Next to this unique necktie we've also made a super cute Peter Pan collar from the Motiflow fabric, totally in Christmas style! Collars are a big trend. You can't have to many of them! They give your business outfit a fun touch or spice up that one little black dress. That's why a DIY christmas collar couldn't miss in this Motiflow Christmas blog week!
What do you need?
• Cotton Satin from 50 x 100 cm. You can order all fabrics on Motiflow at 50, 100 and 150 cm width. You will also have some left-overs which you can use to decorate your christmas gifts.
• Sewingpattern Knipmode: Peter Pan kraagje
• Sewing machine
• Textile scissor
• A fun matching button!
How to start?
1. Print the pattern and cut out
For this DIY we used a video and sewing pattern from Knipmode. In case you can't follow these steps, you can also watch their video. You can also find the pattern on the Knipmode website. Download the pattern en print it.
2. Trace the pattern
After that you trace the pattern on your fabric. Make sure you fold the fabric in two, so you cut out the pattern 'twice' (but conjoined). Then you can try it on around your neck. Cut out a second collar the same way, so you will see the pattern on both sides and also it will make the collar a bit thicker. Of course you can also use some stuffing if you want to.
TIP: Did you chose a pattern with a black surface? Use a crayon or white pencil to trace the pattern!
3. Iron and pin it
Iron both cut-out collars so they look nice and smooth. Always iron your fabric with the printed side downwards. After that you sew both collar pieces to each other. Pay attention: do this inside out, so with the printed sides towards each other! This way your edge stitch will be hidden on the inside of your collar.
Sew both parts together. You can use the sewing machine, but you can also stitch it by hand. After you sewed it, you turn the collar inside out again. Also stitch the last part so you suture it.
5. Style the collar
Now it's time for the most fun part: styling and finishing your collar. Find a fun, matching button and sew it on the collar. You can also check thrift shop stores, where sometimes you'll find super original one-of-a-kind buttons. You can sew a elastic loop on the other side, as you can see in the picture. This way you can easily wear and take off your collar.
Tip: on Pinterest you can find a lot of collar inspiration as wel! For example you could also use some studs for a though look. Or use a cute ribbon for a preppy ook.
6. It's Christmas time!
Yes, your collar is finished. Time to pull that christmas outfit out of your closed, get dolled up and put on your high heals. You're now ready for christmas dinner!