I used to make the dogs collars like the ones in this picture below. In this picture they are wearing their Valentine collars.
Now I make the collars like this. Kasha, our white border collie is no longer with us but we have Bunny now (on left) who is our rescue dog from Texas. She’s a love.
Anyway, I’m going to show how to make these incredibly easy dog collars. the trick for making these super special is to get really bright and funky fabric to make them out of.
1. Select Fabric. This meets the requirements for bright. Yes?
2. I used a rotary cutter to cut a piece of fabric 8 inches by whatever the width of the fabric is, usually 45 inches.
3. Fold both sides into the middle.
4. Now fold them over one more time.
5. Sew a stitch on the edge of the fabric to close it.
6. Measure your dog’s neck by putting the collar around his/her neck and hold in the right place. I make mine rather loose because the only way to take the collar off will be to slip it over the dog’s head.
Make sure you can slip it over his head. I hold it and go right to the sewing machine but you can pin it if you like.
7. Now stitch it closed in the place where you measured it. I like to turn under the raw edge before sewing it. Clip your threads off.
Put over your dog’s head. I leave on their regular collars underneath for walking them, tying them out, etc. Sometimes the regular collar shows but that’s okay, too.
This is just a decorative, wide collar that can be changed with the seasons or holidays.
It’s so easy to make.Another picture of Bunny with her new collar. Isn’t she cute?
Hope you were able to understand these directions. If not, you can email me and I'll try to help you.
To make these collars, you basically take a piece of fabric, roll it up, stitch it down, and then measure the dog’s neck and sew it closed. DONE!!
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