If you’re looking to add a bit of luxury to your dog’s life, a rolled leather dog collar is the perfect option! Not only are these collars stylish, but they also provide your pet with protection from scratches and bites. Follow these simple steps to make one yourself!
What Material You’ll Need for Rolled Leather Dog Collar
1-Rolled leather dog collar
2-Pins or a sewing machine
Prepping Your Leather
To make a rolled leather dog collar, you’ll need the following supplies:
1-Leather material – at least 1 inch wide and ½ inch thick
2-Rolling tool – like a dowel or belt sander
3-Safety goggles or face shield
5-Laminate adhesive (optional)
Cut the leather material to the desired length. Measure from one end of the material to the other, and ensure enough allowance for sewing.
Sand the edges of the leather material to remove any rough spots.
Mark where you want to place the rolled leather dog collar on your dog’s neck. Use a rolling tool to roll the leather around your dog’s neck in a circular motion. Be careful not to apply too much pressure; you just want to create a smooth surface.
Use safety goggles or face shields and work gloves to protect your hands while sewing the rolled leather dog collar onto your dog’s neck. Make sure you pull through all the layers of fabric so it is securely attached. If you’re using laminate adhesive.
Cutting the Leather
Mark the circumference of your dog’s neck using a piece of string or a paper clip. Cut a circle out of the leather equal in circumference to the mark you made.
Flip the leather over so the cut edge is facing down, and use a sharp knife to carefully trim away any extra material. Be sure not to cut into the skin!
Position the collar around your dog’s neck, thread the end through one hole on the back of the collar, then pull tight to secure. Make sure the other hole on the back of the collar is lined up with the one you just threaded, then repeat for the other side.
How to Make a Rolled Leather Dog Collar?
Looking for a unique and stylish way to dress up your dog? If so, a rolled leather dog collar might be the perfect solution! Rolling the leather produces a more durable and attractive collar, and it can be personalized to suit your dog’s unique personality.
Here are four easy steps to making your own rolled leather dog collar:
1. Begin by cutting a strip of leather about 2 inches wide by 12 inches long.
2. Fold the strip in half, forming a loop.
3. Make two or three additional loops, depending on your dog’s neck size.
4. Secure the loops around your dog’s neck with strong thread or rope.
Your rolled leather dog collar is now complete! You can embellish it with decorative stitching ornaments or choose a brightly colored ribbon to tie it in place.
Your pet will look fashionable and stylish while keeping safe from harm – what more could you ask for?
Finishing the Rolled Leather Dog Collar
If you have followed the instructions up to this point, your leather dog collar is almost complete! The last step is to add the finishing touches: a buckle and a strap.
Here are instructions on how to do each:
Buckle for Rolled Leather Dog Collar
Cut a piece of leather about 1″ wide by 2.5″ long. Fold the leather in half, so the short end is closest to you, then fold it in half again. Score the folded edge of the leather with a Utility Knife, ensuring not to cut through the flesh.
Then, using a Round Buckle Tool or Leather Stripper, remove the metal Buckle Plates from the buckle. Place one plate on top of the folded leather and press down, so it adheres. Using your fingers, spread apart the folds of leather so that they are completely covered by the buckles.
Make sure there are no gaps between the plates and the folded leather. Now use a Hammer and Nail to secure the plates into place with 6-8 nails per plate (or screw them in with a screwdriver). Finally, use your Leather Conditioner to soften and stain the protruding parts of the buckle.
This is a how-to guide on making a rolled leather dog collar. Rolls of leather can be found at most fabric or leather stores, and the supplies are relatively inexpensive. The finished collar will fit most dogs and make a stylish addition to your pet’s attire.
To begin, you’ll need some rawhide or other tough hide. If you’re using rawhide, buy the thinnest possible sheet – about 1/8 inch thick is ideal. Cut the hide into small strips about 2 inches wide by 8 inches long. You’ll also need some hog-tanned leather, which can be found at most craft stores.
To prepare the leather, first, soak it in warm water for 30 minutes to soften it up. Then, roll each strip into a tight cylinder about 6 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. Make sure the cylinder is evenly shaped and rigid – if it’s not, you can use a blunt object to press it into shape before continuing.
Once the cylinders are formed, place them side by side on some parchment paper or a cloth napkin. Take your hog-tanned leather and wrap the cylinders around them like a bracelet. Be sure to overlap the edges of the leather by at least 1 inch and ensure the cylinder is tightly wrapped. You can now trim off any excess leather, and your rolled leather collar is ready to be installed on your dog.