Here’s the Secret to Sewing Shirt Collars So Sharp, They Could Practically Slice Cheddar
You’ll be turning out ahh-mazing shirt collars with this quickie tutorial, and you’ll have major bragging rights when you tell people you made them yourself. The key is knowing how much fabric to shave off and how much length to cut.
1. Add Fusible Interfacings to Collar Pieces
Most classic shirt collars are made up of two pattern pieces; fusible interfacings should be applied to one of each piece to give it structure and body; test your interfacing on scraps to see what works best for your fabric.
2. Sew the Long Collar Seam
Sew the seam on the long outer edge, as shown in the image above. Press the long seam open before turning and pressing to give a crisper edge. If your collar pattern has 5/8u2033 seams, trim them down after stitching to reduce bulk.
3. Sew the Short Edge Seams
Sew the side edges of the collar together to ensure there is no loose thread on the inside of the animal print blazer, and make sure the collar is buttoned up all the way at the top and bottom with an extra stitch near the point for extra security.
4. Trim and Turn
Gently push the corner of the collar to create the point with a point turner or another blunt tool, taking care not to poke a hole in the fabric. If necessary, tease out the last bit of the corner with a pin or needle.
5. Press the Collar
Because it offsets the bottom edge a little, roll the seam edge slightly toward the underneath.
6. Attach the Collar to the Collar Stand
Using the dots and notches as guides, align the collar to the interfaced collar stand piece, then sandwich the collar between the two collar stand pieces, wrong sides facing out, pin in place, and stitch from corner to corner with a 3/8u2033 seam allowance.
7. Trim the Seam Allowances on the Collar Stand
Trim the stand’s edges, leaving about 1/8u2033 of space between the two ends; no notches are required, and the seam turns out beautifully after being trimmed.
8. Press Your Collar Again
Turn the collar right side out and press the round sides, working the seam all the way to the edge for a crisp finish. Press the rest of the collar.
How do you attach a collar to sewing?
3. Place the collar pieces on top of each other, right sides together, and use a fabric marker to mark the corner point of the collar.
What stitch is used to finish a collar on a shirt?
After you’ve finished pinning the collar in place, take the shirt and collar to your sewing machine and sew a straight stitch along the raw edges, about 0.5 in (1.3 cm) from the raw edges of the collar and neckline.
What stitch is used for a collar?
Now it’s time to sew the collar in place, which can be done in one of two ways: overcasting (also known as oversewing or whipstitching) or backstitching.
How do I make a collar and collar stand?
Turn right side out, tuck seam allowances into collar stand, and press. Top-stitch around collar stand 3 mm from the edge, making sure the lower folded edge of the collar stand is caught in the seam. Sink-stitch (stitch in the ditch) along the neckline seam to connect the lower collar stand for a clean / classic look.
How can I make my collar lay flat?
Iron the collar with a steam iron at the highest heat recommended on the label until it stays flat. Flip the shirt over and repeat ironing on the opposite side of the collar. Lightly spray starch on the collar and iron it again.
How many types of collars are there?
Different Types Of Collars In Garments: There are three types of collars in garments, based on the position and size of the band: stand collar, flat collar, and roll collar.