Bow ties sure are trendy right now. And Lucy is one dog that makes sure to keep up with the trends, especially around Valentine’s Day. Last year she donned a heart sweater that I think may be even more in style this year than it was last year. If you want your dog to be trendy keep on reading for this easy bow tie collar tutorial.
how to make a bow-tie collar:
First things first, cut out your fabric pieces. These sizes are all guidelines. You can cut pieces bigger and have a bigger bow or a wider collar. It’s up to you!
Fold and press the fabric into the thirds so the edges are in the back on all three pieces.
Fold the bow and the “tie” piece in half with the right sides together and sew the edges together. Trim your threads and flip right side out. A re-press may be in order as well.
Accordian-fold the bow piece and slip it through the tie piece. Boom! Bow tie.
If you just wanted to make the bow tie part, you’re done! Fluff up and straighten out and enjoy that bow tie. Keep going if you want to make the rest of the collar and see Lucy’s mad modeling skills in her new favorite accessory.
Press the ends under on the collar piece. I also cut the corners off to keep things looking nice and neat. Sew the velcro on the wrong side on one end and the right side on the other end. It’s helpful to finish one end then wrap the piece around your pup’s neck to make sure you get just the right length before finishing the other end. Make sure to leave room for the velcro to overlap on itself!
Slide the collar piece through the tie piece and make your dog instantly trendy!
Lucy is very aware when she is getting her picture taken. She refused to look at me at first.
Then I bribed her with a treat, hence the “shake.”
Enjoy your new bow ties for yourself or your pup!