Free sewing tutorial and pattern boys shirt




















Materials:
* Fabric (Haul it/ Critter Camp/ Fun Times by Michael Miller)
120 cm x 60 cm (47 in x 24 in) - (size 68) (EU 4 - 6 months) (US 9 months)
130 cm x 65 cm (51 in x 26 in) - (size 74) (EU 6 - 9 months) (US 12 months)
140 cm x 70 cm (56 in x 28 in) - (size 80) (EU 9 - 12 months) (US 18 months)
150 cm x 70 cm (60 in x 28 in) - (size 86) (EU 1 - 1 1/2 years) (US 24 months)
* Six buttons ( 1 cm - 0,4 in)

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern in 9 months (short sleeve), 9 months (long sleeve), 12 months (short sleeve), 12 months (long sleeve), 18 months (short sleeve), 18 months (long sleeve), 24 months (short sleeve) or 24 months (long sleeve).  Set your printer settings to A4 paper.

Double-click images to enlarge.

Step 1: Draw the pattern.
















Draw the left and a right front piece (marked red), the upper part of the back piece (marked orange), the lower part of the back piece (marked orange), two collar pieces (marked green) and two sleeves (marked yellow) on the back of the cotton fabric.

The pattern is without seam allowance. Ad 0,5 cm (0,2 in) seam allowance. Draw the bottom of the back and front pieces and the bottom of the sleeves without seam allowance.


Step 2: Cut the fabric.















Cut the patterns out of the fabric.

Step 3: Sew the upper en lower back piece together.













With right sides facing, pin the upper back piece and the lower back piece together. Sew. Serge off and iron out your seams.



Step 4: Topstitch.




















Topstich the seam on the upper back piece.

Step 5: Sew hems in place (sleeves).










Fold the seam allowance to the inside on the first dotted line and pin down. Sew.

Step 6: Sew hems in place (sleeves).










Fold the sleeves on the second dotted line and pin down. Sew the hems in place.

Step 7: Sew hems in place (front shirt).













Fold the seam allowance to the inside and pin down. Sew.

Step 8: sew hems in place (front shirt).














Fold the edges of the front shirt on the second dotted line and pin down. Sew the hems in place.

Step 9: Pin back and front pieces together..




















With right sides facing pin down the back and front pieces.

Step 10: Sew.




















Pin and sew the shoulder seams and the sides of the shirt together. Serge off and iron out your seams.

Step 11: Topstitch.





















Topstich the seams on the back piece.


Step 12: Sew left sleeve.





















Pin and sew the left sleeve right sides together, into the armhole. Serge off the seams. 


Step 13: Turn the sleeve right side out.


















Turn the sleeve right side out.

Step 14: Pin the sleeves.


















Turn wrong-side out. With right sides facing, fold the sleeve in half. Pin down.

Step 15: Onderkant van de mouw vast naaien.


















 Sew down the entire side. Serge off the seam.

Step 16: Topstitch.


















Turn right-side out. Topstitch.

Step 17: Repeat for the other sleeve.


















Repeat step 12 to 16 for the right sleeve.

Step 18: Cut a strip of fabric out of the fabric.







Cut a strip of fabric about 70 cm (28 inches) long and 3 cm (1,2 in) wide, to finish off the bottom of the shirt nicely.

Step 19: Attach bias tape to the inside of the shirt.
















Fold the shirt open en pin the strip of fabric to the bottom of the shirt, with the right side of the strip of fabric to the inside of the shirt. Sew together 0,4 mm ( 0,2 in) from the edge.

Step 20: Fold the bias tape half hotdog style.
















Fold your strip of fabric (70 cm (28 in) x 3 cm (1,2 in) in half hot dog style, wrong sides together. Pin the strip of fabric with the right side of the fabric on the bottom of the shirt on the inside. Sew together. Pinch the two ends together, and sew, wrong sides together. Trim.

Step 21: Re-fold bias tape and sew to the outside of the shirt.


















Re-fold, and then pin once again to the outside of the shirt. Sew together.

Step 22: Attach the collar to the shirt.


















Pin one side of the two collar on the outside of the shirt, with right sides facing. Sew together.

Step 23: With right sides facing. pin down the collar.













Fold the collar upwards. Fold the collar in half widthwise, right sides facing and pin down.

Step 24: Sew the outer edge.













Sew the outer edge.

Step  25: Clip the corners.





















Clip the corners.

Step 26: Turn the collar right side out.




















Turn the collar right side out.  Press. Fold the seam allowance to the inside and pin the collar to the outside of the shirt.

Step 27: Sew collar to the outside of the shirt.




















Sew together.

Step 28: Topstitch.




















Topstitch around the collar.

Step 29: Sew the folding line of the collar.




















Sew the folding line of the collar which is marked as an dotted line on the collar pattern.

Step 30: Stitch the buttonholes.




















Using a ruler, mark where your buttons and buttonholes will go. Stitch the buttonholes. Cut the buttonholes open with a seam ripper.

Step 31: Sew the buttons on.




















Sew the buttons on properly to make certain that they function well and last for years.



















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16 comments:

  1. I love your blog! Wish I could get a hold of such cute fabric here in Oz!

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  2. Thanks for your wonderful tutorials. I love it so much.
    Duyen Nguyen

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  3. I reeeeeeally want to make this for my son, but when I click on the 24month short sleeves pattern it takes me to the size 12-18months! Please help!

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  4. Hi Kylie,
    The 12- 18 months is a European size which is the same as 24 months US size. ((size 86) (EU 1 - 1 1/2 years) (US 24 months)). You can also print the 24 months (long sleeve) which is more printer friendly.

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  5. @ C , Spoonflower.com Ships to oz :)

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  6. Thank you so much for this pattern, it was a perfect fit for my nearly 3y/o boy who was in desperate need of new shirts! I blogged about my creation here: http://deserethome.blogspot.com/2014/01/pajama-pants-into-toddler-shirt.html
    I will most definitely be using your pattern again! :)

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  7. I have a 5 yr old grandson and l really like this pattern.How can l fine a size 6 ?

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  8. Hi,
    I linked your great Free Book together with a picture on my side, I think it's great.
    If it's not Ok for you, tell me and I delete the link.
    http://bastelfreak.blogspot.de/p/kinderschnittmuster.html

    sew happy

    Mandy

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  9. Thank you very much for this post. I am making a shirt as part of a costume for my daughter. Although I didn't follow the template and made my own style, it really helped to visualise the order to sew things in. Thanks again

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  10. I really would love to make one of these for my 4 year old grandson for our upcoming vacation, but I can't find a pattern for a size 4 or 5 (US). Do you have one, or know of where I can get one?

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  11. hi.is this EU size suit for asean baby?

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  12. 24 months (short sleeve) comes out in 12-18 months. Is there a way to get the proper one?

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    1. The 12- 18 months is a European size which is the same as 24 months US size. ((size 86) (EU 1 - 1 1/2 years) (US 24 months)). You can also print the 24 months (long sleeve) which is more printer friendly.

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  13. me gustaria una talla mas grande como la 3t. hermoso trabajo saludos.

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  14. I need to print the boys US 12 months size, which one do I use? Do I print the 9 months long sleeve to fit a US 12 months. Sorry to be so confused, but I think my translation is messed up.

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    1. http://www.patterns.smalldreamfactory.com/pdf/Long%20sleeve%20shirt%20size%2012%20months.pdf

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