After purchasing your supplies, you will thread your machine with coordinating thread to the webbing and ribbon that you’ve chosen, and cut a piece of webbingthat is six inches longer than your dog’s actual neck measurement. Cut a piece of ribbon that is seven inches longer than the neck measurement. Instructions here are for the simplest type of dog collar – one that is not adjustable. If your dog is fully grown, this collar will last you a very long time. If your dog is a puppy or still growing, make this style first to learn how to make a dog collar (basic style) and later you will be able to understand more complex instructions for adjustable collars Before you begin sewing, you can heat seal the ends of nylon or propylene webbing to keep the ends from fraying. WARNING!! Do not try this with any natural material (cotton or hemp) or you WILL start a fire, and only try this if you feel totally comfortable and are an adult or have an adult present!). This only works with non-natural materials like nylon or polypropylene. To heat seal the end, use a lit candle with an open flame, and bring the cut edge of the webbing close to the flame. It does not actually have to touch the flame to melt the webbing edge and seal it. Once you see the edge of the webbing melt a little, take it away from the heat source and allow a few seconds to cool. Repeat with the other edge of the webbing, if desired. Please do this process only if desired, and understanding that it is done at your own risk. Layering your choice of grosgrain or printed riboons over the webbing so the “right sides” are both facing up, you will see that there is a 1/2″ overlap of the ribbon at each end. Pin these ribbon ends over the edges of the webbing, and then turn the pinned strip right side up on your sewing surface to begin to sew them together. Sew each edge of the ribbon to the webbing, staying close to the edge, but making sure that you sew through both ribbon and webbing. (Figure 1)
How To Make a Martingale Collar for Dogs - Country Brook Design
Hi Tanya- I have been making collars for a few years now and I started out with a Singer. My Mom gave me a Brothers embroidery machine and Iv’e only used it for straight stitching. I do like my Singer better for making collars. I think you should decide on a budget and visit fabric stores and
talk with the employees . All of them use sewing machines. I have learned a lot talking to women in fabric stores! If you have any questions or need help finding supplies, feel free to contact me. I will help you in any way I can. it’s a lot of fun making your own collars and shopping for the fabric. I have two hairless Chinese Crested dogs and a German Shorthair Pointer, and I make collars and bandanas to match. i HAVE THE BEST DRESSED DOGS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!
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Beginner level sewing project making an adjustable buckle dog collar. Google dog collar hardware to purchase supplies. I'm not comfortable recommending one website over another.
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