THE SEWING DIVAS sewing, design, fashion

December 21, 2007

Knit top neckline

Filed under: Els,sewing — Els @ 12:00 pm

I made a long sleeve knit top and used fiberfill to make a stuffed neckband to finish the neckline.

The band is a rectangle shape cut on the crosswise grain, sewed together but leaving two small openings for stuffing.I did use the end of a wooden spoon to push the fiberfill inside the band and closed the two openings by some hand-stitches.


Basted the band at the neck-opening and used a zipper foot to sew a hairline away from the previous stitching line at the neck line.  

I top-stitched around the neckline from the right side ( one feet away) to keep the seam allowance to the inside.



  1. That’s a GREAT idea Els! And of course, now you have me thinking about how I could embellish the collar….

    Comment by phyllisc — December 21, 2007 @ 12:06 pm

  2. Thanks so much for showing this! It really elevates the look. I have a Stella McCartney skirt that has a similar finish at the waistband; I wondered how I could copy it.

    Comment by christina — December 21, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

  3. Cute idea!

    Comment by Vicki — December 21, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

  4. ooh! Els that is a wonderful finish. Thanks for the hot tip!

    Comment by georgene — December 21, 2007 @ 9:24 pm

  5. Different and unique. I love the effect that fabric’s zigzags makes, too.

    Comment by summersetbanks — December 22, 2007 @ 5:34 am

  6. Els, the great circle to the neck, I am reminded of models admired Pierre Cardin. Congratulations. Sincerely, Paco.

    Comment by Paco Peralta — December 22, 2007 @ 1:21 pm

  7. Els, fabulous work as always! Thank you for sharing!

    Comment by Tany — December 23, 2007 @ 6:30 pm

  8. Els, that is simply fantastic! I am going to use your inspiration on my next knit top. Merry Christmas!

    Comment by Gorgeous Things — December 25, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

  9. Wow, Els this is truly creative and very lovely. I may have to borrow this idea some time in the future. Love the fabric.

    Comment by Linda L — December 28, 2007 @ 7:26 pm

  10. Hi Sis, why haven’t I seen this outfit a few days ago? It looks stunning!

    Comment by Peter — December 30, 2007 @ 5:21 am

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