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Carefree Cuffed Tee Sewing Pattern

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  • Includes all sizes, 4-30.
  • Instant download.
  • Easy to follow, detailed instructions.
  • Beginner friendly.
  • Fast sew.
  • For stretch fabrics.
  • Relaxed fit.

The Carefree Cuffed Tee is a relaxed fit boxy tee. It features a bound neckline in crew or relaxed fit, dolman sleeve, cuffs with either twist detail or single fold, flattering hi-low hemline & 3 different lengths to suit your style or creative vision.

Wear it relaxed or size down for a smaller fit. Wear yours with everything from weekend wear, activewear, your favourite denim & loungewear. 

WHAT'S IN THE PATTERN? Watch the video to see.


    • Relaxed boxy fit.
    • Wide binding neckline.
    • Crew or relaxed neck. 
    • Dolman sleeve.
    • Cuffs - twist detail or single fold.
    • Hi-low hemline in 3 lengths.
    • Easily adjust length.
    • Wear it relaxed or size down for a closer fit. 
    • Print at home, A0 copy shop & projector pattern files.
    • Written & photographed instructions. 

    Boxy cuffed t-shirt sewing pattern by Pattern Emporium


    For visual learners, we've created some videos to help you get sewing. You'll find each of these also linked in the tutorial & on our YouTube channel.

    • How to fold the cuff here.
    • Sewing the wide binding neckline here.

    • Size 4-30. 
    • Use your upper bust measurement to size.
    • Range: 73-135cm (28.75-58.75")
    • View the size chart here


    Designed for stretch knit fabrics. For the neckline (wide binding) you will need 4-way stretch knits with elastane (lycra/spandex).

    Sew in bamboo, modal or rayon based knits for a gorgeously drapey or floppy t-shirt. For more body or structure, sew on in cotton lycra or French terry. Go soft & snuggly with double brushed poly (DBP) or an Alpine knit that's soft & furry on the inside.  

    • View fabric requirements here


    Projector files for this pattern include multi-coloured and black size lines, large text and full pattern pieces. Plus centre fold lines so you can cut on the fold if needed.

    • FORMATS: A4/Letter, A0 Copy Shop, Projector. 
    • PROJECTOR FILES: Includes multi colour & black size lines, large text & full pattern pieces. Centre fold line so you can cut on the fold if needed.
    • LAYERED: Yes.
    • VIDEO: Wide binding technique.
    • SIZES: AU 4-30. Size chart
    • SKILL LEVEL: Experienced Beginner.
    • FABRIC TYPE: Stretch knit fabric. See below.
    • MEASUREMENTS: All patterns are in metric (cms) & imperial (inches).
    • OPEN & PRINT IN: Adobe Reader. Get for free here



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    4. Then click on the file (or files) you wish to download.



    If you need help accessing, downloading & printing, here is a link to our video series.

    There is a tutorial tour, we show you how to log in, access & download your pattern & tutorials. We also cover printing, determining your size & joining the print at home pages

    Watch the video series here or go to the menu under 'Help' > 'PDF Beginners Video Series'.

    Please note: there is also a large format A0 copy shop version & projector files for most patterns. If you're new to pdf sewing patterns, visit our friendly community on Facebook & ask to learn more about these options.



    You will find printing details in each tutorial. In most tutorials, this section includes a final layout of the pattern for visual help in joining the pages, a page print guide so you can just print the pattern pages you need, plus printing specs & FAQ. 

    Not sure what setting you should use for printing your pdf sewing pattern? You should find the answer in your Pattern Emporium tutorial in the printing section. But if you can't find it, here are the settings for you. 

    If you are having printing issues, visit the Printing FAQ page here or visit our Facebook group.

    Please note that we do not sell already printed paper patterns. 



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    This is a downloadable digital PDF sewing pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible. Discounts cannot be combined. Please note: we do not sell printed paper patterns.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 26 reviews
    Evalee S.
    Love love love it

    Have made it in my ‘size’ and sized down. Easy great fit reliable😀

    Hey Evalee! Thanks for the wonderful review! We're so glad you love the Carefree Cuffed Tee and appreciate its versatility in sizing. Enjoy your lovely new tees and happy sewing!

    Marsha T.
    Carefree Cuffed Tee is a great wardrobe staple.

    Like all the Pattern Emporium patterns I've made, the style is timely, and the directions are great! Plus you have the wonderful support group on the PE Facebook page! I made my top out of bamboo lycra. It feels so good on. The only note - it is generous in size. I did go down one size from my measurements because I knew it was not fitted, but with the fabric I chose, I could have gone down an additional size. My own fault for not measuring a similar Tee I had in my closet. I do love this pattern and style and will be making many more!

    Hi Marsha, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for our Carefree Cuffed Tee Sewing Pattern. We're so glad to hear that it has become a staple in your wardrobe and that you found the directions easy to follow. It's great to know that you also enjoyed the support from our Facebook group. You know, that's one of my favourite things about sewing for myself - the ability to tweak the sizing to suit my creative vision. Happy sewing! - The Pattern Emporium Team

    Audrey C.
    Tee shirt awesome

    Love it was so easy to sew. Sized it perfect. Going today to purchase more fabric

    Quick and easy

    I made the Carefree Cuffed Tee in a 180 gsm cotton lycra. I made it with the normal cuff and in my usual size. It's not super baggy but next time I will go down a size. It's a very comfortable tee!

    Lylian J.

    Very easy to sew and in instructions are excellent. I have made three. two in white and one in red.