How Do You Sew A Mandarin Collar?

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Mandarin collars are a design staple with an Asian influence. Mandarin collars are stand-up or band collars that can add a completely different look to your outfits. Sew a Mandarin collar to shirts, jackets or dresses. Make your Mandarin collar using fabric and lightweight interfacing. Create a whole new look and add a touch of style to your wardrobe by adding a Mandarin collar to your clothing. Measure the neckline opening of your article of clothing. This will be the length of your Mandarin collar. Mark a piece of newspaper the length of the neckline opening. Add 1 inch for the seam allowance. Decide how high you would like your Mandarin collar; these collars are usually 1 to 4 inches high. Mark the height of the collar on the newspaper. Add 1 inch for the seam allowance. Cut out the newspaper pattern. Place your collar fabric on your work surface, right sides in. Pin the newspaper pattern to the fabric. Cut out two pieces of Mandarin collar fabric. Remove the pins and set the ... more
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