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« on: December 11, 2010 10:27:41 AM »

HI everyone I adopted a 10 year old Himalayan cat yesterday and I got my first sewing machine last month!!  I was wanting to make him a collar since the ones for cats at the petstrores are too small and the dog ones don't look comphy.

I wanted to make a simple collar for him as he will not be growing anymore Smiley

What kind of fabric is suggested to make them with?

Thanks and here are some pics of my boy!!

Mr. Miyagi

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010 10:49:51 AM »

What a handsome boy! Congratulations on your new addition.
As far as cat collars go, they don't have to be strong so you could even use some pretty ribbon that you like.  My cat doesn't exactly like collars, so lightweight and unobtrusive is probably best. 
I don't want to sound preachy, but it is important that cat collars have a break-away feature.  Since they are so curious they might explore in tight spaces and get hung up on things.  With a break-away feature they won't get hurt.  You could use strong-ish velcro, or maybe buy a collar from the pet store with a break-away clasp and attach it to your own collar. 
The possibilities are endless, he'll look even more fancy with his custom collar you make him! Have fun!
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010 10:55:40 AM »

Thank YOU!!!!  I feel so lucky to have him.  He has been through hell and back so he's happyto be in his ow hime and not neglected!!

Good Idea on the clasp!!  I was looking at some at the pet store and there was elastic attached to one end so it would streach if they did get caught.  I really like the ribbon idea.  I was thinking taking the ribbon and sewing the elastic on each end so it goes over his head and there is no buckle to get caught in his fur (theres a lot).

Easy on easy off over his head
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010 01:11:38 PM »

He is so gorgeous! Pretty blue eyes. I hope he enjoys his new home Smiley

I agree, I think lightweight is the best way to go with such a floofy kitty. Something easy to sew (so no knits Cheesy ) so maybe a pretty patterned cotton with a strip of interfacing in between?

Have fun with your new machine!
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010 02:54:08 PM »

thank you!!  He is acting like he has been her forever!!  He's such a good guy for all he has been through.

Thanks for the tips Im gonna go to joanns see what I can find for him.  Not like you can see it through all his fluffyness lol.

He's not so fluffy right now since he got a bath but he'll be back to normal soon
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011 12:17:04 PM »

What a cutie! I second (third?) the need for a breakaway clasp, it is amazing what kitties can get up to (and into, and stuck on!)

You are going to have a blast crafting for this handsome fellow--cat beds, climbing posts, toys! I love the small scale of pet toys, they are like instant gratification projects!
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2011 07:05:15 AM »

You've got really good advice, I just wanted to say he's gorgeous! My cat refuses to wear a collar.. every time I put one on him it disappears 5 minutes later (& I mean, really disappears, even after combing the house for it!).
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2012 11:52:22 PM »

wow, so cute, but I don't agree cat should wear a collar
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