How to fake the perfect neck binding.
Truth be told, I’ve avoided sewing knits because I’m not a very big fan of knit binding. I’m such a perfectionist, and because I don’t have a coverstitch machine (yet) it bothers me when my seams and stitches are not symmetrical, that is, until I figured out how to fake it! It really was the most exciting thing I’ve stumbled upon. A few months ago, I sewed up a knit dress for my daughter, the weather was really cool and so I decided to line the bodice for additional warmth. I loved how neat that came out, but I also loved that I didn’t need to bind the neck.
Halfway through hemming my sleeves with a twin needle, I had a light bulb moment – I could topstitch the neckline with my twin needle! VOILA!!! PERFECT LOOKING NECKLINE!
So now, I pretty much line all my knit bodices and topstitch the neckline! haha!
For this blog post I sewed up the Calabria Dress by Lil Luxe Collections using this absolutely delicious Purple and Mustard Flowers on Ivory Stretch Jersey Knit. This knit is super soft and has the most beautiful drape.
The sleeves are my favorite thing about this pattern! Love the gathers!
And that’s it for today’s blog post guys! If you feel the same why I do about knit neck binding, I hope this hack/tip now makes you want to sew all the knit things! haha. Thanks for stopping by! xoxo Candice
6 thoughts on “How to fake the perfect neck binding.”
Thanks for the tip! You should do a post about about how to make and insert a lining when the pattern doesn’t call for one.
That’s a great idea Carmen! =) Thank you!!
I don’t see how to sew the neck binding. Where is it?
That’s just it, there is none – I’m showing you how to FAKE it, so it LOOKS like there is one.
Your daughter may be the most adorable child I’ve ever seen. Love this post!