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.

I made a size Small (I'm a 34" chest) and chopped it down to an XS (or thereabouts) for my fit preference.

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!