The Brightside - shrug sewing pattern (for stretch knit fabrics)

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Made in Brighton, United Kingdom

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This is an original sewing pattern designed by me, Wendy Ward.

It is a multi-size paper pattern printed on 80gsm white paper (not flimsy tracing paper) which is packaged in a white paper bag with an A4 book of instructions (example in last photo). This is NOT a downloadable pdf pattern that you have to print and stick together yourself.

You're going to make loads of these! This small bolero style shrug is a quick project and a really versatile style - in a knit with a lurex sparkly thread it's a great cover-up for an evening out, with a silk satin body it would be a lovely addition to a wedding outfit or in a casual single jersey stripe or sweatshirt fabric you can layer it with t-shirts and jeans. It has double layer neckband and cuffs which can be made in contrast fabric.

It's a quick, easy sew making it a great pattern for beginner's, but more experienced sewists will love it too - use it to try out sewing with knits if you've never tried them before.

This pattern is designed for stretch knit fabrics and works in a wide range of knits, however, it can work with a lightweight woven (such as satin, chiffon) for the body only, if you size up. You can mix and match your fabrics, using a contrast for the neckband and cuffs.

The multi-size pattern covers 3 sizes which cover the following body measurements:
BUST 80-84cm (31.5"-33"), 88-92cm (34.5"-36"), 96-101cm (38"-40"). The sizing and fit of the shrug are fairly generous - it's quite a loose fitting garment.

This design is easy and would be suitable for beginners that have just started to sew!

The pattern comes with a thorough instruction booklet which covers:
* fabric requirements
* cutting layouts
* an explanation of fabric layouts and cutting
* how to sew knit fabrics on a domestic sewing machine
* instructions & diagrams for how to make the shrug.

I have been teaching sewing, dressmaking and pattern cutting to adults since 2007 and my patterns and instructions have been tried and tested by my students!

All copyright for this design remains with Wendy Ward.
This sewing pattern is for personal home sewing only, not for commercial use so please don't sell garments you've made using this pattern, or reproduce any part of this pattern or the instructions without my permission. If you'd like to sell clothing you make yourself, talk to me about commissioning some designs and patterns.

Find sewing tips and more on Wendy's blog at

Thanks and happy sewing!

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    Jan 16, 2017 by Danelle Poston

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