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Date: 10/12/13 5:23 PM

I can only assume that binding a boatneck knit top is the same as a scoop or crewneck. Yes or no? Is there something Im not aware of?
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Date: 10/12/13 6:27 PM

This lady has a nice tutorials on binding boat or envelope necks. They are shown on kid's shirts here and here.

She used visible, decorative serging on the outside, but her techniques are clearly photographed and applicable to grownup clothing.

You might see that her bindings do not hug the body closely, though. Personally, I'd make them a touch shorter than the neck edge to snug things up a bit there.




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Date: 10/13/13 0:40 AM

Boatnecks can be tricky if your shoulders are narrow. If so, the boatnecks can slip off your shoulders. Make sure to make a muslin if this is the case, and like Elona said you might want to make the binding a bit shorter to ensure the neckline does not bow out from your body.

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Date: 10/20/13 8:44 PM

I actually followed the tutorial from a Craftsy class for neck binding for a scoop neck but used it on the Kirsten Kimono tee, which is a boat neck. Came out great actually- was the first time making either. (Though it did reconfirm for me that I really prefer the v-neck the best on me- haven't tried to do that neckline yet.)
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Date: 10/21/13 3:59 AM

I've only used a turned over hem on boat necks, but I like the look of these binding methods. The overlapping at the shoulder edge is very pretty. Thanks for the links!
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