Accessories and Final Touches

Materials:

  • Satin remnants
  • Sew on snaps (larger is preferred here)
  • Sew on velcro
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Thread

Choker:

Measure around your neck. This will be your choker length measurement. Our chokers are approximately 7/8” wide.

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Cut a piece of fabric 3” wide by your desired length measurement, plus 2” for overlap.

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Pro-tip: While not *strictly* necessary, interfacing is a great way to keep your choker crisp and neat between wears and all day long at cons! To add interfacing, Cut a strip of interfacing about 7/8″ wide by your neck measurement.

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With wrong sides together, stitch your fabric.

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Trim down your seam allowance, then flip inside out.

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Pro-tip: Stitch one end of your tube closed for an extra-clean finish!

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Press your piece flat (a quilter’s pressing bar is useful here!).

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Finish the edges of your choker, then hand stitch velcro or snaps to the ends.

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Note: There are lots of ways to finish off the free ends of your tubes. You can serge them, turn them over and stitch down, or flip the ends under and hand or machine stitch them closed (demonstrated above)

Attachments:

Time to put it all together! To attach your bows and collar, grab your snaps and hand stitching needles. The collar should attach to the neckline point of the chest armor.

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We use a combination of velcro and snaps on our bows. Our bows are attached at the center with Velcro and snaps on the main bow. We also add snaps to the tails of our chest bows if the top ones don’t provide enough support. 

Credits:

Tutorial text by The Geeky Seamstress. Photos by Koholint and Space Cadet Cosplay.