33 Free Shirt Patterns: Learn How to Sew a Shirt

Want an instant update to your wardrobe? These free tutorials for how to make a shirt are exactly what you need!

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33 Free Shirt Patterns Learn How to Sew a Shirt

The easiest way to switch up an outfit is to throw on a new top. Make your own tops and the possibilities are endless! With these 33 free shirt patterns, you’ll find all kinds of ideas to try. Learn how to make a tank top that’s perfect for hot summer nights. Or learn how to sew a shirt that’s fit for wearing under winter sweaters. Free shirt patterns like the ones you’ll find in this collection are inspiring and easy to make. You don’t have to be an advanced sewist to create a wardrobe full of lovely tops to wear all year long.

Once you master how to sew to shirt you can start sewing them up for the whole family. The kids will love to wear your handmade tops. No one else will be wearing these original designs at school! Discover how many new outfits you can put together with these 33 free shirt patterns. When you’re looking for a simple sewing project that won’t take you a lifetime to complete, check out these free shirt patterns and get ready to impress!

Free Sewing Patterns for Tops

Scooped Hem DIY Blouse

These lovely free shirt sewing patterns are great for parties or just lounging around. Dress them up or dress them down, either way these free shirt sewing patterns are useful and comfy. When you feel like your wardrobe could use an upgrade, give any of these free shirt sewing patterns a chance. You'll end up with pretty tops you can work into your everyday outfits. Each of these free shirt sewing patterns can be completed in an hour or less!

  • Scooped Hem DIY BlouseMade using 1 yard of knit fabric, this DIY ladies' top is a fashion-forward take on a basic t-shirt and features a scooped hem and puffed sleeves.
  • 30 Minute J Crew Inspired TankThis free sewing knock-off pattern is a wardrobe must-have for when the weather warms up.
  • Beautiful Bow TankThis Beautiful Bow Tank is an elegant summer top and easy sewing project that's incredibly stylish and sophisticated.
  • Magical Scarf TopThis Magical Scarf Top will fulfill all of your fashion needs. The top is convertible, making it both a great DIY tank top and halter top.
  • Insanely Cute Kimono TopRather than settling for the same old tee, go with something different. This DIY kimono re-fabricates a classic style into a trendy top.
  • Zesty Zipper TeeRefashion a shirt to look like a designer piece from this Zesty Zipper Tee tutorial. You won't believe the amount of cute shirts to make when something as simple as a zipper is available.
  • Double Layer Chiffon HalterThis free halter top pattern will show you how to make a top all your friends will want.
  • 15 Minute DIY Party ShirtIf you are looking for a quick, easy-to-make shirt for your next party, give the 15 Minute DIY Party Shirt a try.
  • 30 Minute Caftan TopIt's easier than you think to sew your own clothing especially with this 30 Minute Caftan Top tutorial.
  • 1 Hour Power ShirtWith a special attention to edging on a shirt, this 1 Hour Power Shirt tutorial has all of the right elements for the sewist who's looking for something short and sweet.

How to Sew a Blouse

Elegant Bell Sleeve Top Refashion

Once you learn how to sew a blouse, you'll be able to create all kinds of lovely tops. These blouses are beautiful and simple to make. Pair them with some cute jeans or a pretty skirt for a stylish look. Instead of dishing out hard earned cash at department stores, check out these free patterns that will teach you how to sew a blouse just like the ones designers make.

  • Elegant Bell Sleeve Top RefashionTransform your hubby's old dress shirt into a chic and stylish blouse that's fashion forward and budget-friendly with this easy refashioning project.
  • Gatsby Fringe Tank Top TutorialMade using a loose and comfortable tank top pattern, this tutorial shows you how to apply sassy fringe, so that you can design a vintage-inspired piece in five easy steps.
  • Gardens At Dusk TankThere's something romantic and beautiful about the Gardens At Dusk Tank.
  • Serged ruffles and ruched sleeves make this Ruffle Blouse a must-have top.
  • Chevron Swing TopIf you've been meaning to give chevron a try, use this free girl shirt sewing pattern and get ready to impress.
  • Bow Tie TopThis cute DIY tank top is gathered at the neck with an elegant ribbon bow. It's great for beginners because the gathering hides any small mistakes.
  • The Best Ruffle Top EverTake an ordinary top, add chiffon ruffles, and suddenly you have The Best Ruffle Top Ever.
  • Cap Sleeve BlouseAdd some retro fashion to your wardrobe with this Cap Sleeve Blouse.
  • Comfy Drape TopYou'll love the comfortable yet flattering fit because you're making it to fit your body. Made out of the fabric of your choosing, this DIY tank top tutorial can easily be created to fit any wardrobe need.
  • Sewing a shirt that looks just like designer duds isn't as hard as it seems, at least with this tutorial.
  • Statement Sleeve Top PatternThe top features a fitted knit top with elbow length, fitted sleeves that gracefully flare from the elbow to create a 3/4 length sleeve.
  • Ruffled Collar TutorialYou can use this ruffled collar tutorial to add a unique touch to any blouse. These easy, free sewing projects are versatile and unexpected, perfect for the stylish sewist.
  • Anthro Striped Knock Off TopYou'll no longer pine for that pricey piece of clothing once you get your hands on this pattern. This Anthro Striped Knock Off Top looks like it came straight out of the store.
  • Chic Lacy TopDress yourself like a runway model without spending big bucks. You can make this Chic Lacy Top for less than $20.00.

Shirt Sewing Patterns for Beginners

Refashioned Button-Down Top Tutorial

These shirt sewing patterns will inspire you to create new tops you'll love. Whatever season hits, you'll want these super cute tops to live in stylishly. Grab leftover fabric and let these awesome ideas lead you to the sewing machine. Each of these designs is loose and comfortable. No need to squeeze into something form fitting when you can wear something that's both cute and casual!

  • Refashioned Button-Down Top TutorialTake your husband's old plaid button-down and transform it into a chic and stylish shirt that's custom-made to fit you with this easy sewing tutorial.
  • The Pretty Shirred Floral Top is simple to make and easy to wear. The tie found in the back of the shirt allows a perfect fit for different body types.
  • Four Shirts Four WaysThis free sewing pattern will have you swimming in ruffle heaven! Learn how to turn a plain tee into a cute ruffled and beaded shirt.
  • Twist and Shout TopFrom these simplified instructions, sew a shirt that offers versatility to your wardrobe and an engaging project. It turns out making this flattering halter isn't nearly as impossible as you thought.
  • Classically Simple TopThis DIY T-shirt is perfect for all body types and won't bunch or pull. It looks nice enough that you can wear it to the office but is comfortable enough to lounge around in at home.

Ideas for How to Sew a T Shirt

Summer Raglan Tee Pattern

If you're searching for free shirt patterns that you can use every day, then you'll love this list of ways to sew a t shirt. Comfy, casual, and fashion-forward, these DIY t-shirt ideas are guaranteed to keep you looking and feeling cool during warm spring and summer weather.

  • Summer Raglan Tee PatternTreat yourself to the perfect top for spring and summer with this printable pattern that's great for showing off gorgeous summer prints.
  • DIY CardiganNo one will believe that this stylish DIY Cardigan is made from a plain tee. Learn how to sew a cardigan with a ribbon tie and fun bleach pen detailing.
  • Henley T-Shirt ReconstructionHenleys are the perfect t-shirt to wear to a casual office or dinner party. With a pair of skinny jeans and a blazer, these DIY shirts look classy without looking too dressed up.
  • You Can Do It! Embellished NecklineTired of boring, old t-shirts? Why not add a lovely ruffled neckline! With this free sewing tutorial, you can turn any drab shirt into something fabulous.
  • The Easiest Tee Shirt EverThe Easiest Tee Shirt Ever tutorial not only provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to sew a shirt, it allows you to save big bucks on essential staples for your closet.
  • Play Ball V-NeckAs a sports fanatic, you were thrilled to find a free shirt pattern that featured 3/4 length sleeves and dual colors to match your team.

What's your favorite style of shirt to wear? Let us know in the comments!

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I love these shirts. They would look good on my full girl figure

Where's the pattern? I can find it. I saved but still no pattern

which pattern did you save? Id you know the name of it try typing in the search bar on your start menu or on your downloads.


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