When you're expecting a baby, it's not always easy to find clothes that you feel comfortable in. It can also be difficult to find clothes that look smart for work.


Sewing your own maternity clothes can be a good way to make sure you have everything you need. It means that you can keep your unique style too!

Most of the maternity sewing patterns we've included in this round-up can be worn throughout your pregnancy. They'll fit neatly around your bump as your stomach gets bigger. We've included tops, casual jumpsuits, elegant dresses and leggings, so you'll be able to sew an outfit for every occasion.

Some of these maternity sewing patterns are also suitable for nursing after you've given birth, so you'll get a lot of use out of them. When you no longer need them, you could pass your finished garments on to friends or relatives. You could donate them to charity too.

Read on to discover our favourite maternity sewing patterns…

10 maternity sewing patterns

1. Alcott Dress, Cashmerette

Sew a glamorous wrap dress in comfy knits with this popular pattern which comes with a maternity skirt option. Alcott has an empire waist which sits nicely above your growing bump, and it can be made with short flutter sleeves or long ruffle sleeves and with either a knee-length full skirt or a ruffled midi skirt.

This maternity sewing pattern is available in sizes 12–28 and in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). Visit Cashmerette’s website to find inspiration for this pattern – it seems nobody can make just one of these!
Buy the Alcott Dress from Cashmerette on Amazon for £23.99

Cashmerette Alcott maternity sewing pattern

2. Nursing tees and tunics, 3132, Jalie

With nursing and regular versions available, you’re guaranteed to get plenty of use from this maternity sewing pattern. Choose to sew a nursing hoodie and tee in either tunic or T-shirt length with this versatile knit pattern; the tunic-length T-shirt or hoodie pair well with leggings for a comfy and casual look.

More like this

New to sewing? Before you get started, you may find it useful to check out some of our sewing guides. Take a look at our sewing for beginners and how to use a sewing machine guides to get started.

Jalie 3132 nursing top sewing pattern

3. Lily Top, Sew Over It

This pretty maternity sewing pattern from Sew Over It grows with your bump! The raised front hem means you can wear this throughout and after your pregnancy with no alterations required, and the double-layer bodice makes it perfect for nursing, too.

If you love this maternity sewing pattern be sure to check out our other free sewing patterns here on Gathered.

Lily Top Sew Over It

>4. Bettine dress, Tilly and the Buttons

>Choose from knits or wovens with this easy-wear dress from Tilly and the Buttons.

The elasticated empire waist is designed to sit above your bump, and the blousy bodice can be made with a button front to make breastfeeding easy when the baby arrives.

If you need to stock up on some crafting supplies, look at our best sewing machines for beginners and sewing kits for beginners.

Maternity Bettine sewing pattern Tilly and the Buttons

5. Floreat dress and top, Megan Nielsen Patterns

If you’ve got an event coming up and you don’t want to sacrifice comfort for style, the Floreat is the answer!

There are four variations of this maternity sewing pattern available, so you can mix and match sleeve lengths and choose between a blouse or dress.

Floreat sewing pattern Megan Nielsen Patterns

6. Maternity leggings, Makerist

This simple maternity sewing pattern is constructed from just two pattern pieces, and just as well because they’re so comfy you’ll want to make these on repeat!

They’re high-waisted and cover your bump, so they’re great for pairing with a long tee or dress.

Makerist maternity leggings sewing pattern

7. Anna Dress maternity hack, By Hand London

With a few simple adjustments, the elegant Anna Dress can be transformed into a practical and pretty maternity top.

You’ll shorten the bodice and add a half-circle skirt to make this beautiful top. A lovely silky rayon would be perfect for making this maternity sewing pattern.

Anna Dress sewing pattern By Hand London

Looking for sewing patterns for children?

Try sewing our baby romper sewing pattern.

8. Sallie Jumpsuit, Closet Core Patterns

This maternity sewing pattern comes highly recommended by Lauren of Guthrie & Ghana.

This comfy knit design will last you through most of your pregnancy, and it’s so easy to wear and style you’ll be reaching for it in your wardrobe again and again. There are lots of options for customisation too, including a maxi skirt for the bottom half.

Closet Core Patterns Sallie jumpsuit pattern

9. Kielo Dress, Named Clothing

Casual, stylish, comfortable, unique - this maternity sewing pattern has it all! You can also choose to sew this unusual wrap-front design as a jumpsuit.

Both variations can be sewn with or without sleeves depending on the season.

Kielo Dress Named Clothing sewing pattern

10. MyFit Underwear, Apostrophe Patterns

This maternity sewing pattern is generated based on your measurements, and with unlimited access to the pattern you can make as many variations as you want to!

Choose the coverage, waistband and leg band style you want and customise the fit to make your perfect pair of undies.

My Fit underwear from Apostrophe Patterns

Create clothes that make you feel both cute and comfortable

These maternity sewing patterns are designed to keep you and your baby happy throughout your pregnancy.

Sew them in your fabric fabrics and with extra room to give your bump room to grow! These new garments should last you right up to your due date.

Now it's time to sew for your new baby!

Once you've sewn these maternity sewing patterns you can work on garments and accessories for your baby.


Check out our children's sewing patterns for lots of adorable projects.

Baby towel pattern


Sarah OrmeDigital Editor, Gathered

Sarah Orme is a UK-based linocut printmaker, digital editor, feature writer and award-winning podcaster. She's been editing the sewing and art sections of Gathered.how – and before that our sister website calmmoment.com – for over 3 years. She’s the host of Gathered’s We’ve Made It podcast and A Calmer Life podcast. She’s a keen crafter and artist and loves creating DIY tutorials for Gathered. Sarah has previously written features for The Guardian, In The Moment Magazine, Project Calm Magazine, countryfile.com, radiotimes.com and yourhomestyle.uk. She enjoys designing her own unique lino prints and dreams of opening her own online shop. She shares her work @sarahormeprints

Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating