From the Archives: 18 Free summer patterns

Hello there, thanks for visiting us today! This is From the Archives: 18 Free summer patterns

Since the summer has already taken off, I wanted to create a fun roundup post with all the Summer Free Pattern from our site.  They cover from tops to dresses, handbags and a casual pair of pants.


If you are new at the website, this post is the ideal for you!

Start by looking at the top options:


A line top:

Easy and 50’s inspired A-line top with in-seam pockets



Heather top:

An easy to wear 70’s inspired a-line top with short, flared sleeves



Rebecca Dress:

A fit and flared knit sleeveless dress with a cowl neckline and semi circle skirt.



Pleated top pattern:

A great addition to this summer is an easy to make pleated top.  You can visit Bernina Blog Weallsew for more information and the PDF pattern file.

Pleated top sewing tutorial

Short sleeves hoodie:

This is one of my favorite patterns for T-shirts: It is a cute short sleeve knit top with a hoodie.



Fringe Bag:

The 70’s inspired suede fringe handbag is one of my most popular patterns.  Check for full details and pattern here




Jeannette Dress:

Who doesn’t love a  princess seam dress?  The Jeannette Dress features a knit dress with princess seams and flare sleeves.




The Easy Hoodie:

This is one of the most popular tops at On the Cutting Floor; easy to make, great to wear and fun to hack to make your own style out of this.



The fringe Clutch:

A lovely fringe clutch will be your go-to pattern for a simple, yet fun project.



The Zoey Dress:

This loose fit, short flared sleeves is definitely something you want to wear this summer.  Super chic and wearable, choose a fun print and you are ready for the season!



The Crop top:

This is a great addition to your wardrobe, the top holds a waistband to simulate a shorter top.  The pattern also features a tailored 3/4 sleeve and a beautiful detail on the back.  Check for more here:




Barbara Dress:

This is definitely THE dress of the website.  Super chic and easy to make.  Follow the tutorial for a quick project.




The Jessica Dress:

This dress features a V-neckline and a gathered skirt with a shirred waistband.  You can also see a beautiful detail on the back on the link below:



The Sofia Skirt:

One of my very first women’s pattern.  The PDF has been updated to a better fit gathered skirt.  Enjoy!



The Yoga skirt:

This pattern has also been updated to letter and A 4 format.  Also check on the Sally skirt for an easy variation




The broadneck top:

This top features long sleeves and a wide scoop neckline.  Hack the pattern for a short sleeves options and add the Casual pants for a winner outfit!




Well, I hope you have enjoy this post and let me know which pattern is your favorite.


From the Archives: 18 Free summer patterns



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By Daniela

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I am Daniela, the heart and soul at On the Cutting Floor. I love sewing, creating and challenging myself to make something better every time :)


  1. Thanks for so many new patterns! They look easy to sew and wear, just right for summer and a few of them are just what I was looking for!

  2. The Rafflecopter indicated that you would like to hear my favorite sewing story…
    Well, I was just a beginning sewist. The pattern I had purchased for my toddler was a dress with pantaloons (diaper cover), the fabric a plaid seersucker. One day I made the pantaloons, but never got around to the dress. Took the elastic out of the legs, and those became my daughter’s favorite shorts. They were a little large when she was first out of diapers, but as she grew, they fit much better. When she was about 9 y.o. the seersucker was holding up well, but the shorts were way to small. So we pulled out the unused dress fabric and made her a second pair, just a little extra large for growing room. By high school, they still fit, but we’re just a bit too short for public decency, so they became p.j.’s. One weekend, my just before my daughter left for college, my brother and his family, came for a visit. The next morning, my daughter was wearing those shorts at breakfast, and both my brother and his wife freaked out that she was wearing the same shorts since birth LOL

  3. I love the Fringe Clutch pattern. I love making bags and purses and accessories. I’ve been sewing since I was 8 yrs old …my aunt taught me how to sew. I started out making clothes for myself such as shirts and pedal pushers. I went to school for fashion design/merchandising and did a few fashion shows at school. After I graduated college I stopped sewing for almost 20 yrs. I recently started sewing bags and accessories and found I love it …I use my pattern drafting skills to design my own patterns as well. Now I’m teaching my daughters to sew and they’re having fun making doll clothes and such.

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