40+ Pillowcase Dresses Free Patterns and Tutorials

pillowcase dressesSo what are pillowcase dresses anyway?

Pillowcase dresses are quite simply a dress made from the fabric found in a pillow case (or two..).  Based on the designs and the free patterns below, a simple pillow case and some trimmings can make you a fantastic little dress for your daughter or granddaughter.  We also have some wonderful options for women as well to make to make simple dresses and skirts.

Why do sewists like pillowcase dress patterns and projects?

I've really found pillowcase dresses to be a lot of fun and so simple (and inexpensive) to make.  Pillow cases are often such a good source of interesting and attractive fabrics.  If you find some nice designs on sale, you might even discover that the material is sometimes even cheaper than buying normal fabric.  This really makes for a quick, easy and inexpensive sewing project for any sewist.

How to start?

Look through your closet to find one or more pillowcases.  You may also check your local stores for sales and garage sales or thrift stores for beautiful vintage designs.  Look for interesting colors, prints, and textures.  When you find something good, just choose a design below and get started.  Most of these projects are quick and easy so you'll be done in no time.

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Pillowcase Dresses Free Patterns Roundup

If you want to learn even more about pillows and pillowcases.  Here's a fun article we did about the history of the pillow.

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13 Responses to 40+ Pillowcase Dresses Free Patterns and Tutorials

  1. Debra W Rieske says:

    I am a Family and Consumer Science teacher in Van Buren, AR. I love your site. I use it for ideas for lesson plans and basic sewing projects for my students. Thank you for your information and inspiration! DRieske

  2. JANET says:

    I have two pretty pillowcases I would like to make a skirt with. They are outlined as in a panel around the floral. Would that panel make the skirt look dumb? LOL

  3. Carole D. says:

    If you are retired or have time on your hands, you can make these dresses for girls in Africa. Visit their website: http://www.littledressesforafrica.org/blog/ and make girls happy and proud. Inexpensive to make using trift stores and dollar stores to gather fabrics and ribbons, and these dresses will go a long way into bringing happiness around the world.

  4. Mila Kette says:

    How lovely! My hairdresser recently had a daughter and I was looking for something to make for her. A little dress like this will be perfect for when the baby is a little bigger. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Susan McCarthy says:

    must try one for my granddaughter

  6. Judy Lambert says:

    Just what I was looking for. Thank you so much

  7. Sandyerdos says:

    Love it can I get back to this at another time in the free patterns area don’t have time now but would love to revisit it . Thanks for sharing

  8. Alicia Williams says:

    so many delightful creative cute dresses – thanks for your efforts and sharing 🙂

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