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    I have a knit shirt pattern with a rounded neck,that I'd like to make. problem is I have such a hard time applying the knit binding on the neck. can I do this instead. Fold the neck edge over and sew a non stretch ribbon or hem tape to the folded over part just below the folded edge. I know how to put the knit binding on. It's just one of those things that my hands don't cooperate with. Thanks Kathy

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    If you have a large head like me, the shirt won't stretch to go over it with the ribbon sewn down.
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    What if you used a zig zag stitch?? it has some stretch to it.

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    I'm not sure just turning it to the inside and topstitching will look right. Isn't there stabiizer for knits? That might work. I'd probably cut a facing and apply it. It's pretty easy to do. Just lay out the pattern on a piece of paper and follow the neckline with a pencil. Then complete the drawing by following the same line about 2" away from the first line adding seam allowances on all four sides of each facing piece. Apply the interfacing for knits and then sew the facing to the neckline using a stretch stitch on your machine ( assuming you have one). Topstitch to hold in place.
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    Widen the neck a bit. Then you can turn the edge over and fasten it down with a stretch stitch of any kind. We made nightgowns like that in Pfaff class years ago. I've still got the pattern. We used knits and a scalloped edge.

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    I would make an interfacing and just sew it in. Rebecca has given you some great instructions for doing this and making your own pattern

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha O View Post
    Widen the neck a bit. Then you can turn the edge over and fasten it down with a stretch stitch of any kind.
    I've done this many times successfully.
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    Just make sure you can get it over your head after sewing it. A facing might not allow the neck hole to stretch enough.

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    To me it seems easier to use knit, especially for easing it in. Are you doing it this way?
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