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Bound To Be Tee Sewing Pattern

Introducing the Bound To Be Tee sewing pattern. 

Designed with a semi-fitted silhouette that prioritises comfort, you can choose from a range of sleeves & lengths to suit your style.

Plus a bonus neckline - the mini mock turtle neck. 

WATCH THE VIDEO to see what's in our new t-shirt sewing pattern. 



  • Create a t-shirt that fits your beautiful curves with our multi-sizing instructions.
  • 3 Rounded necklines with wide binding finish: crew, mid, scoop.
  • Bonus neckline - mini mock turtleneck.
  • 5 Sleeves: easy fit cap & short sleeves, semi-fitted 3/4 & long sleeves, long sleeve with cuff3 lengths: cropped (to hip bone), regular & tall.
  • Sizes 4-30.
  • Adjustments section.
  • Designed for 4-way stretch knit fabrics, this pattern ensures both comfort and style.
  • Print at home, utilise A0 copy shop files, or use large font projector files - the choice is yours for convenient pattern formats.

PATTERN HACKS: Add sleeves from other patterns - flounce, bishop, puff sleeve.



  • Size Range: Size 4-30.
  • Includes ALL sizes.
  • View our size chart for the is pattern here.

FABRIC: 4-way stretch knit fabric with good recovery. Your fabric must contain lycra, spandex or elastane.

STRETCH FACTOR: Horizontal stretch: 30%+. Vertical stretch: 20%+. Do not use fabric with zero vertical stretch.

For more information on stretch fabric & how to determine how much your chosen fabric has, see the website here.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: View the fabric chart here.

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS: Bamboo Elastane, Cotton Lycra, Crepe knit, Cupro, Double brushed poly (DBP), Hacci, ITY, Liverpool, Modal elastane, Poly elastane knits, Rayon elastane, Rib knit, Soft scuba, Single brushed poly (SBP), Stretch knit crepe, Stretch velvet, Sweater knit, Viscose Elastane, Wool knit. Ensure you read the notes in the tutorial regarding light & very stretchy fabrics.


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SIZES INCLUDED: Size 4-30. All sizes are included in your purchase.

FORMATS: This sewing patterns come in several formats, so you can use the one that suits you. All formats are included in your purchase.

  • Print at home (A4 / US Letter size).
  • Print at copy shop (A0 size).
  • Projector files (large font, full pattern pieces).

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    Our in-depth tutorial includes detailed info on sizing, fabric choice, printing & more. It features vibrant colour photos & clear instructions to sew this garment. Plus real-life inspiration across various sizes from fellow sewists.

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    Tutorial: Includes comprehensive step by step instructions with plenty of photos. 

    3 Pattern Formats: Print at home, A0 copy shop & large font projector file (select coloured or black size lines). All options are included. 

    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.

    • PRINT AT HOME PATTERN: In A4 or Letter.
    • COPY SHOP PATTERN: A0 size (ask for plan print).
    • PROJECTOR PATTERN: Large front with (1) Multi coloured size lines & (2) Black size lines
    • LAYERED: Yes.
    • SIZES: AU 4-30. 
    • SKILL LEVEL: Experienced beginner.
    • FABRIC TYPE: Stretch
    • VIDEO: Yes, for the facings/binding.
    • MEASUREMENTS: All patterns are in metric (cms) & imperial (inches).
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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 25 reviews
    My Newest Go To Tee

    Easy sew, comfortable fit. I've made the mid and scoop necklines, both short sleeved. Had no difficulty attaching the wide neckband and achieved a smooth, comfortable fit. Great instructions and really appreciate the YouTube videos for inspiration. Definitely will be making more.

    Hey Janet! Thanks for the wonderful review! We love that you enjoyed making both the mid and scoop necklines and that the neckband was a breeze to attach. It's awesome to hear our YouTube videos inspired you. Happy sewing – we can’t wait to see what you create next!

    Joan P.
    Tee shirt

    Love this pattern first time I have used a pattern and been happy with the fit. No alterations needed great

    That makes me so happy Joan! Thank you for your review. Kate :)

    Chris D.
    Getting there!

    I made my first 'Bound To Be Tee' last week using a cotton Lycra from Spotlight.
    Following the instructions, I cut out my pattern according to my measurements BUT then I forgot to do a FBE!!
    The long sleeved, crew neck tee is fine and will be perfect for wearing under a jacket or cardigan, but I'll reserve my final judgement on the pattern until I've tried it again, this time with a FBE.

    Hey Chris, thanks for sharing your experience! We're glad your Bound To Be Tee turned out fine for layering, even without the FBA. Can't wait to hear how it goes with the FBA adjustment. Happy sewing!

    KAREN S.

    Bound To Be Tee Sewing Pattern

    Hi Karen, Thanks for the 5 stars! We're glad you loved the pattern. Happy sewing!

    Bound to be tee

    Great tee shirt. The neck finish is very professional looking

    Hey Karen! Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad you love the pattern. We agree, the neck finish is one of the highlights and gives such a polished look. Enjoy your fabulous new tee and happy sewing!