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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2010 11:39:54 PM »

I made a few close-ups to show you how I've added the felt and I sewed a little piece to make things more clear. If anyone has questions please ask.

I didn't bother to make the back look nice. Just sew the fabric on without a hem and make sure you have some extra fabric left on both ends:



Then fold over the ends and sew to make a nice finished look:





And then sew the felt on the back, make sure you follow the stitch you already made. Leave some room on both ends free from felt.



Now you're ready to add the clip and D-ring. Make sure it's a closed D-ring one because even small dogs can tear open the ones with an opening (as I've learned from experience).

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Sew the first one on using that special foot  zipper foot that allows you to get closer to the clip.



 Then add the D-ring before you sew on the second part of the clip (I tend to forget that and there's nooooo way you can slip the D-ring over the clip so that means tearing the stitching and start again).




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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2010 04:33:20 AM »

what kind of fabric did you use for the outer shell?

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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2010 05:31:23 AM »

It's a 100% cotton from the collection California Dreaming. Rather thin or very smooth fabrics are hard to use for this.
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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2010 05:53:03 AM »

Cute!  I don't have a dog, but I like dog collar bracelets, so maybe I'll make a couple of those with extra scraps from my fabric stash!  Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2010 11:32:20 PM »

Oh' yay! I have 4 big doggies who are my pseudo-children so they get new collars quite often. But I have such a hard time finding ones I like for my boys  Tongue Ha! Now I can make my own  Grin Thanks so much!

Yours are beautiful btw
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2010 12:23:59 AM »

 Shocked those are awesome!
i wish i could make prettys like those collars for my pup, but shes really athletic and gets herself into everything! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2010 07:11:54 AM »

I made two more. 





I also discoverd that it's possible to sew the fabric and felt on at the same time. It's not too difficult if you are a bit experienced at sewing:

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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2010 08:21:37 AM »

Beautiful!! I would love to make a set for my puppy.. though I'm afraid she's got a special skill for seeing out the muddiest puddles possible, so it's be rather wasted on her! Embarrassed
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2010 09:28:10 AM »

But these are perfect for messy puppies; you can wash them in the machine (put them in a fabric bag or pillow case, easy tumbling) or by hand.

I also made this one today:

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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2010 05:00:50 AM »

I wanted to try patchwork but something quick and simple to start with. I think this collar turned out just lovely. I'm not ready for a patchwork blanket yet though.





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