When I first suggested a free for all as a theme, Jen laughed at me and said I was spiraling. And then I explained that the idea was simply to sew using free patterns. There's loads out there and many are great! Maybe you have a favorite that has become a tried and true. Maybe it's time to try some new ones. Maybe you've already downloaded or even printed them out. Sew them! Share them. We love being sewcial with you.
I've got a couple of suggestions to get you started if you need a jumping off point (because pinterest is bananas anymore and I'm not going to suggest you go down that broken rabbit hole)-
A peplum, wide leg pants, a boxy top (first on my list), a jumpsuit AND MANY MORE. All free.
You'll find a whole collection of free patterns in the Dropbox album linked in the post! I've only tried Diana (I don't even like spaghetti straps but I'm gonna make a not-an-Ogden-cami anyway), but there's plenty of free sewing opportunities here. (Thanks, Gwyn, for finding this treasure trove.)
Over a dozen simple freebies here.
After I started this post, Gwyn also shared Robynne's "Complete list of almost free patterns." The list is now maintained on her blog and it's a pretty comprehensive list of the patterns offered by indie designers for free in exchange for joining their facebook group.
I hope you enjoy your summer, folks! Hopefully you can splurge on extra fabric since you've saved some dollars by working with free patterns. :)
Edited to add-
LA Finch Fabrics has generously offered to sponsor this session!
Be sure to use the #letssewthistogether hashtag on Instagram between July 1st and August 31st, 2018 when sharing your makes to be entered.
Thank you for sharing your free pattern makes with us this summer! We were overwhelmed by your entries and your tremendous creativity. The first few months of #letssewthistogether we were able to round up and thank everyone individually for their contribution(s). We can't keep up with your pace any longer, though!
Please note! My attempt to credit each the pictures above didn't work out as planned. I'm working on attributing the makers and linking the patterns properly.- I believe I've corrected this! (but it's best to view this gallery on a computer aka not mobile.)
Also- congrats to our random winner, Gwyneth (@clever_colleen). Seems sewing all those Plantains really paid off! That red one is particularly lucky!