Hi everyone! Have you had a chance to check out the Happy Town collection by Emily Isabella? It's all kinds of adorable, and it comes in quilt-weight poplin AND KNIT! We're huge fans of Jess at Craftiness is Not Optional. That's why we were thrilled when she agreed to partner with us on this project! She's got style, and she's got three of the cutest little girls that possibly ever existed. :) Check out her exclusive tutorial and FREE PATTERN for Fabricworm!
Hi everyone! Jess from Craftiness is not Optional here!
So happy to introduce a new tutorial for Fabricworm and showcase one of their fab fabric lines!
This one is called Happy Town and it is adorable! I chose to sew up this fun and easy knit tunic in Happy Spots Mint, and Happy Floral!
Make sure you check out the other designs they are so cute!
I wanted something fun and easy to wear for summer, but with a cute shape, and a design that would be able to show off a fabric!
To sew this tee, you'll need:
(You can get two other larger sizes over at my blog!)
about a yard of knit fabric
double needle, thread, elastic thread for shirring
Cut out the pattern pieces as directed (not shown, sleeve cuffs, but please do cut those out, lol)
Pin and sew one shoulder seam together. Press seam towards back.
Fold your neckband in half lengthwise, press. Then line up the raw edge with the inside of the neckline, and sew together, using either a serger or zig zag stitch, and pulling as you go.
You should have a little left when you are done, trim it off. Press.
Pin and sew the other shoulder seam together.
Press, and tack down the shoulder seam at the neckband towards the back of the shirt.
Pin and sew the side seams.
Turn right side out, then using a ruler and disappearing marker, mark a line across the front and back of your top-about 3-4" below the armscye.
Switch your bobbin thread to elastic thread for the shirring section. Hand wind it on the bobbin, and don't stretch it while you do so! Load the bobbin as usual and set your stitch length longer than normal.
Sew around the top, following the line and back stitching at start and finish. Sew an additional 2-4 lines, depending on how many you want. Make sure to line them up 1/4" away from the center stitch, and so on.
Cuffs: sew the short ends right side together, then press.
Fold in half wrong sides together.
Pin and sew the cuffs right sides together to the armscye.
Fold up the cuffs like so...
and then tack then down at the top and bottom of the armscye with a few stitches.
Hem the bottom up 1/2"and you are done!
Thanks Jess, for sharing this super cute, and beginner-friendly project! Time to get out those sergers Fabricworms! And be sure to check out Craftiness Is Not Optional the alternate sizes of this pattern, and many others!
Yours in Fabulous Fabric,
The Fabricworm Team