Tee Party! Recreating
Favorite Tees
by Kathryn Brenne
  • Introduction
  • The Basic Tee Pattern
  • Sewing Lightweight Jerseys
  • Layered Funnel Neck Tee
  • Linen Cardigan
  • Crazy Stitch Tee



  • sewing tutorials
  • sewing guides 2004-2009
  • inspiration
  • fabric store
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    Linen Knit Cardigan: Sewing Techniques
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    To create casings for the draw cords of the Linen knit cardigan begin by finishing the edges of the 1" wide seam allowances with a row of serging or zigzag. Sew the seam and press it open.

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    Baste the edges of the seam allowances to the garment and then sew over the basting. kbtp_img_3456_3


    Sewn casing
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    Finished casings with draw cords.

    Once the casing is completed, pull the cords through the casing and secure them with a row of stitching at the underarm before the sleeve is inserted. The drawcords for my garment were made from the Linen knit.

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    The elastic in the back of the cardigan pulls the garment in slightly and eliminates excess fullness. The two rows of elastic are inserted into a casing. To create the casing, place kbtp_img_5202_1.jpg


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    a scrap of fabric under the placement lines. Stitch three rows of stitching to create the casing. Thread the elastic through the two openings. Secure one end with a row of stitching. Pull up the elastic to the desired width, stitch across the end and trim away any excess.

      
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