Welcome to the FreeSewing tutorial, where you’ll learn how to create a made-to-measure sewing pattern, start to finish.

You will be designing a pattern for a baby bib. It’s a very simple pattern, but that’s the point. Your focus today is on learning FreeSewing and how to translate your designs into code.

At the end of this tutorial, you will have created this pattern:

/>finishWithBiasTape 1 bib tutorial v2.3.0 freesewing tutorial v2.3.0 Freesewing is made by Joost De Cock and contributors with the financial support of our patrons The inside of this box should measure 10cm x 5cm The outside of this box should measure 4" x 2"
Your end result

Before we can get started, let’s make sure you have the required software installed on your computer:


FreeSewing is a JavaScript library that runs on Node.js.

If you don’t have Node.js on your system, follow the link above and install it on your system.

When you’re done, you can test whether it works by running:

node -v

If you get the node version number, you’re all set.