Welcome back to Free Patterns Month here at Crafting a Green World!
So, you’ve sewn all of your free tops and bottoms. Now you need something to go under them AND something to go over them.
That’s why this week is everything underwear and accessories!
Everything on this list is from one of my favorite indie pattern companies. The patterns I’m pointing you to are free, but I’ve also included plenty of suggestions for other patterns you can purchase from these companies. It’s important to show these indie companies some love!
Free Patterns for Undies and Foundation Garments
Boxer Shorts by Measure Twice Cut Once for Peppermint Magazine. Basics don’t have to be basic!
Barret Bralette by Madalynne. This pull-on bralette pattern helps you get a feel for bra construction without having to mess with a ton of hardware. When you’re ready to try sewing with hardware, check out the Galina, also by Madalynne.
Noelle Halter Bralette by Madalynne. My teenagers especially love this style of bra, so it’s a great style to be able to DIY for them. If you like it, try the Roxie Sports Bralette pattern next–it’s got a swim top variation!
Stevie Knickers by Paper Theory. I love this mostly standard panties pattern because it’s got a little more room in the booty!
Acacia Underwear by Megan Nielsen. This underwear pattern also has separate free patterns for curvy bodies and children’s underwear. If you like it, check out the Cottesloe Curve Swimsuit pattern, also by Megan Nielsen.
Free Patterns for Hats, Bows, Hairpieces and Masks
Holiday Hair Bows by Patterns for Pirates. Get a head start on festive season!
Bijou Beret by Untitled Thoughts. A beret is such a fun accessory, and a terrific way to use up wool scraps.
Sandcastle Bucket Hat by Waves & Wild. I love the idea to make this out of water-repellant fabric to use as a rain hat!
Scout Cap by Charm Patterns. Because OBVIOUSLY you need a garrison cap in an adorable colorway!
Silvie Scrunchie by Juliana Martejevs. Scrunchies are pretty easy to measure for yourself, but this pattern makes them even easier! Use it to accessorize the T-Shirt Dress by the same company.
Scrunchies by Measure Twice Cut Once. Here’s another scrunchie pattern to use up ALL your fabric scraps!
Sleeping Mask by Elvelyckan Design. A sleep mask would be so cute sewn from the scraps of fabric used to make a pajama set.
3D Fabric Mask by Crafty Sew & So. I think these structured masks are so much more comfortable than flat ones.
Mask Set by Rebecca Page. This pattern includes several types of masks, from flat to scarf.
Free Patterns for Accessories
Fingerless Gloves by Patterns for Pirates. These gloves are a great size for scrapbusting!
Snuggly Slipper Boots by Tilly and the Buttons. This slipper boot pattern is a great way to practice the mechanics of sewing slippers. Don’t forget to add non-skid bottoms!
Whittaker Puffy Slippers by PSCo Patterns. A puffy slipper is such a good idea!
Gatherer Egg Apron by Swoon Sewing Patterns. My teenager used to literally just shove the eggs she’d collected in her pockets… yeah, an egg apron is a LOT better!
Sam Apron by Helen’s Closet. Every home needs a few classic aprons to keep stuff off all your other beautifully-handmade clothes! If you like this pattern, check out the Dogwood Apron by the same company.
Allspice Apron by Hey June Handmade. The crossback apron is another classic!
Vintage Apron by Rebecca Page. This vintage-look apron is cute AND useful!
Free Patterns for Totes, Bags, and Clutches
Micropurse by Sew House Seven. You need a tiny handmade purse to go with all your handmade outfits.
Ramona Mini Hipster by Swoon Sewing Patterns. My teenagers are OBSESSED with crossbody bags! This pattern is a great resource to make tons in all the patterns and colorways. Messenger bags are just as cool, so if you like this pattern, also check out the Dorian Messenger bag by the same company.
Leather Bag by Sew to Grow. Leather is a natural fabric, but it’s not the easiest to work with, and you can’t easily modify just any pattern to include leather. This free bag pattern is made to be made with leather, however! If you like this pattern and want to try more, check out Sew to Grow’s Sunday Market Clutch or Urban Outlook Tote.
Tote Bag by Ellie Beck for Peppermint Magazine. This classic tote bag pattern would look lovely with a custom or DIY print fabric.
Pixie Dust Zippered Bag by Stitch Upon a Time. My favorite part of this simple zippered bag is the wrist strap.
Costa Tote by Helen’s Closet. Free patterns aren’t always basic! This free tote bag pattern has interesting asymmetrical piecing.
Do you have a favorite indie pattern or a favorite indie pattern company? Tell us about it in the Comments!