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Video: My top tips for sewing neckline ribbing

New sewing tutorial is up! This time I dig deep into the issue of sewing neckline ribbing and share 7 tips on how to make the neckline look even, flat and professional. I’ve struggled with this in the past and my conclusion is that thorough prep work will make all difference (not really a surprise I guess!) and in the video I share the sort of prep work that I do.
Some useful blog posts that will also help you become better with ribbing.
The ribbing calculator 
Five tips on sewing with ribbing (includes suggestions on how much negative ease ribbing should have depending on placement)

Also as a side note in memory of photographer Bill Cunningham. I highly recommend watching the wonderful documentary about him.


Top tips for sewing neckline ribbing


  • Jen L
    June 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    That's a good tip about clipping the seam and pressing each part in a different direction.

    I'll certainly miss Bill Cunningham's photo-videos every weekend in the NY Times. I haven't seen the film yet, but it's on the list…

    ~Jen (NY)

    • Johanna
      June 27, 2016 at 6:14 am

      You'll love the movie for sure! He comes across as such a genuine, passionate and curious person. Imagine having so much passion for your craft, even at his age, that amazes me and inspires me!

  • Aline
    June 27, 2016 at 11:12 am

    well done! Thanks for sharing.

    • Johanna
      June 27, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Eileen McCallum
    July 9, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you so much I have learnt so much from your videos and blog tutorials ( only in the last 2 hours) can’t wait to watch and read more. You are brilliant

    • Johanna
      July 11, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Aww thank you, that means so much for me to hear!


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