Chalk and Notch printed patterns have arrived! We’ve been working towards this goal for a long time! If you enjoy a physical pattern, with no printing or taping required, I have news for you. You can now purchase a printed copy of the Fringe, Marcel, Wren, or Page pattern in our shop. All printed patterns
We include drawstrings on a few Chalk and Notch patterns. We thought it would be helpful to round up a few different ways to sew drawstrings using either woven or knit fabric. Here are two ways to make a drawstring yourself from knit fabric. This is a great alternative option to using a pre-made drawstring
Adding grommets is an optional way to finish the openings for the drawstrings on the Page Hoodie and the Joy Jacket. Buttonholes are another option if you don’t have grommets. Be sure to follow the instructions included with your grommets, but here is a tutorial to help insert them. While this tutorial was created with
Now it’s time to add the hood to your Page Hoodie! If you ever want to try a crew neckline for the Page, you can check out our tutorial on the blog and the free neckband pattern piece in the shop. Let’s finish up your hoodie below. SEW THE MAIN HOOD AND LINING AT THE
In this post we will be hemming the Page. View A has a hem band and View B includes a drawstring casing. SEW THE HEM BAND TO THE BODICE – VIEW A If sewing view A, place the bodice inside the hem tube, aligning the raw edges. Pin the cut edge of the hem band
Now you are ready to attach the sleeves to the bodice. In just a few seams you will have a bodice to try on! SEW SLEEVES TO FRONT BODICE With right sides together, pin the sleeves to the front bodice, matching notches (1 notch for the front pieces). Sew and press sleeve seam allowance towards
You will always be happy that you took the time to prepare before you begin sewing. Read over all of the instructions and make sure you are familiar with the seam allowances and markings. First, we will add the grommets. Find more detailed instructions for inserting grommets in this post: Sewing Tips | Grommet Installation.