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Banksia Sewalong: How to sew a faux placket

how to sew a faux placket Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiarySometimes, you just don’t care about conquering a technique, but you still want the look of the final design detail. There’s nothing wrong with that – happens to me all the time too :)

So today i’m going to show you how to make a faux placket for your Banksia top – all the cute with a fraction of the work. This is a bonus tutorial – not included in the instruction booklet.

Let’s go!

how to sew a faux placket Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryNext up, only cut one placket piece, and attach lightweight interfacing to the wrong side.

how to sew a faux placket Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diaryhow to sew a faux placket Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryFold the placket in half and pin. Sew along one short edge and the long edge, 5/8″ from the raw edge.

how to sew a faux placket Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diaryhow to sew a faux placket Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diaryhow to sew a faux placket Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryTrim and notch the corners, and turn the placket the right way round. Then press to get those edges crisp.

how to sew a faux placket Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diaryhow to sew a faux placket Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diaryhow to sew a faux placket Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryNow pin your placket in the centre front of the top and topstitch around the edges. Make sure that the edge of the placket with the raw edge is butted up to and in line with the raw edge of the neckline. Then finish with a little box and cross at the bottom if you feel inclined.

how to sew a faux placket Banksia Blouse // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryTo make things easier i’ve left the collar off for this. But if you do attach the collar just line up the edges of the collar so that they butt up right up to the edges of the faux placket. And then finish the neckline like we cover for Version 1 here.

Sew on some buttons for the finished faux placket look, no buttonholes needed!

About Author

Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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Mady
9 years ago

Loving your instructions!They are so clear!I was wondering for the version without the placket should I just ignore all the steps involving the placket and sew the top or is there something more I have to do?

Meg
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Meg
9 years ago
Reply to  Mady

Hi Mady!!

So glad you’re enjoying the sewalong! Yes for the version with no placket you would simply ignore all the instructions regarding the placket, and sew the rest of the top in the usual way.

If it helps i did a quick post today about what to do if you are leaving the placket off :) i hope it helps! https://blog.megannielsen.com/2012/10/banksia-top-leaving-off-the-placket/

xoxo

Kathy Bell
Kathy Bell
9 years ago

I am enjoying this pattern, I love the faux placket it will be perfect for showcasing some larger buttons. Thanks for doing this.

Meg
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Meg
9 years ago
Reply to  Kathy Bell

Thanks Kathy! I’m a huge fan of big buttons too – and its definitely an easier way to use them in this top :)

XOXO

Juli
9 years ago

Cute! This looks just as nice too! I agree with Kathy, doing it this way would be awesome for using some fun larger decorative buttons. :-)

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Nenny
Nenny
4 years ago

Hi, is it possible to take on and off Banksia shirt without real placket?

Meg
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Meg
4 years ago
Reply to  Nenny

Hi Nenny! Absolutely! The Banksia blouse is designed with enough ease to take it on and off without the need to unbutton a placket.Hope that helps! Meg xo

Linda (ACraftyScrivener)
Linda (ACraftyScrivener)
4 years ago

That is brilliant Megan!