Band for Cut and Sew Neckline.

In September 2013, Frances Perkins demonstrated a professional looking cut and sew neckline which could be used when dividing the front and/or back of a garment was tricky to do for instance if there was a complicated pattern.

A PDF of the detailed  instructions can be downloaded here Neckband to enclose an edge

The photos below illustrate some of the stages of construction.

They only show the front half of a garment so that it is easy to see each stage.  For a full garment, the shoulder seam on one side will need sewing up before the number of stitches for the band is decided.  Final finishing off will also be needed.



Sewing Around Neckline on Sewing Machine

Sewing around the neckline before cutting out.


neckline machined around and cut out

Neckline cut out, edges do not fray as there are two  lines of narrow zigzag machine sewing to stbalize the edge.


Band nearly Complete

Neckband  created separately, here is is nearly complete.A waste yarn caste on followed by some stocking stitch rows, then a ribbing section, this is then transferred to main bed again, before picking up from the start of the ribbing.


Band – picking up edge

Picking up the edge of the ribbing to create double section.  This is followed by some more rows of stocking stitch to ccreate the flap that will help enclose the raw neck edge.


Picking up Garment neckline

Picking up edge of neck before adding band.


Picking up the neckband final edge.


Completed sample – wrong side

 Completed band – wrong side.


Completed Sample – right side

Finished – right side
photo FP_2RightSideComplete Completed Band on right side


Completed Band – wrong side

Close up of finished wrong side. Flap on neckline encloses edge

Programme During Covid-19 Pandemic

The club is meeting regularly - online - we have monthly Zoom coffee mornings on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 where we do a "show and tell" session and keep up to date with our members.

Due to the age profile of the membership there is not much likelihood of us having any face to face meetings in the foreseeable future. But we are considering having more content in our online meetings.

If you have not joined in so far it is very straightforward, Margaret sends out an email with a link and you need to click on it. It may ask you for the password which is in the email. You will need a device with a working camera if you are going to show anything you've made. A laptop computer, tablet computer or iPad are best but even a smartphone is possible.