The Carya Shirt - Free Unisex Sewing Pattern

Posted on October 25, 2021 by Greg Dugdale

If you are anything like me, you're always looking for that new top to help freshen up your existing fabulous wardrobe. Well, look no more; Mood has a brand new unisex sewing pattern, the Carya Shirt, that is simple and easy to make using any of Mood's wide variety of vibrant cotton prints!

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1. Print and tape pieces. 

2. Pin, cut out of fabric, and mark your notches. 

3. Cut out interfacing for facing and collar. Iron the interfacing to the corresponding pieces. 

4. Hem the edge of the facings and machine stitch. 

5. With your back piece, mark your pleats and fold inward placing two pins to secure it in place.

6. With the right sides together, sandwich the yokes around the back piece. Once sewn, press nicely and stay stitch the neckline.

7. Take your front piece, turning the facing right sides together and matching notches. Stitch 3/8" to the notch. Clip seam by the notch, trim, flip, and press.

8. Using a french seam, stitch shoulders wrong sides together.

9. Using the French seam again, attach the fronts and back of your shirt at the side seams.

10. With the right sides together, sew the top three edges of the collar at 3/8" seam allowance. Trim and press.

11. Pin the interfaced side of the collar to the right side of the fabric, matching notches and leaving the other side of the collar open.

12. Press the collar so it lays nice and flat. Fold the exposed seam under and slip stitch. Note: if you want to topstitch the collar, you can do that here.

13. If you want to add a patch pocket, add it here using the guideline from the pattern for placement. 

14. Using a French seam, sew the inseam of your sleeve.

15. Matching notches, set the sleeve in. Ease where it is necessary. Note: you can do a French seam here or a regular seam. If you do a regular seam, finish the seam off with a zig-zag stitch, overlock stitch, or a serger.

16. Hem the sleeves using a rolled hem, press, and machine stitch. Fold up the sleeve 4" and hand tack at the underarm seam. As an alternative option, you can shorten the sleeve and hem the same way.

17. Finish off the bottom of your shirt with a rolled hem. Press, pin, and topstitch!

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