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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.


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

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