Seven Stitching Tasks You Can Make in an Afternoon

Seven sewing projects you can make in an afternoon

End up with small pockets of stitching time and need to see a mission by way of from begin to end? Yep, everyone knows this sense. A satisfyingly speedy make can depart you feeling motivated and inspired by having the ability to full one thing in a day.

Is that doable you ask? Properly, it completely is when you’re working with a easy design that has restricted items. Avoiding fiddly fastenings and designs that require becoming can set you up for fulfillment. You may also do your self a favour and browse the notions and directions whereas having your breakfast, soaking within the tub, watching the telly… any snatched pocket of time earlier than the stitching session might help you familiarise your self with what is going on to happen. Plan for no surprises!

I attain for easy initiatives once I’m in a stitching hunch or do not have the headspace for one thing difficult. It jogs my memory that I’ve sewing-super-skills and makes me really feel quite proud that I could make my very own garments… typically we neglect how fantastic that’s!

When you’re participating in Me Made Might 2021 and you’ve got noticed a couple of wardrobe gaps you’d prefer to fill, this checklist of seven stitching patterns is likely to be simply what you are on the lookout for. 

New to Me Made Might, or do not know what I am speaking about? Try all the deets of the problem that’s run by the very beautiful Zoe of ‘So, Zo‘, the place makers take a month to put on (and share when you fancy) their handmade clothes. You’ll be able to set your self an goal; possibly you need to put on your makes extra usually, present some not often worn items some love, or simply take a while to evaluate the handmade clothes in your wardrobe – it is a spotlight in our DIY type calendar!

Now onto the initiatives…

Seven sewing projects you can make in an afternoon

The Jaimie pyjamas make bedtime the occasion of the day! They’re easy to assemble, comfy to put on and a really speedy make!

SIZE RANGE: UK 4-24 (US 0-20 / EUR 32-52) OR UK 16-34 (US 12-30 / EUR 44-62)

PATTERN FORMAT: Sizes UK 4-24 printed or PDF sample OR sizes UK 16-34 PDF sample

NUMBER OF PATTERN PIECES: Three, plus a size for reducing your elastic

TECHNIQUE CHECKLIST

GOOD TO KNOW: Jaimie comes with a FREE full video sewalong

SHOP THE JAIME SEWING PATTERN

You may also just like the Joe pyjamas. Brother to our Jaimie PJs, they’re nice for anybody who prefers a straighter, menswear match. 

Seven sewing projects you can make in an afternoon
The Billie sweatshirt and costume has been considered one of our hottest launches so far for a lot of causes – considered one of them being that sweats are straightforward to stitch! In case you are making Billie in a day, I’d recommend choosing the straight sleeve variation and save the balloon sleeve magnificence for when you’ve got slightly extra time (until you might be super-speedy at gathering, after all!). 

SIZE RANGE: UK 6-24 (US 2-20 / EUR 34-52) OR UK 16-34 (US 12-30 / EUR 44-62)

PATTERN FORMAT: Sizes UK 6-24 printed or PDF sample OR sizes UK 16-34 PDF sample

NUMBER OF PATTERN PIECES: Six (or seven if you’re making the costume with pockets)

TECHNIQUE CHECKLIST

GOOD TO KNOW: If you wish to add little extras to your Billie makes sooner or later, you may add thumbhole cuffs or add a lettuce edge ruffle to the shoulders

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Seven sewing projects you can make in an afternoon

The Stevie tunic high and costume is filled with beautiful particulars – the gorgeous again ties or button loops to shut, the yoke on the again bodice, grown-on sleeves, easy boxy form – all the reason why it will change into a much-repeated make.

SIZE RANGE: UK 6-24 (US 2-20 / EUR 34-52)

NUMBER OF PATTERN PIECES: Six (or seven when you’re making the again ties model, or eight when you’re including the pocket)

PATTERN FORMAT:  Printed or PDF sample

TECHNIQUE CHECKLIST:

GOOD TO KNOW: Stevie is a superb design to create your individual handprinted cloth for! Why not give printing cloth with a parsnip a strive? Our pink pattern was hand-printed by the stunning mannequin, Zeena.

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If you wish to get much more out of Stevie, you may seize the add-on PDF sample which transforms it right into a smock costume, add 3/4 size sleeves and extra-large patch pockets.

Seven sewing projects you can make in an afternoon

The Safiya sample is likely one of the hottest designs in Tilly’s ebook, Make It Easy. You’ll be able to select to make trousers, dungarees or a playsuit – all are fairly fast to make, so needs to be manageable in a day of stitching. 

SIZE RANGE: UK 6-24 (US 2-20 / EUR 34-52)

NUMBER OF PATTERN PIECES: Two for the trousers (three when you add pockets), six for the dungarees (seven when you add pockets), six for the playsuit

PATTERN FORMAT: Printed on double-sided paper (included within the ebook) for tracing off, or you may obtain the PDF sample (particulars included within the ebook)

TECHNIQUE CHECKLIST:

  • Stitching an elasticated waist channel (for the trousers and playsuit)
  • Understitching 
  • Turning out slim straps (for the dungarees tie waist)
  • Stitching a easy dart (the dungarees bodice)
  • Making thread chain belt loops (for the dungarees belt tie)
  • Sew within the ditch (for the playsuit)
  • GOOD TO KNOW: Tilly recorded a Safiya trousers sewalong for IGTV, so when you fancy watching the steps (or some stitching firm!) you can provide it a watch!

    SHOP MAKE IT SIMPLE

    When you like the thought of Safiya, many of the patterns in Tilly’s ebook Make It Easy will be made in a day – yesssss!

    Seven sewing projects you can make in an afternoon

    The Nora sweater and high is considered one of crew Buttons’ favorite patterns as a result of it is a speedy-to-sew wardrobe staple! You can also make Nora as a t-shirt, sweater, or cardigan with the add-on sample – wowie! 

    SIZE RANGE: UK 6-20 (US 2-16 / EUR 34-48)

    NUMBER OF PATTERN PIECES: 4 (for the Nora high and sweater) or six for the add-on sample cardigan

    PATTERN FORMAT: PDF stitching sample

    TECHNIQUE CHECKLIST:

  • Stitching a jersey neckband (when you’re stitching the slim neckband model)
  • Stitching knit materials on an everyday machine
  • Ideas for stitching with sweatshirt materials may also be helpful when you’re utilizing this cloth for the add-on cardigan
  • GOOD TO KNOW: Nora is oh-so hackable! When you fancy placing a twist in your future Nora makes, get impressed with this Nora hack concepts put up.

    SHOP THE NORA PATTERN

    If you wish to get much more out of Nora, you may seize the add-on PDF sample which provides you the additional sample items and directions to make a cardigan.

    Seven sewing projects you can make in an afternoon

    The Coco high and costume is considered one of Tilly’s most iconic stitching patterns, and it is an incredible introduction to stitching with knit materials. What’s extra, its traditional silhouette will safe a relentless spot in your me-made wardrobe.

    SIZE RANGE: UK 6-24 (US 2-120 / EUR 34-52)

    NUMBER OF PATTERN PIECES: Three for the highest and costume (4 when you add pockets) or 5 when you’re making the collar and cuff model (six when you add pockets)

    PATTERN FORMAT: Printed or PDF sample

    TECHNIQUE CHECKLIST: Coco has a sewalong on the weblog if you’d like further photos and suggestions!

    GOOD TO KNOW: Stripe matching will take longer, however Tilly’s suggestions would possibly make this course of slightly simpler.

    SHOP THE COCO PATTERN

    Seven sewing projects you can make in an afternoon

    The Bibi skirt and pinafore is your new stretchy BFF. Cool and trendy, the Bibi pencil skirt may also be made as a cute pinafore costume. Because it’s comprised of knit cloth, it is comfy to put on and straightforward to suit.

    SIZE RANGE: UK 6-20 (US 2-16 / EUR 34-48)

    NUMBER OF PATTERN PIECES: Two (three when you add tabs) or 4 when you make the pinafore (the straps are self-drafted)

    PATTERN FORMAT: Printed on double-sided paper (included within the ebook) for tracing off

    TECHNIQUE CHECKLIST:

    GOOD TO KNOW: Bibi a confidence-building mission for amateur stitchers and it pairs completely with the Freya high – additionally in Stretch!

    SHOP THE STRETCH! BOOK

    When you like the thought of Bibi, you may discover the Freya and Frankie patterns (additionally within the ebook) speedy to make!

    Store all our speedy stitching initiatives right here!

    In case you have lower than a day and nonetheless need to get your artful repair, you would possibly discover considered one of these Six Free Stitching Tasks is simply the factor!

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    Creator: Louise Carmichael

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