How to make a v-neckline

I love raw unhemmed edges, but some fabric calls for a finished hemline. I realized this shirt needed a finished neckline to complete the look!

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I won’t pretend that this is the proper way to finish a v-neckline, but this is the way I do one. It is fairly simple too!

As you can see, I cut a moderate v-neckline on the shirt. I took the excess fabric and measured around the neckline for length. I cut a 2″ strip of the extra fabric.

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I folded it in half lengthwise.

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Next, I folded it in half again, this time against the width instead of length.

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I took the folded end and sewed a diagonal stitch to create the v at the middle of the neckline. Make sure that the fabric fold is opposite to the point in the v.

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Cut off the excess fabric.

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Now, open it to see the v shape! Make sure that the open end of the fabric is at the bottom.

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Next, pin the strip to the shirt making sure that the right sides of the fabric are facing. Start pinning at the v and go all the way around.

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Now, sew or surge these pieces together, going all the way around the neckline.

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Lastly, top stitch around the entire neckline to help it lay flat and look more professional.

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Now, admire your work!

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