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Turning under for a neckline finish

drdeez | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I wonder if anyone out there has any good ideas for turning under a neckline.  Some patterns give this direction and when I do it on knits it doesn’t seem to look all the great. 


  1. mem | | #1

    I have used a new method just recently on the Kwick Sew twisted top design and it worked very well . I got the idea from GIGI Sews Behind the Seams Blog Spot and from Pattern Review where GIGI also wrote about this . It works very well.It entails cutting 1/4 inch elastic which is soft and pliable, Gigi recommends lingerie elastic without the picot I didnt have any and cut down elastic which is used when making fitted sheets.This was very soft and I placed the cut edge into the fold.

    This is serged onto the front neckline edge wrong side on 1: 1 ratio and the folded under and top stitched close to the edge .She does this only on the front and it gives a neckline which hugs the body but isnt tight. The shoulders are sewn together with the back turn under allowance placed over the top of the shoulder seam . This means that when it it is turned right side out the back seam allowance covers the shoulder  seam making a nice neat finish.

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