Creative articles about sewing
Sewing a shirt collar I: sewing the collar
Most patterns only have one piece for the collar itself; you can either trace the pattern piece and trim it a little to make an under collar pattern piece, or do what I do and pin the identical pieces in an offset way. I like to press the collar so that the upper collar juts out a smidge, about 1 mm. This way, the u-shaped u-shaped u-shaped u-shaped u-shaped u-shaped u-shaped u-shaped u
Sewing a shirt collar II: the collar stand
Sewing a shirt collar III: applying the finished collar to the neck
I like to start/end at the point where the collar stand seam starts, aligning the edge of the button placket with the edge of the collar stand. How do you attach the outer stand to the neck? I like to stitch in the ditch because I like the clean look of it. The seam allowance will be folded in.
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.
How do you put a collar on a shirt?
Method No. 1
- Step 2: Prepare your collar and collar stand.
- Step 3: Sew collar stand edges.
- Step 4: Trim seam allowance.
- Step 5: Turn and press.
- Step 6: Attach to the neck edge.
- Step 7: Press and edge stitch.
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 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 do you attach a collar to a jacket?
ATTACH UNDER COLLAR TO JACKET Stitch at 3/8u2032u2032 precisely between the circle markings, backstitching to secure. Pin the collar to the jacket’s lapels between the outer and inner circles. Stitch at 3/8u2032u2032 precisely between the circle markings, backstitching to secure.
Why are collars attached first before the sleeves?
The placket sleeve does not need to be sewn to the bodice in this step; it will be joined once the collar is attached. First, attach the front and back pieces to the sleeve pieces, as shown in the picture.
How does a detachable collar work?
The stiff collar is attached at the back before the shirt is put on (and the tie is placed under the collar for a turndown collar), then the shirt is put on, and the front stud is pushed through the collar to fasten it. A turndown collar and tie are worn on the way to and from court.
How do you sew a collar facing?
Pin the collar piece (F) to the facing unit, matching notches and circles, with right sides together. Stitch the collar to the facing unit, beginning and ending at the circles. Backstitch to secure ends and leave long thread tails. Trim the seam allowance to 3/8u201d and press open.
How do I choose interfacing?
The weight of your fabric is the most important factor to consider when choosing interfacing; never use interfacing that is heavier than your fabric; it should always be a slightly lighter weight but stiffer than the fabric you are using.
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.