The men’s shirt pattern free is for a classic shirt. It has a collar and full-length button opening at the front. Button down shirts are timeless and versatile. You can get a formal or casual look depending in your style and how you wear them; you can also use details and contrasting fabrics to achieve a modern look.
The fabric used for button down shirts is usually cotton and in fabric stores you might find a “shirting” section with fabrics suitable for shirts. But don’t limit yourself to the traditional fabrics, be creative in your fabric selection and you can achieve great results. Below are some examples in how to add interest to your button down shirts.
Color blocking makes the shirts look more casual and modern. The contrasting fabric can be used in the collar, cuffs, and button band. The options are unlimited!
Piping, or a leather trim add interest and personality!
Go grain ribbon on the button band or the collar will be a simple and nice detail.
Play with the buttons placement, buttonhole direction (diagonal buttonholes look great) or use snaps.
The Men’s Free Shirt pattern is from the Indian website Style2Designer and can be modified to achieve many different looks.
The free pattern is available in size Medium and can be printed on a regular printer. It is a large pattern, there are 48 pages to print.
There are also a few FREE sewing patterns for Women’s Button Down Shirts!
If you are a beginner and need step by step instructions in how to sew a button down shirt I highly recommend this Crafsy Class by Janet Pray. Janet Pray teaches sewing industry techniques for fast and efficient sewing. In this case her techniques will allow you to sew a button down shirt with no pins and under 3 hours! even the sleeve is set accurately with no pins. I enjoyed this class very much.
The class includes a Islander Sewing Systems Men’s Button Down Shirt (they also have the women’s version available in their website)
All the pictures from this post are from Pinterest. I invite you to visit my Men’s Shirts Pinterest board, you might find your inspiration there: