Neckline Binding for Knits
A method for jewel necks and v-necks
One of my favorite garments to make is a knit T-shirt, and I have a few TNT (tried-and-true) patterns I rely on. There are many ways to finish the neckline. I’ll show you the bound method. You’ll construct your garment as suggested in your pattern guide sheet and finish the neckline afterward.
Two sample tops from my wardrobe have different finishes. The printed knit top has a neckband sewn onto it. The second, striped top has a neck binding. For these finishes, keep in mind that you are using fabrics that stretch.
1. For lightweight fabrics and for striped fabrics, cut the binding 1 1/2 inches wide on the cross-grain or bias. For heavy fabrics, cut the binding about 2…
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