I love the look of detachable collars and I've really been wanting to try this trend along with the peter pan collar since it came out. It took awhile though cause most detachable collars and peter pan tops I see in the market are cute and girly. Although nice, they're not really my style. The peter pan shape is enough cute for me without any additional girly embelishments.
By using leather for my collar, I think I was able to satiate my longing for the cute and tough at the same time.
What You'll Need:
- faux leather fabric/salvage leather from an old bag/clothing
- pattern, eyeball on bond paper and cut accordingly or search google for one, print and cut (there's a lot online)
- about 1/2 yard ribbon (preferably 1/4" wide)
- glue or needle and thread
- buttons (optional)
It's important to tape and not pin your pattern onto the leather. Pinning will create tiny visible holes in your leather which are irreversible.
I opted to sew mine together only because I didn't have any glue on hand. Most of my DIYs happen at the spur of the moment :)
I also skipped on the buttons and went for a decorative "X-stitch" instead since I didn't have any glue on me. I find it's also more versatile to keep it plain but I plan to make an embelished second.
You can buy punchers (the ones that look like pliers) in National but I had to use my scissors for this step since I broke my puncher a few weeks ago. When using scissors, be careful not to make your hole too big.
Like I said, this was a spur of the moment project so I only had 1" gross-grain ribbon on me. It will look a lot better and easier to tie on with a 1/4 inch ribbon. I have bought some quarter inch ribbon recently and it looks A LOT better.
This is a quick and easy project that anyone can do. Hope you like! :)