No-Sew Victorian Collar From Old Shirt

Introduction: No-Sew Victorian Collar From Old Shirt

It is so simple!

Step 1: Cut the Collar

. This is so simple I am almost embarrassed to post. I was looking for a victorian style collared shirt for a steampunk/wild-weird west costume. I did not want to spend any money and my sewing skills are minimal. I did find an old blue pin-stripe shirt and decided that it would be period-proper. I Simple cut the collar off just above the stitching. I was careful not to nick into the lower part of the collar and only cut the upper part.

Step 2: Glue

The edge of the collar was frayed and I had no idea how to sew this so it would look nice. I dabbed a small amount of "super-glue" along the edge (not so much that it would penetrate the fabric and create a stain). I was amazed that it actually worked!

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    Tip: Next time (asuming you keep doing it with Super Glue instead of more conventional finishes) :-D use flexible Super Glue - the kind that has rubber partcles in it and is meant to join flexible materials. It's softer on the skin. As in, LITERALLY softer.

    This is so simple . . . nicely done! Does the super glued edge irritate your skin at all? I'd be nervous it might be a little uncomfortable.

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    There was some stiffness. I tried this again on white dress shirt - using very little glue and there was no problem.. Thank you for the encouragement!