Free T shirt patterns:

T Shirts are wardrobe essentials for us all. They have a multitude of uses from everyday around the house, layering under other clothes or as exercise gear. Here are a selection some of the free t shirts I’ve made over the years. They are a great way to practise new skills be they downloading and putting a pdf pattern together, sewing with jersey or knit fabrics or learning to sew and fit your own clothing.

Trying a free pattern like these from a new pattern company is also a good way to figure out what size suits you in each different pattern company as all companies design for different body shapes and standards.

Whats a pdf pattern:

A lot of independent pattern companies sell their patterns as pdf downloads, some exclusively so. If you have a printer at home (or work -that you can use) it’s a very quick and mostly cheaper way to get your hands on new patterns. Once you have taped the pages together you can trace off the pieces at the size you want or if you are sure of the size you can cut the paper directly. Here is a link for instruction on how to use pdfs from Tilly & the Buttons blog, Colette Patterns and Sewaholic Patterns.


What are these free t shirt pattern:

The Colette Sorbetto

Free t shirt

Colette Sorbetto


The Colette Sorbetto is a vest top designed to be made in a woven fabric try it in one of our cotton poplins or chambrays.


Chambray tie dye print


Blue print cotton poplin

Floral Cotton Poplin








The Ariadne Tunic by Tanitisis Sews

Free tshirt pattern

Ariadne Tunic

This is a hip length tunic with scooped gathered neckline, flutter sleeves and hem band. Suitable fabrics for this tunic are any of our drapey viscose jerseys.

Blue Print Viscose Jersey

Inky Blue Print Viscose Jersey

Black and gold print viscose

Black and orange spot print viscose

Pink print viscose jersey

Mocha Viscose print











Cake Patterns Tee 

Cake Tee free pattern

Cake Tee free pattern


– this t shirt is available to download as a free PDF. It can be made in a range of sizes from a 30 inches to 59 inch bust. It would work well in our Special offer Stripe Jersey.



Striped Jersey

Striped Jersey








Maria Denmark Kirsten Kimono Tee When you sign up for the Maria Denmark newsletter you get this free t shirt. I’ve made numerous versions of this tshirt. It uses very small amount of fabric – perfect of those 0.5 m left over bits of jersey. Try it in this Retro Clover Printed Cotton Jersey for a fun top.

Retro Print jersey



Plantain Tee by Deer & Doe Patterns


Deer and Doe Plantain

Deer and Doe Plantain



This t shirt is fitted at the shoulders and bust and flares out from the waist to skim the hips. It’s a very flattering shape for most of us and can be made with long or short sleeves. It also has pattern pieces for elbow patches for that extra touch. This would look really good as a basic t shirt in any of our plain cotton jerseys.


Aubergine Cotton Knit JerseyGrey Cotton Jersey







Grainline Hemlock Tee

Hemlock tee

Hemlock tee


This tee is available to download free on the Grainline Studio Site. It’s a simple one size pattern which would be great for a beginner. Any of our Jerseys would be suitable to make this tshirt.

Teal Striped cotton jersey

Striped cotton jersey

Red Striped cotton jersey






So have I tempted and inspired you yet? Have you a favourite t shirt pattern? If you are new to sewing with knits – watch out for my next post which will give you a crash course in sewing jerseys and knits – basically t shirt fabrics.


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