Sewing A Stylish Leather Collar For Your Four Legged Best Friend

dog with leather collar and bone charm

We all love to wear nice and pretty things and we like to feel comfortable while doing so. If you can manage to demonstrate your originality and creativity while doing that, then you really hit the jackpot.

Having said that, it’s perfectly natural to feel happy when your friend achieves that. In fact, helping them to do so is somewhat expected from a true friend.

And is there a greater friend than our wonderful doggies?

So let’s help our puppets to look nice and feel comfortable by creating an ideal collar for them!

Sure you can buy one but that’s no fun. It’s better to make it with love than just purchase it like a boring bureaucrat would.

Anyways, it’s time to get down to business and fashion a unique accessory that will make your four legged pal look even prettier than before. Oh right, we’ll be making it from leather, because everyone loves leather!

The Essentials

Obviously, we should first point out what exactly should you get before starting this project.

  • A sewing machine capable of working with leather would make things much easier in this case. You can also do the sewing part by hand with a needle and a thread but if you wish to create similar things again in the future, investing a bit of money in buying an adequate machine would be a smart decision. Not to mention the fact that they come pretty cheap nowadays so you don’t have to worry about maxing out your credit card limit.
  • Next thing you’ll need is leather, of course. You can get some remnants or strips online for a few bucks, but you can also recycle something you don’t use anymore like an old skirt or a bag.
  • Get yourself some D rings and buckles as well. Once again, you can recycle some unused stuff you have laying around and maybe take these off your old belt.
  • A hole puncher for leather.

The Creation

It’s time to start the party, so let’s begin the creation process.

Measure your dog’s neck and cut out strips of leather in that size. Make them a bit longer so that you have enough material for attaching the findings. You should make on strip longer than the other because you’ll need to put a buckle on that way.

Punch out a hole for the buckle and stitch one row of stitches to keep the strips in place. After that, place the lever of the buckle in the hole and fold the longer strip of leather around the buckle. Now stitch it in.

Add the D ring and stitch it in as well as the leather strips together all the way around. Punch out some holes in the size of your dog’s neck. And lastly, make a little cylindrical form and slide It onto the collar. This is for holding the collar tail in place instead of it flapping around while your good boy runs around

There it is, done! Your furry best friend will surely appreciate your gift and carry it around proudly.

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