Scout Tee by Grainline Studio

A basic woven tee with short sleeves and a scoop, bias-bound neckline.

Pattern: Scout Tee
Designer: Grainline Studio
Categories: Blouses, Tees
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Crêpe de Chine, Lawn, Silk, Voile
required fabric: 12/3 to 17/8 yards
Sizes: 0 - 18
Paper Sewing Pattern$16.50
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Digital Sewing Pattern$14.00
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Digital Sewing Pattern$14.00


The Scout Tee sewing pattern by Grainline Studio is perfect for newbie sewists or those looking for a quick sewing project. This basic woven tee features a scoop, bias-bound neckline for a finished look. The fitted shoulders and short sleeves make this a great warm weather garment. Sew yours in a lightweight chambray and pair it with shorts and sandals for an easy summer look.

Pattern Previews

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 5
Total Number of Pages: 18
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust32333435363738 1/2404244
Waist25262728293031 1/2333537
Hip35363738394041 1/2434547

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust36 1/237 1/238 1/239 1/240 1/241 1/24344 1/246 1/248 1/2
Waist38 1/439 1/440 1/441 1/442 1/443 1/444 3/446 1/448 1/450 1/4
Hip40 3/441 3/442 3/443 3/444 3/445 3/447 1/448 3/450 3/452 3/4

Fabric Required (yards)

45" Wide1 2/31 2/31 2/31 2/31 2/31 2/31 7/81 7/81 7/81 7/8
54" Wide1 5/81 5/81 5/81 5/81 5/81 5/81 3/41 3/41 3/41 3/4

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Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Seam Gauge
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Bias Tape

Additional Notes

This pattern (both paper and digital formats) includes all pattern pieces and instructions with illustrations.

Great fit through the shoulders and a nice neckline. Super easy to make. I would recommend using a fabric with a bit of drape to properly show off the A-line the shape.

The instructions are straightforward. This is a great wardrobe-building pattern.

Based on the sizing, I would've been one size up in the waist. But based on the fit I was happy with just sticking with the single small size from bust to waist.

Good instructions and a well fitting top

This was a really simple, satisfying pattern that came together really quickly. The instructions were wonderful and helpful for a beginner like myself.

I have made this pattern five times now. Only once have I been able to get the neckline to not gape on me. I don't know if it's my body or the pattern (I'm too novice to know the difference)!
Aside from the gaping neckline, I love the fit and silhouette of this pattern. However, I never wear any of the gaping-neck shirts and so have stopped making it.
I have a printed version I bought directly from Grainline and the packaging is amazing. The instruction booklet is easy to read and the shirt is straightforward to sew. The set in sleeves and the neckline are probably the hardest bit to do. Unfortunately, I think the neckline is a bit beyond me.

I really like the neck binding method used in this pattern and have started using it in other patterns too. The only thing I do differently is pressing the sleeve hem before I sew the sleeve seams.

Love it!!! Only downside is that I find it's a little tricky to take the shirt off.

Would love to see this pattern (and other Grainline patterns) include a 00 size for those of us with petite shoulders!

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