Here's what you need to make your own pretty collar:
-eyelet or lace pre-made collar
-standard sewing kit (thread, scissors, machine, pins, etc.)
-double wide, double fold bias tape
1) Cut a piece of bias tape the length of one collar times two plus an extra 4-6" depending on how low or high you want it to sit on your collarbone. Press it flat and lay it down. Notice how one side is just slightly narrower than the other? Centre it onto the back side of your collar and stitch down.
Line up the raw edge and sew inside the first creased fold.
2) Now just fold the bias tape over to the front along it's fold lines. See how it naturally hugs the edge? and because the slightly wider side is on the front you won't see any edge of the bias tape. Just stitch along the edge making sure to catch both side of your bias tape.
3) Figure out where you want your closure to be by trying on your necklace and marking the overlap of the tape with a two pins. Apply your snaps as per the package directions. My snaps are super old school. I picked up a whole bag of them at the thrift store. They work great though!
4) Once you've secured both sides of your snap just snip the ends of the bias tape off.
There you go! All done! Wasn't that easy? And now my necklace dilemma from Wednesday is solved!
I pick up these kinds of collars at the fabric store once in awhile. They usually have a basket with different kinds for $1 each or less. They come in handy for all kinds of things so it doesn't hurt to have a few on hand
I have no travel for work scheduled next week so I hope to get back into full on crafty mode again soon. Have a crafty week everyone! Don't by shy to leave a comment~