T-SHIRT update

Simply Sewing - - ACCESSORIES -

YOU WILL NEED

FOR THE T-SHIRT

Long sleeve loose fit T-shirt: grey

FOR THE SHOE BOWS

Tex­tile glue Shoe clips x 2

FOR THE CAM­ERA STRAP

Faux suede, blue: 15x15cm (6x6in) D-rings: one pair

Lob­ster swivel clasps x 2

Pliers

FOR THE FAB­RIC EN­VE­LOPE NECK­LACE

Cot­ton fab­ric, white: 18x18cm (7x7in) Lightweight iron-on in­ter­fac­ing: 18x18cm (7x7in)

Chain neck­lace with two jump rings Bon­daweb: small scrap

Snap fas­tener

NOTES

Use a 1cm (!⁄"in) seam al­lowance through­out un­less oth­er­wise stated. You will find the tem­plates needed on the pull-out pat­tern sheet.

MAKINGTHE POCKET

Step one Draw a pocket shape onto the wrong side (WS) of the print fab­ric. Leav­ing a 1cm (!⁄"in) seam al­lowance around the pocket with a 2cm (¾in) seam al­lowance above the top of the pocket, cut out your pocket shape. Work a ma­chine zigzag stitch around the edge to neaten.

Step two Press the bot­tom two short edges over to the WS along the marked line and then the two long sides. Fold the pocket top edge over by 1cm (!⁄"in) twice so that the zigzagged edge is en­cased. Press and then stitch this down 1cm (!⁄"in) from the top pocket edge.

Step three Pin the pocket on your T-shirt then stitch it in place re­mem­ber­ing to sew over the top of the pocket sides and into the T-shirt to se­cure the pocket. We marked a hor­i­zon­tal line as a marker so our pocket re­mained straight whilst pin­ning.

ADDING A SLEEVE CUFF

Make cuffs for both sleeves in the same way us­ing the fol­low­ing method. Step one Cut two strips, six tri­an­gles wide and 33cm (13in) long. Fold and press the top row of tri­an­gles down WS to­gether onto the next row; re­peat with the bot­tom row, but fold this up. Fold your strip in half again and press.

Step two Draw a line on your T-shirt sleeve 5cm (2in) down from the armpit and 14cm (5½in) down from the top seam.

Step three Open out one of the folded strips and fold it in half width­ways right sides (RS) to­gether then trim to fit the cut arm edge. Pin the strip RS to­gether where you need to stitch. Step four Take the strip off the T-shirt and pin then stitch along the drawn line. Cut off the ex­cess print fab­ric and press the seam open. Cut off your sleeve along the line.

Step five Slip the folded edge of the strip into your sleeve so the side seams match. Line up the top row of tri­an­gles with the T-shirt edge. Step six Fold the top edge of the strip WS to­gether again so that the T-shirt edge is en­cased and pin in place.

Step seven Sew the strip in place 2mm (%⁄&'in) in from the pinned edge so that you stitch through all lay­ers of folded fab­ric and T-shirt to en­case the sleeve edge.

Step eight Fold the strip back so that it’s dou­bled. Press and then add a few stitches at the top and bot­tom to hold.

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