Then came the five-scallop design (the red version).
You can always reduce or enlarge this pattern on a photocopier to fit your posh pooch's neck. I also have suggested an alternate spot on the pattern to place on the fold line for a shorter collar slipcover for a smaller neck.
3. Sew in a buttonhole where your leash loop exists (on the end or in the middle of the collar). Note that I whipped on an additional piece of fabric on the underside to give extra stability to the buttonhole. I discussed the need for a buttonhole for the collar's leash loop here.
4. I also sewed two simple running stitches before cutting the buttonhole apart so that my stitches would have something of a guide that would help my stitches be more uniform.
5. The final step is to thread the collar into the slipcover and run a loose gathering thread on either side of the collar. Give the collar lots of room to wiggle around (so it is easy to take the slipcover on and off.)
I'd suggest you save the pattern to your computer's photo file, then print it out to fit on an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper. Enlarge or reduce it on a photocopier to fit your particular pet's neck size.
This pattern is for your personal use. Please do not reproduce or reprint the pattern without my permission. If you make these pet collar slipcovers for a fund-raiser, please be sure to donate some of the proceeds to the pet Rescue organization of your choice!
Send me a photo of whatever you make from these various pet collar slipcovers I have designed. I'd love to see your interpretation and creativity!
Also, share a photo of your handmade pet clothing and accessories on my Flickr group here.