DIY Collar Bows and Bow Ties for Dogs

Bring out the dapper side of your pup with these custom bows or bow ties for dogs! It’s a perfect DIY gift for all dog lovers in your life.



  • Polar fleece fabric
  • Thread
  • Hair rubber band
  • Dog collar
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle



Step 1: Cut fleece into the following sizes…

  • Large bow:  5.5″ x 14″ piece, 2″ x 4″ piece, 1″ x 1″ piece
  • Medium bow: 4.5″ x 11″, 1.5″ x 3″ piece, 1″ x 1″ piece
  • Small bow: 3.5″ x 8″, 1″ x 3″ piece, 1″ x 1″ piece

Step 2: Fold the large piece in half and sew the ends together.  


Step 3: Invert the fabric so the stitches are inside, and then pinch the center to form a bow. Sew the bow by running the thread vertically through the pinched section multiple times. 

Step 4: Wrap the other rectangle around the center of the bow and sew together in the back. Trim any extra fabric.

Step 5: Fold the hair elastic in half and sew together. Then sew it to the center of the small 1″ x 1″ square. 


Step 6: Secure the square to the back of the bow. 


Step 7: Slide the bow onto the dog collar. Adjust it to the side or top for female dogs, and under the chin for the gentleman dogs. 


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