Step 5: SHOULDERS
Again, you'll start this step by stacking the two blankets on top of each other, and the two shower curtains on top of those.
- Cut all four layers along the neck seams you just made, continuing at a right angle from the scarf cut, and leaving ½ inch seam allowance from the neck.
- Now, lay out the materials again. This time, start by putting the back shower curtain good side down on the ground. On top of it, place the fleece, with the back down and front up. On top of everything, put the front shower curtain, good side up. Line up the cut edges around the neck.
- Holding the two top layers together (the front shower curtain and front half of the fleece), flip them over away from the back, folding the fleece over between the short neck seams. This step works best with a friend!
- Now, leaving the neck folded, slip out the notched edges of the front half, un-tucking them so that they to rest flat on top of the back half. The notches will create an 8" overlap, extending horizontally out from the neck, for the shoulders. Starting with the bottom, the layers should be: back shower curtain, back fleece, front shower curtain, front fleece.
- Stitch along the edges in two parallel lines to make the shoulders. The reinforced shoulder seams help with waterproofing, and help to distribute the weight of the garment to keep the vinyl from ripping.
- Note: It helps to roll the material into a log to feed it through your sewing machine.
- Flip everything over so that the fleece is on the inside and the shower curtains are on the outside.
- Use your tape to join the front and back neck seams of the shower curtain.