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Hovea Sewalong: View ACE Collar Band

Hovea View A, C & E Collar Band

Phew, almost there! If you’ve added ties to your view A, C, or E of Hovea jacket (or if you’re choosing no ties or belt), then this is your final post! If you’re adding a belt and belt loops, that final post will be tomorrow.

But today we are going to add the collar band. This is the same method whether your jacket is unlined, or if you’ve already added the lining. Let’s finish this up!

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsCut out lightweight fusible interfacing for both of your collar band pieces.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsAttach the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the collar band pieces.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPlace your two collar band pieces together with right sides together, with ‘center back’ short end end aligned.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew along the center back seam 5/8” from the raw edge.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPress the seams open.

or stitch in the ditch on the outside of the garment, or hand sew on the inside of the garment to close the collar.Fold the collar band in half and press to crease.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsThen open the collar band back up and turn in 5/8” to the wrong side along one edge and press.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPlace the collar band on the garment with right sides together and so that the raw edges of the collar band and neckline are aligned.

Ensure that the notches on the collar band are aligned with the relevant seams and notches on the garment.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns The collar band will extend past the bottom edge of the garment by 5/8” on both ends.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsNote: You will need to ease the back neckline into the collar band using your staystitching.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew the collar to the garment 5/8” from the raw edge around the entire neckline.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPress the collar and seam allowance away from the garment.

Seen here from the wrong side…

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns… and seen here from the right side.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsYou can see here again how the collar band extends past the hem of the jacket.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsHow to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsWith the right side of your jacket facing up, fold the collar in half with right sides together, and match up the folded edge of the collar with the seam previously sewn.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew the bottom edges of the collar 5/8” from the raw edge. Be careful not to catch the garment hem in your stitches.

Trim back the seam allowance to reduce bulk, and clip the corner.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsTurn the collar the right way round, so half the collar goes towards the inside of the jacket, and so that it encloses the seam allowances on the wrong side of the garment.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPin the collar to the seam allowance.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsThe fold of the collar should just line up on the wrong side with the original stitch line.

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsHow to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsTo enclose, either topstitch along the collar, close to the edge…

How to sew the collar band on views ACE of the Hovea sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns…or stitch in the ditch right in the seam on the outside of the garment.

Additionally, you could also choose to hand sew on the inside of the garment for a clean look.


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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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