50+ types of COLLARS – choose the best one for you.

Collars started out as something of a dilemma to me as for many others when I started to sew. But they are such an unavoidable design feature that there is a need to know the types of collars  and the way to sew them if you are seriously into sewing.

Basically, there are just 3 types of collars – the stand collar, flat collar and the roll collar. The names are self-explanatory enough

Stand collar fits around the neck. It is basically a band which stands upright on the neck.
Roll collar  is a stand collar which is then folded or rolled over
Flat collar is found flat on the shoulders.

All the others are variations of these basic styles.

different types of collars

  • Shirt Collar with stand

shirt-collar-with-stand

  • Button down collar

A shirt collar with buttonholes and buttons on the points fastening it to the shirt

button-down-collar

  • Straight band collar

This collar consists of  band of fabric encircling the neck

straight-band-collar

  • Shawl collar

A turned down collar with a wide lapel

shawl-collar

  • Mandarin collar / Nehru collar / Mao collar / Cadet Collar

mandarin-collar

  • Polo/ roll/ turtle collar

polo-collar

  • Peter pan collar

peter-pan-collar

  • Shaped shawl collar

shaped-shawl-collar

  • Ring collar

ring-collar

  • Bateau collar

bateau

  • Wing tipped collar / Pointed wing collar

wing-tipped-collar1

  • Rounded wing tipped collar

Instead of the pointed ends this collar has rounded ends

rounded-wing-tipped-collar

  • Butterfly collar

A variation of the wing tipped collar with large lapels ; A style worn by John Travolta in the movie Saturday night fever

butterfly-collar

  • Dog ear Collar

dog-ear-collar

  • Cossack collar

cossack

  • Bishop collar

bishop-collar

  • Tab collar

Tab collar also refers to men’s shirt collars with a tab for fastening the tie knot between the collar button and points of the shirt

tab-collar

  • Button down collar

button-down-collar

  • Revers collar

revers-collar

  • Fish mouth revers

fish-mouth-revers-collar

  • Clover revers

clover-revers-collar

  • L  revers collar

l-revers-collar

  • Tuxedo collar

tuxedo-collar

  • Giraffe collar

giraffe-collar

  • Danton collar

danton-collar

  • Napoleon high coat collar

napolean-high-coat-collar

  • Sailor collar

sailor-front

  • Puritan collar / Pilgrim Collar

puritan-collar

  • Modesty Collar

modesty-collar

  • Round bertha collar

round-bertha

  • Dutch collar

dutch-collar

  • Poerrot collar

poerrot-collar

  • Ruff collar

ruff-collar

  • Frilled Stand collar

ruffle-neck-tie-collar

  • Stand Collar with a knot

stand-collar-with-a-knot

  • Van dyke collar

van-dyke-collar

  • Bertha collar Square

square-bertha

  • Bertha collar Round

round-bertha

  • Falling band collar

falling-band-collar

  • Partlet collar

partlet-collar

  • Cape collar

cape-collar

  • Cascade jabot collar

Jabot is a deocrative piece of fabric attached to the base of the neck by means of a collar

cascade-jabot-collar

  • Bib with frill collar

bib-with-frill

  • Eton collar

eton-collar

  • Ascot collar

ascot-collar

  • Barbett collar

barbett-collar

  • Cowl Collar

cowl-collar

  • Carcaille collar

carcaille-collar

  • Convertible open collar

convertible-open-collar

  • Convertible closed collar

convertible-closed

  • Gorget collar

gorget-collar

  • Pussy Bow collar

bow-tie

  • Turned up collar

turned-up-collar

  • Nehru collar

nehru-collar

  • Fichu collar

fichu-collar

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Comments 6

  1. It’s very useful website…but some of patterns not have sewing steps…if uploaded that the website is more effective for learner’s…

  2. You have uploaded so many things related to patters, designs, etc. but I felt difficulty in searching for step by step sewing guide for those patters, designs. Is it possible that if I want to learn a particular pattern e.g. revers collar, I can learn it through the website. Beside it I liked your work very much as you have described so many things which I didn’t know before.

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      Hi Alka
      Thanks for the comment ; it feels great to know that this site has been of use to you. You didnot find further details for the revers collar because I havenot written it – yet.This site is a work-in-progress and I will do it shortly. Hope you will use the search in the menu for what you want to find
      sarina

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