with Sara Alm
Online Class

Mastering Construction: Collars & Closures

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Overview

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.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h22m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Camp Collars
29m

1. Introduction & Camp Collars

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.

2. Flat Collars
29m

2. Flat Collars

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.

3. Collars With a Band
29m

3. Collars With a Band

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.

1. Introduction & Camp Collars

1. Introduction & Camp Collars

2. Flat Collars

2. Flat Collars

3. Collars With a Band

3. Collars With a Band

4. Banded Collar Variations

4. Banded Collar Variations

5. Notched Collars

5. Notched Collars

6. Plackets

6. Plackets

7. Facings, Buttonholes & Closures

7. Facings, Buttonholes & Closures