Women’s Curvy The Strappy Cami
*This listing for the Strappy Cami includes the same pattern files as this one (both include pattern pieces in Women’s AND Women’s Curvy sizing). If you have previously purchased this pattern in our original Women’s sizing, you do not need to buy it again. You will already have access to the expanded size range in My Downloads in your My Account area.
This simple camisole sewing pattern is a wardrobe staple that is perfect for wearing under other garments or on its own. There are two front options, two strap options, and no zips or other fastenings. It is also maternity friendly.
Instant download digital sewing pattern. Includes Women’s sizes 1-10 & Women’s Curvy sizes 6C-15C.
- Optional flat, and gathered front
- Optional binding, and fold over elastic straps
- Beginner friendly
- No fastenings
- Packed with pro tips and expert advice
- Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
- Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
- Instant-download digital sewing pattern
Fabric - Your fabric needs to be a stretch/knit fabric. It can be any weight: however, best results and fit will be achieved with a medium weight fabric such as jersey, double brushed poly, cotton lycra, and french terry.
Both 4-way and 2-way stretch fabrics will work. For 2-way stretch fabrics, take care to place pattern pieces as indicated for the grainline so the stretch is going the correct direction. Your fabric will also need at least 40% stretch to get the fit as designed. The stretch recovery of your fabric is just as important as the stretch percentage. This will ensure your top maintains its shape and fit for as long as possible and not become baggy.
If you are planning to nurse in the cami, we would recommend a 4-way stretch fabric for comfortable nursing access (note a specific nursing access is not included in the pattern, however, the cami can be used on its own or under other tops and the top section pulled down for nursing).
You will also need:
- OPTIONAL - You can either bind the cami with the same fabric you use for your top using the pattern pieces or measurements included, or you can used fold over elastic (FOE) for binding. If you wish to use FOE, you will need 2-3 yards.
- Thread to match
- Sewing machine
- Pins or clips
- Tape measure or ruler
- Serger/Overlocker is optional but not required
Open this in UX Builder to add and edit contentA serger or overlocker is optional but not required.
How do PDF/ digital patterns work? Simply download, print, and sew. You’ll need a free Adobe Acrobat reader program and any home printer (or a nearby copy shop for A0 printing). Once you’ve printed the pieces, tape or glue them together. You’ll find an easy-to-follow how-to guide inside the pattern instructions, plus support in our Facebook group.
The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. 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/ need.
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“The Strappy Cami is a super quick sew with an amazing end result.”