For Julie – The Collar Post (finally)

in Entertaining nonsense and profound thought

Having previously cut out the collar I know had a very simple job to do. Attach it. It really is fairly simple.

I first stitched along the pencil lines leaving the bottom seem open.
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Then I realized that my collar wasn’t quiet symmetrical so I ripped out a small part of the seem and resewed. I’m a little anal that way.

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And then when I was measuring against the existing collar on the shirt I realized it was a tad too long, so I fixed that too. It only takes a second. I also trimmed off the corners to reduce the bulk.

shirt collar on machine








Then I turned the collar and ironed it, turning the open seem to the wrong side. (The side of the fabric that isn’t seen.) Again super easy.

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I pinned the new collar to the old collar. Pinning is not something I do a lot of but occasionally I feel the need to be accurate.

shirt collar 3





I sewed the new collar to the old collar on the underside (The part no one sees because it’s under the collar.) then I turned the collar, Lined it up and sewed over the fold and then top stitched along the edges of the collar (about 1/4 inch from the edge) catching the old collar underneath.

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And voila! A new collar.

Shirt collar


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie March 14, 2013 at 2:33 am

(Also, I noticed the changes, and I’m good with ’em.)


Julie March 14, 2013 at 2:32 am

OH! Super clever. Thanks for the wonderful instructions.
I could totally do this. 😀


Sue Schlabach March 12, 2013 at 11:18 am

Magnifique! New shirt rocks.


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