Minttu by Named Clothing

A swing tank top with side panels and an all-in-one facing.

Pattern: Minttu
Designer: Named Clothing
Categories: Tanks
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Jersey, Ponte de Roma
required fabric: 11/2 to 2
Sizes: 0 - 18
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Description

The Minttu Swing Top by Named clothing is a loose-fitting swing top with a rounded neckline. An all-in-one facing provides a clean finish on the neckline and armholes. Sew your own Minttu Top in a lightweight jersey for an easy warm-weather tank top.

Pattern Previews

Minttu by Named Clothing Pattern Preview 1 | Indiesew.com
Minttu by Named Clothing Pattern Preview 2 | Indiesew.com
Minttu by Named Clothing Pattern Preview 3 | Indiesew.com

Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 3
Total Number of Pages: 28
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Size024681012141618
Bust3031 1/23334 1/236 1/437 3/439 1/24143 1/445 3/4
Waist23 1/225 1/426 3/428 1/43031 1/23334 1/23739 1/2
Hip3334 1/236 1/437 3/439 1/24142 1/24446 1/248 3/4

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Size024681012141618
Bust29 3/431 1/233 1/43536 3/438 1/240 1/442 1/44547 3/4
Waist41 1/44344 3/446 3/447 3/449 1/25152 1/25557 1/2
Length (Center-back neck to hem)24 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/224 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

Size024681012141618
60" width1 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 3/4
45" width1 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 1/21 3/4222

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

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

Optional Tools

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

Required Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Interfacing
  • Thread

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations. Please note: this pattern requires 3/4 yd. of interfacing with the same (or more) amount of stretch as the fabric.

The only tricky part of the instructions was in regards to the all-in-one facing, but the video tutorial on the Indiesew blog clarifies any confusion.


I have a confession to make.....this was so comfortable and fit so well that I haven't taken the time to finish the facings and am wearing it around the house as my comfy shirt. (I live in the desert and it's hot as I'll get out here). I made it long enough that shorts are optional around the house. I'll get to the facings soon, I swear. I've already cut another out and it is sitting by my serger, ready to go.

The first one I used my regular sewing machine, but I think the knit would stand wear and tear better if the major seams were serged. However, I must warn you that I am really tough on my everyday house clothes, so this probably wouldn't be an issue with normal wear. (I've been hanging new art, going through a 30-day deep cleaning of my pad, etc. there's been a ton of movement and stretching which puts abnormal stress on any garment.)


I'm really happy with this pattern and will likely make a bunch of these tops! The all in one facing is definitely the hardest part of the assembly but there is a really helpful video tutorial for it on the IndieSew blog that clarified everything for me.


My bust measurement is about an inch bigger than the 31.5" listed for the size I made, but I didn't want to be drowning in a bigger one. Thankfully it fits just fine! I may even consider going down to the first size in the future. It only took about two hours to complete, so it's a very quick sew.


I'm a sewing noob. This was my first pattern. I had a very hard time understanding what I should be doing with the armholes. It took me awhile to sort out, and I had to go to youtube for better instruction. Of course once I figured out what I should be doing, I still managed to butcher that process. It's a gorgeous tank though, very versatile. I'm sure I'll try this pattern again in the future.