Six Free Sewing Patterns for Orange T-Shirt Day – Our Social Fabric

Six Free Sewing Patterns for Orange T-Shirt Day

The next National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is Saturday, September 30, 2023. We created a collection of orange fabrics that are perfect for creating your own orange t-shirt to mark the day.

NOTE: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the fabrics in this collection will be donated to Reconciliation Canada who is leading the way in engaging Canadians in dialogue and transformative experiences that revitalize the relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.

To help you get started, we've compiled a list of six fantastic free sewing patterns to make your very own t-shirt. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced sewist, there's something for everyone in this collection!

  1. Core T-Shirt - Close Core Patterns (WOMENS)

The Core T-Shirt by Close Core Patterns is a classic wardrobe staple with a modern twist. This relaxed-fit t-shirt features a flattering scooped neckline and three sleeve options: short, 3/4, or long sleeves. With a size range from 35.1” to 60.7” bust, it caters to various body types. The pattern is well-drafted and perfect for both beginners and advanced sewists looking for a quick and satisfying project. It's versatile, allowing you to use a variety of knit fabrics, from cotton jersey to modal blends.

Pattern Link: Core T-Shirt Pattern

  1. Hemlock Tee - Grainline Studio (WOMENS)

The Hemlock Tee by Grainline Studio is a laid-back and loose-fitting t-shirt that exudes comfort and style. With its boxy silhouette and wide neckline, this pattern is perfect for achieving an effortless, chic look. It comes in a wide size range, accommodating bust measurements from 32” to 58”. The pattern is designed for knit fabrics and works beautifully with drapey knits like rayon or linen blends. The Hemlock Tee is an excellent choice for beginners looking to practice sewing with knits.

Pattern Link: Hemlock Tee Pattern (you will need to be a newsletter subscriber to get the pattern for free)

  1. The Brando Tee - Mood (UNISEX)

The Brando Tee by Mood is a versatile unisex t-shirt pattern that boasts a modern and slightly oversized fit. With chest measurements ranging from 34” to 56.25”, it's suitable for both men and women. The pattern offers short, 3/4, and long sleeve options, making it suitable for any season. The Brando Tee can be customized with various fabrics, from classic cotton jersey for a casual look to modal for a more luxurious feel.

Pattern Link: The Brando Tee Pattern

  1. Men’s T-Shirt - Grasser (MENS)

The Men's T-Shirt pattern by Grasser is a straightforward yet stylish t-shirt design for men. With chest measurements ranging from 34.7” to 44.1”, it provides a comfortable and flattering fit. The pattern offers three neckline options: regular crew neck, V-neck, and turtleneck, allowing you to create a variety of looks. Choose your favourite knit fabric and start sewing your ideal men's t-shirt today!

Pattern Link: Men's T-Shirt Pattern

  1. Ringer Tee - Brindle & Twig (KIDS)

Kids deserve stylish and comfortable t-shirts too! The Ringer Tee by Brindle & Twig is a fun and playful t-shirt pattern designed for kids from 0 months to 6 years. This pattern features a contrast ribbing detail on the neckline and sleeves, adding a cute touch to the classic tee design. Choose soft and stretchy knits in cheerful prints to make adorable t-shirts that your little ones will love to wear.

Pattern Link: Ringer Tee Pattern

  1. Anything But Basic Kid’s Tee - Do It Better Yourself Club (KIDS)

For older kids, the Anything But Basic Kid's Tee pattern by Do It Better Yourself Club is a trendy and stylish option. The pattern caters to children aged 18 months to 12 years and offers both short and long-sleeve options. It's a great pattern for customizing with different colours, prints, and fabric textures to suit your child's unique style.

Pattern Link: Anything But Basic Kid's Tee Pattern


With these six free sewing patterns, you'll have plenty of options to start making your own orange t-shirt.



  • To get the Hemlock Tee for free you need to subscribe to Grainline Studios newsletter. We’ve added a note to our blog post – thanks for pointing this out.

    The OSF Team
  • It appears that the Grainline Hemlock Tee is not free

    Judith Radford

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