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Free sewing pattern for the “Carla” skirt (July only)

Stripes in bold colors are all that is needed to bring those long-awaited summer vibes to the “Carla” skirt. But this pattern has a lot more to offer with its trendy paper bag waistband. The obligatory tie belt for this is quick to sew. The “Carla” skirt comes from our magazine “inspiration”. We are offering you the pattern and the step-by-step instructions showing you how to sew the skirt as part of the series of free monthly downloads from “inspiration”.

You can download the pattern for free until July 31, 2021. As always, you’ll have to be quick because each pattern is only available for free download in the month stated. You can find the link for the pattern below in the post. 

Missed the free download?

Are you too late, but you still really want to sew the skirt? You can buy the pattern in the “inspiration” online shop at the following link:

Sewing the “Carla” skirt

Often it is the little things that attract particular attention. As well as the print, which immediately catches the eye, the waistband on the “Carla” skirt also has that certain something:

Issue 02/2020 of inspiration

The pattern and sewing instructions for the “Carla” skirt appeared in the summer 2020 issue of “inspiration”. The magazine contains many more patterns and instructions for fashion and home accessories. These include a wrap shirt and wide trousers in a trendy batik print. You can buy the patterns online or have them conveniently delivered to your home.

Cover inspiration Magazin 02-2020

Issue 02/2020 is available as a single issue in the inspiration online shop at the following link:

Download the free sewing pattern for the “Carla” skirt (July only)

You can download the free sewing pattern for the “Carla” skirt at the following link:

The link takes you to the BERNINA website. The pattern is available for free download during the month of June once you register for the BERNINA inspiration newsletter. 

Unzip the zip file containing the pattern

After downloading, you will have a zip file. In the extracted folder you will find:

  • Sewing instructions with information on materials, cutting out and sewing
  • A pattern in A4 format. You can print this out on your regular printer at home and stick the sheets together. Make sure you print out the pattern using the “original size” setting. Check the test square to make sure the pattern has been printed out in the correct size.

Please note that clicking the download button will automatically download the zip file to your computer. You will have to unzip it to access the PDF pattern. In Windows, you do this by right clicking on the file and clicking on the menu item “Extract all”. On a Mac, you can unzip zip files by double clicking the left mouse button.

Downloaded files are generally automatically put into the downloads folder, but this depends on the operating system, the device used and your local settings. If you download the file on your smartphone and cannot find the file or cannot unzip it, please try using a desktop computer.

Do you want to sew the skirt, but missed the download?

Would you like to sew the skirt, but July 2021 is already over? No problem! You can order the magazine as a single issue (including the printed pattern) from the shop and have it delivered to your home. Simply click on the following link:

We wish you lots of fun and success with your sewing!

Best wishes,


Free sewing pattern & tutorial: Skirt „Carla“

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