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17 Free Dress Tutorials for Babies and Toddlers

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Most of these dresses are ideal for beginning sewers; all will make you feel like the crafty mom superstar that you are. From pinafores to party dresses to dress-up tutus, these 17 free dress tutorials will have you and your little one smiling from ear to ear. Take a look and get the links to the sweetest free baby dress patterns and share links to the free baby dress tutorials we missed in the comments so we can do another round up soon!

1. Pillowcase Dress

This is the most popular tutorial on Prudent Baby and a classic child’s dress. Perfect for beginning sewers. Get the free dress tutorial here.

2. Snap Wrap Dress

This dress is forgiving in sizing and especially cute in a voile or gauze. It’s also my daughter’s favorite. Get the free dress tutorial here.

3. 10-Minute Onesie Dress

Turn a onesie into a dress with finished seams in a jiff with our neat little trick. Get the free dress tutorial here.

4. Pillowcase Dress with Bias Trim

Spiff up your pillowcase dress with adorable bias tape trim. Get the free dress tutorial here.

5. Sweet Shirred Summer Dress

Shirring is perfect for lightweight summer fabrics. If you have had problems shirring, perhaps our trick will help you out, many commenters say it helped them finally be able to shirr with ease. Get the free dress tutorial here.

6. One Shoulder Dressy Dress

This one shoulder dress has a fun flounce that little girls will adore. Get the free dress tutorial here.

7. Snappy Toddler Top

A shortened version of the snappy toddler dress. Get the free tutorial here.

8. Two Minute T-Shirt Dress

I wanted to create the fastest dress ever. Make this from an old t-shirt. Get the free dress tutorial here.

9. Pretty Party Dress

This dress is a little more complicated, but with a free downloadable pattern you’ll be sewing pretty-party-style in no time. Get the free dress tutorial here.

10. Hipster Swing Dress

Here is a fun one for rayon fabrics. Get the free dress tutorial here.

11. Smocked Sundress with Pom Poms

This is a great basic summer dress that you can embellish with pom poms or ties. Get the free dress tutorial here.

12. Beachcomber Dress

The rope accents absolutely make this breezy dress from Ruffles and Stuff. Get the free dress tutorial here.

13. Ruffled Tunic Dress

We love the ruffle accents on this dress from Tea Rose Home. Get the free dress tutorial here.

14. T-Shirt to Toddler Dress

We love the way Oh So Happy Together turned a t-shirt into a ruffle accented dress. Get the free dress tutorial here.

15. Bubble Ruffle Dress

We love all the takes on the 10-Minute Onesie Dress that have popped up across the web over the last year. My favorite is this bubble ruffle version from Me Sew Crazy. Get the free dress tutorial here.

16. Pretty Little Pinafore

This dress at Sew Mama Sew reminds me of my childhood idol, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Get the free dress tutorial here.

17. Leisurely Dress

The racerback straps on this relaxed dress from Sew Mama Sew are so sweet. Get the free dress tutorial here.

Posted 9 years Ago
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