Guest DIY: Katie from Skunkboy Creatures

Inspiration 1.JPGHello friends! It’s Katie from Skunkboy Creatures. The DIY I have to share today is a pretty collar in honor of the blog party! You can wear it over t-shirts, sweaters or anything you like! My inspiration for this project was this pretty owl.  She shares my love of pretty collars and dainty fabrics!

Supplies needed:  pretty fabric, measuring tape, scissors, sewing machine or patient hands, needle and thread, pretty trim, button, and iron
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1.  Measure around  your neck and then measure out your fabric.  Mine was around 22 inches.

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2.  Cut to appropriate size.  

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3.  Use your sewing machine to stitch around one rounded edge, down one side, and around the other round edge.  Then stop.

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4.  Turn inside out (which is actually right side out).  Iron your edges so your collar lays flat.

5. sew trim
5.  Pick your pretty trim and sew it along the open edge.    

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6.  Time to choose the perfect button!

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7.  Sew your button on one of the edges.  You can either make a button hole on the other edge, or make a loop with a piece of yarn and stitch it on (be sure your opening is large enough for your button).

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8.  Good job, you did it!!!  Wear your new collar proudly!  


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  • Wow.. Nice owl stitch by you here. I never see before such beautiful baby. I like your pink t-shirt also with white color.

  • I’m always drawn to blouses and dresses with collars like this. Now I can make just about anything that way!!!!!

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  • I am in love with this!!! I’m always drawn to blouses and dresses with collars like this. Now I can make just about anything that way!!! Yay!

  • Tiffany, this is totally doable by hand! Just follow the directions, and instead of running your fabric through the machine, backstitch by hand. Easy peasy. <3

  • Your creations are so adorable! I just love the owls from skunkboy! Thanks for the DIY!

  • love the “churchy” post above,funny!

    Great job ladies…love all your blogs and you always have such great ideas to share.


  • I like it – although i have to be totally honest, I hated these colors as a kid, my mom made me wear them to church all the time! But i love the new idea – and you’re so cute Katie, you pull it off without looking churchy.

  • Katie – any tips for those of us who are non-sewing machine users? (i.e. doing it by hand stitching?)

  • Super cute! Now that I finally learned how to sew…this is going on my DIY list! Thanks for the lovely idea!

  • I ADORE this… I always wanted cute collared shirts, especially for winter… and this way I get the best of both worlds! Can’t wait to do my own!


  • This is so lovely! It’s great that you can wear it over any top. Thanks Katie!

  • So sweet! I love this DIY – I love the look of vintage collars, but so many are fur. This is a great alternative for us non-fur-wearers!

  • skunkboy katie is downright cute

    MO has good genes being passed around or something. A lot of pretty folk there!

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