Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter X Instagram Tiktok Icon YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon

Conversational Threads

Sew Stylish Shrug – sizing

dayenu | Posted in Patterns on

well the concept is great but wow are the measurements WAY off base. I wear a size 12 petite and i had to make that pattern about half the size it said to make it. I wanted longer sleeves for wearing in bed when reading.

used grey knot and finished the edges with thick black pearl rayon set on a narrow hem( not rolled)  Anyone else find the measurements way off?


  1. maui | | #1

    Hello dayenu.

    I wrote the shrug article and would like to help you figure out where the difference occured in sizing.  I just rechecked the numbers and they work.  I am a pattern size 10 for tops and on me the sleeves on the Batwing shrug end 5" above my wrist bone and at center back it ends just below my waist.  The other shrugs end slightly below the hips.  Several factors could cause your shrug to be larger.  First, check to see if the rectangle was cut to size. Perhaps the fabric used stretched as you sewed it.   When cutting a 30"x50" rectangle, the finished measurents on the Batwing shrug should measure around 12" width at sleeve hem, 60" circumference of body opening.  Let me know if I can be of additional help. - Anna Mazur, Threads contributing editor

    1. jatman | | #2

      Hi Maui - I have just been trying to download the instructions from the website and can't get them to download and I don't think it's my computer.  I know this isn't your area but can you direct me to someone who could help?

      Thank you!


      1. maui | | #3

        Hi Jatman,

        Here is a direct the link to the instructions.


        You can also download the pdf document right from the Besewstylish website.  You'll find it in the Categories section titled "Fast and Fabulous Projects"




        1. jatman | | #4

          Thank you for those instructions - I've printed those out, too.  It's the 'Two Minute Instant Shrug' that I can't seem to print out.  I thought that was the subject of this post.  So sorry!


        2. User avater
          hemphill3 | | #5

          I would LOVE to make this but can't get the PDF to come up.  Does anyone have a work around.  Need it for Nov.3, 2007 party. 

          In a hurry, Lisa

          1. Cherrypops | | #6

            If it's the Cardi Wrap pdf file you are wanting, I have a saved copy.

            Email me direct using the "reply via email" at the bottom of the reply screen box and I can send it to you.

            CherryPops (australia)

          2. Cherrypops | | #7

            hi there,

            i know you will receive email notification for this post which is the best way for me to let you know: 

            i sent you the pdf.........(not sure if it will go into your inbox or spam/junk folder. your initial reply came into my junk folder.)


          3. maui | | #8

            Hi Lisa,

            If you are referring to the “Two-Minute Instant Shrug” article that appeared in Threads issue #120 and the Sew Stylish magazine – Volume 1 – Spring 2007 edition, there is no download.

            <!----><!----> <!---->

            But if you are refereeing to the Cardi-wrap article that appeared in Threads issue #130, the Besewstylish website has a download with the instructions.  Here is a direct link to them.


            <!----> <!---->

            You can also download the pdf document right from the Besewstylish website.  You'll find it in the Categories section posted under "Fast and Fabulous Projects".  It was posted Wednesday May 2, 2007



            Anna Mazur - Threads Magazine Contributing Editor


This post is archived.

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Conversational Threads

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All