DIY: Dapper Pet Collar

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With both my cats dressed to impress, I am regularly asked where I bought their dapper dress shirt looking collars.  The secret is that I made them in one minute for less than a dollar!!  These collars are great to make for a costume, special occasion, or just to wear for the heck of it!

All you need is a baby dress shirt (or larger depending on the size of your pet).  I found this one at a yard sale for a quarter…thrift stores are also a great place to find a shirt for cheap.   This one is a 6-12 month size, which fits my cats perfectly.  Although this shirt has buttons, I find it best to use a shirt with snaps because it is easier to take on and off my pets.
You will also need scissors…that’s it!  No sewing needed!
DIY: Dapper Pet Collar
Fold the collar of the shirt up
DIY: Dapper Pet Collar
Cut just under the seam that is below the top button/snap where the collar is sewn to the rest of the shirt.
DIY: Dapper Pet Collar

DIY: Dapper Pet Collar
Cut all the way around the collar until it is completely removed

DIY: Dapper Pet Collar
DIY: Dapper Pet Collar

*please recycle the rest of the shirt however you wish:  garage rags, sewing project…

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DIY: Dapper Pet Collar