Chelsea — Linen Raglan Tee Sewing Pattern (Free PDF)

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If you are a practical woman of any age, you no doubt own countless versions of a plain white T-shirt. Here, we'd like to present you our alternative to your favorite white basic - the raglan tee! Simple design, raglan sleeves, delicate pleating at the neck and our gorgeous lightweight linen that gets softer with every wash. You'll love it so much you'll want one in every color!

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Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Sizes: 0/2 to 12/14
Illustrations: No
Instructions: Yes

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Customer Questions and Answers


Is there a A0 size file?

Melissa • December 28, 2023
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At this time we do not have our free patterns available in this format.

Maureen • December 28, 2023

Any suggestions about how to make the sleeves longer, i.e. 3/4 length? Thanks Iva

Iva • October 17, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello Iva, i'd recommend looking for tutorials that are for drafting or lengthening "Raglan Sleeves". You could also use another patter as a guide for the shape and length you desire.

Lauren • October 17, 2023

I am excited to start this project. Can I get a copy of the sleeve extra tutorial please, and the front back of sleeve guide. I think I worked it out but would like to double check before I get started!

Kate • May 25, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

hello, The tutorial is available in our Help Center here:

Lauren • May 25, 2023

can you explain how to get just my size from the layered pdf please, I cant seem to find the viewer you mention.

Julie • May 8, 2023
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Sure thing! We have a tutorial on our Help Center. Copy and Paste the link below into your browser:

Lauren • May 8, 2023

Hi! Where can I find the tutorial for this pattern? Thanks!

Carla • April 13, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, you can find the sewing tutorial for the Chelsea Tee by going to our blog and searching "chelsea raglan tee" URL:

Lauren • April 13, 2023

Bonjour à toutes, ce modèle ne comporte aucune ouverture dans le dos...pas de souci au niveau du passage de la tête? Merci pour votre retour. M. Bachelard

Martine • April 9, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

This neckline is wide enough to allow your head to slip through.

Lauren • April 9, 2023

The Chelsea pattern says 12/14 size but on the pattern it is bigger.

Pamela • April 2, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, For accurate sizing please refer to our size charts which list the body measurements and finished garment measurements which correspond to each size.

Lauren • April 2, 2023

I am unable to download Chelsea or Augusta. I have downloaded patterns in the past. What's the problem? Clicked on DOWNLOAD and it does to the pattern, but does not download. Also, do you have projector ready patterns? I have purchased miles of your beautiful linens. It's great that you know have free patterns.

Regina • March 27, 2023
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Hello, We're sorry you're having trouble downloading the patterns. Please make sure you are signed in and the download should start automatically and download to the folder specified by your browser which is usually defaulted to the 'downloads folder' on Mac and PC. Please email us if you are still having trouble. At this time we do not have projector ready formats of our patterns.

Lauren • March 27, 2023

I am totally stumped about the sleeves on the Chelsea Tee pattern. I see that there is a PDF explaining the process. Could you please email me a copy? Much appreciated.

Mary • March 26, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, I have sent you a copy :)

Lauren • March 26, 2023

There are no markings to indicate which is the front and which is the back of the sleeves.

Ingrid • March 14, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

The back of the sleeve cap on this pattern will sit higher than the front. I will send you an email tutorial which has a photo showing this.

Lauren • March 14, 2023

Chelsea Pattern sewing inclused ? Please

monique • February 13, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, You can find the sewing instructions on our blog. Simply go to and search for 'Chelsea Linen Raglan tee' in the search box. Here is a link:

Lauren • February 13, 2023

How would I simplify the neckline and eliminate the pleats? I made a practice top without the pleats and the neck was too wide. Thanks.

Leanne • November 13, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

You may like to gather the neckline to spread the excess fabric which would usually be enclosed in the pleats. The gathers will be small and you could even gather the whole neckline to make them less obvious.

Lauren • November 13, 2022
Ashleigh profile image

Hi! I see only the pattern pieces...where are the instructions? Thank you!

Ashleigh • November 10, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, Instructions can be found on our Blog. Simply go to and search the pattern name in the search bar.

Lauren • November 10, 2022

I'm trying to glue the cutout pages together but the numbers on the pages don't seem to match. How can the pages be adjusted to each other? TIA, Talia

Talia • September 14, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hi Talia, our patterns are designed so the quarter circles in each corner will match up, making a full circle when assembled. If your pages aren't lining up, you may need to check your 2" test square on the first page of the pattern pieces.

Lauren • September 14, 2022

Hi! I'm having trouble finding the pattern itself - when I click on "download" it opens a six page PDF, but not the printable pattern. Am I missing something?

Marise • August 9, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Please open the pattern in Adobe Acrobat Reader, then check the pattern 'attachments'. The pattern files are located there. If you need more help please see our Help Center tutorials or email our helpful staff.

Lauren • August 9, 2022
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Loving it - did a full bust adjustment (excellent tutorial, thank you so much) for the extra 5" I need, and have a lovely extremely light summer top. I wish people would give more reviews on the pattern! I found it straightforward to download & print, nice layout, and great instructions on the blog. Three things I've noted on my pattern 1. Seams are 3/8" / 1cm (took a little looking to find this!) 2. The back shoulder seam on the sleeve has a higher shoulder and is longer than the front seam (I've marked notches now on mine). 3. Run the sleeve out straight to enable the cuff to sit correctly (I cut the last 3-4 inches toward the cuff straight, rather than following the taper) Trust the pattern, for the sleeve curves fit between body and sleeve, it works really well! And if you are full busted, definitely do the FBA! thank you, I'm about to make another, then perhaps try the peasant blouse in another light linen I have in the house!

Jasmin • January 1, 2024
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Curve of sleeve doesn't match curve of the front/back

I had to fudge to make them come together- really not a match at all.

Elise • August 15, 2023
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Hello, We understand the sleeves can be a bit tricky on this pattern So we created a tutorial showing you how to match them up correctly. You can find it here:

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Easy Once You Fix the Sleeves

This was the first t-shirt I made and I found the pattern easy to put together and the tutorials very helpful. My biggest complaint is that the sleeves for larger sizes are made to taper which means that the cuffed edge does not work well. (I am a 16/18 and initially I made a 20/22.) If you leave this as is, it's a massive headache for a beginner to try and sort and immensely discouraging. It caused me to put my muslin away for weeks. It took me several weeks of my own puzzling and research to figure out what went wrong. And there are several people who have commented on the cuff tutorial post about this issue, but it still has not been resolved in the pattern. Once that was resolved, this was a very fun pattern to put together. But it makes me extremely wary of trying any of their other patterns.

Sarah • August 10, 2023
FS Team profile image F|S Team

Hello! Thanks for your review here and we're sorry the Chelsea tee didn't work out for you. I have escalated this our pattern team who will investigate this issue. Please know, that if you are having trouble sewing any of our patterns, our in-house seamstress can always lend a hand, just email us :)

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Charlotte profile image Great little top

An nice easy sew, with a well drafted raglan sleeve. Great tutorial instructions make the process straightforward. And all for free... what is not to love about that. Thanx for your generosity.

Charlotte • June 5, 2023
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Quick and easy make

This was the first pattern I had tried from Fabric store and I loved it. Easy instructions and a lovely classic shape. I made it in a 50/50 cotton/linen mix.

Claire • April 29, 2023
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a lightweight linen I had in my stash, with the 16/18 chelsea with a DD FBA (I wanted it to be roomy / airy for summer, which looks very hot) Very happy, super light and comfortable and looks dressy. Perfect over jeans or palazzo pants. About to repeat with a lightweight black linen in my stash! Thank you so much fabric-store, the pattern and instructions are great :-)

Jasmin • January 1, 2024

I haven't sewn clothing in several years, so I was hesitant to get started again. I had purchased IL019 Bleached fabric several months ago, and last week downloaded the Chelsea pattern as it looked to be a fairly simple composition. I just finished the tee and am thrilled with the results. Your step-by-step instructions and photos were very helpful, as were the linked tutorials for making bias tape and cuffs. Now I feel much more confident about my next sewing project, thanks to y'all!

Virginia • October 30, 2023

Made size 4/6 in a light linen. Used bias binding for the neckline. Easy sew, great instructions. Will make again.

Charlotte • June 5, 2023

Here is the Chelsea pattern in IL020 Coral. The sleeves were shortened because I don't like cuffs and There is machine embroidery feather stitching along the raglan lines just for a heirloom suggestion.

Eva • May 9, 2023

The reviews of this pattern indicated some problems with construction, so I used some leftover fabric to do a mockup. The sleeve piece gave me a bit of trouble, but I evened the bottom edge to a shorter length and left off the cuff which I didn't like anyway. I didn't have enough fabric to make the bias neck binding, but I was able to cut 2/12" facing pieces using the outline of the neckline edges and scraps. They seamed together and fit the neckline perfectly. I forgot to put in the little neckline darts. It turned out so well that I finished it to wear with the 4c22 coral (out of stock) slacks. I now plan to make it in a piece of IL020 coral fabric I found lost in my stash and maybe some other IL020 pieces I have.

Eva • April 30, 2023
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