Best Free Applique Patterns

You’ve found our page full of free applique patterns!  Lucky you!  You won't believe what we've put together.

Applique is such a great way to embellish your sewing projects.  If you are new to applique, we have a great page that will show you the ins and outs of applique from the different applique techniques, to the beautiful related art of English paper piecing.

Whether you are looking for a free applique pattern to embellish shirts, bags, quilts, shoes, practically anything….we have something you are sure to love!

Browse through all of our free applique patterns.  You are sure to find many ideas that you can tailor to your own handcrafted items. 

We have several basic patterns that you can download and print; the adorable and sweet bird pattern from Shiny Happy World is a great example of this.  

It is a pattern for the cutest bird to applique onto any of your sewing projects. If you search below, you will find many other basic patterns, such as a horse, bunny, lantern, flower, and more.

You’ll find very useful applique patterns at  There is a bold and stylish alphabet pattern as well as a pattern for numbers.  

Just combine the numbers and letters on your own quilt pattern to create the perfect gift.  These appliques are a wonderful stash buster!

There are many more applique patterns, including those for holidays, birthdays, weddings, etc.

We also have entire projects that include the applique as part of the project. My favorite is the Hearts and Flower Needle Holder at patternbee.  

The heart shaped wool felt holder with the decorative blanket stitch and appliqued flowers would be a lovely gift for your sewing friends. I’d actually like one for myself!

There are several adorable quilt applique patterns for you to explore. You’ll find a kooky halloween quilt, a special quilt that is perfect for your sewing room, along with a clown baby applique quilt pattern. 

Look at our links for more applique quilt patterns.

This is a fun way to embellish any project, so take a look below at the great free applique patterns just for you!

Best Free Applique Patterns

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Alphabet Applique Pattern

Add words to your project with these alphabet applique letters. Shiny Happy World

Appliqué Picnic Basket Liner

Make an applique liner for your picnic basket. AOK Corral

Appliqué Book Bag

Carry library books or school books in the cute appliqued book bag. AOK Corral

Applique Slipperss

Applique Slipperss

It is really easy to add a special touch to plain slippers – make them a wonderful personalized gift that your special someone will absolutely love! DIY Candy

Beach-Themed Pillow

Beach-Themed Pillow

A DIY nautical-inspired felt pillow cushions tutorial. Sustain My Craft Habit

Butterfly Applique Diagram

Use this free butterfly applique pattern on a 10" foundation piece. Jeanne Rae Crafts

Butterfly House Sweatshirt

Applique a sweatshirt with butterflies. Free Applique

Butterfly Shirt

This butterfly house with butterflies is a fun applique project to make. Free Applique

Cactus Pillow

This pillow used strip piecing technique for the pillow background and applique for the cactus. Seasoned Homemaker

Camper Applique Pattern

Camper Applique Pattern

You’ll love this sweet vintage camper appliqué pattern in an embroidery hoop! This makes very cute home decor, or a great gift idea. DIY Candy

Canadian Flag Mug Rug Pattern

Canadian Flag Mug Rug Pattern

This mug rug pattern is suitable for all quilters with a quick-fuse applique and no binding finish. Instead, the mug rug is sewn together, all three layers, then flipped so that everything is right side out and the opening that’s left is machine sewn closed. Associate

Cat Appique Template

How to sew knee patches with a free cat template. Swoodson Says

Chinese Lantern Applique Pattern - 10"

This simple lantern design can be appliqued for foundation fabric using any color or multiple colors of fabric. Jeanne Rae Crafts

Christmas Applique Pillow Cover

Christmas Applique Pillow Cover

An easy-peasy pillow project! With a store-bought pillow or pillow cover, learn how to applique a Christmas design to the front of the pillow. Be Brave and Bloom

Dove and Poinsettia Appliqué

A free applique pattern. Free Quilt Patterns

Easter Bunny Tote Bag

With a plain tote bag, some fabric and some Heat n’ Bond you can create this cute bunny tote bag in no time. Craft Warehouse

Felt Applique Heart Hand Warmers

Felt Applique Heart Hand Warmers

These DIY felt appliqué heart hand warmers are sweet and easy to make. They’d be perfect as stocking stuffers or even party favors! Learn how to make them. The Artisan Life

Flag T-Shirt

What better way to celebrate America than with this free flag applique pattern! Free Applique

Floral Tee Shirt Update

Floral Tee Shirt Update

Gather up your floral fabric scraps and fancy up a plain t-shirt into a unique top with some added applique blooms. My Poppet

Flower Appliqued Tote Bag

Flower Appliqued Tote Bag

Learn how to raw edge applique a tote bag. No-Sewing Needed! This project is simple and a great way to use up scrap fabric. Makes a nice gift bag! Staff

Free Applique Horse Pillow

This DIY Horse Applique Pillow Cover Pattern is a fun “quick fix” sewing pattern. Polka Dot Chair

Free Applique Patterns

Ready to print and sew! Wearable applique patterns with complete instructions. Free applique patterns for denim shirts, T-shirts, vests and more! Free Applique

Free Bird Applique

Here you will find a free bird applique pattern. Shiny Happy World

Gift Bags - Christmas Applique Gift Bags

These bags make great gift bags by transfering fabric cut-outs to paper bags. Craft and Fabric Links

Growing Hearts T-Shirt

This is an easy applique T-shirt to make. ENJOY !! Free Applique

Halloween Appliqued Mini Quilt

For this Halloween Mini Quilt, use Circle and Oval Shape Templates to design this cute felt trio of kooky characters. Fiskars

Heart and Flowers Needlecase PDF

Great gift idea! Simple, easy and any crafter would like it. Pattern Bee

Hummingbird Shirt

Free applique hummingbird pattern. Free Applique

Ice Cream Cone Apron

Ice Cream Cone Apron

This DIY cute ice cream cone apron makes summer entertaining fun. Champagne and Sugarplums

Letter Appliques for Quilts

Need letters to applique letters onto a quilt and quilt project. Here you will find applique letters.

Monster Tote Bag

Monster Tote Bag

This tote bag was upcycled using an old unwanted cushion. My Poppet Makes

No Sew Necktie Hoop Art

No Sew Necktie Hoop Art

This No Sew Necktie Hoop Art is super easy to make and you can see how you can customize it with different fabrics and styles. Think Father's Day! Albion Gould

No-Sew Bunny Pillow

This sweet bunny appliquéd pillow is super easy to make. Uncommon Designs Online

Personalize Pillow

Personalize Pillow

It’s fun to personalize a pillow for your own home or as a gift. This tutorial will show you how. Be Brave and Bloom

Personalized Tote Bags for Kids

Personalized Tote Bags for Kids

Tote bags for kids are simple to make. Start with a plain tote bag then have a blast personalizing it with kid's name and their favorite character. Associate

Quilter's Star Applique Sweatshirt

Dress up a sweatshirt with this free applique pattern. Free Applique

Retro Apple Bag

Retro Apple Bag

This easy-to-make tote bag features an apple applique. My Poppet Makes

Sunflower Shirt

Sew this birdhouse and sunflower pattern on a denim shirt, vest, pillow or use it on a wall hanging. Free Applique

Sweet Sewing Shelves Applique Quilt

A charming project for any intermediate to advanced quilter, this free applique quilt project comes with printable applique templates for creating your fun and whimsical throw quilt or wall hanging. Flamingo Toes

Thankgiving Turkey

Free Applique Pattern ideal for placemats, wall hanging or quilt. Craft and Fabric Links

Victorian Silhouette Appliqué Sachet Pillow

You can make this silhouette sachet with just scraps of fabric and lace. Love To Sew

Watermelon Applique Pattern PDF

Use this applique pattern to stitch up placemats, towels and more. The DIY Dish

Wild Poppy Applique

Download the wild poppy applique pattern. Sew Can She

YoYo Birdhouse Pattern

This butterfly house with butterflies and yoyo flowers is a fun applique project to make. Free Applique

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