How to Sew a Collar and a Collar Stand

This collar sewing tutorial will help you when sewing blouses, shirts and shirt dresses. This is basic Style Arc sewing tutorial covers how to sew a collar to a collar stand and a collar stand to a neckline. Follow the steps below to make the perfect collar!

Step 1

Lay collar pieces face-to-face and stitch around the outer edge of collars. Trim corners 2 mm from stitching line to reduce thickness.

Turn to face (bag out), press and top-stitch.

How to Sew a Collar and a Collar Stand - Step 4

Step 2

Press lower edge of outer collar stand upwards to secure seam allowance.

How to Sew a Collar and a Collar Stand - Step 5

Step 3

Place collar between collar stands and stitch together.

How to Attach a Collar to the Neckline - Step 1

Step 4

Turn to face and press neatly.

How to Attach a Collar to the Neckline - Steps 2 & 3

Step 5

Pin lower edge of collar stand to neckline, matching notches. Then stitch collar to neckline.

How to Sew a Collar and a Collar Stand - Steps 1 & 2

Step 6

Turn to face, tuck seam allowances into collar stand and press. Then top-stitch around collar stand 3 mm from the edge, making sure that lower folded edge of the collar stand is caught in the seam. For a clean /classic look, sink-stitch (stitch in the ditch) along the neckline seam to connect the lower collar stand.

How to Sew a Collar and a Collar Stand - Step 3

Step 7

Press your finished collar.