How to Make Collar Covers

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Creating a dog collar cover is one way to say thanks to your loyal pooch.
Creating a dog collar cover is one way to say thanks to your loyal pooch. (Image: Jupiterimages/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Dogs give so much to their owners that giving pets treats and special things to wear as you walk them is a way to give back to these kind, special creatures. Creating a collar cover is one way to do this. A collar cover refers to a piece of fabric in a tube formation that slips over your dog's collar. The design is so simple that even someone with next-to-none sewing experience can create a a collar cover for their favorite pooch.

Things You'll Need

  • Fabric
  • Dog collar
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread

Lay a piece of fabric flat in front of you, face up. Lay your dog's collar horizontally along one edge.

Grab the edge of the fabric against the collar and fold the fabric and collar over, as if your goal was to roll the collar in fabric. Pull the edge of fabric down against the other side of fabric so that you've now completely covered the collar and have created a quarter-inch hem to use for stitching.

Slide in a pin between the two pieces of fabric at the right, middle and left so the collar stays completely covered. Trim away all the excess fabric.

Sew small, tight stitches across the edge of fabric and the bottom layer of fabric. Knot your thread when you're done and cut away the extra thread. Turn the tube of fabric right side out so the stitches are hidden and slide it onto your collar.

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