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Topic: Resized T-shirt. Boat neck? **Tutorial added on page 2**  (Read 10342 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2006 12:37:45 PM »

yeah that looks rally nice on you i love the neck line

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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2006 12:40:23 PM »

I really like that. Terrific job!

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2006 02:48:34 PM »

2 Timothy 2:15:
15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

that' where "a workman" came from

cute shirt  Grin


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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2006 10:38:24 PM »

Thanks for the comments guys! For those of you who are curious, here's something I first whipped up in paint and then transferred into photoshop. I hope it's understandable; I've never made a tutorial before.

If you have any further questions, feel free to ask! I'm sorry for the horrible quality of the picture.

***I forgot to add in the tutorial that my neck band is 1 inch thick. The band cut from the bottom of my shirt was 2 inches thick (1 inch when folded over).

I think it'd also be really cute to make the band a different color, using another shirt (in case the shirt you're working on is already the length you want it and you can't spare to cut any fabric from the bottom).

I'd like to see what you guys come up with!
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2006 02:34:25 AM »

I guess for me everything is clear thx.....

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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2006 10:19:41 AM »

Thank you very much for the tutorial!!!  I am going to have to find a shirt to practice on!!

« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2006 11:34:38 PM »

Lovely!  Especially nice explanation of the sleeves.

I'm still a little confused about the neckline...

You cut the hem of the t-shirt off, and made a tube 2 inches wide.  Measured the neckline and took the tube in so that it is 4-6 inches shorter than the neckline around.  I'm ok to there.

Then you folded it lengthwise and fitted it over the raw edge of the neckline, so that the hem is on the outside and the raw edge is on the inside.  Is that right?  Then you stitched around the neck to sew the band on... did you fold the raw edge of the band under (inside the neckline)  or just leave it raw inside 'cuz who cares?

I hope my questions make sense... but I see that basically you're ending up with the original t-shirt hem as the band on the neckline, yes?

(This is very cool.)
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2006 01:50:42 PM »

Idea: for those of us who do not have a serger...

(because it's hard to justify spending $600.00 to save $5.95 on a t-shirt...)

the Blind Hem Stitch is worth practicing!  In my case, it's really a blind hem stitch, because I'm so farsighted that anything I'm sewing looks like it's made of Floam to me after a while, HOWEVER...

I found a really nice tutorial on the Blind Hem Stitch at sew-whats-new.com here:


It's actually part of a sewing lesson for a blouse, but scroll down and you'll see nice pictures of how to fold your fabric to take advantage of this funky stitch that I bet you didn't know was on your sewing machine (I sure didn't).  I practiced this afternoon and found that the hem stitch works very well for hemming t-shirts; I will check it out on the neckline of this project and report back. 
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2006 01:59:24 PM »

Spicyham, I'm a little confused  Undecided sorry!

My machine is able to do an overlock stitch, and when attaching the band to the neckline, I am sewing through 3 layers of fabric. Maybe I'll take a picture of the finished shirt later.

I'm so sorry for being unclear!
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« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2006 07:23:49 PM »

Oh, I love that neckline.
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