A how-to guide on the best way to cut a t-shirt neck so that it lays flat and doesn’t stretch out.
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All you need to cut a t-shirt neck is a t-shirt, sharp scissors, and a ruler or a measuring tape. It’s a quick and easy way to customize your t-shirt without spending a lot of money. Follow these steps to cut a t-shirt neck.
Cut a T-shirt neck using a rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler. Place the T-shirt on the cutting mat. Place the ruler 1/2 inch from the edge of the T-shirt, lining up the line on the ruler with the edge of the T-shirt. Hold down the ruler with your non-dominant hand. Using your dominant hand, hold the rotary cutter at a 90 degree angle to the shirt and cut along the edge of the ruler. Move the ruler down 1/2 inch and cut again. Repeat this process until you have cut all around the neck of the T-shirt
All you need is a good pair of scissors. You will want to make sure that the scissors are sharp so that you can get a clean cut. If you have fabric scissors, that would be ideal. But if you don’t have fabric scissors, any sharp scissors will do the trick.
Cutting the T-shirt Neck
A t-shirt’s neck can often be too big or too loose, and cutting it can be a quick and easy way to fix that. You can cut a t-shirt neck to make it smaller, or to make a neckline more stylish. You can also cut a t-shirt neck to make it more comfortable to wear. Let’s learn how to cut a t-shirt neck.
Put on the T-shirt
Before you start cutting, it’s important to put on the T-shirt so that you can get an idea of how you want the neckline to look. Once you’ve put on the T-shirt, take a look in the mirror and decide where you want the neckline to fall. You may want to mark this spot with a piece of chalk or a marker so that you know where to start cutting.
Fold the T-shirt collar over
Start by folding the T-shirt collar over so that the back of the neck is exposed. This will give you a nice, even surface to work with and help you avoid cutting into the T-shirt itself.
Cut along the fold
If you’re cutting a t-shirt neckline to make it lower, the simplest way to do it is to cut along the fold line that’s already there. This will give you a nice, even cut that’s easy to sew back together.
First, put the T-shirt on inside out so that the seam you’re going to cut is at the back of your neck. Then, using a sharp pair of scissors, cut along the seam line until you’ve removed as much fabric as you want.
Once you’ve made your cuts, turn the T-shirt right side out and try it on. If you’re happy with the new neckline, simply sew along the raw edges using a needle and thread or a sewing machine. If not, you can always make more cuts until you’re happy with the results.
Try on the T-shirt and adjust as needed
Before you cut anything, it’s important that you try on the T-shirt to get a feel for how low you want the neckline to be. Once you’ve got the shirt on, use a fabric pen or chalk to mark where you want to make your cuts.
If you want the neckline to be symmetrical, mark the center front of the shirt first, then make two marks at the sides of the neckline that are an equal distance from the center front. From there, connect the dots with a curved line to create your neckline.
If you want an asymmetrical neckline, simply mark where you want the center front of the shirt to be, then make two marks at the sides of the neckline that are different distances from the center front. From there, connect the dots with a curved line to create your neckline.