So last week we made ourselves a pattern. This week after a little cutting and a nominal 10 – 15 minutes of sewing we’ll have ourselves one awesomely slouchy t-shirt.
It’s serriously that easy. Jersey really is amazing stuff, isn’t it?
You could stop here and be done with it, but I’m not a huge fan of leaving the raw edge of jersey, so next week I’ll show you how to give the edges a bit more of a professional finish.
4 steps to DIY t-shirt Sewing success
You will need:
pattern (from week 1)
1 – 1 1/2 yards jersey fabric
pins, sharp scissors, sewing machine, thread
1. Take out your fabric and give it a few good tugs. It should stretch more in one direction. This is the direction you want running across your top (from side to side, not top to bottom).
2. Fold your fabric so the the stretch is running across the fabric from side to side and the right sides are together. Lay your pattern piece on the fold. Pin the pattern in place. Cut.
3. Repeat so that you have two pieces cut from the pattern. One piece for the front, and one piece for the back. Plus two rectangles that we’ll use next week.
4. Put the right sides of the t-shirt together and pin in place. Sew at the shoulders and sides using a 1 cm seam allowance. Bam. That’s it. Simple, right?