From Season 16 of Project Run & Play, we are happy to bring you Kat of Sew Chibi Designs Umaru Shirt pattern seen in her Streak, Stroke, Stripe and Signature Style Challenges.
From basic to completely kawaii, the Umaru Shirt is a unisex t-shirt pattern featuring sizes from little toddler 12/18M all the way up to 16Y, long, short, and sleeveless options for all seasons, and a plethora of customizations (there are thousands of different ways to make it!)
MAIN AND CONTRAST FABRICS: Light to medium weight knit fabric with at least 40% stretch recovery: cotton or cotton blend jersey, knit interlock, sweater knit (see notes below*). Horns option may not be suitable for light-weight fabrics.
-COLLARS: Ribbing, jersey with at least 75% stretch recovery. If you are using a knit fabric with less stretch recovery, add about 1/2″-3/4″ (1-2cm) to the pattern piece. Do not use fabric with less than 25% stretch recovery.
*If you want to use a thicker fabric for a sweatshirt version, size up a size, but keep in mind the desired length you want.
For Shirt Construction:
・ ballpoint/stretch size 80 needle
“-3/4” wide elastic ( ̃1.5-2cm)
・ small amount of polyester batting for horns
・ featherweight/lightweight interfacing for ears and *fusible fleece for the horns・ a bodkin for pulling elastic or safety pin
For Face Templates:
・ freezer paper
・ fabric paints
・ craft sponge brushes or paint brushes
・ iron-on transfer paper for dark or light fabrics (alternative to painting).
・ craft knife (like Exact-o) for cutting out features
Girls and Boys 12M-16Y
Beginner to intermediate
Have you ever dreamed of a pattern for all seasons and all ages?!
Oh, and why not make it unisex too!? The Umaru shirt is a multi-faceted pattern to meet almost any of your t-shirt needs! I tried to get an exact number of how many different combinations could be created but when the numbers reached over 1000+ I surrendered to the maths. So let’s talk about those features, shall we?!
・basic short/long sleeve t-shirt or sleeveless tank
・special color-blocking short/long sleeve t-shirt or sleeveless tank with built-in hidden pockets
・single binding neckband or a not-so-common double neckband binding option for a crew neck look.
・lots of add-ons: sleeve ears, shoulder horns, skirt flounce with drawstring drop-waist, and 17 different paint-on face stencils in 3 sizes for endless mix-matching to make it perfect!
NOTE: This is a downloadable PDF pattern, NOT A PAPER PATTERN. Your pattern can be opened with Adobe Reader and will print on standard letter-size paper (8.5″ x 11″). There are 29 pages total in this document, including full-size computer-drafted pattern pieces.
Please note this pattern itself is covered by copyright and may not be shared. Each person who wishes to use this pattern should purchase their own copy of it.
Designer: Kat of Sew Chibi Designs