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hjcw
« on: August 16, 2010 09:59:55 PM »

I am looking at making a few collars for my friends' dogs, particularly martingale collars for greyhounds, and have a couple of questions:
1- What type of thread is best to use for sewing them, just normal poly-cotton type thread, or something stronger?
2- Where is the best place to source metal hardware from?  I am in New Zealand and can't find ANY anywhere, so have found some on Ebay and asked if it will work to ship to me here!

Thank you Cheesy
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whipandchi
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010 10:04:28 PM »

For large dogs you need to use a heavier synthetic thread - I use thread meant for outdoor fabrics and triple stitch the stress points.

I live in Canada get my hardware from a supplier in the US called cdwplus - her shipping rates are reasonable, sometimes nothing on a small order. Here's the web address -

http://sewing.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=sewing&zu=http://www.cdwplus.com/
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SamanthaM
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011 11:37:19 AM »

I have made a few--agree with the above about the stronger thread--I use a denim or leather needle as well for thicker collars. Have you tried etsy--if you check the supply section, you may find someone selling clasps, hope this helps!
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