Your dog is most likely your best friend. (How could they not be?) So we have created this amazing leather dog collar and leash for our four-legged good-boys. Leather is a great choice for a dog collar because it typically lasts longer. Plus it provides a rustic, weathered look (which you can customize) that really pops when you and your buddy are out for a walk.
When you get home from walking your dog, you can always reward them with a homemade dog treat!
Bow-Wow Your Furry Friend!
Our leather dog collar and leash are super simple to make! All you have to do is gather the tools and materials, then download or follow the instructions below. We will help you craft with confidence so you can give your doggo a collar and leash they deserve!
If you like this leather dog collar and leash project, make sure to check out some of our other crafts for dogs! You can craft a cute dog bandana, a bone-shaped dish mat, and a fun dog toy. We also have a dog bed that’s perfect for dogs that like to burrow.
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- Rotary Blade
- Leather Punch
- Cutting Mat
- Paint Brush
- 2.5mm Leather (Find at your local leather supply store)
- D-ring — 3/4″
- Bolt Snap — 3/4”
- Tongue Buckle — 3/4”
- 8mm Rivets
- Masking Tape
- Acrylic Paint in Summer Linen and Wild Salmon
- Matte Acrylic Finisher
How to Make a Leather Dog Collar & Leash
- If you haven’t already, become a Lia Griffith Annual Member. This gives you access to thousands of SVG downloads!
- Gather tools and materials.
- Cut the leather according to pattern notes using a rotary cutter.
- Punch holes in the leash and collar using a leather punch, follow the pattern notes for placement.
- Place the buckle and D-ring on the collar as shown in the pattern, fold the leather over and line up the holes, place the rivets in holes.
- Use the mallet to hammer the rivet caps into place.
- Place the bolt snap on the leash as shown in the pattern, fold the leather over and line up the holes, place the rivets in the holes.
- Fold the leather over for the handle and line up the holes, then place the rivets.
- Use masking tape to create a pattern where you would like to paint.
- Apply the paint and allow it to dry, then remove the masking tape.
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Beautiful leash set. Thanks for the tutorial!
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FYI this is not how a center bar buckle works. Leather should be connected to the middle piece of the buckle. You create an oblong hole so that the prong can swivel back and forth.
Thank you for the tip! We are beginners when it comes to leather working over here. 🙂
Nylon is the most common material that dog leashes are made of. They come in a large variety of colors, styles, lengths, and sizes. Nylon leashes are generally better for puppies as they can cause leash burn if you have a dog that can suddenly pull the leash from your hand.
Thanks for that tip!
Is dog leash better than small dogs? Someone said that little breeds dog do not need the leash. Because it bears easily and maintains easy. Do you think small dogs need a leash?
I can’t really say since I’m not a dog expert. Also, here in Portland we have leash laws– dogs must be kept on leashes in public places unless specified as off-leash).