Sew along, the Jeanne t-shirt
Sew along with us as we walk you through making the Jeanne boyfriend T-shirt! You will notice that the sew along can differ from the sewing instructions included with the pattern. First you’re going to need to gather the supplies you’ll need to sew a perfect Jeanne! This sample was sewn with a serger and overlocker but you can use a regular sewing machine too.
- Fabric (for the fabric head back to the instructions to know what kind of fabric you need and the yardage)
- 1 bobbin of regular thread matching the fabric color or 3 if you are using a serger.
- A walking foot (optional)
- A twin needle (optional)
The fabric used for this sew along comes from Siebenbleu, it's a blend of 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton.
From now on the seam allowance is 6mm (1/4’’). With right sides together, stitch the shoulders of front and back bodice together. Press the seam towards the back of the garment to finish.
Sew the two ends of the neckband together with right sides facing. Press seams open or towards one side if you are using a serger.
Fold in half wrong sides together so that the raw edges meet. Press the folded edge.
Align the neckband evenly around the right side of the neck edge following the markings.
Stitch along the seam line stretching the binding to fit the neck edge. A good, steamy iron can help a lot in sewing, especially when it comes to a neckband in knit fabrics – the steam will help the neckband to sit nice and flat.
TIP: The thing is, there’s no SET RULE for how long to make a neckband, because it has a lot to do with how stretchy your knit is. Always baste you neckband in place with a long stitch before sewing it for real and ajust if needed!
Spread out your garment so you get a ‘C’ shape where the sleeve should go. Align the sleeve cap to the armhole following the notches (1 for the back 2 for the front). Sew or serge the sleeve in. Press the sleeve cap really flat and the seam allowance toward the inside.
Pin the side seams and sleeves together all at once. Sew up from the end of the sleeve to the bottom of your garment keeping the sleeve seam allowance towards the inside. Press seams open or towards the back if you are using a serger.
Sew the two ends of the cuff I or J together with right sides facing. Press seams open or towards one side if you are using a serger.Fold in half wrong sides together so that the raw edges meet. Press the folded edge.
Insert the sleeve into the cuff, wrong side of the garment to right side of the cuff, lining up the seams. Stitch in place.
Turn the T-shirt ride side out. Roll ithe band up and hand tack in place.
Press up your 2cm seam allowance. Stitch in place using a zigzag stitch or a twin needle. Give the stitching line a press to get everything flattened out.
Enjoy you new Jeanne T-shirt !
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