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Men's Bamboo Tee

Added Sep 6, 2011

by soonsoon

San Jose, Califo...






I’m teaching myself to work with knit fabrics and it’s seriously a pain but I’m trudging onward. I used a bamboo jersey knit and copied HIS favorite tee to make the pattern.

TIPS!!! That worked for me!

*Used a good trick on the collar that locked the seam allowances so they wouldn’t slip while stitching the collar on: http://off-the-cuff-style.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-tutorial-stretch-neckband-with.html

*Ballpoint machine needles and pins are a must! I snagged the Sh$! out of my fabric before I stopped being lazy and changed the needle!

*Copying patterns from clothes that already fit perfect make the perfect fitting pattern! Made the pattern from his favorite Tee shirt.

*Stay Tape used in the Back Shoulder helps keep the seams from stretching out eventually.

*Rotary Cutter is your bestfriend!!

*Sewing with a Serger made life much easier but can be done with the zigzag stitch on a conventional machine or a sew and stretch-as-u-go straight stitch.

*Cut the collar 15%-17% less than the full neckline measurement. i.e 20.5 inch neckline – 17% = 17 inch collar (plus add .25 Seam allowance all around)

*Sew the Shoulders first, then sew the sleeve in before closing the side seams

*Collar: Pin 4 corners and Stretch the collar as you sew

*Iron the seams for a clean look

*Used a Zigzag stitch to hem the sleeve and bottom. A double needle would look more proffessional. A coverstitch machine would be dreamy.

*Great book!: “SEW U: HOME STRETCH” BY: WENDY MULLIN http://www.amazon.com/Sew-Home-Stretch-Sewing-Fabrics/dp/0316118370

Material Notes

Bamboo Jersey Fabric, Serger, Sewing machine, Patience, Patience, Patience




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Sep 7, 2011, 03.07 AMby urbandon

    Excellent job and some great tips too.

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      Sep 7, 2011, 04.29 PMby soonsoon

      Thank you so much! :)

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