--- This tutorial is free but for your convenience I decided to offer the complete tutorial as a PDF for download for only $2, if you prefer to have everything in one structured document ---
Download the pattern pieces from the pdf-file above, print them and cut them out. You should have two pattern pieces (#1 “bottom part” and #2 “top part”). When printing make sure your printer settings are set to "actual size" and NOT to "fit" so the pattern pieces will be the right size.
Hint: if you use oilcloth or laminated cotton like I did, sewing clips instead of pins are recommended, since pins will leave holes in your fabric.
Fabric: a few scraps will do
Bias tape 0.5” wide: approx. 50 cm (20”)
Fusible fleece, e.g. Pellon 987F
Fusible interfacing, e.g. Pellon 931 TD
- from pattern piece #1 (bottom part): 2 pieces of fabric, 1 piece of fusible fleece
- from pattern piece #2 (top part): 2 pieces of fabric, 2 pieces of fusible interfacing
All seam allowances are 1 cm (3/8”) unless otherwise stated.
1) Transfer the markings for the placement lines onto the fabric pieces #1.
2) Interface the two fabric pieces #2 (top part) with the fusible interfacing. Then put them right sides together, the short edges and the long edges should be aligned. Sew along the short edges, trim the seam allowance and turn right side out.
When you reach the beginning of the bias tape again, put the end of the bias tape on top of the beginning so that they are overlapping by approx. 1,5 cm (0.5”).
7) Sew the bias tape down onto the shoulder pad, approx. 0,5 cm (3/16) “ from the outer edge.
8) Fold the bias tape over the outer edge of the shoulder pad and fold it down towards the other side. Try to make a neat binding, see also on the next pictures below.
9) Stitch all along the inner edge of the bias binding with a 0,3 cm (1.8") seam allowance.
If you like this tutorial or if you have any suggestions on how to improve it, I would be happy about a comment :)