Hey y’all – today I’m sharing this tutorial showing how to sew a shirt – which is SUPER easy and you can make this out of basically any knit fabric at all. PLUS no pattern needed because it all starts with a rectangle, so you can make it in about 20 minutes!
To make this, you’ll need two pieces of knit fabric that are about 30 inches long and 1.5 times your hip measurement. (*Note: if you are very busty and your bust is more than a couple inches bigger than your hips, then use your bust measurement every time I say hips here). For this tunic I used Riley Blake Knit 1/4 inch stripes in Gray/Teal
After you have your two rectangular pieces, place them together and fold them in half, matching the short edges. Then you’re going to make cuts as shown above. Make one cut to form the side seam, and one for the neckline. Then, if desired, cut off the bottom corner to round the hem. This cut is optional, if you want a straight hem all around, that works too.
Place the two pieces right sides together. Sew across the shoulders and down the side seams as shown below, using a stretch stitch. New to sewing knits? See this post for all my best tips and tricks for sewing knits.
Since knits don’t unravel like wovens, you can be finished after sewing those seams. Or you can finish the edges by turning them 1/2 inch to the wrong side and stitching to hem.
If you cut curved edges, you’ll fold and press them as well, but when you fold around the curves, you’ll have some wrinkles that will end up on the back side. These are okay, and they won’t show on the front side. Hem, using a stretch stitch and you’re done!
For this look, I added my denim skirt and some heels and half tucked the front of the shirt. When it cools off a little here I think this top will be great over leggings with a belt. And for even colder weather I think it would be cute over a long sleeved fitted t-shirt or turtleneck too.