Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pajama Sew Along: Day 2

Sew a long day 2! Steps 13-23

Today we are creating our ruffle sleeves or preparing our cuff pieces to sew on at the end.

If you are creating the cuffs, you are going to skip to step 16.

First, gather your supplies for today (shirt, sleeve pieces, and either your ruffle strips or cuff pieces).

Now, for those creating ruffles, hem those sleeves, making sure to stretch while stitching! There are great tips on using a twin needle to create a faux coverstitch, otherwise you can use a zigzag stitch.

Time to get our ruffle on! There are great tips of ruffling with clear elastic (I always forget to pick some up!) or you can ruffle by hand.

Now, attach that ruffle using a zigzag stitch. Repeat with however many ruffles you want to add! My girl is 11 and requested no more than 1 ruffle on the sleeves!

Now we are going to attach the sleeves to the shoulder. **Remember to take your time here and pin, pin, pin!**

Now sew it on, gently stretching as you sew (if not using a serger).

If you are adding cuffs to your sleeve, you will want to follow the instructions (cuff add on) to create the cuff. We will not be sewing  them on until tomorrow, but have it ready!

See you all tomorrow, when we will finish our shirts!

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