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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

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PVA said...
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.
7/7/04 2:43 PM
SewVeryTall said...
Great tip. I first saw this technique done on the tv show 'Sewing with Nancy' [Nancy Zieman], and it really works.
7/8/04 4:01 AM
SanEileen said...
Thanks! I need all the tips I can get!
7/8/04 5:54 PM
sideseams said...
I will definitely try this the next time I make a collar. It is a very good suggestion. Thanks.
7/10/04 9:09 PM
Katy M said...
Thankyou so much! My collars never turn properly and I'm itching to give this a go!
7/11/04 5:30 AM
Diana M said...
Thank your for this idea -- I'm just about to make the first "real collar" I've done in years.
7/11/04 1:05 PM
Annette Wright said...
Sounds wonderful and I will definitely try this.
10/24/08 5:10 PM
 
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