Basic Tee by Seamly


A relaxed t-shirt with scoop neckline and optional breast pocket.

Pattern: Basic Tee
Designer: Seamly
Categories: Tees
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabric: Jersey
required fabric: 11/4 to 23/8 yards
Sizes: XS - XL
Digital Sewing Pattern$11.00
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The Basic Tee is your new favorite knit t-shirt. This beginner-friendly design features a scoop, knit-bound neckline and optional breast pocket. The Basic Tee looks great paired with shorts and sandals, or tucked into a high-waisted skirt with wedge heels. Sew yours in a drapey rayon/spandex blend for the ultimate slouchy look.

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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: 22
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: Yes

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust32 1/233 1/2 - 34 1/235 1/2 - 36 1/237 1/2 - 38 1/240 - 41
Waist24 - 2526 - 2728 - 2930 - 3134
Hips33 - 3435 - 3637 - 3839 - 4042

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)


Fabric Required (yards)

45" Wide2 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/42 3/8
54-60" Wide1 1/41 1/41 1/41 3/81 3/8

Recommended Fabrics

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Point Turner
  • Measuring Tape

Optional Tools

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

Required Supplies

  • Stretch Needle
  • Thread

Additional Notes

This PDF pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with illustrations.

Closet necessity.

This tee seams to run little large for my style. I'll size down for my next make.

great pattern for every wardrobe

I typically wear a size large for most shirts, but I am glad I went with a medium.

Sizing is accurate but it is obviously not a fitted tee- I made a size S which is where my measurements put me.

This is a great t-shirt pattern. It would be a great first knit project for a beginner or a quick project for the advanced sewist. The neckband can be tricky since you have to stretch it so much, but that's what makes for a perfect neckline that lays flat every time.


My advice is to size down! I fall more in the size large sizing, but made a size medium since when I made the XL while testing the pattern it was really quite big. I love the fit though and it comes together really well!