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Topic: attaching a yoke and a collar  (Read 420 times)
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« on: January 29, 2008 12:04:04 PM »

This seems like it should be easy enough - until you realize the curves are in the opposite direction  Shocked

Does anyone have any tips for attaching a collar so it is straight with few puckers??

Also my jacket has a yoke and that also has opposite curves to the back - eek!
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008 08:13:38 PM »

I'm not sure I understand the question: you want puckers? or you want to avoid puckers?

Collars are just tricky, period, untill you get the hang of them, then they aren't so bad. Smiley Think about it this way you are making a circlular shape, so the staight (collar) piece is going to be bent into a circle to match your round (neck hole) piece.

I'm lost on what part of the yoke you are having trouble with :/
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008 08:23:34 PM »

I think I know what you mean, so let me try to help.....I usually handle two opposite facing curves by lining them up in the middle, then I sew from the middle to the end -- maneuvering the curves to fit -- then turn the piece around and sew from the middle to the other end.  This helps eliminate puckers because i'm not pulling the fabric, just shifting it so the curves fall into place under the needle.  It makes more sense when you see it than when I try to explain.  Also, you will need to clip the curves to make the collar lie flat. 

I hope that makes sense and helps answer your question! 
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008 10:32:41 AM »

There was a good tip here already. But let me tell you, in all seriousness, with no snarkiness.. that going very SLOWLY while sewing is a good tip. I know it sounds kind of.. duh.. but if you rush, then it won't sew right. There are lots and lots of occasions in sewing that the curves are opposite, and it just takes time and finesse to ease that baby in.. Practice makes perfect Smiley
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