Add a Patchwork Accent to a Garment with BERNINA

Add a Patchwork Accent to a Garment

Sharon from Sharon Sews takes us on a nostalgic journey down memory lane, reminiscing about the patchwork projects she crafted in her teen sewing years. From bell-bottom pants to delightful patchwork creations, the 70s and 80s were a colorful and creative era indeed! Now, with the opportunity to enjoy the patchwork trend once more, Sharon guides us in adding charming patchwork accents to the sleeves of a button-up shirt. It's time to explore the magic of patchwork and create personalized fashion statements that reflect your unique taste and style.

by Sharon Madsen

Materials to Sew a Patchwork Accent Sleeve Shirt

  • Sewing Machine – Sharon used her BERNINA 770 QE PLUS
  • Long sleeve button-up shirt pattern
  • Fabric for the shirt, yardage and type based on the pattern recommendation
  • Five coordinating fabrics for the patchwork sleeve accent
  • Coordinating all-purpose thread
  • Straight pins
  • Ruler
  • French curve
  • Tracing paper and pen or pencil
  • Removable marking pen or chalk
  • Scissors OR Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Iron and pressing surface

Visit WeAllSew for the tutorial. Click here to make the patchwork accent shirt.