This blog has been latent however today I found a need to use a URL to post a photo to another website. The quickest way to do this was to post it here so here’s the photo and directions on how to convert a vintage shop turtleneck sweater into a V-neck.
Converting a Turtleneck sweater to a V-neck
My husband loves lightweight wool V-neck sweaters, which are increasingly difficult to find, even at second-hand shops. So when I found this grey wool turtleneck (sorry, no photo so you’ll need to trust me), I was sure it had a future as a V-neck.
- Remove turtleneck
- Cut 2 binding strips 2″ wide.
- Now determine the size of the V-neck and cut opening
- With the 2 strips of binding laying flat, create the miter and sew the front V
- Sew the 2 strips together for center back (CB)
- Pin binding to neckline and machine baste
- Sew front V binding with a standard sewing machine (as for any V-neck binding)
- Audition the binding to assure it is the correct length. If not, adjust at CB.
- Serge or zig-zag the binding to the sweater.
That’s it. Here are a few photos of the finished product. I noticed that the stitch at the bottom of the V has pulled out so I’ll take a hand stitch to fix that. Not unexpected after about 6 or 7 years of wear. Otherwise this sweater still looks great.