SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Beginner's Forum > attaching a t-shirt collar ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
attaching a t-shirt collar
MariaESchneider
MariaESchneider
Beginner
Member since 11/30/12
Posts: 34
Send Message

      



Date: 12/15/12 3:40 PM

I am trying to learn to sew with knits and one of my first projects was/is a t-shirt. Originally I planned to just tuck the collar under and sew a hem-like collar. Except I apparently cut too much of a neckline to do that well so now I am trying to attach a "quilt-like" border--basically the same edging I apply to finish a quilt. (Binding.) But the collar is rounded so it causes a "gathering" along the collar.

Any advice? Shorter pieces mean less gathering or do I just need to stretch it right?

Thanks.

------
I don't sew, I just shout and plead with fabric. Sometimes something wearable results. BearMountainBooks.com

plazaglass
star
plazaglass
Intermediate
Florida USA
Member since 12/22/07
Posts: 155
online now
Send Message

      



In reply to MariaESchneider <<


Date: 12/15/12 8:16 PM

Not sure if this will answer your question, but here's a video on the Threads magazine site about binding t-shirt necklines:

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3839/video-a-neckline-binding-for-knits

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8617
online now
Send Message

      



In reply to plazaglass <<


Date: 12/15/12 8:48 PM

This is one of the best tutorials ever! I always suggest bookmarking this and making it a favorite for all that those who struggle with neck bindings for knits.

simplystitches
simplystitches
Intermediate
Member since 2/12/06
Posts: 1650
Send Message

      



Date: 12/15/12 9:20 PM

I'm going to third this tutorial. This was how I learned to do them.

Direct link

Debbie

MariaESchneider
MariaESchneider
Beginner
Member since 11/30/12
Posts: 34
Send Message

      



Date: 12/16/12 9:30 AM

Awesome, awesome, awesome! This is exactly what I was hoping for! I love videos that walk me through. I need a ruler like hers too. I have other ones that I like for cutting and measuring other things, but that one looks like a great waistband/binder one.

I knew when I laid out the neckline that it would have to be stretched somehow, but darned if I could figure out how to do it. Her t-shirt looks like it's going to fit better than mine too...

Thanks, y'all!

------
I don't sew, I just shout and plead with fabric. Sometimes something wearable results. BearMountainBooks.com

a7yrstitch
star
a7yrstitch  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Texas USA
Member since 4/1/08
Posts: 6128
Send Message

      



Date: 12/16/12 9:57 AM

Bindingknitthread

.........
Attaching a search term to make it easier to find a small group of threads on this topic.
.........
Thanks for a great question and a great answer.

------
I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

MariaESchneider
MariaESchneider
Beginner
Member since 11/30/12
Posts: 34
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 12/16/12 2:54 PM

It worked!!!! Yay! Sadly, the nicest thing about the t-shirt is the collar! I'll need to work on the rest of it...maybe she has more t-shirt advice. I'll have to look. I just cut an old t-shirt for the pattern and based it from that. It did okay, but I don't think I attached the sleeves very well. That is to say, they are firmly attached, but there was probably a smoother, better way!

Thanks again.

------
I don't sew, I just shout and plead with fabric. Sometimes something wearable results. BearMountainBooks.com

a7yrstitch
star
a7yrstitch  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Texas USA
Member since 4/1/08
Posts: 6128
Send Message

      



Date: 3/6/13 7:21 PM

Bumping for question.

------
I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

marymary86
marymary86
Intermediate
Georgia USA
Member since 7/20/08
Posts: 3270
Send Message

      



In reply to MariaESchneider <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 3/6/13 7:40 PM

Just keep at it.

My first t shirt looked terrible but I kept getting better at making them.

Check out this thread for awesome t shirt sewing advice for beginners from our own Lynn Rowe.

Knit SewAlong

------
Mary


a7yrstitch
star
a7yrstitch  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Texas USA
Member since 4/1/08
Posts: 6128
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 7/30/14 0:02 AM

Adding links.

Cake patterns, lapped v neck knit binding.
Follow the little tabs; Prep, Baste etc.


Megan Nielson, round neck knit binding.
A poster commented that this looks like a good method for those without sergers.
I like the potential for using this method with lighter, delicate or loosely woven knits.

How to sew a v-neck t-shirt, Jalie.
Easy to follow video that reminds me of the intermission clips at the drive in movie. Don't worry about the length of the video, the v neck is addressed early.
-- Edited on Today at 0:26 AM --

------
I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> attaching a t-shirt collar

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
The Contemporary Couture Jacket
The Contemporary Couture Jacket

Register

Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Register

Beginner Sewing Lab 103 - A downloadable Book by Shannon Gifford

Beginner Sewing Lab 103  - A downloadable Book by Shannon Gifford

Buy Now
Favorite Things Little Hip Skirts Pattern

Favorite Things Little Hip Skirts Pattern

Buy Now
Simplicity 2125

photo
by: Mollymax

Review

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.