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Tweed-Front Sweater By: Sheila from Sew Petite Gal Every day, sewists far and wide revive vintage style and smart spending by creating their own clothing. The Tweed-Front Sweater involves both old-school style in its textured front and thrifty sewing techniques. Use an existing top to draft a simple shirt pattern instead of purchasing one. From these instructions you'll see how easy it is to sew a shirt that is comprised of seemingly opposing fabrics that work in harmony with each other.
Please note: Tweed is a very loosely woven textile and prone to fraying. Because of this, make sure to bind all edges with a serger and allow for more seam allowance. The last thing you want is for the stitching to come loose because the fraying has come up to it. Choose a stretchy knit for the remainder of your top. Just because you may have purchased the same fabric previously in a different color doesn’t the stretch is the same. Cut your collar in a manner that accommodates the pullover nature of this top. Not a big deal if you have to cut a slit and add a button closure to fit your head, but it’s better to build this in. Directions: 1. Fold your raglan sleeve top in half vertically, and similarly fold your tweed fabric in half. Place your top on top of your fabric aligning the center folds.
~1/2 Yard of Tweed ~1 Yard of Knit Fabric (stretchier is better!) Bias Tape (use a matching color to bind your collar) Existing Raglan Sleeve Top (that fits you well)
2. Fold the sleeves down right along the line where the sleeves meet the bodice.
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