Patchwork Charm: 30 Free Sewing Patterns to Sew and Love


Welcome to the colorful world of patchwork! Here are 30 free sewing patterns perfect for anyone who loves to sew. Whether you are a quilting pro or just starting out; these patterns will be fun and easy to follow. This list has warm quilts, clever bags, and cute decorations for your home. Grab your favorite fabrics and get ready to create some patchwork pieces that you’ll totally adore.

Woven Hearts Table Runner

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Sew a pretty table runner for Valentine’s, Christmas, or all year long! The easy Woven Hearts Table Runner pattern has a matching quilt pattern too.

Pretty Patchwork Tote

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Learn how to sew patchwork tote bags in less time than ever. Sewing these easy tote bags with my gridded interfacing is the perfect fabric scrap buster.

Patchwork Bench Cushion

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This patchwork cushion is beautiful on my piano bench, but it would look awesome on any other kind of bench, such as a patio swing, window seat, or picnic bench! Sewing a cushion is a great project to learn basic skills such as sewing straight seams, inserting stuffing, and sewing on buttons.

Log Cabin Hexagon Potholders

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You will love sewing this hexagon-shaped potholder pattern! These cute potholders are the perfect way to use up fabric and batting scraps and practice quilting. Plus, I have a beautiful and useful item when I’m done.

Patchwork Pillow Cover

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Orphan quilt blocks make amazing pillows, but don’t just sew them to a square of fabric for the back. Make a gorgeous quilted pillow cover.

Pretty Fabric Basket

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You can sew a pretty patchwork basket with a handful of fabric squares. This free sewing pattern would make a great home decor item or Easter basket.

Patchwork Christmas Stockings

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Nothing is more nostalgic than a pretty patchwork Christmas Stocking. This free pattern uses super easy sewing techniques.

Square Dance Daisy Mini Quilt

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Sew up a mini quilt with Dresden points, patchwork squares, applique, and some sweet and easy thread painting. It will make a great addition to your mini quilt wall.

Throw Quilt

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Some call patchwork quilts with many small squares ‘Postage Stamp Quilts.’ This one is sewn from 2 1/2” squares!

Japanese Style Patchwork Tote Bag

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Sew a beautiful Japanese-style patchwork tote with pockets on the inside. Or an adorable tote with pockets on the outside and patchwork on the inside. Choosing how to sew it is up to you!

Patchwork Placemats

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Sew beautiful patchwork placemats for your fall table! This free sewing pattern includes instructions for making half-square triangles, flying geese, and chisel shapes. When you quilt them together, they will make perfect placemats for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion.

Shower Curtain

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Learn how to sew a shower curtain from a bundle of fat quarters! This easy sewing project will make your bathroom beautiful and create a huge impact.

Log Cabin Tote Bag

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The log cabin on my Mod Log Cabin Tote wraps around – which means this bag is as clever as it is functional. And just the right size.

Scrappy Patchwork Pet Leash

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Pets need some patchwork, too… sew your favorite fur baby a patchwork leash.

Cross Body Tote Bag

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Sew a cute zipper tote using 2 1/2″ strips! This free sewing pattern is perfect for beginners or anyone with jelly roll strips in their fabric scrap bin.

Baby Set

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Here’s a great baby shower gift with patchwork. This Baby Bib and Burp Cloth may become heirlooms, and the new parents will feel honored when they receive this handmade set.

The Scrapyard Tote

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Use up small scraps on a Scrapyard Tote. This purse-sized patchwork bag is a showstopper!

Heart Mini Quilt

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This half-square triangle quilt pattern is perfect for a mini-quilt, baby quilt, or big quilt – as big as you want! It looks awesome with lots of scrappy prints.

Reversible Fabric Bin

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Sew together four 10’’ squares to make a reversible basket. Perfect for gift-giving or catching threads next to your sewing machine!

The Fabric Lover’s Apron

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Maureen Cracknell’s Fabric Lover’s Apron is among the most inspiring free sewing tutorials ever! Use your favorite fabric scraps and sew an apron you never want to take off. Or it’s the perfect gift for another fabric enthusiast.

Puff Quilt

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Sew an easy, cute quilt that looks like many little pillows. Well, some might call it a comforter because no quilting is involved. Whatever the name, this puff quilt is adorable and fun, and you can recruit help to stuff the little pillows!

Snowball Crumb Catcher

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It’s never too early to start an adorable holiday project! This cute Patchwork Crumb Catcher might be just what your table needs.

Drawstring Bag

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Sew an easy drawstring bag that’s long and skinny! It is the perfect size for spectacles, a toothbrush, toothpaste, pencils, or even makeup brushes. These pouches are so handy and pretty – which is the essence of ‘Zakka,’ a Japanese design aesthetic that combines usefulness with beauty. I love the style!

Jelly Roll Apron

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Sew this easy and fun apron using your favorite jelly roll strips! My free Mile-a-Minute Apron Pattern is fast to sew and make a fantastic apron.

Patchwork Potholders

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Make my cute patchwork potholder with pockets on the back to protect your fingers from getting burned!

Rainbow Quilt

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Sew a beautiful quilt in all the colors of the rainbow! Here’s a simple bargello-style quilt that you can customize in many ways. Sewn up in gorgeous rainbow floral fabrics from Liberty, I don’t think anything could be lovelier.

Pochi Pouch

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This Japanese-style zipper pouch is the perfect size for sewing supplies, cosmetics, or pens and pencils. It has a flat bottom to help it stand up. The zipper ensures that your things are kept securely.

Tetris Themed Tablet Case

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This tablet case looks old-school thanks to the Tetris game-like style on the front, but it is made to hold the latest iPad or Tablet. The modern patchwork is sure to be a hit with video game fans.

Drawstring Ditty Bags

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This easy, unlined drawstring bag tutorial is great for beginners and experienced crafters. It also gives instructions to make an optional sturdy false bag bottom that you can make so that your little bag always keeps that cute shape.

Cinnamon Tree Ornaments

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Sew patchwork Christmas trees with cinnamon stick trunks! This easy and quick project will teach you how to do simple triangle patchwork piecing.

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