How to Self Draft Oversized Collar for Any Sewing Pattern

Do you love the look of oversized collars? They are trendy, stylish, and add a touch of flair to any outfit. But what if you don’t have a sewing pattern that includes an oversized collar? Don’t worry, you can easily self draft one yourself!

In this blog post, I will share with you a video tutorial that shows you how to self draft oversized collar for any sewing pattern. You will learn the tips and tricks on how to draft this collar, how to adjust it to fit your neckline, and how to finish it with different options. This is a very easy and fun project that any beginner sewist can do.


What You Need to Self Draft Oversized Collar

To self draft oversized collar, you will need the following materials and tools:

  • A large flat surface for working: You will need a spacious and smooth surface to lay out your pattern paper and draw your pattern pieces. You can use a table, a desk, a floor, or a cutting mat.
  • A large piece of paper, such as tracing paper, to draw your pattern on.
  • Drafting paper
  • A pencil, preferably with a fine point and a good eraser, to sketch and adjust your pattern lines.
  • Notebook
  • A French curve ruler. Grab my french curved rulers for free here.
  • L ruler
  • A measuring tape, to take your body measurements and check the length and width of your pattern pieces.
  • A pair of scissors, to cut out your pattern pieces and your fabric. Check out my detailed post and learn what scissors are the best for your project.
  • Tracing wheel: You will need a tracing wheel to transfer your pattern markings to another paper or to the fabric. A tracing wheel is a tool that has a serrated or smooth wheel at the end of a handle. You can use it to trace the outline or the details of your pattern piece, such as darts, pleats, or notches. There are two types of tracing wheels: pointed and blunted. A pointed wheel is used to transfer pattern shapes to the paper, while a blunted wheel is used with carbon paper to transfer pattern shapes to the fabric.


How to Self Draft Oversized Collar: Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, I will show you step by step how to self draft oversized collar for any sewing pattern. You will see how to measure your neckline, how to draw the collar shape, how to cut the fabric, and how to sew the collar. You will also see how to create different variations of the collar, such as a peter pan collar, a pointed collar, or a rounded collar. You can customize your collar to suit your style and preference.

Watch the video here


How to Self Draft Oversized Collar: Summary

Here is a quick summary of the steps to self draft oversized collar for any sewing pattern:


Join the front and back pattern pieces at the neck points, making sure the shoulders are aligned

. Make a 1.5-2 cm overlap at the shoulder point on the armhole. 

This will avoid “skirting” which is when the outer edge is a bit too long and creates a bump on the outside edge of the collar.

 Trace the wanted width of the collar, this one is 8-12cm and measure this from the neckline edge, following the curve.



 Mark 1.5cm below the centre front neckline point. This will make the collar curl a little when it’s finished.


 add markings on pattern 


Ready Oversized Collar !

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to self draft oversized collar for any sewing pattern. This is a simple and fun way to add some personality to your sewing projects. You can experiment with different fabrics, shapes, and sizes of the collar to create different looks.

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Happy sewing!


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