We’re rounding out the end of #RaglanWeek and I’m excited to share another way you can add some flare to your raglans!
I love the sporty look for my little guy since he is so active! Adding a simple stripe accent to raglan sleeves is such an easy, cute, sporty look!
Here is how you can add them to your raglans!
Decide how thick you would like your stripes. Cut your stripe of knit fabric double that for the length and as wide as your sleeves where you will be adding the stripe.
Example: I wanted my stripes just a bit over 1″- so I cut my strip 2.5″ and the width matching the sleeve width.
Press the strips in half lengthwise and create a crease. Please excuse my ironing board… I swear taking pictures of it makes it look 1000X dirtier than it looks in person!
Press bottom raw edge up to center crease.
Press top raw edge down to center crease.
I used a fabric pen to mark a straight line across my sleeve. Since they’re both knit fabrics you can find your self ever so slightly off easily, so I’d highly recommend this for a flawless stripe!
Pin your stripes carefully along your marked line or lines if you’re doing multiple stripes. I did 2 on each sleeve for mine. You can also use a wash away hem tape to hold them in place while you stitch. I recommend not doing this with your baby in the room— or you MIGHT sew the stripes onto the back piece of the shirt rather than the sleeve 😉 OOPS!!
Edge stitch along the top and bottom fold of your stripes. I used my single chainstitch on my coverstitch for mine- you will want a stretch stitch since we’re working with knits.
Complete the shirt as the tutorial directs you— only noting to align your stripes carefully along the sleeve seam when you stitch up your sleeve and side seam.
I also added a little number 4 since Little Guy is about to turn 4 next week.
He also picked out the pirate theme lining for the hood for a little pop of “coolness” 😉 .
His Jolly Roger is a size up from his width measurement in a thick and cozy sweatshirt fleece. I kept the length what he measures on the chart, this is the banded shirt length, long sleeve with cuffs and regular hood from the new Jolly Roger Add on Pack.
He’s not much for modeling for Mama!
But, we were both so happy with his new hoodie he has already requested another one!
If you’ve added some fun stripes to the sleeves of your raglan during P4P Raglan week, we would love for you to share it with us! Head over to the Facebook Group or share on Instagram. And be sure to use the tag#P4PRaglanWeek so we can find you!
Curious about what else has been happening during our raglan-loving week of fun?
Just take a look at our schedule!
Tuesday, September 20:JRR Woven Fabric Hack
Wednesday, September 21: JRR Animal Faces Add-On
Thursday, September 22: Contrast Band Hack for Kangaroo Pockets
Friday, September 23:Women’s Keyhole / Scoopback Raglan Hack
Saturday, September 24:Off-The-Shoulder Raglan Hack
Sunday, September 25: Adding Stripes to Your Raglan Sleeves
We’ve had such a blast seeing everyone’s raglans this week! We will be picking a winner from those who shared with hashtag #P4PRaglanWeek! Tonight is the last chance to pick up any of the P4P Raglans on sale- though midnight US CST.