+ Detachable fabric peter pan collar tutorial

As a fabric enthusiast and hoarder, I know some good fabric when I see it…and use it. One of the best kid fabrics I’ve seen around (And as you can see….not just for the kiddos) is illustrated by my friend Sarah from Sarah Jane Studio. I’m obsessed!! So when she asked me to help sew some things for her in her new fabric line, I had to say yes. She wanted some cute detachable collars to sling around a white top and to match an A-line anchor skirt (tutorial here) I also sewed for her (which I’m wearing below). The beautiful Sarah herself is modeling the collar for me above, looks perfect on her doesn’t it?
You must check out her amazing new fabric line out to sea and the rest of her shop of prints and stationary. Love it.
very little amount of fabric (great for scraps)
couple feet of ribbon
sewing machine
1.  draw/trace/cut the collar out of a piece of paper, then out of the fabric.
2. pin right sides together, and sew leaving a little 2″ opening on the top to turn right side out.
3. push the remaining fabric of the whole inside itself.
4. iron down the opening inside and the rest of the collar flat.
5. optional – Topstitch the top of the collar to keep the whole closed.
6. fold the ribbon end inwards.
7. fold the ribbon end in half to conceal the end.
8. Pin and sew the ribbon underneath the ends of the collar.
9. Join the collar pieces together by sewing a zig zag stitch set to satin stitch or button hole, so it is just a straight line sewn back and forth quite a few times.



  1. So absolutely very very nice!

  2. Oh my gosh what a genius idea!!!


  3. Yay! I love this. I have been looking for a collar necklace but they are too expensive. I’m excited about this one. Thank you!

  4. What a great tutorial!! I will have to try this with some of my fabric scraps, I have A LOT!!

  5. This is so sweet! I’ve done fur collars but haven’t tried a flat fabric one yet, going to have to give it a try. I love the fabric you’ve used =)

  6. Perfect use for scraps that are too nice to throw out!

  7. I think I will have to make some of these for myself!

  8. Wow thank you for this tutorial! I really want to make one in black and maybe hot glue gun some black pearls to the fabric… maybe that will be easier? lol


  9. Love this – I am definitely going to have to give it a shot! Any tips for sewing one by hand?


  10. Aww. This is so cute! :)))



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