Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sewing Indie: Sew Caroline tutorial for a Peter Pan Collar Necklace

I almost forgot to deliver this post to you! Today was my assigned day to share a post by Caroline Hulse, a very popular and incredibly cheerful blogger at Sew Caroline. She is a fabric designer and has recently begun designing PDF patterns too. I hope you enjoy her post: 

Hi Sew Chic readers! My name is Caroline and I write at the blog I am super excited to share a project with you all today. I love the vintage vibe of Laura's patterns and thought this Peter Pan Collar DIY would be the perfect addition to many of her beautiful patterns.

 Supplies you'll need for this project: -Peter Pan Collar pattern template, printed to 100% -Approximately 1/4 yard of fabric (woven works best!) -Coordinating and invisible thread -Necklace chain and findings to go along with it -Sewing machine + hand sewing supplies -Scissors OK, let's get started. Step One: First, print out the PDF file found HERE. You will need to print this at 100% and/or NO scaling. There is a 2"x2" square for your reference. Step Two: Cut your pattern pieces out using the instructions locating on the collar piece. Step Three: IMG_4074-610x406 Step Four: Take two pieces at a time, matching all the edges and sewing them together using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave 1-2" open along the top edge for turning. Repeat this for the other set of collar pieces. Step Five: Before turning the right side out, clip around the curves of the collar pieces. IMG_4079-610x406 Step Six: Turn right sides out and top stitch right along the edge that you left open. Step Seven: Using the chain-links of the necklace chain as a guide, sew the necklace using invisible thread and a hand sewing needle on to the collar pieces. You'll start in the middle and work your way to the top. When that side is completely hand sewn to the necklace chain, repeat this process for the other half of the collar, being sure to match the points in the center. Be sure both collar pieces are securely sewn onto the necklace chain. IMG_4087-610x406IMG_4089-610x406 Step Eight: Add the findings to the top of the necklace chain and you are all set to wear your gorgeous new collar necklace! IMG_4093-610x406 Thanks for reading! I hope can connect elsewhere on the Internet! You can find me on my blog, Instagram, and Facebook. xoxoxo

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