We are continuing our round-up of sewing tutorials from our archives with a series of blog posts on collars and necklines. While we wrote these in support of specific patterns, you should bookmark these and check them out if you ever encounter a similar technique on any future projects!
This is from the Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress sew along and gives you all the tips and tricks for sewing a beautiful standard shirt collar.
ALTERNATIVE METHOD (EASY WAY)
Here's an alternative way to sew a shirt collar that's a bit easier. Check it out here.
THE SHARPEST COLLAR POINTS
This blog post has a whole whack of tips for getting the sharpest points on collars using a few different methods.
The Kalle shirt has an optional band collar which we have a tutorial for here. You could do this to any pattern with a two-piece collar!
This is a post for the Charlie Caftan but there are all kinds of helpful hints as to how to get a perfect point on a v-neckline.
From our Clare Coat sewalong comes this helpful tutorial on working with coating and putting in a funnel collar.
COLLAR WITH HOOD
The Kelly Anorak sewalong shows you how to attach the collar and hood at the same time.
3D NECK BINDING
The Ebony Tee and Dress features a neck binding. This tutorial shows you how to use a thick knit like scuba to get a chunkier, 3D effect.
NOTCHED COLLAR (WITH PIPING)
Our Carolyn Pajamas feature a notched collar with optional piping, but this tutorial should help you with any pattern you want to add piping to!
SQUARING OFF A NOTCHED COLLAR
We hacked the Carolyn Pajama collar into a squared off notched collar. You can too with this tutorial!
Our Sallie Jumpuit and Maxi Dress has a v-neckline which can be tricky in knits. Make sure to check out this tutorial before you sew one!
BIAS BINDING (2 METHODS)
In this tutorial, we give you two methods for bias binding that you can use on any neck or armhole.
Ready to sew some beautiful necklines? Any tutorials you'd like to see on this subject?
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