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Made Matching Collars for PB&J! :)

Smiley14
February 14th, 2009, 08:58 PM
Sorry, I promise I won't keep posting every time I make one, but I just can't resist. I'm proud of myself, LOL! If you knew me, you'd know that I am NOT creative or a sewer or anything of the sort. So this is a fun new first for me. :)

I had made that blue plaid one for Petey on Monday, so today I made blue flowered ones for the girls to match! I didn't use the same plaid ribbon as I wanted something a little more girly and they didn't have a matching pink plaid unfortunately. Not a huge fan of this ribbon, but it was the best I could find at JoAnn's to match the blue plaid. They turned out pretty good though I think! After JoAnn's, I found tons of great ribbon at Michael's, so got some more exciting and funky patterns to use as well. :)

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/MatchingBlueCollars009.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/MatchingBlueCollars030.jpg
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/MatchingBlueCollars021.jpg

hazelrunpack
February 14th, 2009, 09:12 PM
I love that pattern!! It's very elegant and I love the color. The girls look beautiful in them :lovestruck: You did a great stitching job on them, too! :thumbs up

I also love the look Jelly is giving Petey in that third pic! :laughing:

14+kitties
February 14th, 2009, 10:41 PM
Very very neat collars!! They look beautiful (and handsome)! :cloud9:

onster
February 14th, 2009, 10:45 PM
That is some good work smilie!! lol so when you gonna start your business?? Onnie looks dashing in red :D lol

babymomma
February 14th, 2009, 10:45 PM
Great Job!!

I am planning on making a few for keely and kacee.

So i have a question, and i might be a dumb one.

But what kind of ribbon do you use? Is it like a roll of ribbon or something?

Like the below picture. Or is it a more cmplicated type of ribbon that somebody like myself has never come in contact with, as i have never set foot inside of a fabric store:o


BTW- Tell me if you would like me to remove the picture, as i feel like i am Thread jacking:o sorry..

Oh and, As kacee has a super sensitive neck, do you put the ribbon on both sides of the nylon?

babymomma
February 14th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Oy, Just noticed, the above ribbon would look fabulous on kacee.

Dracko
February 14th, 2009, 11:04 PM
OMG! I love the last picture of the 3 of them. They have all bonded so well and easily. So cute.

Love the collars and don't ever apologize for posting pictures of them. We want to see each and ever one of them modeled on the doggies. :thumbs up

Smiley14
February 14th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Oh, that ribbon would make a fabulous collar! :)

Here are my supplies so far. :) I ordered a nice little stockpile of various sizes and colors of collar hardware (buckle, slider, D-Ring) and nylon webbing. I got them from this site. (http://www.cdwplus.com/index.html) I should be all set for a while, LOL!
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Collarsupplies001.jpg

And then I just bought regular ribbon on rolls, from 5/8, 7/8, and 1 inch sizes. These are the ones I got so far. :)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Collarsupplies003.jpg

Closer up--you can see the two blues I used to make these collars. :)
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Collarsupplies004.jpg

And then these are the ones I'm going to make next for their Easter collars! :) The girls in the pink and yellow plaid and Petey in yellow. :) I then also got several colors of extra strength thread. I found that if the thread matches the ribbon, the crooked stitches aren't as noticeable. :laughing: Once I get better at this, it will be fun to use contrasting thread as well.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Collarsupplies005.jpg

As you can see, I have tons of the blue plaid and blue flowered ribbon I used on these collars left over. That's the downside of buying the ribbon on a roll. You can buy some ribbons by the yard too and that might be cheaper. Although, I got these ribbons on sale for .99 cents each, so a great price! :)

Smiley14
February 14th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Oh sorry, for the back, I just have it the nylon. You could sew ribbon on both sides if you wanted to though I suppose! Depending on how big you make the adjustable portion, some of the ribbon does overlap onto the back. I tried to get pics of it for you. Ignore how ugly the back of my collar is, LOL!

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Collarsupplies009.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff58/smileysteph14/Collarsupplies006.jpg

Smiley14
February 14th, 2009, 11:19 PM
OMG! I love the last picture of the 3 of them. They have all bonded so well and easily. So cute.

Love the collars and don't ever apologize for posting pictures of them. We want to see each and ever one of them modeled on the doggies. :thumbs up

Oh, thank you! I am so lucky how easily they all three bonded! Phew! :) I think Jelly was meant to be! :cloud9:

angeldogs
February 14th, 2009, 11:20 PM
You did a great job on the collars.looks like your all stocked up for a long while.
Nice pics.I like the one with the 3 og them together.

babymomma
February 14th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Oh thank you for the informative posts!:thumbs up

You are doing a great job! Absolutely stunning ribbons you have! I am a fan of the girlie colors:o

They really do look amazing. I keep coming back to look at them:o


I hope you dont mind me asking so many question:o


I just hope since kacee is a strictly outdoor dog that is chained up all the time, that the ones i make her are strong enough to hold her:eek: I will have to test them on a walk a few times before leavin gher unatended with one on I guess.

Oh,just thought of something. What a lovely contribution some homemade collars would be to the spca! :D

allymack
February 15th, 2009, 08:52 AM
do you start out with a premade collar? or do you make the whole thing?

they are really nice, if its not too complicated, i think i might look in to making one for enzo.

and what great little models you have :cloud9::lovestruck:

babymomma
February 15th, 2009, 11:00 AM
do you start out with a premade collar? or do you make the whole thing?

they are really nice, if its not too complicated, i think i might look in to making one for enzo.

and what great little models you have :cloud9::lovestruck:

You make the whole thing. The base collar is made frm the nylon webbing. And you can buy tthe Buckles, sliders and D rings in stores. :thumbs up

In the original collar thread, Smiley14 gives limks to the instructions for making the collars.
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=60602

Smiley14
February 15th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Oh thank you for the informative posts!:thumbs up

You are doing a great job! Absolutely stunning ribbons you have! I am a fan of the girlie colors:o

They really do look amazing. I keep coming back to look at them:o


I hope you dont mind me asking so many question:o


I just hope since kacee is a strictly outdoor dog that is chained up all the time, that the ones i make her are strong enough to hold her:eek: I will have to test them on a walk a few times before leavin gher unatended with one on I guess.

Oh,just thought of something. What a lovely contribution some homemade collars would be to the spca! :D

Oh no problem! It's all new to me too, so I'm having so much fun! :) I hope you're able to give it a try too!!!

Hmm, that's a good question about Kacee! A ribbon collar probably wouldn't last very long outside 24/7. I keep my collars on my guys at all times, but they are indoors most of the time of course. I have a doggie door and the go in and out all day long so our collars get dirty and wet and faded in the sun still, LOL. They are washable by hand, but definitely not as durable because of the ribbon. When I was at JoAnn Fabrics, they did have some nylon webbing with colored stripes on them. Maybe you could find a nice nylon and leave the ribbon off for Kacee?

Oh, thanks for answering Allymack's question by the way!!! :) I was going to see if you needed the directions, but you're on top of it! :) Cool!

ancientgirl
February 15th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Oh wow those are so cute!!!!! I just love the polka-dot ones! They all look so cute! You're doing such a wonderful job with these.

My favorite picture is the last one of the three of them.

growler~GateKeeper
February 15th, 2009, 08:06 PM
The matching collars look great :highfive:

:D Pretty soon you'll hafta ask PB&J which one they want to wear for the day :D

:eek: do most of the collars match their outfits, you know it just wouldn't do to be clashing ;) :D

:lightbulb: we need a doggie fashion show with collars and outfits :thumbs up

jiorji
February 15th, 2009, 08:58 PM
those are so cool!

you could totally sell them ;)

Smiley14
February 15th, 2009, 09:32 PM
The matching collars look great :highfive:

:D Pretty soon you'll hafta ask PB&J which one they want to wear for the day :D

:eek: do most of the collars match their outfits, you know it just wouldn't do to be clashing ;) :D

:lightbulb: we need a doggie fashion show with collars and outfits :thumbs up

I'm ashamed to admit, I have a collar obsession. They all have to match and I love to rotate them frequently. :o And yes, they even match their outfits to a degree. They each have a basket full of their own collars. :o :o :o The last thing they need is for me to make them more, LOL, but I just can't help it! I LOVE collars! At least this way, it's now a much cheaper obsession since these cost around $4 to make.

So yep, I could post a doggie fashion show of pics of matching collars and outfits if you really want me to, LOL!

growler~GateKeeper
February 15th, 2009, 09:48 PM
So yep, I could post a doggie fashion show of pics of matching collars and outfits if you really want me to, LOL!

:highfive: absolutely :cloud9:

Dog Dancer
February 15th, 2009, 09:59 PM
They're great and look wonderful on the doggies. I love the last pic also. Too cute. You should be proud of yourself.