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If you have been a reader of Close to Home for any period of time, you know our dog Chloe is considered a fourth child. She goes everywhere she possibly can with us. Just this summer we planned our family vacation to Maine with her in mind. Since she was a puppy, there was no question she was my dog. I had wanted a Golden Retriever since I was out of college and finally got my wish 6 years ago. Despite the numerous hairballs around the house, and her passion for other people’s food, I would not trade this dog in for the world. (now my kids I have offered renting them out!)
DIY Pet Projects: Adjustable Collar With Ribbon
Now that the kids are back in school Chloe and I have more free time around the house. When I am not working she is following me around the house. Looking into some super easy DIY Pet Projects, we decided on a a new adjustable dog collar was in the cards.
What you need for this adjustable dog collar:
- Webbing like nylon, cotton or polypropylene
- Cute Grossgrain or embroidered ribbon the same width as webbing.
- Pair of scissors
- 1 D-ring,
- Slide lock and plastic snap
- Sewing machine
- Flexible measuring tape
Step 1: Cutting the Webbing
Chloe’s neck size is 21 inches, so she will need a large sized collar. She will need 32 inches of webbing. It will adjust 20-24 inches
- Medium collar will need 26 inches of webbingand will adjust 16-20 inches
- Large Collar: 32 inches of webbing- will adjust 20 to 24 inches
- XL collar cut 38 inches which will adjust 24-28 inches
Step 2: Adding Ribbon
If using ribbon, first sew this onto your webbing. You can use a hem tape to place it on the webbing before sewing.
Step 3: Sewing on the Slide Lock
Thread the webbing through the slide lock, leaving approximately a two inch piece of webbing to sew together. Sew two seams, up and down, across the webbing. Triple stitch these seams by using the reverse button on your sewing machine.
Step 4: Threading the Snap Onto the Webbing
With the fold of the webbing facing OUTWARDS, thread the webbing through the side of the snap that has the single slot. It is important that the curve of the snap is facing downwards, like in the picture.
Step 5: Threading the Snap Part
Now run the webbing through the D-ring. Next, thread the webbing through the first slot and second slots of the other side of the snap. Adjust the webbing so that there is a Three inch allowance of webbing to be sewn. Move the D-ring between the two pieces of webbing.
Step 6: Sewing the Snap Part One
Take the snap apart and sew a seam as close to the snap as you can. Triple stitch this seam by using your reverse button on the sewing machine.
Step 7: Sewing the Snap Part Two
Move the D-ring close to the last seam you have sewn. Sew the two seams with the snap of the collar facing to the left. This will prevent the D-ring from getting hung up on the sewing machine foot when you are sewing.
Don’t you just love the preppy colors against her Golden fur?
STEP 8 Snack Time
Now it is snack time. We recently discovered True Chews® Dog Treats. Have you seen them? True Chews Dog Treats are made using only natural ingredients. No artificial flavors. No artificial preservatives. No meat by-products. Just 100% natural ingredients with premium cuts of meat always #1 on the list.
Another important factor we look for when buying All Natural Dog treats, is the Made in the USA Stamp on each bag.
The first time I gave Chloe a premium Jerky Piece, she gobbled it up whole. I will be breaking them apart so they last longer in the future.
Check out our video of our day to day activities and how to make her adjustable dog collar.
Make your Life’s Journey with your dog that much more special with 100% Natural Made in the USA True Chews Dog Treats. Treat them well! Be sure to follow Chloe on Instagram too.
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