New Free T-shirt Pattern: Ladies Asymmetrical Hem T-Shirt (sizes S, M, L)
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I’ve got a new free printable Ladies T-shirt Pattern to share with you today!
With just two pattern pieces to cut out and sew together, I promise, it doesn’t get any easier than this Free Ladies Asymmetrical Hem T-Shirt Pattern.
Why you need to sew this Asymmetrical T-shirt Pattern!
I work from home and spend my days in t-shirts, yoga pants, shorts, and casual dresses. Ninety percent of my wardrobe is knit-wear and this particular style of t-shirt is my very favorite to make!
- The top has only two pattern pieces! Cut it out, hem the neck and sleeves, sew the shoulders and sides, hem the bottom and you are done!
- To spice up the plainness of this tee pattern, I added an asymmetrical split hem. It can be worn long and loose with leggings.
- Or tie it up to wear with capris or shorts. Your choice.
Asymmetrical T-shirt Pattern Info
The shirt measures 32 inches on the long side to 24 7/8 on the short side. (You can shorten or lengthen as needed to fit your frame.)
To make this shirt, you’ll need about 1 1/4 yards of 58 to 60-inch wide stretch knit fabric. (My favorite fabric shop for knits: Funkalicious Fabrics Fabric.com and Etsy.)
Pattern tips and additional info:
- Find the pattern here. (you’ll need to add the pattern to your cart and check out.) Save it to your PC, open the pdf document in adobe reader. Don’t print from google’s online version of adobe. (It will sometimes cause the pattern to print incorrectly.)
- Seam allowance is 3/8 inch with a 1/2 inch bottom hem
- Pattern is designed for stretch knit fabric
- Use a ballpoint/stretch needle
- Use spray starch when folding the neck and sleeve hems. (The starch stiffens the fabric and helps so much!)
- Sew seams with either a serger, double needle, stretch stitch, narrow zig zag with a long stitch length or a straight stitch with a long stitch length and a slightly loosened tension. (make a couple of practice stitches on your fabric to see what works best.)
- Small: Bust 35.5 Hip: 37.5
- Medium: Bust 37.5 Hip: 39.5
- Large: Bust 40 Hip: 42
Finished garment measurements:
- Small: Bust: 39.25
- Med: Bust: 42
- Large: Bust 43.25
- 1 1/4 yard of 58 to 60-inch wide stretch knit fabric
- ballpoint/stretch needle
- iron/spray starch
- basic sewing supplies
Sewing Instructions for the Ladies Asymmetrical Hem Top:
Step 1. Print pattern, and assemble according to directions.
Print pattern, transfer end of side seam marking and assemble according to directions. Due to the asymmetrical hem, this is a fairly large pattern. To save ink and paper, I recommend printing the pattern once, cutting out the back pattern piece first and then trimming the pattern and cutting out the front piece.
IMPORTANT!!!: When cutting the second pattern piece, you must flip the fabric over! (Ex: Lay fabric face up and cut out back bodice, then flip fabric over so it is face down and cut out front bodice piece.) This will ensure your asymmetrical hem is on the correct side!
Step 2: Hemming the Neckline and Sleeves.
Fold the edge of the neckline and sleeve for the front and back bodice over 3/8 inch. (Use plenty of spray starch.) Sew the hem edge with a zig zag, stretch stitch or using a stretch double needle.
Step 3: Assembly:
Line up the shoulder seams and sew together using a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Because my fabric was so stretch and thin, I opted to reinforce the shoulder seam with a bit of clear elastic. (It was 3/8 inch elastic that I cut in half. I just pinned the elastic on the edge of the fabric and sewed right over it.)
Line up the side seams and sew along the sides. Don’t forget to stop at the end of side seam mark for the long side. (I made this top twice, forgot both times and had to rip out the serged side seam!)
Using a straight stitch, sew past the end of side seam mark, by 1 inch. This is especially important if you are using a serger or zig zag stitch on the side seams. This straight stitch allows you to get a flat press on the hem transition.
Step 4: Hemming the bottom.
Fold the remaining side seam over 3/8 inch and bottom hem 1/2 inch. Use plenty of spray starch.
When you get to the bottom corner, just fold the edge in for a nice corner and pin.
Sew around the bottom and side with a zig zag or double needle.
That’s it, you’re done!
If you make one of these, be sure to tag me on facebook or Instagram!
Products used and recommended in this post:
- My favorite fabric shop for knits: Funkalicious Fabrics.
- My Sewing Machine: SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist
- My Serger: Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger or you can just use Pinking Shears
- Rotary Cutter
- I love my large ruler and large cutting mat, but you may prefer to start off with a smaller Cutting set
- Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen and Fray Check
- Ball Point needles
- Singer walking foot or universal walking foot
- Wonder clips (I didn’t use these in the post, but they are just awesome!
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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
Lovely pattern – thanks so much. I’m gonna give it a try.
Wow, this shirt is so easy to make! I love that you can wear it two ways, it's really cute when it's tied up 🙂 Thank you for making this tutorial.
I linked to it from my blog, follow this link if you want to see it: http://www.sewingshop.net/blog/t-shirt-with-asymmetrical-hem/
Hi! This is really cool! Would I be able to make this out of non-stetch fabric and still be able to pull my head through? Thanks!
While the t-shirt is cut very generously, I think you would have issues getting your arms/shoulders through the middle part of the shirt. You could probably add a long zipper down the back and might need to add bust dart to make it work
This is awesome!! I can't make it right now because I don't have enough fabric but I will make one as soon as I can get to the city to buy some. Thank you again for another awesome pattern and tutorial.
Love this style. Definitely pinning so I can try making; this would be the perfect piece to add to my summer outfits. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week's issue.
Ooooh, thank you! I am so pinning this because I am gearing up to try my first project for something to wear for myself. Sewing clothes for my daughter is fun but this is calling my name!
I love it! Thanks for sharing :0)
Just what I have been looking for! Thanks for the pattern, so sweet of you!
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