How To Sew A Dog Collar

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We have another fun sewing project for all you dog lovers out there! Today, I’m going to show you How To Sew A Dog Collar! Don’t be fooled, this is a very sturdy collar and is reinforced with webbing to hold up against the toughest pups. I don’t know about you, but my dogs can go through collars so quickly. I like this design because it is more like a collar you would buy in-store. It uses a d-ring and a parachute clip so you can easily take it on and off your pooch. This is a simple sewing project and would be great for anyone starting out on their sewing journey. This little collar would make a fun stocking stuffer gift around the holidays as well, so make a few of these to give to your fellow dog loving friends. You can make this little collar for about the price of the buckles, so if you can find them on sale you can make this for almost nothing. I really like the kit I found below, as it takes the guesswork out of finding all the pieces you need. Pick out some fun fabric and get to sewing!

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As far as other supplies go, you need the buckle and d-ring like I mentioned above. You’ll need some webbing to reinforce you collar. You’ll need some fun fabric, about 1/4 yard or so. Other than that, you’ll just need some fabric scissors or a rotary cutter, mat, & ruler, some pins, thread, and something to measure with. Once you have gathered up your supplies we can start making this cute collar!

How To Sew A Dog Collar

What You’ll Need:

How To Sew A Dog Collar

Instructions for Measuring and Cutting The Fabric:

The first step in this how to sew a dog collar tutorial is to measure your dog’s current collar or measure around your dog’s neck, putting two fingers under the tape measure. Add 12” to either measurement. This is your final measurement. Cut a length of fabric that is 3 ½” wide and as long as your final measurement. Cut a length of the webbing the same length as the final measurement.

Instructions for Fabric Part of the Collar:

Next, take the fabric piece you cut and with wrong sides together and press it over 1/2” on both sides with a warm iron. This will be for the fabric piece of the dog collar. Press the short ends over ¼” and press with the warm iron.

Now fold the piece in half lengthwise, with wrong sides together and pressed long edges touching. Press with a warm iron. 

Next on this how to sew a dog collar tutorial we will reinforce our collar with webbing. Insert the webbing so it is enclosed in the folded piece of fabric. 

Now head over to your sewing machine and using a 1/4 “seam allowance, sew a straight stitch around all 4 sides of the collar.

Instructions for Attaching the Buckle:

Now on this how to sew a dog collar tutorial, we will work on attaching the buckle. Weave one end of your strip through the tri-glide clip so the clip is about 1 ½” down from the end and fold the end over the clip and using a 1/4 “seam allowance, sew the open end closed. Reinforce with 2-3 passes with the machine. We are about halfway through this how to sew a dog collar tutorial!

Slide the other end of your strip through the “male” piece of the parachute clip so the clip is about 8” down from the end and then slide the fabric end of the collar through the tri-glade clip, by going up through the bottom, over and down through the other end.

Slide the D-ring about 6” down the opposite (open) fabric end through and then weave the end of the fabric through the “female” piece of the parachute clip and fold the end over the clip, leaving about a 1-1 ½” “tail”. 

Using a 1/4 “seam allowance, sew a straight stitch as close to the clip as possible. Reinforce with 2-3 passes with the machine. 

Slide the D-ring until it butts up against the sewn edge of the parachute clip. Now, using a 1/4 “seam allowance, sew a straight stitch to close the opening next to the D-ring. Reinforce with 2-3 passes with the machine. This will keep the D-ring in place.

And that’s it! Now you know how to sew a dog collar! You can put the collar on your dog and adjust as needed, remembering to leave enough room to fit 2 fingers under the collar. Add your dog’s tags and enjoy!

DIY Dog Collar

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How To Sew A Dog Collar

Dog Collar Create Card

Sew your own cute and sturdy collar for your favorite pup with this simple sewing tutorial. I think this turned out so nice. Pick out some fun fabric and make yours!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3.00

Instructions

  1. Measure your dog’s current collar or measure around your dog’s neck, putting two fingers under the tape measure. Add 12” to either measurement. This is your final measurement.
  2. Cut a length of fabric that is 3 ½” wide and as long as your final measurement. Cut a length of the webbing the same length as the final measurement.
  3. Take the fabric piece you cut and with wrong sides together and press it over 1/2” on both side with a warm iron. Next, press the short ends over ¼” and press with the warm iron.
  4. Now fold the piece in half lengthwise, with wrong sides together and pressed long edges touching. Press with a warm iron. 
  5.  Insert the webbing so it is enclosed in the folded piece of fabric. 
  6. Using a 1/4 “seam allowance, sew a straight stitch around all 4 sides of the collar.
  7. Weave one end of your strip through the tri-glide clip so the clip is about 1 ½” down from the end and fold the end over the clip and using a 1/4 “seam allowance, sew the open end closed. Reinforce with 2-3 passes with the machine. 
  8. Slide the other end of your strip through the “male” piece of the parachute clip so the clip is about 8” down from the end and then slide the fabric end of the collar though the tri-glade clip, by going up through the bottom, over and down through the other end.
  9. Slide the D ring about 6” down the opposite (open) fabric end through and then weave the end of the fabric through the “female” piece of the parachute clip and fold the end over the clip, leaving about a 1-1 ½” “tail”. 
  10. Using a 1/4 “seam allowance, sew a straight stitch as close to the clip as possible. Reinforce with 2-3 passes with the machine. 
  11. Slide the D ring until it butts up against the sewn edge of the parachute clip. Now, using a 1/4 “seam allowance, sew a straight stitch to close the opening next to the D ring. Reinforce with 2-3 passes with the machine.
  12. Add your dog’s tags and enjoy!

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