How to Sew Womens T-Shirts

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt

Learn how to sew t-shirts from knit fabrics. Here you find tutorial how to make jersey womens t-shirt with 20 photos and pro comments.

In this tutorial are only some steps of tutorial on how to sew womens summer t-shirts. The version having full illustrated instructions (more than 50 photos) and printable sewing pattern (pdf) you can get for a fee (5$).

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 1

For facing a neckline, cuffs and pocket this women's t-shirt I use elastic ribbed knit fabric.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 2

For sewing the back and front parts this t-shirt I use cotton jersey fabric.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 3

The pattern t-shirt having two sizes 46-48 (pdf) I can send you e-mail after payment.
But I can give you free tip: To draft a pattern t-shirt, you can use your old t-shirt.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 4

First you have to do patch pocket. This is very complex element of sewing t-shirt. For beginners I recommend to make a T-shirt without this front pocket.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 5

If you decide to sew women's t-shirt with a pocket then these photos will help you do it correctly.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 6

Pin or baste the pocket before stitching on sewing machine.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 7

If you tried sew with knits you know how to difficult to sew this fabrics without stretching.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 8

Now you can start to sew all parts of t-shirt together.
First you need pin or baste the edges of shoulders, as shown.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 9

Now sew the shoulders lines of t-shirt together using an overlock seam only.
Note: Don't stitch these details together with straight stitches on regular sewing machine.
You need know that sewing any knits is possible using the overlock sewing machine only. Such modern four-thread overlock must have a differential feed of the fabric.
Using the zig zag stitches sewing machine is undesirable also.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 10

On this photo are shown the facing binding strips for the neckline and arm holes sleeves.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 11

Now you need pin or baste both strips along the edge of sleeves.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 12

Now you need serge these edges.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 13

Next you need to serge both sides of t-shirt, as shown.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 14

Before attaching the facing strip around neckline you need to divide the neckline at four equal parts.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 15

Second, divide the binding strip on four equal segments also.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 16

Before stitching you need to attach the binding strip to the neckline combining these marks.
For fastening the tape around the neckline, you can use pins or small office clips.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 17

Now you can sew around the neckline using overlocker only.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 18

Press the binding strip with steam iron on the face side t-shirt.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 19

At last step of sewing this women's t-shirt you need to hem it. See also: How to hem knit fabric with a serger
First, you need fold the bottom fabric, as shown.

How to Make Jersey Womens T-Shirt, step 20

If you do not have a special coverstitch machine you can make hem on regular sewing machine with straight stitches.
Sew hemline on the wrong side of t-shirt.

More information on how to sew this women's t-shirt from knit fabric is available for a fee (5$). I will send you e-mail the pattern (pdf) and an illustrated tutorial having more than 50 photos and comments.

English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
E-mail for sending is on the contact page.

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