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Tip Tuesday: Perfect Neck and Armhole BandsBy AlexisW on 5/27/14 1:46 PM

Perfect Neck and Armhole Bands

- by Cirena

Shape the neck and armhole bands with a cardboard. This technique can be used for pockets too.

Step 1:

Cut a cardboard to a desired shape without seam allowances.

Step 2:

Place the cardboard onto the fabric.

Step 3:

Fold, press and slide the seam allowances along the cardboard sides, with a bamboo stick or any modeling stick. You should end up with creases along the seam-line of the fabric. You can skip this step if you are making a pocket. This is great to use on concave edges.

Step 4:

Clip the seam allowances.

Step 5:

Iron press the band with the cardboard inside.

Step 6:

You can make the mirror side of the band, by turning the cardboard up side down.


Republished with permission from Cirena.

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helenkosings said...
Very clever! One of those, "Why didn't I ever think of that?" moments. Thank you!
5/27/14 5:11 PM
Judy Kski said...
Very useful tip! Thanks.
5/27/14 6:08 PM
Aless said...
Very very good tip-I'll be using it!
5/27/14 9:43 PM
Patti B said...
Using these type of forms is so handy and accurate. Thanks for adding this method with photos.
5/28/14 8:17 AM
sewtime said...
Great tip! Thank you.
5/28/14 3:38 PM
cindyann said...
Great idea. I have the pattern of the dress pictured above and this will help make it look more professional.
6/4/14 7:23 AM
ishkabibble said...
This is a very useful idea. Thank you.
6/4/14 8:53 AM
KathyinTX said...
Been using cardboard for straight edges, will now move on to curves. Thank you!
6/4/14 9:22 AM
Maureen Hole said...
Clever! And just in time for an up coming project.
6/4/14 10:04 AM
BlancaASanchez said...
Interesting...I will try it next time. Thanks!
6/4/14 12:29 PM

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