If you’re a sucker for anything boho chic like me, you’ll love this collection of 15 boho chic dresses you can make yourself. Personally, I always find myself wandering sites like Free People, Spell & the Gypsy, and others for inspiration. What’s not to love?
So without further ado, here are 15 totally do-able, sewing tutorials. Each one comes with step by step instructions and lots of photos to make the process even if you’re still a beginner.
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DIY LACE ACCENT DRESS
This refashion tutorial is perfect for those dresses you have that are “almost awesome.” I was able to score this white lace embellishment was less than $4 a yard and created an entirely new look for this dress. See the full tutorial HERE.
EASY DIY CAFTAN DRESS TUTORIAL
What exactly is a caftan? Caftans are those flowy, beach dresses that always look to elegant and chic but also are sooooooo incredibly comfortable. You can either wear this dress belted to define your waistline or wear it like an uber-comfortable dress. No joke- this dress is perfect for every hot summer day when you’re not sure what to wear or those days when you want to look put together but have absolutely zero motivation. It’s the perfect go-to piece to have on hand.
You’re going to love having this dress in your closet!
This super simple project takes less than an hour to complete and doesn’t require a pattern whatsoever. The best part? I’ve even created an easy-to-follow video to walk you though each step! Get the full tutorial HERE.
DIY BOHO CHIC TUNIC W/ FREE PATTERN
Nothing says summer like an off-the-shoulder mini dress right? I love the elastic waistband and drawstring top on this dress. It adds subtle detail that’s perfect for every weekend.
This simple tutorial by so-sew-easy.com even comes with a free printable pattern. The step by step tutorial is loaded with photos to make the process simple to complete. See the tutorial by so-sew-easy.com HERE.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN MAXI DRESS . A DIY TENT DRESS TUTORIAL
This DIY maxi dress has a beautifully draped front and high neckline. The front drape makes this uber-comfortable silhouette still feminine and can be worn almost anywhere from a beach vacation to dinner dates. Today, I’ll be wearing it to an amusement park with my four kids, a high ponytail, and some huge sunglasses.
DIY will show you exactly how to make your own DIY maxi dress in less than an hour without a pattern! Trust me. I’ll hold your hand the entire way and walk you through each step. It will be so much easier than you think! See the full tutorial HERE.
DIY BOXY MAXI DRESS WITH POCKETS
This tutorial by merricksart.com walks you through how to make a boxy style maxi dress…. with pockets! The illustrated pattern pieces are super helpful in creating your pattern from scratch and the project comes together relatively easily. See the full tutorial by merricksart.com HERE.
DIY MATCHING MOMMY AND ME T-SHIRT DRESSES
These DIY mommy and me dresses are soooooo cute and comfortable. If you have kids, you know how important comfort is in kids clothing or else they just won’t wear it. I once tried to get my daughter in a stiff organza dress for Easter….. and while the photos were cute, she hated it.
The thing I love most about these DIY mommy and me dresses is that you can make them in any fabric you like! I plan on making more in a Black ITY Fabric so I can add a belt and wear it with boots for fall. You can whip each dress up in about an hour and half (including the time it takes to draw up your pattern (don’t stress- it’s so much easier than you think!)
DIY BOHO KIMONO DRESS
This simple boho kimono dress by sewinlove.com is quick and easy, incredibly versatile, and can even double as a maternity dress! The video tutorial and illustrated pattern makes it super simple to put together. See the full tutorial by sewinlove.com HERE.
DIY BLEACH PEN BOHO DRESS
Before this little DIY, I loved this black maxi dress. It was great for airports, farmer’s markets… basically anywhere I wanted to go and look presentable and still be ridiculously comfortable. It’s the perfect length and has a low back with some sexy cross-straps. Now, after I took a bleach pen to it, I love it even more. See the full tutorial HERE.
DIY HERMES SUMMER CAFTAN TUTORIAL
This tutorial by rivaladiva.com comes with an illustrated pattern making tutorial to walk you through how to make this dress. It’s quick and easy and only requires a few straight lines of sewing to complete the project. How cool is that? See the tutorial by rivaladiva.com HERE.
CHIFFON LITTLE BLACK DIY DRESS
To make this dress you’ll need about 1- 1 1/2 hours of time. You won’t need any fancy tools besides a basic sewing machine and even though I use my beloved serger during steps, I’ll be sure to give other alternatives that I know you’ll love just as much! Click HERE for the full refashion tutorial.
DIY TIERED BLANC SUNDRESS
Make this simple tiered sundress from scratch with this tutorial by mellysews.com. This tutorial walks you through how to take a pattern from mellysews.com and create a new look by adding tiered panels to the skirt. the finished project is sweet, feminine, and oh-so comfortable! See the full tutorial HERE.
MAKE A T-SHIRT DRESS w/ FREE PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS
There are only a few wardrobe staples that really can play a major role in every single woman’s capsule wardrobe. In my opinion, a basic t-shirt dress is definitely one of them. that’s why in today’s post, I’ll be walking you through exactly how to make one yourself! For today’s tutorial, we’ll be using a shirt you already have to create a dress that fits you perfectly. Get the full tutorial w/ Printable Instructions HERE.
MAKE YOUR OWN SILK SCARF DRESS
This simple silk scarf dress tutorial by domesticbliss2.com is so simple to make and looks incredible when you are done. Who knew just 3 scarves and some elastic could create such a glamorous dress? See the full tutorial by domesticbliss2.com HERE.
BACKLESS DIY MAXI DRESS TUTORIAL
This DIY maxi dress tutorial can be completed in only 5 steps!
To eliminate the frustration with fit and complicated pattern-making process, we’ll be using a shirt that already fits you to build the pattern for this dress. Before you start to panic, take a deep breath. That’s all included in the 5 steps below. 🙂 I’ll also walk you through how to make your own spaghetti straps from scratch or you can use fold-over elastic if you want to keep it simple. It’s entirely up to you! See the full tutorial HERE.
THE SOHO MAXI DRESS TUTORIAL
This tutorial by sewmuchado.com is perfect for your next vacation. She breaks down fabric options, how to build your pattern, and the step be step process to creating this fabulous dress from scratch! See the full tutorial by sewmuchado.com HERE.
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