Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Finish a Scoop Neckline

This technique is courtesy of Sandra Betzina. This neckline is based on ¼" seams so you may need to trim down the neckline.


  1. Measure the neckline length at ¼".
  2. Fuse stay tape to the entire neckline, over the ¼" seam line, clipping into the tape to curve it. On knit fabrics, the fusing is sometimes dodgy and you may need to staystitch it in place.
  3. Cut a band 1 3/4" wide and the length of the neckline from knit fabric or bias woven fabric, and seam it into a circle using a 5/8" seam. The band will therefore be 1 ¼" shorter than the neckline length.
  4. Quarter the neckline, quarter the band, and pin together with RS together.
  5. Sew the band to the neckline with the band on top.
  6. Overlock with a 3-thread narrow stitch.
  7. Press the SA towards the garment and topstitch SA to garment at ⅛" if desired.
Could make the band bias satin and create a neckline facing rather than a band.

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