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.

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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