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If you are new to sewing, you’re in the right place

Hey crafter! You wanna make beautiful clothes that you can be proud of?

Love Notions’ PDF Patterns are perfect for people who are:

  • new to sewing
  • new to sewing clothes
  • or new to PDF patterns

Shop this collection of beginner-friendly knit patterns

We’ve specially selected some patterns that are approachable for beginners who want to work with fabric that has stretch.

Classic Tee

This pattern is the perfect introduction to sewing knits – and we know every wardrobe needs a semi-relaxed tee with just the right amount of ease where you need it. Choose from three neckline options: crew, scoop and v-neck. 

Ravinia Skirt

The Ravinia Skirt makes a comfy and stylish bottom – and is a project perfect for a beginner who wants a quick and easy sew with a few interesting details. 

Summer Basics

Need a basic tank or dress? Summer Basics tank, maxi, or dress is a straightforward sew with clear instructions – but lots of ways to add more sophisticated details.

Boyfriend Cardigan

A quick and easy sew, this open front cardigan features drop shoulders, mid-thigh or duster length, side vents and drop pockets. 

La Bella Donna Dolman

This is a perfect transitional piece for your me-made wardrobe – and one that uses very little fabric. This gorgeous top is filled with options and is quick and easy to sew and wear!

Shop this collection of beginner-friendly woven patterns

We’ve specially selected some patterns that are approachable for beginners who want to work with fabric that does not have stretch.

Harmony Blouse

The Harmony Blouse is an easy to wear top meant for drapey, silk-like woven fabrics. Learn to create bust darts for a beautiful fit.  A simple keyhole closure makes this a breeze to sew up and wear.

Melody Dolman

Looking for a straight forward sewing project? Melody Dolman walks you through step-by-step and helps you get that perfect collared button-up. It’s easier than you’d think!

Allegro Bottoms

If you are in need of a simple elastic waist, woven pant – Allegro Bottoms are it! These easy to wear, pull on style shorts, skirt, and capris will be a workhorse in your closet. Learn new sewing skills like: inserting elastic, faux fly sewing, and constructing pockets.

Cadence Dress and Top

The Cadence is a shift-style dress & top meant for wovens. Easy to construct darts at the bust give the dress shaping — with no zippers, buttons, or closures! Learn how to finish it off with facings for easy construction and no bias tape necessary.
Looking for patterns that are easy to sew for a newbie? Check out our specially selected set of patterns linked below which are perfect for you. Love Notions patterns feature full-length tutorials, embedded videos, with simple & classic pattern design so you actually end up wearing the piece you spent your hard work, time, and money on!
Love Notions offers lots of ways to get support as you sew! Here are a few of the places you can find answers to your sewing questions. Free & Private Pattern Support Group @
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If you are starting from scratch, here are a few of the materials we think will be helpful as you learn to sew.
  • A reliable sewing machine (our favorite is the Babylock Brilliant)
  • A cutting mat
  • Rotary cutter
  • Thread (we like Gutterman)
  • Machine Needles (start with universal needles)
  • Fabric (you can work with stretch or non-stretch, but keep in mind that different patterns require different types of fabrics)
Click to check out more sewing supply resources & our favorites: 1. What sewing machine do I need?  2. Guide to sewing machine feet  3. Gift Guide for Sewists 4. Tami’s Sewing Amazon Storefront 5. How to make a sewing space anywhere 6. How to organize your sewing space

Try our Famous Laundry Day Tee

This pattern is beloved throughout the sewing community! For many people, it is the very first garment they ever sew up and it gets them hooked on the joy of sewing. Plus, you can get it for free when you join our private Facebook Pattern Support Group.

What about Fabric?

Fabric is an essential ingredient to any sewing project! Learn from these fabric resources & get what you need!

Learn how to use PDF Patterns

New to PDF patterns? You can use PDF patterns with your at home printer, send them to a copy shop for a large format print, or even project them directly onto your fabric with an overhead projector. Use these videos to see how. Plus, you can even see exactly how to sew up the Free Laundry Day Tee from start to finish using PDF patterns!

Sewing School is in session! Find instant support for your sewing questions

We’ve got some blog posts just for your beginner sewing questions.

Shop the whole Love Notions pattern collection

Ready to get sewing? Browse the current collection of Love Notions’ patterns now and get started today!