Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sleepyhead Sewalong Day 4

Sleepyhead Nightgown GYCT Designs


Welcome to Day 4 of the Sleepyhead Nightgown Sew-a-long.  If you are just joining us and are interested in grabbing the pattern for FREE, just join our Facebook group and you can download it today.  


The pattern comes in sizes 12 months to 12.  So it fits a wide rage of little people.  And it is the perfect pattern for sewing during the holiday season.  

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Sleepyhead Nightgown Sew-a-long Day 4

Here's an oldie but a goodie so I thought I'd reshare.  How to sew a knit neckband.
Sewing a Knit Neckband by GYCT Designs

Sewing a neckband into a knit top or dress is probably one of the hardest parts of sewing with knit fabric.  That isn't meant to scare you.  It is actually a very simple step, but does take a little practice.  Anytime you sew with knit, or stretch, fabrics you want to make sure not to overstretch your fabric.  However, with the neckband you do want to stretch a bit so that it fits nicely onto the top or dress.


Step 1
Sew both of your front and back shoulder seams together.  You'll also want to sew your neckband piece in half and stitch together your short sides.  You should have a "circle" now out of your neckband.
Sewing a Knit Neckband by GYCT Designs

Step 2
Fold your neckband in half, with wrong sides together.  Pin the seam of your neckband to one of your shoulder seams. continue pinning your neckband around the neck of your pattern.  Stretch slightly as you go.  I like to pin at each quarter of the neckband so it is even. 
Sewing a Knit Neckband by GYCT Designs

Step 3
With your zigzag stitch, stitch the neckband to the neck.  Stretch the NECKBAND a little as you go.  Don't stretch the top neck or you'll have a crazy neckline.

Sewing a Knit Neckband by GYCT Designs


Step 4
Press your raw edges of your neckband down flat.  Using a double needle or zigzag, stitch around the neckband seam so the raw edges lay flat.

Sewing a Knit Neckband by GYCT Designs

Step 5
Press well.  Tada!  You are done!


Sewing a Knit Neckband by GYCT Designs

Tada!!  Now I know this isn't a raglan neckline.  However, the concept is the same.  



Missed a day?  See what you missed below.


Day 2:  FREE Holiday Applique and how to apply
Day 3:  Tips for Sewing with Knits
Day 4:  Sewing a knit neckband
Day 5-7:  Share your finished Sleepyhead Nightgowns



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Sleepyhead Nightgown GYCT Designs

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