Add a comfortable and stylish addition to your wardrobe with this lovely Emma, flutter sleeve shirt. The subtle ruffles fall drape on the arms so elegantly and effortlessly. This tutorial will provide you a step-by-step guide on how to make a flutter sleeve shirt with a free pattern that I’ve provided in the link below.
Make a Classy Flutter Sleeve Shirt- Beginner Friendly
Tools and materials:
- Free Emma sewing pattern- get it here
- 1 yard knit fabric
- Matching thread
- Stretch needle
Fold and cut
Fold the fabric in half, and half again. Line up your pattern along the folded edge of your fabric, add weights on top, and cut.
Cut the deeper neckline, at the front.
Pin and sew shoulder seams
For a structured finish, add tape or interface line to the shoulder seams. Pin in place and set up your machine for a zigzag stitch.
Start 1.5 inches from the end of the fabric and do a backstitch, then sew. Repeat this for the other shoulder.
Next, sew a wider zigzag stitch next to your narrow one, right on the seam allowance.
Trim your seam allowance when done.
Stitch the sleeve
Fold the edge of your sleeve in, towards the wrong side. Fold around the curve, pinning every two inches.
You can do a diagonal baste stitch as you pin along, this will also help preserve the elasticity of the fabric.
Place the folded edge of the seam so that it faces downward, line up the machine foot with the folded edge of the fabric, and sew. Use a pin to help you control the fabric so you don’t stretch it while sewing.
Take out your baste stitch and carefully trim the excess seam allowance.
Sew your neckline
For the neckline, fold it over about half an inch and pin. Then, sew it with a zigzag stitch.
Press your seams.
Don't twist your fabric, keep it straight to create a clean, even edge.
Assemble the flutter sleeve shirt
Turn your blouse inside out and pin your sleeve edges. Pin the side seams together, making sure it matches the notches, and sew.
As with the shoulder seam’s stitch, do the same here. First a wider zigzag, and then a narrow zigzag. Remember to trim your seam allowance and do the same to the other side.
Sew the hem and use either a zigzag stitch or a double-needle- it’s up to you!
We’re done! How sophisticated and pretty is this flutter sleeve shirt? Even though it is a basic flutter sleeve shirt, it looks classy and can be worn either casually or for a more formal setting. What color fabric will you be doing this flutter shirt in? Hope you enjoyed this super easy tutorial!
- Pattern (https://dressmakingwithtiana.vipmembervault.com/products/courses/view/)
- Knit fabric