Monday, July 11, 2011

Free Pattern Short-sleeve shirt for 12 - 18 month toddler boys

Materials:
* Fabric - 120 cm wide x 90 cm high (48 in x 36 in)
* Six buttons ( 1 cm - 0,4 in)

Instructions:
Download the free pattern here. Print the pattern four times on A3 paper in a copyshop. Or download the pattern in two parts and print it at home on A4 paper; Part 1 & Part 2.

In the pattern is no seam allowance included. Keep in general 0,5 cm (0,2 in) seam allowance. Cut the bottom of the back and front pieces and the bottom of the sleeves without seam allowance.

Cut out a left and a right front piece (marked red), the upper part of the back piece (marked orange), the lower part of the back piece (marked orange), two collar pieces (marked green) and two sleeves (marked yellow). Cut a strip of fabric about 70 cm (28 inches) long and 3 cm (1,2 in) wide.

With right sides facing, sew the upper back piece and the lower back piece together. Serge off and iron out your seams. Topstich the seam on the upper back piece.

Fold the sleeves twice on the dotted lines and sew the hems in place.

Folding over the edges of the shirt in the front twice on the dotted lines and sew the hems in place.

Pin and sew the shoulder seams together. Serge off and iron out your seams. Topstich the seams on the back piece.

Pin and sew the sleeves right sides together, into the armholes. Serge off the seams. Pin and sew the sides of the shirt together. Serge off and iron out your seams. Topstitch.

With right sides together, fold the sleeves in half. Sew down the entire side. Serge off and topstitch.

Fold your strip of fabric (70 cm (28 in) x 3 cm (1,2 in) in half hot dog style, wrong sides together. Pin the strip of fabric with the right side of the fabric on the bottom of the blouse on the inside. Sew together. Pinch the two ends together, and sew, wrong sides together. Trim, re-fold, and then pin once again to the outside of the shirt. Sew together.

Pin one of the two collar pieces with right sides facing on the inside of the blouse. Sew together. Put the other collar piece with right sides facing on top and sew the outer edge. Clip the corners and turn right side out and press. Pin the collar on the outside of the blouse and sew together. Topstitch around the collar. Sew the dotted line which is marked on the collar pattern.

Using a ruler, mark where your buttons and buttonholes will go. Stitch the buttonholes. Sew the buttons on properly to make certain that they function well and last for years.

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