Core T-Shirt Pattern - Free Pattern
The Core T-Shirt is a timeless wardrobe basic, our take on a classic crew-neck t-shirt. With a slightly boxy silhouette, it comes in two lengths with two sleeve options and is destined to be made more than once.
View A is a semi-cropped tee with short sleeves, the perfect length to pair with high-waisted pants. View B hits at the hip with 3/4 length sleeves. All views feature an optional patch pocket and an optional back neck and shoulder binding for a professional-looking finish.
Sizes: Sizes 0-32 (PDF)
See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
This pattern can be made in a variety of knit fabrics with at least 30% crosswise stretch. For a more structured look, choose 100% cotton interlock and jersey. For a drapier effect, choose cotton/spandex blends, ribbed or rayon knits.
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58"/1.5M FABRIC)
View A (Cropped length)
Sizes 0-20: 0-14= 1yd / 0.9m, 16-20 = 1.25yd / 1.15m
Sizes 14-32: 14-18 = 1.25yd / 1.15m, 24-32 = 1.5yd / 1.4m
View B (Hip length)
Sizes 0-20: 0-8 = 1.25yd / 1.15m, 10-14 = 1.5yd / 1.4m, 16-20 = 1.75 yd / 1.6m
Sizes 14-32: 1.75 yd / 1.6m
- Jersey or ballpoint needle
- Polyester thread in matching colour
- Marking tool
- Optional: Double needle for topstitching
Sewing level: Beginner
Sizes: 0-20 and 14-32 (see our sizing chart here)
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): Sizes 0-20 (25 pages), Sizes 14-32 (32 pages), sizes are layered.
Copyshop file (36x48 / A0): Sizes 0-20 (2 pages), Sizes 14-32 (2 pages), sizes are layered.
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