like love buying new collars for the pups. In fact, I enjoy this so much that I buy one at least once a month. I am a collar junkie. The only downfall, the crazy price of collars and leashes! Sometimes I walk away having spent $24.00 on a pretty pair.
Then I remembered a post I saw on Think Crafts Blog. I could make a dog collar and a matching leash out of ribbon and nylon webbing!? Deal! So I headed to my local craft store and gathered my supplies, but by the time I got to the register I was at a whopping $17.00 (still cheaper than the store bought, but too much for me). Then it occurred to me, I could reuse old collar parts to skip buying all the new hardware!
I came home and measured my pups neck and added six inches to the measurement. I then cut the nylon webbing and the ribbon and burned the edges so that they didn’t fray.
Next, I evenly pinned the ribbon to the webbing.
The next step is sewing your ribbon to your webbing. This part is pretty simple and strait forward, but I had a hard time taking a picture…. so there is none.
As far as attaching the hardware goes, that part is very difficult to describe and I found that the other blogs had a hard time describing it as well. My recommendation, look at a collar that you already have and copy the construction. You can do it!
Another final tip: Use coupons to buy your webbing and ribbon. My final price on this leash/collar combo $6.00.