Sweatshirt with mock band hem – tutorial

This is my favourite ‘working at home’ outfit at the moment – my new red hoodie with a denim skirt, fleece lined footless tights (mmm!) and cozy socks.  I’ve only made the hoodie so far – I’ll work on making the rest!

Vogue 9926 Vogue 9926 back

This is quite an old pattern – Vogue 9926.  I cut a bit of the top of the sleeve as I was getting a strange puff effect.  I love the neckline and the fit of the shoulder and sleeve.

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For the hem, I found a mock band hem in The Overlocker Technique Manual by Julia Hincks.

1. With the wrong side up, fold a hem.  Pin and press.

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2. Turn to the right side.  Fold the hem down so you have the raw edge level with the new fold.  Serge these three layers together.

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3. Turn the hem down, press and you’re done!

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The Overlocker Technique Manual looks really good – lots of lovely, clear photos. I’ll write a review when I’ve had time to read it!

IMG_1326-001Pattern: Vogue Elements 9926 (1996)

Fabric: Ponte jersey

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