The Tee

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The Tee Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic Sewing Skills
  • Ability to follow written instructions

Pattern Description:

Before creating Cake Patterns, I made a tiled .pdf sewing pattern called the "Blank Canvas Tee" and published it here on Craftsy. The BCT was designed to be a simple, easily customizable knit t-shirt pattern and ran through several versions.

Over the years, I've used the BCT in knits beginners' classes to teach the basics of handling knit fabric. The Tee is the final version of this pattern, with thoughtful refinements to the sizing and method honed in the classroom.

The Tee features a round or v-neck with overlapped (mitered) binding, cute micro-pockets, and an easy-going hem band. The Tee pattern uses Cake's innovative grid-guide sizing, giving you complete control over your Tee's length and ease. Simply measure, mark, and connect the dots for a custom fit.

This is a listing for a tiled multisize pdf sewing pattern. 23 pages total- 7 pages for the print-and-assemble envelope, instructions and tiling overview; 18 pages of pattern. Universal tiling for printing on US Letter or international A4 printers, scaling gauge printed on first page of the tiled pattern. Acceptable margin of error for print gauge- 1/4" (6 mm)

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


  • matching thread
  • Ballpoint needles. Seriously.
  • fusible stay tape or other shoulder stabilizer
  • fusible webbing for sleeve hems
  • see envelope back for fabric requirements

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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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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