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Old 10-05-2011, 06:19 PM
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Default Making your own collars.

I was just wondering, for those of you who make your own collars, how much work is involved and (more importantly) how difficult is it?

I would like to start making Frodo fabric collars so that instead of saying "OMG WANT!" all the time, I could just....make them.

Can you hand stitch collars, as opposed to using a machine?
Where did you start learning how?
What equipment do you use?
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:43 PM
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I'm curious about this as well. I want to get a sewing machine and not sure what to look for in the appropriate sewing machine and if there are tips on how to actually make collars. I'd like to be able to make martingales as well.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:48 PM
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Also in the interested group. i wonder if our 1000 year old sewing machine could handle making a dog collar...Heck I wonder if it works. I'd love to make some for my sister.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:51 PM
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Elizabeth wants to have a dog collar sewing party... but that involves being domestic. I keep saying yes but never actually setting up a day/time.

If you want to, we could. She has a sewing machine!
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:54 PM
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I've made two collars for Suzie, and they turned out okay.

I found all of the metal things in my moms sewing area, and after stalking pictures of collars decided the Mar tingle was the easiest. I used a sewing machine, and I guess I've just always known how to sew, my mom taught me at an early age. I think you could do it by hand as well, it might take forever though.

And I just used some cloth I found. Its not the prettiest, but it felt sturdy enough. I basically just winged it. Its a little big, but when the mar tangle is pulled it gets tight enough, so she won't slip out unless you aren't pulling the little loopy thingy.

Okay, I'm gonna stop rambling and hopefully Cynthia will say something. She makes collars
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:03 PM
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I buy all my metal bits, plastic and nylon from here: cdwplus. You can buy all that stuff at sewing stores but the ones I get from that site are much better quality AND they're cheaper, even with shipping.

If you guys want I can make a tutorial and send it out - or someone with a blog can put it up. Would that work? Then I can put a little more thought into it and I can take purty pics and what not.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:21 PM
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Megan, I would definitely be game as long as it is pre-baby

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I buy all my metal bits, plastic and nylon from here: cdwplus. You can buy all that stuff at sewing stores but the ones I get from that site are much better quality AND they're cheaper, even with shipping.

If you guys want I can make a tutorial and send it out - or someone with a blog can put it up. Would that work? Then I can put a little more thought into it and I can take purty pics and what not.
YES! Tutorial PLZ!
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I second the tutorial idea
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:38 PM
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I'll see what I can come up with! It'll probably be a couple days though, I have a huge certification test on Saturday that I'm woefully under-prepared for. I'll probably have to start after that.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:57 PM
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I know you can go on etsy and buy instructions and supplies to make your own collar. They seem relatively easy to make (from what I've read - and if I made my mum do the sewing).
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