Construct a Flawless Collar Band
In Threads #173 (June/July 2014), Louise Cutting describes how to create a professional-looking banded collar entirely by machine.
Collar bands on garments are prominent and should be sewn perfectly. For me, attaching a collar band is like building a house. The shirt is the foundation, the collar band is the walls, and the collar is the roof.
The problem with commercial patterns is that they often have you sew the collar band to the collar before attaching the shirt. This makes it hard to trim the excess fabric from the curves after it is sewn. And if too much fabric is removed before sewing it to the shirt, it ravels. With this method, the collar band is sewn to the shirt first, and all the excess material can be cut away.
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