Christmas Collar Covers

Dress up a dog or cat with quick collar covers (minimal sewing skills required!).

Christmas Collar Covers

What you will need:

Heavy cotton or muslin fabric

2-ply-fabric dog or cat collar

Gold metallic acrylic or fabric paints or fabric marker

Small paintbrush

Stencils, if desired

Step 1:

Cut fabric to measure 1 inch longer than length of collar from leash ring to outside edge of buckle and 2 times wider than collar plus 1-1/2 inches. Sew a 1/2-inch-wide hem along both short sides of fabric.

Step 2:

With the right sides together, fold fabric lengthwise. Stitch long edges together, using a 1/4-inch seam. Turn the collar right-side-out and press.

Step 3:

Using gold paint or a gold fabric marker, write dog’s name on collar, being careful to center it. Using a small stencil (you can create your own with heavy paper and a craft knife), paint designs on either side of name. Let dry. Slip cover onto collar.

PHOTO: © Joshua McHugh

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