Crafternoon How-To: Lace Collar

I absolutely love lace peter pan collars! I’ve found lots of DIYs online that use lace doilies, or lace applique pieces (easy youtube video here from TheFashionCitizen) but I had some scrap pieces of lace around so I wanted to see what I could create from them!

For this collar I used and then adjusted a pattern template from Honestly WTF which was really simple.  it’s worth cutting the template first to check the size against yourself – or measure to fit if you want your collar to go completely round your neck rather than sit at the front more like a necklace.

The ingredients
The ingredients

You will need:

  • Lace (A4 size if you’re following the honestly WTF template)
  • Template HERE
  • Pins
  • Needle and Thread (white or a colour to catch your ribbon)
  • Ribbon (two lengths of 25cm should do the trick)
  • A pretty button

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Step One: Cut your template

Cut out your template on normal printer paper (you can also use tissue paper or grease proof paper).  Pin your template to the lace.  If your lace has a natural edge in it’s design line your template edge up to this.

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Step Two: Cut your lace

Snip, Snip.  Carefully cut your lace pieces.  As my lace fabric was quite loose I decided to cut 4 pieces in total so I could double layer the collar.  This meant the lace effect against clothing would be bolder.

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Step Three: Button Up

Add a button at the front to secure the two sides of your collar.  At this point I chose to flip the collar around so that the thinner back of the collar shape was at the front, working with the delicacy of the lace.  I also added a tiny fold of ribbon as a base for the button to make the join more secure.

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Step Four: Sew

To make the collar stronger I ran a running stitch along the inner seam of each collar half where the top and bottom lace layers met.  I kept it very light so it wouldn’t be noticeable.

Step Five: Ribbons

Sew a short length of ribbon to the back corner of each side of the collar.  These will be your ties to secure your collar around your neck!

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And you’re done!!

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Put on, rock out, Happy Crafternoon!


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