Reverse Engineering – Dog Collar

This was such an easy one to do. I used Scruffy’s collar as a guide. The triglide baffled me at first, til I played with it a bit more and understood the mechanics and function of it.

I used hardware salvaged from an old discarded collar, and made up the rest with Spotlight purchases.

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Scruffy’s collar is the one at the top. The collar I made is below it. I sewed together some strips of fabric, then sewed the long strip to the webbing.

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Here’s the fabric strip pinned to the webbing, ready to be sewn into place.

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Sewing in progress. This is only my 2nd time using my new sewing machine. Most of the stitches came out perfect, but there are a couple of places where the line veered off a little. Shhhh!!

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Ready to be assembled and sewn in place. The hardware used was salvaged, but I had to buy a new side-release clip (shown above separated far left and far right).

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All done!

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Scruffy wearing the collar. He woudn’t sit still long enough for a decent photo!

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Next time I think I’ll use black thread. Still, pretty chuffed with this.

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