We all wear sleeveless tops/ tunics. But some people like me step out from home wear a shrug over it, to avoid those stupid staring eyeballs and yes of course to protect from harsh sun-rays. As I suffer from sun allergy 🙁 Yesterday an idea clicked 😉 why not post about a shrug.
Shrug can be worn on any type of tunic, tank tops. Shrug should be from a light weight fabric if you wanna use in summer.
Sewing A Shrug
In the shrug sewing tutorial I have used net fabric. The length solely depends on you. I’ve taken ready length of shrug 15″. And the sleeves are of length 14″ ready.
Pattern of shrug
The draft will be same that of kurti.
Draw the draft of kurti but we will take here only above part, I mean draw the kurti draft from 1-4-6-7-5-3 only.
1-6= Length of the shrug + 1″
A long Bias strip will also be needed. See how to cut bias strip.
Cut along the drafting lines. Below is the snap of shrug pattern (back). The Back will be on folded side while as the front will not be on folded side. So we will get 2 pieces of front and 1 back piece. The bottom shape is bit curved.
The back neckline is to be cut only of 1/2″.
The front neckline shape as shown in front draft.
Front draft of shrug:
First sew along the shoulders of front and back. Half work done 🙂 Now measure from A-B-C of the whole shrug I mean both the fronts along with the back neckline. Now attach the bias strip from A-B-C and pin it up. Don’t stretch too much the bias strip.
Now attach the sleeves. And sew the shrug. Yup our shrug sewing finished…..
The back of shrug. My model is my cousin and she really hates doing such photo-ops for me but she has no choice as I don’t have a daughter so she has to say YES for shoots 🙂
Hope you will sew shrug very soon.
If you want to sew long shrug visit the tutorial here
Seeing this I too want to go for it.let me see how it turns out. Thanks for the drafting
Kamalprret kaur says
Wow a very nice and useful tutorial. I was also thinking to make something like this since a long. As both Sleeve less and short sleeve don’t work for me due to sun rays and strong AC in office 🙂 . Its very difficult to work with Shawl.
This is very useful. Hope to share pics of one if I get some time in near future. 🙂
Gurmeet Kaur says
Hope, you sew shrug very soon.