Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Easy shrug

Although it's still very warm, even hot during the day, despite it being 27th September, it gets fairly chilly in the evening. I don't usually feel cold very often, but now I do, for some reason. So I devised this super easy and quick-to-make shrug.

Here's the tutorial in just six easy steps for a shrug in size M.

Step 1: Cut out a piece of fabric that is 20 cm wide and 120 cm long (8"x47"). 

Step 2: Fold it in half, right sides facing, and stitch the ends together.

You should get this:

Step 3:
Place the fabric on a flat surface with the seam on one end, like in the above photo. Mark the middle of the fabric band at the other end.

Step 4: Fold the fabric like this:

Line up the seam with the marked middle, this will be your 'back seam'. Then pin the two edges together, right sides facing, about 10 cm (4") from the back seam to either side.

Step 5: Stitch the edges together.

Step 6: Trim the raw edges of the shrug and you're done!

Sorry about the blurry image. Hubby's not home to take a pic of me wearing it. ;)