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Free sewing pattern for the “Maike” Shirt (May only)

This months free pattern has a sporty & elegant touch and is perfect for everyday life, in the office or leisure time. Today we want to sew the shirt “Maike” from our magazine “inspiration” with you:

Model wearing a skyblue tshirt with sleeves reaching the hight of her ellbows, with a silver stripe fom ellbow to shoulder. The Shirt also has a black cord around the neck. The shirt is tucked in a beige skirt.

You can download the pattern for free until May 31, 2022 in the paragraph “Download the free sewing pattern for the “Maike” shirt (May only)”. As always, you’ll have to be quick because each pattern is only available for free download in the month stated. You can also find a sewing tutorial for the “Maike” shirt in Carolyn’s article here: https://blog.bernina.com/en/2022/05/may-2022-shirt/


Missed the free download?

Are you too late, but you still really want to sew the shirt? You can buy the pattern in the “inspiration” online shop at the following link:

www.bernina.com/shirt-maike


Sewing the dress “Maike”

We used a bamboo viscose jersey for this shirt, since it has a silky smooth touch, can absorb more moisture then cotton, is easy to clean and crease-free. Sewing the raglan sleeves with silver stripe is a piece of cake with this cut !

Model wearing a skyblue tshirt with sleeves reaching the hight of her ellbows, with a silver stripe fom ellbow to shoulder. The Shirt also has a black cord around the neck.

The eyelets and cord are additional sporty details and complete the athletic look.

Model wearing a skyblue tshirt with sleeves reaching the hight of her ellbows, with a silver stripe fom ellbow to shoulder. The Shirt also has a black cord around the neck.

Our author Carolyn chose jersey crepe fabric to recreate the “Maike” shirt for herself, and she is already planning on making a second one with a patterned jersey. You can find her step-by-step tutorial with additional tips and tricks here: https://blog.bernina.com/en/2022/05/may-2022-shirt/

Carolyn wearing the shirt Maike

A look into the Magazine

The pattern and sewing instructions for the “Maike” shirt appeared in the summer issue 2020 of “inspiration”. Be it a top, a dress or a bikini: batik patterns are indispensable in summer. If you find these designs too fancy, but still don’t want to do without a patterned piece, you can opt for stripes – the choice is huge.
Floating, wide maxi dresses; this new trend promises a large portion of summer feeling, femininity and comfort, in addition to which the figure is wonderfully embraced. Whether dress or skirt, neither quite long nor midi, but somewhere in between – that is the new trend length. No matter if you want to show your legs or not: there is the right length for every taste.

Cover inspiration Magazin 02-2020

Issue 2/2020 is available as a single issue in the inspiration online shop at the following link:

www.bernina.com/inspiration-2-20

You can buy the patterns and magazine online or have them conveniently delivered to your home. 

Download the free sewing pattern for the “Maike” shirt (May only)

You can download the free sewing pattern for the “Maike” shirt at the following link: 

www.bernina.com/inspiration-freebie

The link takes you to the BERNINA website. The pattern is available for free download during the month of May once you register for the BERNINA inspiration newsletter. 

White drawing on blue background of the "Maike" Shirt. Front and back view

Model wearing a skyblue tshirt with sleeves reaching the hight of her ellbows, with a silver stripe fom ellbow to shoulder. The Shirt also has a black cord around the neck. The shirt is tucked in a beige skirt called "Malu".

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.

Do you want to sew the shirt, but missed the download?

Would you like to sew the shirt, but May 2022 is already over? 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:

www.bernina.com/inspiration-2-20

We wish you lots of fun and success with your sewing!

Best wishes,
Ramona

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  • Nancy Edmondson

    Its May 18th and I cannot find the download pdf for the free May Maike shirt pattern. 🤔

  • Heather Westley

    I can’t find a download link for the May free pattern Maike.  Where do I find the “phrase download free pattern”? I have looked in this  blog but can’t find it?ThanksHeather (South Africa)

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