Faux Fur Peter Pan Collar Tutorial (with free pattern!)


Inspired by vintage accessories, we came up with this cute Peter Pan collar. The pom poms are a favorite around here and add a fun touch. Not only is this a cute project, but it comes together quickly. You can easily use leftover fabric from the faux fur coat collar, as we did. In that tutorial, we drafted a custom collar to match a coat. In this one, we’re giving you a free pattern, making it a much faster project.

Because this collar is tied on over a blouse, sweater, or jacket, it’s quite adjustable and would make an adorable gift.

Download the pattern here or click the link at the bottom of this post.

Items Needed:

  • 1/4 yard faux fur
  • 1/4 yard lining
  • 2 20” lengths of velvet rope, ribbon, braid, piping, cord, etc.
  • needle
  • thread
  • tailor’s chalk or fabric marker

Cut circles.
  1. Trace the circle pattern using tailor’s chalk or a fabric marker. Cut two circles. Because the pieces don’t have seam allowance, snip only the fabric backing. Take care not to cut the fur.

Sew gathering stitches.
  1. Hand baste along the circumference with 1/4” gathering stitch on wrong side and only nipping the backing fabric. Leave long thread tails.

Place rope inside.
  1. Knot the end of your two ropes and place knot inside the pom pom. Slowly pull the basting thread until it gathers around the rope. The knot should be inside the pom pom.

Secure rope and pom pom.
  1. Stitch through the base of the rope and knot the thread. The pom pom should be securely on the rope now.

Cut collar and lining.
  1. Cut one collar on fold each of lining and fur. Take care that the nap of the fur is correct. The fur should lie in the direction of the outside edge of the collar.

Baste ties in place.
  1. Pin each of the ropes at the large circles on the collar, making sure that the length of the rope is on top of the collar. Baste into place.

Sew collar and lining.
  1. Pin collar and lining with right sides together. Change your stitch length to 3 and sew lining to fur. Leave a 3” opening at the upper collar back. Trim the seams to 1/4” excluding opening.

Turn and finish opening.
  1. Turn to right side. Tease any fur out of seams with a toothbrush or your fingers. Pin and then hand stitch the opening closed.

Now you have a fun new accessory for winter!

Download the Faux Fur Collar pattern!

Caitlin Clark   —  

Caitlin is the Colette Patterns design assistant. You can follow Caitlin at her blog, the story girl.

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Comments 46

NancyDaQ sewwest.blogspot.com

Cute! And I happen to have some faux fur remnants I didn’t know how to use. Nice tutorial.

Sarai colettepatterns.com

Good faux fur can get so expensive, so it’s nice to have little projects like this for remnants.

Mary Beth @ **updated**✄ Fabric U ✄ iPhone app tinyurl.com

This is so cute..and ocelet prints are all the rage. Paired with the fuschia sweater and it’s downright adorable!

Susan unebricoleuse.blogspot.com

So cute. Really wonderful. Thanks so much.

Baohee cum-amor.blogspot.com

That’s a really cute tutorial!


it started snowing today in London, so this is perfect timing. plus i think i will be having a snow day tomorrow so i will get a chance to sew it too!

Brie at PutOnYourApron putonyourapron.blogspot.com

Okay, I have to say that this tutorial is one of the only things that is making the coming winter seem not-so-bad! :-)

Sarai colettepatterns.com

Ha, yes. Winter has already arrived here in Oregon, unfortunately.

Eileen eileensbasement.wordpress.com

Very cute. Could you please tell where you got such cute faux fur? Thanks!

Sarai colettepatterns.com

I wish I could give you a good online source! I bought this fabric at our local emporium, Mill End here in Portland. It seems like a tough thing to buy online, since it helps so much to feel it!

Casey elegantmusings.com

Oh my gosh–I LOVE the little fur pom-poms for the tie! So adorable! I second Eileen’s question: do you have some good sources for faux fur? The pickings in my town are quite sparse and pathetic at best… ;)

Sarai colettepatterns.com

Ha, it’s so funny we posted these furry collars all at the same time, but I guess it’s that time of year!

Caitlin and I got a little loopy constructing the pom poms and started making little tribble-like creatures from them. They would make awesome cat toys!

I do wish I knew some good sources for faux fur online! Alas, I always buy it locally.

Casey elegantmusings.com

I love the idea of making the pom poms into cat toys! hehe. I might actually have to keep that in mind. ;) Plus I’ve seen some wacky 50s-era pins and sweater guards sporting mink pom poms, so this has lots of uses!

Thanks for getting back to my about the faux fur. Hopefully if I get a chance to go back north I can pick some up at one of the independent fabric shops. ;)

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Sophi stvicious.co.uk

this is beautiful, I’m definately going to give it a go! thank you

quietandsmalladventures quietandsmalladventures.blogspot.com

lovely tutorial, i used it and linked to y’all here


i like it ! thank you

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i just made this in little person size (3 yr old girl to be precise) by shrinking it and it’s so cute – and surprisingly easy to make! i wasn’t sure what the seam allowance should be so i sewed at 3/8″ (which is good for this extra tiny size i think). now i just hope it fits and the recipient likes it. :)

SYLE syleetcie.canalblog.com

I’ll try ….Wonderfull

Anisbee anisbee.canalblog.com

Merci pour le patron du col claudine, j’adore, j’en ai fait 4!
Thanks for the peter pan collar, i love, I’ve made 4!

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Do you have a template for the actually collar part? I know that if I do it, it’ll be all horribly uneven!

Caitlin thestorygirl.kendale-drive.net

Hi Mollie, There’s a link to download the template on the blog post, or you can download the template at this address: https://www.colettepatterns.com/files/free-patterns/colette-patterns-0002-collar.pdf

Karla thesweetestoneoverthemoon.com

OMG this is the cutest tutorial! thank you so much for sharing

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I have been checking out a Peter pan collar pattern for adding to dresses, that could be adjustable. Do you think I could make this in a crisp white cotton? I like the Peter Pan collars on the range of Orla Kiely dresses in white. Is there another way of attaching it to the garment, better than a safety pin?


This is so lovely! I didn’t see the seam allowance on the pattern or in the tutorial. Are they included, should I add them? Thanks for the tutorial.

Debra Cooper

Thank you so much, so easy and cute!

micharler bcj

thank you for this tutorial. W here is the pattern?


Thanks for your tutorial and pattern. I’ve done it for a coat and it’s so nice :-)
Merci beaucoup

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This is a nice easy pattern to make – I’ve completed it in just 30mins! Thank you for sharing


cute, and thanks for the pattern and the tute, i think i will give it one day a try.
really cute and adorable, i think my cats love it too.LOL

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