Welcome to Sewing4Dummies

Here at Sewing4Dummies we'd like to share with you some of our simple sewing patterns, tips for beginners, and just general sewing information.

If you are looking for information on how to do some of the basics of sewing, you've come to the right place. We also have lots of great patterns for you to try, and we even have a free sewing course that will guide you through the steps to create some beautiful projects including picnic throws and scatter cushion covers.

We try to add new patterns all the time, so if you'd like to be kept up to date whenever we add a new pattern click here.


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We have plenty of free patterns to get you started on your sewing journey. From simple to medium (no hard ones here!).

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That's my Mum on the right in a dress she whipped up in 5 minutes and held together with safety pins! And my Aunt Cathie on the left in an outfit I made for her 50th wedding anniversary.

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Most Popular Patterns | or see all of our Patterns here

Sew an Apron in 15 Minutes

Think it can't be done? Think again – an apron is a very simple thing to sew, and you can easily make your own pattern. Once you have your pattern, you can cut out and sew one up in 15 minutes or less!

Sew a Warm Coat for Your Dog

It's not fun going for a walk in the cold, rain or snow. Why not make it easier for your pooch by running up a warm and waterproof coat for him or her to wear.

Reversible Ragbag Tote

This is a very easy to make quilted “rag bag” tote that is completely reversible – one side is a patchwork style quilted tote and the other side is a “rag bag” design.