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adaerr
« on: September 01, 2013 05:35:49 PM »

I make fabric-wrapped martingale collars for dogs. Overall, they're very durable under normal circumstances. But for a dog that pulls a lot (like my own), I'm noticing wear coming on pretty quickly in one area. How can I stop the metal pieces from wearing the cotton fabric down and leaving the webbing exposed? I interface the front piece of fabric with Pellon 809 interfacing. That side doesn't have an issue. But it's already hard to sew all the layers of cotton, interfacing, and polypropylene webbing. When I tried to interface both front and back it was too stiff and even harder to work with. I'm wondering if I should interface that side with a different weight Pellon? Use sliders instead of square metal loops? Any help appreciated.

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lady4feet
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013 12:12:03 PM »

I've only made one collar and it was a long time ago so my advice isn't from experience from that just general sewing experience. I don't see how the interfacing weights would help with the rubbing wear problem. It makes the fabric stiffer but it doesn't make it more durable. You might just need to use a more durable fabric then a cotton. If you want to stick with the cotton though maybe you could use a different fabric for the side that will rub more or you could put a border around the edges.

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