FREE PATTERN! Outsized Removable Collar

Attempt a cute removable collar to type up your outfits this season! Maybe you are loving the outsized and assertion collar blouses which can be popping up however aren’t able to decide to the total look? We have you lined with our FREE removable collar sample obtain. Good for pairing with our Billie Sweatshirt or Indigo Smock stitching patterns for some on-trend Spring layering.

On this publish, I will be sharing a step-by-step tutorial on methods to sew the collar, together with a useful video tutorial. Plus I will checklist simply a few of the customisation potentialities on the finish. Get pleasure from!


Open the sample file in Adobe Reader (you possibly can obtain it free of charge). Print the sample on both A4 or Letter measurement paper, choosing “precise measurement” or “set scaling to 100%” or “flip off scaling” in your print settings. You possibly can double-check the sample has printed at full scale by measuring the check sq. – it needs to be precisely 60mm x 60mm. Reduce off the borders and be a part of the sheets along with glue or tape, lining up the triangles.

You have to:

  • Roughly 1m (1 1/8yd) cloth – or use a mix of smaller scraps out of your stash. Cotton work greatest or, if you wish to use a light-weight cloth (like viscose) we might suggest interfacing the highest layer for stability
  • Matching thread
  • Stitching machine and fundamental instruments

Reduce out your sample items:

  • 2 x collar items on the fold, with the material folded on the bias (i.e. at a forty five diploma angle to the grainline)
  • 2 x neck ties
  • Non-obligatory: ruffles – lower a lot of 8cm (3 1/8in) vast strips, totalling round 2.5-3m (2 3/4-3 1/4yd) lengthy (I lower 6 x 45cm [1/2yd] strips utilizing cloth scraps)

The ruffles could be adjusted to fit your cloth size to minimise waste or lower them longer or shorter in order for you them kind of gathered, or you possibly can go away them off fully. 

Snip the notches on the collar.

Pin and sew the ruffle strips on the brief ends, proper sides collectively, to type one lengthy strip. Press the seam allowances open. 

Press the 2 remaining brief ends below 15mm (5/8in) to the unsuitable facet (it will create neat ends to your ruffles). 

Then fold your lengthy ruffle strip lengthways, unsuitable sides collectively, and press.

Now to assemble the ruffle. Set your stitching machine to a protracted (4-5mm) straight sew. Sew 2 or 3 rows of collect stitches alongside the size of the ruffle, near the lengthy uncooked edges, leaving unfastened thread tails at both finish. 

Seize maintain of the highest two threads at one finish of the ruffle, and punctiliously pull them to assemble up the material. This step could take some time, however do not rush as you do not need to snap your threads! Pull your threads till the ruffles look even and measure roughly the size of your collar. Press the ruffles.

Now to prep the neck ties. Press one brief finish below about 15mm (5/8in). Fold the rectangles in half lengthways, unsuitable sides collectively, and press to make a centre crease.

Unfold once more lengthways, and press within the lengthy uncooked edges to fulfill the centre fold (it is a bit like making bias binding when you’ve performed that earlier than). Fold the rectangle in half lengthways once more and press, enclosing the uncooked edges. 

Ensuring your stitching machine sew size is ready again to an everyday sew size, sew alongside the size of every necktie near the open folds. 

Lay the neck ties over the precise (good) facet of one of many collar items. Pin the uncooked brief finish of every neck tie to the entrance ends of the collar, 15mm (5/8in) down from the neckline, utilizing the notches as a information. 

Lay the ruffle over the collar too, and pin it to the entrance ends and periphery, the lengthy uncooked edges collectively, with every finish just under a neck tie. Modify the gathers so that they’re comparatively even.

Sew in place utilizing a 15mm (5/8in) seam allowance, taking care at your collar entrance corners ensuring to not catch the sting of the ruffle.

Lay your remaining collar piece excessive, proper sides collectively, sandwiching the ruffles and neck ties inside. Pin and sew in place across the entrance ends and periphery.

Sew alongside the inside neck edge, leaving a spot of roughly 5cm (2in) on the centre of the neckline (that is so you possibly can flip your collar out).

Trim the seam allowances and notch little triangles into the curves to assist your collar sit neatly. 

Flip the collar proper facet out and ensure your corners are neatly turned out. Press your collar, tucking the seam allowance from the hole contained in the collar.

Sew closed the hole within the neckline (topstitch in your machine or hand sew in order for you the opening to be invisible). You would additionally topstitch across the total neckline and outer collar if you wish to flatten every little thing out. Unpick any seen collect stitches in your ruffles.

Give it a great press and admire your completed collar!


Remember, when you’ve used totally different materials for every collar piece, your collar is reversible, that means double the damage! The chances are limitless with this removable collar sample, beneath are some choices you can attempt subsequent: 

In the event you attempt our removable collar sample, we might like to see yours! Tag us in your images on Instagram @tillybuttons or use the hashtag #TillyCollar to share your makes – we will not wait to see the way you type them. Glad stitching!


Creator: Abi Dyson

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