Raglan patterns for babies and kids
See Kate Sew Free Baby Raglan
I think making raglan tees for babies is a fabulous idea. All those tiny cute colorblocking opportunities! And what a great way to use up bittie knits scraps. This free raglan pattern from See Kate Sew would make for great baby shower gifts too.
|See Kate Sew||Free Baby Raglan|
|Price:||free, with newsletter signup|
|Good for:||adorable babies|
Kwik Sew K0251
Raglans are a pretty universal style, and this Kwik Sew pattern gives lots of options that boys and girls will love. That there’s a bonus pj pants in this pattern makes it a nice option for winter pjs.
|Size:||kids xxs-l (chest=22-31″)|
|Price:||11.99, but watch pattern sales|
hem: curved or straight
extras: kangaroo pocket, hood and pj pants
|Good for:||girls and boys|
Hey June Handmade Camden Raglan
I chose Hey June’s Camden raglan because it’s for juniors girls. It’s not always easy to find patterns for girls in that bigger than a little girl but not quite a woman size range. So many cool add-ons that’ll appeal to the tween crowd. I’m seriously loving the idea of the sleeve stripes.
|Hey June Handmade||Camden Raglan|
|Size:||Girls size 6-16|
sleeves: 3 lengths
hem: curved or banded
extras: hood, kangaroo pocket,
optional sleeve stripes
|Good for:||Junior girls|
|Pattern Format:||PDF and copy shop|
Raglan t-shirt patterns for boys and men
Jalie is often a favorite pick of mine when I’m sewing for my family. It’s pretty hard not to love that you get sizes for nearly everyone in one slim paper format pattern. There’s not as many features on this one as you see on a lot of the girls and women’s patterns. Still, with the cool fit and colorblocking options that raglan patterns are perfect for, you won’t be disappointed.
I have a stack of fabric waiting to become Nico tees for my boys! Here’s the details for this pattern.
|Jalie Patterns||Nico Raglan|
|Size:||boys 2-men’s 50 (chest =22″-50″)|
|Price (in Canadian $):||Paper+PDF: $17.96 |
|Features:||sleeves: short, 3/4, full sleeve|
hem: straight or curved
|Good for:||boys and men|
|Pattern Format:||Paper or PDF|
So short and sweet, but this collection of raglan tee patterns will give you some options the next time you want to sew up a raglan. For starters, check out how to sew your own raglan tee. And here’s a simple but fun twist on a DIY sleeveless raglan tee.
So back to you: What raglan tee is your go-to pattern?
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Elizabeth Farr is the writer behind the Elizabeth Made This blog where she shares helpful sewing tips, step by step sewing tutorials and videos to help you explore your creativity through sewing. She has written sewing Eguides and patterns, been a featured teacher at Rebecca Page’s Sewing Summit and Jennifer Maker’s Holiday Maker Fest and her work has appeared in Seamwork and Altered Couture magazines. She also created a line of refashioned garments for SEWN Denver. When her sewing machine isn’t humming, she’s playing and teaching violin, and hanging around a good strategic board game with her husband and 4 kids.
6 thoughts on “Raglan Tee Patterns for everyone”
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What If I don’t want a band around the neck, can I just fold it over?
If by fold it over you mean just fold over the seam allowance and stitch I would not recommend it. That leads to a not nice looking finish and it’s very difficult to press a seam allowance back evenly around a neckline and you run the risk of stretching out the neckline. If by folding it over you mean fold the neck binding to the inside of the garment so that you can’t see it from the right side, yes, that’s a good option. Just follow the steps as they are for the binding, but press the binding towards the inside and topstitch the edge down from the right side either with a narrow zigzag, twin needle or a coverstitch.
I definitely want to try making my own raglan since I have one that fits really well, and it would make a great ‘pattern’. This is not something I would have tried before reading your tutorial, but now it seems so possible! And I love that I can keep making them once I have my pattern. Big bonus! Thank you for sharing this with us.
Go for it! You can totally handle it!