Monique — Simple Linen Tee Pattern

One of the most basic and must have pieces in your wardrobe has to be the white tee. A comfortable white t-shirt that you can throw on without much thought for all occasions; wear it with the boyfriend jeans for a casual chic look, or with a blazer.

What you get with your pattern:

- Free PDF download for our registered customers.
- Print-at-home format on Letter/A4 paper.
- Layered PDF to print just the sizes you want.
- Most patterns available graded in size 0/2 to 28/30.
- Step-by-step instructions on The Thread blog.
- No licensing restrictions. Sew as many as you like for yourself, your family, even your sewing business.

Pattern specifications:

Type: PDF Pattern
Design Variations: 1
Sizes:
Illustrations: No
Instructions: No

Qty: Digital Download

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Jean profile image Simply stylish
Reviewer: Jean

I'm getting back into sewing after taking more that a decade off. This pattern is a first for - downloading and using PDF patterns, first time ever sewing linen (excuses listed on this site), making and using bias tape. For those who dread set-in sleeves, this design works around it. BTW, many of your PDF designs are great for people who like Eileen Fisher type styles. Jean

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Amelia profile image Quick and easy sew.
Reviewer: Amelia

I wanted an easy pattern to get a sewing "fix" for the afternoon. This Simple Linen Tee was just perfect for me. I did tweak it a little, widened the neck opening, added 4" to the length, and put in a continuous lap placket. When I make it next I think I will add 6" to the length. I am a more mature woman, and am finding I like my shirts a little longer. I would love to submit a picture....but not sure how. Thanks so much for offering these free patterns. It is really very generous.

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Ayisha profile image Lovely pattern
Reviewer: Ayisha

This pattern is great. I suggest making a quick mock-up first (considering its a simple sew this shouldn't take long) as I did have to make a couple of adjustments. The sizing is accurate but this is a very short pattern. I had to add 8cm to the length. I also deepened the curve of the collar because it was choking me. Otherwise, the small details on this pattern make it very elegant and wearable. Nice job!

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Cathy profile image Monique
Reviewer: Cathy

I purchased this pattern long ago and just decided to print it off. The pattern pieces and instructions are not there. Help!

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Oksana

Good afternoon - this pattern is free to download to your device. Just click on the Free Download button on this page and save it. The sewing instructions can be found here: https://blog.fabrics-store.com/2015/11/23/simple-linen-t-shirt/ Hope this helps and please email us if you have any questions.

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April profile image Monique
Reviewer: April

This pattern was easy and super cute to make! I'm not a fan of crop tops and I didn't take into account the length in the front so I added a separate panel to fix that for my comfort. I didn't use linen for my fabric I used a faux leather and power mesh for a different look. Great pattern definitely making this shirt again!

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Robin profile image Plus size not matching stated finish measurements
Reviewer: Robin

As a plus size sewer for myself, I've learned to always make a muslin. I used a cotton bedsheet. I was quite disappointed that the finished bust is four whole inches less than the stated standard on the pattern - I made the 24/26 and have a 53" full bust. This, of course, affects how the t-shirt drapes, which is quite poorly, with lots of wrinkling fabric where it's simply unflattering. Additionally, there seem to be several design flaws at the plus size range: the neck opening is way too small. Had I not scooped out the front neckline it would have felt strangled on my neck, eveb though the neck sits right at my clavicle bones. The back also is not well thought out. The pattern had about a 3"-4" narrow vertical cut for an opening, but then the instructions have you cut that open even further. However, the button and loop closure pulls against the back of my neck. Perhaps this is due to the tightness at the bustline pulling the back forward? The side seams should have curves, and not be straight up and down seams. You simply have to account for curves in larger sizes. Or don't offer the pattern in a larger size. I understand simplicity, but this is poorly blocked for a large woman in a 24/26. I am actually petite (only 5" tall) and the front piece hits me right at my waist. Being short, I can pull that off, sort of, but anyone average or above average will need to add length or they will be exposing the underside of their breast. Definitely not a bra-less top. Super disappointed in the fit. I have made the linen peasant top and it fits well. This one, labeled as a loose fit, is anything but loose. My printer prints the test square exactly according to the pattern standard. There is no reason that this pattern should be at such a huge variance from the stated measures.

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Patricia profile image Simple linen tee pattern
Reviewer: Patricia

Thank you for the free pattern. It is exactly what I was looking for.

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Rose profile image Dah, is there a yardage chart?
Reviewer: Rose

I'm sure this pattern is worth at least 3 stars, but I'm giving it 4. It would receive 5 stars, if I could find a yardage chart. Can someone suggest how much I'll need for a size 10 blouse? how about a size 18? Thanks!

FS Team profile image F|S Team
Oksana

Hi! The yardage and sizing are on the 2nd page of the PDF. Size 10 will need 1 yard and size 18 will use 1.5 yards. Hope this helps and have a great day.

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Ingrid profile image Easy and lovely casual shirt, just a bit short
Reviewer: Ingrid

I'm only a beginner seamstress and found this shirt to be really quick and easy to make (the only difficult part really being attaching my self-made bias tape - but only because it was my first time doing so). From the start I planned on extending the length of the shirt as I'm not such a fan of crop tops, and boy am I glad I did! Even after extending the length a bit the final shirt came out quite short. I'm still happy with it and wear it with high-waisted skirts or shorts so nothing sticks out when I lift my arms. But next time I'll definitely be adjusting the pattern to make it even longer. All in all, a really comfortable every-day type of shirt which I have received numerous compliments on. :)

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Latricia profile image How to
Reviewer: Latricia

You must be a registered member and have Adobe to download. After that, wonderful pattern, easy, and wide range of sizes so can make many for many people.

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Carol profile image Perfect for hot summer days
Reviewer: Carol

This pattern is easy to follow, and the lightweight linen is perfect for our summer weather. I can wear this with everything - skirts, shorts, etc. etc. Thank you so much for the free pattern.

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Era profile image Great T, but measure to your body
Reviewer: Era

I made this great top in a medium weight Dove Gray linen. Pattern is very easy to follow with the tutorial. However, measure it against your body. I am short, 5'1" and had to lengthen the shirt by 3 inches. Loved it so much I am making another (in purple), extending the sleeves, and lengthened the body 4 inches. Perfect - unless you're going for a cropped top, of course. Thanks for the free pattern.

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Lisa profile image oops sorry
Reviewer: Lisa

Sorry for my other comment. After getting some help with Adobe Reader I finally was able to print out the pattern. Very clever to be able to select the size I want to print! I look forward to making it! Thank you!

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Lisa profile image Where are pattern schematics?
Reviewer: Lisa

Download is 3 pages and does not include printable pattern. Where can I find the schematics?

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Sophie profile image 100%
Reviewer: Sophie

Such an easy template to follow. I made a version out of cheap fabric to test the pattern and ended up loving it so much, I wear it out all the time. Always getting compliments on this shirt.

Monique — Simple Linen Tee Pattern

Simple linen tee - original style done in IL019 Natural Mix with IL019 Natural as the bias. Second tee in IL019 Bleached with patch pocket and longer length. Ana Sofia skirt is below. - Jean

Posted by Jean
Monique — Simple Linen Tee Pattern

Really cute and easy for my second clothing sewing project ever. Made some alterations, faced the neckline and added a keyhole closure with a leather tab.

Posted by Lori
Monique — Simple Linen Tee Pattern

Monique- Simple Linen Tee A nice and easy sew and the pattern is very easy to adapt to my own needs, such as lengthening, adding a nicer placket, and widening the neck. Thanks so much for the pattern.

Posted by Amelia
Monique — Simple Linen Tee Pattern

This pattern was easy and super cute to make! I'm not a fan of crop tops and I didn't take into account the length in the front so I added a separate panel to fix that for my comfort. I didn't use linen for my fabric I used a faux leather and power mesh for a different look. Great pattern definitely making this shirt again!

Posted by April
Monique — Simple Linen Tee Pattern

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