Studio Tunic Pattern


The Studio Tunic is a pinafore-style tunic that takes layering to a whole new level. This is a PDF sewing pattern, available to download immediately after purchase. (What is a PDF pattern?)


The Studio Tunic is a pinafore-style tunic that takes layering to a whole new level.

The utilitarian stitching makes for a durable, wear-everywhere answer to your art-teacher-vibe dreams. With roomy pockets for all the treasures and tools you need in the kitchen, studio, garden or hiking trail, you’ll be hands-free and ready for adventure.

The deeper neckline and low armholes make layering over all types of tops, in all seasons, a breeze. It’s easy to layer over jeans, leggings, dresses, and skirts with the easy A-line silhouette, and the hem falls to mid thigh.

The pattern includes the option of V-neck or a deep rounded neckline.

Can your pockets handle this?
Studio Tunic Croquis

This pattern is suitable for confident beginners.

If you want to improve your finishing and interfacing skills, we have an accompanying Learn to Sew course, Beyond Sewing Basics, which includes this pattern. The course is part of our Learn to Sew Your Clothes learning path.

The Studio Tunic pattern also includes projector files for those who have a sewing projector setup.

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

Community Makes

We love seeing your creative interpretations of the Studio Tunic. Join the sewists below by posting your makes using the hashtag #studiotunic

Your Measurements

Drafted for a height of 5’5” (165 cm) and a C-cup.

(The caramel linen sample in the photos above was customized by sizing down 2 sizes in the top and grading out to standard size at the hip. The other samples are a standard fit.)

High Bust28293031323334.53637.539.541.543.545.547.549.551.553.555.5
High Bust717476798184889195100105110116121126131136141

Finished Garment Measurements

Measurements taken with the garment on a flat surface. Size 22 and 24 finished measurements are taken on the 22-34 nest.

Waist Circumference*40414243444546.54849.551.553.557.2559.2561.2563.2565.2567.2569.25
Front Length**36.136.436.7537.137.437.73838.338.638.939.2540.74141.341.641.942.2542.6
Back Length**36.636.937.2537.637.938.238.538.839.139.439.7540.240.540.841.141.441.7542.1
Hem Circumference49.550.551.552.553.554.556.057.559.
Waist Circumference*101.6104.1106.7109.2111.8114.3118.1121.9125.7130.8135.9145.4150.5155.6160.7165.7170.8175.9
Front Length**91.892.693.394.194.995.796.597.398.198.999.7103.3104.1104.9105.7106.5107.3108.1
Back Length**93.093.894.695.496.297.097.898.699.4100.2101.0102.1102.9103.7104.5105.3106.0106.8
Hem Circumference125.7128.3130.8133.4135.9138.4142.2146.1149.9154.9160.0186.7191.8196.9201.9207.0212.1217.2

* measured 1” (2.5 cm) below the armhole

** from high point shoulder to hem

*** finished bust measurements are not included because the Studio Tunic is open at the sides and the fabric circumference doesn’t complete at the full bust level. The pattern instructions include more information in the “Fitting” section.

Fabric and materials recommendations

For the Studio Tunic, we recommend a mid-weight woven fabric. Some wonderful choices are mid-weight linen and chambray, cotton twill, Essex linen or light canvas, in solids or prints.

EWE Fibers has curated a wonderful collection of fabric and notions specifically for the Studio Tunic.

Meg is pictured wearing a caramel-colored Nomad linen twill. Ashley is wearing the amber color of that same Nomad linen twill. Meredith is shown wearing a purple Essex linen.

The drape or hand of the fabric will significantly impact the look and fit of the final garment – softer fabrics like washed linen will fall gently for a relaxed, garden vibe, and more sturdy fabrics like light canvas or twill will enhance the oversized, utility look and the A-line silhouette. (If you choose a heavier weight fabric, you might want to use a lighter fabric for your facings to reduce bulk.) More confident sewists might choose a viscose-linen blend for a really luxurious texture.

Fabric Requirements

Sizes 0-22Sizes 24-28Sizes 30-34
45″ (114 cm) wide fabric2.75 yd (2.5 m)3.1 yd (2.8 m)too narrow
54″ (137 cm) wide fabric2.2 yd (2 m)2.7 yd (2.4 m)2.7 yd (2.4 m)

Other Materials

0.75 yd (0.7 m) of lightweight fusible interfacing, either woven or non-woven. (An average width of interfacing is 20” (0.5 m).)

Fabric Type



Instructional video available, Maternity/Nursing-friendly, Companion course available



Size Range

0-20, 0-24, 26-34

Skill Level

Confident Beginner

Garment Type


We have a great blog and video tutorial about choosing a size and customizing your fit for the Studio Tunic.

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