Free sewing tutorial and pattern boys shirt (Long sleeve and Short sleeve)



Materials:
* Fabric (Haul it/ Critter Camp/ Fun Times by Michael Miller)
   47" wide x 24" long (size 6 months)
   51" wide x 26" long (size 9 months)
   56" wide x 28" long (size 12 months)
   60" wide x 28" long (size 18 months)
* Six buttons ( ⌀  0,4")

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

6 months 
9 months
12 months
18 months
2T (for size 2T follow these instructions)

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Step 1: Draw the pattern.
Print the sewing pattern in landscape mode in actual size and using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back on both fabrics. The seam allowance is already included in the pattern.

Step 2: Cut the fabric.
Cut the front pieces (2x), the back piece, the yokes (2x), the collar (2x) and the sleeves (2x) out of the fabric.

Step 3: Sew the upper en lower back piece together.
With right sides facing, pin the back piece and the yoke together. Sew at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance.  Serge off and iron out your seams.


Step 4: Topstitch.
Topstich.

Step 5: Sew hems in place.
Hem the sleeves. Fold 5/8″ (1 cm) and sew at 2/8″ (0,5 cm) from the outer edge.

Step 6: Sew hems in place.
Fold again at 3/4″ (2 cm) and sew at 5/8″ (1,5 cm) from the outer edge.

Step 7: Sew hems in place (front shirt).
Hem the front pieces. Fold 5/8″ (1 cm) and sew at 2/8″ (0,5 cm) from the outer edge.

Step 8: sew hems in place (front shirt).
Fold again at 3/4″ (2 cm) and sew at 5/8″ (1,5 cm) from the outer edge.

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 at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance. Serge off and iron out your seams.

Step 11: Topstitch.
Topstich.


Step 12: Sew left sleeve.
Pin and sew the left sleeve right sides together, into the armhole at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance. Serge off the seams. 


Step 13: Turn the sleeve right side out.
Turn the sleeve right side out.

Step 14: Pin the sleeves.
Turn the shirt wrong-side out. With right sides facing, fold the sleeve in half. Pin down.

Step 15: Sew.
Sew down the entire side at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance. Serge off the seam.

Step 16: Topstitch.
Turn the shirt right-side out. Topstitch.

Step 17: Repeat for the right 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 28" (70 cm) long and 1,2" (3 cm) wide, to finish off the bottom of the shirt.

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 at 2/8" (0,4 cm) seam allowance.

Step 20: Fold the bias tape half hotdog style.
Fold your strip of fabric 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 at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance.

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 at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance.

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 at 3/8″ (1 cm) seam allowance.

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 collar at 3/8″ (1 cm) from the outer edge 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 at 1/8″ (0,2 cm) from the outer edge.

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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19 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.
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    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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  15. Hi I loved your tutorial and thank you very much.i made one for my son and I loved it so much.planning to make few more.

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  16. SUPER INSTRUCTIONS. You give me and others inspiration for more sewing. THANK YOU!

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  17. Thank you so very much!!! ♥♥♥

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