I picked up some leather scraps from a local shoemaker, with the idea of using them for dog collars and leashes.
First step was to sort through all the scraps, picking out the biggest pieces, most colorful, etc, then sort and cut to size.
Next step was to pull out the sewing machine and get started.
I made three collars total and one leash. I have more leather to work with, but ended up getting a bit bored with the sewing.
Koira's new leather collar:
Pallo's new collar:
Both dogs together modeling their collars:
I didn't get a picture of the leash, but really liked how it turned out. The other collar I made ended up a little large for either of my dogs, but pretty cool looking. I have to decide if I want to alter it and keep it, or find someone who has a larger dog and needs a collar.
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