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Threads and SewStylish Shrug

LEH | Posted in Feedback on Threads on

Greetings-

I am new to this forum, but I have been collecting Threads for years.  I teach a sewing class to 4-6 graders, and have been considering having them make the shrug that was in a Threads magazine a few years ago, and has been recently resurrected in Sew Stylish.  I want them to purchase their own fabric, and was thinking that it could work without the stretch factor, if it was loose enough.  I haven’t made it up yet, but do any of you have thoughts about this?

 

LEL

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  1. spicegirl | | #1

    Good for you, and how patient you must be!  The shrug is a good idea for these little beginners as it is something they will want to wear and show (off) to others.

    They are probably motionless, so I would stick with fabric that has 25% stretch in the width of fabric as the pattern suggest (Sew Stylish/Spring 2007, pages 100-101).  The layout is cut on the straight of grain which would not allow enough stretch if the fabric were woven. 

    If the girls shop on their own they can ask a clerk for assistance in finding fabric with the 25% stretch factor.  Just in case that helpful clerk is not available, I would show them how the formula works: 4"stretches to 5".

     Best of luck, but most important - have fun!

  2. cafms | | #2

    I made one from a light weight fleece and really like it.  This fleece had sort of a ribbed look.  Fleece has some stretch crosswise and is easy to sew.

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