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Proclaim your love of all things shiny with a collar of great sparkle!
I've been thinking about making a collar for a while and today I finally got around to it. A couple of years ago I bought a gem-setter tool which came with lots of diamante studs and I decided this would be the perfect project to use them on.

Posted by Helen W. from Carlisle, England, United Kingdom • Published See Helen W.'s 50 projects »
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  • How to make a shirt collar. Collar Of Bling - Step 1
    Step 1

    First off you need a pattern, a half collar pattern. I made mine with a flexi ruler; I curved it round my neck for the inside line and then drew a collar shape. Play about until your happy with your pattern.

  • How to make a shirt collar. Collar Of Bling - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use your pattern piece to cut out 4 pieces of felt.

  • How to make a shirt collar. Collar Of Bling - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take two of the collar pieces and arrange your bling. It's worth taking a bit of time to get this right. I decided to make each side a little different but you could do a symmetrical one if you prefer.

  • How to make a shirt collar. Collar Of Bling - Step 4
    Step 4

    Attach your bling. I have a tool for setting studs but you can just push them through the fabric and bend the points down with your fingers or scissor blade.

    You can get iron on gems but in my experience they just fall off which is annoying but you could always glue gems on if you didn't want to use stud type shiny things.

  • How to make a shirt collar. Collar Of Bling - Step 5
    Step 5

    The back of your collar pieces should look a little like this now.

  • How to make a shirt collar. Collar Of Bling - Step 6
    Step 6

    Slightly overlap the two collar pieces at the front and hold them together with a decorative button, or another gem if you prefer.

  • How to make a shirt collar. Collar Of Bling - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach a button to the RIGHT side of one of the collar pieces at the back points and a ribbon loop (big enough to fit the button) to the WRONG side of the other back point. This is your fastening.

  • How to make a shirt collar. Collar Of Bling - Step 8
    Step 8

    Phew, nearly done. Remember those other 2 collar pieces? Now you're going to sew them to the first two pieces so the spiky points of the studs don't scratch you and the collar is a bit stronger.

    I used blanket stitch but you could just use a running stitch all the way round if you prefer. Remember to overlap slightly at the front, using the decorated sides as a guide.

  • How to make a shirt collar. Collar Of Bling - Step 9
    Step 9

    Enjoy wearing the shiniest collar in town!

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Hella
Hella · Rotterdam, South Holland, NL · 60 projects
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Helen W.
Helen W. · Carlisle, England, GB · 54 projects
Thank you!
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