Friday, July 27, 2012

DIY Dog Collar Tutorial

 For the past while, I have been wanting to replace my dogs collar. It is OLD, dirty, and just not cute anymore. I went to a nice shop downtown last week to find one, and the prices for a collar for a dog my size STARTED at around $45! (She's a lab, around 90 pounds.) Unreal.

I looked at my dogs current collar, and took note of the pieces on it. Today, I went to Fabricland to get my materials. Here's what you need to make a dog collar:
  • Nylon webbing (my Fabricland had only two choices - black or white)
  • Ribbon to decorate the webbing (I got some from an estate sale, but Michael's has a great selection)
  • 1 D Ring
  • 1 Buckle
  • 1 Slider
 First, you need to figure out the length. I measured around my dogs neck, then went about 5 inches longer than that.

Next, you'll need to pin your ribbon to your nylon webbing.
 After that, sew the two pieces together!
 Now you need to add your hardware. This part is incredibly hard to explain in words. I would really say the best technique would be to look at your current dog collar, and just replicate what you see. That's what I did, and it worked. I tried to take a picture of putting on the D ring and buckle, but seriously, it's just hard to explain in pictures or words. Just take a look at a collar and it should make sense!

Once you've sewn the hardware in, you're finished! All you have to do now is find a cute dog to give it to. I swear my dog was purposely making it hard to get a picture. Her hair usually covers up a lot of her collar, so I had to catch her when she was sitting in a way that it could be seen.

This project was incredibly fast - under an hour.

5 comments:

  1. how simply and good looking collar...really amazing..

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  2. Thank you for your wonderful topics :)

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  3. Great looking collar (and your Lab is great looking, too)! I'm going to try this. Our Michael's does not carry ribbon, but Jo Ann Fabrics and Hobby Lobby do, so I'll head there. Thank you!

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