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Briar Variation: How to make a straight hem Briar T-shirt

People often ask me how to alter the Briar pattern to look more like a regular tee, a straight hem Briar – well guess what. IT IS SO EASY!

I’ve made myself two straight hem Briar crop tops this summer, but the exact same pattern alteration is required for a standard length T-shirt.

Here’s what you do:

For the cropped top version redraw the hemline as shown. You can now either leave the edges raw (as I did) or you can turn under 1/2″ and topstitch using either a zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine or a serger/overlocker

For the t-shirt version, redraw the hemline as shown. You can now either leave the edges raw (as I did for my crop tops) or you can turn under 1/2″ and topstitch using either a zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine or a serger/overlocker

That’s literally it! How easy is that?!


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About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Kieran
Kieran
7 years ago

Why have you chosen to redraw the hem lower than the CF is already? I have the briar pattern and was thinking of hacking it into a straight hem, but I was just going to use the CF length as the new length all around?

Kieran
Kieran
7 years ago

Thanks!