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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Read More HERE

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.

Hover over the picture to show the title, click to open, or right-click and open in a new tab to keep this page open too. And don’t forget to pin so everyone can enjoy!

Vintage Sewing Ideas Roundup


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Red Spot Design
Red Spot Design

It is so nice that you are looking to vintage patterns. I personally have quite a few vintage sewing patterns for mens, childrens, ladies and other items. They are all in perfect condition despite being used a lot. I am old enough that ‘vintage’ now, was new to me!!!
I also have ‘vintage’ knitting & crochet patterns, some priced at a few pence (English patterns) or even coupons ( bought by relatives during war time ). I still use these patterns. Hope veryone enjoys your vintage things.

Pamela
Pamela

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

Jacki Prettyman
Jacki Prettyman

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

Bernie Mayall
Bernie Mayall

Fabbo!

Elizabeth Fison
Elizabeth Fison

Thank you so much.

vivoaks
vivoaks

Nice! Thanks so much!!

Rhonda R
Rhonda R

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

jinet wright
jinet wright
Reply to  Rhonda R

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.

Evelyn Cordero
Evelyn Cordero

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

Mayra Cecilia
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Reply to  Evelyn Cordero

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

Irene
Irene

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 Cecilia
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Reply to  Irene

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
Roch
Reply to  Irene

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

Aline Carley
Aline Carley

I LOVE the vintage clothing. I want more please.

evelyn
evelyn

GREAT! THANK YOU!

Mayra Cecilia
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Reply to  evelyn

You are welcome, Enjoy!