Yesterday I started prepping for Valentine’s Day like any normal person would: I sewed an obnoxious holiday-themed slouchy sweater… duh! I gave you a sneak peek on Instagram (if you follow me there) and I’m realllllly digging it. I haven’t been able to snap any photos of me wearing it because it has been so nasty outside, but here’s a tutorial because Valentine’s Day is coming up soon!
S U P P L I E S
-About 1.5 yards of Hacci Sweater Knit
-1/2 yard (or less) of Shiny Sequin fabric
-A raglan-sleeved top to make pattern from
-Sewing machine and/or serger + coordinating thread
S T E P O N E
Make a pattern from your raglan-sleeved top. A Raglan-sleeve is not a set-in sleeve.. it is much easier to assemble. My Hello Apparel sweatshirt is a good example of a raglan-sleeve. You’ll want to trace the bodice and the sleeve. Below is an example of how your pattern pieces will look.
S T E P T W O
Cut your pattern pieces out. You’ll need two bodice pieces and two sleeve pieces
S T E P T H R E E
Use THIS TEMPLATE to cut a heart out of the sequin fabric. They are messy, but TOTALLY worth it!
S T E P F O U R
Place the sequin heart on the front center of your sweatshirt. Pin in place and use a small zig zag stitch to stitch the heart on to the front of the sweatshirt. I only broke one needle… so keep some extras on hand!
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Match the edge of one of the sleeves, to the edge of one of the sides of the bodice. They should be the exact same length. Sew or serge in place. Repeat this with the other sleeve on the other side of the sweatshirt bodice and then with the other side of the bodice piece.
S T E P S I X
Turn the sweatshirt wrong side out and align the arm hole seams. Sew all the way from the sleeve hole down to the bottom edge of the sweatshirt.
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To finish the edges, I simply turned the raw edge under 1/4″ and used a zig zag stitch to hold in place.
Now you’re ready to spread some Valentine’s Day love!