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Upcycled turtleneck ala Threadbanger

Added Mar 6, 2011

by alvixen

Cottondale, Alab...






I made this out of an old turtleneck top following instructions from Threadbanger on youtube. My daughters loved it and now they are scouting for turtlenecks. Since it’s almost spring here, they are on clearance. I don’t own a serger ;-{ but it did work okay using a zig-zag stitch – it just took longer than it would with a serger.


Material Notes

turtleneck top, thread, sewing machine or serger




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Grunge



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    Jul 22, 2011, 01.49 PMby jmritter

    Personally, I love this! My girls are going to be scrounging every turtleneck they own so I can do something like this as soon as I show it to them. I need to go find Threadbanger on YouTube… BRB!

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      Jul 22, 2011, 07.11 PMby alvixen

      Thanks!! My girls love it, too. If you have trouble finding it on threadbanger, if you click the instructions tab, the video is embedded there.

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    Mar 7, 2011, 04.58 PMby steampunkginger

    Did you decide to use the zigzag stitch for aesthetic appeal (since it doesn’t finish the seam the way a serger would) or just to best approximate the serger stitch?

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      Mar 7, 2011, 06.30 PMby alvixen

      I used the zigzag to best approximate the serger stitch. It took some experimenting to get the best width that looked okay AND held the seam. That’s why there is variation in the appearance of the stitches. For the ones that will actually be worn, I’ve made note of the settings. Sure wish I owned a serger!!! And I LOVE Threadbanger. Thanks for the comment below…was having a hormonal moment.

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    Mar 6, 2011, 10.47 PMby alvixen

    Wow. Ratings kind of harsh, don’t you think? I’d not rate a project at all if all I could do is give a one, with no constructive feedback. For the two who gave such low ratings, was it that you just didn’t like the garment or the quality of the garment that you found lacking?

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      Mar 7, 2011, 05.00 PMby steampunkginger

      There is such a variety of projects on here, people are voting on things as amazing as satin wedding dresses and hand-embroidered coats. I imagine that after seeing those, people feel funny giving a simple project several stars, even if well-deserved. Glad to see another Threadbanger fan on here!

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