How to sew a Peter pan collar top for children. Easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to make this stunning, girls Peter pan collar top. Includes Free PDF sewing pattern to download and print as many times as you would like. Sewing patterns for beginners. Sewing patterns for advanced sewers. Free sewing patterns.

How to sew a kids Peter pan collar top

How to sew a Peter pan collar top for children. Easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to make this stunning, girls Peter pan collar top. Includes Free PDF sewing pattern to download and print as many times as you would like. Sewing patterns for beginners. Sewing patterns for advanced sewers. Free sewing patterns.

How to sew a kid's Peter pan collar top

Follow our easy guide and free pattern on How to sew a kid’s Peter pan collar top here. 
Without a doubt, this stunning, Children’s peter pan collar top is a must try, Free sewing pattern for everyone.
Due to minimal fitting involved, this is an ideal project for beginners and can be made in sizes 3 years to 10 years.
Furthermore, we have also added images to help you understand how to build the garment much easier.
We really hope that you enjoy this pattern and we would love to see your projects once they have been made.

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How to sew a Peter pan collar top for children. Easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to make this stunning, girls Peter pan collar top. Includes Free PDF sewing pattern to download and print as many times as you would like. Sewing patterns for beginners. Sewing patterns for advanced sewers. Free sewing patterns.

What you need- How to sew a kid's Peter pan collar top

Another reason why this Children’s peter pan collar top sewing pattern is a must try, is because the list of what you need is very simple.  In order to make this pattern, you will need:

  • Paper 
  • printer
  • Paper scissors
  • Fabric scissors
  • Tape
  • Tailors Chalk
  • Fabric (see fabric size requirements below)
  • buttons
  • Interfacing
  • sewing machine
Throughout this project, we will be using a beautiful red, bridal satin fabric. As well as this fabric, you can also find many more beautiful fabrics to work with HERE.
It is also equally important to note that you will be using a 1cm (3/8 inch) seam allowance unless otherwise stated. Furthermore, don’t forget to backstitch at the beginning and end of your seams, unless directed otherwise.
As mentioned above, If you are unable to download our pattern, please email us at evacolepatterns@gmail.com and we will send the pattern to you as soon as possible.

Fabric requirements and sizing

To begin making this beautiful, children’s Peter pan collar top, you will first need to determine the amount of fabric that you need. Below you will find a chart outlining this.

How to make a kid's Peter pan collar top. Free sewing pattern. Fabric requirements. Free sewing patterns for beginners and intermediate sewers. Free Kid's clothing patterns.
Printing and assembling your pattern
Once you have downloaded your Free Peter pan collar top pattern, it is time to assemble it.
Start by checking that the test square on page one is measuring 1 inch by 1 inch. On the whole, if this square is wrong, the sewing pattern will not be the correct size when finished.
Next, it is time to put your sewing pattern together. Starting at page one, lay out your pattern pieces in 5 x 4 grid. As well as getting the pieces in the correct order, it is also important to ensure that the pages are lined up using the grey square as a guide.
After you have matched up all of your pages, cut off unwanted paper from the side and tape pieces together. In addition to this, we also suggest that you use clear tape. As a result, you will still be able to clearly see the pattern lines.
Follow this by cutting out your pieces using paper scissors. 
How to make a kid's Peter pan collar top. Free sewing pattern. Fabric requirements. Free sewing patterns for beginners and intermediate sewers. Free Kid's clothing patterns.
Pinning and cutting fabric.

Moving on in our Peter pan collar sewing pattern, it is time to cut out the fabric. Although there is no rule on where your pieces go on the fabric, we do however suggest placing your pieces in the layout shown on your pattern. As a result, you will get less waste on your fabric and also ensure that the grain line is in the correct direction.
Once you have set up your pattern pieces, pin them in place using sharp dress pins. Alternatively, you can also draw around the pieces using Taylors chalk or temporary fabric pens. 
In addition to this, you also need to ensure that you transfer all of the markings onto your fabric, as this will help you put the top together. 

Putting the top together- How to sew a kid's peter pan collar top

Step 1
Begin this project with your 2 back pieces; cut from pattern piece 2. Using an overlock stitch or zigzag stitch, finish off the raw edges on the centre back of both pieces. As a result, this will help to avoid fraying fabric and will also give an overall better finish.
Once you have completed this, apply your strip of fusible interfacing down the centre, where you have finished the edges. As a result, your garment will be prepared for when you add buttons and button holes later in the project.
Next, measure in 2cm from the finished edge and press. Although this is marked on your sewing pattern, it is however a good ideas to double check that it is the correct measurement. Measure a further 2cm and press again.

 

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Step 2
Next, it’s time to attach the back pieces to the front bodice piece. In order to do this, simply line up the shoulder seams with right sides together and pin in place. Once they have been pinned, sew a straight stitch across with a 1cm seam allowance. After the shoulder seams have been sewn, trim the excess fabric and finish the raw edge with an overlock stitch or zigzag stitch. As well as this, you also need to press this seam towards the back.
 
Step 3
After you have completed the shoulder seams, it’s time to move onto the collar. As mentioned above, you should have cut 4 of the collar piece, giving you 2 mirrored sets. Taking one mirrored set, iron on some light or medium weight fusible interfacing; these will be the outer side of the collar. Although interfacing is used to give extra stiffness to the collar, if you are using a thicker fabric you may not need to apply to interfacing.
Once the interfacing have been applied, place them on top of the other set, with right sides together; pin in place. Next, sew around the outside (Larger curve), leaving the inside curve open. Trim off the excess fabric and snip small cuts around the curve, ensuring that you don’t snip the stitching. As a result, the shape of the collar will be much better when turned right way round. Once you have snipped around the curve, turn the collar pieces right way round and push out the curve with a pointed tool such as a point turner . Finish off by thoroughly pressing the collar pieces.
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Step 4
Following this, it is time to add the collar to the blouse. Although this process may seem difficult, it will become much easier as you follow the steps. To begin this, unfold the folds that you \pressed on the inside of the back pieces and place a pin 5cm away from the overlocked edge. As well as this, you also need to place a pin in the centre front. On the whole, these pins will act as a guide to where your collar piece needs to be.
After you have added the pins, place the collar on top of the blouse; ensuring that the interfaced side is facing up and match the collar with the pins. In addition to this, you also need to make sure that the front of the collar is touching at the front. However, it is also important to ensure that they don’t overlap. When you are happy with the placement of the collar, pin in place and sew to the bodice with a 1/2cm seam allowance.
 
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Step 5

Before you add the bias, you first need to adjust the folds that you pressed at the beginning of the project. In order to do this, fold the first fold towards the wrong side and fold the next fold towards the right side of the garment. As a result, the second fold will now overlap the collar pieces by 1cm. Once you have completed the fold, add a pin to hold it in place.
Next on our How to sew a kid’s Peter pan collar top guide, it is time to pin the bias strip in place, ensuring that you line up the end of the bias to the end of your fold. As well as this, you also need to line up the raw edges. 
Furthermore, it is also extremely important to avoid stretching your bias as you pin. After the bias is pinned in place, sew them together with a 1cm seam allowance and trim the excess bias.

How to make a kid's Peter pan collar top. Free sewing pattern. Fabric requirements. Free sewing patterns for beginners and intermediate sewers. Free Kid's clothing patterns.
How to make a kid's Peter pan collar top. Free sewing pattern. Fabric requirements. Free sewing patterns for beginners and intermediate sewers. Free Kid's clothing patterns.
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What is an Understitch?

Without a doubt, undertitching is most definitely a term that you will come across when learning to sew. On the whole, an overstitch is sewn close to the seam line. Most commonly, the understitch is sewn on the right side of your fabric or bias strip. Often, this stitch is used to avoid the fabric rolling towards the outside and is fantastic when completing necklines.

Step 6 

Once sewn, press your bias upwards and understitch on top of your bias, ensuring that you have also caught the seam allowance underneath.
In order to finish of the collar, turn the folds on the centre back of the top to the correct side. As a result, the bias strip will go to the right position. 
After this, fold the raw edge of the bias to the wrong side and wrap the seam allowance inside this; pin in place.
Although we suggest that you hand sew a basting stitch along this to keep it in place, you can however go straight to sewing if you feel comfortable.

How to make a kid's Peter pan collar top. Free sewing pattern. Fabric requirements. Free sewing patterns for beginners and intermediate sewers. Free Kid's clothing patterns.
Step 7.
Moving on in our How to sew a Kid’s Peter pan collar top tutorial, it’s time to attach the sleeves. Begin by ensuring that you have transferred the notches from your pattern piece onto your fabric. Once these markings have been made, it is time to gather. First, set your machine to the longest stitch length and make 2 rows of gathering stitches (first one 1/2cm away from edge and next 1cm away from edge). Equally, it is also important to remember NOT to backstitch and also leave a longer tail of thread at the beginning and end of the seam.

Although gathering becomes much easier with practice, it can be hard to grasp at first. You can find an easy to follow guide on How to gather fabric HERE.

 
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Step 8

Before gathering your fabric, we are going to prepare the hem of the sleeves, as it is much easier to do this before you attach them. Start by folding your hem in 1cm and press. Following this, fold again another 1.5cm and repeat the pressing. However, do NOT sew the hem at this point.


 
 
Step 9
Once the hem is prepared, it is time to attach the sleeves and gather the lines that you prepared earlier. In order to do this, place the sleeve on top of the blouse with right sides together and pin the centre notch of the sleeve to the centre notch of the shoulder seam. Now it’s time to gather the sleeve by pulling the bobbin threads, ensuring that you are gathering equally at both sides of the pin. When the gathers are at the correct length and evenly distributed, pin the ends of the sleeve to the corresponding ends of the armhole. As well this, also add pins to the left and right notches of the sleeve to the notches on the blouse. Once you have added enough pins and the sleeve is in the correct place, sew them together with a 1cm seam allowance.
Repeat this process with both sleeves and finish the edges with a zigzag or overlocking stitch.
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Step 10
Now that the sleeves are in place, it’s time to finish off the top. In order to do this, start by lining up your side seams, right sides together, ensuring that you match the armhole seam perfectly before pinning. In addition to this, you also need to unfold the hem that you prepared earlier on the sleeve and pin here too.

 

Step 11
Again, it is now time to sew the seams that you have pinned along the side seams and sleeve, making sure that you sew in one continuous line from the sleeve hem to the blouse hem (or the other way round). Repeat this for both sides and finish the seam with a zigzag stitch or overlocking stitch.

 

Step 12
Coming towards the end of our guide on How to sew a kid’ Peter pan collar top, you will be finishing the sleeves. In order to complete these, re-fold the hem to the inside and pin in place all the way round. Once pinned in place, edge stitch your hem in place. Although I prefer to do this with right sides facing me, you can however turn the garment to the wrong side before completing your edge stitch if you find it easier.

What is Edge stitching?

As with under stitching, edge stitching is something that you will come across many times when sewing. Overall, an edge stitch is simply a straight line of stitching made along the edge of the fabric. In most cases, this is a folded edge and usually made 1/8 inch from the seam line or edge. As well as a reinforcing stitch, edge stitching can also be used as a decorative stitch.

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Step 13
After the sleeves have been completed, it is time to move on to hemming your blouse. In order to do this, make a 1cm double fold along the bottom of your garment, pin and sew in place. Although you can complete this by just pinning and sewing. You can also press your hem before sewing to make it much easier. Press again once the hem has been sewn.

 

Step 14
Last but not least on our How to sew a kid’s Peter pan collar top tutorial, we have the buttons and buttonholes. You can find an easy to follow tutorial on how to make buttonholes HERE
Although this process looks difficult to start with, it will however become much more simple as you go. To begin, measure 1cm down from the neckline on one side of your centre back, this is where the first vertical button hole will be, place a pin on this measurement to mark. Following this, measure down a further 7cm (6.5cm for 3 years) from this pin and pin again. Repeat until you have 4 pin marks for your buttonholes.
Due to adding the interfacing at the beginning of this project, your button holes are already reinforced.

 

Step 15
Finally, it is time to finish your Peter pan collar top with your buttons. Again, you can find a full guide on how to sew buttons onto your garments and fabric here.
Start by overlapping the back centre folds and place a pin at the top of first button hole and the centre of the remaining holes in order to mark where your buttons need to be. After you have marked the placing of the buttons, sew the buttons on to the centre back, ensuring that they are around 1cm from the edge.
 
You have now completed your full tutorial on How to sew a kid’s Peter pan collar top.

 

Once again, as mentioned above, if you are unable to download this pattern, please message us at evacolepatters@gmail.com and we will send you the pattern as soon as possible.
We hope that you have found this useful and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to message us or comment below.t

How to sew a Peter pan collar top for children. Easy to follow, step by step instructions on how to make this stunning, girls Peter pan collar top. Includes Free PDF sewing pattern to download and print as many times as you would like. Sewing patterns for beginners. Sewing patterns for advanced sewers. Free sewing patterns.

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