August 16 ~ Back to School Pattern: Bowling Shirt

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Scientific Seamstress Bowling Shirt

Scientific Seamstress Bowling Shirt photo by Carla Crim

The Bowling Shirt pattern can be made in unisex sizes 6 mos – 10 yrs and is another PDF pattern you can purchase, download and start sewing up right away!

Pattern Info:
From the pattern package: Score big with a button-up Bowling Shirt! With classic styling and a bit of retro-flair, this shirt is perfect for boys and girls alike! The Bowling Shirt can be made from a single fabric for a “camp shirt” look, or can be pieced from multiple fabrics for a striped effect. The placket, collar, and sleeves can be made from contrasting fabric as well, giving unlimited mixing and matching possibilities. The front and back of the shirt are great for personalization with appliqué or machine embroidery. Each step of the construction process is described in detail and fully illustrated. A matching doll-sized pattern is included as a free bonus!

WIN THIS PATTERN! Scientific Seamstress Patterns has generously donated this pattern for some Back to School fun! Comment below for a chance to win. We’ll randomly select and announce the winner next Monday.

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93 Responses to August 16 ~ Back to School Pattern: Bowling Shirt

  1. Holly U says:

    Yay, a pattern for BOYS! I’d love to make this for mine.

  2. What a great little boys pattern!

  3. delitealex says:

    I love buttons downs I’ve been eying this pattern but haven’t bought it yet.

  4. S. Bird says:

    Cute Shirt!

  5. jackie says:


  6. Papgena says:

    I love the idea of a matching doll-sized pattern!!

  7. christie says:

    My fashion-conscious little boy would LOVE this shirt (and in the right fabric, my little girl would love it too)! It’s tough to find really cute stuff for boys that are not babies/toddlers and not tweens/teens yet either. Love this! (Also, pick me!)

  8. raquel says:

    My godson would look soooo handsome!!!

  9. carmel says:

    so cute!
    my boy would love it

  10. Margaret says:

    Oh I love it! The blue shirt on the boy at the top of the page would look so cute on my son.

  11. Michele J. says:

    Ahhh…I love it! My girls would look so cute in this!

  12. katieska says:

    Too cool for school — no, wait — cool enough for school! Love the pattern and the flexibility. I see many bowling shirts and camp shirts in somelittleone’s future.

  13. ~Helena~ says:

    Super cool.

  14. Cinnamon says:

    You could do so many pattern combination with a shirt like this!

  15. Jennifer says:

    Something to make for my little boy! Love.

  16. Cricket says:

    I can see it now – a bowling 7th birthday party for my daughter, with matching pink bowling shirts for all in attendance. Grandiose dreams, for sure.

  17. Goad to see some boy patterns…love this!

  18. Amy says:

    It is so great to see a pattern for boys! And such a cute one too!!!

  19. MamaCooks says:

    My 3- and 6-year-olds love, love, love bowling, and they’re becoming little fashionistas already! They’ve been jealous of the “girl things” I’ve been sewing for young friends — I need to make this for them!

  20. JenR says:

    What a cute pattern! Love it!

  21. stacy says:

    Always love a good boys’ pattern!

  22. teri pastorino says:

    i like this pattern because i could use it for both my sons and daughter, very versatile adn fun

  23. Elle says:

    So cute. I’ve used the pattern from Heather Ross but my boys are a bit big now. Love the collar on this one!

  24. Mama Urchin says:

    I love that they include a doll pattern, so cute.

  25. gina snyder says:

    Oh so cute! And something for the boys! My grandsons would love it!

  26. Cute! I need boys patterns!

  27. Christine G says:

    how cute, and what a great pattern for a little boy too!

  28. Absolutely the cutest shirt for a young man!

  29. Kristin L says:

    That is totally cute!

  30. Alexa says:

    Cute pattern…and I have three grandsons who love to bowl. This would be great!!

  31. Ginger says:

    my son would love this shirt

  32. Kristin says:

    Very fun! I love it.

  33. Robin E. says:

    Sweet. I love that camp look.

  34. Tina L. says:

    This would look cute on my grandson. I would love to be the winner.

  35. Susan says:

    Oh the possibilities! I love it. With two young boys, a pattern that goes to size 8 and an embroidery machine I see lots of these in my future!!!

  36. Tabitha says:

    I just love the shirt and I’d really love the pattern!

  37. Laura says:

    I love all the new patterns with mix/match options!

  38. Serena says:

    Oh, yeah, I love it!

  39. silver says:

    My son adores button down shirts, I would love this pattern!

  40. Natacha says:

    I like these patterns that encourage you to go creative. The shirt in the top photo is very nice.

  41. Juliana says:

    My daughter and I love this!! We are making doll clothes as I type this! Love!! 🙂

  42. Shirley Clark says:

    Cute, cute shirt, and it’s for boys!

  43. AP says:

    It’s great to see something to make for a little boy. Most everything is geared toward little girls!

  44. sy says:

    so cute 😀 i love the collar.

  45. Mama Lusco says:

    Great shirt!

  46. Becky says:

    I would love this pattern! I have three little boys to sew for and they would be so cute in these shirts!

  47. Marla says:

    wow!!! This shirt is sooo adorable! I have never heard of the Scientific Seamstress line. I have to check it out.

  48. Kelli says:

    It’s like y’all found my wish list and are just giving away one of everything on it…I didn’t win any of my faves last week, so maybe I’ll get lucky and win this one. I love my son in button-down shirts for Church and when he needs to look a little nicer than a plain-old t-shirt! Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. stacey says:

    so adorable! another good boy clothing find!

  50. Rebekah says:

    What a fun pattern!

  51. Heather Bush says:

    Yay! Another fantastic giveaway!

  52. April says:

    This is great! Would look so good on my son.

  53. Nancey says:

    Would love this!

  54. Rochelle says:

    Something I can make for my 9 year old son!! So excited! I’ll be ordering this up for sure….. if I don’t win it! 😉

  55. Erin G says:

    What a great pattern! My boys would look so adorable in this shirt.

  56. Marsel says:

    I always love something cute for my boy!

  57. Melissa says:

    My boys would love this!

  58. Ginger says:


  59. Julie W says:

    I would love to win this pattern! Thinking of all the shirts I can make for my son who loves button shirts!!

  60. Melissa says:

    So cute! Especially with the matching doll outfit!

  61. Carolyn Wood says:

    I have loved this pattern for a while and have a grandson that it would be perfect for!

  62. Colleen Butler says:

    Love the shirt – for a boy or girl!Thanks for the giveaway.

  63. Michelle Balletti says:

    I absolutely love this bowling shirt pattern. Both me and my husband are avid bowlers and can’t wait for our baby to get a lil bit older so we can teach him how to bowl!!

  64. Sheryl says:

    My son loves these kinds of shirts! They are so cute!

  65. This shirt is the perfect canvas for adding embroidery motifs.

  66. Courtney says:

    I love Carla’s patterns!

  67. Stacey says:

    Hooray! Finally something cute to sew for my son. This would be a fun project!

  68. What a cute pattern! Right up my son’s alley (poor kid doesn’t have much made by me).

  69. Charity says:

    What a cute pattern!

  70. Whitney says:

    Wow! This is too cute – something hard to find in boys patterns! Thanks!

  71. VickiT says:

    What a cute pattern. Adorable models wearing those shirts too.

  72. Judy R says:

    AAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!! This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. (Yep, I’m yelling ’cause I’m so excited!)
    Gotta get the craft room in order after our move so I can get this one made straight away.

  73. katie says:

    Very fun! I always enjoy the vintage throw backs :).

  74. Sarah Z. says:

    This top cute and versatile with the panelled design- I’d love to play around with this one!

  75. JJ says:

    Cute! Think of all the color combinations!!

  76. Seriously… this pattern is too cute and I love that it is unisex.

  77. Jen says:

    That is such a cute bowling shirt!

  78. Sarah Barnette says:

    Wow, a cute pattern for boys!!!

  79. April says:


  80. Now THAT is a pattern I might actually use!

  81. Courtney J says:

    Too cute! I will have to make my boys some matching Team Jackson shirts!

  82. kari says:

    What a marvelous pattern! I’d love a chance to win it.

  83. Megan says:

    Would love to make this for my little man.

  84. Tammy says:

    That’s cute!

  85. Catarina says:

    Amazing shirt!!!!!
    Great Pattern! My son would be amazing.

  86. Sara says:

    This a sweet idea and for a boy!! Love the boy patterns!! *WINK, WINK*

  87. andrea says:

    Such a great option for the little guys!

  88. helen wright says:

    just leaving my comment for this fab pattern!

  89. Kati says:

    I can see some fun ideas with this one! I need to sew more clothes for my son too! He would LOVE it!

  90. Southern Gal says:

    My 8-year-old participated in Kids Bowl Free this summer. I will have to make him this bowling shirt!

  91. Eva Morales says:

    Wow! A bowling shirt for my 6 yr old granddaughter. Yes, she throws gutterballs (with the bumpers on) but she’ll be styling with this shirt. She loves bowling! (And the bumpers help with the scoring!)

  92. Jenny says:

    yes! me please, what a cute shirt.

  93. Deb DeChurch says:

    What a cute pattern! I”ll have to go and visit the Scientific Seamstress site (what a great name!) I’d love to win one.

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