In this class you'll learn how to make a custom collar and leash from webbing and lined with ribbon of your choice to make them one of a kind.

This is a fun way to dress up your dog in something special and show off their individual personality.

You'll also come away with greater knowledge of materials and hardware to feel confident when making future collar/leash projects.


What You'll Learn

  • Basic measuring and cutting
  • Working with ribbon
  • Sewing on webbing
  • Assembling a collar
  • Assembling a leash
  • Uses and functions of all hardware pieces


This class is for anyone who already knows how to sew, or the confident beginner who knows how to use a sewing machine and basic sewing techniques.

If you're new to sewing or want a refresher to get you ready for this class, check out the Beginner Basics class or the in-depth Intro to Sewing Course.

Tools & Supplies

This is the hardware needed based on the width of the collar and leash that you want to make.

  • All-purpose thread
  • Sewing kit: pins, scissors, snips, seam ripper, thread, extra needles, fabric markers or chalk, etc. Find links to these common sewing kit items in the shop.
  • Sewing machine - Please review the tools & supplies list carefully for any machine hardware requirements or contact us with any questions.
5/8" Collar / Leash:
3/4" Collar / Leash:
1" Collar / Leash:



Schedule as a private class at a time that is best for you.

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2 hours
One, 2-hour session
On-Demand Group Classes

Discounts are available when you sign-up multiple people for on-demand classes so get friends or family members together too. Select the number of students above to see the discounted price per person.


About the Instructor

Vanessa has over 18 years of experience teaching adults and children. In addition to offering sewing classes and lessons she is an instructor in the Fashion Design Program at Austin Community College. Previously, Vanessa was an instructor at The Stitch Lab where she taught intro and specialty sewing classes, gave private lessons, hosted parties, and ran summer camps. Beyond sewing she has taught art, yoga and English to children as young as two through high school-aged kids. She has taught adults and kids of all ages and enjoys seeing how everyone applies their newfound sewing skills to express themselves.

Vanessa is a full-time designer and seamstress working with clients on a wide variety of custom, small-scale manufacturing and consulting projects that keep her current with the latest sewing trends and technologies. She is also a machine service technician and has expert knowledge on a wide range of sewing machines that she shares with students on how to properly use and maintain their sewing machine.


Private sewing lesson scheduled when you want.

Please complete the form below to request a private lesson and I'll get back to you with my availability and next steps. After coordinating details I will send you an invoice that can be paid online. You will also receive scheduling confirmations and automatic reminders. See all Terms & Conditions.


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Online Sewing Classes

Live, interactive sewing lessons over video chat to learn to sew from the comfort of your home.
Not sure if online lessons are right for you?

We've developed an online learning experience to make it as close as possible to being in person. I make the same project along with you so you can see actions from multiple camera perspectives as I guide you step by step. Learn more or contact me about setting up a demo.

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