zippers

Sew Me! Sewing Basics: Simple Techniques and Projects for First-Time Sewers (Design Originals) Beginner-Friendly Easy-to-Follow Directions to Learn as You Sew, from Sewing Seams to Installing Zippers
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
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Simplicity 1358 Easy to Sew Women's Knit Dress Sewing Patterns, Sizes XXS-XXL

Simplicity 1358 Easy to Sew Women's Knit Dress Sewing Patterns, Sizes XXS-XXL
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Includes sewing templates, instructions, and sizing guides for (6) maxi dresses.
  • Sewing pattern for women can be made to fit sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL.
  • Create beautiful and comfortable pieces you can wear all summer with this easy to use sewing pattern!
  • Dresses can be customized with different neckline variations.
  • Pattern was made in the USA and instructions come in English and Spanish.

First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide

First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
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Vogue Patterns V9253ZZ0 Misses' Deep-V Kimono-Style Dresses with Self Tie Sewing Pattern, 16-18-20-22-24-26 Red

Vogue Patterns V9253ZZ0 Misses' Deep-V Kimono-Style Dresses with Self Tie Sewing Pattern, 16-18-20-22-24-26 Red
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Size: zz (lrg-xlg-xxl)
  • Sewing rating: very easy
  • For rectangle, hourglass, triangle and inverted triangle figures
  • Copyright 2018
  • Printed in the U.S.A

Simplicity 1108 Women's Kimono and Cardigan Sewing Pattern, Size XXS-XXL

Simplicity 1108 Women's Kimono and Cardigan Sewing Pattern, Size XXS-XXL
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Includes instructions for (4) pattern pieces along with a measurement guide.
  • Simplicity sewing pattern for women can be made in sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL.
  • Pattern includes draped kimono in short, or long with contrast bands, straight floor length kimono, and short kimono with or without trim.
  • The multilingual instructions include English, Spanish, and French.
  • Simplicity proudly manufactures patterns in the USA.

Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make

Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
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Simplicity Learn To Sew Patterned Girl's Dress Sewing Pattern Template, Sizes 3-8

Simplicity Learn To Sew Patterned Girl's Dress Sewing Pattern Template, Sizes 3-8
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Sewing pattern for girls includes instructions for a total of (6) different styles.
  • Can be made to fit sizes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
  • Additional embellishments include ruffle and bow accents.
  • Fabric recommendations include eyelet and linen blends.
  • Hemline length is tailored to lay at the knee when standing.

Simplicity Creative Patterns US8022A Child's, Teens' and Adults Pants Size: A (Xs - L/Xs - XL), 8022

Simplicity Creative Patterns US8022A Child's, Teens' and Adults Pants Size: A (Xs - L/Xs - XL), 8022
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • Made in the USA
  • Instructions available in English, Spanish and French
  • Available in Size: a (XS - L/XS - XL)

Tips for Drafting Sewing Patterns

Pattern drafting may seem like a complex and mystifying art, but basically it is a simple process. In essence, a two-dimensional piece of material is shaped and altered so that it will cover a three-dimensional body.

Pattern drafting may seem like a complex and mystifying art, but basically it is a simple process. In essence, a two-dimensional piece of material is shaped and altered so that it will cover a three-dimensional body.

The conception of the design is the initial phase in clothing construction. The first consideration in design must be the function of the garment. Once the purpose of the garment has been established, the specific design can be developed. The idea for the design should then be converted into a sketch. This is an important step, because with the sketch the designer can evaluate the design.

Pattern drafting is the first step in the process of turning a design conception into a reality. There are three basic elements to work with during drafting: 1) the sketch which shows the desired design, 2) the material which has been bought, 3) the measurements of the person who will wear the clothes.

Before drafting is started, such things as seam and dart placements and types of openings for the garment (i.e. lacings, buttons, hooks, eyes, zippers, etc.) must be determined. After this, the material to be used must be examined for its properties of draping, weight, and flexibility. With these considerations in mind the actual drafting may be started.

The basic patterns are drafted on paper first. In the case of people who are sewing only for themselves or their families, these basic patterns may be drafted and carefully fit in muslin before any designs are considered. Custom designers, on the other hand, will have to draft the basic patterns for each new design according to the customer's measurements. Ready-to-wear designers will use the manufacturer's basic patterns which have been developed to fit as many people as possible.

These basic patterns are then altered to achieve the particular design desired. This design is then cut out of fabric, using wide seam allowances, and given fitting.

Fitting is a very important part of the pattern drafting process. Drafting establishes the basic location and makes it possible to compensate for the individual contours of the body being clothed. Before a garment is complete, it should have at least two accurate fittings. Most of the adjustments occur during the first fitting which is usually pinned. The second fitting is done with the garment basted together and is a check on the first fitting.

Fitting sessions not only allow for correcting the patterns but they also provide an opportunity to devise subtle variations in the shape of the seams and the darts which will further enhance the design.

This then is the basic sequence by which garments are created. Different circumstances may alter the specific steps followed and the order they come in but the concept is the same.

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