As a reminder – finished cardigan pictures can be found here: Black cardigan with faux leather pockets
Previous parts of the tutorial:
- Sew along – simple cardigan, tutorial part 1
- Sew along – simple cardigan, tutorial part 2
- Sew along – simple cardigan, tutorial part 3
Table of contents:
One of the most common problems in fitting are too long shoulder lines.
1. Try on the body of the cardigan and draw the correct shoulder / armhole line.
2. Smooth the lines. All curves should blend gently into the original armhole.
3.Trim the armhole and transfer the changes to the other side.
1. Measure the width of the hem and press it.
2. Sew it. If you don’t have coverstitch machine you can use e.g. double needle..
3. Pin the sleeves, then sew them and secure the edges.
4. Press the seams – in my case toward the front, so that the seams under the arm pass by the side seams.
5. Fasten the seams to the hem.
1. If your sleeve circumference is bigger than the armhole, then you need to set in the sleeve.
2. Sew the sleeve cap twice and gently pull the thread ends. Distribute the fabric along the curve.
3. Match the shoulder seam with the notch on the sleeve cap, pin it.
Mine are strictly decorative, made of faux leather – this way I don’t have to worry about finishing the edges.