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Fabric Collar Strap Tutorial
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Collar Strap made using lightweight cotton fabric and iron-on interfacing.    

Cut lightweight cotton fabric and craft weight interfacing (Craft Bond or Craft Fuse by Pellon) according to the chart below.

1. Preheat iron to lowest steam setting.

2. Cut fabric to desired size according to chart below.

3. Cut interfacing to desired size according to chart below. (note for 3/8 and
.1/2" widths, a lighter weight interfacing may be necessary to keep strap.thin enough to fit through hardware slots)

4. Lay fabric on ironing board, wrong side up. Center interfacing, fusible
.side down, on fabric.

5. Trim narrow triangle from each corner of interfacing, approximately 1/16" x 3/4".
This will help the inside layers of fabric tuck neatly inside.

6. Fuse interfacing in place. Fold fabric ends over interfacing and press.

7. Fold fabric in half lengthwise, right side out, and press. Unfold fabric. Fold one side into center crease and press. Repeat with second side. Fold on
.center crease and press.

8. Stitch close to edge along both long edges.
 Strap is finished.

9. You can use the measurements in the chart below to make a classic dog collar. Link to basic collar tutorial. Link to the collar hardware offered on this site. 

Handmade Cotton Collar Strap Chart      
Collar size measurement in parenthesis coordinates with hardware size Fits Neck Sizes (approximately) Cut Fabric Cut Interfacing
       
Extra Small
(3/8 wide)
7 to 11 inches 19" x 1-1/2" 18" x 1-1/2"
Extra Small
(1/2 wide)
 7 to 11 inches 19" x 2"  18" x 2" 
Small
(5/8 wide)
10 to 15 inches  23 x 2-1/2" 22" x 2-1/2" 
Medium
(3/4 wide)
12 to 19 inches  27 x 3" 26" x 3" 
Large
(1" wide)
15 to 24 inches  33" x 4"  32 x 4"
Extra Large
(1" wide)
17 to 29 inches  37" x 4" 36 x 4" 
1.5 & 2" Collar add-on Instructions       
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Remember, collar safety is YOUR responsibility. Only you can determine the suitability of these collars for your pet and individual situation. Beautiful handmade collars are meant for light use, not to restrain strong powerful animals.