the Umaru Shirt PDF Sewing Pattern
the Umaru Shirt PDF Sewing Pattern
Boys and girls UNITE! The Umaru Shirt PDF Pattern is a relaxed, fit t-shirt pattern for all! From basic to completely kawaii; little toddler 12/18M all the way up to 16Y, long, short, and sleeveless options for all seasons, and a plethora of customizations, there are over 9,000 different ways to make it! 😱 It just might be the only t-shirt pattern you’ll ever need!
Have you ever dreamed of a pattern for all seasons and all ages?!
Oh, and why not make it unisex too!? The Umaru shirt is a multi-faceted pattern to meet almost any of your t-shirt needs! I tried to get an exact number of how many different combinations could be created but when the numbers reached over 1000+ I surrendered to the maths. 😂So let's talk about those features, shall we?!
・basic short/long sleeve t-shirt or sleeveless tank
・special color-blocking short/long sleeve t-shirt or sleeveless tank with built-in hidden pockets
・single binding neckband or a not-so-common double neckband binding option for a crew neck look.
・lots of add-ons: sleeve ears, shoulder horns, skirt flounce with drawstring drop-waist, and 17 different paint-on face stencils in 3 sizes for endless mix-matching to make it perfect!
*PLEASE NOTE THIS LISTING IS NOT FOR A FINISHED GARMENT. THIS IS A DIGITAL SEWING PATTERN WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN FINISHED GARMENT (for personal use only). This listing is for the UMARU SHIRT PATTERN ONLY. If you are interested in the full Umaru Collection, please purchase the Umaru Collection instead of this one. Refunds cannot be made since the pattern sends automatically after purchase.
The measurements listed below are for the child; they are not reflective of the finished garment.
-MAIN AND CONTRAST FABRICS: Light to medium weight knit fabric with at least 40% stretch recovery: cotton or cotton blend jersey, knit interlock, sweater knit (see notes below*). Horns option may not be suitable for light-weight fabrics.
-COLLARS: Ribbing, jersey with at least 75% stretch recovery. If you are using a knit fabric with less stretch recovery, add about 1/2"-3/4" (1-2cm) to the pattern piece. Do not use fabric with less than 25% stretch recovery.
*If you want to use a thicker fabric for a sweatshirt version, size up a size, but keep in mind the desired length you want.
SOME TECHNIQUES MAY INCLUDE (but are not exclusive to): sewing with knit fabric (I've made a guide for you if it's your first time sewing with knits 😊), sewing little puff details, sewing a (hidden, built-in) color-blocked pocket, tracing and painting faces (could use dark iron-on transfer paper instead), hemming a circle, sewing two neckbands at once, matching color-blocked pieces.
notions + supplies
For Shirt Construction:
・ ballpoint/stretch size 80 needle
・ 1 yard (˜1 meter) of 1/2"-3/4" wide elastic (˜1.5-2cm)
・ small amount of polyester batting for horns
・ featherweight/lightweight interfacing for ears and *fusible fleece for the horns
・ a bodkin for pulling elastic or safety pin
For Face Templates:
・ freezer paper
・ fabric paints
・ craft sponge brushes or paint brushes
・ iron-on transfer paper for dark or light fabrics (alternative to painting).
・ craft knife (like Exact-o) for cutting out features
・ coverstitch machine
・ 2 small hand sewn snaps for keeping pockets closed
・ wonder tape/ stitch witchery for easier hemming.
・ twin needle for knits for topstitching hems
・ walking foot if using a sewing machine
Be sure to read the "STANDARD PATTERN FEATURES" found in the images for a full list of all of the pattern features! 🖤
Find out more details and the story behind the Umaru shirt (plus some tips on how to make it perfect!) when you click the button above!
If you'd like to learn more about the whole Umaru Collection, click the button on the above!
Thank you to my testers Kat (from the Perpetual Stitch) and Nurul (from Luvlybums) for letting me share their rad sleeveless Umaru shirts that they made for their boys! ❤
Check out even more versions of the Umaru shirt using the hashtags #theumarushirt and #umarupatterncollection.
File size: 15MB zipped
All of my patterns are packaged and sent in a zipped (compressed) folder which contains separate files for the following:
- the PDF Pattern file
- the "READ FIRST" instructions which are the detailed instructions of the pattern
- a black and white version of just the sewing tutorial for those who like to print out instructions
- an overview image to closely see how the pattern pages look when all put together (for reference purposes)
Some patterns also include a separate file for the face template patterns as well as an overview image of the templates.
This allows you to access only the information you require at any given step of the process without having a massive file open. To access the pattern after you receive them, right click on the zipped folder icon and instead of clicking "open", click "extract all" and then chose the folder you would like the files to be saved.
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