Presto Tunic

13 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 Presto Tunic is a woven top meant for apparel fabrics. The tunic has a loose fit with gentle shaping with darts at the bust and back to give a flattering silhouette. A banded collar gives the tunic a polished look. Or, opt for the easy bias bound neckline to save some time. The inset panel gives you an opportunity to mix fabrics or even add a special detail like pin tucks. Use buttons or snaps or even leave them off entirely to pair with a cami. Side vents are also included to give you more breathing room. This tunic is an intermediate sew but is so satisfying when completed. No one will believe you when you say, ‘I made it!’

This pattern was updated 9/12/23 to include sizes 4X & 5X.

Presto Tunic Features:

  • Meant for woven fabrics
  • Tunic length body
  • Four sleeve options: sleeveless, short, 3/4 and long
  • Two neck finishing options: collar and bias binding
  • Split hem
  • Optional sash
  • Optional back darts
  • Full Bust option

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

Skill Level: Intermediate

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 three 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.


The Presto Tunic instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • The Presto Woven Tunic for ladies contains one body style, four sleeves 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
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide.
  • 2 pages of pattern adjustment guides
  • 10 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.

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More Resources for Presto Tunic

Size chart

Fabric requirements

Line Drawing


9/12/23- all files updated to now include sizes 4X & 5X. No changes to other sizes.

13 reviews for Presto Tunic

  1. Dayna Barnes (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this pattern! Everything matches up beautifully. I did find it to be much looser than I expected for the stated measurements, but otherwise it is fabulous.

  2. tinkershop (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. I have made 6 sleeveless versions so far.

  3. playatlife (verified owner)

    This project had a lot of firsts for me! It wasn’t an easy sew, BUT it was a great project for learning new skills. I’m really proud of my finished top!

  4. brooke

    Another excellent pattern by LN!

  5. Olga du Plessis (verified owner)

    Another winner!!! The pattern is really well drafted and the fit is perfect!! Well worh the investment!!!

  6. lannie450 (verified owner)

    I printed the Presto out before realizing it is a XXXL at its largest. I usually do a 2 or 3x with full bust. Disappointed and feeling a bit lazy to enlarge it to fit. boo hoo. I was looking forward to sewing it.

    • Tessa (verified owner)

      Hi Lannie! We’re so happy to let you know that we’ve updated Presto Tunic to add sizing AND a full bust adjustment option done for you. Hope that you are able to revisit this one and enjoy the experience! 🙂

  7. Kathryn King (verified owner)

    Awesome pattern–I only had to shorten the dart. Instructions make it easy to sew up a stunner, and I love that the option for pin tucks is included. I mashed this with Cadence to get a knee-length dress.

  8. Joanne Creech (verified owner)

    I have made 3 of these since the pattern was updated! It is such a great pattern and can be used all seasons! It fits great and is very flattering! Pairs great with the Sabrina Slims!

  9. michellekwallace (verified owner)

    I made this tunic in a cotton poplin and to be honest I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this style on me but once I got it made up I have enjoyed wearing it. I think the secret to the excellent fit is the back darts as they give it a flattering shape, I always get compliments when I wear it. It’s perfect for trans-seasonal weather over jeans.

  10. Kristy Seaboch (verified owner)

    Wonderful pattern! I am a special education teacher and with leggings it’s perfect for work.

  11. jazzy5376 (verified owner)

    I love my Presto tunic, while the inset was a little fiddly, I found the video from Love Notions to be very helpful. I made 2 of these, one out of rayon and the other out of crepe. This isn’t the easiest to make but it’s one of my favorites to wear.

  12. Kathryn King (verified owner)

    Fun sew and a great result. I used Cadence to make a dress, using the bodice of Presto and that great banded collar. I love wearing my simple shirt dress!

  13. S A Hobbs (verified owner)

    Lovely tunic top. Great to sew up and as usual with love notions there are several options included so no need to buy an expansion or hack pack. The instructions are very comprehensive. Great value at normal prices, exceptional value when on feature Friday sale.

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