DIY:: {Aztec/Geometric} Tunic

Ok, you guys are going to 

DIE

 at how easy this tutorial is!

Aztec and other geometric prints on clothing are EVERYWHERE these days! I decided it was time to add this fun trend to my closet!!

 So the other day 

Joann's

 was having an amazing sale and coupons galore! I decided to stop in and see if I could find anything great. Well I found this geometric/Aztec printed knit. It wasn't on sale, but I had a 60% off coupon! SCORE!I got 2 yards of it because I loved it so much and to make sure I had enough fabric for my project.

 Pattern inspiration:

H&M

  $34.95

ASOS

  $75.94

ChicWish

$54.90

 $46.67

I decided to go for a high-low tunic. Something comfy but cute that I could dress up or down. And this knit is perfect because it is actually really warm, yet breathable!

Style inspiration:

Free People Tunic

 $88

Materials Needed:

*Fabric {I got 2 yards just to be safe.}

*Sewing machine/ matching thread

*Scissors

*Pins

*Buttons/ zipper {optional}

*Marking chalk/ marker

*1-2 hours depending on your skill level

HOW TO:

Step 1:

Lay your fabric flat, right sides facing in, draw your pattern out or use a sweater/ shirt you like and trace. make sure to leave 1/2 inch for seam allowance.

Step 2:

Cut out pattern. Also cut out 2 sleeves {make sure you cut it out on the fold}

When cutting out your sleeves, make sure you cut it on the fold, also make sure your print will go the same way as the body of your fabric- this is a huge step when cutting and using any kind of design.

Step 3:

Sew right sides together, pin and sew the shoulder and sides of the shirt. Also sew sleeves.

Step 4:

Turn sleeve right side out. Insert it into the arm hole, pin and sew. Do this to each arm.

{

Step 5:

If you want a cardigan, cut a straight line right down the center of the front section of the fabric.}

Step 6:

For a "high-low" affect cut an arch out on the front panel of fabric.

Step 7:

Hem neck, sleeves, and bottom of shirt.

{if you are making an open cardigan make sure to hem the opening sides as well. If you want you can add a zipper or button holes if you want the option of it closing. This is the step to do that, then hem.}

Step 8:

ENJOY!! Pair it with some leggings and your favorite boots, maybe even a hat!

I'd love to see what you made! 

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 pictures and get featured on the blog!

Want one made?? 

Contact me

 and I'd be happy to make one for you!