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Perfect neck and armhole bands (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: cirena
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Posted on: 10/30/12 10:08 AM
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Shape the neck and armhole bands with a cardboard. This technique can be used for pockets too.
1 Cut a cardboard to a desired shape without seam allowances.
2 Place the cardboard onto the fabric.
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.
4 Clip the seam allowances.
5 Iron press the band with the cardboard inside.
6 You can make the mirror side of the band, by turning the cardboard up side down.
See the detailed pictures , with the step by step guide.
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Pj3g said...
Nice tutorial!
10/30/12 7:01 PM
mssewcrazy said...
Very nice- great looking garment with outside facing treatment.
10/30/12 9:00 PM
SandiMacD said...
You did a great job with your photos to demonstrate what you describe. Nice idea.
10/31/12 4:57 AM
cirena said...
Thank you! Hope it will help, like it helped me :)
10/31/12 5:13 AM
Sewncooknmom said...
Excellent tutorial. Thank you!
10/31/12 11:02 PM
quathy said...
This looks very easy, and produces a very nice finish. Thank you for posting this tip!
11/2/12 1:00 AM
RadarRadiance said...
Very nice tutorial! Thanks.
11/3/12 6:32 PM
Laurie Lou said...
I really like this idea because sometimes they can be a major bugger to get to lie flat. Can't wait to try this.
11/5/12 2:13 PM
Holmar said...
Thanks for sharing this great tutorial!
11/11/12 8:19 AM
cirena said...
Thank you :)
11/15/12 2:36 AM
Loreli said...
Thankyou so much for this great tutorial.
11/15/12 7:03 AM
5tummies said...
This is JUST what I needed I'm a beginner and tips like this give me confidence thanks so much!
11/19/12 4:33 PM
Norma said...
Nice pictures, but I am not sure just how you attached the bands to the neck and armholes. Thanks
12/18/12 7:03 PM
cirena said...
To "Norma": I did it by hand, with a regular "Fellstitch".
12/19/12 3:19 PM

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