How to Make a
( A Simple Step-by-Step Sewing Tutorial!)
– a well-fitting t-shirt – fabric and – pattern paper – pen or pencil – straight edge ruler – scissors or rotary cutter – sewing pins – sewing machine – thread and ironing board – sewing machine needle
What you need
Find a well-fitting shirt in your closet to use as the base for your t-shirt pattern.
make your sewing pattern
You’ll want to cut one front (on the fold), one back (on the fold), one neckband, and two sleeves.
cut out the pieces of your new shirt
First, line up the shoulder seams of the front and the back pieces with right sides together (the nicer side of the fabric together) and pin.
sew the shoulder seams
Open the shirt up at the shoulder seams so that the front goes in one direction and the back in the other direction.
attach the sleeves
Turn the shirt inside out and line up the side seams with right sides together.
sew the side seams
Time to put together the neckband! Grab your neckband piece and iron it flat.
attach the neckband
Turn the shirt inside out and fold under a 1 inch hem at the end of each sleeve and the bottom of the shirt.
hem the sleeves and bottom of the shirt
You’ve just made your very own t-shirt from scratch!