Sew a camisole with this video tutorial and pattern
Hey y’all, I’m updating one of my most popular older posts on how to sew a camisole with some new pictures and a video tutorial. You can use the pattern in this post to make either a lace or bias trimmed tank top, perfect for summer.
Just like the original version, this top has the elastic back and adjustable straps. Want to make your own? You’ll need
- The pattern (see below)
- Approximately 1 yard of fabric, depending on size
- 1/2 yard of 3/8″ wide elastic
- 2 yards of 1/2″ wide double fold bias tape (see how to make your own here)
- Lingerie slides (affiliate link)
- Optional: 2 yards of lace trim
- Optional: a bodkin for pulling the elastic (affiliate link)
This free pattern is in my size 34″ bust/ 36″ hips. If your bust/hips are bigger, you’ll have to resize, which I explain in the video tutorial. Or check this post for written instructions to make patterns bigger or smaller.
To get it, click your preferred option below to get the free pattern only as a newsletter subscriber, or to buy the digital pattern + printable instructions for $2.
Please note that all my free patterns are licensed for personal use only (no selling items made from this unless you purchase it) and by downloading you are agreeing to this license.
To make this, watch the video below or on YouTube here. Or scroll past for the the written instructions. Note that I show the lace version in the written instructions and the bias tape version in the video, but you can use the lace guide to cut the bias tape.
IMPORTANT – In the step below, DON’T sew all the way to the bottom – leave the bottom 3 inches (including lace) open to form the side vents. Also, use a 5/8″ seam allowance here.
Throw it on on a hot summer day!