This summer I was celebrating Christmas in July as a Benartex Ambassador! And right now, I am happy to share my latest tutorial: a fancy collar for our adorable feline friends inspired by the nearest ‘WinterBerry’ fabric collection fabric collection 2023 by KANVAS STUDIO.
The vivid colors of bright green, beige, and red, adorned with a gentle glimmer of silver metal, were truly captivating. Christmas inspiration danced around me like snowflakes in the winter breeze as I started creating. I had several projects for virtual presentation but one was truly special for me. I made a collar with a fancy bow tie! With each snip and stitch, I poured my love for Christmas into this shirt collar accessorise. You could envision pets wearing such stylish collars during holiday gatherings, bringing smiles to the faces of their families and spreading joy wherever they went.
The overall process is sewing and quilting basics using stitching by hand or sewing machine if you prefer. The basic process is to measure your feline friend’s neck, enlarge the pattern to needed size, cut the fabric according to the material list with adding extra for enlarged pattern, work your bestie sewing machine or preferable hand stitching, and put everything together!
So let’s get started!
- 8 ½” x 3” 1 piece for a bow
- 2 ½” x 1 ½” 1 strip for middle of the bow
- 7 ½” x 11 ½” 1 piece for the top of the collar
- 5” x 12” 1 piece for the base of the collar
*the fabric measurements are given for one collar for a pet with 9 ¼” neck size with a ready bow size 4″ x 2 ⅛”; don’t forget to add fabric according to your sizes
- piecing thread (40 wt)
- BERNINA Feet#37 (or#1)
- quilting pins
- 5/8″ (15 mm) sew on snap
- quilting ruler, sharp scissors and rotary cutter
- pinking shears (optional)
- Best Press spray Scent Free for easy ironing (optional)
As a bonus you can FREE download tutorial in step-by-step pictures and pattern in PDF format here (click): Bow Tie Collar For Feline Friend
If any questions or help please don’t hesitate to text me on my Instagram