Using card or paper this collar pattern
guide can be used for a range of temporary activity.
Please note this is a fabric & materials project only, there
is no sewing involved.
Interfacing fabric information from wikipedia
3 Sheets of A4 white card
Hoop and loop tape
Access to a glue gun
Tape measure & ruler
Scissors, clear contact adhesive
Thick interfacing fabric / material
collar was made for an 8yr old boy and used 5 sections of folds on a
interfacing collar strip measuring 35cm in length.
For a comfortable, unrestrictive fit for a 5yr old use the
same number of fold sections on a strip of interfacing measuring approx
28 - 30cm
|To make each collar individual:
Measure your Childs neck and add on 3cm more.
|Cut a strip
of interfacing material the length needed and approx 2cm wide - place
to one side.
the collar and ruff..
Fold each of the A4 sheets of card in half, widthways and
then flatten out again - this provides a central cut line
once the card has been pleated.
Fold - backwards and forwards to form a concertina design
- using about 1cm deep folds.
Hold all the folds together firmly and then cut in half
- use the pre-made central fold as the cut line.
Repeat this with the remaining sheets of card.
5 sections should be enough to stretch the
circumference of the collar.
Use the clear contact adhesive to glue all sections together
along the short, end edges - forming a complete strip.
You will need to work fairly quickly on this pieces so
that the glue does not dry out before you've finished positioning the
Take up the pre measured and cut interfacing strip and
lay it on a hard flat surface.
With the hot glue gun lay on a generous amount of glue
along the flat side of the interfacing.
Gather up the whole ruff length and stand it up - onto
and into the hot glue .. leave appox 1.5 cm free on one end of the interfacing
for the hook tape.
Whilst you have time re position the folds as necessary
to ensure an even balance across the whole length of the collar.
Press down gently so that all the card folds catch in the
glue and are secured in place.
Cut 2 small 1cm square pieces of both hook and loop tape
+ 2 x 1.5cm strips
Where marked by the arrows glue hook - rough side of tape
to the upper edge of the collar overhang.
.. and loop to the opposite side - below
Glue the 2 corresponding 1.5cm strips to each upper edge
of the paper folds
Trim the interfacing and paper wherever necessary to neaten
| Compliment this role play
prop with Elephant's
stew, Tudor pottage Mini topic