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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tutorial - Jumbo Turtleneck in 20 minutes!

Ok, so it is official that March has come in like a lion!!!  This fun and quick project will be perfect for any leftover Cuddle™ scraps and it makes a comfy and warm built-in scarf to any t-shirt pattern!

What you'll need:
1/2 yard of Cuddle™ (I used Fly Away Turquoise)
Thread and sewing machine!

Step 1
Take your pattern front and back and sew the shoulder seams.  You can measure around the opening or you could take the measurement from the pattern for the neck binding and add 4" to the length.

Step 2
Cut your 1/2 yard Cuddle™ the width of the neck binding + 4" - make sure the stretch is going in the direction you see in the picture.  If you are using 1/2 yard (18") you won't need to cut the height.  Or, if you want a turtle neck that is not so JUMBO you can adjust to your taste!

Step 3
Fold the Cuddle™ right sides together so the 18" sides are matching (your binding + 4" is the top and bottom edge measurement) Sew 1/2" seam allowance with a zigzag stitch.  Finish the seam with a zigzag stitch or serger.

 Step 4
Now fold the Cuddle™ halfway out so the bottom raw edge meets the top raw edge and wrong sides are facing each other.  Sew all around the opening with a zigzag stitch and finish the seams like you did in step 3.
Step 5
Now, starting at one shoulder, pin the Cuddle™ to the t-shirt.  Since we want the turtle neck to fold up and out you will pin the right side of the Cuddle to the WRONG side of the t-shirt.  Here's an aeriel shot of what that looks like.  See how the t-shirt is right side out and I pinned the Cuddle™ to the inside of the t-shirt (the Cuddle™ is against the wrong side of the t-shirt.)  Pin all the way around.  You may need to stretch the fabric a bit to make sure that it's pinned evenly.

Step 6
Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance with a zigzag stitch.

Step 7
Fold the turtle neck out to the front of the shirt!  The Cuddle™ will fold over the seam and will keep it hidden from view!  The inside of the shirt will have a nice finish since there are no exposed seams! 

Finish up sewing the sleeves and sides according to the instructions and hem the sleeves and bottom.  You're done!  Did you time yourself?  Who can finish it under 20 minutes?!  I want to hear how quick it took you!

It's like a built in scarf to keep a little neck nice and warm!

Eva Mae had fun in our snowy yard!  I'm glad we didn't have anywhere to go today!

I had to take a picture of her boot - she was a little upset that there was snow on it!

Here's to hoping the weather will warm up soon!!!  I want to see my pretty daffodils bloom!
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  1. Great idea RaeAnna! I love these big cowl and turtlenecks on little ones. Thanks for sharing!

  2. adorable! thanks for the tutorial. :)

  3. Oh I love it! Have to try this next - thanks for the tutorial!



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