Joy Split Hem Tee | Adult Sizes S0c-L0c | Beginner Level Sewing Pattern



The Joy Split Hem Tee is a looser fitting tee that has a fun split hem which you can leave untied or tie it up for a trendy look. 

This PDF Sewing Pattern is sew much more than just your basic t-shirt pattern. It's an oversized t-shirt pattern with a fun side tie.

This PDF Sewing Pattern includes detailed sewing instruction and is perfect for the adventurous beginner sewist. 

This simple tee pattern requires knit fabric and a sewing machine. You don't have to have a serger but a sewing machine is a required tool. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a digital product, not a finished garment, and cannot be returned/refunded.  This is a beginner level PDF sewing pattern for knit fabrics.

What you get:

A zipped file containing all the files for this pattern (a zipped file is simply a collection of files, think about it like this: 1 folder containing 5 files.)

To unzip your file:

  • Windows 10 you'll < right click the file and select "extract all" < select the location your files should extract to (desktop is a great location) < then select "extract".
  • MacOS Catalina: Click on the zipped file and it will open, revealing all the files.
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Instruction File

  • Vivid, clear and high quality picture tutorial depicting each step.
  • Easy to understand language and definitions.
  • Video tutorials for sewing and pattern page assembly.
  • Finished Measurement Chart
  • Interactive Navigation Tabs (Adobe Reader required)
  • Full Bust Adjustment Tutorial 
  • Lengthening/shortening Adjustment Tutorial

A0 paper size pattern pieces

  • Pattern pieces that you print at a store.
  • Layers Feature

Trimless (no cut) Letter and A4 size pattern pieces

  • Pattern pieces that you print at home.
  • Pages do not need to be trimmed to assemble.
  • Layers Feature 
  • US Letter and A4 paper compatible

Trim Letter and A4 size pattern pieces

  • Pattern pieces that you print at home.
  • Page require trimming to assemble.
  • Layers Feature 
  • US Letter and A4 paper compatible

Optimized Projector File

  • Layers Feature 
  • 1" grid layer for calibration. 
  • 4 cm grid layer for calibration.
  • Big and bold readable text.
  • Large margins for easy scrolling.

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    Skill Level:

    Confident Beginner - Able to sew a stretch and straight stitch with a sewing machine.

    Variations & Sizes:


    High Neckline or Low Neckline

    Half or Long Sleeves

    Striped Sleeves or Non-Striped


    S0c-L0c (see size chart for more details)

    (S=small, M=medium, L=large)(C=contour body frame)

    body measurement chart for contour body frames

    Sew Time: 

    1-2 hours

    Tools & Materials:

    Required Tools & Materials:

    Adobe Reader for Desktop + Printer + Paper + Tape or Projector or access to a store that can print A0 

    Fabric Chalk/Marker or other method to mark the fabric

    Tape Measure 

    Sewing Machine  + Stretch Needles + Thread

    Pins or Clips

    Scissors or Rotary Wheel with Cutting Mat


    Recommended Fabric and Fiber Content:

    Fabric pieces except neckband: Light to Medium Weight Knit Fabric with a soft drape*. 2 or 4-way stretch**, 35% stretch across grain.

    Types: Interlock Jersey, Single Jersey (aka CL), Rib Knit, Waffle Knit, French Terry

    Fiber Content: Any as long as the stretch requirements are met

    Neckband: 4-way cotton/spandex rib knit for the best results

    *Avoid fabrics that are stiff and do not have a soft drape unless you like a boxy fit.

    **Use caution when selecting a 4-way stretch fabric as this kind of fabric may stretch length-wise creating a longer shirt. Avoid fabrics that are super stretchy along the grain line. 

    yardage chart for the side split hem tee

    Optional Tools & Materials:

    Coverstitch Machine

    Serger (overlock) Machine

    Terms of Use:

    Files are locked. You are not purchasing editable files.

    File sharing of the PDF pattern, including the instruction and pattern pieces, is prohibited. However, it's totally fine to sell what you've made using this pattern. Just remember no file sharing. 

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