Boys Tank Tutorial

Last week, my two older kids got to go to their Grandma’s all by themselves for a week.  While they were in Arizona, I got to hang out alone at home with my baby, which meant that I had both nap time and bed time to work on STUFF!
My to-do project pile went down significantly!
One of the things on my list was to make up a tank-top pattern for my son.  He’s totally into being a muscle man, and loves his store-bought tanks, so I knew he’d love to come home to this one.

This was the most boyish print of knit that I had, so I’ll now be on the lookout for some more boy-friendly fabric to make him some more.

I love that it’s long, and I love that the fabric is so soft–isn’t he so cute!?

 {click here} for the pattern
(this is about a size 6-7)

Easiest Shirt Ever:
Cut one of each of the pattern pieces.  1 of the front, and one of the back on the fold.

With right-sides-together, serge or stitch the shoulder seams together.

Then serge or stitch both sides down as shown:

Using the tutorial Jen laid out {here}, attach the neck and arm bands (each should measure 16″ x 2″)

Serge neck and arm bands in place.

Finally, serge the bottom edge of the tank and hem with a double-needle.

**disclaimer: I know, I totally should have used a navy thread on my serger, but I’m scared to death to change my thread…I’m afraid I’ll never get it going again.  I’m getting up the courage, but in the meantime, just be aware, that I’m aware!  🙂