Use our FREE Detachable Peter Pan Collar Pattern to change up and restyle your outfits! Removable collars are a great way to give the illusion of wearing a patterned blouse, without having to commit to making a whole garment. They can also be an inexpensive way to brighten up your wardrobe and stay on top of trends, without buying new clothes!
In this blog post i'll be sharing step by step how to sew this Peter Pan Collar, from a bright Watermelon Print Quilting Cotton.
Open the PDF in Adobe Reader, and print in A4. Don't forget to make sure that your printing scale is set to actual size or 100%. Measure the test square if you aren't sure! You can also scale up or down this pattern by printing at different % sizes, perfect for creating collars for kids, toys or even quick dress up options. Trim the borders on the pattern and join the sheets, lining up the circles and edges, and tape or glue together.
1m / 1y chosen fabric
All conversions to inches and yards are approximate.
Fabric suggestions - Lightweight wovens, such as; Lawn, Broadcloth, Linen, Seersucker and some Cotton types such as Poplin and Quilting Cottons.
For stripes, directional prints and pattern matching you will require extra fabric
You Will Need:
A basic sewing machine
Sharp scissors, or a rotary cutter and mat
Pins or quilting clips
Hand sewing needle
Approx 50cm lightweight interfacing (if your fabric is lightweight and you want the collar to have structure)
Approx 50cm Bias binding (option)
Constructing the Peter Pan Collar
*Note - all pattern pieces include a 1 cm seam allowance, and should be sewn with such unless otherwise stated*
1. Cut out all of your pattern pieces. You should have;
2 x main collar
2 x tie panels or bias binding
1 x main collar from interfacing (if required)
2. If you are using bias binding, skip to step 5. Fold one short end of the neck tie trips under 1cm, press. Fold the strips in half lengthways, with wrong sides together, making a crease down the centre.
3. Unfold and fold in the outer raw edges to meet the centre crease. Press in place.
4. Fold the strip in half again lengthways and press, to enclose the raw edges.
5. Top stitch along the tie strips to secure the edges and create the tie.
6. Place the ties on the right side of the collar pieces, at the front neck of the collar. Pin in place about 1cm down from the neckline.
7. Tack in place using a 0.5cm seam allowance, using a long machine stitch.
8. Place the other main collar piece on top of the other piece, sandwiching the ruffles and the ties in the middle.
9. Pin in place and stitch around using a 1cm seam allowance. Leave a 7cm gap at the back neck to turn out the collar.
10. Trim the seam allowance down. Turn out the collar through the hole you left.
11. Push the collar corners out using a knitting needle or a blunt pencil, and make sure the collar is flat, press, tucking in the seam allowance at the hole you left to create a neat edge.
12. Slipstitch the gap you left closed by hand, or topstitch around the whole of the outer collar.
Give the collar a nice press with lots of steam, and you're done!
Little Fig Patterns All rights reserved 2022. This pattern is for personal use only. You can print this pattern for your own use, but cannot distribute for free or resell electronically or by hard copy. All rights to sell the finished garment are also retained by the pattern writer. Any garments produced from this pattern cannot be sold, unless permission from pattern writer, Charis Willcox-Reid at Little Fig, is obtained.