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How to Repair a Shirt Collar

What you need

  1. How to Repair a Shirt Collar, How to Repair a Shirt Collar: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Use a seam ripper to completely unstitch the collar.

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    • Cut a piece of fabric the size of the damaged area, and place it over the interior of the damaged section of the collar.

    • Sewing machines can be dangerous; be sure to always keep your hands clear of the needle's path.

    • Sew the piece of fabric into the collar.

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    • Fold your shirt and its altered collar in half, then mark the middle of the pieces with a fabric pencil.

    • This will be handy when stitching the pieces back together.

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    • Place the fragment of the collar that was altered, the side facing your neck, in the opposite direction.

  5. How to Repair a Shirt Collar: step 5, image 1 of 2 How to Repair a Shirt Collar: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Sewing machines can be dangerous; be sure to always keep your hands clear of the needle's path.

    • Stitch the pieces back together.

    • To simplify the process, add pins beside the path that will be stitched, or just follow the marks of the previous seams that you unstitched in the first step.

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    • Steam irons are extremely hot and can cause burns.

    • Iron the area to settle the new stitching.

Conclusion

Enjoy your like-new collar!

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