The Boxy Top

The Boxy Top sewing pattern

Sew a staple boxy top for your everyday wardrobe (and even print the fabric, too!) with Jen Hewett’s block-printed design. This is a great beginner’s sewing pattern.

This top’s boxy shape is ideal for showcasing a bold fabric, or even your own hand-printed design. No fastenings and flat sleeves make it a simple sew.

Print, Pattern, Sew bookThis top is one of 13 printing and sewing projects in Print Pattern Sew by Jen Hewett. £25, 

The Boxy Top sewing pattern

This pattern is available with:  Simply Sewing, issue 45

Sizes: XS to XL

Practise your skills

  • Try block-printing fabric
  • Stitch shoulder seams
  • Hem a top
  • Make facings for a neat finish

You will need

For making the top:

  • Main fabric: 112cm (44in) width fabric x 1.6m (134yds) or 150cm (60in) width fabric x 1.2m (114yds), for all sizes
  • Iron-on-interfacing: 25x90cm (10x35in)
  • Elasic: 1cm (38in) width x length to fit your waist
  • Basic sewing kit
  • Matching thread

Fabric suggestions:

Light to medium-weight woven fabric. You’ll find instructions or how to print it inside issue 45.


Get the pattern: With issue 45 of Simply Sewing magazine.

The Boxy Top pattern shop