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Topic: Will taking off this piece of fabric cause a shirt to come undone?  (Read 702 times)
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kay24601
« on: March 03, 2012 06:19:25 AM »

This piece of fabric has been the bane of many a tanktop I've made.  I need to take it off for what I'm working on now, but I'm afraid of the shirt falling apart if I do.
I know there's stitching under this, but I don't really know why this piece is there and if it's important to the structure of the shirt.
Will my shirt stay in one piece if I take this off?
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012 02:22:40 PM »

Is that the strip of binding that goes from one shoulder, around the back of the neck to the other shoulder? If so, it's just there to strengthen the seam, because that seam can be subjected to a lot of strain from bending forward and hunching one's shoulders, especially if the top fits tightly. However, in all the tops I've made, I've never bothered with binding that seam. I always just fold the seam towards the back and top-stitch it for extra strength.

Short answer: go ahead and remove it, but be careful not to damage the stitching of the shoulder seam itself. Commercially serged seams unravel if a looper thread is broken. If you do nick the thread, zigzag back and forth over that spot to keep it from unraveling.

Happy crafting Cheesy
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Penguillama
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012 06:15:00 PM »

as long as there's separate stitching underneath, I think you should be fine Smiley
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JXsMommy
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012 07:02:29 PM »

Like Alexus said, there are seams under there. Removing the binding won't cause the shirt to come undone as long as you are careful not to disturb the stitching that creates the seams.
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