DIY: Peter Pan Collar

Hi everyone! I was so excited to write this blog post because it also includes my very first template here at Eat Love Craft! This was something I had been seeing all over the city in many stores and in magazines but I really had to get my hands onto it because it was just so cute! This is a fun way to make your own embellished peter pan collar. It was really easy to make and took me about an hour-Ish.

For this DIY you will need: 
One sheet of felt 
Template for collar (found here) 
Ribbon to match felt 
Thread in same or similar colour 
Embellishments (I used flat back pearls, rhinestones and studs) 
Sewing pins
Glue (E6000 is awesome!) 

Instructions after the break (click read more)

  • Start my printing off a template for the collar (here) and cut it out. (use your paper scissors for this!) 
  • Fold your felt piece in half and pin the collar template onto it. Carefully cut around so you will be left with two pieces that are identical to one another.
  • Now comes the tricky part. You want to match the two points so that they slightly over lap. remember that this is the time to decide how narrow or wide you would like your collar to be. (I’ve shown the paper version to see better)Sew the middle piece together starting from behind and ending from behind. Once you feel it is secure, move on. 
  • Before placing down your embellishments and decorating your collar, plan out how you want it to look. You don’t want it to end up with mismatched collars because you ran our of something. 
  • Once the placement is set you’re ready to glue everything down.Squeeze a small amount of glue out of the tube to use. Using a toothpick, spread the glue on the backs of the gems and pearls you are using and give them a good press into the fabric. It is better to squeeze out a little glue at a time because the E6000 will start to clump as it dries out and won’t be as effective. 
  • Once this embellishing is complete, take out as much ribbon as you may need (remember, you can always trim off the excess!) sew the ribbon into the edges of the collar, about 1.5 cm inwards. 
  • The last step is to add on the snap buttons where you want to, or if you didn’t cut your ribbon too short (!!) You should have enough ribbon so that you can just tie it behind.



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