The Strappy Cami – A Ladies Camisole Sewing Pattern

(27 customer reviews)

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  • A simple camisole sewing pattern
  • A wardrobe staple
  • Perfect for wearing on its own or under other garments
  • Suitable for maternity or regular wear
  • Two front options – flat or gathered
  • Two strap options – binding or fold over elastic
  • No zips or other fastenings
  • Suitable for stretch knit fabrics
  • Perfect for beginner sewistas
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorials with step-by-step instructions
  • Ladies XXS to 5XL sizing

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You’ve been busy at your sewing machine, whipping up all these magnificent blouses and dresses and now you NEED a cami for layering underneath, right? Well… no need to go rushing off to the store to try find one that matches your new sew AND fits perfectly. With this ladies camisole sewing pattern, we’ve got you covered. Literally!

But wait! There’s more… 😉

This iconic spaghetti strap top that has been designed for layering can also be worn on its own (with bottoms, of course 😉 – we think Stevie!), during all seasons of life (and weather). As an extra layer this cami provides both warmth and modesty. Sewistas can wear this cami under other clothing as a nursing coverup, as well as as a regular top (with no modifications), all the way through pregnancy and beyond. Certainly versatile!

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester galleries on our Facebook page here: Strappy Cami

Skill Level – Beginner

Sizes – Pattern includes ladies’ sizes XXS to 5XL. See the size chart in the gallery above.

Options – Two different style options – flat front and gathered. The gathered style is suitable for maternity wear and offers comfortable support for growing bumps. Two different strap styles – binding and fold over elastic.

Fabrics – Suitable for stretchy knit or jersey fabrics, however, best results are achieved with a minimum of 30% stretch and good recovery to maintain shape. See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required.

Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.

Reviews (27)

27 reviews for The Strappy Cami – A Ladies Camisole Sewing Pattern

  1. Kyra Delaney

    I love how quick this pattern is to sew. You can choose to use knit binding or fold over elastic for the top of the camisole and straps and either choice head great instructions.

  2. Becky Petty

    This cami is perfect for laying with all your other favorite RP patterns! It sews up super fast (seriously takes as long to print/assemble/cut as it does to sew!) The straps are a little fiddly if you haven’t done binding before but if you take it slow and follow the detailed instructions, you’ll have a beautifully finished cami in no time! <3

  3. Leanne Miller

    A cami with an option which is very hard to find. I do like that there is the gathered option which will suit many ladies. The longer line of the cami makes is lovely. Quick sew! I would definitely sew this again.

  4. Yulia Shikhova Korinnyi

    Very nice basic pattern. Super easy to follow instructions and love how even the basic pattern has fun options. Thanks Rebecca for one more amazing pattern.

  5. Sabrina Ropp

    This cami is quick and easy to make and great for layering! The optional elastic binding makes it even faster, and the ruched front option is a delightful option for hiding “mom gut” or showing off a baby bump.

  6. Alyssa Finn

    This is a great basic cami for layering or standalone! I love the gathered front option as it gives my layered outfits an appealing alternative to a smooth front (and helps hide my mum tum!). It’s well fitted and doesn’t sag so those gathers stay nice looking during wear.

  7. Kiran Grewal

    Camis are something I can’t do without, they’re a sleeping staple for me. The RP cami comes together in no time at all and the fit is amazing! LOVE 😍

  8. Keeley Jones

    I am so happy to have this pattern available! So many times I just need something basic to throw on under a sweater or thin top without being too bulky. After some custom fit adjustments, now I can made loads in every color and design imaginable!

  9. Anna Metcalf

    Such a basic staple for any wardrobe! A quick and easy sew, and hardly uses any fabric!

  10. Aretha Clark

    This is a great beginner pattern. Love the fathered front. Definitely a closet staple

  11. Beth Partian

    I really liked this pattern. I would really like to add a shelf bra option to the pattern as well.

  12. Nikki McCarty

    Love this pattern, it comes together so quickly and easily. As a plus size person, it’s wonderful to have a pattern that actually only uses 1 yard of fabric. I was buying my cami’s before this because I didn’t think it was worth it to make, but this changed my mind!

  13. Chris M Shapiro

    The Strappy Cami is a great addition to my wardrobe. It’s perfect for layering, or a sleep top or the perfect top for the hot and humid southern weather! The tutorial is well written with easy to understand instructions. There are two options, the straight or the rouched option. I found the fit to be spot on and I will be sewing up these in several different colors!

  14. Carina Seth

    The Strappy Cami is a super quick sew with a amazing end result. A perfect staple base garment to layer all of your amazing RP sews upon.

  15. Lim Boon Kuan

    Fast, easy and fun sew!

  16. Susan Anderson

    I love how easy this pattern was to sew up. The directions are so clear and helped me to add binding that looked beautiful! My husband couldn’t believe I had made my cami!

  17. Marie Biswell

    So easy to make, I honestly can’t believe how easy it was!

  18. Jackie Henderson

    This is a great little pattern! My girls love their new camisoles and they turned out super cute. As usual, Rebecca’s patterns are super clear and helpful!

  19. Kristin Rohde

    This cami pattern is so quick and easy! I used fold over elastic for the first time, which was a bit of a challenge, but I still completed this cami in about 30 minutes! I can’t wait to make more!

  20. Lisa Bond

    Loved this pattern, made 5 of them!! So practical for Summer or Winter dressy or casual. Whipped them up in no time at all!! Thanks for another great pattern

  21. Dani Arthur

    Such a fast sew! I finally perfected my twin needle and knit binding thanks to this pattern and have a gorgeous and comfortable new pyjama top!! (Worn with Pippa pants for pj bottoms!!)

  22. Elise Vanaman

    Such a cute final product! You can never have too many cami’s!

  23. Hannah Goulter

    This is a great easy maternity and breastfeeding friendly top, definitely a staple in the pregnancy wardrobe

  24. Emily Schimelfenyg

    An easy and relatively quick sew with beautiful results! I love the different options and the fact that it’s nursing and maternity friendly. It’s so nice to not have to hack a pattern for nursing access.

  25. Allison Tierney

    A very easy and flattering pattern! I love that it can be both a casual top and a nice dress.

  26. Leanne Miller

    The strappy cami is great for layering, alone for summer wear and paired with the Pippa pants they make a great PJ set.

  27. Kelly Stokes

    A great top to wear either on it’s own or under other garments. I played around and made a few using both the self binding and fold over elastic options. I had never used FOE before and this was a great introduction. Great for using those slightly bigger scraps as it doesn’t need a huge amount of fabric, specially if you use the elastic option.

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