Sewing for men

Today we’re rounding up sewing patterns for men! Some of the patterns below are free (or pretty close to free), and they’ve been sorted by style (accessories, patterns for woven fabric, underwear, then patterns for knit fabric ).

Do you have some Tried-and-True PDF patterns for men that aren’t listed here? Let us know in the comments!


The Sorrento Bucket Hat from Elbe Textiles is $2 and the profit is donated to charity.

The Desmond Roll Top pack from Taylor Tailor features a zipper pocket on the front for small bits, and two slip-in pockets on the sides. It’s fully-lined, and there’s optional open top pockets on the inside.

Woven Patterns

The Gosling Shirt from Mimi G Style is a slim-fit shirt with great features.

Linen Shirt 128 07/19 from Burda is perfect for Euro-style relaxation (and cuffing your sleeves).

The Cornell Shirt from Elbe Textiles is a gender-free pattern with a drop shoulders and a classic grandpa collar.

The Ilford Jacket from Friday Pattern Company is a gender-free pattern with two length options and sleeve options too.

The Men’s summer pants and shorts pattern from Wardrobe By Me are designed for woven fabric. Make these pull-on pants (elastic waist) from linen for peak summer vibes.

The Reed Trousers from Laela Jeyne Patterns are classic chinos.

The Trigg Shorts from Elbe Textiles are above-the-knee shorts in two lengths. They’ve got an elastic waistband (for comfort), a drawstring, side pockets and a back patch pocket (for stuff).


The Comox Trunks from Thread Theory are form-fitting undies with no center back seam.

If you have different underwear preferences, Jalie patterns also has the Gerald undies and long undies for boys and men.

Woven Boxer Shorts from 5 out of 4 Patterns features a 3-panel back and flat-felled seams, for ultimate comfort.

Knit Patterns

The Men’s Hudson Pants from True Bias has a slightly dropped-crotch and a skinny-ish leg. Comfie enough for lounging, but could also be worn out.

The Sayward Raglan from Thread Theory is a classic raglan tee with long-sleeve and bicep-length sleeve options.

The Abb Tee from DIBY Club is a free sewing pattern for a crewneck t-shirt with long and short sleeve options.

The Men’s Daily Tee from The Wolf and The Tree is available up to a 4XL, or 60″ (152cm) chest

The Westbrook Tee from Mimi G looks like it would be a great scrap-buster with those center-front and center-back seams.

The Arrowsmith Undershirt from Thread Theory is a free pattern that can be worn as an undershirt or as a summer singlet, if that’s your scene.

The Frederic Hoodie from Jalie comes in 27 sizes for boys and men, and has two views- one plain and one for colour-blocking.

The Carmanah Sweater from Thread Theory is a zippered sweater which comes in a couple of views- a half-zip and full zip-through.2

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Free patterns for the home!

Free pouf sewing pattern from Closet Core Patterns

This ultimate scrap-buster! Use scraps to make the pouf, and stuff it with scraps too! The pouf is 1 A0 page.

If you’re looking to keep your hands cool, the free Bombazine oven mitt could be for you. I found this pattern was too small for my hand and wrist, so you could enlarging the pattern prior to cutting.

The free Costa Tote pattern from Helen’s Closet is a gorgeously finished bag with multiple views. The Costa tote is 1 A0 page to print.

The Sewing Party, free Wine & Beer Tote

The free serger and and sewing machine cover from Closet Core Patterns

A great use for scraps, that also keeps dust away from your babies! The serger/overlocker and sewing machine covers are 2 A0 pages.

The free Apertio Pouch pattern from Blogless Anna is a next-step above simple pouches many of us will have made.

The Harvest Apron is a free half-apron pattern from the NZ-based Jennifer Lauren Handmade.

For a full-coverage apron (if you’re not busty), checkout this free Apron pattern from Spoonflower.

If you’re looking for a mini-apron, Spoonflower also has a free smock pattern for children.

The free Cargo Duffle Bag from Noodlehead requires absolutely no printing at all!

This free ironing board cover pattern is from See Kate Sew. Personally, I know my ironing board is in a hideous state, and I definitely have enough fabric in my stash to give it a makeover!

And finally, a Tailor’s Ham is pretty sewing-specific homeware, and although they are great you can get away without having one. If the time is nigh for you to ‘ham it up’, check out this free pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade.

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