Make Your Own Detachable Collars

detachable collar pdf pattern

You’ve been asking for it and now you can get all 4 of my collar designs in one pattern.

The Standard Point, Super Pointy, Curved and Double Curved Collars with 1″ stand are all included in this one sewing pattern.

You can make these collars from almost any fabric. I love making one up from the scraps from other projects. These make up great from classic shirt fabrics like poplin, quilting cotton, or get fancy with taffeta, satin or lace.

Full size pattern pieces in an easy to assemble PDF downloadable pattern.

I’ve written out some very easy to follow instructions with clear illustrations.

Fabric and Notions:
1/2 Yard of fabric will make 2 collars
1/4 yard of iron on interfacing
1 Button or snap fastener

You can get your copy of this pattern at cut and sewn on Etsy!

 

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4 designs in one PDF collar pattern

And you can brush up on sewing perfect points for your collars in this post with some great tips Making Perfect Points.

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New for Spring, Patchwork Detachable Collars

I have new products going in the etsy store all week.

These sweet little collars are patch-worked in spring pastels and floral prints.ImageImage

Super Pointy Detachable Collar Pattern

Update: I’ve made this pattern even better with new illustrated instructions and more design options Make Your Own Detachable Collars.

I’ve uploaded my  Super Pointy Collar, corrected pattern for your personal use.  I hope the instructions work, I did write them fairly quickly so let me know if anything is unclear.  I have made this collar more times than I can count so I know the pattern works for me and I hope it works for you.  See my post on how to make perfect points if you need a little help with the points.

*Make sure your pattern prints out at the right size, the ” fold” edge of the collar should measure 2.5″, you may need to adjust your print settings.

Let me know how your collars turn out! 

How to Wear The Detachable Collar

I make and sell a lot of these detachable collars at Cut and Sewn.

detachable collar

Here is one all wrapped up and ready to ship to a lucky buyer in California.

At my shows I hear a lot of people admiring them but asking  “How do I wear this?”

Here is my advise:

  • Don’t over think it, just throw it on, treat it like any necklace or scarf.
  •   These look great over a collarless shirt, with a cardigan, over a dress, or with a tank top.
  • Consider adding  a couple of necklaces to dangle out from underneath.
  • Don’t get bogged down thinking that it needs to match what your wearing.

The Man Repeller is an avid wearer of the detachable collar, here a just a few of her many takes on the situation:

And Tavi over at Rookie is huge fan of collecting and wearing collars of all shapes and sizes, they recently did an article on making your own.

Is this a detachable collar at Marni? I can’t tell, but then that’s kinda the point right?

Image from style.com

So, have no fear of the mysterious detachable collar, it’s perfectly harmless, you can do no wrong. Go for it.

And if you’re really inspired you can make your very own collars with this pattern Make Your Own Detachable Collars.

what did you do today?

I found some new fabrics to turn into neckerchiefs and collars.

After the neckerchiefs are cut out they need to be tea stained by soaking in coffee.

Three new collars are cut out and ready to be sewn.  I like to make several at once.

The main sewing is done, collar is attached to stand and the opening at the bottom edge needs to be closed.

Time to pick out a vintage button and sew the button hole.

Lots of pretty finished collars.