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Hello Members! Just wanted to let you in on some free patterns at http://www.youcanmakethis.com/ .

The patterns on the home page are only free till Oct. 31st, which is the tutu and vest. If you sign up for there newsletter you get a whole bunch of other patterns like a purse, pillow and more? Then if you look at the menu on the left there is a section that has free patterns all of the time, like burb bibs, blankets and for those ladies who knit or crochet there are also patterns for that. So what are you waiting for? Get over there and have some fun!



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    Oct 26, 2009, 02.51 PMby sew4my3

    Oh and I wanted to let you know that I have used many of their patterns/ebooks and they are easy to use. Enjoy!

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    Oct 27, 2009, 02.33 AMby judeb

    Thankyou for the link

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      Oct 28, 2009, 02.09 AMby sew4my3

      You are welcome! If you make any of the items please let me know. I really love seeing how creative all of our members are!

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    Oct 28, 2009, 03.13 PMby anajan

    Manequim has a couple of new free patterns as well:


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      Oct 29, 2009, 09.31 AMby anajan

      I think I’ve just marked my own post as inappropriate :-[

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      Dec 11, 2009, 01.49 PMby barbaraagatha

      The website is all in portoguese: but it’s really great. There are a lot of gorgeous silk tops and some cute dresses (a little to complicated for me, though). Portoguese is a little challenging for me, but most of the things are intuitive. GREAT LINK: THANK YOU ANA!

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    Oct 29, 2009, 03.07 AMby scheryka

    Ok. So I went to the site. It’s all in something. French maybe? I found my way around but when I got to the dwnlds the pattern pieces were all jumbled on each other. There’s something I don’t know? Lost

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      Oct 29, 2009, 09.29 AMby anajan

      I’m not sure whether the question was addressed to me? But, I’ll answer it, just in case :)
      The Manequim site is in Portuguese, and I didn’t see any option for converting it into English.
      The patterns are all printed on one A3 sheet – like in BWOF magazines. Hence, you’ll have to trace the pattern yourself. I didn’t try out any of their patterns, but I think the pattern pieces do not include seam allowances (though I could not swear I’m right on this one).

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      Dec 4, 2009, 09.44 PMby erdronen

      To answer anajan- that is correct, no seam allowances are included. The translation is very difficult, but the fit is great and worth it if you’re somewhat advanced enough to figure out the construction without directions.

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    Oct 29, 2009, 05.05 AMby permenjahe

    Thanks so much for the link

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    Oct 29, 2009, 09.47 AMby judeb

    Thanks Anajan for the link, I now just need time to sew! Scheryka I don’t speak a word of Portugese but use Google Translate or sometimes babelfish for translating sites in other languages than English, they seem to work well, I sometimes have to reread the translation but I can normally get the gist of it.

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    Oct 29, 2009, 09.51 PMby scheryka

    Thanks, Anajan and Judeb. I think I’ll save the site FFR. (for future references). ;) I went to youcanmakethis.com and found lota of things! Thank you too Sew4my3.

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    Nov 6, 2009, 11.01 AMby anajan

    Another free pattern available for download on Manequim site:http://manequim.abril.com.br/faca-e-use/moldes/

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    Nov 10, 2009, 11.53 AMby barbaraagatha

    Thenk you for the resource: manequim has some lovely things. Unfortunately it would be helful to understand if there is seam allowance or not…I’ll try it out and let you know.

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      Dec 4, 2009, 09.45 PMby erdronen

      No seam allowances are included, just fyi… I’m a little late to reply :)

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    Nov 20, 2009, 05.33 PMby dorawarren

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      May 6, 2010, 01.10 PMby lala86

      that’s not Spanish!! that’s French!! anyway thanks for the link

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    Nov 20, 2009, 07.16 PMby dorawarren

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    Nov 28, 2009, 09.26 AMby judeb

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    Nov 28, 2009, 06.41 PMby nehmah

    Thank you to all members who have listed free sites. I will try to write the links to them, next week. Each online site has it’s fans. To my mind any site that posts free patterns and instructions is very welcome. The new-to-me sites from member dorawarren while in different languages and using pattern drafting to post patterns is quite useful. These types of sites are found everywhere. Japan, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Finland, and the US, all have free service. All have no-charge patterns, although some sites do have for-pay patterns. I started hunting patterns long before I joined BS. I first found .pdfs on a cosplay site while looking for information on the anime character, InuYasha, who is my grandson’s favorite. The most useful sewing sites are those that give complete drafting/instruction pages. Cordially, Nehmah

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    Nov 30, 2009, 04.35 PMby jennifertb

    Manequim patterns do NOT include seam allowance! Make sure you check out the size charts, they run a bit smaller than the Burda patterns. I get the magazine here in Brazil, the patterns are usually very nice, stylish, and go together well.

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      Dec 1, 2009, 03.28 PMby anajan

      Cool, thanks for the info!

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    Dec 1, 2009, 03.32 PMby anajan

    Check out the m-sewing patterns as well.


    They have a wide range of patterns for both genders and for kids, free of charge. They are all in PDF file format, but they are printed on huge sheets. You’ll need the Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional, or some other PDF reader that has the Tile option for printing. With this option you can tile the pattern sheet into A4 format sheets and print the pattern at home.

    Also, take a look at their print instructions over here:http://www.m-sewing.com/patterns-catalog/howtos/how-to-print-patterns.html

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      Dec 2, 2009, 03.09 AMby judeb

      For those of you with no tile option this is how I do it: To print mod patterns.:-Open pattern file in adobe pdf reader. Change image so that it is showing at actual size – 100%. Click on TOOLS – Select and Zoom – Snapshot tool. Drag pointer/curser to include whole image, ie top left corner to bottom right corner, a window should pop up saying “the selected area has been copied”. Open Microsoft office excel click first cell (A1) right click and select paste, image should be full size. In Excel – page layout – click on margins pick narrow. Check bottom left of page for number of pages, in print preview-page setup change orientation to landscape, check number of pages again, use which ever layout uses less pages. Print.
      Took a while to work out but now it’s easy and I love their patterns. Also with m-patterns don’t be dishartened if they don’t have the pattern you want loaded yet, they constantly add the pattern pdfs so just keep an eye on them.

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    Dec 1, 2009, 05.38 PMby victors

    Has anyone used the free patterns at www.osinka.ru? If so how please? can’t figure out the file extension thing.

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      Dec 2, 2009, 02.42 AMby judeb

      you need a .dxf or .dwg viewer with print capabilities (Autocad is an extensively used program but very expensive for our needs) there are several free ones Autodesk DWF Viewer 7 is one I have used but didn’t find it the easiest, but I have heard good things about
      http://www.edrawingsviewer.com/pages/products/DWG-DXF-Viewer.html but haven’t tried it as yet. If you google it there are lots out there just a case of finding one that works for you. Haven’t used this site yet just other patterns from Russia, it must be their standard format.

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    Dec 2, 2009, 04.09 AMby sew4my3

    Just wanted to say that this is so wonderful to see how our little community works together for each other!

    Also, the site www.youcanmakethis.com has put out another free pattern.

    Please keep the helpful information coming on “free patterns” and “how tos”. Happy sewing with a smile!

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    Dec 4, 2009, 01.56 PMby anajan

    FYI, size charts for Manequim patterns can be found here:


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      Dec 4, 2009, 11.55 PMby scheryka

      Ok, I have found that Google Translator done a good enough job in translating the Manequim site. Thanks all! I’m bout to go sew! Be back soon.

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    Dec 4, 2009, 09.22 PMby victors

    www.e-sewingpatterns.com also has some free patterns. You need to register

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    Dec 8, 2009, 05.11 AMby 5294sandras

    Try e-patternscentral.com it is a good site also.

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    Dec 8, 2009, 05.12 AMby 5294sandras

    simplicity.com has free patterns.

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    Dec 8, 2009, 08.06 AMby victors

    http://csi.fabric.com/shrug for a lovely shrug upto a size 26

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    Dec 11, 2009, 03.11 PMby ana555

    i have looked at a lot of the sites on here. some are mentioned in other posts, some are not. here is the link to the freeneedle.com site. it is an index of free pattern sites.

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    Dec 14, 2009, 05.40 PMby gedwoods

    I have created a new page for the http://fabrics international site for all your free pattern site suggestions, for those of you who use the site as a reference. I shall be extending the page – since all the wiki pages reference free patterns as well as patterns to pay for, I have already a large database of free pattern sites that I shall consolidate and combine with the other suggestions made here.

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      Dec 15, 2009, 05.48 AMby judeb

      Thanks for doing this gedwoods, I had suggested to ana555 in her post “sites for period clothes: inspiration or recreation on that” that maybe we ask Burdastyle to come up with a page, you beat us to it, great job.

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      Jan 10, 2010, 08.26 AMby julietta

      Thanks gedwoods, great idea! I already bookmarked it :-)

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      Mar 7, 2012, 09.25 PMby 999Graffix

      Thanks Gedwoods! Soooo handy!
      I especially love the way you divided it into sections and alphabetised the list. I really appreciate the time you spent on it.
      Again, Thanks a million!

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    Jan 5, 2010, 08.28 AMby victors

    found some more freebies, http://www.quiltingarts.com/media/g/stitch/default.aspx no instructions as it looks like they are in the magazine of the site but maybe people could muddlle through with similar instructioned projects? you need to register first.

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    Jan 10, 2010, 08.24 AMby julietta

    Here are some more free patterns: Fitzpattern offers some basic patterns for free http://www.fitzpatterns.com/collections/free

    Ottobre has some free patterns for sewing projects such as bags and things for children http://www.ottobredesign.com/en/print/index.html

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    Jan 11, 2010, 05.28 PMby chanelleaj

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    Jan 17, 2010, 04.02 AMby bekaem

    Here’s the link for a free shrug pattern dowload, made by Hot Patterns:http://csi.fabric.com/shrug or in case this doesn’t work, go via http://thesewingdivas.wordpress.com/page/2/

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    Jan 28, 2010, 01.37 AMby sew4my3

    Hello everyone! I have a new free pattern link for you. Instructions for creating a capelet in a child, youth, or even adult size are included. You’ll love the easy construction and unique possibilities with this one! The-You-Can-Make-This-Capelet-Child-Youth-Adult-Size.htm

    I would love to see it if you decide to make this one, so let me know!

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    Jan 28, 2010, 04.21 AMby cefora

    thank’s a lot!!

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