Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns (part 3)

This is the 3rd part of what will be at least a 7 part series of free printable plus size sewing patterns. Check out part 1 and part 2 if you haven’t seen the previous posts.

1. Portia Dress from Rebecca Page

Suitable for knit fabrics, this dress has two back options (and comes with a matching child sized dress pattern).

Size: Up to a 5XL or a 58″ hip

2. Cross Hem Tee from Winter Wear Designs

An easy sew with a simple silhouette and an interesting cross hem. Sign up to her Facebook group for access to the code

Size: Up to a size 24 or 52.5″ hip

3. 20K Leggings from Max & Meena

Sign up to her Facebook group for the code.

Size: Up to 5XL or 62.5″ hip

4. Luna Circle Skirt from 5 out of 4 Patterns

Sign up to her Facebook page for access to the code.

Size: up to 5XL or 61″ hip

5. Button-Up Dress from Peppermint Magazine

Sleeveless dress with princess panels and is designed to be worn on
it’s own in the warmer months or layered over a
long sleeve top and tights in the cooler months.

Size: up to a 54.5″ hip

6. Hyssop Cardigan from Mood

Size: up to size 30 or 63″ hip

7. Slim Dolman Top from Halla Patterns

Sign up to her Facebook page to get access to the code.

Size: Up to size 26 or 55″ hip

8. Kleinia Blouse from Mood

The Kleinia Blouse has self-covered buttons, fully functional and aligned down the back.

Size: Up to size 30 or 63″ hip

9. Norah T-Shirt Dress from Laela Jeyne Patterns

Sign up to her email newsletter to get access to the pattern & click the link above to see a picture of the dress.

Size: Up to a size 3X of 55″ hip

10. Tranquility Shorts from Rogue Patterns

Sign up to her Facebook group to get access to the code.

Size: Up to a size 30 or a 76″ hip

Fremantle Pants from Elbe

Fremantle Pants and Merino


In less than 4 hours this afternoon I cut out and sewed a new pair of Elbe Textile’s Fremantle Pants.

Lauren has increased her original size range to 61.5″ hip (67.5″ finished measurements), which is great!

Elbe Fremantle 1


In this version I left off the patch pockets at the rear and also “drafted” a slightly larger pocket and pocket facing so that I can jam my hands and extra stuff in there too. See below for my first-rate “drafting”

Elbe Fremantle Pocket

Next time, I might size down and also raise the waistline following the instructions here. I’d love to make some linen Elizabeth Suzann style pants and I think this pattern is going to get me there!

Size Details: I made a straight size L and cut the pants to length A (there are 3 lengths included).


10 free plus size sewing patterns (part 2)

10 free printable plus size sewing patterns: welcome to Post #2. I’m releasing a list of 10 free plus size sewing patterns twice a week (I’ve got more than 100 patterns now, and counting)! I hope there will be plenty to inspire you here, but be sure to check out last week’s post if you missed that.

1. Halla Patterns’ Stardust Top

Sign up to her Facebook group for the code to get this top for free

Size: Up to a size 30 or a 59″ hip

2. Vintage Style Skirt from Peppermint Magazine

Another excellent pattern from Emily of In The Folds patterns. I learn a new finish or technique (or more than one) every time I sew a pattern from her!

Size: Up to a 45″ waist and 54.5″ hip

3. Barb Pants from StyleArc

Free when you sign up to their newsletter through the link above. Check out Lara’s version here

Size: All of StyleArc’s patterns go up to a size 30.

4. D’Arcy Bralette from Mood

Check out this review on the Curvy Sewing Collective from Megan (The Green Violet)

Size: Up to a size 22 or 48.5″ bust

5. Polly Top from By Hand London

‘A woven tank top with clean lines and a tab hem, Polly features a contrast panel at the front allowing for endless colour and fabric combinations, as well as shaping the bust without the need for darts.’

Size: Up to a size 16/20. Finished hip measurement of largest size is 52″

6. Flutter-By Tank Top from Hot Patterns

Seems to be downloadable from Fabric.com rather than directly from Hot Patterns, there are some examples of this made up if you google.

Size: Up to a size 26

7. Scarf Neck Cardi from Swoon

An open-front cardigan, featuring princess seams, a draping scarf neck, and an irregular bottom hem. Includes instructions to sew with french seams or serger.

Size: up to XXL

8. Trendy Tank from Winter Wear Designs

Sign up to her Facebook group to get the discount code for the top.

Size: Up to a size 24 or 54″ hip

9. The Hazel Coat from Mood

‘clean and simple silhouette, deep front pockets and a silky lining, this coat can take you from day to night’

Size: Up to a size 30 or 63″ hip

10. Peg Legs from Patterns for Pirates

There are so many versions of these peggings floating around on the internet, and you can’t argue with the price!

Size: Up to Plus3X or 58″ hip

Come back later this week for 10 more free plus size sewing patterns for beginners. In the meantime, check out last week’s 10 free plus size patterns and if you have any suggestions please add them to the comments!

Hand Knits

Although I didn’t make these sweaters, I’m posting them because they are a much loved part of my wardrobe that’s handmade, just not by me.

HandKnit Cardigan

This is one of the cardigans that my grandma knitted for herself many years ago out of our merino wool which she spun herself. Fortunately, we were basically the same size so I won a couple of her cardigans and sweaters.

Grandma Knit 2

This is another sweater that was knitted by my Grandma for herself that I’m able to wear. It has lovely colour work and while brown, pink & teal seem like strange colours to me, somehow it works.

10 Free Plus Size Sewing Patterns

I’ve been on the hunt for free plus size sewing patterns for beginners and have accumulated quite the list! In order to avoid over-saturation I’m going to release a list of 10 twice a week until I run out. I hope there will be plenty to inspire you! If you’re a pattern designer and you offer a free plus size sewing pattern, please get in touch!

1. Sorbetto from Colette Patterns

This is one of the OG free Indie patterns.

Size: Available up to size 26 or a 58″ hip

2. Laundry Day Tee from Love Notions

There are so many variations available here! Follow the link to sign up for her facebook page to get the discount code.

Size: Available up to an XXXL or a 51.5″ hip

3. Morning Glory Top from Sarah Kirsten

Sign up to Sarah’s email list to get access to the free pattern. Check out the version I made here.

Size: Because the instructions step you through drafting the top for yourself, there is no ‘size’ as such.

4. Slouchy Cardi from Peppermint Magazine

One of the many free patterns drafted by In The Folds for Peppermint Magazine and very seasonally appropriate for both hemispheres right now. Check out Debbie’s version here.

Size: Available to 54″ hip

5. Reagan Raglan from Bella Sunshine Designs

Both v-neck and scooped neckline and says that a bust adjustment is included in the pattern!

Size: Up to a size 30 or 59.75″ hip

6. Chloe Skirt & Maxi from Made for Mermaids

‘This is the perfect project for someone who is new to sewing or has been afraid to try a knit pattern. Extremely QUICK a-line skirt with only 4 seams and a hem.’

Size: Up to size ‘Red’ or a 54″ hip

7. Maple Culottes from Mood

If you’re unsure whether culottes are for you, maybe a free pattern will tip you over the edge?

Size: up to a size 30 or 63″ hip

8. Avast Circle Vest from Patterns for Pirates

Aaaa-ren’t you glad you’re reading this list? ‘The perfect little throw on vest that is super simple and quick to make.’

Size: up to a 58″ hip but presumable pretty open sizing.

9. Maya Bra from AFI Atelier

Check out this review on CSC of the Maya Bra by Andie of Sew Pretty in Pink. That’s her lovely version pictured!

Size: So Many Sizes.

10. Peplum top from Peppermint Magazine

I love my version of this top, and it’s a shape too easily dismissed when searching for curvy sewing patterns.

Size: Up to a 54″ hip but so much positive ease means the actual sizing will be much larger.

Come back at the same time next week for 10 more free printable plus size sewing patterns. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions please add them to the comments!