Spaghetti Strap Dress




























































































These are summer dresses I made for my three years old daughter. For the custom printed fabric I used some pictures I took this spring. The free sewing tutorial and pattern for this spaghetti strap dress can be found here.

Free sewing tutorial and pattern Spaghetti Strap Dress




Materials:
* Knit fabric Znok Design - Elephant Purple (dress)
* Ribbing - 4,5 cm (1,8 in) high (neckband)

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern in size 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 2T, 3T or 4T.

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 pattern all seams are sewed with a twin needle.

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Step 1: Draw the 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 dress. 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 dress.

Step 5: Fold the seam allowance tho the inside.




















Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the dress 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 4,5 cm (8 in x 1.8 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 dress fabric.

Step 8: Sew neckband.




















Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.

Step 9: Trim.




















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 dress 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 dress is finished now. Otherwise continue with step 12.

Step 12: Attach straps.




















Sew the straps onto the back of the dress. Trim. (For the length of the straps, see pattern.)




















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Free sewing tutorial and pattern easy to sew long sleeve T-shirt

















Materials:
* Knit fabric Znok Design - Kurbits Purple (long sleeve)

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern here. Size 104 (EU 3 - 4 years) (US 4Y)

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 pattern all seams are sewed with a twin needle.

Double-click images to enlarge.

Step 1: Draw the pattern.












Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric.

The pattern is without seam allowance. Ad 0,5 cm (0,2 in) seam allowance. Ad 2 cm (0,4 in) seam allowance at the neckline, the bottom of the sleeves and the bottom of the shirt. Draw with the aqua trickmarker a second line 1 cm (0,4 in) above the neckline.

Step 2: Cut the fabric.











Cut a front piece, a back piece and and two sleeves out of the fabric.

Step 3: Fold seam allowance neckline to the inside.


















Fold seam allowance of the neckline to the inside on the first line (about 1 cm - 0,2 in from the cut edge) and pin down.

Stap 4: Fold seam allowance neckline to the inside.
















Fold seam allowance of the neckline to the inside on the second line (about 2 cm - 0,4 in) from the cut edge) and pin down.

Step 5: Sew.
















Sew.

Step 6: Sew the sides of the shirt and the shoulder seams.




















With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece. Sew the sides of the shirt and the shoulder seams.


Step 7: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.




















Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the shirt to the inside and pin down.

Step 8: Sew the hem in place.




















Turn right-side out. Sew the hem in place.

Step 9: Sew the sleeves.













Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the sleeves to the inside and pin down. Sew the hems in place.

Step 10: Sew the sleeve into the armhole.
























Pin the left sleeve right sides together, into the armhole. Sew.

Step 11: Turn sleeve right side out.


















Turn sleeve right side out.

Step 12: Pin sleeve down.


















Turn shirt wrong-side out. With right sides facing, fold the sleeve in half. Pin down.

St3p 13: Sew.


















Sew down the entire side.

Step 14: Topstitch.















Turn right-side out. Topstitch. Repeat step 10 until 14 for the right sleeve.















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DIY - Bunting Flags



























Materials:
* Fabric - Joel Dewberry Notting Hill Primrose Poppy by Free Spirit - 110 cm x
   80 cm ( 43 in x 32 in) (flags)
* Fabric - 6 meter x 4 cm (236 in x 1.6 in) (bias-tape)

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern.
For A4 size paper printing, click here. For letter size paper printing, click here.

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Step 1: Draw the pattern.
































Draw the flag pattern (20x) with tailors' chalk on the back of the cotton fabric.
The pattern is without seam allowance. Ad 1 cm (0,4 in) seam allowance. Draw the top of the flags without seam allowance.

Step 2: Cut the fabric.






























Cut the flags out of the fabric.

Step 3: Pin down.




















With right sides facing pin down the back and front pieces.

Step 4: Sew.




















Sew.

Step 5: Trim.




















Trim.

Step 6: Turn right-side out.




















Turn the bunting flags right side out. You may need to use a pair of closed scissors or a knitting needle to push the nose out.

Step 7: Topstitch.




















Topstitch.

Step 8: Draw the bias-tape on the back of the fabric.







Draw the bias-tape (4 cm x 6 m) (236 in x 1.6 in) with tailors' chalk on the back of the fabric.

Step 9: Cut out strips of fabric for your bias tape.







Cut out strips of fabric for your bias tape.

Step 10: Fold the beginning of 1 strip of fabric to the inside.








Start attaching the strips. Place one over the other, right sides together. Sew all the strips together using the same method. Fold the beginning and the end of the strip to the inside and pin down. Sew.

Step 11: Fold both raw edges into the center.








Fold both raw edges into the center.

Step 12: Pin down.






Pin down.

Step 13: Fold again in the center and press.




Fold again in the center and press.

Step 14: Place the bunting flags in position.








Place the bunting flags in position and pin down. Leave a gap of 24 cm (9,5 in) between the flags. Leave about 100 cm (39,5 in) gap at either end to tie up your bunting.

Step 15: Sew.








Sew.

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