Free sewing pattern and tutorial tank top for boys




Materials:
Knit fabric - Birch fabrics - Bear Camp (fabric width: 112 cm   
   50 cm x 80 cm  (size 6 months - 5Y)
   80 cm x 100 cm  (size 5Y - 15Y) 

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below.

(EU size 68) (US 6 months)
(EU size 74) (US 9 months)
(EU size 80) (US 12 months)
(EU size 86) (US 18 months)
(EU size 92)  (US 2T)

Sizes 3T through 15Y 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.

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Step 1: Draw the pattern.
Print the sewing pattern in landscape mode at 100% on A4 paper or US Letter. The pattern is without seam allowance. Add 1 cm (5/8 inch) seam allowance. Add 2 cm (1 inch) seam allowance at the bottom of the tank top. Draw the armholes and the neckline without seam allowance.

Step 2: Cut the fabric.
Cut a front piece and a back piece out of the fabric.

Step 3: Pin front piece to back piece.
With right sides facing, pin down the front piece to the back piece.


Step 4: Sew the sides of the tank top and the shoulder seams.
Sew the sides of the tank top and the shoulder seams.

Step 5: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.
Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the tank top to the inside and pin down.

Step 6: Sew the hem in place.
Turn right-side out. Sew the hem in place. Sew about 1,5 cm (5/8 inch) from the outer edge.

Step 7: Sew neckband.
Cut a strip of fabric out of the ribbing fabric (4,5 cm - 2 inch wide). Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (1/2 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the singlet fabric.

Step 8: Sew neckband.
Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.

Step 9: Add armhole ribbing.
Align the raw edges of the ribbing with the raw edge of the armhole, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (1/2 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the ribbing  while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the singlet fabric.


Step 10: Add armhole ribbing.
Fold the ribbin over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.

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