Sophie Shrug Tutorial
Images are available in the pattern download.
1.5cm seam allowance included
Begin by creating rolled hems along the SLEEVE cuffs. You may like to use a hemmer foot or manually turn the hems over and pin.
Prepare the SHRUG PANEL by cutting a length of fabric 40cm x 200cm. Ensure to use a jersey fabric that is a similar appearance on the RIGHT and WRONG sides as they will both be visible when completed.
Use zig-zag stitch or other stretch stitch throughout this project. Also ensure to use a ballpoint jersey machine needle.
Place the FRONT RIGHT SIDES together with the BACK.
Pin and stitch the shoulder seams. Finish the seam using zig zags stitch or an overlocking stitch.
Open up the FRONT and BACK.
Ease the SLEEVE head in, pinning the match points.
Stitch and finish the seam allowances as before.
Turn the garment WRONG SIDES out. Align the side and SLEEVE seam allowances. Pin stitch and finish the seam allowances.
Take the SHRUG PANEL, make a twist in the length so that you can now lay a RIGHT SIDE with a WRONG SIDE.
With the SHRUG PANEL placed with a RIGHT SIDE to a WRONG SIDE, pin and stitch the seam allowance to create one continuous loop with a twist in it.
With RIGHT SIDES together, match the seam allowance of the SHRUG PANEL with the centre back of the neckline. Ensure the twist is at the bottom.
Pin the SHRUG PANEL to the BACK and FRONT neckline and down the FRONT to the hem. Stitch and finish.
The panel will extend below the garment.
To complete the garment, create a rolled hem as previously created in Step 1. Follow the twist in the SHRUG PANEL to roll the hem along the BACK and around both visible seam allowances of the SHRUG PANEL.