How to Cut the Neck of a Shirt the Right Way.
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Whether you’re cutting the neck of a shirt to make it more daring or to achieve a certain look, it’s important to do so carefully. Depending on how much of the neck you want to cut away, you may need different materials and methods. In this article, we’ll show you how to cut the neck of a shirt in a few different ways.
Tools You Will Need
-A sharp pair of sewing scissors
-A rotary cutter and mat (optional)
-A seam ripper (optional)
Cutting the neck of a shirt is a quick and easy way to change the look of a garment. It can also be a useful way to salvage a shirt that is too small or has damaged collar points. In most cases, all you will need is a sharp pair of sewing scissors. If you want a neater finish, you can also use a rotary cutter and mat or a seam ripper.
Cutting the Neck of the Shirt
The first step is to remove the collar of the shirt. If you are working with a button-down shirt, unbutton the shirt and remove the collar. If you are working with a pullover shirt, cut the neckline of the shirt along the seam. Next, cut a small slit in the center of the back of the neckline. Be sure not to cut too far down, as you do not want to cut through the entire shirt.
After cutting the slit, unfold the shirt so that it lies flat. Using a ruler or a straight edge, draw a line from the slit in the back of the neckline to each shoulder seam. This line will be used as a guide for cutting the new neckline of the shirt.
Once you have drawn your lines, begin cutting along each line until you reach the shoulder seam. Try to cut as evenly as possible so that both sides of the new neckline are symmetrical. Finally, use a serrated knife or pinking shears to finish off the raw edges of your new neckline.
Finishing the Edges
If you want to give your old t-shirts a new look, one way to do it is by cutting the neckline. This can be a simple way to change up the style of a shirt, and it’s also a relatively easy project. To finish the edges of your cut neckline, you’ll need to use bias tape or binding. Bias tape is a strip of fabric that has been cut on the bias, meaning that it’s cut at a 45-degree angle from the grain of the fabric. This makes it more flexible and easier to work with, especially when you’re finishing curved edges. Binding is similar to bias tape, but it’s usually made from a thinner fabric.
To finish your shirt with bias tape or binding, start by measuring around the neckline of the shirt. Cut a piece of tape or binding that is long enough to go around the neckline plus an extra inch or two. Then, fold the tape in half lengthwise and press it with an iron.
Next, pin the folded edge of the tape to the wrong side of the shirt neckline, lining up the raw edges. Start in the center front of the shirt and work your way around. When you get back to the center front, overlap the ends of the tape by about an inch and trim off any excess.
Now it’s time to sew! Sew along the inner edge of the fold with a straight stitch set at about 1/4 inch. Start and stop your stitches at one of the side seams so that your thread tails will be hidden when you turn the shirt right-side out again. After sewing, trim away any excess tape or binding close to your stitches.
Finally, turn your shirt right-side out and press around the neckline. Your new finished neckline is ready to show off!
Washing the Shirt
Assuming you want to keep the shirt, the best way to remove a sweat stain is to:
-Wash the shirt in cold water with a gentle detergent.
-If the stain is still visible, soak the shirt in cold water with a little bit of oxygen bleach for several hours, or overnight.
-After soaking, wash the shirt again in cold water.
-If the stain is still visible, repeat steps 2-4.