If your kids are ready for less sunscreen and more play, this comfy rash guard tee is perfect for them!  Our fitted raglan style allows full coverage at the neck and the arms, with two sleeve options and easy construction. We recommend that you use swimwear fabric with at least 50% stretch, which can be found at most fabric stores. If you have never sewn with swimwear fabric, no problem! We have helpful tips included right in the pattern.  Alex’s rash guard is perfect for the beach, pool, outdoor play, and even in cooler months as a fitted activewear tee!  

Difficulty Rating: Beginner

*Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image*


 Here is what you receive:

  • Measurements for sizes 2T to 14 kids. 
  • A 23-page instant download pattern with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish.  
  • A 1-Page A0 Copy Shop file (46.8” x 33.1”) and standard printing file (8.5” x 11”) included. 
  • Computer drawn pattern pieces you can print over and over again; no more patterns that rip or tear! We now include templates for square and rectangle shaped pieces to cut and print out for those who prefer this option. As always, we will continue to include a cutting chart for those of you that choose to use a rotary cutter and ruler to cut your pieces.  
 Please note that PDF patterns differ from traditional sewing patterns, and not all PDF designers have the same style. We prefer to give measurements for simple rectangles instead of rectangular pattern pieces to save your time, paper, ink, and tape. You will only receive pattern pieces for curved portions of the garment, and you will follow the cutting chart for the remaining pieces. 
If you would like to see an example of our style and try it for free, please download our free sample pattern HERE.
Alex's Rash Guard Tee Sizes 2T to 14 Kids PDF Pattern

Product Reviews

Written by Kristin on 20th May 2020

Simple and fast!

Can’t believer how fast this is to put together. It took me longer to decide on material then it did to cut and sew! Won’t be buying store bought rash guards for my son ever again.

Written by Ashley Lintner on 1st Sep 2016

not difficult and cute

Made this for my son to match his sister's Arielle tankini for her birthday party. I embroidered George Pig on it and he loved it, even though he's only 18 months old. Definitely easy enough for a beginner to knit/spandex.

Written by Tracy on 22nd Jun 2016

Awesome Swim Shirt

I made 13 of these matching for a family vacation. They went together super fast and easy. They look great!

Written by tonya on 28th May 2016


Clear instructions. Easy to follow