Classic Tee Shirt

(68 customer reviews)


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The Classic Tee sewing pattern is a semi-relaxed tee with just the right amount of ease where you need it. Choose from three neckline options: crew, scoop and v-neck. Also included are four sleeve lengths: short, elbow, 3/4 and long. This tee is a great beginner project, especially for an introduction to sewing with knits. A full bust piece is also included.

Classic Tee Shirt Features:

  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • Three necklines: crew, scoop & v-neck
  • Four sleeve lengths: short, elbow, 3/4 & long
  • Semi-fitted style
  • Full Bust option

Sizes: XS-5X (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Beginner

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on two A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology

Be sure to check out the girls version as well!

Read more about this pattern on our blog:

Tami Classic Tee Cuff



The Classic Tee instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • The Classic Tee pdf pattern for ladies contains pattern pieces for one body style, four sleeves, three necklines and a full bust piece.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included. The large format file will print on 2 A0 sized sheets.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology to cut their fabric
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide.
  • 1 page of pattern adjustment guides
  • 4 pages of bright and clear step by step illustrations.
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

Fabric requirements and size chart


Line drawing


Classic Tee sewing pattern



9/25/2019: Sizes 4X & 5X have been added. If you previously purchased this pattern your account has been automatically updated.

12/1/2020: Updated print chart

68 reviews for Classic Tee Shirt

  1. Cecily Phillippi

    Looking forward to trying this pattern. Love the laundry day tee.

  2. goofydragon68 (verified owner)

    This tee shirt is wonderful. I’ve made two of them so far. Iove it. I also sent you a message regarding the laundry day tee. I was supposed to have that with my order, but I can not find neither hide nor hair of it.

    • Tami Meyer (verified owner)

      Hi Cheryl, I checked your orders and I don’t see a purchase for the LDT. You’re safe to purchase it. Don’t forget- you can get it for free with the code in the FB Pattern Support Group. 🙂

  3. brenda (verified owner)

    I’ve made at least 5 of these! I added 2.5 inches and ruched the side to make a workout shirt with enough length to keep me covered. I slimmed the sides in a bit.

  4. HAF (verified owner)

    This is a wonderful pattern, especially if you’re just getting started. I needed to make a few adjustments to accommodate my figure, which were easy to make and love the results. With all of the sleeve length and neck options this is a year round pattern. Will definitely be making more of these!

  5. Mary

    This pattern is easy to follow, very basic. It’s great that the neckline variations are included. I made the XS, my size according to the measurement chart. There is significant positive ease, which has a dramatic effect on the XS. The fit was too boxy for me.

  6. Debbie Purcell (verified owner)

    I have now made 5 of these T shirts, with plans for more. I love the fact that there is a fba option. It really is the classic tee and the perfect wardrobe staple.

  7. FrenchieMom (verified owner)

    I love this pattern and agree it is a wardrobe staple. 2 are hanging in my closet already. One of my favorite parts is the links to help you with different parts like making the vee neckline. If you too are a beginner, you don’t need to worry about it being too difficult to tackle or enjoy. In fact, I can’t wait to make more. 🙂

  8. FrenchieMom (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! The layering in the files made this so easy that it overcame my fear of pdf patterns. The clear, easy to follow directions won me over. I made 2 of these the weekend I got the Classic Tee pattern and love them both. It was so helpful to have a video on successfully making the vee neckline. Thanks!

  9. Rose Ferronato (verified owner)

    This is my favorite pattern. It’s my first knit sewing attempt. I’ve now made 3.

  10. Teresa Kelley (verified owner)

    This was my first digital pattern I ever bought. Not sorry yet! I love the fit of the tee and have made more than one. Can you have too many? My husband ask me every time if I had been shopping again. He’s always surprised when I say no just Love Notions.

  11. alexruthe (verified owner)

    I’ve made a couple of these and it has definitely made it to the top of my tried and true patterns. Favourite versions are by far those made in a soft bamboo or other knit with nice drape. So many options and fit is perfect. Love love love!!!

  12. Whitney (verified owner)

    Great fitting basic tee! I love the neckline options and that the full bust adjustment is included in the pattern! It saves me so much time! Instructions are well written and easy to follow.

  13. Stephanie Bergman

    Love this pattern!!! Easy to follow instructions. Good basic design.

  14. Ronna Plank (verified owner)

    This is the best tee shirt ever! I love this pattern! I’ve made all the necklines and it turns out great every time. It’s a perfect wardrobe staple.

  15. Gail Pelton (verified owner)

    I have made two of these T’s. A quick. And easy T. Need a shirt in a specific color? Quickly? This is what you need, you can go from cut to complete I about an hour.

  16. playatlife (verified owner)

    A great fitting top and easy sew!

  17. dmschindlbeck (verified owner)

    This truly is an Everyday Tee! An easy sew and a wardrobe staple with so many options.

  18. Yvonne Hanson (verified owner)

    The Classic Tee is my go to for a perfect fit every time. ❤

  19. Lizel S (verified owner)

    Exactly what the pattern says CLASSIC ! My go to pattern for t-shirts. Love this one and very easy to make. Lvoe the different necklines. I have made 15 of these already.

  20. Maggie Eames (verified owner)

    Absolutely love the Classic Tee, suits me down to the ground and such an easy make. The details in the pattern were so clear and I followed the ake up process with ease.

  21. Maggie Eames (verified owner)

    Absolutely love the Classic Tee, suits me down to the ground and such an easy make. The details in the pattern were so clear and I followed the ake up process with ease.

  22. Pat Semeraro

    The classic tee is my favorite tee to make – it fits me perfectly and the pattern is a pleasure to sew. I make it in cotton spandex which is perfect to sleep it also.

  23. Toni Mericola (verified owner)

    Love this Tee shirt pattern, The fit is flattering and it’s a quick sew.

  24. Jeannie M (verified owner)

    This is my go-to pattern. It is so versatile, sews up quickly, has video tutorials, excellent instructions and includes a video tutorial on the neckline with a cheater V neck.

  25. Nicole Gille (verified owner)

    This is my go-to, TNT (tried and true), favorite t-shirt pattern. It is the perfect length and fits so well. I love the v-neck version most of all. Neckbands are my nemesis but Love Notions provides terrific instructions and video tutorials which allowed me to sew perfect neckbands on this pattern. The Love Notions patterns give me so much confidence in my sewing and make me feel like a seasoned pro. This pattern also serves as a great base pattern for hacking.

  26. Christine Blumer (verified owner)

    Great basic and fit us perfectly!

  27. Rachel McCarty (verified owner)

    This T-shirt pattern will be a staple in my wardrobe! I have tried several other t-shirt patterns but many of them are either too loose or too tight or the neckline is too low/high. This pattern has the right amount of ease and neckline is just right. I of course graded to fit my size and lengthened the bodice for my height.

  28. mrs.jweston (verified owner)

    A go-to t-shirt pattern! I love the fit.

  29. amati22 (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! So easy to sew and glad the FBA is included. Comes out great each time I make it.

  30. Christine Toft (verified owner)

    Fantastic pattern! It really is a “classic” tee, I have made about 6 of these so far. I have used different necklines, different sleeve lengths, and different fabrics, so they all look very different. I love the full bust piece as well, this option has saved me some work. I highly recommend this pattern, you wont need another tee shirt pattern!

  31. llowe7428 (verified owner)

    You can’t have too many t-shirts! Comes together quickly

  32. Brenda (verified owner)

    I love the relaxed fit of this tee shirt – not super clingy! This is a staple in my closet and the pattern pieces rarely get put away as I use it so often! The instructions are clear and the fit is spot on to measurements.

  33. rleabarnes (verified owner)

    I’ve made two so far when I was doing a “try my different t shirt patterns to find which one I like best”. For the midst part I really like it, though I find that for me the fabric affects fit. I LOVE the v neckline. It is perfect, not too deep and not too high, exactly what a tshirt should be. I also really appreciate that the sleeves aren’t snug. So many tshirts are super snug in the bicep and that affects how it fits elsewhere, but this is perfect. In general I really like the pattern, it was my 2nd favorite of the different ones I tried 🙂

  34. 10identical (verified owner)

    I’ve made a couple of these and they are very easy and fit me (and my mom!) well. I like to add a couple inches to mine just out of personal preference. Clear instructions and a quick sew!

  35. Jaye Holland (verified owner)

    This truly is a classic! You can easily dress this up for work or make it more casual! So many options!

  36. Mary Hixson (verified owner)

    This was one of the easiest patterns to sew and one of the best fitting. I love the support for adjustments that need to be made. The shirt is long enough to cover up all I want to cover up. I have made several with different necklines and love them all.

  37. ELiza (verified owner)

    My most used pattern ever! With the sleeve and neck options, I used this pattern for PJ tops, casual tees, layering pieces… As long as Love Notions continues to add full bust options, I will continue to LOVE their patterns. Thank you, Love Notions!!

  38. Christina (verified owner)

    I love this t-shirt. I’ve made the scoop neck and v-neck. My favorite is in rayon spandex and it’s just perfect. Not too loose, not too tight and the neck is just right, too. I love that I can get a short sleeve shirt from a yard of fabric, too.

  39. Hayley Lown (verified owner)

    Quick and easy. I even got brave and did a v neck for the first time!

  40. Alyssa Shramek (verified owner)

    Exactly as the name suggests – a classic t shirt! I’m only 5’0”, so I had to do a little adjusting to fit my frame, but now I have the perfect custom fit to me pattern to make all of my t shirts!

  41. pmanvill (verified owner)

    Easy quick and fun to make!

  42. Whitney Larson (verified owner)

    Such a great basic! Instructions are easy to follow to make a perfect v neck. Fit is also great and I love that the FBA is included.

  43. Linda Riemer (verified owner)

    This is the first pattern I ordered. I am going back to sewing clothing after several of my favorite clothing stores have closed to online only orders.. It was very easy to sew and customize to my body. I was even able to make a perfect v-neck by following a you tube video.

  44. Leslie Clanin (verified owner)

    I have made several Classic tees. I love them and the pattern is easy and it’s really quick to sew!

  45. schroeder1987 (verified owner)

    This pattern is so good. Great drafting. The v-neck instructions are spot on and the fit is good.

  46. karilynpittman (verified owner)

    Finally!! A T-shirt that fits me! I love the included full bust adjustment. No more taking time to alter.

  47. Dianna (verified owner)

    I love that I didn’t have to do a FBA for this! It makes for such a quick and simple Sew!

  48. Deneane Keane (verified owner)

    The Classic Tee is just that – perfectly classic! Great fit with easy instructions make this a no-fuss sew!

  49. cameo530 (verified owner)

    I did the scoop neck version using the FBA piece and the fit was exactly right. I also mashed it with La Bella Donna to get the curved hem which was pretty easy using my projector.

  50. Angie Wong (verified owner)

    Really love this pattern! It’s like it was made for me. I’ve only had to make 1 adjustment to shorten the bodice. Everything else fits me perfectly. I am currently sewing my third classic tee – a scoop neck 3/4 sleeve. I’ve made a crew neck and a v-neck short sleeve tee. After I made those, I told my friend these were the best fitting tees that I own! This is the first pattern I’ve tried with knit fabric, and I’ve got more Love Notions patterns lined up to sew.

  51. emilyn78 (verified owner)

    such a great tee pattern going to make several thanks

  52. Jeri Klein (verified owner)

    This is my favorite Love Notions pattern. It is a quick project and is so versatile! I love being able to mix and match the neckline and sleeve options. It’s a winner!

  53. Lrain (verified owner)

    I did the v neck long sleeves with French terry, it’s sew cozy!
    The v neck was new for me to do and it turned out perfect.

  54. Andrea Cosens (verified owner)

    Love this pattern for a basic tee – have made multiple shirts so far and plan to make even more

  55. Elizabeth C. Vesich (verified owner)

    I made the long sleeve version and it came together quickly. The only adjustment made was shortening it based on their instructions which were spot on.

  56. Sheral (verified owner)

    This is a great basic tee pattern. Great fit. I’ve made 2 so far. The instructions for the V neck is easy to follow. If you still need additional help there is a YouTube tutorial you can watch. I will definitely be making more of these.

  57. Sheree Williamson (verified owner)

    This Tee in Mee to a T. The Classic Tee Shirt is my go to tee shirt. I don’t know why I took so long to make it up but I can’t stop making them now. Short sleeves and now a couple of long sleeves. Out with all those other tee shirts patterns now.

  58. Janet Clark (verified owner)

    This is my Tried and True. Highly recommend. Just the right amount of ease. I like the proportions of it.

  59. Mary Powell (verified owner)

    A comfy, relaxed fit tee that’s easy to sew. I do find it frustrating that the required stretch percentage isn’t included in the fabric requirements or description.

  60. Melissa (verified owner)

    This pattern is perfect. I have used it over and over again! Usually I will make an item once- this is not one of those! Simple to understand and fits perfectly.

  61. Heather (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! It truly is the classic tee. I think I have made every variation and even done some hacks of my own. I lot the fit, the simpleness of the pattern and its versatility!

  62. Helen Diestro (verified owner)

    The classic tee was my first t-shirt and knit pattern I have ever sewn. The instructions are easy to understand and I love the fit.

  63. Vicki Mullis (verified owner)

    Super easy, super comfy! A necessary staple for everyone wardrobe!!!

  64. Tamara (verified owner)

    This was my first LN pattern made at their sewing retreat in 2018. It was easy & fits very well. Thank you for a great pattern new garment makers can do successfully!

  65. Leah Bryan (verified owner)

    So easy and comfortable! As well as an extremely flattering fit!

  66. evestarrozarkartist (verified owner)

    Not only was it totally painless to download and print this pattern, the directions provided made this a very positive experience. I made the full bust version for my 5’8″ daughter, and she loves it! The v-neck came out so perfectly that I’m on cloud 9!

  67. sky_grrl77 (verified owner)

    Wow! I have made a bunch of clothes in the last 6 months or so, mainly tops. Scoop neck and boat neck seem to be the norm in indie patterns and the big 4. I like v-neck tops the most and had the most beautiful deep red crushed velvet. I used this pattern to make a v-neck top with elbow length sleeves. My measurements fit size Large best and I used the full bust front option. THIS TOP FIT PERFECT!!!! It is a gorgeous top with this fancy fabric, but the pattern is casual enough for wearing with jeans or slacks to the office. This pattern has so many options and will be an absolute staple in my me-made wardrobe. Thanks so much!

  68. sky_grrl77 (verified owner)

    To add to my previous review; I did remove about 1.5 inches from the neck band. I learned the hard way and had to take it off after the top was made. From now on I will make the neckband over all 3 inches shorter.

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