If your dog goes through their collars quickly, you’ll appreciate this tutorial!
Tools and Supplies You Will Need
You will need some sort of webbing. There are many different kinds like cotton or polypropylene and whatever you choose it just fine. You will need a sewing machine ( a given) and scissors. I have two pairs, one for cutting webbing and a trimming scissors, for cutting the loose threads. The hardware required is a D-ring, a slider lock and a plastic snap. You can scavenge them off of an old collar or get them at strapworks.com
STEP 1 – Cutting The Webbing
Jersey’s neck size is 17 inches, so she will need a medium sized collar. From experience, since I am a dog collar maker, cutting a piece of webbing 26 inches long will give you a finished collar that is adjustable from 16 to 20 inches. If you have a larger dog, cut a piece of webbing that is 32 inches. Your finished collar from that piece of webbing will give you a collar that is adjustable from 20 to 24 inches.
STEP 2 – Sewing On The Slide Lock
Thread the webbing through the slide lock, leaving approximately a two inch piece of webbing on the other end of the slide. Sew two seams, up and down, across the webbing. Triple stitch these seams by using the reverse button on your sewing machine and trim the thread ends. The finished seams will look like this;
STEP 3 – Threading The Snap Onto The Webbing Part One
With the fold of the webbing facing OUTWARDS, thread the webbing through the side of the snap that has the single slot. It is important that the curve of the snap is facing downwards, like in the picture.
STEP 4 – Threading The Snap Onto The Webbing Part Two
Now run the webbing through the D-ring. Next, thread the webbing through the first slot and second slots of the other side of the snap. Adjust the webbing so that there is a three inch allowance of webbing to be sewn.
STEP 5 – Sewing The Snap Part One
Take the snap apart and sew a seam as close to the snap as you can. Triple stitch this seam by using your reverse button on the sewing machine.
STEP 6 – Sewing The Snap Part Two
Move the D-ring between the two pieces of webbing , as close to the last seam you have sewn. Sew two seams on the webbing with the snap of the collar facing to the left. This will prevent the D-ring from getting hung up on the sewing machine foot when you are sewing.
The Finished Collar
Check it out, you just made a spanky new dog collar!