21 Tutorials That Will Teach You How To Sew Clothes
The most fun bit about learning to sew is that you don’t have to buy a piece of clothing – that could cost more than you think it’s really worth. Since you’re already learning, why not check out tutorials that will teach you how to sew clothes, yourself!
Yes, these projects might initially give you cold sweats and some of the instructions might leave you dizzy – but this is for the greater good! Being, that you can make all the clothes you want for a fraction of the cost and you have the bragging rights to say you made it.
These 21 tutorials cover many different projects that hopefully, you’ll want to make for yourself, a loved one or friend.
Easy Circle Skirt
This skirt is an easy piece to make. It does require a zipper, but besides that, it comes together so quickly and looks so professional.
Via Merrick’s Art
Plaid is amazing. These pants are pretty easy to make! You can sport them around in something a little more edgy like a leather jacket and graphic tee with a beanie or more feminine with a button up and high heels.
Via Cotton + Curls
90s-Inspired Drawstring Halter Crop Top
Remember that almost all clothing made around the millennium seemed to have drawstrings incorporated somewhere? On the cuff of sleeves, on the bottom of trousers, around the waist, around the neck, even just randomly and functionless across the back.
Via Love Aesthetics
Kid’s Pajama Pants
These are easy-to-sew pajama pants with coordinating drawstring bags – so you can give them as gifts!
Via Melly Sews
This kimono jacket is crazy easy to sew. If you’re a new seamstress the hardest part will be sewing the rolled hem on the lightweight fabric. If you pick out a fabric that does not fray (like a knit blend) then you can just skip hemming it all together.
Via Polkadot Chair
This tutorial shows 2 different ways to sew leggings (for any age) – via a standard sewing machine and the other a serger.
Women’s Boxer Shorts
Looking for the perfect pajama shorts to lounge around in on a lazy Sunday? How about making your own boxer shorts! Don’t feel intimidated — this is a beginner level sewing project.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to sew a basic simple corset. If you are a beginner in corset tailoring, this lessons will be perfect for you to understand the basics and dive deeper into the world of corset creation!
Via So Sew Easy
Stretch Pencil Skirt
Are you as in love with pencil skirts? They are both elegant and feminine. This stretchy version is easy to make and tailored to fit your measurements. The best bit? It only takes an afternoon to make. Now there’s no reason not to have a wardrobe full of these little fashion beauties!
Via Envato Tuts
Knit Tunic Dress
This is an easy project a beginning designer can take on. Traced from a loose fitting T-shirt.
J Crew-Inspired Tank Top
You will be starting with an old jersey sheet. Or just go to your local fabric store and buy some jersey, whatever works for you:) And it should only take about 30 minutes!! Super easy and pretty.
Via 3 Sweet P’s
Summer Breeze Tank
This super easy tank has adjustable straps and crochet lace to make it more interesting. This will look best in a very lightweight and drapey fabric – cotton gauze, cotton lawn or voile, or very thin jersey.
Via Melly Sews
A fun and easy DIY project to sew for warmer months. Very comfortable to wear under a blazer or sweater.
Via Linda Loves
Easy Knit Pants
Looking for some easy pants that you can wear during the Summer, that will move with the breeze? How about a nice pair of easy knit pants. These easy knit pants are quick to sew together and super comfortable. After all, nothing is worse than tight pants in the heat. With a nice wide leg, these pants can be dressed up or down, and are perfect Summer Style.
Via Sewing Rabbit
The six pleats sewn on this top will make your new garment fit all of your beautiful girly curves. Score! This summer crop is the perfect salute to summer. Or take this hot piece into fall with a chunky sweater.
You’ll love this DIY maxi skirt. It’s like leggings, but even comfier. You will look a little dressed up when you wear it. And it’s so easy to make.
Big Bottom Baby Pants
We’ve all been there (at least if you’ve done any sewing for babies)… you make some pants or shorts, go to put them on your child… and DIAPER! Yikes! hanging out inches above the pants… it’s not pretty. The kids don’t care, but parents do! Sometimes you just add more to the top to cover up the diaper, but there are simpler ways to avoid this problem altogether.
Via Life Sew Savory
So, if you want to make a top for yourself, follow these simple instructions. Required: sewing skills just a bit above “oh I don’t sew”. This top is just perfect for summer!
Classic Relaxed Tee
This is a classic t-shirt pattern sewn up in a softer fabric and with a little extra roominess. A word about fabric: if you’re going for a more relaxed fit, you’ll want to make sure you’re using a soft and drapey knit. Knits that are slightly thinner often work well for more relaxed styles.
Ruffle Diaper Covers
These diaper covers are so fun to make, you’ll be surprised you already made a short stack of them!
Via See Kate Sew
It’s a great flowy, knit Summer dress that can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with sandals. You can also interchange the sash by making extra using various colors or patterns.
Via Spilt Milk
What did you think of these tutorials on how to sew clothes? Too easy? Or, a tad difficult? Remember, persistence and focus helps to get things done.
For more sewing projects, check out these publications: Bold & Beautiful Easy-Sew Clothes: 15 Unstructured Designs That Fit and Flatter Every Shape, and Are Simple to Make, Sew Classic Clothes for Girls: 20 Girls’ Dresses, Outfits and Accessories from the Cottage Mama, Sewing for Plus Sizes: Creating Clothes that Fit and Flatter