One of the worst things about wearing a t-shirt is how tight the neckline feels. I usually just cut them off. I have so many t-shirts with the neck part cut off. It usually leads to the neckline stretching out too wide over time. So, today I am doing something a little different. My goal is to secure the ends of the neckline so that it doesn’t stretch so out of shape. Plus, I want it to look neater when I wear them.
This is a typical t-shirt that has such a tight neckline. It almost feels like you’re choking when you wear it.
First, cut around edge of ribbed neckline. (Notice pic at top of post.)
Turn t-shirt on wrong side. Fold down neckline edge and iron. This is a very small amount folded down.
You will need to fold down edge again. This is to secure the edges before sewing.
Turn on right side. Pin if needed to hold fold down. Then, sew close to the bottom of fold if possible.
This is how the seam looks on the underside.
Press down the topstitching when completed.
This is a close-up pic of the topstitching.
Ta-da! I can breathe so much better with a wider neckline….much cuter than that tight neckline.