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Project Teen: Handmade Gifts Your Teen Will Actually Love • by Melissa Mortenson

By Melissa Mortenson

So much people might agree that stitching whatever that young people will like is, surely, a problem. In undertaking teenager, Melissa Mortenson, sewist and mom of 3 childrens, stocks not just her 21 teen-approved designs, but additionally precious assistance and methods for stitching for this particular (a.k.a. choosy) age staff. even if you are making a classy tech hide, a comfortable examine pillow, or a personalised duvet, your teenager will love those hand-crafted presents up to you like them.

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Tape the second row completely before taping it to the first row. Continue taping rows, reinforcing corners and lining up the markings, until the pattern is complete. 8 Select the size you want based on the Approximate Measurement of Finished Garment chart at the beginning of each project in the book, and cut out all the coordinating pattern pieces listed under Pattern Pieces Used. Note: The patterns are nested, so if you’re between sizes, you can easily get the perfect fit by marking and cutting into the space between the lower and upper sizes.

Repeat to form the second dart, then press both darts down. 6 Baste a scant ¼" from the neck edge 2" to the left and 2" to the right of the center Front. Press the seam allowance down. The zipper tape will extend beyond the upper edge. Using a zipper foot, begin stitching ¾" below the neck edge, and stitch close to the teeth; pivot and stitch across the lower edge; then pivot and stitch up the opposite side, stopping ¾" beneath the neck edge. Stitch again very close to the outer edge of the zipper tape on both sides, beginning and stopping ¾" beneath the neck edge.

After you have cut out the pattern pieces from your fabric, do not remove the pattern until you have transferred all the necessary notations onto your fabric. Some marks will need to be made on the wrong side of the fabric while others will need to be accessed from the right side. Marking on the wrong side of the fabric Dart notations should be applied to the wrong side: Use a ruler and a fabric pen or chalk pencil, a dressmaker’s tracing paper and wheel—or alternatively, make clips in C LI P AT LE GS M A K I N G B I A S TA P E , M AG I C A L LY B ias tape is used to cover raw edges of cut fabric.

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