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Learning how to make your own clothes has become one of my all-time favorite hobbies. Once you have the basic skills down, you can legitimately make anything you want. See something you like at a high-end boutique? Since you know how to sew, you can go home and make an even better version for yourself… complete with custom tailoring and maybe a nicer fabric.

Have a vision of the perfect dress you’d like to find for your next vacation? You don’t need to waste hours shopping around for it. You have all the skills and know-how to make it yourself. Isn’t that thought just so freeing?

Whenever I am out with my husband, I always come home with a new design that I am so excited to create. It could be a cute jacket that a stranger was wearing, a jumpsuit in a store window, or even a skirt that would be soooo cute if it only was made in a knit fabric instead. Knowing how to make your own clothes opens so many doors, provides an incredible creative outlet, and provides you with everything you need to create a closet you really love.

15 easy tutorials to make your own clothes for the absolute beginner.

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15 Tutorials To Make Your Own Clothes

Just click any image below to view the full tutorial and learn how to make your own clothes. Some projects will come with printable instructions, others include a step-by-step video. Either way, they all include full, easy-to-follow directions with shoppable supply lists and lots of photos every step of the way.

How to make DIY matching mommy and me fashion tee shirt dresses free pdf

These DIY mommy and me dresses are also soooooo 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 how well the pattern transforms when you make it from different fabrics! 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!) SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE

How to make an easy DIY lace shirt with this simple fashion clothing beginner sewing tutorial

This simple lace top is crazy-simple to make (you can bust out this project in less than thirty minutes) and always garners compliments. That’s the best of both worlds right?

I love the draped, feminine look of this lace top. You’ll be so surprised to learn just how quick it is to make! I loved making it out of a white lace because it added a gorgeous, delicate drape and texture to whatever you decide to wear it with.

Once you’ve made this off shoulder top once, you’ll probably want to make it out of plaid, jersey, and more! It’s such a versatile pattern and can be styled so many ways. If it’s made of a heavier fabric, it makes an excellent layering piece as well. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make a DIY Sequin Jacket Cardigan full tutorial and summer outfit idea

In this sequin jacket tutorial, I’ll walk you through the process of creating your own pattern and then show you how to put it all together.

Before you freak out, take a deep breathe. This process is easier than you think!

When you are working with sequins, it’s best to keep the pattern as simple as possible. Extra pleats, darts, and design details will only complicate your project and make it hard to get together plus give it an awkward fit. The sequins tend to bulge inside darts and can’t be ironed. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

DIY Tent Dress Floor Length Maxi Dress patternmaking 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. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make a Boho style DIY kimono with fringe from scratch

I love a good DIY kimono. They seem to instantly dress up a pair of jeans and a basic t-shirt effortlessly. They add a bit of drama to any look, create a lightweight layer as seasons change, and give a nod to the 70’s look I’m really loving right now.

While there are hundreds of kimono tutorials out there (you can see my other ones HERE and HERE) this one is awesome because it includes sleeves and some boho-inspired, fringe embellishment. While this tutorial is excellent if you are beginner, this 3 step kimono tutorial is even easier if you are in a hurry. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

how to make easy DIY high waist wide leg palazzo pants ...

These DIY high waisted wide leg trousers are hands down the most comfortable thing in my closet and likely the easiest tutorial on Creative Fashion Blog so far.

So far, I’ve made several in solid colors and funky prints and they absolutely never disappoint. I hope you like them too! CHECK OUT THE TUTORIAL HERE.

how to make a diy caftan a sewing tutorial easy way

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. LEARN MAKE ONE BY CLICKING HERE.

How to make an easy DIY tshirt tank dress for summer with free printable PDF 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 this tutorial, I’ll be walking you through exactly how to make one yourself!

For this tank dress tutorial, we’ll be using a shirt you already have to create a dress that fits you perfectly. SEE THE TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make an easy DIY sequin pencil skirt in just 5 steps

Don’t you just love the look of a sequin pencil skirt? It’s perfect for almost any party, cocktail, or night out and always makes you feel more festive when you slip it on. What’s not to love?

Perhaps the only thing I don’t love about the beloved party skirt if the hefty price tag that comes along with it. Why are cute clothes so expensive? Especially the ones that are truly so easy to make? That’s why in this tutorial, we’ll be making a sequin pencil skirt from scratch in just 5 easy steps! SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

DIY drawstring printed palazzo pants easy sewing tutorial

I love the casual yet pulled together look of a fitted top and paper bag pants. Not only are these pants just as comfortable as your worn-in pajamas, but this seventies-inspired look is surprisingly easy to make yourself.

The name, “paper bag pants” comes from the unique gathered waist. From a construction standpoint, all paper bag pants are is a regular pull-on pant with an extra casing above the drawstring enclosure. The extra fabric above the waistline pulls into itself when the drawstring is tight making the top to look like a “paper bag.” Simple enough right? SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make a simple suede circle skirt . A FREE pattern printable tutorial

There are few things as versatile as a basic circle skirt. It’s timeless, feminine, flirty, and versatile all at the same time. What other piece in your closet has that kind of impact?

But the absolute best part about the trusty circle skirt is just how easy it is to make. You can whip out a circle skirt in less time than it takes you to find a matching pair of shoes in your closet…. depending on how messy your house is. Or maybe that’s just me….. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make a casual maxi dress with a back cut out. Free printable!

I think we can all agree that comfy, cute clothes are the ultimate find. Any time we can lounge around and feel chic at the same time, it’s a win right? This DIY maxi dress tutorial makes for the greatest comfy outfit that can also be worn in public!

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 in THIS TUTORIAL.

Summer outfit idea. How to make a simple summer DIY Tube Dress or Top tutorial with video instructions

Follow along this step by step video tutorial to create a simple tube dress. Then, convert it into a shirt, keep it as a dress, or transform it into a chic jumpsuit. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

how to sew a diy floor length maxi skirt with slit ....

This skirt is soooooo easy to make. You are actually only going to be sewing a single seam! What this means for you is that this project truly is super-fast to make (you could whip it up today during an hour-long nap time) and is absolutely perfect for the beginner. SEE THE TUTORIAL HERE.

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8 comments on “How To Make Your Own Clothes. 15 FREE Tutorials To Get You Started”

  1. Hi I just signed up and I am so thrilled that I found your website. Your story inspires me. Thank you so much for sharing your talent like this. I look forward to learning as much as I can. I have never sewed anything before but I purchased a sewing machine about a month ago. I’m ready to use it

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