Funnel neck square

3 — Neckline and Assembling the Body

24—January 2022

In this post we cover the Crew Neck, Hoodie and Funnel Neck. Follow along with the view you are sewing!

Cloud Sweatshirt Sew Along — 3 — Neckline and Assembling the Body
Jan 24 2022
Ammended 17 shoulder seam overlocked
8 pressing shoulder seam
Crew Neck

With the right sides together, pin the front to the back at the shoulders then overlock.

Press the seams towards the back.

Ammended 9 neck band overlocked

With the right sides together, pin and then overlock the short ends of neckband together to create a circle.

2 crew neck band overlocked folded 2

Fold the neckband in half, lengthwise with wrong sides together.

9 pinning neck band close
10 overlocked neck band

Pin neckband to the right side of the body of the garment. The neckband seam will align with the notch at the back neckline on the left, as worn. The neckband notches align with the shoulder seams.

Overlock the neckband to the body. You will need to stretch the neckband to get it to fit. Press the seam towards the body.

11 cover stitch neckline

Using a twin needle, cover seam, or your preferred finishing stitch, stitch the neckband seam allowance to the body.

Skip down to 'Assembling the Body' at the end of this post.

6 shoulder seam pinned
8 pressing shoulder seam

With the right sides together, pin the front to the back at the shoulders then overlock. Press the seams towards the back.

2 buttonhole temp hood
1 hoods button hole marking

On each hood piece, mark the buttonholes with a fabric pen, or tailor's chalk, at the place indicated on the Hood Buttonhole Placement Template, over the interfacing you placed at the beginning.

Be sure to mark the buttonholes on opposite sides to create a pair.

3 button hole sewing hood

Sew the buttonholes as per your machine's manual.

5 hoods pinned
New 27 hoods overlocked

Pin the hood pieces together along the centre seam with the right sides facing.

Overlock them together.

7 turning hood 1

Next, turn the hood so the wrong sides are together.

8 turning hood 2
9 finished hood

Bring the seam together so it runs through the centre of the hood. Press.

New hood top stiching channel

Sew a line of top stitching 1.5cm from the folded edge to form a channel for the drawstring.

Baste the neck edges together with your sewing machine.

10 attaching hood

Now you will attach the hood to the body.

Pin the hood to the body of the sweatshirt at the neck opening with the right sides together and matching the notches.

The hood will overlap at the centre front. Match the notch on the body, to the channel top stitching on the hood.

Place the right side as worn first, then the left side on top.

New finished hood close

Overlock the hood and body together then press the seam allowance towards the body of the garment.

Now move down to 'Assemble the Body' at the bottom of this post.

New funnel overlock neck

With the right sides together, pin the front to the back at the shoulders and sides of the funnel neck. Overlock them together.

Finish the raw edge of the neck with your overlocker.

3 pinning neck hands
4 sewing neck down

The funnel neck view has a grown-on neck facing. Fold the neck facing to the front at the notches.

Bag out the neck facing by sewing the seam allowances together on each side of the neck.

6 turning funnel neck 1
7 turning funnel neck 2

Fold the back neck facing over to the back.

8 pressing funnel neck
Ammended 9 finished funnel neck

Press the shoulder seams towards the back.

12 pinning sleeve crew
13 sleeve head overlocked
Assemble the Body

The following steps are for all views, however only the Crew Neck will be shown.

With the right sides together, pin the sleeve to the body, matching the notches. Overlock the seam and press it towards the body.

Repeat for the other sleeve.

15 sleeve under arm seam pinned
16 sleeve underarm finished indside view

Pin the side seams with the right sides together.

It can help to start by matching the underarm seams, then working towards the body hem and sleeve hem.

Overlock the side seam and repeat for the other side. Press the seams towards the back.

Next up, sewing the cuffs and hems, and doing the finishing touches!

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