T Shirt Sewing Pattern

Say hello to the simplest project you'll ever sew! This beginner-friendly Staple Tee sewing pattern in UK sizes 6-20 can be made as a tee or dress for everyday wear.

t-shirt sewing pattern
Published: August 21, 2019 at 2:07 pm
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Whether you're just starting out on your sewing journey or you're an experience stitcher looking for a simple sew, stock up on jerseys for this issue's Staple Tee. This beginner's style sewing pattern, with grown-on sleeves and a loose fit, is satisfyingly simple to sew and a joy to wear.


You can make it as a classic tee or jersey dress, and along the way you'l learn how to sew with stretch fabrics, and add a neckband and cuffs for a neat finish.

So what you're waiting for? It's time to boost your skills and your wardrobe!

t shirt sewing pattern

The Staple Tee sewing pattern

This T-shirt sewing pattern with extra dress version is available as a digital (PDF) pattern in our Etsy store


UK size 6-20 (US size 4-18, EUR 34-48)

You will need:

  • Knit fabric: For the dress: 2.3mx140cm (212ydsx55in), or for the top: 1.5mx140cm (134ydsx55in)
  • Lightweight ribbing (optional): 10x140cm (4x55in), for the cuffs and neckband
  • Ballpoint sewing machine needle
  • Twin ballpoint sewing machine needle (optional)
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing kit

Fabric suggestions:

Light to medium-weight knit fabrics such as cotton jersey, ponte roma and viscose jersey.


  • Learn to sew with stretch knit fabrics
  • Add a neckband
  • Attach cuffs to sleeves
  • Garment construction: make a simple T-shirt top

Available now!

Order your copy t shirt pattern today in our Etsy store

t shirt sewing patterns


Charlie MoorbyEditor, Simply Sewing magazine

Former Mollie Makes Deputy Editor and CrossStitcher Commissioning Editor, Charlie has been editing Simply Sewing for over 6 years. She is passionate about all things created with a needle and thread! With over ten year’s experience in craft publishing, she’s edited and curated over 10 bookazines, contributed to a series of Mollie Makes books published by Pavilion and has had her work featured in All About You, Beads Trends USA and The Guardian. Spreading positive vibes through slow stitching, craft and colour you can follow her latest makes on Instagram @theluckybluebird.

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