Glow in the Dark Pet Collar.
Glow up your pet by making your own Glow in the Dark Pet Collar! Walking in the dark with our fur babies (our pets) or letting them out to roam at night can be risky because they can’t be seen. Keep them safe! Light these fur babies up with a Glow in the Dark Pet Collar you can make yourself! Easy step by step instructions with pictures to guide you along while you create your pet’s own Glow in the Dark Pet Collar.
Skill level: easy
Material list for the Glow in the Dark Pet Collar.
Nylon Webbing Webbing
(cotton can be used as well)
Glow in the Dark Iron On Tape Glow in the Dark Tape
Buckle and Adjuster
Welded D ring D Ring
This collar can be very sturdy by using an upholstery thread then sewing the seams multiple times and using a heavy plastic buckle and D ring. Also you can make the collar all cotton by purchasing cotton webbing and thread.
To make the Glow In the Dark Pet Collar follow these simple steps.
1. Measure pet’s neck circumference.
First measure around your pet’s neck loosely. Then take this number and multiply it by 1.5. This is the length you will need of the webbing and Glow in the Dark Iron on Tape. For example, my dog’s neck measured 11 inches Times 1.5 Gives me the length 16.5 inches
2. Measure webbing and Glow in the Dark Iron on Tape.
Lay the webbing flat next to the measuring tape and mark your measurement. Next lay the glow in the dark tape along side the measuring tape and mark your measurement.
3. Cut the webbing and Glow in the Dark Iron on Tape.
Use scissors to cut straight across the webbing at the marked measurement. Then do the same with the Glow in the Dark Iron on Tape.
4. Melt the ends of the webbing.
Take a lighter and gently melt the end of the webbing to prevent the end from fraying or unraveling. Light the lighter or candle then gently wave the end of the webbing through the flame. Be careful not to burn the webbing or your fingers!
5. Attach the Glow in the Dark Iron on Tape.
Heat Iron to the recommended temperature per your Glow in the Dark Iron on Tape. Lay the webbing flat on an ironing board. Next line up the Glow in the Dark Iron on Tape at the beginning of one end of the webbing. Center the Glow in the Dark Tape on the webbing. Place iron on the end of webbing with the tape placed on top. Next move the iron towards the long end of webbing while you continue to place the tape along the center of webbing. Use gentle pressure while ironing. Check to make sure the tape is attaching but do not burn your fingers as the tape gets hot.
6. Attach the adjuster part to collar.
Thread the adjuster piece onto the webbing with the grips of the adjuster piece on the glow in the dark side.
Rotate collar so that the webbing side is facing up.
Stitch along the edge a half inch in from the raw edge. Use a straight stitch to sew back and forth, 4 or 5 times to secure this in place.
My sewing machine is a work horse and sews right through this collar, but if your machine struggles, spin your wheel by hand to bring the needle down through the material for the first row to put holes into the collar. Or just run your machine at a slow speed, letting the needle work through the material while not bending the needle with too much pressure.
7. Attach the male piece of the buckle.
With the webbing facing up, thread the male end of the buckle through pulling it to the middle of the collar. Then thread the end through the buckle adjuster piece.
The collar should make a circle. Next pull the loose end of the webbing so the male end and the adjuster piece are a few inches apart.
8. Thread the D ring onto collar.
The flat side of the D ring should be on the webbing side and the curved side of the D ring should be on the Glow Tape side.
9. Attach the female side of the buckle.
Thread the female side of the buckle onto the collar with the female side towards the glow tape.
Loop the free end of the collar around to the far end of the D ring. This should cause the webbing to be together. Next thread the loose end under the D ring (or back inside the D ring) and back towards the female buckle. Look closely at these pictures.
Make sure your collar looks like the one in the pictures above and below. Now pinch together and make sure there is enough room for the sewing machine foot to fit between.
10. Sew the female end down.
Due to the thickness of all the layers, this is the hardest piece to sew. Place the pinched collar under the sewing machine foot. Then use a zigzag stitch if available because it is a stronger stitch, if not use a straight stitch. Stitch back and forth, 4 times. Again if the needle doesn’t pass through the material easily, go slow or move the needle by hand. Take your time and don’t rush this step. This will secure both the D ring and female buckle into place.
11. Trim all the loose threads and buckle your collar!
Move the adjuster piece to make the collar larger or smaller to fit your dog!
Enjoy your Glow in the Dark Pet Collar!!
Hi, I’m Jules!
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I love to DIY, make things by hand and be creative. My goal is to help others learn new things without getting frustrated. Join me in my DIY adventures with simple, complete instructions, and read More about me here.