Vintage Sewing Ideas: Free Patterns Roundup

Vintage Sewing Ideas

Do you love vintage designs as much as I do?

I've always had a fascination with vintage clothing designs.  While styles have changed a lot over the years, there are some truly classic vintage designs that continue to look good, or even better, as time goes by.

But what is “vintage” you might ask?  It seems like one of those terms that are probably not well defined and vary according to the eye of the beholder –so I thought I'd try to come up with a definition.  When I began my research, it turns out there actually is a semi-official definition of “vintage” clothing after all.  The below is from Wikipedia:

Generally speaking, clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 20 years before the present day is considered vintage.

Fortunately, that's pretty consistent with what I was thinking, so I'm happy to go with that.

We did a post last year focussing on vintage sewing patterns and where you can get them.  Please check it out below.  These were mainly original patterns from the 1960's, 1950's and before that are being sold by dealers and collectors today.

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This time, I wanted to put together a collection of free patterns and designs, so here are more than 35+ vintage sewing ideas that I'm sure you will enjoy.

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Vintage Sewing Ideas Roundup

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15 Responses to Vintage Sewing Ideas: Free Patterns Roundup

  1. Pamela says:

    It’s interesting that some of those “old” styles are so classic they NEVER really go out of style.

  2. Jacki Prettyman says:

    Lovely. I have it pinned since I see some patterns I would love to make. Thanks. ?

  3. Bernie Mayall says:


  4. Elizabeth Fison says:

    Thank you so much.

  5. vivoaks says:

    Nice! Thanks so much!!

  6. Rhonda R says:

    Love the vinege clothing, but getting that skinny waistline is a challenge. 😉

    • jinet wright says:

      The skinny waistline in the vintage years especially the 50’s was actually fake. Corsets and girdles were worn by women to get the desired shape. As fashion changed, so did the means to acquire such figures.

  7. Evelyn Cordero says:

    any wedding dresses? Looking for tea length 1950’s style. Thanks

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Just bought soe polkadots fabrics and working on a pattern. Not sure when I can finish though, when is your wedding?

  8. Irene says:

    I love the vintage patterns you have. I wonder if you could help me find a pattern? It was a summer dress I made when I was in Grade *.It was called a drop-waist dress> It was like a shift dress with short sleeves, but at about the hip area it was like a full skirt. I hope you know what I am talking about.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hmmmmm…. there are so many possibilities. Try using google image and when you find something similar send it to me to mayra@so-sew-easy and I will weep out for you .

    • Roch says:

      Had one, suggest extending bodice to hipline and attaching semi full skirt there. Simple design.

  9. Aline Carley says:

    I LOVE the vintage clothing. I want more please.

  10. evelyn says:


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