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Sew Tunic

To make a simple T Tunic with attatched sleeves. Use fabric that is wider than yourself (60") or attatch sleeves. The easiest T-tunic is to make it as wide as the fabric is. Fold it in quarters and snip a hole in the center. Put a tight fitting T-shirt on top of the fabric to use as a pattern. Draw the tunic shape around the T-Shirt using chalk or pencil crayon. (click on pictures to enlarge). Cut a square to use as the 'bib' for the keyhole neck. Finish off the edges of the square using either a serger or double tuck hem. Place the square in the center of the tunic (line up with hole. Then place a round bowl (6" or so) in the center, and then pull it DOWN an inch because your head is not in the center of your neck. Draw a circle around the bowl, and a 3-4" long slit for an opening. Pin the square with the keyhole onto the tunic and sew around the circle. For the slit, sew up one side, sew a few stitches, then up the other. Leave enough room to easily cut the slit out. Cut the circle out, cut out the slit, making sure you cut 'V' dashes at the end of the slit so it lies flat when you turn it right-side-in. Flip the sewn neck inside/out (rightside in). Sew around the neck again (topstitch) so that the neck lies flat. You can skip this if you're putting on trim. Sew on all trim, and hem sleeves and bottom (only if you're sure of the size) while the garment is flat. (Attach sleeves at this point too). Fold the garment so its inside out, and sew the main side seams, going all the way from the wrist to the bottom of the tunic. Sew this seem at least twice, go under the arm at least 3 times for extra support. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE GARMENT IS FLAT when you sew it. Don't line up the edges, make it flat and cut off extra material if you have to.
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