Well it’s January first and we’re starting off with our first project, a slip collar! I’ve been thinking of making one for a while for one of our dogs so here it is. It’s made from 9oz vegetan which I’ve chosen to leave it’s natural colour since I love the way it changes as it ages. The collar is 3/4″ wide and uses two stirrup loops for the ends, I’ve opted to use a bleed knot at each end to hold it together rather than rivets as it’s a stronger (and more aesthetic) choice.
First: Cutting the 3/4″ strap from 9oz vegetan
Second: Putting the ends on and cutting to length
Next: Bevel the edges
Next: Punch the holes for the knots
Apply Carnuba Creme conditioner
Apply saddle soap to the edges and burnish
Put the loops on and weave the knots
Flip the collar and we’re done!