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How to Sew a Square Neckline

Updated on April 22, 2015
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How to Sew Square Neckline Tutorial

Learn how to sew square neckline tutorial, you will find the sewing techniques for square neckline starting from the cutting, and afterwards sewing a square neck top. This sewing technique will be of use, if you plan to sew a square neck top or dress and may improve your style of sewing skill.



Cutting Out Square Necklines and Sewing



You will find that at times, in your particular sewing venture, you will have to figure out how to cut a square neckline. It can vary to some degree, depending on the square neckline and there are about two particular methods to learn.

Practise and perfect these, because you are planning to achieve straight edges to the square neck area and exactness is important.

To start with, see how to complete that accurate cut square neckline for every single sewing project.

How to Cut on the Fold a Square Neckline


Using this specific technique, you lay your pattern piece on the fold of your fabric. Make sure that, before cutting, that the pattern piece is pinned on your fabric.

  • Start from inwards towards the pattern neckline, and cut from fold.


  • Remove scissors when you finish cutting the pattern, and start to cut a second one, make it higher up, very nearly to the highest point of the shoulder.


  • To allow the scissors to cut nicely down, turn down by folding the shoulder area, then meet the first cut, accordingly finishing the cutting movement and creating a slick, straight edge.

How to cut out pattern pieces for a full square neckline

Once more, before you cut out the pattern pieces, pin it into place securely.

  • Cut around the seams of the shoulder as well as the armhole.
  • Fold back the section of the shoulder. This takes into consideration cutting a straight line along the base section of the neck area.
  • Cut from the centre of this second cut, corner to corner towards the highest point of the pattern neck area.
  • You ought to now have the skill to hold the scissors, as to cut along the opposite side of the neckline, hence finishing a precise and straight cut.


The greater part of the above may sound somewhat not too easy. But it is easy.

It is only difficult to clarify in words. In all actuality, and for all intents and purposes, these are the two sewing techniques that are anything but difficult to accomplish and produce great straight and exact results.

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How to Sew a Square Neck Top

  • Always reinforce every corner of the neckline area, such as the front and back with short stitches when sewing.
  • And for the facing, repeat same, reinforcing every corner.
  • Press the seams open as you sew the facing and shoulders.
  • Lay the right half of facing into place, starting on the right area, coordinating all seams and notches and tack into place.
  • Sew together and cut into the corners.
  • Trim the seam allowance and afterwards press.
  • To prevent the facing from shifting, under-stitch and press once more.


To complete any corner with bias tape rather than a facing is a great method for a more casual piece of clothing or even for sheer fabrics if you would prefer not to have the facing underneath. Contrast the facing colour to that of the fabric.

How to Sew Bias Tape on Square Neckline

  • Begin to sew the shoulder seams and seams at the sides. It is less difficult to sew if you can open the whole fabric flat, so that you can see the neckline area.
  • Measure around the whole neckline with a flexible ruler. Add two or three inches to it for covering in the back.
  • With a 45 degree ruler marking, the selvage of your fabric should be lined up to this marking, allowing whatever is left of the ruler go into the true 45 degree bias for the fabric.
  • Draw a line with a chalk to mark the ruler's true bias edge.
  • As you move the ruler over and mark a parallel line 1 inch from line 1.
  • When you cut along the two individual lines that you drew, this will make a strip of one inch bias tape.

Pinning together the bias tape on the square neckline



  • Locate the centre of the neckline front and line it with the middle of the bias strip. Tack together the right sides. Proceed around the whole neck area, tacking to the neckline the bias tape, finishing in the back.
  • Overlap the bias tape two ends at the centre back and fit the bias tape to the opening by pinning them together.
  • Join the bias tape two ends together by sewing along where you pinned them.
  • Trim the closures of the bias tape on every side of the seam leave 1/4 inches of fabric. Press open the seam and pin again to the neckline. It ought to now fit the opening very well.

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Stitching the bias tape to neckline



  • To make it easier, use a 1/4 inch seam allowance to sew the bias tape to neckline.
  • Trim in half the seam allowance all around the whole opening.
  • Press the seam allowance toward the bias tape from the inside of opening of the neckline.
  • Turn the piece of clothing over, first right side out, and press flat the seam.
  • Fold into the opening the bias tape, use stitch line to cover the rough edge and press around the opening.
  • To prevent the bias tape from showing on the garment right side, fold the bias once more and fold the seam line a little to the inside. Press and tack the seam to bias tape, ready for stitching.
  • Stitch as near to inside fold as could reasonably be expected, when you sew on the inside.
  • Press the whole opening very well and you are finished! Keep in mind that it is possible to use this technique to stitch any bias tape to opening on any piece of clothing, regardless of the possibility that the original technique call for different method.

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      Christabel Evans 2 years ago from England, UK

      Hi billybuc, I'm so glad there is someone like you here. Thank you so much for dropping by. I wish one day you can learn the sewing craft LOL. Have a nice day!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I just dropped by to say hello and wish you well. Obviously this old man won't be sewing anytime soon. :)