Free Pattern :: Pearly Queen Dog Collar made with Buttons

  Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl.  --  Tahar Ben Jelloun    

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl.  --  Tahar Ben Jelloun

 

 Toony joined our family 4 years ago when we adopted her from the local Humane Society.  She is quite a character and brings us endless joy.   As she is no ordinary pooch, she deserves a collar befitting her ladyship.  Inspired by the history of the Pearly
Kings and Queens of London, I made her this pearly collar using buttons from my stash.  It makes a great gift for the canine lover on your gift list.

You will need:

  • dog collar with plastic clip, not buckle, and sized for your pooch
  • assorted pearl buttons
  • Nymo or other beading thread
  • sewing needle (sharp or milliners)
  • matches or lighter
  • scissors

Let's create!

1.     Fit the collar to your dog, adjusting the nylon strap as necessary. 

2.     Cut an arm's length of Nymo and thread your needle.  Tie a knot at the end. Use a match to melt back the tail of the knot.
        This will secure the knot and prevent it from coming undone.

3.     Stitch the buttons along the collar.  As I used a narrow collar made for small dogs, I stitched a single row of dress shirt
        buttons. If you have a Great Dane, your collar's width will be wider and will require 2-3 lines of pearl buttons to cover it.

4.     When you have finished sewing the buttons in place, tie a knot on the back of the collar.  Clip the thread and use a match to  melt back the knot's tail.