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Re: How To Sew a Classic T-shirt Neckband

When calculating the length of the neckband, I do the subtraction first. The neckband is 15% smaller than the neck opening. 100% - 15% = 85%. So the neckband should be 85% of the neck opening. Simply multiply the neck opening by .85 and you have your neckband length. In this case, 17 x .85 = 14.45, rounded up to 14.5 inch, plus your seam allowance. (By the way, this also works during sales, when you get a certain % off, first subtract that % from 100, then multiply times the full price to get your sale price.) And sew on.