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Topic: Hand made dog and cat Collars  (Read 5028 times)
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CollarCrazy
« on: August 11, 2006 01:32:43 AM »

Hey everyone! My name is Kristi.
I actually found this site when looking for a pattern for Roman shades.

This place is HUGE! I can't wait to look around more.

I thought I'd share with you my personal addiction, since you have this nifty pet related section.

Myself and a friend of mine make dog and cat collars, everything from leather to nylon, Chihuahua to Great Dane sized.

Even though I've been doing this a few months, I still have a zillion questions about sewing in general. I also like to have little "Focus groups" to run a new idea by lots of people. Think anyone would be interested in giving opinions if we come up with something we need input on?

I didn't see an introduction section, so I guess this is my intro!

Here are a few of our designs:
Cat collars


Ribbon Collar (looks dainty, but this baby is TOUGH!)


Fabric Overlay Collar


Hand Painted Nylon Collar


Our website is www.collarmania.com if anyone is interested in our stuff! We do almost everything custom, and it is all built very strong.

I hope to get to know the members here a bit better, and hopefully expand my sewing knowledge!

-Kristi
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Chubby Pixie
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2006 10:24:09 AM »

I love them!  I have a little bit of a collar addiction myself but your collars put mine to shame.  I just gotta say again... I love them!
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blisstic
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2006 03:22:40 PM »

Wow, that ribbon collar is beautifuL!
Great job ^^
I would definetly (sp?) buy that =D
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Marim
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006 11:01:02 AM »

They look great and professional. 

A quick question:  I was warned off of creating a dog collar for my dog because I was told you need a heavy duty sewing machine to ensure that everything is secure (and the stiches won't pop as your 50lb dog lunges for a squirrel).  What machine do you use or how do you ensure stich security?


Thanks
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CollarCrazy
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2006 11:14:48 AM »

Any machine that can take very heavy thread is fine, you don't necessarily need an industrial machine. I have used both a Pfaff Select model and my Singer Industrial.

The Pfaff I generally use Gutermann extra-strong polyester, and that is plenty strong. I have an American pitbull terrier, so believe me, it's tough! She is the squirrel lunging master!

In my industrial machine I use nylon thread, but a home machine won't take that in the bobbin. (Ok it will, but not very well! You will ruin your machine)

I recently switched to the industrial for everything, as I don't really have room to house three sewing machines. You know, one for small collars, one for medium weight, and one for heavy stuff. I just use the small and the large machine now.

They are quite an investment, however, and a totally different animal compared to a home machine.

I am selling my Pfaff if anyone is interested.
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Marim
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2006 02:56:16 PM »

Thanks so much for the input and good luck with your business!

In your FAQ section you may want to include a description of the heavy machinery used to assure customers that these are strong/safe collars.

Feel free to PM me about being involved in your focus group.  I'd be happy to offer input as a dog owner.
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2006 08:37:27 PM »

awesome job and taste!  I would love to be in the focus group for cat collars.  Feel free to PM me!  Good luck with these!
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2006 03:20:14 PM »

Those are gorgeous! I scanned your whole site and those leather collars are amazing! They look so professional, better than the ones in the store. My little Chihuahua fell in love with the Viva Las Vegas one. I would love to order one if I wasn't so broke. Maybe I can get a ribbon one once payday roles around. Wink

I too would be happy to give any input. Great website by the way. Very neat and organized.
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2006 05:31:37 PM »

Excellent!  I love them all.  I might even would wear the Ribbon Collar myself!
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2006 06:07:50 PM »

those look nice! my stitching always gets way sloppy when im trying to stitch up the part that holds the d ring in place
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