How to Make a Tunic: 34 Easy Sewing Projects
Make a flattering and trendy top for you or your little one with these free tunic patterns and tutorials!
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Close your eyes and picture this: a stunning, chic piece of DIY clothing that is super flattering, extremely affordable, and unbelievably easy to make. What could this mysterious garment be? A DIY tunic, of course!
Check out this guide, How to Make a Tunic: 11 Easy Sewing Projects, where you'll find a fantastic collection of DIY tunic tops, tunic dresses, and tunics for kids. Tunics have a flowy, feminine shape that makes them trendy and attractive for every body type. These tunic tutorials are also versatile and stylish for work, a night out, or even a relaxing day at the park.
This list of easy sewing projects include tunic tutorials that you can make for every season and occasion. This Greek Goddess Shirt Tutorial is elegant and glamorous, perfect for a date or girl's night. For a more casual, comfortable look, try this Simple Refashioned Tunic, which will accentuate your figure and highlight your curves in all the right places. Tunics aren't just for adults, though. Your little one will love tunics like this Tiny Tummy Tunic, which is perfect for a back to school outfit or a playdate. You won't find a more comfortable and stylish outfit.
No matter what style of tunic you're looking for, you'll be sure to find a tutorial you love in this collection!
DIY Tunic Ideas for Women
One of the most flattering tops around, tunics first became popular in the 1960s and have remained stylish with women everywhere to this day. Hitting at the hip or below, these DIY tunics can be paired with jeans, tights, or leggings, and are a great way to emphasize a smaller waist. Great for any time of year, these free tunic patterns and tops to sew are the perfect way to look stylish while being completely comfortable.
- 60s Baby Doll Tunic Tutorial
Transform an old long-sleeved tee into a chic and trendy tunic that's figure flattering and fashionable. Made in a 1960s-inspired baby doll silhouette, this tunic sewing tutorial shows you how to upcycle an old tee and add a flattering empire waist and flared sleeves.
- Greek Goddess Shirt Tutorial
Made from a stretchy knit, this DIY top will fall elegantly over you. This feature is made even more elegant thanks to the gold buttons atop your shoulders.
- Spring Ruffle Top Tutorial
Be in style this spring with a light and ruffled top. Free sewing patterns like this will help you fill your closet with beautiful and original clothes!
- 2 Yard Tunic Tutorial
Made with a chic racerback, this DIY tunic can go from the gym to a night out in no time. This free tunic tutorial uses 2 yards of knit fabric and has a cinched waist and deep v-neck, so it gives the illusion of a small waist and is long enough to wear with leggings.
- Boho Chic Tunic Pattern
This is a super easy boho chic tunic, recommended for a first time sewist. This breezy tunic looks cheerful and light, perfect for the warm seasons!
- Trendy Tunic Top Pattern
This free sewing patterns will allow you to easily sew a top that fits like a glove. Choose a nifty graphic design to make a bold statement or a plain fabric for a more basic look.
- The Back Tie Maternity Tunic Tutorial
This maternity tunic is a simple tunic with a cute tie detail on the back. This is something you can wear when you're pregnant, but it will still look great after the baby comes.
- Swing Tunic Sewing Pattern
Hitting right below the hip, this free tunic pattern has a loose, comfortable fit and uses one and a half yards of soft, stretchy knit fabric. A great top to pair with dressy leggings, this printable sewing pattern comes in size large and features a rounded scoop neck and can be knotted at the waist.
- Asymmetrical Tunic Sweater
This easy project is a great place to start if you want to learn how to sew your own clothes. Pick out your favorite fabric in your favorite color then follow along with the sewing tutorial.
- Zulily Tunic Knockoff
This tutorial includes instructions for altering your favorite shirt pattern in three ways: converting the shoulder line to a drop shoulder, adding tuck pleats, and planning a painted design. Make your own Zulily knockoff by starting with luscious rayon challis fabric, which drapes beautifully and provides a slim profile.
- Embroidered Tunic Tutorial
This is a stylish and comfortable top that is easy to make and perfect for the warmer spring weather. This free sewing tutorial creates a top that is feminine, breezy, and comfortable.
- Flare Tunic Sewing Pattern
This tunic has an accent at the shoulders and a flared shape. You can find detailed printing, cutting, and sewing instructions in the pattern description.
- Breezy Tunic Tee Pattern
Transition from summer to fall or winter to spring easily with a free sewing pattern that's perfect on its own or layered under a cute cardigan. This pattern is your solution to warm fall days and looks fabulous when paired with your favorite jeans or leggings and chic fall boots.
- Gathered Shoulder Tunic Tutorial
Go back to sewing basics and create a top that's figure flattering and easy to make. This top to sew is an essential piece of any woman's wardrobe and is lightweight and breathable for warm summer weather.
- Oversized Tunic
This Oversized Tunic is an easy sewing pattern that can be used to make a plus-size tunic top or dress, depending on the length. Follow these instructions to learn how to sew a tunic top to wear with jeans, leggings, or even a skirt, or to make a dress that can be cinched around the waist with a pretty belt.
- How to Make A Tunic Colorblocked
Learn how to make a tunic you will absolutely love when you explore this DIY tunic tutorial. Combine the comfy design of a tunic and the stylish combo of colors that only color-blocking can provide.
- Voile Tunic
With this free sewing pattern, you can easily learn how to make a tunic that is elegant, beautiful, and versatile. This DIY shirt is perfect for the office, a night out, or even a casual afternoon at the park.
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Looking for a dress that will float over your curves and flatter your figure? Then you need to learn how to make a tunic dress. Choose a DIY tunic dress from this list and be amazed at how well it conceals your tummy or any other problem areas you want to hide. A simple tunic dress pattern is all it takes to feel like your best self! In fact, tunic dresses are one of my favorite things to wear because I don't feel like my body is on display. They are just so comfortable and figure-flattering! Pick an easy tunic pattern and make a whole bunch for your wardrobe.
- Tunic Dress Tutorial
This easy sewing project is prefect for beginners and is quick to make. It's a simple, flattering design that looks great with a fun patterned fabric.
- Easy DIY Tunic Dress for Summer
This DIY tunic dress is perfect for farmers' markets, lazy afternoons, and everything in between. It’s simple design and unique silhouette make it perfect for layering.
- 2 Hour Tunic Dress Tutorial
An adorable spring dress that can be worn on its own or over pants or leggings, this DIY dress tutorial takes only 2 hours to make. This easy dress tutorial comes with a matching belt, meaning you can accentuate your waist to show off your curves or belt your dress at the hip, giving it a fun 80s vibe.
- Floral Coral Dress
Do-it-yourself vintage has never been so hot. In preparation for warmer weather, this Dolce and Gabbana knock-off pattern tutorial brings runway fashion to your home for a cheap price.
How to Make a Tunic for Kids
If your daughter or granddaughter needs an update to her wardrobe, then these free tunic patterns are perfect for her. Tunics are the ultimate combination of a shirt and dress, so they're dressier than everday t-shirts but are easier and more comfortable to move in unlike formal dresses. Create tons of adorable tops that your little fashionista will love with these DIY tunics and sewing projects for kids.
- Girls' Gathered Tunic Dress Pattern
Make this girls' tunic dress with long or short sleeves, cuffs, or gathered elastic. You can even make with flannel and add a ruffle to have a sweet nightgown. The gathered shoulders and sleeves really give this dress a cute look while still being a fun play dress.
- Lovely Little Tunic
Your little girl will love the comfy fit, and you'll love how easy it is to learn how to make a tunic with this tutorial. Cute details like a front pleat, lace trimming, and button closure make this DIY tunic even more adorable.
- Peek-a-Boo Toddler Top
Make girls' clothes that you absolutely adore by following this tutorial. Learning how to sew a shirt was never so easy, thanks to these detailed instructions.
- Mommy and Me Free Tunic Pattern
Get ready to have some sewing fun with this mommy and me free sewing pattern. Of course, you can just make one if you aren't into the whole matching thing or don't have little children.
- T-Shirt Tunic and Legging Tutorial
When you're sewing for kids, it's important to keep comfort and fashion in mind. Check out this tutorial for an outfit that's both comfy and stylish.
- Tiny Tummy Tunic
The secret to dressing a toddler or baby is dressing them in layers. This tunic was designed exactly for this purpose.
- One Yard Baby Tunic
This adorable little top to sew is easy to make, a great baby shower gift, and too cute to pass up. Using just one yard of fabric, this free printable sewing pattern is downloadable in sizes 0 to 3 months, making it perfect for babies of all shapes and sizes.
- Girls' Butterfly Tunic
Add a colorful butterfly to any tunic or dress with this simple tutorial.
- Butterfly Tunic Dress Pattern
This tutorial on how to create a tunic for a child from a women's collar shirt is easy and adorable! This tunic is a perfect addition for a fall wardrobe.
- Girls' Fall Tunic Dress Pattern
Learn how to make a dress for your girl that is perfect for fall with this free dress pattern for sewing. Optimized for both knit and woven fabrics, this sewing pattern makes it easy to mix and match coordinating fabrics or just show off your favorite design.
- Chevron Tunic for Girls
Make this adorable tunic for the little one in your life. She will be comfortable and stylish in this little top.
What's your favorite style of top to wear? Let us know below in the comments!
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