Today I’m doing a show and tell – a video on how to sew a V neck, as well as a photo tutorial. You can use this to help sew the Vintage V Neck, the Men’s T-shirt with the v neck option, the women’s V neck baseball t-shirt, or anything else you want to put a V on. (And that phrase makes me think Beyonce – if you like it then you should’ve put a V on it…no?)
So, how to sew a v neck – I demonstrate in the video below.
And if for some reason the video isn’t loading, you can also watch How to Sew a V neck on YouTube here.
Overlap and stay stitch the edges of the neck binding to form a V, again using a long stitch length and sewing on the seam allowance line.
Use one pin through the point of the stay stitching on the collar and the shirt to line up the band, then rotate the neckband (see video for help) Place a couple of pins on one side of the V front.
Match the center of the binding to the center back of the shirt, then continue to pin around the neck edge, matching raw edges and stretching the binding (but not the shirt!) gently if need be.
Stitch around the neckband, starting and finishing about 1 inch away from the point of the V. Remove your pins.
Flip your seam to the inside of the shirt. Now it looks like this on the outside, with a hole around the bottom of the V. Press on your stay stitching lines
Topstitch close to the seam so that it is held down flat and the binding won’t try to roll outward. So here’s the V neck now:
Want to read more about sewing with knits? See these posts: