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GoOzzieGo
« on: July 28, 2008 06:09:20 AM »

are the one thing I cant seem to master yet. I especially find sewing the neckline impossible for me...it always turns out huge & wonky. Are there any online tuts/posts here for learning how to make a shirt? It would be much appreciated!
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008 07:21:30 AM »

Tee shirts? Peasant blouses? collared shirts? sweatshirts?

What kind of neckline is giving you fits? & what kind of fits is it giving you? Are knits stretching? Are facings flipping out? binding not binding?

Happy to help but I need more info to go on Smiley
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GoOzzieGo
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008 01:01:40 PM »

I'd like to do knit Tshirts, but I really dont even know where to start. I have no clue how to sew one properly as I have self taught myself to sew. So pretty much how to sew a Tshirt from start to end. Any good patterns/tuts to help me along the way?
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bananabanana
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008 12:10:00 AM »

I think start with a commercial pattern. There are only 4 pieces - front, back and 2 sleeves. But the ribbing round the neck is complicated, maybe look for a pattern with a different sort of neckline.
I have heard of this stuff called Fold Over Elastic (FOE) but haven't had a chance to use it yet. It binds the neckline for you without all the fiddling around that happens with ribbing. There's a video tute for it here http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/2008/07/foe-fold-over-e/comments/page/2/
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holly1021
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008 09:31:58 AM »

Ditto the suggestion for a commercial pattern.  Try Kwik Sew or Burda (I've got Burda 9614 and like it quite well) Smiley

For the neckline, there's a tutorial at SewingMamas you might find helpful:
http://www.sewingmamas.com/b/downloads.php?do=file&id=105


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