Online Sewing Class: Altering Jackets
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Easy Collar Technique

Viewed 5682 times
Posted by: CandiM
photo

 
 
About CandiM star
IL USA
Member since: 7/5/04
Reviews: 1 (tips: 1)
Favored by: 1 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 7/7/04 1:43 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 8 people   Very Helpful by 18 people   
I can't be the first person to come up with this, but getting nice, crisp collar points seems to be an issue for a lot of people and this is a simple technique that I've been using for years and thought it might be useful to others--

When I make a pointed collar, I first sew the long back seam only--I then trim and grade the seam allowance, press it toward the undercollar, and understich on the right side of the undercollar fabric, close to the seamline, just as I do on facings--

Now I fold it right sides together and stitch the front edges of the collar--After grading these seam allowances and trimming them to the point, the collar will turn easily with very little bulk at the point to be smoothed and I rarely need to use anything more than an ordinary wooden point turner to achieve a flawless collar--

I hope that others might find this method helpful--C

<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater knit fabrics
Deals!

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Paganoonoo


Upcycle sewing patterns
Web site

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


7 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
Annette Wright said... (10/24/08 5:10 PM) Reply
Sounds wonderful and I will definitely try this.
Diana M said... (7/11/04 1:05 PM) Reply
Thank your for this idea -- I'm just about to make the first "real collar" I've done in years.
Katy M said... (7/11/04 5:30 AM) Reply
Thankyou so much! My collars never turn properly and I'm itching to give this a go!
sideseams said... (7/10/04 9:09 PM) Reply
I will definitely try this the next time I make a collar. It is a very good suggestion. Thanks.
SanEileen said... (7/8/04 5:54 PM) Reply
Thanks! I need all the tips I can get!
SewVeryTall said... (7/8/04 4:01 AM) Reply
Great tip. I first saw this technique done on the tv show 'Sewing with Nancy' [Nancy Zieman], and it really works.
PVA said... (7/7/04 2:43 PM) Reply
Thank you for posting this technique -- I definitely will try it. I'm rarely really pleased with my collar points -- always feel they could be better.
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Fit the Tee to a T
Fit the Tee to a T

Class Details

Online Class
Sewing Basics
Sewing Basics

Class Details

Victory Lola Paper Pattern

Victory Lola Paper Pattern

Pattern Details
You Sew Girl Fan Bag Pattern

You Sew Girl Fan Bag Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.