Kabuki Tee pattern worn by model facing forward
Kabuki Tee pattern, model has hands on hips
Block Tee Pattern
Back view of Kabuki Tee Sewing pattern worn by model
Kabuki Tee sewing pattern close up
Kabuki tee pattern made in jesrsey
Block Tee Pattern
Block Tee Pattern
Block Tee Pattern
Block Tee Pattern
Block Tee Pattern

Block Tee Pattern

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£11.00 GBP
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£11.00 GBP
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Available in sizes 6 - 28

The Block Tee (Formerly named 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 square 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.

You will learn to make your own bias binding and apply it to the neckline. 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.

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.

The pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner.

Sizes 6 -28 are included in your purchase. 

For reference the main model pictured here is 5'5" with a 32" bust (the model with long straight hair) She is wearing a size 8. The second model is 5'9 with a 43" bust (short Afro hair) She is wearing a size 20.

Please click on the links below to open the Block Tee charts.

Body Measurement Chart

Fabric Consumption Chart

All files are in PDF format and have pdf layering enabled. 

Included in purchase is:

Size range 6 - 28

Print at home Pattern file for A4 or US Letter paper (23 pages)

A0 Copy shop Pattern (1 A0 Page)

US Copy shop Pattern (1 36" x 48" Page)

An instructional booklet which has construction steps to guide you in making your Tee and includes measurement charts and fabric consumption information (8 pages).

Digital patterns are PDF computer files (portable document files) delivered directly to your email account. They are formatted ready for you to print at home on either A4 or US letter paper. There is also a large format copyshop file included that you can take to your local printer or Copy shop if you want to avoid the at home assembly process.

Once you complete your payment for a digital pattern, you will automatically receive an email containing a link to download your pattern files as well as the instructional guide book which has construction steps and all other useful information you may need to make your own Paper Theory design.

You will need a PDF viewer to print this pattern. There are many different PDF viewers you can use, but we have always preferred Adobe Reader. If you do not have a PDF viewer already, you can download Adobe Reader for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/

Paper Theory’s sewing patterns are now available as physical paper patterns. They are printed onto premium 270gsm card which makes them luxurious and substantial to hold, but more importantly they will have longevity and not disintegrate with the wear and tear of use. The pattern is printed onto 60gsm paper and each style comes with a full step by step, instruction booklet printed onto 120gsm paper.

This pattern was made and printed in England on FSC certified card and paper by a printer who is registered with the Woodland Trust.

  • UK and Northern Ireland: £3.00 delivery takes 2—3 working days.
  • Europe and Republic of Ireland: £6.50 delivery takes 5—10 working days.
  • North America and Canada: £12.50 for 1 pattern, £18.50 for 2 or more patterns. Delivery takes 12—15 working days.
  • Australia, New Zealand / Rest of world: £15.00 for 1 pattern £21.00 for 2 patterns or more. Delivery takes 15—20 working days.

If your country has import taxes, customs charges, or border fees, these are the responsibility of the customer to pay.

More info here.