Knit Tie Singlet PT012

Let’s Sew

All seams are to be sewn at 1cm. unless otherwise stated.


Place the back onto the front with right sides together. Overlock the side seams, and then around hem. (Picture A) (keep side seams folding towards back at hem)

Overlock around armholes, and across front and back necks. (Picture A) (keep side seams folding towards back at armhole and hem. This makes side seam sit flat when pressed)


Fold neck tie with right sides together and overlock. The overlocker is best for this seam, as this will allow the seam to stretch. If you use the plain sewer to stitch this seam. You will have to pull fabric when sewing so stitching does not crack when turning through. (I use the left side of the overlocker foot, as a guide.) (Picture B)


Pull through neck tie with a safety pin. (Picture C to F)


Trim neck tie back to pattern.

(The knit stretches when you pull through to right side. So you need to trim back to pattern.)

(Picture G)


Hem around armhole. Pull fabric when sewing, to avoid stitching cracking when worn. Use a small 6 mm/ ¼” stitch or just turn back the overlocking.

(A small hem helps the curve to sit flat when sewing.) (Picture H)


Attach label to centre back. (Picture I)


On the front and back necks, fold over a 1.5 cm or ⅝” turn-back for casting the neck tie.

Pull fabric when sewing, to avoid cracking stitching when worn. (Picture J and Ja)


At ends, keep casing to the wrong side. (Picture K) (I make sure casings sits back inside 1 mm or so.)


Thread neck tie through both front and back.

Keep tie flat, so the tie does not twist.) (Picture L and M)


You can use one or two neck ties depending on the look you want.


Tack neck tie ends together with sewing machine.

(check tie has no twist before tacking) (Picture N).


Push gather around, so your arm straps are even. Gather should sit nice at front and back. (Picture O)

Pull neck tie join, so it sits inside the casing at back.

(remember to keep neck tie flat = no twist)


Tack neck tie casing at back, so join stays inside of back casing. (Picture P)


Fit singlet. Move gather for nice fit. (Picture Q)

Check the singlet length, and pin hem. (Hem = 2.5 cm/ 1”) If garment is too long, trim and re overlock hem., Then pin hem 2.5 cm – 1”. Now you are ready to sew.


Hem singlet with 2.5 cm or 1”. (Picture R) Pull fabric when sewing to avoid the stitching cracking when worn.

After stitching the hem, you can stitch around on the right-side to make a twin needle stitch. This makes hem, look like it was sewn with a coverstitch. (Picture S)

If you have a coverstitch machine, hem singlet with 2.5 cm or 1” hem.



Happy Sewing !!!!!

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