Neckerchief Tutorial – View A

This tutorial will show you how to make a standard type of neckerchief to go along with your school seifukus and other sailor collar garments!  The process is fairly simple and a bit similar to our bow tutorial, so let’s get to it!

Materials Needed for View A:

  • Neckerchief Pattern Piece 1
  • ¾ yd. bottomweight cotton or matte satin
  • ½ yd sheerweight or featherweight interfacing
  • Matching Thread
  • Sew on snaps (Size 1)
  • Hand sewing needle
  • A point turner or chopstick

NOTE: All seam allowances are ½ inch.

StartingPieces

Cut out 4 pieces on the fold of your fabric and 2 pieces on the fold of your interfacing. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, fuse your interfacing to the wrong sides of 2 of your fabric pieces.  

Interfaced

Pin together 1 fabric section and 1 interfaced section so you have 2 separate pieces. Mark a 2 inch opening at the middle of each piece.

PivotExample
Starting from one opening mark, sew a ½ inch seam, pivoting at the points.

Trimmed

Clip the pointed ends,notch and trim your the seams so that they will lay smoothly.  

Pressed
Turn the pieces right side out and use a point turner or chopstick to ensure the ends are fully extended and then press your pieces nice and flat.

FoldingTechnique

Next, close up your opening by either topstitching on the machine or slip stitching by hand. These stitches will be hidden by the knot so either way is perfectly fine.

With the interfaced piece on the bottom, fold each piece in half, and then fold the ends back to meet the fold as shown.

Tacking
At this point you can tack each piece together side by side at the point you would like to place your knot to create the neckerchief.

KnotStarting

Next, cut a rectangular piece that is at least 4 inches by 6 inches. This will be your knot.  Fold the rectangle lengthwise and sew down the edge.

KnotCompletion
Press the seam flat and trim it down, then turn it right side out.  

KnotWrap

Place the end of the knot at the center back of the neckerchief with the right side down.  Whipstitch this in place, then wrap the knot around the neckerchief meeting back in the middle and whipstitch that down to secure it.

Finishing

Add snaps to the tips of the long tails of the neckerchief, and to your seifuku shirt just under the collar to finish! 

Credits:

Pattern, pictures, and tutorial by Victoria Bane

 

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