***Check out the original easy tee post for basic construction tips and free pattern. Find all 8 easy tee variations linked at the end of this post.***
I’ve told you before that I love these easy tees because they’re the perfect naptime project – each one takes less than two hours start to finish. The other reason I like them is because they each only take one yard of knit fabric, making them pretty darn inexpensive. Since we’re headed into fall weather, I wanted to see if I could eek out a long sleeve easy tee from only one yard of fabric. I used just about every single iota of fabric, but I was able to do it.
Keep reading for more photos and cutting instructions for a long sleeve easy tee.
I used this peachy pink striped knit from Girl Charlee which is a full 59 inches wide (it’s quite sheer). If you want to make a long sleeve easy tee you’ll want to be sure your fabric is that wide as well. I cut out the front and back pieces first, as shown below, cutting a few extra rectangles to act as sleeve cuffs:
Then I took the leftover fabric from the middle and used it to cut sleeves like you see below:
I sewed the front and back together at the shoulders only, then opened them up and laid them down flat. Then I sewed on the sleeve pieces like so:
Once the sleeves were attached, I could sew up the arm and down the sides of the shirt. When I sewed under the armpit I stretched the fabric quite a bit to make sure that seam would stretch once the shirt was on – otherwise it would eventually pop open.
I added sleeve cuffs (find a step by step here) and used a double needle to hem the bottom, and my 1 yard long sleeve easy tee was done!
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