Easy Tunic FREE Pattern: Great First Garment Project

easy tunicThis is a tunic that is so easy to make that you will want to make many in different colors.  This pattern would make a good project for those looking for their first garment.

The only slightly tricky part is applying bias tape to the v-neck which is why we've created a separate tutorial on that to make sure anyone and everyone can succeed at this project.

Last week we had the pleated blouse and many of you asked about elongating the sleeves so the arms will not show as much.  We've tried to address that request in this new design.  This tunic has a very loose fit, is very easy to make and easy to wear.  Dress it up or down to be perfect for any occasion.

This tunic also makes an awesome mini dress if you make it a couple sizes too big.

Features

  • Quick and easy to sew
  • Relaxed and easy fit
  • Longer length – pick your own length
  • Fuller sleeves
  • Option to leave open at the bottom to accommodate different body shapes
  • Large range of sizes, 10 to 24

easy tunicMaterials

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You can download the pattern and instructions for the Easy Tunic from our account at Craftsy.

For help downloading and printing PDF patterns, please CLICK HERE.

Pattern Pieces and Layout

  • 2 backs
  • 1 front cut on the fold

Pattern sizes are from 10 to 24.

For assistance with downloading and printing PDF sewing patterns, please refer to the tutorials below.

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How to print and assemble a PDF Pattern

Body Measurements
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Step One: Sew the Back

Pin the back pieces together with the print facing each other.  Sew the back at 5/8″  and use your serger or a zigzag stitch to finish the seams.Untitled design(1)

Step Two: Sew the Shoulders

Attach the front to the back by placing front side facing up, (print side up) and back side with the print facing down, and sew the shoulder and finish the seam with your serger or zigzag if you prefer.Untitled design(26)

Step Three: Apply Bias Tape to the V-neck

Please visit our tutorial on how to learn the easy way to apply bias tape to a v-neck for a more comprehensive look at this technique.

Easy way to apply bias tape to a v-neck tutorial

Pin the bias on the right side of the fabric.  Start at the shoulder seam when you get to the V mark a point straight down from V with of the seam of your bias tape.Pivot

Sew the tape to that point and pivot your fabric and continue sewing the tape around the neck.

Pin the bias tape all around the neck and sew following the crease of the first fold of your bias tape.

Iron the tape and all seams of the neckline upward.  This will make it easier for you to sew the other side more accurately.Untitled design(5)

Cut a small notch at the point of the V-neck but stop about 3mm from the seam.Untitled design(28)Sew the bias tape all around the neck on the right side of the tunic. Be very careful to sew on the tape close to the edge making sure you catch the back side of the tape.

Turn the tunic inside out and fold the neckline in half.  You will sew a small stitch line to make the bias tape take the shape of a V and the neckline lie flat.

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Back view of the neckline.

Front view of the neckline.

Untitled design(32)Step Four: Finishing Your Easy Tunic.

Sew the sides starting at the sleeves.  Finish the seams by zigzag or using your serger.   While you are at the serger, serge the sleeves and the hem.  Fold the hem of the sleeves by 5/8″ and sew.

Fold the hem 1/2″ then another 1/2″ and sew.  Press all seams after sewing and you are done!

In four easy steps, we have done a very easy but super attractive tunic.  This tunic is perfect for running errands and when you need to run out of the house in a hurry.  Add some jewelry and heels and you are ready for lunch with the girls or a pair of leggings for a walk in the park.

Fun Variation

If you need more room at the bottom of the tunic because you have a pear shape body, sew the sides leaving a 10″ gap at the bottom.  However, this means you will have to hem the front and bottom separately.

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For help downloading and printing PDF patterns, please CLICK HERE.

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24 Responses to Easy Tunic FREE Pattern: Great First Garment Project

  1. Cheryle says:

    Just what I need for this florida weather. Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Beth says:

    Would linen be a good fabric choice? I love it for summer.

    Thanks!

  3. Winnie says:

    Exactly what I have been searching for👍😀

  4. Cheryl says:

    Lovely. And I really like your choice of fabric pattern – very summery – and being non-directional, no matching or wrong way up. I truly look forward to all of your designs (even the ones I can’t use) as they are current, on trend, and easy to work with. You are very talented and generous sharing your talent with us all.

  5. Joyce says:

    This is just the pttern I was looking for. Simple, quick and comfortable.
    Something I can make in different fabrics and feel well dressed for the day.
    Thank you very much.

  6. Barbara Clemmensen says:

    How do I figure out how much fabric is needed? 1 3/4 to 3 yards is a wide range.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      The easiest way is to print the size you are planning to do, decide what fabric you are going to use. It depends on the width of the fabric and if you are planning to match the print. The variations are many 🙂

  7. carlee says:

    There is no front seam shown and pattern piece does not indicate cut on fold? I’m interested but confused.

  8. Laurie Clark says:

    Do you have any tutorials for sizing down your patterns as I am a size 4.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Laurie! I do not, the model in the picture is using a medium and she is size 4 and she is using it as a pool dress. It is supposed to be flowy use the fabrics indicated only.

  9. Sherry says:

    thank you for another great freebie! Love your designs

  10. Jennette Hallet says:

    If I really wanted to use cotton knit, would I need to size down? I’m not so great at sewing with thin or silky materials yet.

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      No, I don’t think you need to size down as long as the fabric drapes well. It needs to be a loose weave cotton knit. If you use a walking foot you will find sewing difficult fabrics much easier.

  11. Gretchen Thompson says:

    This is fantastic. I haven’t done a lot of clothes before but this looks like something I can try. Really looking forward to it. I love your designs. Thanks for putting them out there.

  12. Mamilou says:

    Pouvez vous me donner les correspondances de tailles en français; Il me faut du 44 ; je vous remercie beaucoup
    Mamilou

  13. sarah malvern says:

    It looks really easy. The only problem I have is how much material to buy. I will make a size 18 top, with a pattern material. It is actually for a New Year Chinese party so matching pattern on two is not 100% necessary if it results in lots more material. Can you give me any tips?

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Sarah! you will need around 2.5 yards if using a 45″ wide. the best way would be to print the pattern and assemble it. Then work out depending on the width of the fabric how much you need so you do not over spend. it really depends on the width of the fabric. Try some silky material and please do share a picture wearing it. I would love to see what you come up with. Kind Regards,
      Mayra

  14. Jane Camero says:

    I love this. It look so comfortable and breezy. I’m going on a cruise in Dec. and I think I’ll try to make a couple to take with me!

  15. Paddy says:

    “sew the sides leaving a 10″ gap at the bottom”

    Don’t you mean 1″ rather than 10″? That’s one heck of a gap otherwise!

    • Mayra at So Sew Easy says:

      No, that is what I meant, I left 10″ on the side, but you can do it smaller if you want. Kind Regards,

      Mayra

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