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Today we have a little bit more to do in term of steps, however, they are very simple and easy ones. To finish the sweater, we will assemble the body and then attach the ribbed parts at the bottom of the garment and sleeve and around the neckline.
A little reminder...
Unless stated otherwise, be sure to stitch at 12 mm (½") from the edge and match notches and markings with the same numbers.
Assemble RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER, namely by placing the right side of a piece against the right side of another one – the right side being the side showing when the garment is worn.
EDGE-FINISH: with an overlocker (serger) machine, serge cutting away the excess of seam allowances. With a standard machine, stitch next to the first stitching with a zigzag and cut away the excess of seam allowances close to the second stitching OR use an overcasting foot.
EDGE-STITCH: stitch RIGHT SIDE up very close to a seam or finished edge.
Stitch the front and back panels together at the shoulders. EDGE-FINISH the seam allowances and press toward the back.
Stitch the sleeves to garment armholes, matching up ➋ and ➌. EDGE-FINISH the seam allowances.
Assemble the front and back of the garment at the underarm and side seams. EDGE-FINISH the seam allowances.
Stitch together the short sides of each cuff, trim the seam allowances to half and press open.
Fold the cuffs, WRONG SIDES TOGETHER, to match up the raw edges.
Attach the cuffs to the bottom of sleeves, matching up ➍. To do so, ensure that the cuffs are stretched.
Stitch the lower bands together at the short sides, trim the seam allowances to half and press open.
Fold the band, WRONG SIDES TOGETHER, to match up the raw edges, and press.
Attach the lower band to the bottom of the garment, matching up the side seams. To do so,
ensure that the band is stretched.
Stitch together the short sides of collar trim the seam allowances to half and press open. Fold the collar, WRONG SIDES TOGETHER, to match up the raw edges.
Attach the collar to garment neckline edge, matching up the shoulders and centre front and back. To do so, ensure that the collar is stretched.
Topstitch over the collar, cuff and lower band seam using a zigzag stitch or a decorative stitch. ** This step is optional! For better results, use a zigzag sewing foot to centre the width of the decorative stitch on the seams.
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