Adjustable Dog Collar Pattern

"Designing your own collar is easy and fun!"

Here's an adjustable dog collar pattern you can sew for your pet. Find a some fabric, interfacing and the pieces from an old collar. You will make the most stylish and fashionable creations without spending any money. Once you learn how you'll be able to make them in a snap.

Complete the set with a matching leash and poop bag dispenser and you'll turn heads every time you take the dog for a walk.

Adjustable dog collar pattern
Dog collar pattern

Supplies

Note

Make sure that the buckle, D-ring, plastic ring and slider all have the same width.
  • 1 Parachute buckle
  • 1 D ring
  • 1 Triglide slider
  • 1 plastic ring (I don't know if this is the right name but it's used to keep the collar from sliding)
  • Pretty fabric
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Matching thread

Cut Your Dog Collar Pattern

  1. The width of the buckle will give you the collar's width.
  2. Choose one of the following measurements for the length:

    • Small dog: 20"
    • Medium dog: 25"
    • Large dog: 30"
  3. Cut a strip of fusible interfacing using your width and length measurements.
  4. Cut a strip of fabric the same length but 4 times as wide.

How to Make the Dog Collar

Note: the fabric from my collar was hard to photograph. I used a different fabric so you can easily see what you have to do.
  1. Fold the strip of fabric lengthwise in half with the wrong side inside. Press.

    Adjustable dog collar pattern
  2. Unfold. Apply the fusible interfacing on the wrong side of fabric along the center fold.

    Adjustable dog collar pattern
  3. Iron each of the fabric's edges towards the middle and press again. The wrong side of fabric should be inside.

    Adjustable dog collar pattern
  4. Fold in half, leaving the folded edges inside. Press.

    Adjustable dog collar pattern
  5. We are going to finish the small edges first. Unfold the ends of your strip and fold them so that you are seeing the inside of the collar. Sew them together. I made the inside lighter in the picture so you can see the difference.

    Adjustable dog collar pattern
  6. Clip the corners and turn.

    Adjustable dog collar pattern
  7. Sew all around the fabric's edge. Start with the open long edge.

    Adjustable dog collar pattern

Assemble

  1. Insert the tip of the collar around the slider and sew. Use the machine's zipper foot to make it easier. The wrong side of your collar should be outside (the wrong side of my collar is the orange one and the right side is the yellow one).

    Adjustable dog collar pattern
  2. Insert the plastic ring.

    Adjustable dog collar pattern
  3. Insert the other end of the collar in the buckle piece that has the three teeth.

    Adjustable dog collar pattern

    It should go through the slit that's closer to the teeth first and come out on the other one.

    Adjustable dog collar pattern
  4. Put the collar through the plastic ring again and then insert it in the slider

    Adjustable dog collar pattern
  5. Then comes the D ring and the other buckle piece.

    Adjustable dog collar pattern
  6. Go around the buckle piece and bring a piece of the collar under the D-ring. Sew to hold it in place.

    Adjustable dog collar pattern

Ta da! Call your dog and try it on. If you liked this project, make a matching leash and poop bag dispenser.

Adjustable dog collar pattern
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