Today I'd like to show you a simple quick tee! I've seen them in every store, it's a simple knit tee that uses a single pattern piece. You can draft it super easily from a t-shirt you already own and in about 45 minutes you'll have a cute and simple tee that you can wear alone or layer.
approx 1 yard knit fabric, depending on your size
a twin needle
Make your pattern:
Lay down a well fitting t-shirt on the fold. Trace a simple shape that includes just a curve at the armpit area. It'll look like your shirt has sleeves, but with less work!
Make note of the scoop of the neckline in the front and back. Cut out your pattern piece. You'll cut 2 pieces on the fold, a front and back, then take the front piece and cut the neckline a little lower.
Sew (or serge) one shoulder seam together, RIGHT sides facing.
Press over the neckline about 3/8" and hem using your twin needle.
You can use Make It and Love It's suggestion like I did and wind two bobbins and load one in your bobbin case and one with your thread spool, who has two spools of the same thread anyway? right?
front using twin needle
back using twin needleSew (or serge) remaining shoulder seam.
Hem both sleeves the same as how you did the neckline.
Place shirt RIGHT sides facing. Sew (or serge) down each side seam.
Hem bottom if desired.
That's it! There are tons of variations on this same style. It would be super cute to add some rows of shirring at the bottom too! If you've sewn anything using knits go ahead and add it to our flickr pool!
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