Hallmark designer Leslie S. can do it all. She makes fresh smoothies, creates cute plush creations and loves on her fur babies like a boss. Knowing that there are a lot of fur baby lovers around Hallmark, she asked some to join her for a few hours in a pet collar embroidery workshop. Read on to see what they came up with!
I love my dog, Izzie. That big, beautiful lug of a bullmastiff brightens my world daily, and I strive to do the same for her. Recently, I set out to surprise my girl with a new, comfy, washable, sustainable and unique collar with style perfectly suited for her. It sounds like a tall order, but it was totally doable.
I started by sewing some black canvas into a sleeve for an adjustable leather collar. Then came the fun part. I grabbed my overflowing box of embroidery floss and selected a suitable, fresh color palette. The toughest decision was determining what to stitch. Ultimately, I embroidered several colorful rows of straight running stitches—sweet and simple.
Izzie seems to approve, and she rocks it well!
Because the sleeve is removable (which comes in handy for washing), I thought it’d be fun to make more sleeves and be able to switch it up every now and then. So I asked some friends with fur kids to join me in making collars for their dogs and cats.
From bold stripes to lovely florals to hand-stitched names—the finished assortment of handmade collars was pretty awesome.
A couple of the designs went beyond great aesthetic style. Allyson L. emblazed Kirby’s collar with lightening bolts to boost his moxie during thunderstorms. And Susan C. went a little rogue for a good cause—she created an “ADOPT ME” pennant for adoptable pups to wear when meeting their potential forever families.
Most importantly, each collar is embroidered with love and is as one-of-a-kind as the beast wearing it.