If you enjoy staying up-to-date with the latest fashion trends but don’t want to spend a lot of money, then you’re in luck! You’ll find something for your taste in this curated collection of 14+ free top sewing patterns for women.
From flowy peplum tops to classic button-down shirts, you’ll find a wide array of styles that can easily be customised.
Many of these patterns come in multiple sizes so that you can find the perfect fit for your body type. By taking up sewing, you can not only create one-of-a-kind pieces for your wardrobe, but you can also save a lot of money in the process.
If you are just starting out, I’ve got you covered with plenty of helpful tips and resources to guide you through the process. Check out these guides below:
- Learn How to Sew
- How To Thread A Sewing Machine
- How to Sew a Seam for Beginners
- How to Cut Fabric Correctly
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14+ Free Top Sewing Patterns for Women
1. Peplum top
This cute DIY peplum top is perfect for beginners and requires no sewing pattern. It can be made using small scraps and is a great way to use up those fabrics that are not big enough for other garment projects. This top is a tutorial that you can customise to your body making it the perfect fit for you!
2. Off The Shoulder Top
An off-the-shoulder top is a great choice for sunny days. I have designed a pattern that is very simple to follow – all you need to do is cut out rectangles. This top requires very little fabric, making it an ideal option for using up smaller fabric pieces.
3. Merricks Art Flutter Sleeve Top
This top by Merricks Art is so sweet. I love the ruffle sleeve details. It adds a unique touch to the design. This style would be perfect for warm summer days in a lightweight linen fabric or light cotton poplin. Follow her tutorial to cut the right size and sew your own top with her step-by-step instructions.
4. DIY Tank Top
DIY Fashion Rebel has created an adorable tank top tutorial. This top has wide straps that tie at the shoulders and a comfortable elasticated upper top that sits above the bust. It’s super cute, and I’ve added it to my sewing list for 2024! Watch her YouTube tutorial to learn how to sew your own.
5. Isla puffed sleeve top
The Isla top by Tianas Closet is the perfect trans-seasonal top. It would be lovely sewn in a lightweight linen, cotton poplin, or rayon. Download the free sewing pattern and get sewing! This pattern includes sizes XXS-5XL.
6. Simple Linen Tee Sewing Pattern
You can’t go wrong with a simple linen tee. It can be paired with anything which makes it a staple piece to have in your memade wardrobe. Download the free PDF sewing pattern in sizes 0/2 to 28/30 (40″-59″ bust). Note that you do need to sign up with your name and email to download the pattern.
7. V-neck Top Sewing Pattern Sewing Pattern
If you like V-neck style tops then you will love this relaxed Ines top from the Fabrics Store. This is a free beginner-friendly PDF sewing pattern that includes sizes 0/2 to 12/14 and 16/18 to 28/30. Note that you do need to sign up with your name and email to download the pattern.
8. Peppermint Wrap Top Sewing Pattern
I love this simple wrap top from Peppermint Magazine. I made myself one from a linen tablecloth I picked up at H&M because I couldn’t find any European linen here in New Zealand for an affordable price (nice little hack for you!). You can download the free PDF sewing pattern here and sew yourself one. It is available in sizes 39″-60 5/8″ (99cm-154cm) finished bust size. It is suitable for beginners with some sewing experience. You can download it for free or choose to make a donation to support Peppermint magazine.
9. Mandy Boat Tee Sewing Pattern
The Mandy boat tee is a staple knit tee for any wardrobe. This style is very Parisienne and I love it! It features a lovely boat neckline and 7/8 length sleeves. Perfect for layering in the cooler months. Download the PDF sewing pattern for free in Sizes (AUS): XXS-XXXL. This top pattern is a good introduction for beginners to learn how to sew knit fabric.
10. Striped Linen Gathered Blouse Sewing Pattern
Everyone could use a simple gathered blouse The Nola top by Fabrics Store is so versatile and simple. You can make this beginner-friendly blouse in linen, cotton, rayon or silk fabric to change it up for different outfit styles. The beautiful boat neckline is so unique. Download the free PDF pattern is sizes 0/2 to 12/14 and 16/18 to 28/30.
11. Ruffle Sleeve Top Sewing Pattern
Another ruffle sleeve top but this style features a v-neck line instead of a round one. This boxy-fitting tee is another wonderful staple to add to your wardrobe. You could make this in a variety of fabrics for different variations. You can download it for free or choose to make a donation to support Peppermint magazine. Download the free PDF sewing pattern here and sew yourself one. It is available in sizes 39″-60 5/8″ (99cm-154cm) finished bust size.
12. Pintuck Camisole Sewing Pattern
The Fabrics Store strikes again with another lovely linen pintuck cami top. This is a beginner sewing pattern that you can download for free and follow the online sewing instructions here. It comes in sizes 0/2 to 12/14 and 16/18 to 28/30.
13. Relaxed Linen Shirt Sewing Pattern
If you are on the hunt for the perfect shirt pattern then this relaxed linen shirt is perfection. This shirt is simple, minimal and clean-cut. The beginner-friendly pattern is available in sizes 0/2 to 12/14 and 16/18 to 28/30.
14. Linen Raglan Tee Sewing Pattern
I can’t pass up a good raglan tee and I have to say this one is a wonderful fit. It can be difficult to find raglan-style tees in woven fabrics. Usually, they are made from knit fabrics, so this is a gem! The perfect addition to your wardrobe staples. The beginner-friendly sewing pattern is free to download in sizes 0/2 to 12/14.
15. Tie Tank Top
Another awesome top from Tianas Closet, this tie-up cami is perfect for warmer days. This pattern includes sizes XXS-5XL and is beginner-friendly.
Free Top Sewing Patterns Conclusion
As you now know, you don’t have to purchase every sewing pattern to make tops that you’ll love wearing. There are so many wonderful top sewing patterns and tutorials online from talented creatives. There is a top style for everyone in this list of 14+ free top sewing patterns for women. Let me know in the comments below which tops you are going to make.