You know I love thinking up new ways to use the fabric that I design and print from my nature photographs. My newest favorite thing to make with my fabric — cat and dog collars! On the runway (okay, on the bed) … presenting our model, Lars!
For cat collars I use breakaway safety hardware, because we all know that mischievous cats need collars that will come apart to release kitty if he or she gets snagged on something.
Dog collars have different hardware — you can’t use the breakaway latches because they would come apart when you’ve got your dog on a leash. For the dog collars, I sew in a “D” ring very securely, to attach the collar to the leash.
I make the collars from fabric that I’ve designed and either printed myself or had printed for me by Spoonflower or DPI-SF. The fabric is sturdy cotton, and it’s waterfast — so you can hand wash the collars in cold water or spot clean. I use interfacing for strength and protect the collars with Quiltgard (a product that’s not available anymore, it’s like Scotch Guard) to resist dirt.
The collars are easily adjustable using the slide (in the picture above the slide is brass-plated), and the cat collars also have brass-plated bells.
I can make a collar for your pet out of any of my fabric designs. If you’re interested, just email me at HeidiRand@gmail.com Click here to see some of my fabric designs. I can also make a custom collar using your photographs or images.