Dog collars in progress

collars in progress
Long thread tails ready for their clean finishing on this small batch of dog collars made from upcycled ties and trousers

My first small batch of dog collars is just about ready, and I’m really enjoying how crisp and refined they’re looking (and feeling). I made some improvements to my original prototype, including making them thicker and more substantial, and doubling up on my topstitching thread for a more striking accent along the top.

One of the most time-consuming aspects of my design is cleaning up the threads from sewing on the buckle (shown above). Simply clipping off the thread ends looked fine at first, but when I tugged on the flaps the stitches started to come loose. We don’t want that! So instead, I carefully tied the threads off, and buried them into the fabric for a clean and durable finish.

This batch is primarily made from reclaimed silk ties and cotton trousers. If you’d like to get an email when they’re available in my shop, just fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch.