4 Ways To Stretch Out Shirt Collars

August 17, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More

Ever have a shirt or blouse that is too tight in the collar, but fits great about everywhere else?

Check this out:

How do I stretch a blouse that is tight around the neck but fits perfectly well otherwise

– Rose

How To Stretch Out Your Shirt Collar

heya rose,

good to hear from you and thanks for sending in your question!

 

i will not profess to be an expert in stretching clothing, but some ideas come to mind:

  1. wet the entire collar line of the blouse, then once it’s soaked, gently stretch out the collar and let it air dry
  2. do #1, but use something like a waistband extender or waistband stretcher (if you can find one to fit)
  3. do #1, but use a collar stretcher or hat stretcher
  4. depending on the collar of your blouse (if it has a button), maybe a collar extender would work??

whatdayathink? do you think any of those above suggestions would work for you?

Clothes Stretching Products

Waistband Stretcher – Available pretty much everywhere. Just Google “waistband stretcher” and you’ll be good to go.

waistband-stretcher

Collar Stretcher – Available on ShoeandFootCare.com. You can also purchase a Hat Stretcher there too!

collar-stretcher

Collar Extender – Available everywhere, just Google it or look for it on Amazon.

collar-extender

Do You Have Any Other Suggestions?

If so, tell me about them in the comment section below.


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  1. Brett Vaughan

    says:

    This is going to sound archaic, but I have been buying clothes one size too large and taking them to the tailor, who I’m sure is glad to have my business all these years, but I think I’m going to check out these gadgets. It’s going to save a lot of trouble for sure. I never would have thought of doing this.

    • Tug says:

      heya brett — yeah, pretty interesting.

      i wouldn’t have naturally thought about it either, but once this reader emailed me the how to stretch out a collar question, i remembered running across those waistband stretchers a while back. then, i did a little research and ran across the few collar stretching ideas i posted above.

      my neck is a bit on the thinner side, so i don’t usually have problems with the neck being too tight. my big problem is the long sleeves on stock long-sleeve shirts always being too long for my arm length.

      i just might have to take some of my shirts to a tailor or dry cleaner and have the sleeves shortened some.

      let me know how it goes with your collar stretching!

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