The absolute easiest way to sew a collar by Nancy Zieman



What if I told you: Collars are so easy to sew that even a first time stitcher will have success. Bold. I know, and that kind of assertive statement is out of character for me, but it’s true. You’ll be successful sewing collars in the absolute easiest way.

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Collars

In my Sewing With Nancy series and companion book, I share my favorite absolute easiest way to sew techniques. The collar being my signature speedy sewing tip. Here goes!

  • Interface the collars. Cut out two collar shapes from lightweight fusible interfacing and fuse one to the wrong side of each collar. One of my favorite fusible interfacings is Pellon’s Sof Shape.
  • Meet collars right sides together. Stitch the outer collar seam.


The absolute easiest way to sew a collar by Nancy Zieman



  • Grade the seam, trimming the under collar seam allowance narrower than the upper collar.


The absolute easiest way to sew a collar by Nancy Zieman



  • Press the seam flat; then press toward the under collar.
  • Understitch, stitching the seam allowance to the under collar. I like to use a multizigzag stitch. Or, you could use a straight stitch.


The absolute easiest way to sew a collar by Nancy Zieman



  • Fold the collar along the first stitching line, right sides together. Meet the collar front edges. Notice the outer collar seam allowance is already graded (trimmed) and completely understitched. This wrapped-corner sewing technique is what makes it the absolute easiest way to sew collars!


The absolute easiest way to sew a collar by Nancy Zieman



  • Stitch both collar front seams.
  • Grade the seam allowances, and angle cut the corners.


The absolute easiest way to sew a collar by Nancy Zieman



  • Turn the collar right side out and press. That’s it!


The absolute easiest way to sew a collar by Nancy Zieman



All my favorite sewing tips in one book.

  • The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew chapters include:

    • Sewing Notions
    • Sewing Machine Confidence
    • Serger Spotlight
    • Patterns
    • Fabric Facts
    • Sewing Basics
    • Beyond the Basics

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew by Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Watch The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew (Part One, Part Two, and Part Threeon Sewing With Nancy online.

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