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Sometimes it's hard to find the right colour ribbing when coming to finish off a garment made of jersey. This is a method for finishing neck edges without using a facing or purchased ribbing and uses a twin needle.

Technique Materials

Knitted jersey fabrics of fine to medium weight.

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    Nov 12, 2009, 01.50 AMby faizlily

    thanks for clear and easy instruction, I’ve yet to sew anything in jersey, this might help me alot…

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    Sep 10, 2009, 04.10 PMby burgandy

    I made the cowl dress in patterns recently, and used this technique for finishing my arm holes. It was amazingly easy, and I can’t believe how professional it looked. I used a single needle, moved it off center and used the edge of the fabric to keep it straight. I can’t wait to show my seamstress friends- They’ll be so impressed!

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    Sep 10, 2009, 04.10 PMby burgandy

    I made the cowl dress in patterns recently, and used this technique for finishing my arm holes. It was amazingly easy, and I can’t believe how professional it looked. I used a single needle, moved it off center and used the edge of the fabric to keep it straight. I can’t wait to show my seamstress friends- They’ll be so impressed!

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    Sep 9, 2009, 09.18 PMby seemane

    Great instructions & a great finish – a job very well done :) !

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    Sep 4, 2009, 10.40 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    Looks great, I need to try it. The only doubt I have is if the edge would be too thick considering that there are 4 layers of fabric. Probably works well with thin jersey.

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      Sep 7, 2009, 01.36 AMby spontique

      You are right of course. Thanks for picking that up.

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      Sep 9, 2009, 11.44 PMby spontique

      It is not linkable but “T shirt V neck how to finish” in search techniques deals with thick jersey.

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      Sep 10, 2009, 12.51 AMby mayadaughterofsun

      Thanks:) I ve seen it (although I m still a bit insecure to try it)

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    Aug 29, 2009, 06.30 AMby melch

    Thanks! I just started a knit shirt and was wondering how I should finish the neckline. I will try this method.

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    Aug 28, 2009, 09.41 PMby smallone

    Thank you Spontique!!

    This how to is immediately being added to my favorites :)

    I’ve recently discovered sewing with jersey, after years of avoiding it – fear of streatchiness….

    …After making the cheeky panties (thanks to EmilyKate for the great pattern http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/cheeky-panties) with a finish that I and the recipient loved I am ready to make many more, and larger :) , jersey items…..and this will most definitely up-level the quality of the finish …

    Thanks again!

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