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18 Free Dress Tutorials for Babies and Toddlers

Nothing is sweeter than a little girl all dolled up in a homemade dress. Last week we shared a round up of how to make all your baby and nursery basics here: Make for Baby: 20 Easy Projects to Make Your Own Bedding, Gear, and Nursery Stuff. From the overwhelming response, we can see how much you enjoy making for your children. Now we’ve rounded up the most popular dress tutorials from Prudent Baby as well as some of our favorites from around the crafty web.

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 18 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.

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

2. Snappy Toddler Dress

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

 3. 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.

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

4. 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.

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

5. Pillowcase Dress with Bias Trim

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

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

6. 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.

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

7. One Shoulder Dressy Dress

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

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

8. Snappy Toddler Top

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

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

9. 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.

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

10. 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.

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

11. Hipster Swing Dress

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

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

12. 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.

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

13. Beachcomber Dress

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

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Image source: Ruffles and Stuff

14. Ruffled Tunic Dress

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

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Image source: Tea Rose Home

15. 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.

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Image source: Happy Together

16. 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.

 

 

 

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Image source: Me Sew Crazy
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17. Pretty Little Pinafore

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

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Image Source: Sew Mama Sew

18. Leisurely Dress

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

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Image source: Sew Mama Sew
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