Today I’m sharing a women’s football jersey tutorial,
with a free pattern for you to use. I made this to upcycle one of the many football t-shirts I have from the Hubby, but then I made it in regular fabric, and I love it for everyday wear too. Particularly since I have not been doing great with either running or eating well and this shirt skims over the mom gut.
UPDATE: This pattern is no longer available for free. But the good news is that it’s now sizes XXS-3X (bust 28-44″) and available in the shop.
So, want to make your own? You’ll need:
The pattern. This is a women’s size small (bust 32″). Keep reading if you’re not a size small. (Please remember my free patterns are for personal use only. Thanks)
UPDATE: This pattern is no longer available for free. But the good news is that it’s now sizes XXS-3X (bust 30-53″) and available in the shop.
- Knit fabric, including ribbing for the collar. I upcycled a t-shirt for the black and blue version.
- Optional: twin needle for hemming
Because the shoulder part of the pattern covers the front and the back, it’s a little hard to grade this pattern up. I’d suggest making your own pattern – I simply overlapped the shoulders of my t-shirt pattern front and back at the seam line, then traced the armhole and neckline, cutting the pattern off at the bottom of my v-neck. Then I created the bottom part of the pattern the same way, tracing from the bottom of the v-neck down.
For the neck ribbing, cut a piece of ribbing 19″ long and 2″ wide. Fold it in half, wrong sides together, matching the long edges
If you want your sleeves to have a stripe detail sew down bias tape strips. I made the bias tape out of the fabric I used for the yoke on the football jersey.
Spot the camera remote (must get better at hiding that thing):