Monday, October 24, 2011

Instant sewing gratification: "The Perfect Shrug"

Last week when I should have been sewing for the school fete I suddenly got inspired to sew something that has been on my to do list for a while now - and you've got to strike when the inspiration hits, right? Otherwise that list will never come down!

This can't really be called 'sewing', there's so little sewing involved that I found it quite amusing... I spotted this shrug pattern (free) on BurdaStyle a while ago and it appealed to me. It's just a cleverly folded 'T' shaped piece of fabric, sewn together in 2 places...

...and your arms go through the small openings. As I made it in jersey and the edges don't fray, I didn't hem it, just sewed the 2 seams and it's done. Feels like cheating.

It folds into a rectangle (pic no. 2), then down again into a very small parcel, so it would be a great one to keep in your bag for when there's a chill in the air.

I haven't been a fan of the shrug in the past, thinking it's a kind of mutant looking cardigan, but this pattern appealed, so I'll see how it goes. And if it's a no goer then there's not much lost... and a bit of fun had ;-)


  1. And it LOOKS SO FANTASTIC!! great beads too. Love it. xx

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  3. Great job! What I can't understand is why these are not more popular as a wardrobe staple since the long sleeved versions are super little over-ups to protect one's arms from the sun, ideal for air-conditioned environments, travel well etc. -Brenda-


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