Kabuki Tee PDF

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Buy the Kabuki Tee sewing pattern from Paper theory Patterns. The Kabuki Tee is a modern, oversized t-shirt, designed to look relaxed and feel easy to wear in a woven fabric without restricting movement. The body is much wider than a regular t-shirt and the sleeves are longer than normal, sitting just above the elbow, with the angular kimono armholes being its hallmark feature. The neckline has a hidden binding to complement its minimalist design and the hem turn ups are extra deep to emphasise its boxy silhouette.

Suggested fabrics: The pattern was designed with a woven fabric like Linen or Cotton in mind, and it would work equally well in something light and drapey like a Crepe de Chine or Silk.

Fabric requirements: 115cm wide fabric – 1.8m // 150cm wide fabric 0.9m – 1.1m.

Sizing: UK 8-20. Please see the size chart.

Ability Level: Advanced Beginner. The armholes are square and sewing right angles may be a new technique for some beginner sewists – however there is a video on the Paper Theory blog to guide those who are unfamiliar with this technique.

This sewing pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available to download immediately after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Print at home PDF Pattern file (19 pages), A0 Copy shop PDF file (1 page), Instructional guide book (8 pages).

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Pattern format


PDF Printing

19 pages

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    5 out of 5 Stripy Kabuki Tee


    I’ve made the Kabuki twice. One in a French Terry knit and the other one in a wax print fabric. I love this pattern so much. Simple, quick to sew and most importantly it lets your fabric do all the talking. Case in point: in this striped knit tee, I played with the stripe direction and created a chevron that meets at the armhole square angle. Tara has a photo and video tutorial on how to sew right angles.
    I’m normally a size 10 but I cut an 8 since the sizing is very generous.

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      Love it.

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