This jacket was still in perfect condition, except that the collar made of skai had known better times. But with some new fabric and about an hour of time, this old and worn collar could easily be replaced. Do you have a jacket with a worn collar that needs to be replaced? Read on, and replace your collar in 5 steps! Or drop me a line if you'd rather have that I do it for you.
Replace your collar in 5 steps
- Before you can cut and sew a new collar, you need to know what shape your new collar needs to have. There's an easy trick for that: simply use your old collar as a template. So first of all, get out your seam ripper, and carefully remove your old collar. In doing so, have a closer look to see how the original collar was attached.
- Fold your old collar open, en iron it flat, to determine how you'll need to cut your new collar. Place your old collar on your new fabric - wrong side on good side - and use it as a template to cut your new collar. If you want, you can also trace your old collar on a piece of paper and use that to draw out a neat pattern.
- Use your old collar also as a template to cut a piece of fusible interlining , and iron it on the wrong side of your new collar.
- Fold your new collar double, with the wrong sides facing each other, and iron.
- Pin your new collar in your jacket. If you want, you can baste it into place first, to make sure it won't move. When ready, stitch your collar in place.
There you go, out with the old collar, in with the new! Only one bonus step to complete: wear with pride!
Do you have a jacket with a worn collar lying around? No time to fix it yourself? Feel free to drop me a line, and together we can find a solution.