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- You will also need:
- Sewing Machine,
- Narrow roll hemmer,
- Stitch in the ditch paper
- Sewing machine needle and thread that matches the weight and fiber of your fabric
- Rotary cutter
- 2 frog closures
The instructions are designed for directional fabric. It is easy to do this with non-directional fabric. I prefer instructions with the What If scenario because it increases the opportunity to learn and pull your hair out!
Lay fabric out. Rip or cut the fabric lengthwise. This gives you 2 yards each of 26"/27" wide fabric. Divide these into half and stitch them back together so that the fabric will hang from the shoulder seam facing out! In other words, the fabric design will be right side up in both the front and rear views! Black line represents the shoulder seam.
If you are using fabric that shreds easily, then French Seams are recommended for the shoulder seam. Stitch the shoulders with wrong sides together, and trim to a scant 1/8 inch. Press. Fold it the opposite way with right sides together and stitch with a 1/8" to 1/4"seam allowance.
Use the narrow roll hemmer and finish all the edges of both rectangles. No raw edges!
Stitch the back section at least 7" down from the shoulder seam.
Put the top on, mark where you want the frog closure to be and hand stitch into place. You can also choose to close the arm hole leaving enough space for your wrist to slip through.
Your done! If you like this easy project, Like me Facebook where I will be adding more projects like this. See more uses of the narrow roll hemmer and French seams on It's Sew Easy 600 series coming next Spring! I leave next week to tape it!