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DIY No Sew Dog Collar Sleeves

June 13th, 2014 |
Copy: Sarah Dickerson
Photography: Sarah Dickerson | Chic Sprinkles

Yes, I will be the first one to admit that my dog has more collars than I have shoes. That is 100% accurate. It’s a rough life for Coco Bean. BUT I think I have stumbled upon something that might be life changing for dog owners. Dog Collar Sleeves!

Okay, maybe it’s not life changing, but it is still pretty darn awesome. It’s a fast and easy way to change up your dog’s fashion. Feeling extra snazzy? Just slide a DIY sleeve onto you dog’s collar and BAM (Emeril style, of course) you have brand new look.

But Sarah, I can’t sew, help!

Not to worry my fellow sewing impaired friends. These sleeves don’t require any sewing and just a small sliver of your time. Well, unless you are making them for the whole neighbourhood, then it might take a tad longer. Either way, I promise you will love these interchangeable sleeves. With so many options available from fabric, to sequins, to trim and ribbon PLUS all of the collars you already own – the possibilities are endless!

Just follow the few quick steps below and prepare to be amazed. Enjoy, Pretty Fluffies!

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Materials

Your Choice of Fabric Remnants
Your Choice of Ribbon, Trim, or Sequins
Hot Glue & Glue Gun
Scissors
Dog Collar

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Dog Collar Sleeves Tutorial

1. Gather fabric scraps or remnants from your local fabric store. Use your dog’s collar to measure how much fabric you will need to wrap around it. If your collar have a buckle, be sure you leave enough room so that you don’t cover the buckle holes.

2. Wrap your fabric around the collar so that ends overlap one another. this part is very important, you don’t want to get any hot glue on your collar! Trim excess fabric. Place a thin line of hot glue between the two overlapping layers and press down gently to bond. Once your sleeve is glued it should look just like a sleeve/tube, and it should easily slide on and off of your collar.

3. Next is the fun part! If you want to add a bit of glam to your sleeve try adding your choice of ribbon or trim as a garnish. Just secure with a bit of hot glue and let set to dry. Have fun!

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AUTHOR: Sarah is a designer, photographer, health & animal advocate, wife, and devoted mom (humble servant) to her loving Shih Tzu, Coco Bean. To see more of her work, visit her website and blog, Chic Sprinkles.

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  • Liz September 26, 2014 at 5:11 pm
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