40+ FREE Plaid Sewing Patterns & Projects

plaid sewing patternsWho doesn't just love plaids!?

I love plaid sewing patterns.  Plaid fabric is available in so many interesting designs as well.  Plaid sewing patterns sometimes do take a little extra effort to make sure to match the pattern of the fabric, but the result is usually well worth it since well-matched plaids look very professional indeed.

Although there are many great “warm weather” plaids like this pink number below, for some reason plaids really feel like winter to me.

So because most of our readers are entering mid-winter at the moment in North America and Europe, I wanted to put together a collection of plaid sewing patterns that would highlight some really terrific opportunities to sew with plaids.

Please enjoy and have fun sewing plaids!  If you'd like to see more projects and tutorials using plaid fabric, please do let me know in the comments below.

plaid sewing patterns If you need some quick tips about matching plaids, please check out this post.

Mistakes to avoid when cutting fabric

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Bridget Helen Benford
Bridget Helen Benford

As a Scott I love all plaid fabrics. I would love to make the table runners and all the other designs.I am inspired thank you

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[…] Plaid fabrics…  When I refer to plaid I am talking about the print not the type of fabric.  When using plaid you need to take into consideration the grain line and the direction of the print.  The only piece cut on the grain line on the drawing below is the left side of the split (the smaller piece).  If you want to match the rest of the skirt to the left side of the split you will need to cut the rest of the skirt on a bias. Therefore you will need at least a 1/2″ extra for every 1 yard more than the required amount of fabric. […]

Geri Blackwelder
Geri Blackwelder

I used to have a three tiered floor length flannel skirt maid with Christmas red plaids, three different ones. Would love to see a pattern to get suggestions for length and width of each successive tier! I’ve always planned to make another one but don’t know where to start.

Linda L.
Linda L.

Hi Geri,
There’s a great tutorial at http://www.chicaandjo.com/2009/05/28/sew-a-tiered-ruffled-skirt/ which includes a calculator for the width and length of each layer. It says it’s child-size but I’ve used it with adult measurements. These are often called ‘peasant’ or ‘gypsy’ skirts if you want to look for another pattern.
I’ve also made the skirt with different lengths for each layer as a floor-length version. I started with 10″ and made the following ones each 2″ longer plus a 2″ waistband (I’m tall).
I never thought of using plaid but thanks for the idea – I’m going to do this for next year. It will be perfect for Christmas and there’s lots of plaid patterns in great fabrics that would be perfect for it.

Mayra Cecilia
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Working on it as we speak. I love this style of skirt!

Marne
Marne

I love plaid I have worn it, sewn with it, decorated with it.

Mayra Cecilia
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Reply to  Marne

Can you share some pictures, please? Happy New Year!

Sheila

I am also a lover of plaids,I wear them a lot, although I have never sewn any thing plaid because I was always afraid to sew them.I love what you did with the plaids,your work is always beautiful. Merry Christmas. Sheila Coon.

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Reply to  Sheila

EXpect more projects this year! Plaids are in!

terry
terry

love the table runner! Great for a cabin.

Mayra Cecilia
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Reply to  terry

I agree, would be a happy touch!

Barbara Campbell
Barbara Campbell

Love your ideas for using plaids!

Mayra Cecilia
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Do share a Picture if you make any of the projects!