A shrug or bolero for this changing season is great… easy to put on and easy to take of! And if we do this in a fabric like this grey velvet or any other fabric with a little shine to it, we can use it both at night and by day. It’s cool to wear at work with jeans for a casual cool look and over any lacy top for those chilly spring night outs.
In this tutorial I will show you to sew a velvet shrug from 3 fabric rectangles. Ready to start this DIY? Let’s do it!
- Velvet fabric
- Measuring tape
- Fabric scissors
- Sewing machine
1. With the fabric folded in two cut a rectangle of 95cm wide x 60 high (measure on the folded fabric). At the edge of the rectangle where the fold is, cut a hole on each side about 20 cm high. (see picture above).
2. Cut two small rectangles of 30 width x 45cm height.
3. Fold in half the two small rectangles (good side inwards) by the wider side and sew.
4. You now have two tubes. Now fold in half from the inside out (join edge to edge). These are your sleeves.
5. Join the sides and sew them (above the holes). Make a hem on the opening of 10cm and sew.
6. Ruffle (wrinkle) slightly the holes to fit the size of your sleeves.
7. Sew the sleeves on the inside of the ruffled wholes.
¡And voila! Your DIY velvet shrug is done!
I hope you liked this DIY and you are welcome to ask any questions or leave me any comments you have 🙂