It is all in the details
Preparing your fabric
Start by ironing your fabric. It would be best if you do not leave wrinkles in the area where you want to place your flower print. If you are using lightweight fabric, I recommend that you iron-on interfacing on the backside of your fabric. Now your fabric is ready for the flower print.
Printing the flower print
Using your inject printer to print out the flower print. Follow the printing instructions included in the transfer paper pack.
I recommend you cut the print as carefully as possible to prevent too much of the white foil from being transferred to your collar.
Before ironing on the print, you must read and follow the transfer paper instructions on the head and time for the exact paper you have. These instructions will follow along with the transfer paper when you by them.
The print has to cold before removing the backside paper. Be very careful when you peel off the paper; make sure not to pill of the flower print as well.
Now you have to place the fabric in an embroidery hoop securely.
This is done by place the inner hoop on a flat surface. (if there is a marked side, make sure it is faces up) Place the fabric face up over the inner hoop.
Now place the outer hoop on top of the fabric and use both hands to press it down on the fabric and hoop evenly.
If the hoop feels too tight to push over the fabric and inner hoop, remove it, and loosen the screw slightly, and try again.
The tension of the fabric should already feel reasonably tight, and if it’s the way you want it, tighten the screw just a little more to help hold it in place.
Pulling evenly on all sides, straighten the fabric in the hoop.
Repeat the last steps, and adjusting the screw and fabric a little at a time on all sides until you get a lovely taut fabric.
And now for the part, some people love, and some people hate. I love hand stitching, and I wish I had more time for making embroidery.
For these collar details, I have used two types of stitches.
Along the line of the leaves I have used backstitching, you will find an instruction on how to make back stitches here.
And for the small dots, I have made french knots. You will find an instruction on how to make french knots here.
Now for the other embroidery. I recommend that you keep the finished embroidery close to you when making the other embroidery to make sure that the embroidery you are going to make is going to be similar to the first one.
After finishing all of the embroideries, you will have to find or buy the collar pattern and cut out the collar piece. Make sure that the flowers are placed evenly at both sides of the collar and remember to check that nothing strikes out on the seam allowance.
Finish your Peter pan collar by following the sewing instructions.
That is it for my Peter pan collar details tutorial! Have fun and play around with the details one your collar. I love this peter pan collar, and I think it is going to be my favorite accessory for the fall.