V-Neck Cardigan Sew Along Day 3!

 Welcome to Day 3 of the Sew Along!

Playing catch-up?

Day 1: Choosing Your Fabric, Printing Your Pattern, Cutting
Day 2: Pull-Over Variation, Sleeves

V-Neck Cardigan Sew Along

If you haven’t already remember to go enter the giveaway from Girl Charlee Fabrics!

Now let’s talk prizes!! In addition to the Girl Charlee giveaway I will also be giving away 3 $25 gift cards to Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop!

To enter the giveaway:
1. Join the Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop Facebook Group
2. Upload 1 photo/cardigan you made as part of the sew along to the Sew Along Album
3. Entries close Saturday morning at 9 am (MST). Winners will be announced Saturday afternoon

I’m mixing things up a bit this time and here’s how the 3 winners will be chosen:
1. Fan Favorite (photo with the most likes)
2. Designer Favorite (my choice)
3. Random Draw

Have fun and good luck!!

Now let’s finish up those cardigans 🙂 Today we’re starting up on Step 4

For the sleeve cuff I’ve found it’s easiest to have the cardigan right side out and slide the cuff over the sleeve. You will need to stretch the cuff  a bit to fit. I like to sew this step with my presser foot inside the sleeve. This is the 3 mos. size that I sized down a bit more for a newborn and I’m using my serger so I promise it is possible even on those itty bitty sleeves 🙂

In step 6 you’ll add your bottom band. Step 7 has a very important step that is often missed. With the neck binding folded in half with RST you need to sew across the short edges (the bottom of the binding). See where I’ve circled in red? Make sure you do this or you’ll wind up with raw edges in the next step. This is also when you add interfacing for your buttons/snaps.

Get that binding sewn on and add your buttons/snaps and you’re done! If you’re doing buttons and your machine is struggling with the buttonholes you might find it helpful to use some tear-away stabilizer or tissue paper between your presser foot and the fabric.

I hope you had fun sewing!! I can’t wait to see what you’ve made 🙂

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