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How to Sew Collars and Stands


At a glance

You will learn things that are not written in any books or pattern guide sheets, so don’t miss out!


Sewing a good-looking collar and stand is the most difficult part of making a shirt or blouse. This part of a garment is near your face, so you want it to be perfect.  It’s also the tell-tale detail that can scream “homemade! The information in this powerpoint-style web seminar recording breaks down the steps of successfully installing professional-looking collars and stands. The discovery of choosing between two methods is amazing and will take the fear out of sewing clothes with this component forever! This information will help you perfect the most difficult sewing detail when making a blouse or shirt.

Any sewer, from beginners to more advanced, can benefit from this information. You will learn things that are not written in any books or pattern guide sheets, so don’t miss out!

What you’ll learn:

  • The art of sewing a perfect collar and collar stand.
  • 2 methods to install a collar and stand – the classic method and a more modern, easier way.
  • How to sew, trim and press perfect corners.
  • How to build in the roll of a collar before installing it.
  • What products to use to interface collars and stand and how to apply them.
  • How to sew symmetrical curved stand ends.
  • How to trim and turn the ends of stand so the stand lines up evenly with the shirt front.
  • How to edgestitch the stand to look good on both sides of the neckline.
  • How to slipstitch by hand.

Difficulty level:

Sewers should be comfortable using their sewing machine and reading a pattern. This web seminar recording is perfect for experienced sewers who are frustrated with their previous results tackling collars and stands; professional dressmakers who need to upgrade their skills in this area; teachers who need a new method to teach to their students; and anyone who is interested in advancing their garment-making skills and learning a new technique!

About the Instructor:

Linda Lee is the owner of The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, a group of patterns for distinctive garments using innovative sewing techniques. Linda writes for Threads, Sew News and Stitch magazines. She travels the country teaching fine sewing techniques and the art of combining beautiful fabrics and distinctive design in garment and home decorating creations. Using her background as a licensed interior designer and a member of ASID since 1974, she has written fourteen books relating to garment sewing and interiors. Sew Sensational Pillows won the Independent Book Award in the Craft and Hobby Category and Sew Easy won Honorable mention by the Independent Publisher Book Awards for Most Original Design in their “Ten Outstanding Books of the Year” awards.

This is a recording of a previously presented, powerpoint-style live-streamed web seminar.

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