2. MAKE THE CUTS
2a. With the main fabric, cut the back piece. It will measure A by E. In the size shown (medium), it is 27"× 27".
2b. Cut 2 sleeves. They will measure B by C.
2c. Cut the 2 front panels. Together they should measure about /³ the length of A (or D) by E.
2d. With the contrasting fabric, cut three 24"× 2" strips for the back elastic casing and ties.
3. IRON THE FABRIC AND SEW THE TUBES
3a. Ironing is key to preparing the fabric for sewing. Iron all your cut fabric pieces well.
3b. Iron each of the contrasting fabric strips in half, wrong sides facing, and sew along the cut edges.
Turn inside out with a loop turner or safety pin. If you don’t have a loop turner, attach the safety pin to one
side of the tube’s open edge and push it carefully back through the tube to turn it inside out. Do this for
all 3 tubes and then iron them flat.
4. SEW THE BACK AND FRONT
4a. Fold over the top and bottom of the back piece ¾" to the wrong side of the fabric and press.
Sew these down with a straight stitch ½" from the edge.
4b. Hem the open edges of the front pieces (right side of left piece and left side of right piece) after
folding the edges over twice and pressing thoroughly each time.
4c. Pin the front pieces (with wrong sides facing) to the top of the back piece, with hemmed edges facing
the center and raw edges lined up to the right and left sides of the piece. Sew across the top edge.
5. SEW THE SLEEVES
5a. Fold over the open (wrist) edge of the sleeve pieces 1" to the wrong side of the fabric and press.
Sew them with a straight stitch and a ½" seam allowance.
5b. Fold the sleeve pieces in half lengthwise, wrong sides facing, and press. Sew them with a straight stitch
and a ½" seam allowance.