Handmade Dog Collars

DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.comDIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com

DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com
DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com

DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Happy weekend, everyone!

(He’s such a cutie, right?)

Today I have another one from the DOG DIY category for you! I really enjoy these doggo DIY projects, but there are only so many things you can make for your pup that you actually need. For us this is mostly leashes, collars and toys. We don’t dress our dog up (if a multitude of different style collars and leashes don’t count…) so I always look for other fun sewing projects that are useful.

We had someone make a costum-made dog collar for Aslan that was super cute. It was quite costly and only took the lady 10 minutes to make on her industrial machine. Unfortunately the collar ended up being a tad too tight after only a few days (!) and I had all these cute ribbons and I’m addicted to sewing… so what can I tell you? Off course I had to copy that thing as best I can and add a few tweaks and end up making four dog collars in a matter of only a few hours. Matching leashes will follow.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com

(Did I mention matching dog tags?)DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.comDIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.comDIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.comDIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.comDIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com

DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com
DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com

DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com

I made this cute leather address tag in a very short time. I followed a tutorial in Burdastyle Magazine, the process is fairly simple. I lined the leather with some flower-print cotton I fused onto it before cutting out.

But back to the dog collars! The unicorn one is my favourite by far!

As you can see in the picture below, these collars are made to slip over your dog’s head and they tighten once you pull the leash. These are no-choke collars, which means even when pulling, the collar has about one inch wearing ease. This is small enough for your dog not to break free when pulling backwards but not too tight to choke him. To not accidentally choke your dog it’s actually better to make a bespoke slip collar yourself than buying one that might be too small (so-called half-choke collars).

For safety these are extra wide (approx. 3.5-4 cm). A dog collar should be wide enough to cover at least the width of two neck vertebrae, which roughly is 3-4 cm for larger dogs.

DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com

DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com
DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com

DIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.comDIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.comDIY Dog Collar by thisblogisnotforyou.com

As some of you requested on Instagram, there will be a tutorial for making these (plus matching fleece-lined leashes) on the blog soon!

So keep your eyes peeled if you have a doggo yourself or want to make pupper Christmas gifts this year!

xx

Charlie


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One thought on “Handmade Dog Collars

  1. So cute, and makes an adorable dog even cuter! I’m intrigued by this design but wonder how well it would work for a dog that tends to slip his collar when jumping around upon meeting a neighborhood friend, or upon seeing a cat or skunk… we’ve been working on this behavior for nearly two years but he can’t quite be trusted yet. Has Aslan slipped it? My dog has a pretty small head for his bulky neck, though, so he may have to just be a harness dog forever!

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