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This Christmas Tree Collar is such a smart, easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself project.  Let me show you how to make one with this simple tutorial!

This tree decoration pairs nicely with my holiday ribbon pick tutorial for a lovely put together look that I shared last year!

I absolutely love the look of this woven tree collar around the base of our Hand Crafted Christmas Tree but I am not a huge fan of the typical price tag at Home Depot.  Most metal collars retail for upwards of $60 and that’s a big investment for something that you may want to change out every year.

So I came up with an awesome solution for the base of the tree. It’s one of my favorite Christmas decorations for the bottom of the tree.

I feel like this tree collar adds the perfect finishing touch to our Christmas Tree decor.  It covers the very unsightly tree stand and ties into the rest of the natural, textural elements on our artificial tree. 

I simply paired it with this white fur rug that I purchased from Walmart, a thrifted cake stand and a few festive signs from Michaels for a complete look at the base of my tree. Square collars like this look lovely with a traditional christmas tree skirt too!

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Some of my Amazon Christmas decorating finds:

  • Here’s a white fur tree skirt similar to my rug!
  • This plush reindeer would make a darling addition under the tree.
  • These wooden Christmas signs are perfect for making a statement.
  • This white cake stand helps to add height and dimension to a display.

Be sure to check out my Holiday Gallery Wall and these tips for holiday decorating with the kids for more decorating ideas.

Christmas tree collar for under $5:

  1. To create this woven tree collar I first started by scouring my local thrift stores for a wicker basket that I felt would be the right shape and size.  This basket that I ended up finding and using is approx. 12″x12″x14″ and was only $4.99. 
  • This wicker basket is one of the best options from Amazon that I have seen and would make a great decorative christmas tree collar!
  • It is important to know how much room you have to work with at the base of your tree.  Some Christmas trees have branches that are higher from the floor while others have branches that are lower.
  • Be sure to measure the height of your tree stand before going shopping for a wicker basket.  Look for ones with a “seam” as you will likely need to cut the basket to fit it around the christmas tree base.  Cutting along the seam helps to prevent fraying and damage to the woven material.

2. Cut out the bottom of the basket to create a ring.   Depending on how large the basket is in circumference, you may need to also cut it open along a side seam.

  • My basket was not quite large enough to fit around the tree stand so using sharp kitchen shears I cut it open along a side seam as well.  This allowed me to spread the basket wider and create the woven tree collar look that I was hoping for.

3. Finally, place the basket (now tree collar) upside down and around the Christmas tree stand.  I simply wrapped it around the stand, leaving the cut opening of the basket at the back.  Add christmas tree ornaments and a tree skirt to finish the look and you are all set!

DIY Tree Collar:

Pretty simple right?!  The only trick is finding the perfect basket to use!  One that is shallow enough to fit under your tree, without bulky handles and with seams for ease of cutting.

In the near future I want to DIY a galvanized tree collar for our second artificial Christmas tree that’s downstairs.

I found this red basket at the dollar store.

Cutting the bottom off and then down the side, it was easy to use as a tree collar.

Here it is around our Reindeer Themed Christmas Tree. Fun right?! You could also use this technique on our Nightmare Before Christmas Tree or Chewbacca Star Wars Tree!

If you create a tree collar I would love to see it!  I can just see so many gorgeous versions of this being created.  If you loved this DIY tree collar post please help me share it on Facebook and Pinterest!

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How to Make a Christmas Tree Collar (step-by-step with pictures)

This simple tutorial will show you how to make a Christmas tree collar to hide the ugly metal pole from your artificial tree. I also share with you how to make this a great family heirloom and tradition that stands the test of time every Christmas.

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The Artificial Christmas Tree Metal Pole Decorating Dilemma

I've always dreaded trying to figure out how to hide the ugly artificial Christmas tree metal stand underneath the skirt!

Sure, I could get a real tree, but there's something inside of me that was always bothered by cutting a live tree down for the sake of celebrating the holidays (call me a Scrooge).

However, I've always wanted to solve the problem of hiding the Christmas tree stand. If you don't want a DIY solution, check out this roundup of some of my favorite Christmas tree base covers you can buy online.

The Solution to Hiding the Metal Pole on an Artificial Christmas Tree

I found a $20 solution - a homemade Christmas tree collar. It's actually a faux crate box that we made out of wood that we found laying around the house.

Below is a simple tutorial on how to create a personalized Christmas tree collar box that you can customize with your kids handprints as a new Christmas tree tradition!

We decided to paint it white like a crate box (imagine it as a wooden potter for your faux Christmas tree to hide the metal stand). What's unique about this project is that it allows me to have room to put their little handprints on their as a Christmas tradition. Their handprints are on the side of the box while our family name is shown in front. If you want to learn how design your family name on the wooden Christmas tree collar, check out this post on how to stencil using a craft cutting machine.

Considerations for Storing More Christmas Tree Decor

Not only is this an easy project to make over the weekend, it can be disassembled for the sake of storage for the following year because it's attached with easy to remove L brackets. A DIY Christmas tree collar project is a great way to showcase your beautiful tree in all its glory.

This project will allow you to keep your Christmas tree skirt neat (or remove it all together), and avoid the rumpled mess that could cause a tripping hazard for your little ones. A homemade Christmas tree collar is a beautiful and polished way to showcase your Christmas tree without blowing your budget.

However, if you don't have time to make one, that's okay. I've curated some of my favorite premade Christmas tree basket and stand collars from some of my favorite sources around the internet!

If you've checked out that link, you'll find that you'll spend anywhere from $25 all the way to $200 for a personalized one.

Christmas Tree Collar for All Sizes of Trees - Big or Small

Whether your tree is big or small, you can hide the bottom of your artificial Christmas tree. This tutorial can be adapted to make not just a small Christmas tree collar, but also a large Christmas tree collar like the one for my 12 foot tree.

Let's get started!

Step-by-Step Tutorial on a Homemade Christmas Tree Collar Box

This simple tutorial instructions will show you how to make your own DIY tree collar that you can complete over a single weekend.

My tutorial is for a faux wood crate tree collar to give your home that modern farmhouse style that is trending these days!

Prep Time 1 hour

Active Time 1 hour

Additional Time 2 hours

Total Time 4 hours

Difficulty Medium

Estimated Cost $20


  • trim to go around the plywood
  • wood glue
  • 8 - 90 degree braskets
  • paint
  • wood stain
  • staple gun
  • staples


  • Drill
  • Level
  • Measuring Tape
  • Circular Saw


  1. Get your Christmas tree stand and and set it up as if you were preparing to set up your Christmas tree.
  2. Measure each of the sides. Take that measurement and add 1/2 an inch to each side.
  3. Next, cut the trim piece based on your measurements.
  4. Use wood glue to glue the sides together to form the outer trim for one of the sides of your Christmas tree collar.
  5. Measure the space inside the trim. Add 1/2 inch to each side.
  6. Cut that measurement out for the inside panel.
  7. Use wood glue and a staple gun to attach the inner plywood against the trim.
  8. Next, stain or paint the wood and panels they way that you want it decorated.
  9. We used the paint, stain, and repaint method.
  10. Check out my first stencil project with a Cricut for what we did to our Christmas tree box.
  11. Sand and scuff the wood with sandpaper if you want the distressed look.
  12. Attach L brackets to your new Christmas tree collar.
  13. Add in your Christmas tree stand to make sure it fits.
  14. Add in kids handprints with acrylic paint on one of the sides to personalize it.
  15. Enjoy the Christmas tree collar and how it now makes a very polished look for your Christmas tree!


This Christmas tree collar will hide any ugly metal stand and is absolutely gorgeous. It's also really easy to put away as well.

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Tips on Kids Hand Prints on Christmas Tree Collar

With little kids and a white canvas like the one I have, they tend to get a little too excited to put their handprints on. Here's my tip: instead of putting paint on a plate and having them dip their entire hand on there, I would actually take a brush and brush the paint on their hand. Next, have them smooth out the paint layer by slowly rubbing their hands together.

Beautifying Your Home with Christmas Cheer

Once you've assembled the Christmas tree around the stand, you can start putting your Christmas tree together.

I think Christmas tree collars are a great way to beautify your evergreen tree. While baskets and crates aren't new in the decorating world, the personalization of adding your family's handprints as well as name takes it to the next level. Taking it one step further, you can label their handprints by name and year.

If you are getting into the holiday spirit, check out my post on how to flock a Christmas tree with artificial snow!

I would absolutely love to see your take on this tutorial. Comment below with your own homemade Christmas tree collar! Pin this image below to your Christmas board!

Christmas DIY Projects

If you liked this post, you might like some of the other holiday roundup posts I’ve done for the family:

  • Christmas Tree Baskets and Covers
  • Kid Friendly Christmas Decor
  • Farmhouse Style Advent Calendars

pattern, several options, step by step instructions

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Recently detachable collars have become very fashionable. This exquisite detail adds femininity and originality to any outfit. It has become popular to make collars with your own hands

. Moreover, they are not only sewn and knitted, but also made, for example, from beads or artificial pearls.

In principle, a collar can be made from any material, if there are ideas

You can make this jewelry from anything - from the collar of an old shirt, from scraps of fabric, from leather, metal, beads, sequins, foil ...

pattern, several options, step-by-step instructions Jabot) is a lace or fabric trim of clothing, shaped like a frill, which descends from the neck of a shirt, blouse or women's dress down the chest line. Some call it one of the varieties of the collar. At first in Europe, the frill was part of the men's wardrobe. Since the 17th century, only men have worn it as a detail of a costume. Only in the 19th century did they begin to sew frills for women and children.

Now designers often use this element in their collections to add femininity to the outfit. There is this detail in men's collections. The frill is convenient because this accessory is removable, it can be worn on any shirt, blouse, dress. There are also a lot of options for sewing and cutting. In the article we will look at how to sew a frill with your own hands.

Detail of a men's suit

Now the men's suit has more strict forms and our men are used to ties or, in extreme cases, a bow tie. But at the wedding ceremony, you can wear a more elegant outfit, for example, with such a jabot. It is easy to sew it with your own hands according to the pattern. You will need a narrow neck strip, which fastens at the back, under the collar of the shirt with a button, hook or Velcro. The frill itself is represented by two rhombuses of different sizes.

Large element below, smaller element above. You will need an overlocker to trim the edges of the delicate material. After the blanks are processed, two rhombuses are connected together and, having gathered the upper edge, sew it onto the rim. All hand-sewn frill is complete.

Gathered lace

The next lace decoration is easy to sew. This can be done by both a beginner seamstress and a person who does not have a sewing machine. You will need a ribbon of wide black lace, a large beautiful button or brooch and a satin black ribbon for a bow. We will make a frill with our own hands in this way:

1. Cut the lace into equal lengths so that when gathered they are the correct width for the jabot.

2. Sew the upper part of the strips with black thread in stitches and tighten the thread to the desired size.

3. Then you can sew one frill on top of another, or you can use the central bar that is attached to the neckband.

4. When all the frills are attached, the upper bow with a brooch is made and everything is sewn to a strip of fabric or satin ribbon, which is attached under the collar of the blouse at the back of the neck.

As you can see, it is not difficult to sew a frill in the form of frills with your own hands, but the product looks very stylish. You can make such an accessory from lace in several colors or from fabric. The manufacturing method will be the same.

Collar with jabot

This collar can be worn separately on any blouse or dress, both plain and colored, or you can attach it to clothes forever. They sew this frill with their own hands, using the patterns presented below in the article.

This decoration can be made one-sided, or you can sew the patterns together and get two opposite frills, as in the photo above. Consider a one-sided shuttlecock and its pattern.

To make this template, you first need to measure the circumference of the neck and draw a circle of the required diameter. Then add the width of the jabot and draw a circle first. Then the lower part of the circle is extended with the help of patterns, forming an even oval.

If you want to sew a one-sided frill with your own hands, then the oval is cut in half in the center. Then the template is folded, creating future accessory shuttlecocks, smoothing them well with a ruler or fingers. Then, according to the template, a pattern is drawn on the material and the processed fabric is sewn onto the neck bandage.

To get a two-sided part, as in the photo above, the second remaining part of the oval is folded to the other side and a frill is cut out on the fabric, which is sewn to the neckband next to the first.

One-piece frill

If the oval drawn according to the previous pattern is not cut, then you can make a whole frill with your own hands, as in the photo below. The oval should not be cut in half, but draw a straight line in the center dividing it into two equal parts. Only the top line above the neckline is cut. Then the fabric is folded in opposite folds and ironed so that the folds do not diverge and it is convenient to sew them together on the neckband. It can be made not circular around the neck, but on two buttons that are sewn under the collar of a shirt or dress. It remains only if you wish to fasten the decoration and the outfit is ready.

The article describes in detail how to make a frill with your own hands, with patterns and examples, and also gives step-by-step instructions for making several types of such jewelry.

Golden-Co-rash collar


  • velor and flieseline
  • with sequins
  • White nylon thread
  • 900 Cut out the sequined fabric, interlining, and velor in one piece measuring 50x7 cm.
  • Glue the underside of the velvet part with interlining.
  • Then put this piece and the sequin piece together wrong side in and sew along the edge with a blind stitch.
  • Make a clasp: sew a golden bead on one corner and a loop on the other.
  • We sew Pierrot's collar - Masters Fair

    An order has been received - to dress up a clown for the holiday. I decided to make a collar, like Pierrot's. I want to share how I made such a collar.

    For this you need:

    — a piece of fabric 10-15 cm wide, but you can also use a wide satin ribbon;

    - scissors;

    — elastic thread.

    The fabric needs to be hemmed, this is the advantage of the tape.

    Next, we fold the fabric (I have a length of 4.5 meters) into a fan or, one might call it, an accordion.

    To a width of 5 cm and pin off.

    Now let's be patient and start connecting manually in certain places.

    Stitches as pictured. We make such eights and connect them together.

    When we get to the end, sew the edges together and collect the inner edge with a rubber band.

    We do not tighten the elastic band too much so that the head passes smoothly.

    Here is the result:

    Here is the finished collar. Sorry for the quality of the photo, needlewomen work at night

    Can be made from tulle, it will be transparent, but also interesting.


    Video: Fashion tips - collars new trend

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    How to sew a frill with your own hands: step by step MK and pattern

    Lush frill collar is a very popular women's and men's accessory. From this article you will learn how to sew a frill with your own hands. In this case, we will talk about a removable accessory for women made of felt or soft felt. We have collected for you useful tips, step-by-step instructions and, of course, a convenient frill pattern so that you can easily cope with this task.

    The frill can also be made from other fabrics, but we will consider just such a soft, calm and versatile option, because it suits most outfits and suits women of any age. In addition, this version of the frill is different in that if there is a pattern, the novice master will also cope with the task. To sew a frill with your own hands, you do not need serious skills in working with fabric and a typewriter, and the time investment will be small. A step-by-step master class will help you understand all the intricacies of the process.

    What do we need?
    • felt or soft felt
    • a few buttons (you can use regular or decorative buttons)
    • 2 pin fasteners

    ). The template looks like this.

    The larger the pattern, the more fluffy the frill will be. The more it bends, the deeper the shuttlecocks.

    Work progress

    Pin the frill pattern to the felt (pre-fold it in half to cut out two identical parts at once), trace it with chalk or a pointed bar of soap, and then cut it out. We put both parts together so that the front part is inside. Pull the ends slightly to align the felt/felt.

    Then we put the blank on the machine and sew the details of the future collar together along the shorter side. Next, straighten the frill and smooth it with an iron.

    In order for the patch collar to hold its shape well, it is necessary to stitch the seam again. We put the future frill on the typewriter and make a zigzag seam in the center right on the front side.

    Next, sew buttons to the front side of the frill in random order. They can be replaced with beautiful large beads or rhinestones. From the wrong side we sew two pins: one at the very top, the second at the bottom.

    That's all: following a simple step-by-step instruction, you made a beautiful and fashionable frill with your own hands in just 10-15 minutes. Such a false collar can be worn with a simple plain dress or blouse. Also, this accessory will look great with simple flannel or cotton shirts - it will make them very romantic.

    Another great idea is to make the exact same jabot out of velvet fabric. It will be ideally combined with large brooches in the upper central part. Wear with pleasure!

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    Grindow-Coach "Confetti"

    You will need

    • Fabric
    • Flezeline
    • Round seizures of suitable color dumbbell
    • Threads to match suede
    • Needle
    • Ribbons for ties

    How to make

    1. Make a template for the future collar out of paper.
    2. Then cut out two pieces of fabric and interlining according to the template.
    3. Glue each piece of fabric with non-woven fabric.
    4. Then sew sequins of different colors onto one part of the collar. Sew them randomly and so that they overlap each other.
    5. Now sew the pieces together.
    6. Sew on the tie ribbons.

    Pattern and sewing of the frill collar

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    Jabot (from the French “Jabot” – bird’s crop) is a decorative element in the form of a flounce that adorns the neckline of the shelf. The shuttlecock is made from the main fabric or lace, attached to the neck or collar. Historically, the jabot originally adorned men's undershirts and gradually moved into the assortment of women's upper wardrobe. Today, with the help of a frill, only women's and children's clothes are decorated.

    The history of frill fashion

    In Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, the frill-frill decorated the vertical neckline of the men's shirt, which was considered underwear. If the shirt was not seen by anyone except its owner, then decorations in the form of ruffles, flounces, lace collars and cuffs were actively demonstrated over the waistcoat and camisole. Jabot bibs, like the collars of that time, were removable.

    Elegant collars and lace scarves required not only careful care, but also time to tie. Therefore, removable decorative details were the hallmark of high society, changing depending on the status and occasion. Since the 18th century, airy folds in the decoration of the neck are borrowed by the women's costume.

    The frill lace decorative element finally settled in women's dresses and blouses with the beginning of the Victorian era in England at the end of the 19th century. Neatly laid frills were fixed on the collar with a brooch or camellia.

    The frill returned to the modern fashion of the last century during the post-war heyday. Collars-bows and frills along the edge of the neck were combined with modest closed silhouettes. Today, the frill is considered a retro element of a fashionable or formal costume. They are decorated with women's evening blouses and shirts for girls. Jabot emphasizes the romanticism of the image of strict silhouettes. Some contemporary designers use the stylization technique, adding elements of historical replicas to their collections.

    Jabot types

    The decorative jabot knot can be part of the product sewn to the neck or collar and be a separate removable piece.

    The fixed jabot requires a simple design with a high neck and a special fastening arrangement. The soft drapery of the frill is in harmony with the simple silhouette of a blouse or dress.

    The second option is a detachable part that can complement several wardrobe items, for example, different white blouses. The frill partly resembles a shirt-front or a tie, it is cut from one or more details. Especially elegant options are sewn on a lining or cut out of vintage lace.

    Jabot variations
    • In the form of a shirt-front with small folds in several tiers.
    • Bib-shaped with symmetrical pleats.
    • With one frill, called a chill mold.
    • Fancy designer clasps along the placket. /

    How to sew a classic frill

    An example of how to sew a frill that can be removed and attached to the collar with buttons.

    1. The frill pattern is built on paper or directly on fabric. An important principle is to cut diagonally to form natural tails.
    2. Choose a fabric that matches the color and texture of the base material.

    It can be silk, easily draped or lace. Consumption with a frill of moderate length with three rows of coattails will be no more than 40 cm.

    1. Cut out the main part with margins for cutting.
    2. Cut out two pieces of collar that match the shape of the collar.
    3. Finish the edges of the cut piece with a double hem seam.
    4. Manually lay the opposite folds, securing them perpendicular to the cut with pins.
    5. Fold the upright pieces right sides together and attach the main piece.
    6. Sew collar and overcast buttonholes.
    7. Sew on buttons at the neckline of the blouse.

    How to sew a fantasy frill

    The main types of frill are cut in a ring for better drape and creating coattails due to the shared thread located along the oblique. The larger the arc, the greater the difference between the inner and outer radii, the better the drape becomes the detail.

    In addition to the usual historical and everyday options, there are fantasy unique jabots that you can sew with your own hands. Using the example, it is possible to understand how to create a decorative detail similar to the frill presented on the model in the Fendi collection in the fall of 2010. To make it, you will need a thick woolen fabric such as felt and sewing tools.

    1. Prepare a spiral pattern based on the pattern shown.
    2. Lay the pattern on the fabric and cut out two symmetrical pieces.
    3. Draw the short edge in a single line, checking the drape of the outer edge.
    4. Sew pieces along the short side with a seam 0.5 cm wide.
    5. Iron on the seam, then iron.
    6. Sew it on the right side in a zigzag pattern to secure the seam reserve.
    7. Fasten the buttons with glue or by hand, spreading them along the center of the piece. Fasten the pin on the wrong side of the jabot.
    8. Decorative buttons can be either the same or different in design and shape.
    9. This results in a frill that does not require any edging or lining.

    Both classic and fancy frills are not only made in a constructive way, but are also created using the mock-up method on a mannequin. The natural drape of the thin fabric suggests the shape and character of the piece.

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    Sewing a detachable collar - Masters Fair

    Today I want to show one of the methods of sewing a detachable collar that I use.

    We will need: - a piece of fabric 25 cm; - duplicating material; - a thin decorative silk cord for an eyelet; - a button.

    First, we build a pattern. I use the cutting system M. Müller and son. You can use your own method or remove the pattern from the magazine.

    We cut in. Fold the piece of fabric in half with the front sides inward, then bend it in half again. We impose the pattern in such a way that its middle coincides with the fold of the fabric. We circle with chalk and cut out the details of the collar with seam allowances of about 0.7 cm. We duplicate the upper collar.

    We fold the cord in half, mark the desired length, put it on the inner corner of the collar, stepping back from the cut down 0.7 cm and fasten it with a stitch. We fold the details of the collar with the right sides inward, grind along the outer cut with a seam width of 0.7 cm. We cut the seam close to the line, leaving about 0.2-0.3 cm. We remove the note. We turn it inside out again, pin the inner cut with pins and lay a line at a distance of 0.7 cm from the edge, leaving about 5 cm for eversion.

    Turn out the collar again, sew up the hole through which we turned the collar inside out, and iron everything. Remove the basting, iron again, steam.

    Sew on the button. The collar is ready.

    I got a collar with a small stand at the back. You can make it more flat or like a shirt, it will also be very beautiful.

    But more on that some other time.

    Detachable collars come in a variety of shapes and finishes. A flight of fancy is already at work here.

    Good luck!

    How to sew a frill from lace with your own hands?

      In fact, in the 17th century, the decoration of the collar, falling on the chest-jabot, was an ornament exclusively for men's suits. Women adopted this fashion only in the 19th century. A jabot is not only a kind of tie made of lace or fabric, but also a kind of collar.

      Today, the frill is a wonderful decoration for women's blouses or dresses.

      The jabot can be sewn to the collar of the garment or combined separately with any garment.

      I propose to sew such a simple lace frill in 30 minutes.

      First, let's decide how long the frills will be. Then we cut out a rectangle of a slightly shorter length of the resulting frill from a white dense fabric.

      Then a wide lace berm, at least 8 cm wide. The length of the lace depends on the splendor of the jabot. And sew the lace to the strip of fabric in such a way as shown in the photo.

      First, you can practice a little on an unnecessary tulle curtain.

      After sewing the lace to the fabric, sew on a thin Velcro ribbon. Our frill will hold on it.

      DIY video frill for a school blouse

      There are many beautiful and interesting ideas for sewing a lace frill. But to decorate such a frill, you can also use rhinestones, beads, a brooch, a ribbon, it looks very unusual and original. The fabric should be used for a light frill, it can be lace, chiffon, silk, organza, ribbons of different sizes, such fabrics can be wonderfully combined with lace, it turns out beautifully and unusually.

      For a child it is better to make a frill on a thin elastic band and it is convenient and practical, for an adult you can already use thin ribbons for tying.

      There are several interesting video tutorials that will help you in sewing a jabot.

      I propose to sew such a wonderful frill in the Victorian style.

      We will need: a small piece of fabric (you can take, for example, a pocket from old jeans or a piece of not very thick felt), white and black lace and a brooch (a cameo works well).

    1. Cut out the base in the shape of a quadrangle from thick fabric, as in the picture. Approximate dimensions: 4 * 11 * 9 cm, carefully process the edges.
    2. Start sewing on the lace at the bottom, see picture. We collect them a little to look beautiful and alternate. On the fabric of the indicated size, 4-5 stripes of lace will look good. A brooch completes the look, you can buy it in a store or make it yourself.

    First, find the material from which you will sew the jabot. It can be a lace doily, a piece of tulle and lace fabric. Cut out the bar on which you will sew the frill layers. Gather each layer with a needle and fasten and then sew it onto the bar. Jabot can be decorated with a beautiful brooch.

    Jabot can complement the wardrobe of any girl and woman. The frill looks quite beautiful and elegant, adding lightness and a peculiar zest to the outfit. Looking at Jabot it may seem that it is quite difficult to sew. However, nothing is impossible, and you can sew a frill at home. The main thing is to get the material you like and start acting. Here is a pattern, according to which it is quite possible to sew a frill by yourself

    The frill is a very beautiful element of women's wardrobe. At first glance, it may seem that it is very difficult to sew it, and even more difficult to cut it.

    To make the frill light and flowing, you need to use light fabrics: soft mesh, chiffon, silk, lace ribbons. Another important element is the assembly, which gives volume to this decorative accessory.

    The jabot can be cut according to the following schemes:

    In this case, you must first cut out the base from a denser fabric and then take the lace, gather and sew along the edges of the base.

    Here the technique is different. We also cut out the base shown in the picture. We take lace, we also do the assembly, but we sew it not along the perimeter, but along the indicated oblique lines. We start sewing from the bottom up so that the top layer half covers the previous layer of lace.

    Lace jabot. Romance, elegance, airiness and lightness of the image. And it is not true that the frill is a relic of the old, history and dilapidation. When skillfully combined with clothing, a jabot can distinguish you from the crowd, it will give your appearance a special uniqueness.

    And now we will make a frill with our own hands.

    The length of the finished jabot will be up to 20 centimeters.

    Cut out a strip of fabric 33 cm long and 13 cm wide.

    Overcast the edges of the product in a zigzag pattern.

    Now cut out a rectangle of the same length of 33 cm from the lace.

    The turquoise part is 16 cm wide and the white part is 8 cm.

    Fold the fabric in half, now cut out 4 parts, where:

  • the strap will be 13 and 6 centimeters,
  • the ribbon, which is near the neck, will measure 40 by 3,
  • the bow will be 10 by 7,
  • for the bow more jumper needed - 10 by 3.
  • For each individual piece, a seam allowance of half a centimeter is required (for each side). All parts must be stitched, turned out, swept out these allowances.

    Gather the bottom strip of fabric and put it on the plank prepared in advance so that it is at a distance of 5 centimeters from the bottom.

    Now we adjust and at the same time fold the edges inward.

    Take the white lace and put it on the turquoise one, gather it up a little and sew it on the bar.

    From the details we will make a bow and sew a bar in the middle of it.

    We fasten the ribbon with the jabot and the bow using blind stitches.

    You can make a frill in this simple way.

    Or another option.

    Sew a few gathered blanks onto the strip and decorate everything with a beautiful brooch.

    I'll tell you how to make a lovely frill. It will look especially interesting on children who wear school uniforms, as well as on shirts of office workers.

    First, prepare a pattern. Choose the length of the product for yourself. The size data is for a schoolgirl:

    We will have two parts that we cut out of lace. This is what the larger one looks like:

    To make the edges of the part look neat and beautiful, we process them with an oblique trim that can be folded in a zigzag:

    We connect two parts:

    It turns out the following:

    Next, we need to decide how we will attach the jabot to the neck. You can make a collar from a simple elastic band, at the ends of which you need to place hooks or other types of attachment. And you can make the following blank from fabric:

    The blank consists of two identical parts. We sew them from the wrong side, leaving the bottom, which can be stitched later, turn the workpiece inside out. We have fasteners at the ends: these can be hooks, a button, Velcro, satin ribbons, which we will tie with a bow at the back, etc. We sew lace to the collar detail, on which you can also attach a brooch. This is what the finished product looks like:0003

    Jabot came to us from the 17th-18th century from Europe. Lace collar looks romantic, sophisticated and elegant. And most importantly, it is very easy to sew it - the main thing is that the lace is at hand. And here are the patterns of a simple collar-frill:

    And here is another video instruction for you in addition:

    The jabot can be made according to the finished pattern. Here it is:

    You need to choose a more suitable fabric for you and then cut and fold it according to the pattern. And then sew it to the desired product. That's basically it, the frill is ready.

    Inspired by new ideas

    And at the very end, I suggest looking at a few more photo ideas for creativity, more complex options for making necklace collars with your own hands.

    Collar with bones - a master class from A. Korfiati

    Not only professionals can process a collar with bones on a men's shirt, and you will see this after passing our master class. This sewing operation requires careful preparation and precision. But as a result, you will get a shirt collar on the stand, which will not be inferior in quality to the factory version.


    • Underwire collar pattern and sewing video tutorial
    • What are bones for?
    • How to choose bones for the collar?
    • Modeling a collar with bones

    If you already have a men's shirt pattern, you need to build a collar on the stand. Since our master class is devoted to the technology of processing a collar with bones, before cutting the collar, it is necessary to model the lower collar detail. Its design is different from the standard. We will cover everything in detail in this lesson.

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    What are bones for?

    The soft corners of the shirt collar can sometimes curl up when worn. And to prevent this from happening, special drawstrings are modeled in the lower part of the collar, into which bones are inserted. There are two options for the location of the bones on the collar:

    1. the bones are completely sewn into the collar and remain inside between layers;
    2. the underwires are inserted into the drawstring from the outside and in this case they can be removed before washing the shirt (see fig. 1). The second option for the location of the bones is used when sewing more expensive shirts, and this is the option we suggest you complete.

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    How to choose collar bones?

    Shirt collar bones are sold in hardware stores and can be made (see Fig. 1): plastic (1), wood (2) or metals (3-4), including precious ones. So that the corners of the collar do not bulge when the shirt is worn, metal bones are sometimes additionally equipped with magnets, which are located on the wrong side of the shelves (4).

    Bonings vary in length, so when you go to the store, we recommend taking a collar pattern with you in order to choose the length of the bones more accurately. The most common bones are plastic. They are transparent, white or colored.

    Fig. 1. Boning for men's shirt collar

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    Modeling a collar with bones

    Draw a men's shirt pattern and a collar pattern on the stand. The lower part of the collar is modeled on the upper part of the collar (Fig. 2).

    From the upper right corner, set aside 8 cm to the left and 3 cm down. Connect the obtained points with a dotted line (black line).

    From point 8, set aside 3 cm to the left. From the lower right corner of the collar, set aside 0.7 cm to the left. Connect points 3 and 0. 7 with a dotted line (lilac line). Transfer triangular piece A from the collar to tracing paper along the lilac dotted line.

    Cut off the right corner of the collar along the marked black dotted line. Copy the resulting part (highlighted in blue) and mirror it along the black dotted line.

    Fig. 2. Modeling of the lower collar

    Details of the cut of the collar are shown in fig. 3.

    Fig. 3. Details of the cut of the collar with bones

    Cut out from the main fabric:

    • Stand collar - 2 pieces with a fold
    • Top collar - 1 piece fold
    • Lower collar - 1 piece with fold
    • Part A - 2 parts.

    Seam allowances - 1.5 cm on all sides.

    Duplicate the inner stand-up collar and the top collar with two layers of thermal fabric with collar thermal fabric. Cut out the top layer of thermal fabric as shown in fig. 3 - with 0.7 cm notch.

    3. Details of the cut of the thermal fabric for the collar

    For rigidity, the upper collar is duplicated with two layers of thin thermal fabric, the second layer of thermal fabric is cut out with a notch of 0.

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