Today I thought I would show you how I make a fabric dog collars. After much experimentation, I have come up with my own technique to do this.

The fabric collar is different from the way I make the Harris Tweed Collars, which is different from the way I make the ribbon collars etc.

The fabric collar starts off with the following:

  • Fabric
  • Matching Thread
  • Interfacing
  • Webbing (20mm)
  • Slide Release Clip
  • Welded D-ring
  • Tri-glide adjuster
  • Sewing machine (I have a Pfaff Expression 3.5 and an old Frisster and Rossmann)

Then the fun begins!

Step 1: The interfacing (which is iron-on) is attached to the back of the fabric.

Step 2: Take the fabric and sew the webbing to the edge of the fabric and then fold to enclose it. This is the base of your collar.

Step 3: Take the tri-glide and sew that to the collar by folding over the fabric

Step 4: Add one half of the slide release buckle and pass the free end of the collar through the tri-glide.

Step 5: The end of the collar that has nothing added to it, slide over the welded D-ring and then the leftover half of the side release buckle and fold over to about an inch.

Step 6: Sew along the collar width as close to the side release buckle with a zig-zag stitch

Step 7: Move the D-ring up next to the zig-zag stitch and sew a box x stitch close to the D-ring ensure there isn’t any excess fabric. (The image is a little difficult to see because the thread matches the fabric!)

That’s it, a finished collar!

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