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V-neck on nurses’ uniform tops

Loie | Posted in General Discussion on

I am having a problem getting the bands on the v-neck of a nurse’s uniform top to lay flat.  There also must be a fast way to insert the bands since or they wouldn’t be made commercially.  Does anyone have a shortcut?  Thanks so much!

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  1. Teaf5 | | #1

    I usually use a single band, clipping it to the seamline after I've stitched one side, before continuing up the other side, making the join at the shoulder seam or center back.  That way, you don't have full seam allowances on two bands to contend with. 

    Then, after pressing the band up, I press in a fold and stitch it from the seamline to the top edge of the band.  Since the center seam is on a foldline, there are no messy seam allowances, and pressing the whole thing before stitching assures that it will lie flat.

    If this explanation doesn't make sense, search for "mitered corner bindings" for one of the many very good, illustrated explanations available on the internet.  Many of the quilting sites explain internal miters for borders, which your neckband is, just on a much smaller scale.

  2. samsmomma | | #2

    one of the pattern companies awhile back had you assemble the insertion part and finish the seam allowances, marking the points where everything matches,  then you stay stitch and clip the center of the v on the main pattern piece, finish the seam allowances, and then  press  the seam allowances back to the back Next you lay the finished insertion UNDER the v that is pressed and ready for it.. I use a dab of fabric glue to hold it all in place then topstitch thru all the layers. It works better than any other method and I have been making scrub tops for DH for years.. 

    hope it's clearer than mud.. basically it's pressing the seam allowances on the top piece and lining it up with the insertion and stitching the v's together.. like reverse applique I guess..

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