Blank Canvas Tee Pattern


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Blank Canvas Tee Pattern

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Women, Girls, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Sewing Skills
  • Ability to follow written instructions

Pattern Description:

Blank Canvas Tee- Fitted at the bust, relaxed through the torso with kimono sleeves for discreet ventilation, this simple tee goes together in the blink of an eye. This is a great first pattern for knit beginners, and old hands will appreciate both its simplicity and its potential for "hacking."

The "Hacks" are free light drafting exercises published as .pdfs once a month through I approach the BCT and hacks as a kind of "open-source" software and accept donations but do not require them.

Sizing information and advice for customizing the fit of the tee are included in the pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Go down one size from your full bust measurement for a closer fit
  • Go up one size from your full bust measurement for a relaxed fit


  • .8-1.8m (1 - 2 yards) medium weight knit fabric (single "body length" for 30, 35, 40; double for 45, 50, 55)
  • strips of fusible interfacing to stabilize shoulders
  • matching thread
  • Ballpoint needles. Seriously.

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 2 reviews)

KateL82 on

Good Awesome basic tee pattern  August 26, 2012

This is a very well put together basic tee pattern, the product is super comfortable, there are minimum seams, and the method is simple and effective. i will definitely be making more, and might even try one or two of the hacks!

crochet4fun on

Excellent Blank Canvas Tee! Need them in all colors!  June 29, 2012

Thank you so much for sharing this basic tee tutorial. It was so very easy to follow and modifications were very easy for me to do as well. It's my first top EVER! I love the way it turned out and it is so comfy! I'm going to make more of these! One can dress these up or wear as casual! Love it! Thanks again!

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SewingCake on

Cake Patterns strives to create sewable, wearable, re-make-able patterns for busy women. Always with pockets!

Cake Patterns sewing instructions are different- focused on providing a clear and stress-free sewing experience with detailed diagrams for visual learners and clear written instructions. is the online companion to the pattern, with printed links to tutorials to ...

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