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A DIY Scoop Neck T-Shirt Video Sewing Tutorial Blogpost : Part 1

For today's tutorial, we will be sewing a neckband onto a scoop neck T shirt. The ability to calculate and easily apply a neckband to a T Shirt and get a clean finish every time is such a basic skill needed to sew knit top patterns.

For my top today, I used stretch velvet on my favorite knit T Shirt pattern. Velvet is very on trend again this fall. Not only is it incredibly soft, it is the perfect fabric to dress up any basic knit top pattern.


  • 1 yard stretch velvet fabric. I used Dusty Rose in this tutorial.
  • Favorite Scoop Neck T Shirt Pattern. I used the Greenstyle Green Tee for this tutorial.
  • Coordinating thread
  • Measuring Tape
  • Sewing Machine (optional serger)
  • Iron for pressing
  • Pins and clips
  • Scissors


1 hour




  1. Print and assemble your pattern pieces.
  2. Cut out your fabric. You will have a front, back, and sleeves. If you are using velvet, make sure that you cut all pieces with the nap of the fabric going in the same direction.
  3. Sew your shoulder seams according to the pattern directions.
  4. Watch the video for step-by-step instruction on how to measure and apply your neckband

  5. Complete shirt according to pattern directions.

Thanks so much for following along today, and I hope that I inspired you. Stay tuned for part 2 of this series, where we will be sewing a V neckband t shirt.

This tutorial was created by Sharon Aguilar from the Sweet Mama Life Blog

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