Thread Theory Men’s Woodley Tee

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Buy the Men’s Woodley Tee sewing pattern from Thread Theory. A classic relaxed fit t-shirt sewing pattern to fill your wardrobe with comfortable basics. This pattern is meticulously drafted to include a nicely fitted neckband, perfectly shaped armscye, and a long enough body to tuck in or leave untucked as desired. The sleeves are roomy enough to move unrestricted but are by no means baggy. Choose between short or long sleeves (finished with cuffs). Sew from one colour or use the colour blocked pieces. Add or leave off the chest pocket.

A matching women’s version is available here.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: 

Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 20% stretch.

Easier to sew: More stable knits such as thick t-shirt knits. Interlock or french terry are good examples of stable knits. Cotton blends with 6% or less spandex content are generally easiest to sew.

More challenging to sew: Very stretchy or thin knits that are prone to curling at their edges. They will still make excellent t-shirts but will be more challenging to sew. Bamboo, cotton or hemp jersey blends, tissue-weight knits, ribbed knits, or athletic materials with a large spandex content are good examples of very stretchy or thin knits.

Colour block design idea: Use a contrast knit for the front and back top pieces. Consider purchasing two coordinating colours of thread for hemming and topstitching.

Fabric requirements: 

Variation 1 Long Sleeves – solid colour: 132 cm (52″) wide fabric: 2.5 – 2.6 m (2.75 – 2.89 yd) // 172 cm (68″) wide fabric: 1.8 – 2.2 m (2 – 2.38 yd).

Variation 2 Short Sleeves – colour block: 132 cm (52″) wide main fabric: 1.3 – 1.6 m (1.5 – 1.75 yd) // 172 cm (68″) wide main fabric: 1.3 – 1.6 m (1.5 – 1.75 yd) // Contrast fabric (either width): 0.4 – 0.9 m (0.5 – 1 yd).

Optional ribbing: 0.45 m (0.5 yd).

Use ribbing for the neckband and cuff to make a more rugged and comfortable t-shirt. Ribbing will stretch more readily over the head and will create cuffs that can be pulled up the arm when the wearer is too hot. If you can’t find a coordinating ribbing, that’s no problem! The fabric requirements allow for enough fabric to cut the neckband and cuff out of self fabric.

Sizing: Men’s XS – 5XL. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Coordinating thread; stretch or ball point needle; optional twin needle for hems; optional 0.9 m (1 yd) of twill tape for shoulder binding; optional 0.45 m (1/2 yd) ribbing for neckband and sleeve cuff pieces; optional fusible tape or fabric glue.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (46 pages); 36″ wide roll feed copy shop pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: Yes.

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Additional information



Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

46 Pages

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