How to Sew a Super Easy and Beautiful Blouse Without a Pattern

Creations by Shey
by Creations by Shey
3 Materials
45 Minutes

Today, I’m going to show you how to sew a blouse. This is a great project because it’s very easy. We’re not even going to use a pattern. With just a few simple steps you’ll make a gorgeous, stylish blouse. It feels so good to wear something you made yourself.

For this project, you'll need approximately one and a half meters of fabric.

Tools and materials:

  • 1.5 meters (1.64 yards) of fabric
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
Folded fabric

1. Fold the fabric

Lay out your fabric, fold it in half, and then fold it in half again.

You should have four layers of fabric. The length of my fabric is 25 inches long, and that will be the length of my blouse as well.

Measuring and marking fabric

2. Measure and mark fabric

Begin by measuring and marking ten inches for the sleeve. I recommend marking it at several points.


Measuring and marking fabric

Next, take your waist measurement and divide it by four to get the width of the blouse.

Mine was 38 inches, and I divided it by four, which gave me 9.5 inches.

You can add half an inch or an inch for ease. Mark this measurement at several points.


Mark and measure the length of your blouse. Mine was 25 inches long, which is also the length of my fabric.


Measuring and marking fabric

Now join the waist and the armhole measurement points together. You can use a ruler to do this.

Measuring and marking fabric

Next, create a curve at the joint angle.

Measuring and marking fabric

Now measure five inches for the neck width and one and a half inches for the neck depth.

Measuring and marking fabric

Join the points together and create a rectangle.

Once you've done this, draw a small curve around the neckline.


Cutting out pattern

3. Cut out pattern

Now carefully cut out your pattern.

Cutting out pattern: Progress shot

Your blouse pattern should now look like this.


Cutting out pattern

Now you need to cut out two strips on the fold, measuring five inches wide by approximately 35 inches long.

Cutting out pattern: Progress shot

This is how the strips will be positioned on the blouse.



4. Sew

At your sew machine, begin by stitching the strips with the right-side facing in. Stitch the strips right sides together.

Be sure to leave one end open. Trim off any excess material.


Turn the strip right side out, and you now have your finished strip. Now repeat the same steps for the other strip.


Marking waist area

5. Mark and pin

Take your blouse and mark your waist area. Then position the strips inside the blouse at the waist measurement. Once you've done this, pin the sides of the blouse as shown.

Attaching the sides

6. Attach sides

Now carefully stitch the sides of the blouse together with the right-side in. Trim off any excess material and repeat for the other side.

Once you've stitched the sides, turn the blouse right side out.


Hemming the blouse

7. Hem the blouse

Carefully hem the blouse and sew and hem the sleeves.

Hemming the blouse

Finally, hem the neckline to complete the blouse.


How to sew a blouse: Completed DIY blouse

How to sew a blouse: Completed DIY blouse

How to sew a blouse

Now the blouse is complete! I really love how this blouse turned out. It’s so feminine and fancy.

You can tie the straps in the back or make a nice bow up front.

I hope you’re happy with how your blouse came out. Be sure to tell me how it looks in the comments section.

For more no-pattern sewing content, check out my post on How to Sew Pants Without a Pattern.

Suggested materials:
  • 1.5 meters (1.64 yards) of fabric
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread

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