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Rainer
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Date: 9/22/11 2:22 PM

Hi

Started making T-shirts and can never get the neck
to fit correctly.

The neck band always seems to droop and never fits snugly. If I
shorten up the neckband I then get the scrunched up look.

Any suggestions ?

Thanks
-- Edited on 9/22/11 2:23 PM --

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Date: 9/22/11 5:11 PM

I use the techniques shown in this video from Threads. As far as the length of the neckband, this does seem to vary by fabric. I usually guesstimate based on the stretch but I usually baste first and see how it looks, and often have to adjust slightly.

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Date: 9/22/11 6:04 PM

Thanks LauraTS

That video is great !

I'll give it a go as per the video instructions.

Thanks again

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Date: 9/23/11 1:10 AM

I also learnt recently to stabalize the neckline straight after cutting out the fabric to stop it stretching out. Heidi Cooper recommended something like This . I am in Australia so just purchased something similar, just make sure it is a bias one. I just used the threads tutorial on a knit top I made along with the stabalizing tape and the neckline was my best one so far. Good luck.

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Date: 9/23/11 9:18 AM

Thanks Waikikimum

I'll pick up some Bias Fusible Stabilizing Tape and give it a go.

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Date: 9/23/11 9:44 AM

Here is one more video on how to apply the neck binding - a little simpler than the Threads version. Neck binding video

Annette

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Date: 9/24/11 9:21 AM

Besides the obvious, that the neck binding is stretching, is it possible the whole neckline and upper chest area of the top is too large? I have a small upper chest (area between armpit to armpit and it's slightly concave, so I often find I have to make my pattern smaller in that area or the t-shirt will gape.

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Date: 9/25/11 5:43 AM

Annette, I am interested in what you are saying here. I have a very large bust but am comparatively small in the upper bust area. I always do a substantial FBA but then I have to fold out a piece from the neckline down towards the bust to make the neckline smaller. I have been been doing this on the pattern but then it doesn't lie flat when I place it on the fabric. Is there a better way to do this or is it as simple as going down a size in that area?

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Date: 9/25/11 8:30 AM

Is this brand different than our Steam-A-Seam, etc? Some I have used (forget which) get the needles sticky when top-stitching.

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Date: 9/25/11 12:00 PM

Yes, it's different. It's a very fine strip of fabric with fusible. SAS is all glue, no fabric.

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