Halloween Collar and Felted Pumpkin Flare
A quick thing I love to make are dog collars for Itty Bitty, my Boston Terrier. From Wonder Woman to donuts, she is always a stylish pupper. When it comes to the holidays, I always make her a round of fresh collar flare. Since I don’t dress up for Halloween, Itty Bitty represents my holiday spirit. The best thing about making collars is that they take next to no fabric so they can be a great scrap buster - that is, if you have the willpower to resist buying fun new fabric!
To make the collar, I first measure her neck and cut my fabric and webbing to size. I wrap the fabric around the webbing (no need to interface because the webbing is already so sturdy) and stitch the fabric down. For this step, I always like to pick a fun, contrasting thread. I do a few extra rows of stitching near the buckles for reinforcement. It’s important not to forget the D ring because that’s where you will clip your leash to!
This time, I decided to add a pumpkin charm that I needlefelted out of Felted Sky Felter’s Fleece and Felter’s Palette that we just started carrying. Next up for Itty Bitty is a stylish velvet collar for Christmas!