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Jalie 2918 delivers yet again

Jalie 2918 is my go-to pattern for t-shirts for my husband.

Jalie 2918 in knits from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I’ve been sewing this pattern for him for years now! I own the hard copy version of the pattern and have his size traced onto polytrace. The polytrace sticks slightly to the fabric, so it makes cutting and sewing one of these super fast. Put down the pattern piece, no pins or weights needed, zoom around it with a rotary cutter.

Jalie 2918 in knits from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Then it’s a simple matter of shoulder seams, neckband, sleeves, then side seams (including sleeve seam). I fuse vliesofix tape to the sleeve and body hems before I sew up the side seams. It makes it even faster to then turn and fuse them in place before twin needling to secure.

Jalie 2918 in knits from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I also twin needle around the neckband to secure it and add detail. Other than using the machine for twin needling, these are entirely sewn on the overlocker.

Jalie 2918 in knits from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Dan likes his tees to have entertaining prints. I found these three at Darn Cheap Fabrics. The animal print and the ‘nope’ grumpy cat print are both super soft cotton/spandex knits. They feel really delightful against the skin. The music notes are on a cotton jersey.

Jalie 2918 in knits from Darn Cheap Fabrics

The ‘nope’ tee elicited lots of commentary when it was worn during a work conference last week! It’s great to make people smile.

Jalie 2918 in knits from Darn Cheap Fabrics

We’ve decided that it’s easier to get blog photos when there is a prop involved.

7 thoughts on “Jalie 2918 delivers yet again

  1. That is one satisfied customer! They all look fabulous….might have to dig out the pattern I have for my husband. Thanks for the inspiration! Now to find some “nope” fabric….

  2. love the music t shirt. But what is polytrace? I have done a google search but it doesn’t come up with anything. I wonder if it just something you have in Australia. It sound like a great product.

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