Franklin t-shirt

Franklin t-shirt sewing pattern in US sizes 4×0-18


A timeless wardrobe staple, the Franklin T-shirt has a relaxed fit featuring a prominent long seam at center back, short sleeves and classic crewneck. Entirely unembellished, except for a subtle back seam detail, this multitasking piece will become a foundation for countless off-duty and smart-casual curations.

Sample shown is made from medium weight linen knit. Make the most luxurious T-shirt in your collection using high quality cotton, linen or silk knits. Model is 5’6″ and falls between sizes 4 and 6, measuring 35″ Bust (34DD-32E)/27″ Waist/38″ Hip, wearing straight size 4.

Suggested Fabrics: to maintain the fluidity of this T-shirt, use medium to light weight knits in cotton, linen, silk, wool, rayon and various blends of natural and synthetic fibers with about 20-30% cross grain stretch. 2-way stretch knits are preferred, but not required. Very stretchy knits are not recommended (above 40-50%). You can use ribbing for a neckband in place of self fabric.

Estimated yardage:

Sizes 4×0 to 12 on 45”/114cm wide fabric: 38”/ 97cm.

Sizes 4×0 to 18 on 54”/137cm wide fabric: 40”/102cm.

Notions and recommended tools:

Thread: samples shown used Gutermann Mara 120

Additionally recommended but not required: wooly nylon to be used in the bobbin or Mettler Seraflex thread for straight stitching operations around the neckline

Overlock to clean seam allowances on sleeves and neckline

Cover stitch or double needle for hems

Ball point machine needles suitable for knit fabric (samples were put together with light ball point #12)

Sharp fabric scissors or rotary cutter

Hard paper strip template or hot ruler for pressing

Ironing equipment

What’s included

– Layered PDF Pattern, available in 3 print sizes: print-at-home US letter/A4, and 2 large formats in US Copyshop and A0.

– Printing pattern layout

– Visual help on using a layered function in Adobe PDF

– Pattern measurement chart

– Markers (fabric layout) and estimated fabric yardage

– Cutter’s Must and order of operations

– Detailed step-by-step instructions

Download instructions: Once you have purchased the pattern, your files will be available to download right away. You will also receive an email with a download link. You may download the files up to three times before your link expires. 

Strictly no refunds or exchanges. 

Legal disclaimer: This pattern and included instructions are copyrighted by Pattern Line Inc.,  and intended for personal use only. If you are a brand or a person who would like to use it commercially, please contact us for approval.