Collars can easily change the look of any garment, and it’s easy to create a Standing Collar once you learn how! Simple collars like these can make any dress shirt more professional, and timeless. Moreover, they can even be a focal point of design; with pins, brooches and ties, you can always dress up your collars for that well sought-after stylish edge.
With this simple, step by step tutorial, you’ll be adding Standing Collars to your necklines in no time, while being at the pinnacle of your fashion career!
The first step here is to get all of your materials. This would be your scissors, fabric of choice, and pattern for your new Standing Collar. An excellent choice of Fabric for this particular project could be the same as your self fabric, or even a contrasting floral pattern if that’s the look you strive for this upcoming Spring!
Next, you’re going to lay out your pattern according to the manufacture instructions. This means if the particular piece calls for cutting it on a bias, do so! If not, just simply follow the instructions. You can use pins where you find the fabric to be a bit slippery, or if you simply need help with keeping the pattern and fabric still while you cut. You should have four pieces in total!
Next, sew the two long collar pieces together. The figure above indicates that would be 1, and 2! Be sure to press the seam open for a crisp finish once we’re done.
Now our next step here is to sew the shorter ends together, with the right sides facing together. Now trim the corners of the collar, and turn inside out for the first half our project, now done!
Step five is simply attaching the Stand, to our Standing collar! This means assembling the pieces together at the collar for it to stand up nicely, and not flop around. Attach piece #3 to the collar by the straight edge, and back tack at the first few, and last stitches. Next, take piece #4 and press up the curved edge, and attach the same way to the collar, on the opposite side. Then, simply sew at the short edges on both sides. Do this all while pressing in between, to keep your collar nice and flat!
Simply trim the edges of your Standing Collar, as indicated in the figure above. Turn the entire thing inside out, and voila! You have a beautiful new Standing Collar, ready to be attached to any neckline you choose. You can even leave it as a removable collar, like Mood’s popular DIY accessory for any sweater or blouse.
I hope this tutorial was insightful for you, and helped you make sense out of creating Standing Collars. Have you ever though of adding collars to your shirts? Where would you add a collar like this? Just let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!