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Free Shirt Patterns

Make your own shirts with these free shirt patterns from all over the web.


Shirts can be tricky to make without a pattern. Good thing that there are plenty of free patterns all over the internet. I've done the homework for you with this list of some of the best free shirt patterns and tutorials.

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Make an Apron Top

Apron Top
Rain Blanken
This pattern-free project uses squares of fabric and minimal sewing experience to create a sweet summer top.

Afternoon Tea Shirt

Afternoon Tea Top
Lizzie225 in her version of IchiGoGirl's Tea Top Pattern at BurdaStyle.com
This Afternoon Tea Top is a variation of another pattern offered at BurdaStyle. Site also includes a detailed how-to for the pleated ruffle at the top.

Peek-A-Boob Knit Nursing Shirt

Nursing Top
This knit top by knitty.com works both as a stylish top and a nursing bra. It has adjustable straps on the back and the cups are sized separately from the body of the shirt for the perfect fit.

Simple Summer Tank Top

Tank Top Pattern
This is a simple tank top that has two peaks at the front ans wide straps that curve around your shoulders.

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Inexpensive Fabric

Okay, so these patterns are free, but I have yet to find free fabric! Well, there is something close to it.

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T-Shirt Surgery

T-Shirt Tank Top
Rain Blanken
Since you can't help accumulating tee's, turn them into something that actually looks good on you. Learn to make a tank top, halter top, and even accessories like fingerless gloves and hats out of old t-shirts.

Retro Shirt

Retro Top Pattern
fraeuleinu at BurdaStyle.com
The is a super easy retro top designed by zahra at Burdastyle.com. The wide collar with contrasting border and the cut of the sleeves make this one a delightful throw-back to the 50's.

Triangle Halter Top

Triangle Halter Top
For this amazing summer top, all you need is a triangle of fabric. Super easy and the results are impressive.

The Jocelyn Shirt

Jocelyn Shirt Pattern
nouumi on BurdaStyle.com
This summer shirt can looks dressy or casual, depending on the fabric that you use. Designed by BurdaStyle user 'joclin' and winner of the 2008 Summer in the City competition. Difficulty is average.

Corset Top Tutorial

Corset Top Tutorial
Rain Blanken
You don't need a pattern to make this super simple corset top. Depending on the fabric you use, this could be a playful summer top, or a dazzling piece of night life.

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