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Be You Tee

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The Be You Tee is a comfortable & versatile t-shirt sewing pattern. In sizes 6-24, it has an easy fit whilst still having shaping through the waist. 

With it’s range of versatile, trans-seasonal options, you can mix & match necklines, sleeves & hemlines for a look that is uniquely and be-you-tee fully you. (Affectionately called BYT in our group).

Mash with other patterns in our collection: Add a hood (Unwind) or pair with the Foxy Legs to sew a lounge set or pyjamas (pjs).Bee yo 

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE to see what's in this sewing pattern: 

  • Trans-seasonal.
  • Sew a summer or winter t-shirt, sweater, jumper or sweatshirt.
  • Easy fit that's gently shaped.
  • 3 Banded round necklines - high, mid and low.
  • Cowl or Funnel neck with optional drawstring.
  • 4 set in sleeve options - short, 3/4, long and long with cuff.
  • Butterfly flounce sleeve.
  • Hemlines - straight, hi-low or shirt-tail.
  • Lengths - hip or longline.
  • Includes pattern hacks & mashes for you to explore.
  • Click here for our sketches.

    Pattern Emporium Modern Sewing Patterns Cowl Neck Tee


  • Sizes AU6-24 (=US2-20).
  • See size & fit chart here.
  • 4-way sstretch knit fabric with fluidity & drape.
  • 30%+ horizontal stretch. Minimum 10% vertical stretch.
  • To learn more about stretch factor, click here.
  • Click here for fabric requirements chart 1 (banded)
  • Click here for fabric requirements chart 2 (cowl & funnel)
  • FABRIC SUGGESTIONS include Viscose Elastane, Rayon Elastane, Modal ElastaneBamboo Elastane, Double Brushed Poly, Single Brushed Poly, Merino Wool Knit, Stretch Velvet, Stretch Lace, Poly Elastane Jersey, Sweater Knit, Waffle Knit, Hacci, Slub Knit, French Terry, Scuba (avoid stiff), Liverpool, Cotton Elastane (avoid performance or stiff CL).

    KEEP IN MIND: A heavier fabric with more body (eg. Cotton Elastane, French Terry, Liverpool or Scuba) won’t drape over the body & will sit differently to a fluid fabric (eg. Rayon or Modal). 

  • FORMAT: Digital PDF Pattern.
  • PATTERN FILES: Print at home (A4/Letter), A0 Copy shop, projector.
  • LAYERED: Yes
  • PRINT IN: Adobe Reader.
  • FABRIC TYPE: Knits
  • SIZES: AU6-24 (US2-20)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Experienced Beginner
  • HELP

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    All seam allowances are included. See pattern pieces or glossary for details.

    PRINTING: For more details, see the info pages in the beginning of each tutorial. 

    NEW TO PDF PATTERNS? See our beginners video series here, designed just for you. 

    We do not sell paper patterns.


  • 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 17 reviews
    Tricia L.
    I have made 4 Be You Tees so far! Love this pattern!

    This was the first Pattern Emporium pattern I made. The instructions are superb, the fit is excellent - in fact it is the first tee shirt I have made (from a few other companies) that actually fit well! I have made 4 Be You Tees so far, and have more planned. I love this pattern!

    Sarah F
    Be You Tee

    I love this pattern. I have made two so far and plan to make more. I am loving the butterfly flounce sleeve option.

    Lovely shape and lots of options

    I just finished making a Be you tee with long sleeves, cuff and cowl. And I love it.
    It is slightly more shaped at the waist than the besties and it looks really good on me. It fits beautifully at the bust, didn't even need an FBA. And I like the look of the cuff on the sleeves. Also the cowl is very comfortable. I am glad I tried another PE pattern.

    A new staple favourite

    I’ve just made my first Be You Tee and it’s wonderful! It’s a great fit and I feel very happy wearing it. After sewing for many decades, I still appreciate a simple cut, easy construction, great tutorial and a guaranteed result. With all the variations in this one great pattern, I’ll be making many more!

    A Favorite!

    I’ve made bunches of shirts from this pattern. It’s definitely a favorite!