Kurtis have become an essential part of every woman’s wardrobe, thanks to their comfort, versatility, and elegant designs. One of the key elements that can make or break the overall look of a kurti is its neckline. A well-cut and perfectly stitched neckline can elevate the style quotient of your kurti. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of cutting and stitching kurti necklines. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced seamstress, these tips will help you create beautiful kurtis with stunning necklines.
- Choosing the Right Neckline Style
Before you start cutting and stitching, it’s essential to decide on the neckline style that suits your kurti design and your personal style. Here are some popular neckline styles:
- Round Neckline: A classic choice that suits most kurti designs.
- V-Neckline: Adds a touch of sophistication and works well with both casual and formal kurtis.
- Square Neckline: Gives your kurti a unique and modern look.
- Boat Neckline: Creates an elegant and graceful appearance.
- Keyhole Neckline: Adds a playful and trendy element to your kurti.
- Gathering Supplies
Before you dive into the cutting and stitching process, gather the necessary supplies:
- Kurti fabric
- Matching thread
- Measuring tape
- Gota Patti
- Measuring and Marking
- Start by measuring your neckline’s circumference and depth. This will depend on the neckline style you’ve chosen and your personal preferences.
- Draw the neckline design on fusing canvas paper as shown below.
- Cut the neck design.
- Cutting the Neckline
- Carefully cut along the marked lines.
You can watch the neckline design cutting video here.
- Stitching the Neckline
- Fold the raw edge of the neckline to the inside of the kurti, creating a narrow hem. Pin it in place.
- Use a straight stitch on your sewing machine or hand-sew with small, even stitches to secure the hem. Make sure the stitches are neat and even for a polished look.
- Adding Embellishments (Optional)
- To enhance the neckline, you can add embellishments like lace, beads, or embroidery. Sew these carefully, ensuring they are evenly spaced and securely attached. I’ve used gota patti in this neck design
- Finishing Touches
- Give your kurti a final press to ensure all seams and hems are crisp and even.
- Try on the kurti to check the fit and adjust the neckline if needed.
Cutting and stitching a kurti neckline is a skill that can greatly enhance the overall look of your garment. By choosing the right neckline style and following the steps outlined in this guide, you can create kurtis that are not only stylish but also customized to your liking. Whether you’re a seasoned seamstress or a beginner, these tips will help you achieve professional-looking results.
Remember to take your time, practice, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different neckline styles and embellishments to make your kurtis truly unique.