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This unique DIY allows you to make a detachable collar pattern out of an old shirt collar! A detachable collar makes any outfit look awesome, edgy, and super stylish. Try it today, and follow our tutorial.

Antonio Marras (left) and Bora Aksu (right) put colourful collars on display.

Tory Burch shows a lovely crocheted collar that is perfect for this time of year!

By following our tutorial, you’ll learn how to take an old shirt and use the collar to make a pattern that you can use to make multiple collars!

There are so many possibilities! Here we show you how to make lovely collars with black lace, crocheted edge, and even a double collar!

Happy DIYing!

Photos: Jan Schmiedel


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    Dec 28, 2012, 11.17 PMby schnui

    I really like these ideas for detachable collars. This will be a great idea for using up precious fabric scraps that I can’t bear to part with.

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    Dec 28, 2012, 08.48 PMby martinK

    yes, back from the eighties :-) I remenber my sisters wearing detachable collars. very nice and stylish ideas. And you can transfer it to menfashion, too.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 09.26 PMby Nita Ragan

    Very unique & creative idea!!! Room for own ideas & creativity!!!…—fun…

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    Dec 26, 2012, 07.40 PMby freaky-philomeen

    Thanks for this post! May I ask where this spider brooch comes from? Love it ;))

    Instead of step 1 (cutting off collar) I would simply measure and draw the collar from an existing shirt as I don’t own a shirt I could damage, umm, I don’t even have a proper shirt with a collar ;)))

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