Free T-shirt pattern
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The pattern for basic women's T-shirt:
- This loose-fitting T-shirt with long sleeves and a round neck is very comfortable.
- The pattern for basic women’s T-shirt is constructed in a professional program for clothing pattern development and it is available in sizes 32–62 (find size charts below).
- Every pattern has multiple PDF files (A4 all sizes, A4 individual sizes, A0, sewing guide, etc.) so the files are delivered as a single ZIP archive. You can unzip the archive online or download special software to unzip the files (such as WinRAR for Windows or The Unarchiver for Mac). Please use a computer to unzip and print the pattern, there might be issues with printing on mobiles or tablets.
- When printing, be sure to select "Poster" and size "100%" to print the pattern correctly.
I wrote a lot about sewing T-shirts in the summary article below, in which you will also find step-by-step instructions on how to sew a T-shirt and lots of useful information:
You can sew this T-shirt on an overlock or a regular sewing machine.
I recommend using flexible stitches when sewing with a regular sewing machine (narrow zig-zag stitch, three-step straight stitch, etc.) so that the seams don’t tear. I also recommend lowering the presser foot pressure and reducing bobbin thread tension slightly if your sewing machine allows it. Use a walking foot if you have one. Sewing is easier with it. :)
You can learn more about sewing stretch fabrics on a regular sewing machine here:
- This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewers.
- How do I know the level of my sewing skills?
Use light and medium knits. The ideal choice is a cotton knit with elastane.
There are two versions of this pattern:
(you will receive both versions)
- 1st version: PDF A4 - Individual sizes view (with seam allowances outlined)
This pattern version contains pattern pieces with their seam & hem allowances. The stitching line is drawn in red, and the overall outline in blue. When using this version, cut the pieces exactly according to the template - blue outer lines. Do not add seam & hem allowances.
- 2nd version: PDF A4 - All sizes view (without seam allowances outlined)
This version shows all sizes "in one picture" without their seam & hem allowances - multicolored lines in the pattern file are stitching lines. When using this version, transfer the pattern to the fabric and add seam & hem allowances. Only then cut out the pieces.
You can choose what works best for you. One size view saves time during preparation - you do not have to think where and how much to add for the seams, because everything is already there. The large-format patterns do not need to be glued. You can print them on a home or office plotter or in one of the many copy centers.
When and how do I receive my pattern?
After you order this pattern, I will immediately send it to your e-mail address. Then you just need to print and assemble the pattern of the desired size.
Check out my article on how to assemble a paper pattern from A4 pages.
You can find more info about the size charts (and metric system size charts) here:
The pattern is not intended for commercial use.
Pattern, including instructions and all photographs, is a copyrighted work.
You are free to share this pattern with your friends, just do not send the file itself, but send a link to this website. Thank you for respecting my copyright.