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Download a Cutout Design from SewStylish Summer 2011

This cute cutout design is featured in the SewStylish Summer 2011 issue. The T-shirt with a cut-on sleeve is from the Simplicity SewStylish 2190 pattern.
The cutout design is layered with a sheer coppery organza underlayer. One or more layers of the design were cut out to create depth and texture throughout.
Here is Kenneths motif transferred to the pattern.
This cute cutout design is featured in the SewStylish Summer 2011 issue. The T-shirt with a cut-on sleeve is from the Simplicity SewStylish 2190 pattern.

This cute cutout design is featured in the SewStylish Summer 2011 issue. The T-shirt with a cut-on sleeve is from the Simplicity SewStylish 2190 pattern.

Photo: Jack Deutsch

In the most recent SewStylish issue - our first summer issue! - designer and FIT instructor Kenneth D. King shares a simple but stunning technique to create cutwork designs.

In the feature, Kenneth explains how to transfer a cutwork motif to fabric; reinforce and stitch the design, then cut and trim strategic sections for a finished look like the T-shirt shown here. It's a fresh and light look for warm-weather fashions. The featured T-shirt is from Simplicity's SewStylish 2190 pattern.

This method works best on knit fabrics, and with designs that have a minimum of narrow dividing lines as well as open areas that are larger than 1/4 inch.

If you liked the design featured in the story and the photo with this post, here's where you can download the design we used: Kenneth D. King cutwork PDF.

Kenneth also suggests checking out clip-art books from Dover Publications, designing your own motifs, or combining elements from different sources for an original design.

We shrank the design by 50% to fit on letter-sized paper. You can resize it on your computer or take it to a copy shop for a full-size copy.

Have fun designing or modifying a garment with cutouts!

smcfarland

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