Greetings! My name is Meg and I blog over at bally who. I am a twenty something Irish girl living in Australia for the past two years. I love all things crafty and nerdy.
Whilst Meg is overseas soaking up all the joys of *London Baby* (insert Austin Powers voice) I will be showing you guys a really simple DIY project I have created especially for Makewells.
How does an embroidered Peter Pan collar sound to you? A great way to jazz up any old plain top you have in your wardrobe. This is a really do-able project for anyone no matter what sewing ability you have.
For this project you will need:
- A round neck top (the higher the neck the better the result)
- Some DMC embroidery thread in your chosen colours
- Tailors chalk
- Peter Pan template - download my PDF here
- Embroidery needle
- Download the template for the Peter Pan collar here and cut and pin the template to the neck of the top
- Trace the outline of the template onto your top and remove the paper and pins
- Starting from the centre of the neckline choose a high contrasting coloured thread to chain stitch the outline of the collar.
- Choose a colour to begin the detailing of the collar
Start filling in the outline as you would like choosing alternating colours, thickness of embroidery and and spacing. You can use different stitches if you like to create different detailing and designs in the collar. I used a mixture of Chain Stitch, Back Stitch and stars to make the pattern in my collar.
This is a project you can smash out in one evening if you keep the detailing simple and don't fill the collar in too much OR you can spend a few evenings sewing away at it. A tip for choosing the right top: the higher the neckline the better the collar will look. I struggled to find a long sleeve top without a low neckline as we are coming into the Australian Summer - but for all you Northern Hemisphere folk this shouldn't be an issue!
All up the project cost me a total of $7. The top was on clearance at my local Target for $3 and the DMC embroidery thread is only 98c a colour.
A quick and simple and cheap DIY project for anyone.
Please let me know over at bally who if you have completed the project or if you have any questions at all!! I would love to hear from you and see the finished products!
Hope to hear from you soon!!!