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Hot Patterns Collar/Lapel Tutorial, Part 2

After you sew the garment front and back together, you may wish to reinforce the inside corner with a small piece of interfacing as shown. Whether you choose to reinforce this area or not, do remember to mark the matching point with a dot. I have also marked the stitching lines on either side of the dot, so you can see where you will be stitching next.

Pin the collar to neck edge, matching collar to the shirt at center back and shoulders, taking special care to match those dots you marked on both the collar and the shirt.

Stitch the collar to the shirt, from center back to the dot. I have marked this stitching line with a blue pencil so it can be easily seen in the photo. Stop stitching when you reach the dot, then clip to the dot through the SHIRT ONLY.

Spread the shirt to meet the remaining edge of the collar, and stitch. Again, I have marked the stitching with a blue pencil so you can see it clearly in the photo.

This is how the collar will look as viewed from the right side. I have marked the corner area stitching in pink pencil so it can be more easly seen in the photo.

The next step is applying the facing. Do this as you always do, sandwiching the collar between the shirt and the facing, right sides together. When you get to the inside corner of the FACING, you will need to clip into the corner of the FACING ONLY, then spread it to meet the remaining neck edge...just like you did with the inside corner of the shirt. After turning and pressing, the collar/lapel will look like the following photo (on the inside/wrong side of the garment).

This photo shows what the applied collar and facing will look like from the right side.

Finish the facing and clean finish the neck edge of the collar as desired, then turn back your completed collar/lapel and admire your work!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, as always, and you make it look so easy. Great tutorial!

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice, Pam. Thanks so much for showing each step so clearly.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful work. Thank you very much for sharing such wonderful, detailed photos.

2:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such perfectly clear instructions and photos. A difficult process broken down into manageable parts. Excellent example.

Dawn Cloake UK

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great tutorial. The text and pictures make the process perfectly clear.


8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Pam. Great tutorial.

5:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful tutorial!!! THANK YOU

12:50 PM  
Blogger Mary Beth said...

Beautifully done sewing job and tutorial.
Hmmm, I am working on a blue and white checked gingham with a white collar, too. Maybe it's something in the wind?

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You make it look so easy to sew beautifully. Thanks so much for this great tutorial, Pam! -Carol

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank so much Pam, the photos really help see how it goes together. Thanks for sharing.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just dropping you a note to compliment you on your blog! Being a sewing enthusiast myself, I found it give very thorough instructions with beautifully clear photos. I would like to send you a free pattern from my pattern store, www.sewinggarden.com. If you're interested please email me at:
best regards,

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Pam! Thanks so much.


5:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly beautiful. Thank you for posting this very clear explanation and enlightening illustration.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your site. You have instructions with pictures that are so detailed. I have taken online classes and no one has ever had pictures with detail instructions like this one. Thanks for sharing.

Vanessa Towns

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, if only the hot patterns instructions could've ezxplained it so clearly....thanks!

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your tutorial is the best I have ever seen on this subject. It explains the process beautifully and in understanding detail.
- Marysewfun

3:09 PM  
Blogger Terri_A said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! Precise and expertly explained.

12:34 AM  
Blogger lhutch said...

Pam, What a good, classic shirt. I can't wait to make one. And what an elegant collar and lapel. thanks for the tutorial. Your posts and photos are always so encouraging and inspiring.

3:44 PM  
Blogger SewOm said...

I just made a version of this shirt, and your collar instructions helped, tremendously! Thank you so much for posting them.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Afia Siddiqi said...

Today is my lucky day! Your tutorials are just what I was looking for. thank you.

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Afia Siddiqi said...

Today is my lucky day! Your tutorials are just what I was looking for. thank you.

6:08 AM  

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