DIY leather collar
Making a leather dog collar has been on my list for a long time, and now I finally did.
The hardest part is without any doubt deciding on the technique/style. With our without stitches, one layer or multiple, buckles, hardware, with or without padding,… so many choices! Since my wrist is still recovering but the need to create is high, I decided on a very minimalistic approach and hardware.
For a collar like this you need:
– Decent quality leather. To save some money, craft websites or tanneries often offer cheaper leftovers that are perfect for smaller projects. The pieces might have some marks or blemishes, but I have had some great pieces so far.
– Hardware: belt buckle, D ring, rivets.
Note: I wouldn’t recommend a buckle like this for heavy use/pullers, or when you have to remove the collar often. I chose it purely for the look.
– Hole puncher.