Quit Buying Patterns – Redesign Ones You Already Have

| March 6, 2017

As in a lot of different areas, we have to be creative in thinking of ways to save money.  One of the best ways I’ve found to save money for myself as well as customers I sew for is to change the style of the patterns already in use rather than buy new patterns just […]

Attaching And Sewing A Rolled Collar

| February 24, 2010

We’re back to the tutorials on dealing with the various styles of collars – how to make them and how to attach and sew them. Today we’re going to talk about how to attach and sew a rolled collar.     Sew the shoulder seams and any neckline darts before attaching the collar.  Staystitch the garment […]

Construction Of A Two Piece Rolled Collar

| February 10, 2010

A ROLLED COLLAR first stands up from the neck edge, then falls down to rest on the garment. With right sides together, match the notches and pin the upper collar to the under collar along the outer seam line (A), leaving the neck edges open.  If necessary, stretch the under collar slightly to fit the […]

Attaching And Sewing A Flat Collar

| February 3, 2010

Attaching and sewing a flat collar is not a difficult thing to do.  There are certain procedures to follow, and if you follow these steps with each collar you do, you’ll have perfect looking collars every time. Before applying the collar, staystitch the neckline to prevent it from stretching, and sew all darts, seam lines, […]

Tutorial – Construction Of A Flat Collar

| January 27, 2010

Awhile back I did a post entitled “Types Of Collars”,  with those types being flat, standing and rolled.  I said I’d do a tutorial on how to construct and attach each of those collar types, then got sidetracked onto other topics.  Today, and for the next several weeks, I will pass along the tutorials for you. After […]