We spent May reviewing some of our favorite knit t-shirt patterns but we also wanted to give some love to our other summer favorite, woven t-shirts. From boxy to fitted and basic to interesting details, these are some of our top woven t-shirt sewing patterns, in no particular order. If your favorite isn’t on the list, please add it in the comments!
One of our most popular tops is the Up in Arms Blouse. Easy for advance sewists but great for beginners, this pattern is quick to sew and a great lesson for set in sleeves.
Shirt No. 1 by 100 Acts of Sewing - If you’re new to woven t-shirts, start with this great basic. Shirt no. 1 is a great pattern on its own, with lots of customizing options – color block for impact or piece together stash or scraps for a high-end look. The fit is easy and boxy, perfect for summer.
Coram Top by Allie Olson – For a slightly different take on this summer basic, give the Coram Top a try. With raglan sleeves and darts for fitting, this one is the perfect blend of fitted and boxy. And that curved high-low hem gives any look a high-end feel!
Scout Tee by Grainline Studio – I love a basic tee, and the beloved Scout Tee is just that! Fitted in the shoulders and looser from there down, the fit is perfection, and there’s even a design extension pack featuring 4 different sleeve options.
Inari Tee by Named Clothing - A pattern that sews up in knit and woven and in a cropped tee and dress option, the Inari Tee is another fan favorite. The t-shirt is still in the realm of basic, but the boxy silhouette and neat cuffs give a slightly dress-up effect. We reviewed this pattern in knit form if you’d like to read more!
Beatrix Top by Made by Rae - You know you’re going to get a good fit with a Made by Rae pattern and the Beatrix Top is no exception. With plenty of sleeve lengths to choose from, banded hem or curved hem option and a unique button band up the back, we love this silhouette!
Key Largo by Hey June Handmade – This is the summer of the tie-front top, friends! At least, that’s our humble prediction. The Key Largo features a relaxed fit and subtle shaping, with two versions – our favorite features a tie and a center-front seam for maximum pattern play.
Lou Box Top by Sew DIY - Another pattern that works in knits or wovens, the Lou Box Top is top pick for many reason. The pattern includes options for a crew and scoop neck as well as straight, dip (high low) and curved hems. This pattern makes a great basic shell for customizing – button band, peplum, etc - and is definitely on the boxy end of the spectrum.Find more great topics and tips in our latest issue, now on newsstands and in shopsewitall.com