Tshirt Patterns

Sew Your Own Wardrobe Essentials

Sewing your own tshirts is easy and fun. There are endless tshirt patterns available from all the pattern companies. You can purchase patterns in your local fabric store, or go to the online pattern stores, such as McCalls, Simplicity, and Burda, to name a few.

The t-shirt has become a wardrobe staple and you can incorporate so many different styles into your wardrobe from casual day wear to evening wear.

Both v-neck and scoop neck tshirts are necessary to have in your wardrobe. You can easily find t-shirt patterns for both v-neck and scoop neck styles.

Examples of  Sewing Patterns

Tshirts don't have to be plain to be a wardrobe essential. Knit fabrics are readily available online as well in the fabric stores.

I recommend having multiple white, grey, black, and cream color t-shirts in your closet. Then start adding colors as you build your wardrobe.

Online Fabric Stores

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When you sew your own t-shirts, you can have as many in supply as you like.

Most styles are straightforward to sew and the fabric is relatively inexpensive at $5.00 to 10.00 dollars a meter/yard. When you only need 1 to 1 1/2 meter/yard, they are easy to accumulate.That is a big savings compared to $20.00 and up for a ready made retail top.

The type of stretch knit fabrics you see in a retail store are available in your local fabric store or online fabric stores. There are endless options. You can also find organic fabrics, bamboo, hemp, organic cottons, these are just a few now offered. 

Tshirt Patterns -Fabric choices

Cotton Lycra

Organic Cotton

 Jersey Knit

Sequin Knit

Help With Sewing Stretch Knits

Stretch knit tops are a great way to learn sewing techniques.

If you are unsure about sewing with stretch knits, here are some helpful places to go for tips and techniques.


I have found many worthwhile videos on youtube.com showing how to sew with stretch knits. Click the link for great tutorials to get started.


Sewing books are invaluable in your sewing room/sewing area. I have books that I refer to frequently. If I want to learn a new technique or refresh my memory, I look to my sewing library for help. Here are some of my suggestions.

I hope this will encourage you to sew your own stretch knit tops and have some fun adding new dimension to your wardrobe. Remember the more you sew the better you become.

For more information about sewing t-shirts

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