Friday, January 18, 2008

Decorative Dog Collar

This is a quick 15 minute project that I whipped up tonight.
I had lunch at my sisters house today and her Spoodle (cross between and Spaniel and a Poodle) has just been clipped. The dog groomer clipped her in a traditional poodle manner and she looks really funny now.
So, with a bit of inspiration and to go with the new hairdo, I thought I'd make her a decorative necklace / collar. This one is definitely just for decoration - the snaps won't hold a leash.
This is not an original idea - I saw a similar project on Martha Stewart.

Step 1 - Measure the dogs neck circumference and create a tube by cutting rectangle piece to correct length and sewing right sides together.

Step 2 - Thread a piece of ribbon down the middle and tack to the inside of one end.

Step 3 - Pull the ribbon to scrunch the fabric to turn inside out.

Step 4 - Halfway inside out.

Step 5 - Once fully inside out - turn ends in and sew seams to make flat.

Step 6 - Add snaps at either end.

Step 7 - I used fabric glue to glue the sequins onto the collar before sewing.

Step 8 - I sewed the sequins onto the collar using a small bead in the centre of each one.

Step 9 - Finished! This is a terrible photo but my dog Albert was not a very willing model!


Chalk and Cheese said...

How cute! It's great making stuff for dogs. It's even better when they don't rip what you have made to shreds!! Welcome to craft blogging land!

CurlyPops said...

Thanks so much!!! You are my first commenter. I have a very big smile on my face now.

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