Shirts are a staple in one’s wardrobe – you just can’t have at least one shirt in your lifetime. Which is why if you are a beginner at sewing, it’s imperative to learn how to sew a t-shirt.
From the basic tee sewing pattern to numerous variations, we have gathered here helpful DIY tutorials that will up your t-shirt sewing game. There are tons of great sewing patterns and resources out there and this list touches on a number of the best one – maybe one that will work for you.
Learning this neat skill will not just be another notch in your sewing belt, but can be quite useful when you want to have your very own unique look.
The Breezy Tee
Here's a t-shirt sewing pattern with loose, flowy construction and a quick sew time (about an hour) and sleeves to cover whatever might need covering. This t-shirt isn’t really snug anywhere (which is a bonus for some of us), but as long as you use a soft knit fabric it will drape nicely and still look flattering.
This pattern is a size medium t-shirt, which fits chest sizes up to 38” with some ease, and up to 40-41” for men who like fitted t-shirts.
Via Melly Sews
Racerback Tank Tutorial
Who doesn’t love a comfy knit t-shirt or top? It’s soft, stretchy, and downright comfy! Better yet, it takes only about an hour to sew together – pretty cool right!
How to Sew a Raglan Tee in Any Size
Raglan tees (baseball style tees) have been very popular for a few years now and they’re super easy to sew. In addition, when you mix and match colors and patterns they look a little cuter than a plain t-shirt.
Dolman Style Top with Banded Bottom
Here's a a very forgiving Dolman shape shirt, with a banded bottom. The dolman style shirt isn’t clingy but the banded bottom design still flatters pretty much any body. Cool!
High Low Shirt
This is a really easy shirt to sew and is quite flowy with the right fabric choice.
Via Melly Sews
The Sunny Swing Tee
The A-line shape of this t-shirt is so flattering, with an awesome stripe and floral combo. This clear and easy to follow sewing pattern will leave you feeling stylish and comfortable.
Via The Sara Project
Boat Neck Top
Everyone needs a classic floral print t-shirt in their wardrobe. Here's a lovely boat neck floral top with buttons at the back.
Via The Bears Four
This t-shirt is EASY to sew. It is made using ONLY three fat quarters. Two for the front and back and one for the trim.
Via Polkadot Chair
Easy As Pie Tank
This particular tank is great tucked into a pencil skirt. It's made out of a lightweight sheer polyester, and blouses nicely. With side bust darts, it has shape at the top and has a slight flare at the bottom (perfect for disguising a stubborn post baby bump).
Via Leafy Treetop’s
This flowy shirt is easy to make and is the perfect top for summer.
Via Sew Mama Sew
Hopefully, these tutorials on learning how to sew a tshirt has given you ideas for your next sewing project. Maybe you can even modify any of these styles and create your own style. And if you do, please share with us your creations!