Maribel sleeveless top free PDF sewing pattern

Maribel sleeveless top free pdf sewing pattern

The Maribel sleeveless top is a simple project that will only take you a few hours from start to finish – and it is so comfortable and versatile that it should have a position in your closet! This top has a faux button detail and some gatherings to define the waist line. Because of the details, there are some need for extra attention, but you will receive nice result for such a simple design.

Let’s look at more detail of the Maribel sleeveless top:

Maribel sleeveless top free pdf sewing pattern
Maribel sleeveless top free pdf sewing pattern
Maribel sleeveless top free pdf sewing pattern

As usual, my pattern is made in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL so you may find a suitable size for yourself. If you are not sure which size suits you, take a look at the measurement table before doing anything here: SIZE GUIDE.

The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the printing instruction in this post: PRINTING GUIDE.

My patterns are now made in both A4/Letter paper and A0 paper format so you can print at home or at any print shop!

For home printers, you can print this using your home printer and either A4 or Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!

Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit.


You will need

  • Fabric of your choice. This pattern is made for knit fabric only. If you want to make with woven fabric, add zipper/button closure at the back.
  • Some bias binding tape
  • Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
  • Sewing machine/Serger or needle and thread
  • Printed pattern

How much fabric do you need for this piece of garment? This garment is not going to need a lot of fabric. To be precise, you may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or 35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.

Cutting instruction:

After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this:

Maribel sleeveless top free pdf sewing pattern

You will see that there are 2 sets of lines on each pattern piece. The inner lines are sewing line (and you sew along these lines), and the outer lines are cutting lines (you cut the fabric along these lines, remember the folding lines where you have to fold the fabric before cutting). The distance between sewing line and cutting line is seam allowance, and it varies from point to point. For example, the side seam allowance is about 1/2 inch (1.2cm), and seam allowance at hemline is 1 inch (2.5cm). This is the reason why I do not remove the sewing lines from the pattern. Please use it as a guide to know how much seam allowance you need to give at each seam.

The fabric will be cut into following pieces:

  • Front: cut 2
  • Back: cut 2
  • Bias binding tape for armhole and neckline

Place the pattern pieces on the fabric, pin the pattern pieces to the fabric to secure them in place. Using sharp scissors, carefully cut out the fabric pieces along the outer lines of the pattern. Take your time to ensure precise and clean cuts, as this will affect the fit and overall appearance of your garment.

Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts, pleats etc. from the pattern pieces onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.

Sewing instruction:

1. Carefully transfer all the markings on the pattern pieces to your fabric.

2. Serge/zig zag stitch the edges of the fabric pieces to prevent fabric from unraveling.

3. Start working with one rectangle on the pattern piece. Fold the fabric along the long edge of the rectangle, matching two edges of the same rectangle. Sew along the long edge of the rectangle, backstitch at the start and the end of the line. Repeat with the remaining rectangles.

4. Place two Front pieces right side facing. Pin and sew the center front seam. Repeat with the Back pieces.

5. Place Front and Back pieces right side facing, pin and sew the shoulder and side seam.

6. Use bias binding tape to finish the neckline and armholes.

7. (optional) Put in some buttons at the front to create the same look as the model.

8. Hem the garment, give it a good ironing and you’re done.

And here is the download link:



To download just click on the link above and choose “Save link as”. The PDF file will be downloaded to your device. There may be an ad pop up but just close it and go ahead with the download.

Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns


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