Free Peasant Blouse Pattern With Sewing Tutorial

Today we have a versatile and easy to sew pattern for you! My sewing friend Debbie showed me this Free Peasant Blouse Pattern With Sewing Tutorial! With its relaxed fit through the bust and hips, you will feel cool and comfortable all day wearing this. Its tunic length allows you to feel modestly dressed for both work and play.  The elastic neck allows you to wear it on or off the shoulder, and you can also skip the elastic in the sleeves if you want a different look. If you have been wanting to get into making you own clothing, projects with free patterns help because it takes out the guesswork. This cute blouse will make a great addition to your DIY wardrobe!

Free Peasant Blouse Pattern With Sewing Tutorial

The free pattern makes this peasant blouse easy to make. Just cut out your fabric according to the pattern and size guide and you’re all set. This is a straightforward sewing project you should be able to knock out in an hour depending on your skill level. Let’s get started!

Supplies For Free Peasant Blouse Pattern With Sewing Tutorial

Supplies For Sewing Peasant Blouse

Size Chart:

Imperial (inches)SmallMediumLarge
Chest343638
Waist283032
Hip384042

** This pattern is drafted for a height of 5’ 4”- 5” 8” so you may need to length or shorten the pattern if required.  

Peasant Blouse Pattern Printing Instructions

This pattern has layers, so that you can choose to print only the size you need. To achieve this Adobe Reader must be installed on your machine or device. Adobe Reader allows you to click on the layers icon which will show you each size with an eyeball beside it. Click on the eyeball beside the size you do not want to print.

Before printing check that your printer is set to No scaling or Actual size. Set the Page orientation to Auto or Portrait. And then print page 1. Measure the 2” test square to see if it measures exactly 2”. If it does, print the remaining pages.

Trimming Pages

Cut off the right and top margins of each printed page before assembling the pattern. You can use tape or school glue to adhere your paper pattern together. 

Peasant Blouse Pattern Assembly

After the pages have been printed and trimmed as instructed above, use the quarter circles located at the corner of each page for perfect alignment.  When done your pattern should look like this: 

Pattern Pieces Checklist

Once you have printed and assembled your pattern you will cut:

  • One Front Bodice – Cut on Fold
  • One Back Bodice – Cut on Fold
  • 2 Sleeves – Cut Mirror Images

Elastic Cutting Chart

Imperial (inches)SmallMediumLarge
3/8 “– ½” wide elasticNeck18.519.520
3/8 “– ½” wide elasticSleeves88.258.5

Seam Allowance

Use a 3/8” seam allowance unless otherwise instructed throughout this sewing tutorial.

Free Peasant Blouse Pattern With Sewing Tutorial Instructions

Attaching from of peasant blouse

It is always a good idea to wash, dry, and iron your fabric before you get started. This makes it easier to cut out the pattern shapes correctly. Once you have cut all your fabric according to the pattern, the next step in this peasant blouse sewing tutorial is to mark the front bodice and the front sleeves with a pin or clip.

pin sleeves to front bodice of peasant blouse

With right sides together, pin the sleeves to the front bodice of your peasant blouse and sew them on using a 3/8″ seam allowance.

pinning back bodice to front of peasant blouse

Pin the back bodice and the sleeves right sides together and sew.

pinning sides and sleeves of peasant blouse

Next Pin the front and back bodice together at the side seams, starting from the sleeve hem to the hem of the shirt and sew. We are about halfway through this how to peasant blouse sewing tutorial!

using serger to finish edges of neck and sleeves of peasant blouse

If you have a serger, finish the edges of the neck and sleeves removing ¼” seam allowance.

sewing neck and sleeves peasant blouse

If you are using a sewing machine, fold the neck and the sleeves ¼” then by another 5/8” and sew.

if used serger, fold by 5/8 and sew

 If you finished the edges with a serger, fold the neckline and sleeves wrong sides together by 5/8” and sew.

sew channel in peasant blouse opening closed

Leave a 2” opening in the neckline and sleeves to thread the elastic.

Cutting elastic for peasant blouse

Next on this how to sew a peasant blouse tutorial, we will add the elastic. You will do this step for the neckline and both sleeves: Cut your elastic according to the cut chart. Attach a safety pin to the elastic.

inserting elastic on peasant blouse

You may also attach the other end of the elastic to the shirt so that it does not get pulled through as you move the elastic through the channel.

threading elastic through sleeve

Feed elastic through the channel you made until it reaches the end.

overlap ends and sew elastic for peasant blouse sleeves
sewing elastic for sleeves of peasant blouse

Overlap both ends of the elastic by ½” and sew them together.

enclosing elastic for peasant blouse sleeves and neck

Rearrange the elastic in the channel so that it lays flat and sew the opening closed.

finished peasant blouse

Your elastic should now be enclosed so that the sleeve is finished! Follow these same steps to sew the elastic in the other sleeve and the neckline.

sewing hem of peasant blouse

Fold the hem of your shirt wrong sides together by ½”, fold again another ½” to enclose the raw edges.  Pin and sew the hem to finish it out!

Free Pattern Blouse Pattern With Sewing Tutorial.

Now you have a cute top you can wear with almost anything. Dress this cute blouse up or down to wear with skirts or jeans. When your friends ask you where you bought your peasant blouse, just show them this Free Peasant Blouse Pattern With Sewing Tutorial. This project is fun and easy to make and it a great addition to any wardrobe.

Cute DIY Peasant Blouse Sewing Tutorial

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Free Peasant Blouse Pattern With Sewing Tutorial

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Sew yourself a cute new blouse! This Free Pattern Blouse Pattern With Sewing Tutorial shows you step-by-step how to sew this fun top! This sewing project is great for beginners too.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10.00

Instructions

  1. Mark the front bodice and the front sleeves with a pin / clip 
  2. With right sides together, pin the sleeves to the front bodice and sew.
  3. Pin the back bodice and the sleeves right sides together and sew.
  4. Pin the front and back bodice together at the side seams, starting from the sleeve hem to the hem of the shirt and sew.
  5. If you have a serger, finish the edges of the neck and sleeves removing ¼” seam allowance.
  6. If you are using a sewing machine, fold the neck and the sleeves ¼” then by another 5/8” and sew.
  7. If you finished the edges with a serger, fold the neckline and sleeves wrong sides together by 5/8” and sew.
  8. Leave a 2” opening in the neckline and sleeves to thread the elastic.
  9. You will do this step for the neckline and both sleeves:
  10. Cut your elastic according to the cut chart .
  11. Attach a safety pin to the elastic. and thread through sleeve and neck channels sewed steps 6-7.
  12. Overlap both ends of the elastic by ½” and sew.
  13. Rearrange the elastic in the channel. 
  14. Sew the opening closed.
  15. Fold the hem of your shirt wrong sides together by ½”, fold again another ½” to enclose the raw edges.  Pin and sew.

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