41 T-Shirt Sewing Patterns for Women, Men & Kids (24 FREE!)

We found 230 (!) t-shirt sewing patterns for women, men, and kids and handpicked the best 41 for you. We’ve included lots of free PDF options and different styles from basic tees to unique ones. We rated each pattern based on how beginner-friendly it was, tips for suitable fabrics, and important sizing and design info. For similar patterns, check out our list of free tops, casual tunics, feminine blouses, button up shirts, crop tops, tank tops, and camisoles.

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FREE tees for women:


Classic t-shirt with neckline and sleeve length variations

Four models in classic T-shirts, each featuring unique sleeve lengths—short, 3/4, elbow, and long.

Download now from DIBY – FREE

  • Sizes: US 00 – 36. Bust: 31”-63” (79-160 cm).
  • Design: Classic t-shirt. Fitted shoulders. 3 neckline options: scoop, crew, and high neck. 4 sleeve lengths: short, 3/4, elbow, and long. Optional patch pocket on the chest.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabric with 2-way stretch, like cotton, viscose, rayon, or bamboo jersey. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, this is a basic t-shirt pattern with no complicated details. The designer states that the pattern was specifically designed with beginners in mind, and that the instructions are comprehensive and easy to follow.

“Wanderlust” T-shirt with wide round neck & dropped shoulders (+Video)


A model in a white, striped relaxed fit T-shirt with dropped shoulders, also features the T-shirt in plain white and another white striped design, both adorned with patch pockets.

Download now from Creative Bug. Use the free trial to get this pattern for $0. Look for the small ‘download’ button just below the video. Click this to start downloading the PDF file.

  • Sizes: XS-2XL. Bust: 32”-46” (81-117 cm).
  • Design: Relaxed fit t-shirt with dropped shoulders. Cropped length. Round, wide neckline that is finished with a neckband. Optional patch pocket on the chest. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabric with drape, such as viscose, bamboo, rayon, or cotton jersey.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. The style of the t-shirt is simple, and the video tutorials are really helpful for beginners. This would be a great first project for knit-fabric-beginners.

“Plantain” t-shirt with open scoop neckline and sleeve length variations

Three models wearing basic T-shirts with three different sleeve lengths, featuring open rounded neckline.

Download now from Deer and Doe – FREE

  • Sizes: EU 34-48. Bust: 32”-43 ¾” (81-111 cm).
  • Design: Basic t-shirt with fitted shoulders and a flared hem. Open, rounded neckline. 3 sleeve lengths: short, ¾, long. Optional elbow patches. 
  • Fabric: Lightweight knit fabric with 40-50% stretch, like cotton, rayon, linen, or wool jersey.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 / US copyshop sizes. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, it’s a simple basic and the instructions are clearly illustrated and detailed. The trickiest part would be sewing the neckband and the elbow patches, but it’s certainly doable if you take it slow.

“Stellan” boxy, cropped t-shirt with cuffed sleeves


A model showcasing the front and back of a brownish-orange modern, boxy-shaped T-shirt with a crew neckline, neckband, and slightly rolled sleeves.

Download now from French Navy – FREE

  • Sizes: A-N. Bust: 31.5”-59.5” (80-151 cm). 
  • Design: Modern, basic t-shirt. Boxy shape. Crew neckline with neckband. Slightly cropped. Curved hemline. Short sleeves which can be rolled up. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with moderate stretch. For example, cotton, viscose, bamboo or Tencel jersey, French terry, or light sweater knits. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think this would be a great pattern for a beginner with a little sewing experience wanting to improve their skills sewing with knit fabrics. The style of the t-shirt is simple, and the instructions are clear and well written.

The “Core T-shirt” with cute patch pocket

Model A is wearing a purple classic T-shirt with a patch pocket, while Model B is in a gray and white patterned long-sleeved shirt. Both garments feature a drawing of the garment in the free PDF sewing pattern.

Download now from Closet Core Patterns – FREE

  • Sizes: US 0-32. Bust: 31”-60” (79-152.5 cm). 
  • Design: Classic t-shirt with sleeve and length variations. Crew neck with neckband binding. Boxy silhouette. Option for cropped or hip length. Option for short or long sleeves. Optional patch pocket. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 30% crosswise stretch— for example, cotton, interlock, viscose, bamboo or Tencel jersey. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think this would be a great pattern for a confident beginner wanting to improve their skills in sewing with knit fabrics. Neckbands can be tricky to insert so, some previous experience sewing with stretch fabric might be helpful. However, Closet Core patterns have great instructions and are clear and easy to follow. Using a structured, cotton blend jersey will make the sewing process easier. 

“Uvita” boat neck t-shirt with dropped shoulders and long sleeves

Model A is wearing a red checkered 3/4 sleeve shirt, while Model B is in a striped blue-gray long sleeve shirt, both with wide necklines. The garments also feature a drawing outline available in the free PDF sewing pattern.

Download now from Itch to Stitch – FREE

  • Sizes: US 00-20. Bust: 31”-46 ¼” (79-117.5 cm). 
  • Design: Relaxed fit t-shirt. Generously dropped shoulders. Wide, boat neckline. Option for long or ¾ length sleeves. Straight hem. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight, two or four-way stretch knit fabric with 25% to 50% horizontal stretch. For example, French terry, cotton Lycra jersey and double brush poly are suggested.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think this would be a great first pattern for a beginner to try sewing with knit fabrics. The style of the t-shirt is simple and easy to sew. There’s no neckband to fit with the turned, wide neckline which makes it easier to sew than a crew neck. A beginner should choose a stable knit fabric such as French terry or cotton jersey as these aren’t too drapey and easier to sew.

“Toronto” relaxed tee with classic crew neckline


A model wearing a maroon-striped relaxed fit T-shirt with a patch pocket and crew neck. The garment also features the front and back drawing outline, available in the free PDF sewing pattern.

Download now from Rebecca Page – FREE

  • Sizes: 2XS-5XL. Bust: 31”-54” (79-137 cm). 
  • Design: Classic t-shirt with a relaxed fit. Crew neck. Boxy shape. Neckband. Hip length. Short sleeves. Optional patch pocket. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with moderate stretch. For example, cotton, viscose, bamboo or Tencel jersey, French terry or light sweater knits. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think this would be a great pattern for a confident beginner with some previous sewing experience. The t-shirt is simple in style and the pattern comes with a comprehensive, step-by-step tutorial that’s beginner friendly.

“Hemlock” tee with wide neckline and drapey fit

Models A, B, and C are elegantly styled in draped T-shirts—light blue short sleeve, light brown-striped 3/4 sleeve, and green-striped long sleeve, respectively—all with a wide neckline.

Download now from Grainline Studio – FREE (for newsletter subscribers)

  • Sizes: US 0-32 in two size ranges.
    • US 0-18. Bust: 32”-44 ” (81-112 cm). 
    • US 14-32. Bust: 40”-58” (102-147 cm). 
  • Design: Boxy, draped t-shirt. Wide neckline finished with a neckband. Dropped shoulders. Three length options: Cropped, mid length, or tunic length. Options for short, ¾, or long sleeves.
  • Fabric: Light to medium-weight knits with at least 10% widthwise stretch. For example, tissue knits, jersey, or sweater knits.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4/US letter sizes and A0/US copyshop sizes. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think this would be a great pattern for a confident beginner with a little experience to try. The dropped shoulder sleeves are easier to sew and the neckline is quite wide, and therefore more forgiving in terms of fitting. Using a stable knit jersey without too much drape will make the sewing process easier. 

“I Am Blandine” boxy t-shirt with grown-on sleeves

Model A is seen in a light pink boxy shirt with sleeve cuffs, while Model B wears a plain white dolman sleeve shirt, both showcasing wide necklines and including drawing outlines available in the free PDF sewing pattern.

Download now from I Am Patterns – FREE (with newsletter sign-up)

  • Sizes: EU 34-52. Bust: 30 ¾” -44 ⅞” (78-114 cm). 
  • Design: Boxy t-shirt with dolman / grown-on sleeves. Wide, bias bound neckline. Optional sleeve cuff. Option for gathered, elasticated sleeves.  Can be sewn as a dress. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight jersey knit fabrics such as viscose jersey, cotton jersey, bamboo jersey, or wool jersey.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 and A3 copyshop sizes. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think this would be a great pattern for a confident beginner wanting to advance their knit fabric skills. The grown-on sleeves mean you won’t need to sew additional sleeve pieces, and they are also easier to fit. Bias binding the neckline can be tricky with stretch fabric – some previous sewing experience would be helpful here but isn’t essential. Use a stable cotton jersey to make the sewing process easier.

FREE for men:


“Anything but Basic” men’s crew neck t-shirt with sleeve length variations


Models A, B, and C are adorned in semi-fitted basic T-shirts with a high crew neckline, each featuring varying sleeve lengths: short, 3/4, and long.

Download now from DIBY – FREE

  • Sizes: US Men’s 34-48. Chest: 34″-48″ (86-122cm).
  • Design: Semi-fitted basic t-shirt. High crew neckline. 3 sleeve lengths: short, ¾, long. Optional patch pocket on the chest.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight jersey knit fabrics such as viscose jersey, cotton jersey, bamboo jersey or wool jersey.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, the style is very simple and the pattern is specifically designed with beginners in mind. The instructions are detailed, and this would make a great first project for working with knit fabrics.

Classic men’s t-shirt with crew neck and roll-up sleeves

A model showcasing a dark red classic T-shirt with dropped shoulders and a crew neck.

Download now from Craft World – FREE

  • Sizes: XS-XL. Finished chest measurements: 37”-45” (94-115 cm). 
  • Design: Classic t-shirt. Dropped shoulders. Crew neck finished with a neckband. Short sleeves with optional sleeve turn ups. Straight hem. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight jersey knit fabrics with 25% stretch. For example, viscose jersey, cotton jersey, bamboo jersey, or wool jersey.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? No, I think this pattern would best suit an advanced beginner, with some previous experience sewing with knit fabric. The instructions are fairly brief with very few illustrations, so some previous construction knowledge is assumed. 

“Grasser no.154” classic men’s t-shirt, singlet, and turtleneck 

Four models flaunt classic crew neck T-shirts in diverse styles: Model A in a chic sleeveless design, Model B rocking short sleeves, Model C exuding elegance in long sleeves, and Model D showcasing sophistication with a turtleneck long sleeve version.

Download now from Grasser – FREE

  • Sizes: RUS 44-56. Chest: 35”-44” (88-112 cm).
  • Design: Classic crew neck t-shirt. Ribbed neckband or turtleneck. Relaxed fit. Three sleeve options: sleeveless, short sleeves, long sleeves.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabric. Cotton, bamboo, viscose jersey for the t-shirt and singlet view, jersey, tricot, or light sweater knits for the turtleneck and long sleeve t-shirt views.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, a confident beginner could easily sew this pattern. The style of the t-shirt is simple, and the instructions are clear and detailed with lots of photos. Take your time with the curved sleeve seams and the neckband, as those are likely to be the trickiest steps.

“Sunday” V-neck t-shirt with raglan sleeves

A model elegantly showcasing the front and back views of a color-blocked raglan T-shirt with a finished V-neck.

Download now from Friday Pattern Co. – FREE

  • Sizes: XS-4XL. Chest: 32”-54” (81-137 cm). 
  • Design: Men’s raglan t-shirt. V-neck finished with a ribbed binding. Short sleeves. Option for color blocking. Straight hem. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight jersey knit fabrics with 25% stretch. For example, viscose jersey, cotton jersey, bamboo jersey, or wool jersey.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would suit an advanced beginner to an intermediate sewist. The t-shirt has easy to sew raglan sleeves but features a V-neckline which can be difficult to sew. Some previous sewing experience would be helpful for handling this part. However, Friday Pattern Co. instructions are clear and easy to follow, so a confident beginner could have a go at this pattern using a stable knit fabric.

FREE for babies, toddlers & children:


“Ringer” kids’ t-shirt with ribbing details on the neck, sleeves, and hem

Two casual tees with playful designs and ribbed detailing at the neckline, hem, and sleeves.

Download now from Brindille & Twig – FREE

  • Sizes: 10 sizes: Newborn – 6 years. Chest: 17”-24” (43-61 cm).
  • Design: Simple t-shirt with ribbing along the neckline, hem, and sleeves. Short or long sleeves.
  • Fabric: Medium weight knit fabric, for example jersey or french terry. Ribbing for the neckline, sleeves, and the hem.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Instructions are available here
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. The pattern is very simple and it uses up very small amounts of fabric, making it great for beginners. It would be a great opportunity to practice sewing neck / sleeve / hem bands in the round, as this is a skill you’ll use often in knit sewing projects.

“Anything But Basic” kid’s t-shirt with 3 sleeve lengths

Model A is styled in a 3/4 sleeve crew neck shirt with a patch pocket, while Model B wears a short sleeve, no-pocket version. Both garments come with drawing outlines available in the free PDF sewing pattern.

Download now from DIBY – FREE

  • Sizes: 18 months-12 years. Chest: 19 ⅝”-30” (50-76 cm). 
  • Design: Crew neck t-shirt. 3 sleeve lengths: short, 3/4, and full length. Optional chest pocket. Regular and slim fit options.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics like cotton jersey.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Projector files are available. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, the pattern is simple, and it would be a great place to start for working with knits. You would get to learn the basics of knit t-shirt construction on a smaller scale. The instructions are specifically designed for beginners, so they are clear and detailed. 

“The Essential” toddler t-shirt with crew neckline (+Video)

Two toddler models wearing classic, semi-fitted T-shirts with crew necks, showcasing playful designs.

Download now from Spoonflower – FREE

  • Sizes: US 2T-5T. Chest: 21”-24” (53-61 cm). 
  • Design: Classic, semi-fitted t-shirt. Crew neck finished with neckband. Short sleeves. Straight hem.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight jersey knit fabrics with 25% stretch. For example, viscose jersey, cotton jersey, pique, bamboo jersey or wool jersey.
  • Format: PDF print at home digital download in A4 and US letter size available here. Instructions are included on the blog post. A free video tutorial is available here
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think this would be a great pattern for a beginner, it would help advance their skills in sewing with knits. The t-shirt is simple in style and the instructions are clear and easy to follow, particularly with the additional video. Sewing with a stable cotton jersey will make the sewing process easier. 

“Wee Lap Tee” with envelope/lap neckline

The model kids are both dressed in T-shirts with envelope/lap necklines, differing only in sleeve length—one with short sleeves and the other with long sleeves.

Download now from P4P – FREE

  • Sizes: Preemie-12 months. Chest: 13 ¾”-19” (35-48 cm). 
  • Design: Envelope/lap neckline so the top is easy to put on. Short or long sleeves. Optional cuffs on the sleeves. Optional band on the bottom hem.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabric with adequate stretch, such as cotton jersey, spandex / lycra blends, etc. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Projector files are available. Photo instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? No. The lapped neckline is trickier to sew than a basic t-shirt, and it might be a little too challenging for beginners who are working on their first knit projects. I think it would suit an intermediate sewist who is comfortable in working with knits. 

“Lunar” envelope neck fitted t-shirt for kids

The model kids are both dressed in a close-fitting T-shirts with envelope/lap necklines, differing only in sleeve length—one with short sleeves and the other with long sleeves.

Download now from Wave and Wild – FREE

  • Sizes: Preemie-4 years. Chest: 14”-22.5” (35-57 cm). 
  • Design: Close-fitting t-shirt. Envelope neckline with binding detail. Short, fitted sleeves. Straight hem.
  • Fabric: Lightweight jersey knit fabrics. For example, viscose jersey, cotton jersey, or bamboo jersey 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Projector files are available. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this would be a great pattern for an adventurous beginner with some sewing experience to try. The bias binding along the neckline can be fiddly to sew neatly without practice. However, children’s patterns take little fabric, making them great for practicing your knit skills on a smaller scale project. 

Baby t-shirt with shoulder snaps and long sleeves

A classic long-sleeve T-shirt with a crew neck and shoulder snap opening.

Download now from Small Dream Factory- FREE

  • Sizes: Newborn-6 months. 
  • Design: Classic long sleeve t-shirt. Crew neck with a neckband. Shoulder snap openings. Set-in sleeves. Straight hem.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight jersey knit fabrics. For example, viscose jersey, cotton jersey, or bamboo jerse.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included in the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would suit an advanced beginner with some previous experience. The style of the t-shirt is reasonably simple but attaching the snap fastenings and sewing in the neckline could be tricky to do without experience. However, small clothing like this is a great way to practice your skills so if you’re feeling confident, feel free to sew this pattern with a stable knit fabric. 

“Rowan” simple t-shirt with drop shoulders / dolman sleeves

Two simple t-shirts with drop shoulders and dolman sleeves—one in short and the other in long—with added patch pockets. The drawing outlines of both garments are also available in the free PDF sewing pattern.

Download now from Misusu – FREE

  • Sizes: 0-3 months-14 years. Chest: up to 32” (82 cm).
  • Design: Short dolman sleeves or long sleeves with generously dropped shoulders. Oversized fit. 2 necklines. Optional inside neck binding. Patch pocket on the chest.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight jersey knits with at least 25% stretch (lycra or elastane blends). Rib knit fabric or jersey lycra for the neckband.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0/US copyshop sizes. Projector files are available. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, it’s a simple pattern with straightforward construction. It would be a good first project for working with knits. 

Simple raglan t-shirt with shoulder snaps and long sleeves

A simple blue long-sleeve raglan t-shirt with shoulder snaps, featuring adorable panda design.

Download now from Small Dream Factory – FREE

  • Sizes: Newborn-2 years. 
  • Design: Classic raglan sleeve t-shirt. Round neck. Snap closure on the shoulder. Long sleeves. Straight hem.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight jersey knit fabrics. For example, viscose jersey, cotton jersey, or bamboo jersey.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes. Illustrated instructions are included in the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this would be a great pattern for a beginner wanting to advance their skills sewing with knit fabrics. This is a very simple style t-shirt with easy to sew raglan sleeves. The neckline is turned under rather than finished with a neckband which is less fiddly to do. Using a cotton jersey would make the sewing process easier. This would be a great pattern to practice sewing with knits. 

Easy, simple t-shirts for women:


“Ultimate” t-shirt with neckline and sleeve variations

Three models showcasing classic fitted T-shirts: Model A in a short sleeve with a crew neck, Model B in a 3/4 sleeve with a V-neck, and Model C in a long sleeve with a scoop neckline.

Buy now from Sew Over It – £11.50 (approx. $14.50)

  • Sizes: UK 6-30 with two cup options.
    • UK 6-20 / B-cup. Bust: 31”-45 ” (79-114 cm).
    • UK 18-30 / D-cup. Bust: 45”-57 ” (114-145 cm).
  • Design: Classic t-shirt with fitted shoulders. Options for crew, scoop or V-neck. Neckline is finished with a neckband. Options for short, ¾ length, or long sleeves. Straight hem. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight jersey knit fabrics. For example, viscose jersey, cotton jersey, bamboo jersey or French terry.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Copyshop printing is available at an additional cost. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think a beginner with a little sewing experience would enjoy sewing this pattern. The t-shirt is simple in style but fitting the neckband can be tricky with no prior experience. Sew Over It instructions are clear and helpful, so this would be a great one for a beginner to start with. Opt for the scoop neck version and sew from a cotton jersey or a French terry to make the sewing process easier.  

“Dawson” t-shirt with variations

Three models showcasing classic T-shirts: Model A in a short sleeve with a scoop neck, Model B in an elbow length sleeve with a mock neck, and Model C in a long sleeve with a crew neckline.

Buy now from Helen’s Closet – $16

  • Sizes: US 0-34 with 2 cup options.
    • US 0-22 / B Cup. Bust: 31”-48 ” (79-122 cm). 
    • US 12-34 / D Cup. Bust: 40”-62” (101.5 / 157.5 cm).
  • Design: Classic t-shirt with 9 possible style combinations. 3 neckline options: crew, scoop or mock neck. 3 sleeve lengths: short, elbow length or long sleeves. Straight hem. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight stretch knits with at least 40% horizontal stretch and 20% vertical stretch. For example, cotton jersey, cotton spandex/elastane, bamboo jersey, modal jersey, Merino jersey, Tencel jersey, rib knits, and ITY. Lightweight sweater knits and bamboo French terry will also work well for views A and B, but heavier/bulkier sweater knits are not recommended.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Detailed, illustrated instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think this would be a good pattern for a confident beginner wanting to advance their skills sewing with knit fabrics. There are lots of variations included in this pattern meaning lots of possible options to practice. Use a stable jersey and try the mock neckline as an easy option as this does not need to be stretched to fit. Helen’s Closet patterns come with great, beginner friendly instructions so this would be a perfect first tee pattern for a beginner.

“S8376” classic t-shirt with multiple pattern hacking options

A model wearing a yellow relaxed fit shirt with fitted shoulders and a crew neckline. The garment also features its sewing pattern, along with additional pattern pieces for sewing a peplum hem or gathered skirt.

Buy now from Simplicity – $3.99

  • Sizes: 2XS-2XL. Bust: 29.5”-48” (75-122 cm). 
  • Design: Relaxed fit t-shirt with fitted shoulders. Crew neckline with neckband. Short sleeves. Straight hem. Includes pattern pieces for sewing a peplum hem or gathered skirt. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics. Interlock and jacquard are suggested. Other examples could be cotton, viscose, bamboo jersey or French terry. Choose a drapey fabric for the peplum or the dress views.
  • Format: Paper pattern with printed instructions.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think this would be a great pattern for a beginner with a little sewing experience, wanting to try pattern hacking for the first time. The t-shirt is simple in style and the extra pattern pieces give it interest and the opportunity to learn new skills. There is also a pattern hacking video link included with the purchase.

Fitted styles:


“Wardrobe Builder” t-shirt with up to 90 different style options

Four models elegantly displaying basic fitted T-shirts: Model A in a long sleeve shirt with a boat neckline, Model B in an elbow-length V-neck, Model C in a long sleeve V-neck, and Model D in a short sleeve with a scoop neckline.

Buy now from Wardrobe by Me – €10 (approx. $11)

  • Sizes: US 0-24. Bust: 30.5”-50 ” (77.5-127 cm). 
  • Design: Basic, fitted t-shirt pattern. Five neckline options: boat, scoop, crew, low scoop and V-neck. Six sleeve lengths. Three body lengths.Option for straight or curved hem. 90 possible combinations of different style options
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics. For example, single jersey, rib, or other knitted fabrics with 15-20% stretch in cotton, rayon, polyester, silk, Modal, or Tencel
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think this would be a really useful pattern for a confident beginner to own. There are lots of different options available to sew in this pattern ranging from very easy to more difficult, so it’s a great one to practice with and learn new skills. Sew a sleeveless, boat neck tee as an easy option, and work your way up to more difficult combinations like a v-neck with a scooped hem.

“Jenny” fitted t-shirt with crew neck and short sleeves


A model elegantly showcasing the front and back of a red fitted T-shirt with a crew neck, highlighting both the garment and its corresponding front and back sewing pattern.

Buy now from Viki Sews – $8

  • Sizes: EU 34-52. Bust: 31.5”-45.5” (80-116 cm). Four height groups.
  • Design: Classic tight fitting t-shirt. Crew neck. Neckband. Short sleeves. Hip-length, straight hem. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with good stretch and recovery, such as cotton jersey, rib knits, bamboo jersey, ITY knits, viscose jersey, spandex blends, or sweater knits.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Photo instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would best suit an advanced beginner with some experience sewing with knit fabrics. The t-shirt is simple in style but sewing in the crew neckline could prove fiddly for a complete beginner. Use a cotton jersey to make the sewing process easier.  

Boxy & oversized styles:


“Isla” t-shirt with back yoke and dolman sleeves

A model in a royal blue dolman sleeve T-shirt featuring an oversized fit and a tapered hem.

Buy now from Tessuti – AUD 12+ (approx. $8+)

  • Sizes: 2XS-2XL. Bust: 32-44” (81-111cm).
  • Design: Stylish, dolman sleeve t-shirt. Oversized fit with a tapered hem. Back yoke. Wide neckline with neckband. Straight hem. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with good drape For example, lightweight viscose/elastane, cotton/elastane, wool/elastane and poly/elastane jersey.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. A paper pattern is available at an additional cost. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think a confident beginner would enjoy sewing this pattern. The dolman sleeves are easy to sew and the back yoke would provide an interesting challenge. Sewing a neckband into a wide neck is often easier than fitting a tight crew neck. Choose a fabric with some stability to make the sewing process easier. 

V-neck:


“Tabor” boxy t-shirt with V neckline and sleeve variations

Three models wearing loose-fitting V-neck shirts: Model A in a long sleeve with side split vents, Model B in a long sleeve version, and Model C in a short sleeve version.

Buy now from Sew House 7 – $15

  • Sizes: US 00-20. Bust: 31”-47” (79-119 cm).
  • Design: Loose fitting V-neck t-shirt. Options for deep V or mitered V neckband. Option for dropped shoulder short sleeves or long sleeves. Option for straight or curved hem. Option for cropped or hip-length. Option for side split vents. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics. Depending on the version you’ll either need a fluid knit fabric with at least 25% stretch like rayon or bamboo jerseys or a sweater knit fabric with 25% stretch like wool jersey, novelty sweater knits and rib knits.  
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? No, the pattern is better suited for intermediate sewists as the V neckline can be difficult to fit and require precise and accurate sewing. A confident beginner wanting to make this pattern should opt for the dropped sleeve version and sew with s stable, sweater knit fabric with less stretch and drape. 

Henley style:


“Visby” Henley t-shirt with half button placket

Three models showcasing Henley T-shirts with round necklines: Model A in a long sleeve version, Model B in a long sleeve with a half button placket and hood, and Model C in a long sleeve with a half button placket.

Buy now from Itch to Stitch – $12

  • Sizes: US 00-20. Bust: 31”-46 ¼” (79-117.5 cm).
  • Design: Henley t-shirt with round neckline. Half button placket. Long raglan sleeves with cuffs. Curved hem. Can also be sewn as a basic, crew neck t-shirt. 
  • Fabric: Lightweight 4-way stretch knit fabrics with at least 50% horizontal and vertical stretch. For example, French terry, cotton Lycra jersey, and other cotton blend jerseys.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? No, I think this pattern is better suited for an intermediate level. This t-shirt involves some difficult techniques, such as sewing in a half button placket which can be difficult to do in a knit fabric. The basic crew neck view would be a better starting place for a beginner. 

Boat neck:


“I Am Milor” boat neck t-shirt with sleeve length variations

Two models effortlessly styling simple boat neck T-shirts: Model A in a long sleeve and Model B in a short sleeve. The ensemble also includes their respective sewing patterns.

Buy now from I Am Patterns – €8.25-12.50 (approx $9-13.50)

  • Sizes: EU 36-46. Bust: 32 ¼” -40 ⅛” (81-101.5 cm).
  • Design: Simple boat neck t-shirt. Dropped shoulders. Option for long or short sleeves. Straight hem. Two neckline finishes: with or without bias tape. The PDF version also comes with the “I am Emilien” pattern, which is a sailor jumper with a button closure at the shoulder seam.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with moderate stretch. For example, cotton, viscose, bamboo or Tencel jersey, French terry or light sweater knits. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A3/A0 copyshop size. A paper pattern is available at an additional cost. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think this would be a great pattern for a confident beginner to sew. The t-shirt is very simple in style and includes a wide neckline that can be sewn without bias binding for an easier project. Use a fabric with stable fabric like a French terry to make the sewing process easier.

Buttoned designs:


“Lincoln” t-shirt with buttoned side seams and sleeve options

Three models showcasing relaxed T-shirts with a boxy fit and buttoned side seams: Model A in a long sleeve version, Model B in an elbow-length version, and Model C in a sleeveless version.

Buy now from Love Notions – $12.50

  • Sizes: US XS-5XL. Bust: 33” -57 ½” (84-146 cm).
  • Design: Relaxed t-shirt with boxy fit. Slightly dropped shoulders. Buttoned side seams which can be unbuttoned for a split side seam look. Options for a boat or scoop neck. Bound neckline. 3 sleeve options: sleeveless, elbow length, or long sleeves.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 25% 4-way stretch. For example, French terry, Ponte, cotton, lycra, or poly jersey. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Projector files are available. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? No, the unique button feature could be tricky to sew on knit fabrics and it would benefit from dome previous sewing experience. For confident and adventurous beginners looking to make this top, I’d recommend switching the buttons for faux ones to avoid sewing buttonholes and choosing the boat neck, and using a more stable knit fabric. 

“Kanerva” fitted button-back t-shirt with long sleeves

A model elegantly showcasing both the front and back of a cropped, semi-fitted long sleeve round neck T-shirt with a button-up back. The ensemble also highlights its corresponding sewing pattern.

Buy now from Named Clothing – €11 (approx. $12)

  • Sizes: EUR 32-56. Bust: 30”-52 ¾ ” (74-132 cm).
  • Design: Semi-fitted t-shirt. Cropped length. Front, back and bust waist darts.  Round neckline. Long sleeves with fitted shoulders. Button up back. Straight hem. 
  • Fabric: Medium weight knit fabric with a stretch percentage of 30 to 50%. For example, ponte, French terry, or a light sweatshirting
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? No, I think this would best suit an intermediate level sewist with some previous experience in sewing with knit fabrics. The shaping with the darts and the button band on the back can be difficult to sew in stretchy knit fabrics. If a confident, advanced beginner would like to sew this pattern, using a stable fabric such as ponte or French terry would make the sewing process much easier.

Unique designs:


“Santa Fe” t-shirt with scooped, gathered neckline

Three models flaunting a semi-fitted shirt with a gathered scoop neckline: Model A in a short sleeve version, Model B in an elbow-length version, and Model C in a long sleeve version.

Buy now from Peek A Boo Pattern Shop – $9.95

  • Sizes: 2XS – 3XL. Bust: 30”-50” (76-127 cm).
  • Design: Semi-fitted t-shirt. Gathered scoop neckline finished with a neckband. Straight hem. Options for short, elbow length or long sleeves. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 25% stretch. For example, cotton, bamboo, viscose jersey, interlock, double knit, or French terry.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? No, I think a little sewing experience would be helpful for sewing this pattern. The t-shirt includes a gathered neckline which could be fiddly to sew into a neckband without prior experience. A confident beginner could use a stable fabric such as a French terry or cotton jersey which will make the sewing process easier. 

“Easton” cowl neck t-shirt with long sleeves

Two models showcasing a classic cowl neck T-shirt: Model A in a short sleeve version and Model B in a long sleeve version. The ensemble also includes their respective sewing patterns.

Buy now from Oliver & S – $14.95

  • Sizes: 2XS-3XL. Bust: 33 ½” -43 ½” (85-110 cm).
  • Design: Classic cowl neck t-shirt. Option for long or short sleeves. Option for faced or bias bound neckline finish. Straight hem. 
  • Fabric: Lightweight, drapey knit fabrics are suggested, such as bamboo, viscose, rayon, or Tencel jersey.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think an advanced, confident beginner with some sewing experience could enjoy sewing this pattern. Cowl necklines are easier to sew than they look. However, a drapey knit fabric does need to be used and these can be difficult to work with so some previous experience sewing with knit fabrics would be helpful here. 

Raglan & baseball t-shirts for men & women:


“Hebden” t-shirt with contrast, raglan sleeves

A couple elegantly dressed in classic black and grey baseball shirts with crew necklines; the woman is wearing the 3/4 sleeve version, while the man is sporting the long sleeve version.

Buy now from Sew Over It – £11.50 (approx. $14.50)

  • Sizes: 
    • Women: UK 8-20. Bust: 33”-45 ” (84-114 cm).
    • Men: XS-2XL. Chest: 36”-46” (91.5-117cm).
  • Design: Classic baseball t-shirt. Long or ¾ length raglan sleeves. Crew neckline with a neckband. Straight hem. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics, like cotton, bamboo, viscose, rayon, or Tencel jersey.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Copyshop printing is available at an additional cost. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think this would be a great pattern for a confident beginner with some experience to try. Raglan sleeves are easy to sew and the style of the t-shirt is very simple. Some experience will be helpful for sewing in the neckband. Choose a stable knit such as cotton to help with the sewing process. 

Men’s t-shirts:


“Sayward” men’s raglan t-shirt with crew neckline

Three models effortlessly showcasing a classic relaxed fit raglan sleeve T-shirt with a crew neck: Models A and B in the short sleeve version, and Model C in the long sleeve version.

Buy now from Thread Theory – CAD $18-27 (approx. USD $13.50-20)

  • Sizes: XS-4XL. Chest: 36”-50” (92-127 cm). 
  • Design: Classic raglan sleeve t-shirt. Crew neck, relaxed fit. 2 sleeve lengths: short and long.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 20% stretch. Thick t-shirt knits or French terry for an easier sew, or bamboo, viscose, and rayon jersey for a more challenging project. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0/US copyshop sizes. Projector files are included. A paper version can be purchased here at an additional cost.  Instructions are included. A free sew along can be found here
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Raglan sleeves are easier to sew than regular set-in sleeves, and the detailed sew along would be helpful for beginners. 

“Strathcona Henley” buttoned t-shirt with short or long sleeves

Two models looking stylish in slim-fit Henley shirts: Model A in a long sleeve version with half button placket neck, and Model B in a plain short sleeve version.

Buy now from Thread Theory – CAD $18-27 (approx. USD $13.50-20)

  • Sizes: XS-XL. Chest: 34”44” (86-112 cm). 
  • Design: Slim-fitting t-shirt henley placket or crew neck. Short or long sleeves.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight, low stretch knits. For example, cotton jersey, rib knits, athletic knits, or waffle knits. 
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0/US copyshop sizes. Projector files are included. A paper version can be purchased here at an additional cost.  Instructions are included. A free sew along can be found here
  • Suitable for beginners? No, I think it would better suit an intermediate sewist with a few knit fabric projects under their belt. The button placket can be challenging to sew on knit fabrics, but the crew neck version would be the perfect starting point for beginners. 

Kids tees:


Kid’s Henley t-shirt with half button placket 

Three classic Henley T-shirts for kids featuring a half-button placket. Versions A and B come in short sleeves, while Version C is in long sleeves.

Buy now from Brindle and Twig – $7.50

  • Sizes: 0M-6T. Chest: 17”-24 ” (43-61 cm).
  • Design: Classic Henley t-shirt for kids. Half button placket with snap closure. Long or short sleeves. Round neckline. Neckband. Straight hem. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics. For example, cotton, bamboo, viscose, rayon, Tencel jersey, or waffle knit.
  • Format: PDF digital download in A4 / US letter sizes and A0 copyshop size. Instructions are included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? No, I think this pattern would benefit from some previous experience in working with knits, as inserting a button placket into a knit garment can be tricky. Children’s clothes are always a good way to practice new skills, since they are small and only take little amounts of fabric.  


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This article was written by Sally Gauntlett, and edited by Nisan Aktürk. It was originally published on 6 August 2023 and it has since been updated.

Sally Gauntlett (author)
Sally started sewing as a child. In 2008, she started a handmade business selling personalized gifts and homeware. She then became a sewing content creator, sharing her makes on Youtube and Instagram. Read more…