Cool for the Summer: 25 Free Tank Top Sewing Patterns
Here are 25 tutorials for how to sew a tank top that'll keep you cool and stylish this summer!
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When the warm days of spring and summer roll around, you're going to want to stay cool as well as fashionable. These free tank top sewing patterns are the way to do it! Tank tops are so versatile, and every sewist should have at least one go-to tank top sewing tutorial in their pattern stash. You're bound to find a tank to fit any and every occasion in this collection.
When you just need to throw something on for the day, a casual tank top pattern is the way to go. Whether you're in search of a camisole to layer underneath a sheer top, or if you just need a flowy tank top pattern to keep you cool, you're sure to find the perfect basic tank in the list below. Heading to the office or planning a night out with your girlfriends? Go the fancier route and choose from our dressy tank top patterns. They're perfect for dressing up a pair of jeans or a cute skirt, and they can easily go from day to night.
Don't forget to check out our kids' tank top patterns and our tank dress patterns! Kids need to stay cool in the summer too, and tanks are great for both school and the playground. And tank dresses are an easy outfit choice: no need to try to match a top and a bottom in the morning. Just grab one of these easy tank top dress patterns and go! Whichever of these tank top patterns you choose, your spring wardrobe will thank you and you'll turn heads wherever you go.
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Casual Tank Top Sewing Patterns
Everybody needs at least one casual tank in their closet. Each of these free tank top sewing patterns is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe. From a super-simple camisole that can be worn under sheer tops, to a racerback tank top sewing pattern you can wear to the gym, to classic tank top patterns you can wear with literally anything, you'll definitely want to check out this little collection.
- DIY Tank Top
Transform a men's dress shirt into an easy, breezy tank top. Comfortable and charming, it can be worn outside on warm days or tucked into a pencil skirt for the office.
- Camisole Tank Top Pattern
This clever tutorial shows you how to use your old tank to make your own perfectly-fitting pattern. Wear it under sheer tops or on its own.
- Oh La La Tank
This free tank top sewing pattern will give you a fashionable lace-embellished piece that's bound to turn heads. You'll definitely want to wear this DIY shirt out on the next breezy day.
- Racerback Tank Free Pattern
This racerback tank has breathable panels on the back that allow you to add different fabrics to your cute tank. This cute athletic top will be a summer wardrobe staple for sure.
- Men's Shirt to V-Neck Top Refashion
Steal an old t-shirt for your guy's closet to create this classically simple V-neck tank top. It's so breezy and just the thing you need for spring.
- Simple Summer Tank
This simple tank top sewing pattern will be your main staple in the warmer months of the year. Once you make it, you'll have the perfect casual tank top that you can wear anywhere and everywhere.
- Basic Tank Top Pattern
This fitted knit tank top is a versatile shirt with great options to customize it before adding it to your spring wardrobe. It has a casual fit and only requires two pieces of fabric to make.
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Dressy Patterns for Tank Tops
No woman's wardrobe is complete without a couple of fancy tanks. Each of these dressy tank top patterns is simple enough to wear to the office underneath a cardigan, yet cute enough to dress up with a cute pair of jeans, a sexy skirt, or funky jewelry for a night out. They're so versatile and easily go from day to night.
- Sorbetto Top
Cool, comfy and colorful, this DIY tank top has just the right amount of breezy style to make it perfect for summer while still being modest enough to wear to the office. Wear it with a blazer or sweater to work and then lose the layers when you are ready to let loose!
- Spring Ruffle Top Tutorial
Be extra stylish this spring with a light and ruffled top. This a great DIY tank top to wear when the weather warms up.
- Zipper Back Top Sewing Pattern
Create a fun, flirty top that you can dress up or down for any occasion. Delicate lace with a zipper accent gives this project an extra touch of uniqueness.
- The Belize Top
This bright tank top pattern is simple and flowy—just dressy enough to accessorize with jewelery and a cute bottom for a date or a night out on the town.
- Flamenco Ruffle Tank
This fashionable spring tank is a perfect project for beginning sewers. Follow this free sewing pattern to create an original ruffled top that's sure to turn heads.
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Kids' Tank Top Patterns
Free tank top sewing patterns are especially useful if you have kids! They grow so fast that you won't want to spend a lot of money on store-bought tops. These kids' tank top patterns are absolutely perfect for any boy or girl to wear outside during the spring and summer. They're so quick and easy to make that you won't mind making them each year as your kiddos grow up.
- Basic Knit DIY Tank Top
This is a must-have for your little girl's summer wardrobe. Learn how to make a tank top that is comfortable, adorable, and perfect for the playground.
- Boys Free Tank Top
With a boxy athletic fit, this tank top is perfect for boys of all ages and will allow them to run around all summer. It sews up quickly and is hassle-free to make.
- Breezy Shirred Summer Top
Your little girl will love the flowy, loose fit of this tank top that allows her to enjoy summer playtime. The ribbon bow straps make it even more beautiful and eye-catching.
- Girls Free Tank Pattern
Check out this free tank pattern for girls in sizes 18m to 6 years. The semi-fitted knit tank is the perfect summer shirt for your girl.
- Free Sewing Pattern for Boys Tank
This top is perfect for the boys to wear at the beach, to the pool, or on any hot summer day. Simply re-purpose an unused t-shirt into a brand-new tank top by following the pattern and adding ribbing around the collar.
Tank Dress Patterns
The tank dress is a cute spin on your basic tank top pattern. Adorable skirt on the bottom, casual tank on the top—what more could you want for your spring and summer wardrobe? These tank dress sewing patterns are so easy and pretty that you'll just keep wanting to sew more. There's always more room in the closet for another!
- Summer in the City Tank Dress
This is going to be your new favorite summer wardrobe piece. Made out of an old tank and some lovely floral fabric, it's as casual as it is cute!
- Lightweight Tank Dress Pattern
This tank dress pattern will keep you cool and covered this summer. Every wardrobe needs a perfect sundress, and you'll look absolutely adorable in this one.
- Trapeze DIY Tank Dress
You can wear this DIY tank dress practically anywhere. It can be worn as a beach cover-up and transitions easily to daytime wear. You'll will want to wear it every day this summer!
- Tank Top Girls' Dress Pattern
Make this tank top dress for your little girl in just one evening so she can wear it anywhere. If you don't already have a tank top to use, this tutorial shows you how to draft your own pattern for one.
- DIY Tank Dress
Not only is this cheap and chic, it's also easy to make. In just thirty minutes, you'll have a stylish new outfit for spring and summer.
- Tank Top Make Over Dress
Colorblocking always makes a comeback in the fashion world when the sun starts to shine! This tank top dress makeover shows you exactly how to upcycle an old tank top to create a cute and simple colorblock dress.
- 30 Minute DIY Tank Dress
This thirty-minute tank dress is a great first dress tutorial for beginner sewists. It will soon become your go-to comfy, casual, and stylish look this summer!
- Sew Sweet Tank Dress Tutorial
Take your wardrobe from fall to spring (and vice versa!) with this adorable tank top dress. It's great for those warm days of spring, and it looks amazing with tights and a cute cardigan on cooler days.
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