How to sew the neck band on Lekala sewing pattern 5144
Cut out two neck bands.
Apply fusible interfacing to upper side of band.
Sew center back seam of upper band and lower band.
Pin bands right sides together.
Sew neckline seam. Trim and snip center front, just to stitch.
Clip into curves.
Serge inner band’s lower edge. Under-stitch: finger press seam allowance toward inner band, and stitch close to seam on inner band.
Under-stitching helps the inner neckband lay flat against the wrong side and creates a neat turned edge.
Press the neckline seam. Sew the upper interfaced edge, right sides together, to garment. Pin or baste inner neckband in place. Topstitch or stitch-in-the-ditch from the front side, catching the lower serged edge of inner band.