Sewing a Halloween Dog Collar

Categories: Costume, Halloween

Do you like to dress up your pet for Halloween? Perhaps your dog is just not up to an entire costume. Here is clever Halloween tie that slides onto their existing collar. Rylee seems to like hers just fine.

What you need to make this project

oly*fun™ Jelly, Orange Crush, Jet Black & Snow White
Optional - spider applique ( button/fabric marker or embroidery thread and needle)
Basic Sewing Supplies; Sewing machine, Iron, Pressing cloth, Needle & Thread etc.

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  • Dog Collars with oly-fun

Step One

Cut the following pieces from oly*fun™

Cut two tie sections using the pattern provided and your choice of oly*fun’s great colors choices. Using your copy machine, increase or decrease the size of the pattern depending on your dog. The pattern provided was used for Rylee whom I consider a medium sized dog. Rylee is a Beagle/Husky mix and a real sweetheart. Our larger dog named Izzy is a labrador mix (also a sweetheart) and I consider her a large dog so I increased the pattern by 115%.

Cut one rectangle of oly*fun for the collar slide using color of your choice. To determine size: measure your dogs collar at it’s widest point (usually at the main buckle) Add one inch to this measurement. This will be the width of the strip to be cut. Cut the strip anywhere from 11″ to 15″ in length depending on how large your dog happens to be. I cut Rylee’s collar 13″ long as I consider her a medium sized dog and Izzy’s was 15″ long as she is a large dog. (Note: the collar slide is not meant to cover the entire dog collar.)

Cut four collars using the pattern provided and your choice of oly*fun color choices. Using your copy  machine,increase or decrease the size of the pattern depending on your dog. The pattern provided was used for Rylee whom I consider a medium sized dog.  Cut two 1/2″ wide strips to be used as accents on the tie.

Step Two

Instructions for Dog Collar Tie:

When pressing oly*fun:  Set your iron to the silk setting and always use a pressing cloth. Never touch a hot iron directly to oly*fun™. Both sides of oly*fun™ may be considered the right side of the fabric, the choice really is yours to make, however be consistent for a more finished look. All seams are 1/4″ unless otherwise noted.


Step Three

With right sides together stitch two collar sections together. Turn right side out. Repeat to create two collars.

Step Four

Sew two rows of top stitching following the outside edges of the collars and using orange thread.

Step Five

Sew 1/2″ strips to the front of one of the tie pieces. Refer to the project photo for placement.

Step Six

With right sides together stitch the tie sections together, turn right side out and press carefully.

Step Seven

Top stitch around inside edge of the tie, stitching through all layers of fabric.

Step Eight

Turn under each of the short ends of the collar slide 1″ and top stitch.

Step Nine

Layer the collars and tie onto the collar slide right sides together and stitch using a 1/2″ seam.

Step Ten

Turn under 1/2″ on the opposite side of the collar slide and pin it over the seam. Top stitch close to the fold.