Last day of the sew-along! I hope you guys have been having fun making this shirt!Or at least, watching me make it.
Also, sorry that a few of you had troubles with the sleeves! Those little buggers can be nasty.
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So, for today….first off, let’s hem that bad boy!
Serge or zig zag the raw edge, and fold over 1/2 inch and iron. (or fold over twice and iron)
Then sew up your hem… easy peasy! (I think I say that too much…need a new “easy” catch phrase)
Next, take that piece of fabric you cut on the bias for the collar.
I have this handy dandy little tool I got at Joann’s for about $6. (I had a 40% off coupon so it made it even cheaper!) You feed it through the tool and then…
iron it as it comes out. But if you don’t have one of these-it’s ok! It’s still easy. Just fold your piece in half lengthwise, and iron. Then, unfold it and fold each side into the crease, and iron that. Iron in half again with the two sides tucked in. Does that make sense? I sure hope so.
So, let’s start the collar. Lots o’ pictures, but don’t worry! It’s not hard.
So unfold your bias tape like this.
Then fold it in half, right sides together like this.
Then sew it together ( I usually back stitch it the whole way too)
Then trim close to your seam.
and then turn right side out. (I use a chopstick to get the corner turned out)
Now, slide one corner of your back piece into the bias tape like so, and pin it in….continue to pin it around the collar.
Then when you get to the other side, open the bias tape up…
…and then make a mark at the edge of the shirt.
Flip it right sides together, and sew it together like you did at the beginning of the collar. Turn out the corner and….
It should fit right in!
Then, slowly and carefully sew around the collar, I use the edge of my presser foot as a good guide (about 1/8″ from the edge)
tada! Then, sew your button on the back, and the front buttons…and you’re done!
Ahhh. Breathe a sigh of relief and accomplishment.
Then force it try it on your daughter and watch her try to rip it off.
Engage in tickle warfare.
Get one halfway decent shot.
I had so much fun during this sew-along! I hope you did too! If you made a shirt using this (loong) tutorial, please add it to the Flickr group!
We would all would loove to see them. I will, of course, do a post showing off everyone’s creations! Look for that sometime next week! (hopefully there will be at least one!?)and, let me know if you have any questions!