Women's T-Shirt with Short Sleeves

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape

Here you find tutorial with tips on how to sew women's t-shirt with short sleeves. This jersey women's t-shirt has some features.
One of them is - simple way of bias binding around the neckline and armholes.
Second feature is - narrow elastic band is sewn into the hem.
This model of women's t-shirt is perfect to wear in summer days and main thing is - sewing it is very easy.
Learn how to make this woman's t-shirt using my tutorial having more 20 photos and comments.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 1

To draft pattern of this t-shirt is very easily. This t-shirt has only two parts: front and back. Send me letter and after payment 5$ you can get the two files pdf with pattern (48 size) and full tutorial having 50 photos.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 2

At this post I can give you free advice: try making a pattern on the basis of your old T-shirts.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 3

This long tape is the third part that is needed for sewing such women's t-shirt. Cut this strip (strips) from knit fabric in vertical or horizontal direction.
Such binding elements of garments that are sewn from knit jersey fabric is not necessarily cut 45 degrees.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 4

Place both sides of t-shirts together (the front and back parts) and make sure the shoulder lines are equal. Pin the back and front parts of t-shirt and start sewing!

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 5

I am forgetting say that another feature of this women's t-shirt. For sewing it you need use a serger only.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 6

The neckline is ready for facing with tape!

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 7

But before sewing you need divide the neckline into four equal segments. First make the mark on the front part.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 8

Then make the mark on the back part.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 9

Fold the neckline according to earlier made marks. Now you can mark both center points on both sides of neckline.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 10

Using the facing binding of the same fabric from the shirt is main feature.
Measure a length of neckline binding tape. Join both edges of bias tape using a serger only.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 11

Now begin to create the neckline with tape. Before stitching you need fold of tape in half wrong sides together and press it.
Divide circle into four equal parts. Now attach this thin circle to the neckline using pins or clips. For beginners I recommend use basting stitching.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 12

For sewing this jersey t-shirt, you can use a serger only.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 13

Place t-shirt on the table, as shown. Now you need pin the folded binding to the both armholes.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 14

If you have a serger, use it to serge all the raw edges. If you not have a serger you can use the zigzag stitch, but it is undesirable.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 15

Press well all binding strips with steam iron.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 16

Turn shirt on the wrong side and sew up the side, matching the underarm seam and bottom hem line.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 17

Use modern overlock sewing machine to sew the side edges t-shirt together.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 18

The t-shirt is ready but need to do hem with elastic band. Wrap the narrow elastic tape around your hip and select needed its tension.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 19

Divide hemline and elastic tape into four segments. Pin it together, as shown.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 20

Now is the most difficult work. You need serge an elastic tape together with fabric along hemline.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 21

Fold the hem edge of t-shirt with elastic band, as shown. This is the only time when you need to use a straight stitch of sewing machine.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 22

Sew the hem line with straight stitches on wrong side of t-shirt.

Womens Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Bias Tape, step 23

This women's short sleeve t-shirt is a free fitting shirt. Such model of t-shirt that is sewn from knit fabrics are suitable for girls and women of any age.
If you not have the serger you can use zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine.
Do not sew with straight stitch around the neckline; threads will be break as you dress it.

English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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