Textile resources for preschool and home
|How to make a card Tudor Collar or Ruff
Using card or paper this collar pattern guide can be used for a range
of temporary activities.
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
This 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 maybe use the
same number of fold sections on a strip of interfacing measuring approx
28 - 30cm . Ideally make collar individual by measureing their neck and
adding on 3cm more.
|Make the collar and ruff..
Cut a strip of interfacing material the length needed and approx 2cm
wide - place to one side.
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.
Work quickly on the pieces so that the glue does
not dry out before you've finished positioning the ruff folds.
Take up the pre measured 2cm 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 - on
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
Finished collar ruff
| Compliment this role
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stew, Tudor pottage Mini topic
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