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Topic: advice on t shirt recons needed from some pros- please, please help!  (Read 748 times)
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Daymoth
« on: February 23, 2007 08:58:33 PM »

i'm having major trouble with t shirts!  Huh how do i resize the neck without it going all wonky!? i've tried using a ball point needle, i've tried changing the tension and still can't get the neck right. any tips or tricks would be GREATLY appreciated!
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Daymoth
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007 02:37:33 PM »

please, pretty please...
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L_is_for_lobotomy
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007 07:09:14 PM »

what exactly are you trying to do and what exactly is going wrong?

are you just taking off the collar-thing from regular tshirts and going from there?
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dyno
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2007 07:22:52 PM »

some more info on what "wonky" means and the exact nature of your problem may help. Smiley

is the stitching skipping? is the fabric bunching? does the neck not hang right?
perhaps some more details. Smiley
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Daymoth
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007 11:32:54 AM »

heh..sorry.   Smiley wonky in this case means that after i take off the collar on the t shirt i would like to make it into more of a boatneck type collar but it ends up stretched out and not laying right. really i would like advice on how to do any other kinds of collars, i just think the standard t shirt neckline is ugly. thankyou for any help, hopefully i explained myself better this time.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007 01:22:56 PM »

If you really don't want knits to stretch and become "wonky", you might try sewing over a piece of bias tape or other woven tapes...

I do that when I want to make v-necks out of turtle necks..that way the "V" looks nice and stays in shape--I usually use some sort of bias tape to fold over the raw edges as well to make it more stable--I tried interfacing and it just looked too stiff for me...
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2007 11:12:50 AM »

aah, i understand what you mean now. 

i'd try that bias tape idea, that sounds like it should work.
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