It's been a long time since I last sat down at my sewing machine and cracked on with a good old fashion project, so last weekend I decided that was exactly what I was going to do! I've had a series of Peter Pan collars saved on my Pinterest boards (shameless plus here) for quite some time so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to give them a try and this was the result!
You will need
2 x Fat Quarters of Coordinating Fabric.
50cm of Matching Ribbon
Knitting needle or something long and thin
- Download a template for a peter pan collar from the internet. I used this one. Print it and cut it out.
- Place your template on the edge of one of your pieces of folded fabric. Pin it down and then cut around it, making sure to add a 1cm seam allowance. Do the same for your other piece of fabric.
- Now do the same for the interfacing but this time, when you cut it out, use the template as your guide without a seam allowance.
- Open up one of your pieces of fabric and then iron your interfacing to it. Be sure to place a scrap piece of material on top when your ironing so the interfacing doesn't burn (I'm guilty of this on many occasions)
- Now it's time to sandwich your materials. Place your materials right sides together and then insert your piece of ribbon in the middle about a centimeter away from the side edge so that when your stitching together, it doesn't get caught. Pin all of this together.
- It's time to sew! Pop the pinned fabric on the sewing machine and use the interfacing as a sewing guide. Leave a 5cm gap on the inside collar.
- Using a knitting needle, turn your collar right side out. This can get a little tricky but take it slow.
- Lastly, hand stitch your hole up and you're finished!