Saturday, April 27, 2013

Easy Eyelet Collar

Another super fast quickie craft for today.  I've been on the road ALL week this week, in fact, I'm probably still on the road as you're reading this.  But I still make time for crafting~

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~


Ana Love Craft said...

Hi Tamara, lovely collar! Thanks for sharing tutorial!
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Chelsea B. said...

Great idea! I love the lace. Thank you for sharing! I’d love to have you visit me at Get Your Crap Together! We have a Pattern Party from the 1st of the month to the 10th and would love you to check it out. See you soon!

Unknown said...

This is adorable...and it looks so easy!!

Natasha ~

K said...

That is super cute and looks like a fun way to change up a shirt or dress without a collar! Thanks for the easy tutorial, I never would have thought of something like that!

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