to make a card Tudor Collar or Ruff
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
| 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 use the same
number of fold sections on a strip of interfacing measuring approx 28
|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 ruff folds.
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
stew, Tudor pottage Mini topic