Inspired by vintage accessories, we came up with this cute Peter Pan collar. The pom poms are a favorite around here and add a fun touch. Not only is this a cute project, but it comes together quickly. You can easily use leftover fabric from the faux fur coat collar, as we did. In that tutorial, we drafted a custom collar to match a coat. In this one, we’re giving you a free pattern, making it a much faster project.
Because this collar is tied on over a blouse, sweater, or jacket, it’s quite adjustable and would make an adorable gift.
Download the pattern here or click the link at the bottom of this post.
- 1/4 yard faux fur
- 1/4 yard lining
- 2 20” lengths of velvet rope, ribbon, braid, piping, cord, etc.
- tailor’s chalk or fabric marker
1. Trace the circle pattern using tailor’s chalk or a fabric marker. Cut two circles. Because the pieces don’t have seam allowance, snip only the fabric backing. Take care not to cut the fur.
2. Hand baste along the circumference with 1/4” gathering stitch on wrong side and only nipping the backing fabric. Leave long thread tails.
3. Knot the end of your two ropes and place knot inside the pom pom. Slowly pull the basting thread until it gathers around the rope. The knot should be inside the pom pom.
4. Stitch through the base of the rope and knot the thread. The pom pom should be securely on the rope now.
5. Cut one collar on fold each of lining and fur. Take care that the nap of the fur is correct. The fur should lie in the direction of the outside edge of the collar.
6. Pin each of the ropes at the large circles on the collar, making sure that the length of the rope is on top of the collar. Baste into place.
7. Pin collar and lining with right sides together. Change your stitch length to 3 and sew lining to fur. Leave a 3” opening at the upper collar back. Trim the seams to 1/4” excluding opening.
8. Turn to right side. Tease any fur out of seams with a toothbrush or your fingers. Pin and then hand stitch the opening closed.
Now you have a fun new accessory for winter!