20 Charming Patchwork Patterns to Sew for Spring: All Free!


Spring is the perfect time to dust off your sewing machine and sew something beautiful for your home or for yourself! Here are 20 free sewing patterns for colorful patchwork projects that will brighten your day. This list has throw quilts, clever bags, and cute decorations for your home. There’s even a dog leash so you can get out and enjoy the sunshine! Grab some pretty fabrics and create a patchwork item that you’ll totally adore.

Pineapple Quilt

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Sew a delicious-looking patchwork quilt in bright spring colors for your bed or living room! The Pineapple Quilt Pattern is perfect for sewing with scraps or fat quarters. It finishes at 64” x 85”.

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.

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.

Square Dance Daisy Mini Quilt

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Flowers are about to start popping up from the ground, so make one for inside the house too! Sew this beautiful 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.

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 spring 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 any special occasion.

Shower Curtain

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Freshen up your bathroom with a DIY shower curtain. 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.

Scrappy Carrots Mini Quilt Pattern

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This adorable scrappy Carrots mini quilt is so perfect for spring! If you haven’t tried foundation paper piecing yet, you must, and here is a free pattern that will teach you.

Scrappy Patchwork Pet Leash

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With the weather getting warmer again, it’s the perfect time to take the dog out for a walk. Sew your favorite fur baby a patchwork leash so you can go out and enjoy the sunshine together.

Spring Patchwork Pillows

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Who doesn’t love a pom pom pillow?

If you want to duplicate this look, fussy cut a big print or panel fabric, add borders (like its a quilt block), and finish the pillows. Learn more.

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.

Fabric Easter Eggs

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These fabric Easter eggs are quick to make, and look so pretty sitting in a basket!  And unlike real dyed eggs, you don’t have to worry about anyone dropping one or making sure you eat them before they start to stink. There’s a free pattern from Orange Bettie.

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.

Cute Bug Cushion

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There are nine different bugs decorating this sweet cushion pattern, each machine appliqued and finished with a little hand embroidery – and two mother of pearl buttons for their bright shiny eyes. I think they’d look good individually too – they’d be great to decorate all kinds of items. The pillow cover is designed to fit a 16” pillow form.

Patchwork Potholders

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Make my cute patchwork potholder with pockets on the back to protect your fingers from getting burned! It’s like a spring quilt for your kitchen!

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.

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