Monday, September 03, 2012

Easy V Neck band TUTE

A simple tute for knit tops ( tees etc) with V necks. 

1. Before you sew up any shoulder seams, let's reinforce the "V" ...

Open out your FRONT piece.

 reinforce the “V”  by  stitching in the seam allowance a few cms in both directions- at the centre front. 

Then carefully slash the “V” down to the reinforcing stitches, being super careful not to cut through your stitches.

Now continue as you normally would, aligning FRONT and BACK, with right sides facing, sew both  shoulder seams together. Press.

Next  apply your neckband as you normally would “ in the round”, dividing the neckband and opening into 1/4s, and matching up pins as you sew, stretching the neckband ever so slightly as you go to meet.

Now turn your neckband right side out and press.
Fold your tee in half down the centre front, making sure it all lines up nicely...

We are now going to mark out where we will sew a small dart to create our V.
I use a pin or chalk it in...

 Sew your dart as marked stopping just as you reach the seam allowance. Trim and tie off your tail, then turn right side out and give it a good press.

Now continue sewing your tee!



Rainbow Made said...

YAY just what I need Lisa. Thankyou!!
I have a v neck top on my sewing table waiting for the neck band..Perfect timing :)

Unknown said...

Oh fantastic! Thank you. :) I have never thought to reinforce the V before sewing on the neck band before.

Wendy said...

This is great! I don't make clothes, but I think i could use it to alter shop bought round neck t-shirts. I have a large "bosom" so round neck t-shirts are a no-no but v-necks are so hard to find!

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