Free sewing tutorial and pattern for a baby shirt

This baby shirt closes with four snaps at the front. It's perfect for babies because it's so easy to get over their heads. Sizes range from newborn - 6Y.

Materials:
* Knit fabric - Baba-babywear - Dinky Toys (Fabric width: 160 cm)  50 cm (size newborn - 2T)
 100 cm  (size 3T t/m 6Y)
* Ribbing
   Neckline front (13,5 cm x 4 cm - size 3/6 months) (14 cm x 4 cm - size 9/12 months)
   (14,75 cm  x 4 cm - size 18/24 months) (15,5 cm x 4 cm - size 2T) (16,25 cm x 4 cm - size 3T)
   (17 cm x 4 cm - size 4Y) (17,75 cm x 4 cm - size 5Y) (18,5 cm x 4 cm - size 6Y)
   Neckline back (13,5 x 4 cm - size 3 months) (14 x 4 cm - size 6 months)
   (14,75 cm x 4 cm - size 9 months) (15,5 cm x 4 cm - size 12 months) (16,25 cm x 4 cm - size 18 months)
   (16,6 cm x 4 cm - size 24 months) (17 cm x 4 cm - size 2T)  (17,4 cm x 4 cm - size 3T)
   (17,75 cm x 4 cm - size 4Y) (18,2 cm x 4 cm - size 5Y) (18,5 cm x 4 cm - size 6Y)
* 4 snaps (⌀ 8mm)

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below.  Set your printer settings to A4 paper.

(EU size 56) (US 3 months)
(EU size 62) (US 6 months)
(EU size 68) (US 9 months)

Sizes 12 months through 6Y can be bought in my online store.




When working with knits, it is important not to stretch or pull the fabric while sewing. Also use a stretch needle and a stretch stitch. In this pattern all seams are sewed with a twin needle.

Double-click images to enlarge.

Step 1: Draw the pattern.

Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric.

The pattern is without seam allowance. Ad 1 cm (0,4 in) seam allowance. Ad 2 cm (0,4 in) seam allowance at the bottom of the sleeves and the bottom of the shirt. Draw the neckline without seam allowance.

Step 2: Cut the fabric.


Cut a front piece, a back piece and two sleeves out of the fabric.

Step 3: Fold the shoulder seams to the inside.

Fold the shouder seams to the inside and pin down.

Step 4: Sew.
Sew.

Step 5: Cut two strips out of your ribbing.
Cut two 4 cm wide strips out of your ribbing.

Neckline front (13,5 cm x 4 cm - size 3/6 months) (14 cm x 4 cm - size 9/12 months)
(14,75 cm  x 4 cm - size 18/24 months) (15,5 cm x 4 cm - size 2T) (16,25 cm x 4 cm - size 3T)
(17 cm x 4 cm - size 4Y) (17,75 cm x 4 cm - size 5Y) (18,5 cm x 4 cm - size 6Y)

Neckline back (13,5 x 4 cm - size 3 months) (14 x 4 cm - size 6 months)
(14,75 cm x 4 cm - size 9 months) (15,5 cm x 4 cm - size 12 months) (16,25 cm x 4 cm - size 18 months)
(16,6 cm x 4 cm - size 24 months) (17 cm x 4 cm - size 2T)  (17,4 cm x 4 cm - size 3T)
(17,75 cm x 4 cm - size 4Y) (18,2 cm x 4 cm - size 5Y) (18,5 cm x 4 cm - size 6Y)

Step 6: Fold the ribbing in half.
Fold the ribbing in half. Sew together. Turn the ribbing right side out.

Step 7: Sew neckband.
Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the knit fabric.

Step 8: Sew the sleeves.
Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the sleeves to the inside and pin down. Sew the hems in place.

Step 9: Sew part of the shoulder seam.
Put the shoulder of the back piece over the front piece and pin down. Sew.

Step 10: Sew the sleeve into the armhole.
Pin the left sleeve right sides together, into the armhole. Sew the sleeve into the armhole.

Step 11: Pin down the sides of the shirt.
Turn shirt wrong-side out. Pin down the sides of the shirt and the bottom of the sleeves.

Step 12: Sew.
Sew.

Step 13: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.
Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the shirt to the inside and pin down.

Step 14: Sew the hem in place.
Turn right-side out. Sew the hem in place.

Step 15: Attach snaps.
Attach the snaps to the shirt.

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