This lesson is more about the photos than explanations:
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Using the thinnest double-side tape we stick the thinnest knitted fabric down to the heavy paper of A4 format:

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Cut off the odds:

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Then we make a sewing pattern (normally I try the pattern on the dummy, rip it up and outline it on the paper):

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Afterward I photograph this outline together with the shit of paper (you may also scan it) and draw a plain vector sewing pattern in Photoshop (taking into account a proper scale):

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Then I search for  a nice picture:

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Print the pattern on the home inkjet printer, and fixate it with the acrylic mat spray:

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Unstick the fabric of the paper:

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Cut it out сcarefully:

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Then we pull a thread out of fabric, put it into a smallest beading needle and sew the side parts of the top together using frequent buttonhole stitches (DO NOT forget that a stich must be no less than 2 mm, because the fabric is very delicate and easy to come apart):

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Then we turn it inside out, put it on the dummy and go on to overseam the edges:

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Cut off the narrow stripes of the tape (1,5 mm) and stick them down to the edge of the neck:

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Fold the edge, press on it gently to make sure you stick it down thoroughly:

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And do the same to the remaining edges:

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Here we are:

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Turn the top inside out once again, put it on a dummy, and take a picture with a teaspoon!

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Tutorial by Olga Bekreeva
Translation by Anna Grybova