An easy to make T-shirt project for everyone! First, draw a t-shirt (any that you currently own) by tracing it on a paper, then create the pattern of your desired t-shirt in the following manner. The front & back use the same pattern, while drawing separate necklines – creating a unique & special t-shirt just for you! Depending on the base t-shirt the project is based on, the size can be increased or decreased and the fit loosened or tightened. The most used material when making samples are light weight jersey fabrics. To have a better experience sewing this jersey material, it is best to utilize needles specialized for jerseys. With the said item, you can create high quality stitches along the shirt. Using additional materials like character transfers can give it a professional & a generally higher quality finish.
FINISHED SIZE: MEDIUM SIZE (CHEST SIZE 32"-35") - Sample Pattern
(1) Yard of 60" wide light weight single jersey
Ruler, Scissors, Chalk pencil, Pencil, Sewing machine, Pins, Needle, Shape tool, Safety pin
* All units are in inches.
* 3/8" seam allowance included, 1 1/4" hem included.
* A4 and letter size patterns, both provided.
1) Fold the t-shirt in half and trace the pattern as see in the image, making both the front & back. The front uses the front neckline while the back piece utilizes the back neckline.
2) A sample of the front piece (front neckline).
3) Extend until the length of the sleeve. And add 1/2" to the sleeve.
4) Add 3/8” seam to the pattern. Add 3/4" hem to the pattern.
(1) Front Piece
(1) Back Piece
(1) 1 1/2" width Neck bias (The length of the neck bias is the length of your t-shirt's neckline plus 3/4".)
1) Connect the front and back shoulders. Backstitch on both ends.
2) Attach the neck bias on the neck with right sides together. Pin in place and sew both pieces.
3) Encase the seam with the bias. Pin and sew the bias 1/8” away from the edge. Backstitch on both ends.
4) Stitch the other side shoulder.
5) Fold 1/2” sleeve seam with wrong side together and press. Stitch together. Repeat this process for other side sleeve.
6) Pin and stitch the sleeve seam and side seam with right sides together. Backstitch on both ends. Repeat this process for the other side, sleeve seam.
7) Clip the underarm seams.
8) Fold the hem 1/2” with wrong sides facing and press. Stitch the hem close to the edge.