Welcome to the Lumberjack SEW ALONG!
Let’s get the Lumberjack party started! If you have not purchased the Lumberjack pattern(s) you can grab them here:
And of course, our bundle for the whole family
Before you select which style you are sewing along, take a look at the Round Up Blog where we show you all options available.
Now that you have the patterns it’s time to select which file format you would like to use. Both the Youth and the Adult come in A4 and Letter format to print at home, A0 format to print with a plotter or at a copy shop AND a projector file. If you use the projector file you will not have to print anything!! That’s definitely my favorite way! You can see in today’s video how I use the file to cut the fabric.
Note: The tutorial is now a separate file from the pattern pieces.
Let’s start by taking the measurements needed for the best fit. P4P has an amazing blog that gives you tips for accurately taking your measurements. You can read all about it here. If your measurements put you in a different size for chest/waist/hips be sure to check out our P4P University blog and grade to achieve the perfect fit. All 3 Lumberjack shirt patterns have straight side seams and relaxed fit so it is a little more giving when it comes to grading for the waist.
Let’s talk fabric! The Lumberjack pattern is drafted for woven fabrics like flannel, light weight denim, light weight wool or medium weight cotton woven. For the lining you can use minky, fleece, flannel, french terry, sherpa…pretty much your preferred soft, cuddly fabric. For this sew along I am using a brushed flannel that I got from Joann fabrics. For the closures I am going to add spring snaps. Buttons are an option too 😉
Day 1 video is posted below. Check it out and once you are done cutting your fabric post a picture of it in the comments of the Day 1 photo of the Lumberjack SAL album in the M4M & P4P Sew Along group. If you sew more than one, post each one in a separate pic!