* Knit fabric (Vicente) - 50 cm x 60 cm (20 in x 24 in)
* Knit fabric / ribbing - 4 cm x 150 cm (1,6 in x 60 in)
Download the free pattern here (size 24 months / 2T). Set your printer settings to A4 paper.
When working with knits, it is important not to stretch or pull the fabric while sewing. Also use a stretch needle and a stretch stitch. In this tutorial all seams are sewed with a twin needle.
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|Step 1: Draw the pattern.|
Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric. For the back draw a square sized 27 cm (width) x 30 cm (height) (10,6 in x 11,8 in). For the front combine the square with the upper front part pattern.
The pattern is without seam allowance. Ad 0,5 cm (0,2 in) seam allowance. Ad 2 cm (0,8 in) seam allowance at the bottom of the singlet. Draw the neckline without seam allowance.
|Step 2: Cut the fabric.|
Cut a front piece and a back piece out of the fabrics.
|Step 3: Pin the front piece to the back piece.|
With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece.
|Step 4: Sew.|
Sew the sides of the singlet.
|Step 5: Fold the sewing allowance tho the inside.|
Fold the sewing allowance of the bottom of the singlet to the inside and pin down.
|Step 6: Sew the hem in place.|
Turn right-side out. Sew the hem in place. Sew about 1,5 cm (0,6 in) from the outer edge.
|Step 7: Sew neckband.|
Cut a strip of fabric of 20 cm x 4 cm (8 in x 1.6 in). Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the long sleeve fabric.
|Step 8: Sew neckband.|
Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.
|Step 9: Trim.|
|Step 10: Sew straps.|
Cut a strip of fabric of 100 cm x 4 cm (40.4 in x 1.6 in) or if you want to tie your straps up with a knot to fit, cut a strip of fabric of 130 cm x 4 cm (52 x 1.6 in). Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the long sleeve fabric.
|Step 11: Sew straps.|
Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew. If you want to use long straps to tie your straps up with a knot to fit, you're singlet is finished now. Otherwise continue with step 12.
|Step 12: Attach straps.|
Sew the straps onto the back of the singlet. Trim. (For the length of the strips, see pattern.)
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