Sew Different patterns come in 3 different formats:pattern-panel

• Multisize paper patterns with fully illustrated instructions
• Multisize PDF patterns with fully illustrated instructions
• One size PDFÂ patterns that are FREE.

Multisize Patterns

Sew Different multisize patterns come in sizes UK 8 – 22, that’s US sizes 4 – 18. Each pattern comes with fully illustrated instructions and all the information you will need, such as how much fabric to buy and how to lay the pattern out on your fabrics. Every pattern has a blog post to accompany it full of advice on the types of fabric to use, inspiration and styling ideas. The paper versions are printed on high quality paper – made to last and be used many times. You can buy to share with a friend or use with your sewing group. For those of you who can’t wait, the PDFs are available to download immediately. How do PDF patterns work?

One size PDF patterns

Our FREE PDF patterns for women are all designed to fit a UK size 12, but they can be easily adjusted at key points to go larger or smaller. Have a look at the Making a pattern fit page for how to do it. There are also conversions to US and European sizes. The first page of your download is an overview and the following pages can be taped together to make up the full size pattern. Or, on some of the patterns, I have included the dimensions and helpful hints (all in blue) so you can draw them out on a large sheet of paper yourself. There are often some basic instructions, ideas about fabrics and adjustments that can be made on on the blog post that accompanies each one.

All my sewing patterns are designed to be EASY and most techniques and stitches I mention are referenced in the how to section.

“First time making an item of clothing, first time using a pattern and it was brilliant. Actually turned out exactly like it did on the envelope. Easy to understand and makes a stylish dress that looks quality. Highly recommend Laura’s patterns” – LISA LAWTON, UK Oct. 16

“Laura is unbelievably helpful – nothing is too much trouble and she responds very quickly. Her patterns are simplicity itself but look brilliant and disguise the “simplicity” really well.  Looks like I spend a lot buying new clothes when, in fact, Laura inspires me to make my own.  Easy to print off, great to join together, instructions are easy to follow.  All in all, highly recommended.” – DONNA MCDERMOTT, UK, Sept. 16

“I love Laura’s patterns, they are easy to sew and flatter all different figures. I will be buying more as they come out as paper patterns” – SUE ELLIS, UK, May 16

There are 35 comments for this article
  1. Debra Plyler at 7:26 pm

    In the US when a blogger offers a pattern for free—it is free. Forcing me to make a donation or buy you a coffee does not make it free. Your patterns are interesting and I might have actually paid for one but don’t like to be mislead.

    • Laura Casey at 3:08 pm

      I’m sorry, I’m not at all sure how I have mislead you. The pattern is free – just click on the PDF link and it’s there. I don’t think that I could have made it clearer that it is a donation. Most people in fact, don’t donate, it just helps towards my fabric and site hosting costs.

    • Suellen at 11:25 pm

      I don’t see anywhere where she could have mislead you.. It clearly states it’s Free. And you have an option to Donate..

  2. shannon at 12:33 am

    I don’t think asking for a donation Debra is misleading at all when the pattern she is offering is in fact free and what’s the harm in her asking anyways?? She is offering us things for free that she could be charging for so I wouldn’t have a nasty attitude if I were you. This is her site and not yours, I would be thankful and grateful if I were you!! smfh… I apologise Laura for her attitude towards you!!! It’s a shame some ppl are so selfish like that!!!. I love your site and I personally am thankful that you offer the free patterns even if there is not a donation given. Ty for your kindness in that manner!! I am a new sewer and love it. it’s been a long time since I’ve sewed so it’s all new to me again lol and your site is great!! Have a great day hun….
    P.S please don’t take to heart or mind ppl like that lady!!! It really makes me feel embarrassed for her that she acted so childishly!!!!!

  3. Susan Chambers at 9:08 pm

    I love you, Laura. Regarding the coffee complaint, well……it’s beyond stupid. You’re providing a beautiful site with beautiful patterns. And you are a beautiful person to share your talent, creations and generosity. You have seriously motivated me. Please stay forever!

  4. Amanda Taylor at 3:33 pm

    I’ve been sewing for over 40 years and still learn new things all the time. Your site and patterns are wonderful! I’m so glad I stumbled across it. Thank you for taking the time to help new and not so new sewers alike.

  5. Amruta at 7:07 pm

    Hi Laura,

    You have beautiful patterns and so unique. I wanted to make Tulip dress but was not able to print it properly.
    As am in US we use letter size.
    Is it possible for you to make patterns for US people so that they can print on letter size and enjoy sewing it? or is their any other way to print the pattern?


    • Laura Casey at 7:38 pm

      Hi, yes, you’re right. I’ve done most of my patterns for the uK and the US but haven’t quite got round to all of them yet. I will do it for the Tulip Dress this evening so it is ready for you to download. x

  6. Bracha at 3:38 pm

    Hi Laura. I’m just about to try one of your lovely patterns after years of not sewing, so wish me luck! but I wanted to ask if the patterns include sewing allowance, or should I cut the fabric a bit bigger?

  7. Ann Madison at 4:56 am

    I really like your designs and I am going to try your denim dress pattern this week. Your writing and art are impressive too. Very good photos of the two lovely young ladies you are raising. Thanks for a very enjoyable site.

    • Laura Casey at 7:34 am

      The patterns only come in one size but there are instructions on how to scale them up or down on the Making a pattern Fit page on the top menu.

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  9. Eva at 3:38 am

    Hi Laura! Your blog and pattern just appeared on my Pinterest page! I printed out the making a pattern fit as I am larger than a 16. I’m going to try one of your patterns and will let you know how I do. I’ve been busy making all kinds of apparel for my daughters, sister, and two nieces. Nothing for me yet. Soon. Very soon!! Thank you for all that you do for your fellow sewers. Sew Blessed. 👏🏼👍🏽😊👗👚

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  11. Isabelle at 1:40 pm

    Hi Laura, beautiful adventure !
    I love your blog and your patterns. Are the free patterns size 12 UK or 12 US ?
    My size is 42 (european size)
    Thank you for your answer

    • Laura Casey at 2:30 pm

      Hi Isabelle, they are a UK 12 which is European 40. Have a look on the Making a pattern fit page for details of how to size and by how much.

  12. Lynn Barber at 8:05 am

    I have just found your website, thanks to someone on Facebook. Thank you for all the free patterns and I love that cocoon jacket – must buy.

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  14. Elske at 10:22 am

    I want to start cutting my fabric for the denim dress, but…..are the seamallowances included in the pattern or should I cut them on?
    In Holland the seamallowances are not included in the patern.
    I hops you will answer my question!

  15. Jenny at 11:49 pm

    I have just received your lovely Coocoon Jacket pattern and I am wondering if the pattern includes seam allawances and if so what is the seam allowance please? All the best,

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