That said, you may want to tidy up the edges on the neckline, sleeves, and hem. Just to keep things pretty.
I’ve gone for the easiest way to finish your knitted fabric edges, but if you’re keen to learn some other finishes, I found this post over on MadMin incredibly helpful.
p.s. On top of all this basic t-shirt goodness, I’ve also been playing around with a few alterations. I’ll throw that in next week as a bonus. See, that’s how much you guys rock my world.
finishing knits like a pro
You will need:
pins, sewing machine, thread
1. Turn the t-shirt inside out.
2. Fold the edges of the neckline down by 1 cm. Pin in place. Repeat for the sleeves and hem.
3. Top tip: for the curved edges of the neckline and hem, you might find the fabric will bunch and twist. To stop it from twisting, cut very small v-shaped notches every 7 cm or so.
4. Your stitches may seem a bit wonky. Give everything a really, really good press using a hot iron. To make sure you don’t burn the fabric or make it go shiny – put a clean dishtowel between the iron and the t-shirt.
5. Wear and sprinkle liberally with pins and sequins.