Nähanleitung Knotenshirt “Edda”

Sewing instructions knot shirt “Edda”

With our sewing pattern Shirt Edda you are far from normal. The knot in the center front is the eye-catcher and the attached cup collar conjures up a beautiful neckline. In addition, the shirt has a narrow cut and therefore has a feminine and figure-hugging silhouette. Goodbye T-shirt, hello Edda !

Length at center back = 61 - 67cm

The jersey shirt Edda was sewn from a soft jersey in these instructions.

Required material:

We recommend a soft knit or jersey .

Size 34-44 outer fabric 1.30 m 140cm wide
Size 44-50 outer fabric 1.75 m 140cm wide


Cut out the pattern pieces from your fabric . Place the selvedges parallel to the center. The pattern pieces should all be face up. Always align the grain arrow on all pieces in the same direction and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all the notches from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk . Pinch the seam allowance in the fold of the fabric because this is always a center.

You need:

  • 2x front part in opposite directions
  • 1x back piece
  • 1x collar part
  • 2x sleeves in opposite directions

Sewing instructions:

To sew your t-shirt you need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, alternatively you can use the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to finish the raw edges.

Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretch stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a home sewing machine you should use either a zigzag stitch or the tripartite elastic stitch and then all seam allowances again with a zigzag stitch or another appropriate stitch neaten so they don't fray. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern.
Happy sewing!

You start with the two front parts, on which you finish the curved edges with your serger or with a zigzag stitch (here in the photo I have marked them again with a pink line). When you've done that, take the right piece from the front pieces. From this part you sew the cross seam A and A together from the edge to the notch (marked by the pink lines in the photo). A small opening remains in the middle.

Then you put both front parts on top of each other right sides together at the center front and sew the parts together from the hem to the waist nip. Now you can pull the left front piece through the opening. Now you close the transverse seam in the left front part exactly as in the right one, this creates the optical knot. Place the front piece on the back piece, right sides together, and sew the previously trimmed side seams together.

Then neaten the shoulder seams and sew them together. Sew the back collar piece to the front shawl collar/facing at shoulder height.

Now sew the back collar to the back neckline.

Next, gather the seams at shoulder height. To do this, use the longest stitch length to sew two seams along the open edge. Knot one end and pull the other end until you have gathered the sections to 5cm (total to 10cm). Now comes the visually difficult, but very easy part. You now have to turn over the attached facing of the collar with the neck hole. To do this, lay the collar spread out on the table so that the neck hole is at the top and the open facing edge is at the bottom. Then you take the rest of the shirt and put it in the middle of the collar. Then you pin the neckline and the facing seam together. It's almost like wrapping roulades or stuffing spring rolls or sewing yokes into shirts. Now you have to stitch this firmly and then turn everything around. This is how it looks finished. Sew sleeves together and overcast and sew into appropriate armhole. Finally, all you have to do is turn in the hems twice and sew them on.

Your EDDA is ready!

If you don't know what to do, or if you have any questions, please send us an email to info@schnittmuster-berlin.de. We will answer you as soon as possible.

Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!

Sincerely, your Dagmar and Ellen.

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