Noa Linen Shirt Pattern, Type - PDF


Channeling the minimalist spirit of a modern woman, the Noa shirt is a modern classic. This simple shirt combines relaxed silhouette with classic tailored styling, like a point collar, sleeve cuffs and a back yoke. One of the most foundational and versatile pieces of any wardrobe, it can be dressed up or down so easily and pairs really well with just about anything. Made out of our finest linen, it'll get softer and softer with every wash.

  • Free print-at-home format on A4 paper
  • Layered PDF to print just your size
  • Most patterns graded in size 0/2 to 28/30
  • Many have Step-by-step instructions on The Thread blog
  • No licensing restrictions. Sew as many as you like


Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

Qty: Digital Download

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Customer Questions and Answers


Hello, I've printed the pattern but can't find the cutting layout, can you direct me to this, for the noa shirt pattern.

Laide • December 13, 2022
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Hello, In order to offer so many patterns for free, we have made the layouts very simple so they don't include cutting layouts. We recommend you fold your fabric in half with selvedges together and start by laying your pattern pieces which need to lay on the fold first, then laying the other larger pieces on your fabric. Finally slot in any other pattern pieces into the gaps.

Lauren • December 13, 2022

hello I have downloaded this pattern but I cannot found the instructions? thanks for your help Anne

anne • November 5, 2022
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Hello Ann, If you go to our Blog, The Thread, and search "Noa shirt" in the search bar, the tutorial will come up. Blog is

Lauren • November 5, 2022

Thanks for this lovely pattern and the elobarate instructions! I'm making the shirt in size 0/2. I found my button band was a little short, so it's left unfinished on the inside (not enough length for a double fold). I also found the cuffs are a lot wider than the sleeve (I already formed the two pleats following the instructions). How come?

Silje • November 1, 2022
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Hello, The button band is shorter on the collar edge as well as the hem to reduce bulk in these areas. The cuff however, is smaller than the sleeve opening, so I would check your pattern was printed at the correct scaling.

Lauren • November 1, 2022
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Beautiful, but directions are a bit sketchy.

Lovely shirt, but the button band is so confusing! In the tutorial, it is difficult to discern which side of the fabric is showing and how the band is laid out. I have tried several times and concluded that the R side of the band faces the W side of the shirt right side front. Once sewn, the band is folded over on the seam, to the front of the shirt, so that the entire band is on the front. The pressed edge is now facing down toward the shirt front. Press down the right seam edge so that it does not show on the finished front before pinning the left edge down and top stitching both sides of the band. (Other tutorials on line show folding the band in half which is not the case here.) Despite the instructions; do the bands before hemming!! Good Luck!

Regina • December 31, 1969
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Comparing to Zina pattern

How is this pattern different from your Zina pattern? Thank you!

Kelly • April 29, 2022
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Hello, our Zina pattern also includes a dress version, doesn't have the back yoke, and includes more shaping at the waist. Zina also includes pattern pieces and instructions for adding patch pockets to both the dress and the shirt.

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The perfect collared shirt

I have been looking for a good pattern to try making a collar and the instructions made this shirt perfect. It fit well and any changes I wanted to make were easy to incorporate. I love this pattern!

Erin • July 29, 2021
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A0 printing

Is there an option to print on A0 paper...I'd like to take to my print shop

Kathy • August 24, 2020
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Hi! The free PDF patterns are only available in the A4 tile format for now. We do have already printed patterns for sale - those can be found on the first page of the pattern tab. Have a great day.

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Size fitting?

Hello, Could you please tell me if the model is wearing an item without any alteration? And which size? Usually in the specifications you mentioned this aspect, but I didn't see it for this one. Thank you very much and we love your patterns and fabrics :) All the best, Diana

Diana • June 25, 2020
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Hi! The shirt in the photo was made in size 6 US without alterations :) Here are the sewing steps from the blog :

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I chose the Antique White and the Potting Soil Linen, both in a middle weight softened finished. With a few modifications I used the FS Noa Linen Shirt Pattern to create a contrast/colour blocked t-shirt. I was inspired by a similar leather shirt I saw online and thought if I made it in a linen, it would be a staple in my wardrobe, so I brought it to life.

Georgia • April 27, 2021

This shirt is amazing. I didn't use linen for my garment because I had this beautiful vintage cotton fabric from my grandma witch I love. I cut the fabric in my size but the end result is oversized, I recommend cutting with 2 sizes smaller for a more fitted shirt. I must admit that having this oversized made me love it even more.

Anca • January 29, 2021

This is my go-to shirt pattern! I think I've made 3 of these so far and they fit so nicely. I like to wear mine tied up with a summery dress for a classy alternative to a cardigan for mild or windy weather. This one is made in the IL019 bleached, with the Signature finish which is so so soft! Pictured here with my Mona dress, pattern also by Fabrics-Store.

Lauren • May 14, 2021

Beautiful Sea Breeze softened linen Noa shirt. Not bad for my first button-down shirt!

Tabitha • October 11, 2019

Noa in dove linen with a few adjustments to the fit. I also adjusted the size of the collar and cuffs. The buttons are from the wood of a plum tree and look perfect with the beautiful fabric.

Rachel • March 15, 2022
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