How to Edgestitch and Topstitch a Collar Lapel
Fine sewing details vanish from the viewer when they are sewn correctly, but when sewn wrong, it screams ‘loving hands at home’. Edgestitching around a collar and neckline is a perfect example. I’ll show you the way to sew it for perfect results. For more techniques like this one, order a subscription of Threads magazine. Print subscriptions come with FREE access to our tablet editions.
Edge and topstitch the collar before it is attached to the garment. It is easier to work fine details on smaller section of the garment.
After the collar and facings are sewn to the garment and pressed, edgestitch the front edge of the garment beginning at the bottom left corner. Stitch up the left front, at the neck corner, stop with the needle down and pivot toward the collar. Continue stitching around the neck edge, just below the collar/garment seamline. Finish by edgestitching down…
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