Bedrock Tee Pattern


Fitted in the places you like, loose in the places you prefer a little extra room, Bedrock will be your new favorite tee. With two silhouettes, as well as tank, short sleeve, and long sleeve options, Bedrock is a quick sew and builds a strong foundation for your wardrobe.

This is a PDF sewing pattern, available to download immediately after purchase. (What is a PDF pattern?)


Far from a basic tee, the Bedrock is a closet staple with tons of options. The instructions are full of tips for sewing with knits, so if you’re ready to begin making THE foundational pieces in your wardrobe, the Bedrock Tee sewing pattern is a great place to start.
View A is a casual, semi-fitted tee with three sleeve options and a hemline that sits neatly below the waist.
Line drawing of View A of the Bedrock Tee sewing pattern.
Line drawing of View B of the Bedrock Tee sewing pattern.
View B is a softly folding boxy tee with a dropped shoulder, loose fit, and slightly curved hemline.

This is a PDF sewing pattern, available to download immediately after purchase. (What is a PDF pattern?)

The Bedrock Tee sewing pattern includes pattern piece PDFs for printing at home or a print shop, in sizes 0-34. The print-at-home files can be printed on letter- or A4-size paper. The print-shop files can be printed on A0- or A1-size paper, easily available at almost all print shops.

The Bedrock Tee sewing pattern also includes a specialized projector file for those who have a sewing projector setup.

Community Makes


We love seeing your creative interpretations of the Bedrock Tee. Join the sewists below by posting your makes to social media using the hashtag #bedrocktee


Your Measurements (Sizing Chart)

A more detailed sizing chart is included in the instructions.

Drafted for a height of 5’5” (165 cm).

In our photos, Meg wears a size 10, Sudi-Laura wears a size 22 (view A, lengthened by 2″ (5 cm)) and Meredith wears a size 4.


View A Finished Measurements

Hem Circumference31.532.533.534.535.536.53839.641.
Shirt Frt Length *20.420.7521.121.421.72222.322.622.923.2523.623.924.225.625.926.226.526.9
Sleeve length, Short4.955.15.255.45 1/
Sleeve length, long22.422.522.622.7522.92323.123.2523.423.523.623.7523.92424.124.2524.424.5

*high point shoulder to hem

Hem Circumference8082.58587.59092.596.5100.5104.5109.5114.5119.5125130135.5140.5145.5150.5
Shirt Frt Length*5252.553.554.5555656.557.558.5596060.561.5656666.567.568
Sleeve length, Short12.512.51313.513.51414.51515.51616.517.51819.520.52121.522
Sleeve length, long575757.5585858.558.55959.559.56060.560.56161.561.56262

View B Finished Measurements

Hem Circumference37.438.439.440.441.442.443.945.547495153555759616365
Shirt Frt Length*19.219.519.820.120.420.7521.121.421.72222.322.622.923.123.423.72424.4
Sleeve length, Short333333333333333333
Sleeve length, long17.417.517.617.7517.91818.118.2518.418.518.618.818.919.119.2319.419.4819.6

*high point shoulder to hem

Hem Circumference9597.5100102.5105107.5111.5115.5119.5124.5129.5134.5139.5145150155160165
Shirt Frt Length*48.549.550.5515252.553.554.5555656.557.558.558.559.560.56162
Sleeve length, Short7.
Sleeve length, long4444.5454545.545.54646.546.54747.547.54848.5494949.550

Fabric requirements

All yardage is based on 58” (147 cm) wide knit fabric.

VIEW ASleevelessShort SleeveLong Sleeve
Sizes 0-260.9 yd (0.9 m)1.2 yd (1.1 m)1.6 yd (1.5 m)
Sizes 28-341.75 yd (1.6 m)1.75 yd (1.6 m)1.75 yd (1.6 m)
VIEW BSleevelessShort SleeveLong Sleeve
Sizes 0-201 yd (0.9 m)1.2 yd (1.1 m)1.5 yd (1.4 m)
Sizes 22-341.75 yd (1.6 m)1.75 yd (1.6 m)1.75 yd (1.6 m)

Fabric and materials recommendations

For specific fabrics, you can shop EWE Fine Fiber’s curated fabrics for the Bedrock Tee pattern.

Meg’s bedrock tees are sewn in a knit jersey slub from ISeeFabrics. Meredith’s short-sleeved tees are made with Hudson Tencel jersey from EWE Fine Fibers, and the long-sleeved one is in cotton jersey. Sudi-Laura’s are in a cotton knit.

The Bedrock Tee is intended for fabric with 40% stretch and quick recovery. For a flowy fit, choose a knit fabric with rayon or bamboo content in addition to spandex. For a more structured fit, look for a mid-weight knit fabric with at least 40% stretch and good recovery such as cotton jersey. 

Other Materials

  • Clear elastic or knit stay tape for shoulder seams (optional)
  • Coordinating thread

Bedrock Tee Pattern Resources

The Sew Liberated blog has tips about fitting your Bedrock Tee with bust adjustments and shoulder adjustments. We also have a post all about finishing techniques for knits.

Feel nervous about sewing with knit fabrics? Our online course, Learn to Sew with Knits, will give you the confidence you need to sew the Bedrock Tee, or any pattern that calls for knits – no serger needed! You’ll be surprised how quick and easy it is to sew with cozy knit fabrics.

You can get your pattern pieces printed and find a curated collection of fabrics and notions from our friends at EWE Fine Fibers.

Fabric Type




Size Range

0-20, 0-24, 26-34

Skill Level

Beginner, Confident Beginner

Garment Type

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