Amanda tie shoulder top – Free PDF sewing pattern

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This simple yet lovely design is inspired
by a design found on Emerson
Fry website
. I love how elegant, chic and lovely it is – but I don’t love
its price! $178 for it? I’m going to make my own!

This simple top can be mixed easily with
jeans, shorts and skirts for a day out in the sun, or for when you want to be a
bit playful at home. I know many of us are still under “stay at home” order, so
entertaining yourself with a nice piece of clothing may keep your mood up quite
a lot!

The Amanda tie neck top is created in 10
sizes from XXS to 5XL, which means even if you are skinny or chubby, you can
find one that fits you best!

The pattern is made using layered PDF,
please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your
paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and
printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size
you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for
the instruction here.

You can print this using your home
printer and A4/Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be
able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always
print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing
at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink
and waste of paper, save the earth!

Some PC may print smaller than actual
size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but
my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the
right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to
size, if not, scale up a bit.


The Amanda top is so simple you can sew
it with very limited skills! So start your project now!

You will need

  • Fabric of your
  • Scissors, pencil or
    fabric marker, ruler, pins
  • Sewing machine or
    needle and thread

What fabric can be used for this project?
Although it depends on your choice, I recommend using woven fabric. Opt for
soft flowy fabric for a romantic look, solid color or fun prints, each will
create a unique style.

How much fabric do you need for this piece
of garment? You may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It
will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric
you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out
at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or
35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to
account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut
on the fold.

Cutting instruction:

After printing out and taping all the
pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this image:

You will see that there are 2 sets of
lines on each pattern size. The inner lines are sewing line (and you sew along
these lines), and the outer lines are cutting lines (you cut the fabric along
these lines, remember the folding lines where you have to fold the fabric
before cutting). The distance between sewing line and cutting line is seam
allowance, and it varies from point to point. For example, the side seam
allowance is about 1/2 inch (1.2cm), and seam allowance at hemline is 1 inch
(2.5cm). This is the reason why I do not remove the sewing lines from the
pattern. Please use it as a guide to know how much seam allowance you need to
give at each seam.

Fabric will be cut into following pieces:

  • Front – 1 pc on
  • Back – 1 pc on fold
  • Front facing – 1 pc
    on fold
  • Back facing – 1 pc
    on fold

Make sure to mark all notches and other
design features such as pleats etc. from the pattern piece onto your fabric.
When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.

Sewing instruction:

1. Fold and sew the bust darts.

2. Serge the fabric to prevent fraying.
If you use non fraying fabric (like fleece or knitted fabric), you can skip
this step.

3. Place Front and Front Facing pieces
right side facing each other, pin all the way from one armhole to the neckline
to the other armhole.

4. Sew the Front and Front Facing
together along the pinned curves. Trim and clip the seam allowance to get
smoother curves. Turn the fabric inside out, iron flat.

5. Repeat this step with the Back and
Back Facing pieces.

6. Place Front and Back right side
facing. Put the seam allowance of the facing pieces toward the Facing piece.
Pin and sew from the hem of the garment toward the armhole and the facing.
Repeat with the other side.

7. Hem the garment. Iron it.

Easy, right? Now put it on and tie the
shoulder into a knot. You can adjust the tie to your liking (maybe for a deeper
sexier neckline!).

And here is the download link:


Happy sewing!


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