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Topic: Add Your Own Thumb Holes Tutorial !!!  (Read 3882 times)
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« on: February 17, 2014 08:47:56 AM »

This is my first post, please let me know if I am doing it right and if it was helpful, or you have any helpful suggestions!

I bought my girls some extra long sleeved sweaters. They are super soft and stretchy, they are brightly colored and also have some sequins!  The only way that I can make this any better is to add some thumb holes.  They will take this from a great sweater to a sweater that they will reach for as often as I will let them reach for it.

I pinned a piece of scrap tear-away stabilizer to the inside of the sleeve where i wanted the thumb hole  so that it would feed nicely on the feed dogs, and not get pulled down into the machine.  I then set my machine to sew a button hole that was 28mm long (this is for a child, and i find this hole to be a little snug.   I actually did a few test runs on a piece of scrap fleece to get an idea of the size).

I had to hold open the sleeve, as in the picture below, in order to put it on the sewing machine.

After the button hole is sewn it is opened with a seam ripper.

Kids are asleep so I  am modeling

This will work on any shirt with long enough sleeves!!!
I long sleeve t-shirt or a sweatshirt or knit sweater.

Blog Post here: http://simplyreduce.blogspot.com/2014/02/add-your-own-thumb-holes-tutorial.html
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014 08:37:18 PM »

Great job on your first tute!  I need to try this!
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014 02:10:24 PM »

What a great idea! I love thumb holes in jumpers but I've never thought to add them myself. Doh! Thanks for the tutorial! Smiley

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