Learn how to sew collars, closures and more with complete confidence alongside Apparel Arts instructor Sara Alm. Start with how to sew basic camp collars with a facing and a clean finish. Next, Sara will teach you how to create sophisticated flat collars featuring a clean custom bias finish. Take your skills a step further as you sew bulk-free banded collars reinforced with interfacing and a stay. Then, discover how to adjust pattern pieces to create collarless bands and even a secretary-style bow neckline. Ready to find out how to sew a collar for a truly sophisticated neckline? Learn to create notched collars that lay perfectly and look professional. Plus, build confidence sewing the perfect plackets, facings, buttonholes and buttons for your garments.
Meet Sara Alm: patternmaker, author, teacher, designer and your guide to constructing collars and closures. Sara begins with an overview of collar design and construction. Then follow along as she prepares, sews and assembles a traditional camp collar.
The flat collar, or collar without a stand, is a key element in many styles. In this lesson, Sara constructs a Peter Pan collar elegantly attached to the neckline with self-made bias tape. She'll show you how to pick the right fabric for your bias trim, join the upper and undercollar, and complete the collar.
A band provides support and structure to a collar along with an added bit of style. Sara starts by showing an alternative way of providing support by stitching a channel for a collar stay. Then she shows how to construct the banded collar, topstitch your way to perfect points and interface appropriately.
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