Dog Collar and Leash

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Treat your pet to a new collar & leash and make it extra special by making it yourself! Select fun craft cotton or fashion prints to make your pawsome friend the stylish envy of the dog park.




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Dog Collar


What you need:

  • 4“ (10 cm) of Craft Cotton or Non-Stretch Fashion Fabric.
  • 10“ (25.5 cm) Medium Weight Fusible Woven Interfacing
  • 19.75” x 1” (50cm x 2.5cm) Webbing
  • NOTE: Our instructions are for a Medium 11-25 lbs (5-11 kg) Average neck size: 15” (38cm). Webbing sizes will vary. See size guide below.
  • Thread (To match or contrast)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Ruler
  • Rotary Blade or Scissors
  • 1” (25mm) Tri-Glide / Slide Buckle
  • 1” (25mm) Parachute Clip
  • 1” (25mm) D Ring
  • Lighter to burn edge of Webbing
  • Large Craft & Sewing Clips

Tips before you start

  • Press using a pressing cloth to prevent damaging your fabric. Test your iron settings on a scrap piece of fabric before you start your project.
  • Use a scrap piece of fabric to practice with on your sewing machine. Adjust the tension and thread length to what works best with your fabric. Try lowering the thread tension or a different needle if your fabric is puckering or stitches are skipping.

Fabric Recommendations

Pick out your favourite Fabricland craft cotton or fashion fabric.

Avoid fabrics with stretch, as the fabric could stretch out of shape, thus rendering the collar useless. Also, avoid any buttons or small appliqués such as beads or decorative grommets that can come off, and the dog could swallow.



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Step 1 : Cut your webbing length to 19.75” (50cm).

Use a lighter to burn the ends of the webbing, so there is no fraying.

Note: Polyester webbing will melt. Cotton webbing will burn.

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Step 2 : Cut out your fabric and interfacing.

Cut the fabric with a rotary blade or scissors and ruler into a 3.2” x 20.75” (8cm x 53cm) strip.

Cut a strip of medium weight fusible woven interfacing into the dimensions of 3.2” x 20.75” (8cm x 53cm)

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Step 3 : Iron

a. Iron the medium weight fusible woven interfacing onto the wrong side of the fabric.

b. Fold the length of one wrong side in by .6” (1.5cm).

c. Press the fold securely.



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Step 4:

Wrap the fabric around the webbing. First fold the flat edge length of the strip around the webbing .6” (1.5cm) on the top.

The folded edge length should sit over it. Let the fold of the edge meet the edge of the webbing.

Hold the fabric in place with the Large Craft Clips.



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Step 5 :

a. There should be .5” (1.3 cm) of fabric sticking out on the end of each length end of the webbing.

b. Fold the fabric in .5” (1.3 cm) toward the webbing and clip in place.

c. Sew .25” (.6 cm) through all layers of the fabric wrapped webbing around the edges. The strap is now created.

d. Weave the tri-glide through strip Side A.

e. Pull the strip Side A though the D ring.

f. Pull the strip Side A through one side of the Parachute Clip.




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Step 6 :

a. Fold over the Parachute Clip 1.6” (4cm) and clip. Straight stitch through all layers and back stitch 3 times across the width closest to the Parachute Clip to create a flap.

b. Place the D ring inside the flap that has just been created beside the Parachute Clip. Sew a rectangle with an X centred inside (continuous stitch through all layers) H .5” W 1” (H 1.3cm W 2.5cm) to secure the D ring.

c. Slide Side B of the strip though the other part of the Parachute Clip.

d. Slide the end of the Side B strip through the inside of the tri-glide in the farthest slit toward the Parachute Clip.

e. Weave it out and through the tri-glide. Fold the edge of Side B 1.5” (4cm). Clip edge to where Side B strap entered the tri-glide. Sew a rectangle with an X inside the middle (continuous stitch through all layers) H .5” W 1” (H 1.3cm W 2.5cm).




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Dog Leash


What you need:

  • 10“ (25.5 cm) of Craft Cotton or Non-Stretch Fashion Fabric.
  • 22” (56cm) of Medium Weight Fusible Woven Interfacing (Average interfacing width is 19.5” (50cm))
  • 81” x 1” (206cm x 2.5cm) of Webbing
  • Thread (To match or contrast)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Ruler
  • Rotary Blade or Scissors
  • Carabiner / Snap Hook 1” x 1 5/8” (25mm x 40mm)
  • Decorative Carabiner
  • Lighter (To burn edge of the webbing)
  • Large Craft & Sewing Clips

Tips before you start

  • Press using a pressing cloth to prevent damaging your fabric. Test your iron settings on a scrap piece of fabric before you start your project.
  • Use a scrap piece of fabric to practice with on your sewing machine. Adjust the tension and thread length to what works best with your fabric. Try lowering the thread tension or a different needle if your fabric is puckering or stitches are skipping.

Fabric Recommendations

Pick out your favourite Fabricland craft cotton or fashion fabric.

Avoid fabrics with stretch, as the fabric could stretch out of shape, thus rendering the leash useless. Also, avoid any buttons or small appliqués such as beads or decorative grommets that can come off, and the dog could swallow.

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Step 1 : Cut your webbing length to 81” (180cm).

Use a lighter to burn the ends of the webbing, so there is no fraying.

Note: Polyester webbing will melt. Cotton webbing will burn.

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Step 2 : Cut out your fabric and interfacing.

Cut 2 strips of the fabric with a rotary blade or scissors and ruler into 3.2” x 41.5” (8cm x 105.5cm) strips. Attach 2 strips together to equal 3.2” x 82” (8cm x 208cm).

Cut 5 strips of medium weight fusible woven interfacing into the dimensions of 3.2” x 50” (8cm x 127cm). Attach the 5 strips together to equal 82” (208cm)

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Step 3 : Iron

a. Iron the medium weight fusible woven interfacing onto the wrong side of the fabric.

b. Fold the length of one wrong side in by .6” (1.5cm).

c. Press the fold securely.



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Step 4:

Wrap the fabric around the webbing.

First fold the flat edge length of the strip around the webbing .6” (1.5cm) on the top. The folded edge length should sit over it. Let the fold of the edge meet the edge of the webbing.

Hold the fabric in place with the Large Craft Clips.



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Step 5 :

a. There should be .5” (1.3 cm) of fabric sticking out on the end of each length end of the webbing.

b. Fold the fabric in .5” (1.3 cm) toward the webbing and clip in place.

c. Sew .25” (.6 cm) through all layers of the fabric wrapped webbing around the edges. The strap is now created.

d. To make the handle, mark with a clip 11” (28 cm) from the tip of Side A of the strip and fold that end towards the clip. Where the end meets the clip, stitch a rectangle with an X in the middle (continuous stitch through all layers) H .5” W 1” (H 1.3 cm W 2.5 cm) to secure the handle.

e. On Side B of the strip, pull the strip through a carabiner and fold over 1.5” (4cm). Stitch a rectangle with an X in the middle (continuous stitch through all layers) H .5” W 1” (H 1.3 cm W 2.5 cm) to secure.

f. A decorative carabiner is optional to hold a litter bag, and can easily be attached to the handle.


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