I had written this Tutorial a while back. I remember flipping through vintage fashion magazines and post cards, and seeing beautiful shrugs that creates volume and warmth. This winter, I created a few for gift giving and myself. What better way to spread the love than to share the instruction!
You can dress up this Shrug with rhinestone pins or just leave the grosgrain ribbons for a casual look!
The fabric I picked is a knit Boucle fabric. But any soft fabric will work very well.
Fabric and Trim
1 1/2" Yard of 45" wide main fabric
3 yards of ribbon, cut into half (2 - 90" long Ribbons)
pattern paper/drafting paper
fabric scissors / paper scissors
L square ruler
Pencils & Eraser
Serger - Optional, you can also Zigzag stitch the raw edges to prevent fraying
This pattern is super easy and simple. ready? it is a straight edged rectangle - That's right!
44" X 22" rectangle, with a folded side.
Seam allowance is 1" all around.
Sewing - step by step instruction is also illustrated with photos.
1, Cut pattern out accordingly
Close up of the Pattern:
2, Serge or Zigzag raw edges
3, fold back and Sew 1" along the 44" side
4, Leaving 5" gap and sew the sides together with a 1" Seam allowance
5, Press open the seam allowance, and sew the seam allowance down to create a tunnel
6, Thread ribbon through the tunnel
It should look like this finished!
7, Stitch across the bottom of the sleeve opening.
8, Repeat step 4-6 on the other side.
9, Find the Center back neck as below. Add a 2" deep pleat at the center back Top.