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Free pattern for the “Birthe” T-shirt (April only)

Classic styles are not boring, and minimal does not necessarily mean eliminating all decorative details. This is demonstrated by the “Birthe” T-shirt, for which you can find a free pattern in this post. 

The “Birthe” T-shirt comes from our magazine “inspiration”. We are offering you the step-by-step instructions showing you how to sew the T-shirt and the pattern as part of the series of free monthly downloads from “inspiration”.

However, you’ll have to be quick again because the free download is only available until the end of April 2021. You can find the link for the pattern below in the post. 

Missed the free download?

Are you too late, but really want to sew the T-shirt? You can find the pattern in our online shop:

Sewing the “Birthe” T-shirt

Sunshine, clouds, rain. The “Birthe” T-shirt is just the thing when the weather turns a little crazy in April.

Made of slightly bulkier winter jersey fabric and with a straight neckline, the T-shirt is particularly cozy. The synthetic leather inserts and understated fake pocket give it a certain flair, while the embroidery with metallic thread adds a touch of elegance.

Our tip for what to wear it with: the “Sarah” skirt from the same issue of inspiration. Pleated skirts are very comfortable and the slightly stretchy material used here further accentuates this effect.

Issue 03/2020 of inspiration

The pattern and sewing instructions for the “Birthe” T-shirt appeared in the autumn/winter 2020 issue of “inspiration”. The magazine contains many more patterns and instructions for fashion and home accessories.

The 03/2020 issue is available as a single issue in the inspiration online shop at the following link:

In addition to the handbag, the long blue coat and the spotted dress, the issue also contains many other great sewing projects, including various upcycling projects made from old jeans.

Download the “Birthe” T-shirt sewing pattern (April 2021 only)

The pattern is available in sizes 36 to 48.

To sew the T-shirt, you can download the free pattern for the “Birthe” T-shirt for free from the following link:

The link takes you to the BERNINA website. The pattern and sewing instructions are available to download free of charge during the month of April after you register for the BERNINA inspiration newsletter. 

Unzip the zip file containing the pattern

After downloading, you will have a zip file. In the extracted folder you will find:

  • Sewing instructions with information on materials, cutting out and sewing
  • A pattern in A4 format. You can print this out on your regular printer at home and stick the sheets together. Make sure you print out the pattern using the “original size” setting. Check the test square to make sure the pattern has been printed out in the correct size.

Please note that clicking the download button will automatically download the zip file to your computer. You will have to unzip it to access the PDF pattern. In Windows, you do this by right clicking on the file and clicking on the menu item “Extract all”. On a Mac, you can unzip zip files by double clicking the left mouse button.

Downloaded files are generally automatically put into the downloads folder, but this depends on the operating system, the device used and your local settings. If you download the file on your smartphone and cannot find the file or cannot unzip it, please try using a desktop computer.

Missed the download?

Do you want to sew the T-shirt, but missed the download for the pattern? No problem! You can order the magazine as a single issue (including the printed pattern) from the shop and have it delivered to your home. Simply click on the following link:

We hope you have fun and good luck with your sewing!

Best wishes,

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  • N Anderson EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    I’ve tried several times on both my phone and my computer to download this pattern but each time it goes to “looking for this page” in German. What am I doing wrong?

      • Norma Anderson EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

        Thank you for your reply both here and by email. It’s all sorted now ?

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