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DIY beaded scallop edge detachable collar (with pattern)

Scallop edge detachable beaded collar with FREE pattern

As promised a few weeks ago, I’ve put together a pattern and some instructions for how you can create your own beaded scallop edge detachable collar (phew that’s a mouthful!!)

I honestly love this collar sooo much, and have not stopped wearing it since I made it – but, that being said, it is definitely a project requiring some time and commitment. It took me almost 12 hours to do all the beading – so just keep that in mind before you start.

Ready, set go!

First things first, you’ll need:

  1. Some fabric for the collar. I used lining, but you could really use anything
  2. Iron on interfacing
  3. Pearl beads and long bugle beads, I got mine from Jo-Ann fabrics and used just under a bag of each.
  4. The pattern, which you can download below

What do do:

  1. Print out the pattern on US letter paper (8.5″ x 11″).
  2. Cut 2 pieces on the fold. Also cut 1 piece of interfacing on the fold, and cut off the seam allowances.

  3. Iron the interfacing on to the wrong side of one of the collar pieces (I forgot to do it, and so i ironed mine on after sewing. woops!)
  4. Place the 2 collars right side together and sew 5/8″ from the edge (this line is indicated on the pattern by a dotted line), leaving a 2″ opening on the curved edge. You may find it easier to do this if you track\e the line you will need to sew along onto the fabric first – that way you can sew directly onto your guide line.
  5. Clip the edges and in between the scallops. I personally like doing this with pinking shears
  6. Push the collar through the opening in the sewing. Using some blunt and long like a knitting needle, shape the scallops. Then using your iron give it all a good pressing.
  7. Hand sew the opening closed.
  8. Then sew your beads on. I used this vintage collar as my inspiration – and tried to copy the beaded pattern as best i could. 2 rows of pearl beads around the scallops, then 4 rows of bugle beads then fill in the rest with pearl beads.

  9. Lastly, sew on a hook and eye closure on the inside (or a ribbon – that would be really cute!)
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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Vivi
10 years ago

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I’m so in love with this DIY I must make mine!

Etrala London
9 years ago
Reply to  Vivi

Look! I made my LEATHER VERSION! I hope you like it!

XX

http://etralalondon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/diy-detachable-leather-collar.html

Paunnet
10 years ago

WOW! I was expecting this tutorial and it’s great.
Thank you so much for sharing, Megan!

MG
MG
10 years ago

oh, this is so sweet! Thank you for your generosity in sharing the pattern for a piece that you’ve put so much time and thought into!

Lizz
10 years ago

I love this – imagine all the possibilities too! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration.

Jen
Jen
10 years ago

CAN NOT WAIT TO MAKE THIS!!! Thank you so much for the pattern/tutorial!!

Eva
Eva
10 years ago

Thank you for sharing this. It is really nice :)

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Kathleen
10 years ago

This is beautiful! I can’t wait to try it out for myself ^_^

chiiiiing
10 years ago

Thank you Megan! I’m gonna try it out now :D

Monica
10 years ago

Thanks so much Meghan. I made one and I love it!

Here’s mine: http://cicciarelli.blogspot.com/2011/11/beaded-collar.html

Your pattern for the collar is perfect.

Lavender
Lavender
10 years ago

OMG! I love detachable collars! I was trying to find a scallop edge pattern for ages! Thank you so much! <3

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Casey
10 years ago

Oooh! I have been wanting to try making a beaded collar, and cannot wait to give this a go! (Once I find/unpack my beads…) Thanks so much for sharing this how-to! :)

saltvinegar
10 years ago

Oh my gosh… this is so gorgeous! I love you to bits for sharing this~ it’s all the rage in Japan.. but i can’t seem to find this in stores in Malaysia at all~

Jeri
Jeri
10 years ago

Into my queue of things to do. I can definitely see this on a Christmas or New Year’s Eve dress!

Chloe
Chloe
10 years ago

I love this so much! Thanks for the info and the effort that you put into showing us :]
I want to make one but I can’t seem to open up the collar pattern. Is it maybe possible that you could send the pdf file to my email? It is shinichilove@hotmail.co.kr.
I would really appreciate it!
And thank you once again for the wonderful post :]
It’s beautiful.

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ingrid@morestylethancash

I am so delighted to see that you have shown how to do this the proper way and not with glue! I use to handle vintage and antique collars like this all the time when I was an antique dealer and I always marveled at the craftmanship that went into them. It looks wonderful!

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Sparksinspring
10 years ago

OMG this looks as if it came straight from a designer label, you did such a wonderful job! I did a pearl collar necklace from scrap stands of pearl, you might like it!

Oana
Oana
10 years ago

it’s great !
may i ask..how many pearl beads?
thanks.

Ines
10 years ago

Waow i love it! thanks for the tuto! i’ll try it!
xo

Crystal
10 years ago

I can’t wait to try this!!!!!!!!!!!

Olesya
Olesya
10 years ago

Hello! I really liked this collar! Thank you so much! Megan, how to sew beads on the inside so that it was not see?

P.S. Thank you for your answer!

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Aimez-Moi
Aimez-Moi
10 years ago

Hi, I love your tutorials. I’ve just been getting into sewing, and am so glad you’ve shown how to do the scalloped edges.

I’ve just found some gorgeous baby aqua chiffon with white polkadots from the 1950’s and was wondering if you have a tutorial for a peter pan collar and also a cap-sleeve. My mum threw out all her patterns, so I’m trying to work out what to do with it.

Thanks!

Isapurple
10 years ago

Thank you so much for this tutorial! I did it, it is beautiful.

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Valentina
10 years ago

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Celine
Celine
9 years ago

This is so cute! I was just wondering, what would I need to do if I wanted a wider hole (as not to choke the neck area too much) ?

hinatathekawaiimono
hinatathekawaiimono
9 years ago

Yay! Just the tutorial I wanted. Thanks a bunch! I’m going to attach lace to it rather than adding all the pearls and stuff^^

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Johanna
Johanna
9 years ago

This tutorial is great! I can’t wait to do a collar of my own tomorrow. It is a great thing to wear with my burgundy sweater :)

sogirly
9 years ago

Great tutorial !
I did it easily. Thank you very much !!!

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TipPrincess
9 years ago

How cute oh my gosh! I really love the beads! And I would never have thought a scalloped edge would work but it looks adorable. Do you think fashion glue would work, too (for a sew-a-phobe), or would you only suggest sewing? I love adding collars and stuff to an outfit to make it feel more “you”. I’ve just written a post about it and I’d seriously love your opinion! They’re just for collared shirts really and my tutorials aren’t as polished as yours but it’s my first attempt.

Holly Leonardson
9 years ago

This is such a great tutorial and pattern. I’m off to make my very own collar now with some bright orange and green 60s fabric.

Kim Blair
Kim Blair
9 years ago

this is beautiful I printed the instructions and pattern can’t wait to make it

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Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking
back often!

Chika
Chika
3 years ago

Hello I have been trying to get the peter pan necklace collar but it did not send me the link to print. Would you email me to chithomas2@yahoo.com. Thank you.