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Sewing neckline T-shirt - Instructions for cut-out

  • material
  • Variant 1: neckline with cuffs
  • Variant 2: round neckline with striped overspray
  • Quick guide

An example of techniques that many unjustly fear is strip robbery. This is usually attached to the neckline, especially in the round neckline, but can also be implemented on many other fabric edges.

Today I'll show you two variations of this technique with two different, stretchable materials. On the one hand with cotton jersey to give the round neckline a nice conclusion. On the other hand with cuffed knitwear to make a slightly too wide neckline a little tighter.

Difficulty level 1/5
(this instruction for a neckline is also suitable for beginners)

Material costs 1-2 / 5
(Depending on the choice of fabric and length, a remaining piece of the main or combination material is enough)

Time required 1.5 / 5
(depending on experience and accuracy about 10 to 20 minutes including preparation per round cut)


In this tutorial, I'll show you two variations on how to make a neckline with a leftover strip of your main or combination fabric or cuff fabric. In my case it is organic cotton jersey with about 5% elastane . Ideally, use stretch needles on this fabric (jersey needles are more suitable for other stretch fabrics).

Note: Another variant for the scrubbing with jersey bias tape (bought or self-cut and ironed in shape) can also be found in the tutorial for the V neckline. You can also use this variant for the round cutout.

Variant 1: neckline with cuffs

First, cut a strip of cuff. My strip is 3.5 inches high. Why ">

While sewing, slightly stretch the cuff strip. The main substance should not be stretched. Now you have several options to fold the cuff fabric. Either allow the seam allowance to stand up and place the cuff fabric over the neckline or fold the cuff fabric together with the seam allowance.

Again, there are two variants again: They flip over so that the cuff still "flashes" or so that something of the main fabric is folded back with the cuff fabric is thus not visible from the outside.

Whatever you decide: iron and place the desired result firmly from the outside and then sew the cuff fabric again from the outside with an elastic stitch. In the variant where you see the cuff fabric from the outside, do so in the seam shadow.

Tip: Sewing in the seam shadow means that you sew exactly where the two fabrics meet, while you pull them apart very carefully. Thus, the seam is then as good as not to see.

In the other version, where the cuff fabric is not visible at all, simply sew it from the outside just a few feet wide. Now all you have to do is close the second shoulder seam. Make sure that the two seams are exactly on top of each other.

Then you can cut back the seam allowances as well as the protruding cuff at the entire neckline.

And already the round cut is ready!

Variant 2: round neckline with striped overspray

For this variant put the front and back together again right to right and sew both shoulder seams. The prepared jersey stripe - again with 3.5 centimeters, this time but not ironed - is pinned on one shoulder a few inches overlapping.

To sew but start exactly at the shoulder seam. Sewn tight is unstretched, edge-like and feet wide with a stretchy stitch. When you come back to the second shoulder seam, at which the round neckline closes, flip the beginning of the jersey stripe left to left to the back. Lay the end over it and sew all the layers together. Then sew.

The result is especially nice if you then stitch the open edge on the strip. This step is not absolutely necessary.

Here again you are spoiled for choice: place the strip over the seam allowance so that it remains visible from the outside or fold inwards with the seam allowance to make it disappear ">

Finally I cut off the protruding jersey of the scouring strip and the second version of the neckline is ready!

Have fun sewing!

Quick guide

1. Close both shoulder seams
2. Cut the jersey strip (3.5 cm)
3. Stick to the shoulder seam overlapping
4. Start sewing exactly in shoulder seam
5. Fold over the beginning of the strip, put over the end, sew on, sew on
6. Sew up any open edge
7. If required, fold inwards over the seam allowance or together with the seam allowance
8. Iron, pin, sew on (possibly in the seam shadow)
9. Cut back the protruding jersey from the sacking strip to the seam.
10. And the round neck is ready!

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